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Nokia 2 Series

Nokia 2.1Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 304, Qualcomm Adreno 308
Display: 5 inch, 5.5 inch
Weight: 0.161kg, 0.174kg
Price: 100, 119 euro
Average Score: 63.07% - average
Average of 17 scores (from 40 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 22%, features: 52%, display: 74%
mobility: 88%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 70%, 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 13 scores (from 31 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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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
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%
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
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%
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%
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%
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
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%
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
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
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 2.1

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

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Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 9 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 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
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

 

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

0.161 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.174 kg:


63.07%: 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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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-08-26)