The Nokia 2 which is a budget Android device, has now officially been unveiled on the Nokia’s website. The key feature of this device as per Nokia is its 2-day battery life. The device sports 1 GB of RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor. It also comes with 8 GB of onboard storage.
- 5.0” HD LTPS LCD In-Cell Touch 720p display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 212
- 1 GB LPPDDR3 RAM & 8GB internal memory
- 4100 mAh battery
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- €99 (~$115)
The device offers clean, stock Android Nougat, which will likely be updated to Android Oreo in the near future. The build is mostly polycarbonate, and it features Gorilla Glass 3. There is no waterproofing or dust proofing at all. There is an 8 MP shooter at the back and a 5 MP shooter on the front of this device.
All I want to say is that I am honestly a bit disappointed. The Redmi 4x and the even cheaper 4A are a lot better than this. The Moto devices with ads are also a better deal at this price point. The Moto E4 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. 1GB of RAM is definitely not sufficient for a good user experience.
The Snapdragon 212 is dated and was last updated around 2015. A more sensible choice would have been to go with any snapdragon 4xx series processor. The 200 series has been used in Android wear devices, which is a damn shame.
However, for the budget focused crowd who want the Nokia branding and are looking for that clean Android experience, this is more competition in the mix. It will be interesting to see how well this device fares in the markets.