Description: Nokia 2
The Nokia 2 is a budget Android smartphone, developed in Espoo, Finland by HMD Global. Announced 31 October 2017, Nokia 2 features a 4100 mAh battery claiming a two-day battery life. It retails at a recommended price of €99.
The Nokia 2 has just been announced and it’s set to slot in at the bottom of the new HMD Global-built Nokia range, but with a surprisingly big battery it could have more going for it than just a low price.
The Nokia 2 has a 4,100mAh juice pack, which is bigger than the batteries in most phones at any price. The massive Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for example has just a 3,300mAh one, and HMD Global claims the Nokia 2’s battery will allow for up to two days of life on a single charge.
It remains to be seen whether that will be true or not, but the otherwise modest specs of the Nokia 2 should help, as it has just a 5.0-inch 720 x 1280 screen, a 1.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 212 chipset, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing one, 8GB of storage and a microSD card slot.
The power does concern us though. Performance of the more powerful Nokia 3 didn’t exactly impress, and with less RAM and an entry-level chipset in the Nokia 2 we wonder how well it will perform on screen.
Priced to move
That’s the trade-off when it comes to entry-level devices, but with a global average price of €99 (around $115, £85, AU$150) it is at least priced accordingly.
And there are some notable points beyond the battery life. It’s clad in aluminum for one, giving it a potentially higher-end look than some budget phones, and it runs a stock version of Android Nougat, with Android Oreo confirmed to be arriving on the Nokia 2 at a later date.
The exact release date is yet to be revealed, but apparently it will land in the UK in 2018.
- The Nokia 9 could also be coming soon
Nokia 2 Specifications:
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Status||Available. Released 2017, November|
|BODY||Dimensions||143.5 x 71.3 x 9.3 mm (5.65 x 2.81 x 0.37 in)|
|Weight||161 g (5.68 oz)|
|Build||Aluminum frame, plastic back|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~67.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~294 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8909v2 Snapdragon 212|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||8 GB, 1 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||8 MP, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.1, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Radio||FM radio with RDS|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 1340 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 19 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 139 h|
|MISC||Colors||Pewter/Black, Pewter/White, Copper/Black|
|Price||About 120 EUR|