Nokia 2 Review: To Buy or Not to Buy?

Guys, say hello to Nokia 2, the latest handset from HMD Global’s series of Nokia-branded Android smartphones designed to do one thing – bring a decent smartphone experience at a lower cost.

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It is an Android device running on the latest version of the operating system in its purest form, has an aluminium frame, a Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection and promise for software updates for up to 2 years while still retailing for just ₦32,000.

The biggest and perhaps most impressive specs of the Nokia 2 is its 4100mAh battery which should last up to a full day or two of usage.

This smartphone comes with a 5.0-Inch display, 1GB RAM & 8GB ROM.

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Design and screen

The Nokia 2 looks like a phone that’s far more expensive than it should be. It comes compact with a 5-inch display, placing it on the lower rung in the series of Nokia Android smartphones.

It uses a LTPS IPS LCD display technology which is power-efficient and offers wide viewing angles. The phone has an HD (720 * 1280) pixel resolution and 294 PPI pixel.

There’s no fingerprint scanner but it’s also got the buttons in the right place for locking and unlocking easily.

The rear cover can be removed, giving access to the dedicated dual SIM slots and microSD expansion slot.

Nokia 2 has large bezels on all sides, and while this may be good for grip, screen real estate is limited as the large bottom bezels are unoccupied and on-screen buttons are used for navigation.

Consolation is present in the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection at the front, which is a nice addition for an entry-level smartphone.

The headphone jack is present and correct, and it’s still using microUSB, rather than USB-C at the bottom for connections.

Due to its large battery capacity, the Nokia 2 is quite thick at 9.3 millimetres and it’s expected to be a tad heavier than similar budget devices.

Camera and battery

The Nokia 2 has a 8MP camera with LED flash at the rear. It has autofocus and automatic scene detection.

The phone also has a 5MP camera at the front which delivers decent selfies.

The Nokia 2 battery life can last two days without a charge.


Nokia did a lot with their Nokia 2 phone. It’s hard not to be a little impressed with all HMD did with the Nokia 2, as listed below:

  • A Nokia 2 phone is affordable. In Nigeria, the Nokia 2 smartphone is already available and can be purchased from offline and online retail stores across the country for around N32,000.
  • The Nokia 2 has a pretty remarkable display that is bright, contrasty and sharp for the money. It’s got a great build, and excellent battery life.
  • It has a removable back, dedicated microSD slot.
  • Vanilla Android experience, promised Oreo update with Android Go optimizations.

However, Nokia 2 Cons:

  • Slow processor, very little RAM and storage, sluggish performance
  • Slow charging

Or what do you think?

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