At $159, with a bigger than iPhone 8 screen and an 8-megapixel camera comparable to the iPhone 6, the Nokia 2 outsmarts the competition.
There’s a reason why Nokia, prior to Apple, was the mobile phone brand: the Finnish company’s products were user-friendly and hardy. And when it rebooted its 3310 last year, it didn’t just generate nostalgic buzz – it did what iPhones, Samsungs, Oppos and the rest didn’t want to do: offer basic functions for people who prefer a phone that doesn’t become their lives.
Nokia 2 is part two of that: a phone that helps you keep in touch – for 48 hours longer. “People rely on their phones so much that they subconsciously ration their battery life,” says Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer of HMD Global, which develops Nokia phones. “We created a smartphone that can power through when other devices need a pit stop.”
It doesn’t promise the same speed or specifications as its competitors, and has only 8GB of storage, which can be bumped up to 128GB with a micro SD card. What it is good at is allowing you to stop carrying a power bank and charging wire, as it has a whopping 4,100 mAh (milliampere hour) battery (compared, say, to the iPhone X’s 2,716 mAh).
What can you do with that kind of power on Nokia 2 Texting, social media posts, phone calls, and occasional web browsing – which is what a balanced life should be. – CH Nokia 2 comes in black and white. It’s at 3 Mobile outlets, Best Denki, Courts, Challenger, Gain City, Handphoneshop, Lazada, M1, Mustafa and Sprint-Cass.