Nokia 2Eavesdropping face
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Camera

0% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Poor image quality (rear camera)

I've seen the sample images taken with the Nokia 2 on GSMRena and the image quality is low. The camera is very prone to blown highlights, the dynamic range is low and the images are noisy even in broad daylight.

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Not front LED flash

The Nokia 2 doesn't have a good front-facing camera, so having a LED flash could have helped improve the low light performance when taking selfies at night, but Nokia didn't include one, only a LED flash on the back, which is kind of useless if you ask me.

Performance & Hardware

20% user satisfaction score (5 votes)
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Expandable storage using microSD

The Nokia 2 features a microSD card slot, so users can expand the storage capacity in order to be able to store more media files like photos. This is essential because the device only has 8GB of storage space.

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microSD card limited to up to 128GB

The Nokia 2 only supports microSD cards up to 128GB, you can use a higher capacity. That being said, I think this will be enough for most users, but just be aware of this limitation if you have other plans for storing multimedia or other type of files on the device.

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The Nokia 2 comes with only 8GB of built-in storage space. This is very low and if you are among those who shoot lots of images and videos, you should make sure buy a microSD card to make sure you have enough space.

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Low-performance processor (SD212)

The Nokia 2 features a very poor performing SoC, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 Quad-core processor. This means that high demanding games are definitely out of the question. Why not go with the 4xx series?

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Very low amount of RAM

Even for an entry-level device, 1GB if bottom low and definitely makes the Nokia 2 less suitable for those who multitask, those who work on several applications at the same time. The Nokia 2 wasn't designed for that due to the low amount of RAM.

Display

33.3% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection

The Nokia 2 features GG3 hardened glass for the front screen which helps protect the screen from breakage and scratches, at least to some degree better than regular glass. It's not the latest version though which is GG5.

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Pixels can be spotted from average use distance

This is a problem with large screens with HD display. Indian Express tested the phone and reported that you will spot pixels on this phone whether in a Full HD 5-inch screen you wouldn't. I hate viewing screens where the pixels are visible to the naked eye.

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No Full HD display

The Nokia 2 has only an HD display, not full HD. I think FHD is the optimal resolution for a 5-inch phone and was disappointed that Nokia hasn't decided to go with a higher resolution. The pixel density is also low as well (294 ppi).

Design

40% user satisfaction score (5 votes)
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Available in three color variants

Not that three colors are enough, but at least users have the option to choose one of three different color variations that they like best, including Pewter/Black, Pewter/White or Copper/Black.

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IP52 drip protection

The Nokia 2 is IP52 certified same as the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The phone is protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical and has some degree of dust protection. No bad, most entry-level phones have that or specify it.

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Relatively thick profile 9.3mm

The Nokia 2 has relatively thick profile compared to other phones. We use to see this in budget phones where the parts used are larger because the technology is less advanced. Furthermore, I guess the 4100mAh battery also needed some space.

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Big top and bottom bezels

The Nokia 2 has a big front and bottom bezels, definitely not following the latest design trend, but it's an entry-level phone. In 2019 I think we will get to see entry-level phones with much slimmer bezels which also make the phones smaller.

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Plastic back

A cheap device gets a very cheap back. The Nokia 2 has a polycarbonate back. What increase the durability is the aluminum frame but this is certainly not at the same standard as a full metal body smartphone. Sculpted or not, this rear side is cheap.

Audio
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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No stereo speakers

The Nokia 2 doesn't have stereo speakers, it only features a single monaural speaker so the audio quality will definitely be impaired because of this. Want stereo? connect a 3.5mm headphone to the headphone port.

Software/Apps
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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No Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box

The Nokia 2 doesn't come with Android 8.0 Oreo but features Android 7.0 pre-installed. Quite disappointing that we need to wait for a future update, which Nokia has confirmed that this is indeed planned for a future upgrade.

Connectivity

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Dual SIM variant exist
dual SIM variant

The Nokia 2 is available in both single SIM and dual-SIM variants. The dual-SIM variant is great for travelers and businessmen who need to have two separate lines and prefer using a single device than two separate devices for each line.

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No Wi-Fi 802.11ac support

The Nokia 2 doesn't support the latest WiFi 802.11ac standard which offers much faster data transfer speeds. It only supports up to 802.11n.

Battery

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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High-capacity 4100 mAh battery

One of the Nokia 2's highlights is the large 4100 mAh integrated battery. This means that you will be able to use the phone even up to two days on a single charge. Great for people who talk a lot on their phone or need a secondary phone that its battery will last longer (e.g. travelers).

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Non-removable battery

The Nokia 2 back cover can come off, but there is no way to remove the battery. Why using a plastic removable cover and not letting user replace the battery, seems like a big waste.

Other
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Not good value in my opinion

120 Euros for a phone with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and old processor, it's better to invest a bit more and go with a better phone, this is just useless specs. I better have a regular phone and not a smartphone for $20 and save my money.