TECH: Nokia 2 Review – What $100 Will Get You – Or The Best Budget Phone Ever?

Nokia 2 key specifications Body: Aluminum frame, polycarbonate back Display: 5.0-inch, 1280x720 resolution LTPS IPS LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC; 1.3GHz 4x Cortex-A7 CPU; Adreno 304 GPU Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM with microSD support Rear Camera: 8 megapixel with autofocus and LED flash Front Camera: 5 megapixel Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/BeiDou/GLONASS, microUSB Power: 4100mAh non-removable battery Software: Android 7.1.1 Nougat Other features: IP52 drip protection, FM radio

Nokia 2 Review: What $100 Will Get You – Or The Best Budget Phone Ever?

Brace yourselves – smartphones are going cheap.

If you thought this was a myth, prepare to be amazed with the launch of Nokia 2, the new budget phone that promises more than just two days of battery life. Basically, Nokia 2 is all about a phone that lasts longer for less and one that gives you everything you need for only $100 (Amazon, Best Buy and B&H).

‘Seriously, $100 for a Nokia?’ – you are asking yourself.

This bargain is hard to ignore for everyone, whether you are a fan of the iPhone X or a Samsung guy. The truth is, the Nokia 2 is among the cheapest (if not the cheapest) smartphones out there, coming from a brand that we all trust after the ‘indestructible’ Nokia 3310 and its glory days.

The Nokia 2 is packed with a 5-inch LCD display and a Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor and a 4,100 mAh battery. These are the main features that make it a decently fast phone. For $100, you also get dual cameras (8 megapixel and 5 megapixel) and 8GB of internal storage with up to 128GB MicroSD storage capacity.

The Nokia 2 runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 and is made of aluminum – which means that it definitely mimics some of the strong sides of its predecessors. According to the Finnish manufacturer, this is meant to be a budget phone that fits everyone and one that doesn’t give you headaches when you think about the price you paid for it. On top of that, it is really a decent phone that is nice looking and more than just average.

After HMD Global took over the Nokia brand name from Microsoft last year, the brand released a handful of Android-powered devices. The phones range from the flagship Nokia 8 up to the low cost Nokia 2 – that we just reviewed.

Oh yeah – the Nokia 2 has a headphone jack too! What $100 can get you, right?


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