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?