HMD Global announced the launch of the Nokia 2 this week, which is exciting for many reasons but mostly because of its battery life. The Nokia 2 has exceptional battery life compared with other smartphones and can last up to two full days.
You may think that this will decrease the smartphone’s performance but Nokia are assuring us that isn’t the case. The Nokia name has become synonymous with reliability and simplicity whilst never compromising on quality. The Nokia 2 has a sleek design which is crafted from a single block of aluminium and features Corning Gorilla Glass. The Polycarbonate back completes the ergonomic design and is sculpted to deliver a great feel and stylish appearance. It’s available in pewter and black, pewter and white or copper and black.
The long-lasting battery really is the unique selling point though and with a capacity of 4100 mAh, it is clear to see why. The 5-inch LTPS LCD HD display doesn’t eat away at the power, yet still delivers sharp, bright images. Your photos and videos will be crisp and clear and you can browse for hours without draining the battery as quickly as you would with an average smartphone.
This phone also features a camera with automatic scene detection and auto focus to assist budding photographers in getting the best shots possible. There’s a 5MP front camera for selfie enthusiasts and a memory card slot to store all those photos. There’s also extra photo and video storage available using Google Photos.
The Nokia 2 runs on Android Nougat and combines a Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform. As you would expect with an Android phone, you get features like Google Assistant but no preinstalls or skins. It is Android Oreo ready and receives two security updates a month to ensure it is up-to-date and your smartphone is safe.
Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer of HMD Global said, “People rely on their phones so much these days with many people subconsciously rationing their battery life when out and about so they can last the day. We don’t think you should have to do less with your phone which is why we created a smartphone that can power through when other devices need a pit stop.
“With the Nokia 2, we wanted to replicate the unique Android experience we’ve delivered so far with the long-lasting battery which so many fans associate and expect from their Nokia phones. To make this a reality, every component of the Nokia 2- from the display to battery, chipset to system design – has been engineered to draw as little power as possible from the huge battery to give fans a long-lasting phone they can rely on.”
The Nokia 2 will have an RRP of €99. If you would like to read more about the Nokia 2, you can do so on the Nokia website.
Technical specifications for the Nokia 2
- GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
- WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8
- LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
- Network: LTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL, VoLTE, Video Calling, VoWiFi
- CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform
- OS: Android Nougat
- RAM: RAM 1GB DDR3
- Storage: 8GB e-MMC (up to 128GB with MicroSD card)
- Display: 5.0” HD 1280 x 720 LTPS LCD, In-Cell Touch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
- Primary camera: 8MP auto focus with LED flash
- Front-facing camera: 5MP fixed focus
- Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.1, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou, FM/(RDS)
- Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass
- Battery: 4100 mAh
- SIM slot: 2 Nano-SIM + 1 uSD slot (Dual SIM) / Nano-SIM + 1 uSD slot (Single SIM)
- Input/output: Micro USB (USB 2.0), 3.5mm audio jack
- Dimensions: 143.5 x 71.3 x 9.30 mm
Would the promise of a longer-lasting smartphone battery tempt you to purchase the Nokia 2?