Launched by Nokia HMD last year, finally, Nokia 2 made it’s debut here in the Philippines, the most affordable Android smartphone offered by Nokia HMD yet, next to Nokia 3.

For only P5,290, you will get a PURE ANDROID EXPERIENCE phone and a huge 4,100 mAh Battery that promises 2-day battery life. With this battery lifespan, you can do more without needing a charger in a day or two!

Display

This is the Nokia 2 Pewter-White variant.

The smartphone has a 720 x 1280 HD screen. The screen still looks stunning with its IPS panel. The colors are sharp even in the sunlight. The texts are readable and the colors are stunning.  In addition, the LCD has an LTPS technology is a power saver and consumes less battery, makes its contributing factor to make Nokia 2’s battery life takes longer. Its front panel is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which endure scratches and accidental drops.

Build Aesthetics

Nokia phones, as we all know, builds the most durable phones ever in mobile phone history. The Nokia 2 stands out with in terms of aesthetics as well as the build of this phone on its category and price point.

You expect a better grip on your hands because of its size! It is enough in your hands actually. You can operate the phone using one hand!

Looking at the back, the Nokia 2 has a durable yet high-quality removable polycarbonate back cover (who knows it may give us an option to have interchangeable covers in the future!) that houses the Nano SIM Cards and MicroSD Card Slots. It allows you to expand up to 128GB of storage via MicroSD Card! This also the first time that HMD implemented the removable back cover with their Android smartphone. I love how the overall build of the phone, it is good and visually appealing for its price point.

Not to mention that Nokia 2 has several variants that vary in some markets. The TA-1029 is a Dual-SIM, Dual Standby variant, on the other hand, the TA-1007 is a Single-SIM variant.

The Nokia 2 has its non-user replaceable battery with the capacity of 4,100 mAh. You don’t have to carry your power banks (yes, with “S”) all the time to enjoy your phone!

The frame is made of 6000-series aluminum material, colored in Pewter Black, that saves you helps to absorb accidental drops.

You will see the power button and volume keys on the right side. The good thing is, like the Nokia 3, the Nokia doesn’t have a camera bump! The loud loudspeaker is on the right side of the back cover instead placing it on the bottom side of the smartphone. Which I find it so neat!

The 6000-series aluminum frame is solid, that it may hurt my feet when dropped…kidding!

Speaking of the bottom side, the Nokia 2 has a Micro-USB port, a microphone, and antennas.

User Interface and Experience

Pure-stock Settings App

Nokia 2 runs pure Android OS installed with Android 7.1.1 OS out-of-the-box with the promise of secure and up-to-date major and minor security updates.

The phone has no bloatware -no unnecessary apps and skins. The experience is so smooth, the animations are fluid. It is also expected that the Nokia 2 to jump on Android 8.1 Oreo update sometime this year.

Ask anything with Google Assistant app effortlessly!

Along with the China-exclusive Nokia 7 and Nokia 6 (Second Gen), the Nokia 2 has on-screen navigation buttons. It has a fancy animation that is most similar to what we found on Google Pixel when pressing the home/circle icon.

The Nokia 2 has the latest Snapdragon 212 Quad Core Processor, it is also a good entry level processor that is decent enough to run apps and casual games, but still, it is subjected to be tested on our full review. So far, the most frequent apps I such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are running well with no force close or lags!

What you want us to do with the Nokia 2? Let us know in your comments!

Nokia 2 Quick Specs

Android 7.1 Nougat Out of the Box (Android 8.1 Oreo Upgradable)
5.0” LTPS-IPS HD (1280 x 720) Display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 Quad-core Processor
8 MP  Rear Camera
5 MP Front Camera
8 GB Storage / Expandable up to 128GB
1 GB RAM
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G LTE
Dual SIM (TA-1029), Single SIM (TA-1007)
Micro USB
4,100 mAh Battery
IP52 Spill Resistant
Pewter/Black, Pewter/White, Copper/Black (Depending in some markets)

US: $100 USD ~
INDIA: ₹6,449.00 to ₹7,499.00
PH: P5,290

UPDATE 1: Nokia 2 will jump to Android 8.1 Update, skipping 8.0
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EXCLUSIVE PROMO FOR THE PHILIPPINES!

The Power of two! Get two Nokia 2 for P10,000 pesos with 0% interest for 6 months via Home Credit! Avail now at Memoxpress nationwide and online via Argomall.com. Promo is valid from February 1 to February 28, 2018!

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