Nokia 2 Quick Review: USP goes beyond specifications, but is it enough?

Nokia 2 Quick Review: USP goes beyond specifications, but is it enough?

HMD Global, the small Finnish firm behind Nokia's comeback into the smartphone game seems to be quite bullish about the Nokia 2. The architecture in 4G feature phones is much like smartphones, so things like battery life, the usability of the phone become important. If that was not clear from the outset, HMD Global decided to launch the phone in a metro station - in amongst the masses so as to speak - to hammer home the point.

With support for VoLTE and VoWiFi, the device is bound to answer your long-term commute needs.

The phone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC, the successor of Snapdragon 210 and is designed specifically as an entry-level offering. So the phone just offers a basic level of usage. "It is an introduction to the smartphone for all the feature phone users", explained Joho.

With that in mind, HMD is today launching the Nokia 2 smartphone. The modest Snapdragon 212 SoC on the phone is likely to aid the battery life.

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Price- The Nokia 2 has been priced at 99 euros, which is a little over Rs 7,400. Supreme confidence in one's product indeed.

On the front, you have a 5-inch HD LTPS display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Without the exact pricing of Nokia 2 in India, we cannot draw a final conclusion on whether it is worth the buck. The phone will be available in Black, White and Copper colour options. As you may know, the Nokia 8 doesn't feature a bezel-less design or keep up with the latest trends in smartphones. The matte finish at the back and the compact form factor owing to a 5-inch display makes gives it pleasant ergonomics and it feels great in the hand. A final evaluation of the display will have to wait till the full review of the Nokia 2. But Google is making its platform more resource friendly by optimizing it under Android Go project. It also supports gestures such as double-clicking the power button to activate the camera from any screen as well as from the sleep mode. There has been a constant inflow of Nokia handsets at regular intervals since. While I am yet to test the rear camera fully, suffice to say it will not blow you away. The front camera seemed to produce decent shots - suitable enough for social media use anyway. I guess as we look at bezel-less smartphones this year in the higher-end spectrum, the design language in the budget segment is also bound to receive an overhaul.