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Nokia 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Nokia 2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the camera and screen are overall positive. The size and battery also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the durability. The portability and performance get critical opinions.

price, battery, size, screen, camera

performance, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Nokia 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the performance. The price is also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the battery.

price, performance

battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Georgi Vasilev (gsmarena.com)

Nokia 2 review

 

Nokia 1 to 10 - a Nokia for everyone. The portfolio's expansion continues into the the entry-level segment with the Nokia 2 - a budget model if there ever was one, priced around the $100 mark.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Thomas Meyer (notebookcheck.net)

Nokia 2 Smartphone Review

 

Affordable Nokia Smartphone in review. HMD Global has released the Nokia 2, a €119 (~$147) Android smartphone with a monster battery. Find out in our review how the Nokia 2 fares in practice.

long battery life ; stock Android ; dedicated Dual-SIM and microSD card slots

extremely slow processor ; low-resolution cameras ; poor readability in sunlight

We like the Nokia 2 for its extremely long battery life, its solid construction, that it runs practically stock Android, the promise of frequent updates, and the degree of flexibility that having dual nano-SIM and microSD card slots bring. For only €40...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Nokia 2, First Take: Lack of performance is a compromise too far

 

The return of the Nokia brand is now fully up to speed, with a good range of handsets available. Last year's entry-level Nokia 3 is now undercut by the even more affordable Nokia 2 , offering an Android 7 experience to those with just £100 to spend on...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Nokia 2 is a $115 smartphone with 2 days of battery life

 

Apples is now shipping for $1000 and up. Or you could spend the same amount and pick up 8 Nokia 2 smartphones… and still have enough money left over to buy groceries.

It’s also interesting to see just how much variance there is between entry-level and premium phones these days. You can make calls, surf the web, and play games on a Nokia 2 or a Google Pixel 2 XL. But Google’s most expensive phone sells for 7 times as...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Abhishek Baxi (androidauthority.com)

Hands-on with Nokia 2: It’s not about the specs!

 

Here are our first impressions of the Nokia 2, the most affordable Nokia device by HMD Global.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Nokia 2 review: Yes, a smartphone that lasts for two days!

 

The Nokia 2 is the cheapest of the devices presented by HMD Global to date. With a price tag of around $100, the Nokia 2 is a budget smartphone that promises great battery life. Is it the best option in this price range? We tested the phone thoroughly...

Battery life ; Screen brightness ; Damage resistance

Limited storage ; Slow performance

The Nokia 2 promised a great battery and certainly delivered on this. Despite this being impressive, the phone realistically wouldn't meet the vast majority of user needs. It's very slow, with a limited storage of only 4 GB once you take into account...

Expert review by : Jon Mundy (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia 2

 

Nokia 2 review: Excellent battery, but terrible performance harms Nokia's entry-level £99 budget Android smartphone. Should you still buy?

Decent build quality ; Nice screen for the price ; Stupendous battery life

Ropey performance ; Chunky bezels ; Poor camera

The Nokia 2 is another cheap, well-built handset from the resurgent Finnish brand, but it simply doesn’t achieve the minimum level of performance that we expect from a modern phone.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Nokia 2 review

 

You get what you pay for, and you don't pay much here

Good display color ; Great battery life ; Low price

Terrible performance ; Very limited storage ; Poor cameras

Cheap phones can be great, but the Nokia 2's poor performance and seriously lacking storage makes it a real pain to use.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia 2.1 review: Hands on with the Nokia 2's decent two-tone sibling

 

Nokia's latest budget smartphone offers spectacular battery life, but fails to deliver in every other respect

It’s a shame because with such great battery life the Nokia 2 had the potential for being a real budget smartphone winner. As it stands this is a phone I cannot comfortably recommend.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Nokia 2 Review: The illusion of value

 

HMD Global is clearly working hard to seed the Nokia name across every segment of the phone market, with last year's capable Nokia 8 at...

Premium design elements ; Clean Android experience ; Excellent battery life ; Attractive screen

Fingerprint-prone screen ; Woefully underpowered ; Slippery form ; No NFC

We were pleasantly surprised by the Nokia’s 2 enticing price, pleasing build quality and attractive screen. Pure Android is always appreciated, especially when it comes to minimising bloat, but scratch the surface and this device loses a lot of its...

Mar, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AMR
FM radio:No / Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice codecs:AMR, EFR, FR, HR
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:4100
Wireless charging:N

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in camera: Yes
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Main camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.2
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia, Vivid
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.2 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

SAR value:0.99
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.99

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Copper / Pewter, White / White
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium, Polycarbonate
International Protection (IP) code:IP52

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1:1300
Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:2 / 5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 320 x 240
Display Type:IPS / LTPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: No
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Battery performance:1020 / 830 / 860
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4S / BL-5C / BL-6P
Continuous audio playback time:12
Continuous video playback time:4
Standby time (2G):299 / 300 / 9
Talk time (2G):3.5 / 5.4 / 6.25
Video recording time:1

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Position location:N

Memory

Flash card support:No / Yes
Internal memory:1024 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:2
User memory:920

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

FM radio:N / Y
Radio Data System (RDS):Y

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Data network:3G, EDGE, GPRS, wcdma / CSD, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Browser supported:HTTP/TCP/IP
Bundled software:Nokia PC Suite
Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Maps,Google Play / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Headset connectivity:Bluetooth
I/O ports:1 x microUSB
Networking Type:GSM, EGSM, WCDMA / GSM/EGSM, GPRS, EGE 3GPP R.5
Operating frequency:850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 / 850/900/1800/1900
Picture resolution:2048 x 1536
Playable formats:AAC, eAAC+, MP3, MIDI, WMA, MP4 / AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, 64- Midi, WMA, WAMR, MXMF / MP3, AAC, eAAC+
Playback formats:AAC, eAAC+, MP3, MIDI, WMA, MP4 / AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, 64- Midi, WMA, WAMR, MXMF / MP3, AAC, eAAC+
Smartphone: No
Supported network protocols:TCP/IP
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Wireless Technology:EDGE

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Headset included:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Ringtones, Wallpaper
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Phone Features

Any key answer: Yes
Form Factor:Bar / Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1020 / 830 / 860
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4S / BL-5C / BL-6P
Continuous audio playback time:12
Continuous video playback time:4
Standby time (2G):299 / 300 / 9
Talk time (2G):3.5 / 5.4 / 6.25
Video recording time:1

Processor

Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor model:212

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0 / 7.1.1 / 7.1.1 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Grey
Image formats supported:JPG
Volume Control:Rotary

Video

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Frame rate:15
Maximum frame rate:15
Video call: No
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144
Video compression formats:3GP, MP4 / MP4 / MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.366 / 0.367 / 0.374 / 0.551 / 0.591
Height:3.86 / 4.33 / 43 / 5.65
Weight:3 / 3.32 / 3.49
Width:1.77 / 1.81 / 1.89 / 2.81