Nokia 2.1


Nokia 2.1
Nokia 2.1 (2 Series)
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
5.5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 267 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 6 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: Up to 128 GB microSD cards, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, micro USB
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz. 3G/HSPA: B1, B5, B8. LTE: B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B20, B38, B40., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.7 x 153.6 x 77.6 ( = 0.38 x 6.05 x 3.06 in)
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo front-facing speakers, Keyboard: Virtual keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, USB Type-A to micro USB cable, headphones, Android One, 24 Months Warranty, SAR values: Head - 0.793 W/kg, Body - 1.427 W/kg, fanless
174 g ( = 6.14 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 58 g ( = 2.05 oz / 0.13 pounds)
100 Euro



Average Score: 74.97% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 15%, features: 48%, display: 76% mobility: 92%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Nokia 2.1

74.9% Nokia 2.1 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The Nokia 2.1 succeeds the Nokia 2 and manages to be both cheaper and more powerful than its predecessor. The amount of RAM and flash storage are still meagre though, but the device runs Android One Oreo Edition, which should mean that it remains updated with the latest security patches. Find out in our review for whom the Nokia 2.1 is suited and what buyers can expect from the device.
70% Nokia 2.1 review: a tale of misplaced priorities
Source: Neowin English
The end result is that unless you really care about battery life and Android updates, you'll be better served elsewhere, a conclusion HMD could have easily avoided had it made just a few decisions differently and had its priorities straight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nokia 2.1 Review: Android Go Done Right
Source: Unbox English
While the Nokia 2.1 will face a tough market consisting of budget phones sporting regular Android and beefier internals, HMD Global has a fighting chance with their budget phablet. Bearing standout features like a big battery, stereo speakers, and a well-optimized OS, the Nokia 2.1 is one of the best budget phones we have reviewed for 2018.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2018
Nokia 2.1 Unboxing, Quick Review: Android Go-Powered Entertainment Buddy
Source: Unbox English
The Nokia 2.1 retails for Php 5,990 and is available at stores nationwide. While people may find it too expensive for an Android Go phone, the Nokia 2.1 comes with standout features such as stereo speakers, generous 4000mAh battery, and a clean, minimalist look. We will be using it as our daily driver and determine if it is one of the better Android Go phones out in the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2018
Hands on: Nokia 2 (2018) review
Source: Techradar English
There’s a lot to like about the Nokia 2.1 for the price, but it's unlikely to offer the best bang for your buck in the budget phone market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2018

Foreign Reviews

80% Recensione Nokia 2.1 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 60% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Preview Nokia 2.1 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; decent hardware; nice cameras; metal case; stylish design; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/18/2018
Recenzja Nokia 2.1. Niezawodna Nokia na potrzeby ludzi z 2018?
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; bright screen; decent speakers; high autonomy; separate microSD slot. Negative: No fingerprint sensor; poor cameras; mediocre connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2018
Nokia 2.1 - màn hình kính cong, pin 4.000 mAh, giá bình dân
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Attractive design; large battery capacity; nice performance; low price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2018
Trên tay nhanh Nokia 2.1: Phiên bản nâng cấp giá rẻ mà "chất" của Nokia
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Low price; decent speakers; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2018


Qualcomm Adreno 308: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 425 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
425: Entry-level SoC that was announced in February 2016. It integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 1.4 GHz, an LPDDR3 memory controller and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.174 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.
74.97%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-08-26)