Nokia 2 is the latest budget phone from HMD Global. This device was released in November and it packs a lot good features that make it one of the best cheap smartphones that you can buy in Kenya. One of the key selling points of the Nokia 2 is its long battery life. It comes with a 4100mAh battery that can power it for up to two days. HMD Global claims that everything that has been used to make this phone has been specially engineered to use as little power as possible. On this page, you will find Nokia 2 Price in Kenya, specs and everything you need to know.
The Key features of Nokia 2
- 5.0 inches display, 720 pixels by 1280 pixels
- Android v7.1.1 Nougat, upgradable to Android v8.0 Oreo
- 1.3GHz Quad-core CPU, Qualcomm MSM8909v2 Snapdragon 212
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage
- 8MP back camera
- 5MP front camera
- 4100mAh non-removable battery
Nokia 2 Price in Kenya
|Safaricom||KSh10,499.00 Visit Safaricom Shops To Buy|
|Phone Place|| KSh9,500.00 |
|Phone Store|| KSh9,000.00 |
|Phone Point|| KSh9,100.00 |
Design & Display
- Display type: LPTS – IPS LCD capacitive
- Display size: 5.0 inches (67.4% screen-to-body ratio)
- Screen resolution: 720 pixels by 1280 pixels
- Screen protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
This phone comes with a 5.0 inches sharp display with good contrast ratio. This display is better than the displays you get in most phones in its price range. In addition, the screen is protected by corning Gorilla Glass 3. This is something that you will not get in most budget phones.
The Nokia 2 has an aluminum frame and polycarbonate back. Back mate finish and size make it really easy to hold and use this phone in one hand.
Overall, this smartphone is a good looking budget phone.
Hardware, Software & Performance
- Operating System: Android v7.1.1 Nougat-planned upgrade to v8.0 Oreo
- CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-core Cortex-A57
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8909v2 Snapdragon 212
- GPU: Adreno 304
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 8GB, microSD up-to 128GB
This smartphone comes with Android v7.1.1 (Nougat) out-of-the box. Like other Nokia smartphones launched this year, this phone promises to deliver a pure Android experience. Furthermore, HMD global promises that the Nokia 2 will get an update to Android v8.0 Oreo soon.
This smartphone has modest performance specifications on paper. It is powered by Qualcomm MSM8909v2 Snapdragon 212 CPU that is supported by 1GB of RAM. Well, it should run all the basic applications smoothly, especially because there are no third party apps pre-installed.
8GB storage space provided by the this smartphone may not be sufficient. To make things worse, about 3GB is taken up by the Android system, leaving approximately 5GB to the user. Luckily, this smartphone comes with a dedicated micro-SD slot. If you require more space, you can use this slot to expand memory up to 128GB.
- Back: 8 megapixels, LED flash, autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch-focus, 720@30fps video
- Front: 5 megapixels
This mobile phone has a camera profile that fits a budget phone. Both the 8MP rear camera and the 5MP front facing camera can take decent quality photos. This rear camera can record 720p videos.
- Type: Li-Ion, non-removable
- Capacity: 4100mAh
Battery life is the key selling point of this phone. It is impressive that the company managed to squeeze a 4100mAh battery into the Nokia 2. The huge battery, small display & power efficient internals make it possible for this phone to provide up to two days of service after a full recharge. Unfortunately, the Nokia 2 does not support fast charging.
Nokia 2 Pros & Cons
- Long battery life
- Good design & build quality
- Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection
- No fast charging
- 8GB storage is not sufficient. Fortunately, there is a dedicated microSD slot that supports cards of up to 128GB.
Nokia 2 Full Specifications
|Dimensions||143.5mm x 71.3mm x 9.3mm|
|Body material||Aluminum frame, plastic back|
|Size||5.0 inches, (67.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Type||LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Resolution||720 pixels x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (294PPI)|
|Operating System||Android v7.1.1 Nougat, upgradable to Android v8.0 Oreo|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8909v2 Snapdragon 212|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 128GB|
|CAMERA||Rear: 8 Megapixels-autofocus, touch focus, geo-tagging, LED flash & 720p@30fps video recording, Front: 5 Megapixels|
|Features||LED flash, AF, geo-tagging, touch focus, 720p@30fps video recording|
|SOUND||Loudspeaker, 3.5mm jack, Vibration, ringtones|
|Alert types||Vibrations, ringtones|
|WILAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Bluetooth||v4.1, A2DP, LE|
|FM Radio||Yes, with RDS|