REVIEW: The Nokia 2

I was privileged to be one of the few Nigerian influencers who got a new Nokia 2 at a recent event in Lagos by HMD Nigeria, new generation of Nokia-branded smartphones, feature phones and tablets.


As Nigerians, if you are old enough anyways- when Nokia is mentioned your first thought would be a perfect pictorial representation of 3310 in your mind and it’s rugged attributes that gained the phone it’s acclaimed nickname “Ojabo ko fo” meaning “ when it falls, it does not break”. The durability of the battery was out of the world as you can go on for over 5 days without charging the phone.

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Now back to the real gist, THE NEW NOKIA N2 which was launched in October 2017  I can say is one of the cheapest realest Android phones out there, trust me it’s not as bad as it looks on paper.

Now hold on, please do not close this just yet, allow me to explain the functions of this phone to you in few seconds.

The Nokia 2 comes compact with a 5-inch display. It uses a LCD display technology which is power-efficient and offers wide viewing angles. The phone has an HD (720 * 1280) pixel resolution and 294 PPI pixel. The display looks quite good and is unexpectedly bright even in outdoor conditions.

 The rear cover of the phone can be removed, giving access to the dedicated dual SIM slots and micro SD expansion slot. This smartphone has large grips on all sides, and while this may be good for grip, screen is limited as the large bottom grips are unoccupied and on-screen buttons are used for navigation. Consolation is present in the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection at the front, which is a nice addition for an entry-level smartphone.

Due to its large battery capacity, the Nokia 2 is quite thick and it’s a little heavy.

Blah Blah Blah, enough of my story yea? The koko is for a 1GB RAM phone, it can multitask to a satisfactory level and it could be upgraded to Android 8. It’s quite efficient as a gift to your young niece and siblings. Or to that side babe you don’t really want to spend money on.



Announced: October 31, 2017.

Available: Yes.

SIM: Single & Dual Nano SIM slots.

Platform: Android Operating System (Android 7.1.1 Nougat), upgradeable to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Price Range: N35,000

Fingerprint: No.


Technology: GSM / HSDPA / LTE

2G Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300).

Network Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps.


Type: LTPS LCD IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size: 5.0 inches.

Resolution: 720 * 1280 pixels (HD).

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Dimensions: 143.6 * 71.3 * 9.3 mm.

Colours: Pewter/Black, Pewter/White & Pewter/Copper.


Chipset: 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor.

Processor Speed: 1.3GHz.

CPU: Quad-core.

GPU: Adreno 304.


WLAN: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth: v4.1.

Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE.

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS & BDS.

USB: micro-USB v2.0.

NFC: No.

FM Radio: Yes.



Internal Storage: 8GB.

External Storage: expandable up to 128GB via microSD.


Rear Camera: 8MP.

Rear Flash: Yes, LED Flash.

Features: Autofocus & Automatic scene detection.

Front Camera: 5MP.

Front Flash: No.

Features: n/a.


Capacity: 4100mAh.

Type: Non-removable Li-ion battery

Fast Charging: No.

Standby Time: Up to 1340 hours (3G).

Talk time: Up to 19 hours (3G).

Music Playback: up to 139 hours.




Ambient Light.



– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player

– HTML5 Browser

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player

– Photo/video editor

– Document editor.



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