Nokia 2 has just been launched a month ago in India in October 2017, with it brings a promise. In India, affordability and value for money is king, and the Nokia 2 is a promise of exactly that. With a pricing of Rs 6,999, there’s a lot on offer with the Nokia 2.
The Nokia 2 features a 5-inch 720p HD display and is powered by a Qualcomm’s youngest processor i.e. the Snapdragon 212 SoC, paired with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB internal storage, which can be further expanded using a microSD card. On the camera front, the Nokia 2 is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. On the software front, the smartphone runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. HMD Global promises, that the OS will soon be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, but there is no word on the timeline yet. The smartphone highlights it’s much-hyped ‘2-day battery life’. Instead of making a relatively thick handset, HMD Global managed to squeeze in a 4,100 mAh battery in a compact chassis.
Design & Build Quality
The one thing Nokia 2 has going for itself is its design and build quality, which is why I kept it for the last. It looks quite chic with a metal frame made out of series 6000 aluminum and a polycarbonate back.
The Nokia 2 starts off with a promising premise but is largely an unremarkable device. The promise of a two-day battery life is appealing, but competitors like Xiaomi have just launched their ultra-affordable Redmi 5A promising better specs and at a cheaper entry point. It largely remains to be seen of how much of brand recall value is left with Nokia or if this phone is pushing too far.