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The Nokia 2 Makes it Possible to Leave Your Charger at Home

03 November 2017 | Jonathan So

Do you often find yourself forgetting to bring along your smartphone charger along and then scrambling to look for one when the battery runs low? Well, this could be a thing of the past, thanks to the latest Nokia phone model, the Nokia 2 and its battery life.

The Nokia 2, the latest addition to Nokia’s smartphone family, is equipped with a whopping 4,100mAh battery that is expected to last up to two days on a single charge. That is without you needing to ration your battery life and limiting your phone usage for the battery life to last longer!

Aside from its 4,100mAh battery, the Nokia 2 comes with specs that are unabashedly entry-level; nothing worth shouting about but still sufficient for everyday smartphone needs.

Design

Design-wise, the Nokia 2 sports an aluminium frame that is machined from a single block of aluminium. While the frame is made of metal, the back of the device is plastic. Nevertheless, the decision to equip the Nokia 2 with a metal frame makes it look and feel much better than what its price tag suggests.

Display

In terms of display, the Nokia 2 comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display with a 1280p x 720p resolution. This translates to a bright and crisp viewing experience while delivering low power consumption. Although the screen is unable to offer you the deepest blacks and vivid colour representation, it still does a commendable job in ensuring that you can view whatever is on the screen without much issue. Furthermore, the screen is fortified with Gorilla Glass 3 on top, making it more scratch-resistant.

Internal Specs

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB worth of internal storage. Yes, we can agree that 8GB storage does seem mediocre by today’s standards, even for an entry-level smartphone. Good news is though, that you can expand it up to 128GB via microSD.

Software

Considering that the Nokia 2 is coined as a budget-level device, it is a pleasant surprise that the device is installed with Google Assistant and a close-to-stock Android Nougat 7.1.1. The phone is also “Oreo-ready”, meaning that it can be upgraded to Android Oreo when the update is available. Furthermore, it has also been confirmed that the Nokia 2 will also receive monthly security updates.

Camera

As the Nokia 2 is an entry-level smartphone, it is understandable that the device is not equipped with industry-leading cameras. The phone features an 8MP rear camera with automatic scene detection and autofocus, as well as a 5MP selfie shooter in front. Although the cameras may sound underwhelming, Nokia compensates it by allowing users to have access to unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos.

As of now, the Nokia 2 price in Malaysia remains unconfirmed. However, seeing that the phone is priced at €99 (RM487.00), you can expect it to be priced below the Nokia 3 which is currently priced at RM599.00 – if it is to be launched in Malaysia in the first place.

Make no mistake; specs-wise, the Nokia 2 is still an entry-level smartphone. However, in terms of battery life, it is on par or fares better than a lot of flagship phones available today. And the fact that it is really, really cheap is the cherry on top. If you are looking for an affordable smartphone that will not leave you hanging in the middle of the day, then the Nokia 2 is a phone you should consider getting.

However, in terms of battery life, it is on par or fares better than a lot of flagship phones available today. And the fact that it is really, really cheap is the cherry on top.

As the availability of the Nokia 2 in Malaysia is pending confirmation, you can also check out other Nokia smartphones in the meantime if you are looking for budget-friendly yet reliable smartphones.

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