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Nokia 2 Series

Nokia 2.2Processor: Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR GE8300, Qualcomm Adreno 304, Qualcomm Adreno 308
Display: 5 inch, 5.5 inch, 5.71 inch
Weight: 0.153kg, 0.161kg, 0.174kg, 0.1814kg
Price: 100, 119 euro
Average Score: 61.84% - poor
Average of 42 scores (from 118 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 37%, features: 56%, display: 69%
mobility: 88%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 97%

 

Nokia 2

Nokia's phone range doesn't mess about with confusing names. The higher the number, the better the phone is. The Nokia 2 is a basic smartphone for those who want something that doesn't cost a lot SIM-free, or that comes 'free' on an affordable contract. There are a few neat parts of this phone, though. It has metal sides rather than a pure plastic frame, and the screen is surprisingly vivid for a low-end model. The Nokia 2's battery is also huge at 4,100 mAh, letting it outlast any big-name phone in this class. The Nokia 2 does not seem especially heavy or fat even though it has an unusually large battery. It's 9.3 mm thick and 161 g so is empirically quite chunky but hides this fairly well. The Nokia 2 looks like a relative of Nokia's old Lumia phones. It has a pull-off plastic battery cover, curved to feel good, but the sides are anodized aluminum rather than plastic. Some phones with metal sides manage to feel quite high-end even with plastic rears. The Nokia 2 doesn't, because of the plastic's curve and that can feel there's a slight air gap under the battery cover. It doesn't have the pleasing density of a unibody design. However, considering the price, a user should feel happy with the Nokia 2's build. Metal edges aside, there's nothing fancy to the Nokia 2's hardware. It uses a rapidly-aging micro USB charge socket, and there's no fingerprint scanner. The Nokia 2 has no water resistance, though. There are no rubber seals anywhere. The Nokia 2's screen is one of its stronger elements, even though it doesn't sound that good at all on paper. It's five inches across and has a resolution of just 720p. The Moto G5 and Huawei P10 Lite both have 1080p screens. It’s not a huge issue, though. 720p still looks fairly sharp at this size, and obvious pixelation is only evident in small fonts. Color and contrast are both remarkably good, giving the Nokia 2's display a rich and potent appearance. There's no customization of the color profile, but it looks perfectly fine as-is. HMD Global hasn't skimped too much on protection either. A pane of Gorilla Glass 3 sits on the screen. It's not the latest version of this toughened glass but will still keep scratches away if users treat the phone reasonably well. As the user would hope, there's an auto-brightness setting, and it works fairly well. Nokia's night image processing has a fair stab at maintaining some semblance of detail and color at night, but the result is shooting that's almost criminally slow. A user has to wait several seconds for the Nokia 2 to do its thing before the process is finished. The phone also uses rather slow shutter speeds at night, meaning the user will often find photos appear blurry even if they could swear their hands were perfectly still. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Nokia 2Notebook: Nokia 2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 304
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.161kg
Price: 119 euro
Links: Nokia homepage

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Average Score: 59.54% - poor

Average of 26 scores (from 62 reviews)

 

73.3% Nokia 2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
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.
60% Nokia 2 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
But when we tried to flick between tasks as we habitually would, the Nokia 2 didn’t feel so much like it was multitasking as tendering its resignation, getting its P45 and sending off its CV for the next job. Even the cheaper Vodafone Smart N8 is faster, and the Nokia 3, is faster still. There’s slow, and then there’s too slow.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Nokia 2 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
But when we tried to flick between tasks as we habitually would, the Nokia 2 didn’t feel so much like it was multitasking as tendering its resignation, getting its P45 and sending off its CV for the next job. Even the cheaper Vodafone Smart N8 is faster, and the Nokia 3, is faster still. There’s slow, and then there’s too slow.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nokia 2, First Take: Lack of performance is a compromise too far
Source: Zdnet.com English
Overall, the Nokia 2 does the brand no favours. The processor/RAM combination delivers disappointing performance, while 8GB of internal storage means that many users will have to buy a MicroSD card, adding to the outlay. If your budget for a smartphone is around £100, you'd do well to shop around: at the time of writing, I found the superior Nokia 3 on a well-known auction site for less than that, for example.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2018
Nokia 2, First Take: Lack of performance is a compromise too far
Source: Zdnet.com English
Overall, the Nokia 2 does the brand no favours. The processor/RAM combination delivers disappointing performance, while 8GB of internal storage means that many users will have to buy a MicroSD card, adding to the outlay. If your budget for a smartphone is around £100, you'd do well to shop around: at the time of writing, I found the superior Nokia 3 on a well-known auction site for less than that, for example.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2018
50% Nokia 2 review
Source: Techradar English
Cheap phones can be great, but the Nokia 2's poor performance and seriously lacking storage makes it a real pain to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Nokia 2 review
Source: Techradar English
Cheap phones can be great, but the Nokia 2's poor performance and seriously lacking storage makes it a real pain to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Nokia 2
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 40% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
60% Nokia 2
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 40% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
40% Nokia 2 Review: The illusion of value
Source: Recombu English
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 appeal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 40%
40% Nokia 2 Review: The illusion of value
Source: Recombu English
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 appeal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 40%
Nokia 2 Review
Source: Yugatech English
HMD Global strives to bring back Nokia’s glory days, and the Nokia 2 delivers for a good number of reasons. It is one of the company’s longest-lasting devices in terms of battery life, and it brings back what’s amiss to entry-level smartphones nowadays: great build and aesthetics with top-notch software and consistent updates. Add to that a good display and a dedicated microSD card slot, those are already good charms for an entry-level device when its contemporaries are not as frequent in updating their affordable smartphones and leave the user stuck with the same software all along.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2018
Nokia 2 Review
Source: Yugatech English
HMD Global strives to bring back Nokia’s glory days, and the Nokia 2 delivers for a good number of reasons. It is one of the company’s longest-lasting devices in terms of battery life, and it brings back what’s amiss to entry-level smartphones nowadays: great build and aesthetics with top-notch software and consistent updates. Add to that a good display and a dedicated microSD card slot, those are already good charms for an entry-level device when its contemporaries are not as frequent in updating their affordable smartphones and leave the user stuck with the same software all along.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2018
52% Nokia 2 review
Source: GSM Arena English
It's not a bad phone, this Nokia 2. It's just that there's only so much you can do within a budget this tight. And Nokia did a lot, actually - for a phone this affordable, the 2 has a pretty remarkable display, great build, and awesome battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 52%
52% Nokia 2 review
Source: GSM Arena English
It's not a bad phone, this Nokia 2. It's just that there's only so much you can do within a budget this tight. And Nokia did a lot, actually - for a phone this affordable, the 2 has a pretty remarkable display, great build, and awesome battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 52%
Hands on: Nokia 2 review
Source: Techradar English
A solid performer, albeit a little slow to use and will only suit those looking for a very basic, well-made Android smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2017
Hands on: Nokia 2 review
Source: Techradar English
A solid performer, albeit a little slow to use and will only suit those looking for a very basic, well-made Android smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2017
62% Nokia 2 Review
Source: Phone World English
Nokia 2 is a satisfactory mid-range device with all features. The only feature which disappoints us is its 1GB RAM which should be at least of 2GB RAM. We have tested this device and it is ready to use Furthermore it is available in very economical price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 62% price: 60% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
62% Nokia 2 Review
Source: Phone World English
Nokia 2 is a satisfactory mid-range device with all features. The only feature which disappoints us is its 1GB RAM which should be at least of 2GB RAM. We have tested this device and it is ready to use Furthermore it is available in very economical price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 62% price: 60% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
Nokia 2 hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Nokia 2 is largely an unremarkable device. The promise of two-day battery life is appealing, but competition like Xiaomi has been doing it for a while now and with much more powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2017
Nokia 2 hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Nokia 2 is largely an unremarkable device. The promise of two-day battery life is appealing, but competition like Xiaomi has been doing it for a while now and with much more powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2017
Hands-on with Nokia 2: It’s not about the specs!
Source: Android Authority English
Overall, the Nokia 2 offers uncluttered Android experience in a smartphone that trades in extravagant innards for practicality and reliability. There’s a thoughtful design that works well in both form and function and a package that might be greater than the sum of its parts.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2017
Hands-on with Nokia 2: It’s not about the specs!
Source: Android Authority English
Overall, the Nokia 2 offers uncluttered Android experience in a smartphone that trades in extravagant innards for practicality and reliability. There’s a thoughtful design that works well in both form and function and a package that might be greater than the sum of its parts.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2017

Foreign Reviews

Einsteiger-Smartphone mit 5″ Display und Dual-SIM
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2018
Einsteiger-Smartphone mit 5″ Display und Dual-SIM
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2018
57% Günstiger Preis, billiges Handy
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 57%
57% Günstiger Preis, billiges Handy
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 57%
Was kann der Preis-Akku-Hammer?
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2018
Was kann der Preis-Akku-Hammer?
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2018
Nokia 2 Viel Akku, maue Technik, gute Verarbeitung
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2018
Nokia 2 Viel Akku, maue Technik, gute Verarbeitung
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2018
Das günstige Smartphone mit purem Android
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2017
Das günstige Smartphone mit purem Android
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2017
80% Recensione Nokia 2 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 60% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Recensione Nokia 2 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 60% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
64% Recensione Nokia 2: non all’altezza della fascia bassa
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 64%
64% Recensione Nokia 2: non all’altezza della fascia bassa
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 64%
60% Nokia 2 recensione: finalmente uno smartphone che dura due giorni
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Nokia 2 recensione: finalmente uno smartphone che dura due giorni
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
59% Recensione Nokia 2: tanta BATTERIA, ma solo quella
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 59%
59% Recensione Nokia 2: tanta BATTERIA, ma solo quella
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 59%
70% Recensione Nokia 2
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 70% display: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
70% Recensione Nokia 2
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 70% display: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Recensione: Nokia 2, low cost con tanta autonomia
Source: InstaNews Italian IT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; good price; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2018
Recensione: Nokia 2, low cost con tanta autonomia
Source: InstaNews Italian IT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; good price; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2018
Preview Nokia 2 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; good hardware; decent cameras; large battery capacity. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2018
Preview Nokia 2 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; good hardware; decent cameras; large battery capacity. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2018
Nokia 2
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; excellent display; decent hardware. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2018
Nokia 2
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; excellent display; decent hardware. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2018
60% Test du Nokia 2 : enfin un smartphone qui tient deux bonnes journées !
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Test du Nokia 2 : enfin un smartphone qui tient deux bonnes journées !
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Смартфон Nokia 2: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: High autonomy; nice design. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2017
Смартфон Nokia 2: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: High autonomy; nice design. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2017
Recenze: Nokia 2 – legenda s atraktivní cenou
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; support dual SIM; decent cameras. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2018
Recenze: Nokia 2 – legenda s atraktivní cenou
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; support dual SIM; decent cameras. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2018
Đánh giá chi tiết Nokia 2: Ấn tượng ở thiết kế và pin
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; very long battery life; good price; nice display; good performance. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2017
Đánh giá chi tiết Nokia 2: Ấn tượng ở thiết kế và pin
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; very long battery life; good price; nice display; good performance. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2017
Nokia 2 - cảm giác 'nồi đồng cối đá' đã trở lại
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Attractive design; long battery life; nice display; decent hardware; good price. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2017
Nokia 2 - cảm giác 'nồi đồng cối đá' đã trở lại
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Attractive design; long battery life; nice display; decent hardware; good price. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2017
Mở hộp Nokia 2 chính hãng: Kiểu dáng mạnh mẽ, giá rẻ cho giới trẻ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; decent hardware; good price; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2017
Mở hộp Nokia 2 chính hãng: Kiểu dáng mạnh mẽ, giá rẻ cho giới trẻ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; decent hardware; good price; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2017
Nokia 2 ra mắt với pin 4.100 mAh, giá 99 euro
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Long battery life; good price; support 4G LTE.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2017
Nokia 2 ra mắt với pin 4.100 mAh, giá 99 euro
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Long battery life; good price; support 4G LTE.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2017

 

Nokia 2.1

Once a giant in the industry, Nokia has been put in the background in the market for such a long time. Despite this, they are still surviving and have recently released many budget friendly smartphones. Following the same theme, the Nokia 2.1 is a budget smartphone which features entry-level hardware specifications. The sleek design with metallic colored detailing makes the new Nokia 2 stand out. The dark blue back has a coarse touch which provides good grip to the palm. It also retains its looks without having a lot of fingerprint smudges after a whole day of usage with its polycarbonate materials. The Nokia 2.1 amplifies viewing experience. Despite being a budget phone, a user can watch their favorite shows with a friend on the 5.5’’ HD screen that’s big enough to share or indulge in a moment. The two full-size speaker grilles in the front complete the experience with an immersive stereo sound. However, the screen is an IPS display with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, which gives a pixel density of 267 PPI. The traditional 16:9 screen ratio makes the device wider and it has a bigger bezel around the screen. The Nokia 2.1's rear camera is a single 8 MP main sensor. The camera app is also relatively well-done, with the HDR, Panorama, flash, manual mode, and delayed shot options easily accessible. It is not a high-end sensor, it just gets the job done. Besides the 8 MP rear camera, it also features a 5 MP front shooter for selfies. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 CPU processor with 8 GB storage and 1 GB RAM. The storage can be expanded by up to 128 GB via a microSD card. The internal storage that a user is able to use is only 4.5 GB as the rest is taken up by the system, which is not nearly enough without expanding via microSD card. The performance is just enough to run less memory demanding application. It is recommended to install the lite version of apps in order to have a smoother experience in terms of performance. The Nokia 2.1 features a large 4,000 mAh battery, which is one plus point for the phone because it will have a long battery life. It can easily last for a day. As for software, Nokia provides 3 years of monthly security updates for the phone, as well as a guarantee of upgrading the phone to the next two major Android releases from when the phone launched. This means the 2.1 will be upgraded to Android 10, which is another plus. As a conclusion, Nokia has successfully launched a very budget device successfully. It can satisfy basic users and makes the perfect secondary phone or a phone for the elderly. It is more than enough to do basic tasks such as picking up calls and reading. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Nokia 2.1Notebook: Nokia 2.1
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 308
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.174kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: Nokia homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 65.4% - average

Average of 10 scores (from 28 reviews)

 

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.
60% Nokia 2.1 Review: All about the battery
Source: Htxt Africa English
If you are looking for a smartphone that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, this phone can get the job done. Considering the price of this phone plus the fact that it is stylish, and has great battery life, the Nokia 2.1 is a solid entry-level phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Nokia 2.1 Review: All about the battery
Source: Htxt Africa English
If you are looking for a smartphone that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, this phone can get the job done. Considering the price of this phone plus the fact that it is stylish, and has great battery life, the Nokia 2.1 is a solid entry-level phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Nokia 2.1 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
As keen as we are on affordable phones, the Nokia 2.1's performance tests your patience too much.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Nokia 2.1 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
As keen as we are on affordable phones, the Nokia 2.1's performance tests your patience too much.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
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%
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 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
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
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
Đánh giá nhanh Nokia 2.1: Android Go mượt mà, thời lượng pin tốt
Source: Tech Times English
Máy được trang bị viên pin có dung lượng lớn lên đến 4.000mAh, với dung lượng pin lớn như thế kết hợp với hệ điều hành nhẹ nhàng mượt mà cùng hệ điều hành không quá tiêu tốn nhiều năng lượng nên thời lượng sử dụng pin của chiếc Nokia 2.1 rất ấn tượng, thật tế sử dụng chiếc máy hoàn toàn có thể đáp ứng cho người dùng 2 ngày sử dụng mà không cần phải sạc thêm pin. Ngoài ra máy còn được trang bị chuẩn sạc 10W giúp sạc đầy viên pin dung lượng lớn một cách nhanh chóng.
Positive: Smooth firmware; long battery life; quick charging. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2018
Đánh giá nhanh Nokia 2.1: Android Go mượt mà, thời lượng pin tốt
Source: Tech Times English
Máy được trang bị viên pin có dung lượng lớn lên đến 4.000mAh, với dung lượng pin lớn như thế kết hợp với hệ điều hành nhẹ nhàng mượt mà cùng hệ điều hành không quá tiêu tốn nhiều năng lượng nên thời lượng sử dụng pin của chiếc Nokia 2.1 rất ấn tượng, thật tế sử dụng chiếc máy hoàn toàn có thể đáp ứng cho người dùng 2 ngày sử dụng mà không cần phải sạc thêm pin. Ngoài ra máy còn được trang bị chuẩn sạc 10W giúp sạc đầy viên pin dung lượng lớn một cách nhanh chóng.
Positive: Smooth firmware; long battery life; quick charging. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2018

Foreign Reviews

57% Nokia 2.1, análisis
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 57% performance: 50% display: 50% mobility: 100% workmanship: 60%
57% Nokia 2.1, análisis
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 57% performance: 50% display: 50% mobility: 100% workmanship: 60%
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%
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
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
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: Lựa chọn tuyệt vời dành cho người dùng cơ bản
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; big screen; simple design; long battery life; nice dual speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2019
Nokia 2.1: Lựa chọn tuyệt vời dành cho người dùng cơ bản
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; big screen; simple design; long battery life; nice dual speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2019
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
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
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

 

Nokia 2 V

Specifications

Nokia 2 VNotebook: Nokia 2 V
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 308
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.1814kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: Nokia homepage

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Nokia 2 V hands-on: Preparing for re-entry
Source: Android Authority English
The Nokia 2 V feels quite a bit like an old-school Windows phone. Its soft-touch plastic material honestly reminds me of the Nokia 635. It doesn’t exactly look modern, but it is definitively Nokia. This is a very different design than many of the devices HMD global released last year, but the company is clearly aiming for the ultra-budget market with this release.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2019

 

Nokia 2.2

With Nokia’s presence in the budget phone category, equivalent Chinese phones are now having a tough fight. The Nokia 2.2 is the cheapest in its series of smartphones. Realistically, the Nokia 2.2 is a delightful welcome to this range as the 2.1 didn’t do much justice for the range and for Nokia themselves. The 2.1 was stuck with the weakest Qualcomm processor but that wasn’t even its weakest point. The phone had 1 GB RAM in 2018, which meant that it could barely handle two apps at a time. This time things have changed. The Nokia 2.2 comes with two options for RAM and memory, a 32 GB with 3 GB of RAM version or a lower 16 GB with 2 GB of RAM version. The built-in memory can be expanded by inserting a micro SD card. The Nokia 2.2 now relies on a Mediatek processor which is slightly more powerful than the lowest Qualcomm processor. As for the display, the Nokia 2.2 comes with a 5.71-inch LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1,520 pixels giving it a density of 295 pixels per inch. Frankly, the screen is wonderful for what it costs. It also extends to the top to give it some sort of a bezel less look. There is a tiny tear drop notch on the top to place the front facing camera. Coming to the camera, this phone has a single 13 MP camera on the rear. It is coupled with a LED flash and can capture photos in HDR mode. The camera is more of a necessity and not really a feature. It captures decent photos for sharing with friends on social media. The front facing camera is a 5 MP unit which is good for video calls but not really for selfies. Despite its all plastic construction, the Nokia 22 feels solid. This is not a surprise considering Nokia’s track record. Apart from that thick chin with the Nokia branding which feels quite out of place, the phone feels like a pretty good compact device. It rests in the hands well and can be used with one hand which is not a common thing these days. The phone is shipped in two colors, Steel and Tungsten Black. It comes with what is probably the best version of Android, Android One. This is essentially a clean and light version of Android and it makes phones fast and snappy. Inside there is a 3,000 mAh battery, which is big enough for the phone's screen resolution and processor. Unfortunately, the charging port is a micro USB port, which means charging and transferring data is slower. The Nokia 2.2 is an important addition to their lineup and exactly what the world needs. It gives people access to a smartphone at an extremely affordable price but doesn’t compromise too much on its functionality. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Nokia 2.2Notebook: Nokia 2.2
Processor: Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR GE8300
Display: 5.71 inch, 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.153kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: Nokia homepage

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Average Score: 61.75% - poor

Average of 4 scores (from 27 reviews)

 

60% Nokia 2.2 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Nokia 2.2 is yet another offering in the sub-Rs. 8,000 segment. With its Rs. 7,999 price tag, the 3GB RAM variant of the Nokia 2.2 faces competition not only from new smartphones that are aggressively priced, but also from older models that have dropped in price or are being discounted.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 50% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
70% Nokia 2.2 review: Affordable Android One option with a great battery
Source: India Today English
The Nokia 2.2 is the most basic Nokia phone you can find right now that is on the Android One program. And that's really the biggest draw about the device. It is one of the most affordable Android One phones in the market, which means not only do you get the latest Android Pie software, but you get it with a stock interface and the satisfaction in knowing that it will receive regular security updates and Android Q soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
57% Nokia 2.2 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Nokia 2.2 entered the budget smartphone market with a price tag of Rs 7,999 (for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant) at a time when its more sophisticated brother, the Nokia 4.2 received an updated price of Rs 10,490 (for the similar 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant). While you might save a couple of thousand rupees with the Nokia 2.2, you’ll miss out on a lot in terms of features and quality. Performance too takes a hit with the Nokia 2.2’s weak MediaTek Helio A22 chipset.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 57%
Nokia 2.2 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Nokia 2.2, HMD Global's latest budget smartphone was unveiled globally at an event in New Delhi on Thursday. The Nokia 2.2 succeeds last years Nokia 2.1, which was an Android Go smartphone priced at Rs. 6,499, and is the Finnish company's most affordable Android One device. The smartphone is set to go on sale on June 11 in two variants — one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. We got to spend some time with the Nokia 2.2 at the launch event, and here are our initial impressions.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2019
Nokia 2.2 First Impressions
Source: The Mobile Indian English
To conclude, Nokia 2.2 gives a decent look and the display looks interesting in nature. The hardware is quite standard for its price range and the cameras are yet to be tested in different lighting conditions. The major take away here is the Android One branding, meaning that users will get some regular updates. That said, the phone will face stiff competition from the likes of Realme C2, Xiaomi Redmi 7, Infinix S4 and more, which offers some good hardware and design language.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2019
Trên tay smartphone giá mềm Nokia 2.2: Android One, có thể thay thế nắp lưng
Source: Tech Times English
Là một chiếc smartphone có mức giá khá rẻ chỉ hơn 2 triệu đồng, chiếc máy có Nokia 2.2 đủ đáp ứng được các nhu cầu cơ bản của người sử dụng phổ thông như nghe gọi, đọc báo, xem video… Nhờ chạy hệ điều hành Android One nên chiếc máy hoạt động cũng nhẹ nhàng. mượt mà hơn và cùng với đó là sự hỗ trợ lâu dài của Google.
Positive: Low price; compact size; nice design; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2019

Foreign Reviews

60% Nokia 2.2 review: Android One smartphone at a good price
Source: Ubergismo Deutsch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nokia 2.2: Mượt mà, chụp ảnh đẹp, định nghĩa mới của smartphone giá rẻ là đây
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice performance; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2019
Đánh giá chi tiết Nokia 2.2: Chỉ 2 triệu vẫn chiến được Liên Quân Mobile
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Low price; compact size; light weight; elegant design; decent autonomy. Negative: Average gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2019
Đánh giá hiệu năng Nokia 2.2: giá cực rẻ thì chơi game thế nào?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Low price. Negative: Average gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2019
(Video) Mở hộp và đánh giá nhanh Nokia 2.2: Android One giá 'cực rẻ', trở về thiết kế pin rời
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Low price; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2019
Chi tiết Nokia 2.2 - smartphone chạy Android 9, giá 2,1 triệu đồng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Low price; compact size; light weight. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2019
Nokia 2.2: chiếc smartphone ngon nhất trong mức giá rẻ nhất
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice performance; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2019
Nokia 2.2 bản hoàn thiện hơn về mọi mặt so với Nokia 2.1
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; great built quality; nice performance; decent autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2019
4 lý do giải đáp tại sao nên mua Nokia 2.2 ngay lập tức
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; compact size; beautiful display; decent cameras; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/12/2019
Trên tay đánh giá nhanh Nokia 2.2 sau vài ngày sử dụng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice cameras; decent performance; elegant design; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2019
Vì sao Nokia 2.2 là sự lựa chọn tốt trong phân khúc giá rẻ?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; elegant design; nice performance; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2019
Đánh giá nhanh Nokia 2.2: Hiệu năng mượt mà, giá cực rẻ
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Nice performance; low price; modern design; decent hardware; compact size.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/09/2019
Đánh giá nhanh Nokia 2.2: Android One giá 'cực rẻ', trở về thiết kế pin rời
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Low price; long battery life. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2019
Một số ưu điểm của Nokia 2.2 'đáng đồng tiền bát gạo' có thể bạn chưa biết
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; support Google Assistant; smart AI cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2019
Nokia 2.2: Chiếc smartphone giá rẻ nhưng lại sở hữu những tính năng không hề rẻ
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; stylish design; nice display; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2019
Nokia 2.2 lên kệ Việt giá chỉ 2,3 triệu đồng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Low price; face unlock; decent autonomy; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2019
Nokia 2.2 và những ưu điểm cực kỳ đáng mua
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; stylish design; smart Google Assisstant; nice AI camera.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2019
Nokia 2.2 nâng tầm trải nghiệm mới trong phân khúc giá rẻ
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice display; decent cameras. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/02/2019
Trên tay Nokia 2.2: Màn hình giọt nước, pin 3.000 mAh, giá chỉ 2,3 triệu đồng
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Nice display; low price; decent autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2019
Nokia 2.2 trình làng với màn hình giọt nước, giá rẻ bất ngờ
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Low price; impressive design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/07/2019
Nokia 2.2 hands-on si impresii
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Good price; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/15/2019

 

Comment

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.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 304: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 210 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.Qualcomm Adreno 308: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 425 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Imagination PowerVR GE8300: Integrated graphics card for mid-range ARM SoCs.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Qualcomm Snapdragon:

212 APQ8009: Entry-level SoC with four ARM Cortex-A7 cores at max. 1.3 GHz. 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. Mediatek:

Helio A22 MT6761: ARM based quad core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.7 LTE modem (300 Mbps download).
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.153 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.1814 kg:


61.84%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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