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Nokia 2.3


Nokia 2.3
Nokia 2.3 (2 Series)
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 4 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
6.20 inch 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 271 PPI, Capacitive, 5 multitouch points, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 19.52 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB (FAT, FAT32), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration and proximity sensor, OTG, UKW-Radio
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1.800 und 1.900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (Band, 1, 5 und 8), LTE Cat. 4 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40 und 41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.68 x 157.69 x 75.41 ( = 0.34 x 6.21 x 2.97 in)
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.2, 1/3.1", 1.12 µm, Video: 1.080p @ 30 FPS) + 2MPix, Camera2-API-Level: Full
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix (f/2.4, Video: 1.080p @ 30 FPS)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: onscreen, Power supply (5V, 1 A), USB cable, SM tool, documentation, Android One, 24 Months Warranty, Head SAR: 0.41 W/kg, body SAR: 1.4 W/kg, single-band GNSS: GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo and SBAS, fanless
183 g ( = 6.46 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 52 g ( = 1.83 oz / 0.11 pounds)
129 Euro



Average Score: 56.58% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 23%, features: 39%, display: 82% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 98%

Reviews for the Nokia 2.3

74.3% Nokia 2.3 Review - Smartphone with long battery life and Android One for little money | Notebookcheck
HMD Global offers with the Nokia 2 a cheap entry-level smartphone, which is equipped with Android One and thus also promises the upcoming update to Android 11. You can find out what the phone has to offer beyond long updates in the review.
Nokia 2.3 Teardown and Mainboard Swap
Source: Ricks Tech English
Support, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2022
Nokia does what they do best and the result is impressive
Source: Tech Girl English version
As far as entry level devices go this is a goodie. Nokia has figured out the right mix of low price point but useful features. The simplicity of the phone is a breathe of fresh air in a world of bloating. It’s a (not so) little work horse that will keep you happy and get the job done. And at the price it’s a winner. Plain and simple (the way I love my Nokias).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2020
Ausdroid Review – Nokia 2.3 – is budget the new black?
Source: Ausdroid English version
If you’re after a device that is guaranteed the software and security updates and you’re not fussed with the overall camera or lack of fingerprint scanner, then there is a lot to like with the Nokia 2.3. That being said, there are other possible alternatives coming from OPPO, realme and Vivo that do offer similar specs for the same price but may not offer the updates that Nokia do.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2020
Nokia 2.3 Review: Balancing Act
Source: Unbox English version
At Php 5,990 (with a jelly case and Bluetooth speaker), HMD Global’s latest entry-level Android One phone offers great value for money with its incredible battery life, improved overall camera performance, and more durable back panel finish.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2020
Nokia 2.3 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English version
HMD Global competes with the likes of Xiaomi and Realme, and the company is using camera quality and battery life as its main selling points for the new Nokia 2.3. Overall, this phone looks and feels premium, and has a bigger display that is somehow still comfortable to use with one hand. At EUR 109, it could turn out to be a good budget choice for users who hate bloated custom Android UIs. Its performance in the Indian market will largely depend on the price tag attached to it. It should launch here soon, and we'll have the exact date and launch price for you as soon as HMD Global announce them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2019

Foreign Reviews

Nokia 2.3: Das Schnäppchen-Smartphone aus dem Aldi-Angebot im Test
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN version
Positive: Modern design; great display; nice cameras; good price; large battery capacity. Negative: Low performance; no fingerprint sensor; weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2020
[Review] Nokia 2.3: reestreia que deixa a desejar
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN version
Positive: Good price; nice design; decent autonomy. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2020
Recenzja Nokia 2.3. „Ideał” z długim czasem pracy i aktualizacjami
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN version
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; microSD card slot; large screen; nice display; long battery life. Negative: No NFC; low performance; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2020
Những lý do để bạn nên mua Nokia 2.3
Source: FPT shop VN→EN version
Positive: Big screen; long battery life; elegant design; great built quality; nice dual AI cameras; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2019
Đánh giá chi tiết Nokia 2.3: Còn chút gì để nhớ về 'thời hoàng kim'?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN version
Positive: Low price; nice cameras; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2019
Trên tay Nokia 2.3: với 2,5 triệu đồng, Nokia mang lại cho bạn những gì
Source: FPT shop VN→EN version
Positive: Low price; big screen; decent autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2019
Trên tay nhanh Nokia 2.3 tại Việt Nam: Đơn giản nhưng vẫn đẹp, 'đáng đồng tiền bát gạo'!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN version
Positive: Beautiful design; low price; big screen; nice cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2019
Nokia 2.3 chính thức ra mắt với Android One, pin trâu bò
Source: Danviet VN→EN version
Positive: Low price; long battery life. Negative: Plastic case; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/07/2019
50% Nokia 2.3 [TEST]: Utrolig pris – men for store kompromiser
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 100% performance: 17%
62% Test: Nokia 2.3 – Hankar sig fram
Source: SV→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 62%
40% Nokia 2.3 – snygg, men alldeles för seg budgetmobil
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 40%



The Nokia 2.3 is a smartphone that allows users to get lost in their favorite series and movies for longer with the AI-assisted 2-day battery life. The Nokia 2.3 lasts up to 2 days with Adaptive Battery technology, takes epic shots with AI imaging even in low-light and unlocks with a glance. Users can bring great stories to life with the impressive 6.2” HD+ in-cell display with a selfie notch and 19:9 aspect ratio. The Nokia 2.3 looks good and feels strong. It features a truly timeless design that is not just built to look good, but to last. The 3D nano-textured cover sits securely in the hand and has a stunning finish. Plus, the diecast metal chassis with a polymer shell gives the phone better rigidity. As for the camera, it has a 13MP and 2MP dual-sensor rear camera, exclusive bokeh effects and focus adjustment. For example, effects like the Classic, Butterfly, Heart or Star-shaped styles. Plus, users can make their portraits even more eye-catching by adjusting the focus when editing. Night shots combine advanced image fusion and exposure stacking, so users can shoot stellar images in vibrant detail, even in low-light conditions.

The Google Assistant Button is there to keep up with the user's fast-paced life. For example, ask questions, see their schedule or check the traffic. The assistant learns and adapts with every use, so users can do more with their life by doing less with their phone. And with biometric face unlock, the password is as unique as the user. The Nokia 2.3 has AI-assisted Adaptive Battery technology, which makes the battery last up to 2 days on a single charge. It learns what apps are used the most and prioritizes power for them, so users can use more of the features they love for longer. As for hardware specifications, it has a MediaTek Helio A22 CPU and 2 GB of RAM. These are entry-level specifications that allow users to run most non-resource-demanding apps without issues. The Nokia 2.3 measures 157.69 x 75.41 x 8.68 mm and weighs 183 g. Users can say goodbye to the frustration of forgotten passcodes. Biometric face recognition means that they can unlock their Nokia 2.3 with just a glance. Furthermore, the Nokia 2.3 is certified Android One, which means users get a pure software experience with a streamlined interface and no bloatware. Plus, with 2 years of software upgrades and 3 years of monthly security updates, it will stay safe and act as good as new. In conclusion, the Nokia 2.3 is a budget entry-level smartphone that is suitable for students, elderly users or as a secondary phone. It is quite similar to its predecessor, the Nokia 2.2, but with a bigger screen, higher screen-to-body ratio and smaller bezel around the screen.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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Nokia: Nokia is a Finnish company founded in 1865 and headquartered in Finland. The company is known for its telecommunications equipment and cell phones. Nokia was one of the leading manufacturers of cell phones in the 1990s and has expanded its business into networking and technology solutions in recent years. 

In 2011, Nokia partnered with Microsoft on Windows-based cell phones and sold the entire cell phone division to Microsoft in 2014, which limited the Nokia brand name to basic cell phones. In 2016, Finnish electronics manufacturer HMD Global entered into a licensing agreement with Nokia, bought the remaining Nokia name rights from Microsoft Mobile, and since 2017 has exclusively offered Nokia cell phones worldwide, which are based on Android, among other things, and are produced by Foxconn.

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