The cult handset maker, Nokia made a comeback with its trio of Android handsets recently. Nokia 2 is the upcoming smartphone in the same series and will be the cheapest of the lot. While the handset scores high on build quality as expected, it is slightly underpowered compared to the competition. Here is a brief overview of the device as to why and why not should you buy the smartphone.
Why should you buy?
One of the USP that the brand was banking on was the stock Android operating system on its smartphones. Any enthusiast worth his/her salt would know that having a stock Android is a blessing as it contributes to much better and smoother experience. Moreover, Nokia is promising that its smartphones would be the first to get newest and upcoming Android Oreo update. This is a pretty good reason to go for this handset as no other handset at this price offers the same.
Good build quality
Back when Nokia was still relevant, users swore by the build quality of the Nokia devices and they lasted really long. The brand brought the same build quality to smartphone domain when it came out with its Android lineup. According to reviews, all three handsets launched so far have been extremely sturdy and durable. We can expect the upcoming Nokia 2 to come with the same build quality albeit with a plastic make.
Apart from the build quality, if there is one thing that Nokia loyalists swore by, it has to be the imaging prowess of their devices. The Nokia 2 is expected to come with an 8MP rear camera and 5MP selfie snapper on the front panel. And if the record of Nokia is anything to go by, the Nokia 2 would impress as well.
Why you should not buy?
At a time, when every other smartphone in budget segment is coming with either quad-core or octa-core processor, Nokia 2 is also offering quad-core processor albeit an underpowered one. The Snapdragon 212 processor on Nokia 2 happens to be one of the better SoC in this segment, however, there are even better processors out there.
While the handset is pretty good value for money and comes with decent specifications, however, it could have benefited from a more aggressive pricing. There are much better devices like Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 available at this price, which flaunt a much better processor and build quality.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||November 24, 2017 (Expected)|
|Color||Copper Black, Pewter Black, Pewter White|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Upgradable To V8.0 (Oreo)
|Dimensions||143.5 x 71.3 x 9.3 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.3 GHz Quad core 32 bit (Cortex A7)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 MSM8909|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 3
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||67.2 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
|Front Auto Focus|
|Battery||Battery Capacity||4100 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat4 150 Mbps/LTE Cat4 150 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Storage||Internal Storage||8 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|