Nokia 2 price and specs on Revu Philippines

This is the cheapest Nokia-branded smartphone running Android

In Phones by Ramon Lopez0 Comments

Early handsets from Nokia were renowned for their long and uncompromising their battery life, as some of you would attest to.

That’s not always the case now, though HMD Global, the Finnish company that produces the current and latest Nokia phones, promises the just-announced Nokia 2 will be an exception rather than the norm.

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And as the naming suggests, this is the cheapest Nokia running Android, with the Nokia 2 pegged at 99 euros. Which translates to roughly P5,946 or $115.

Nokia 2 official introduction video

The smartphone boasts a pretty sizable 4,100mAh battery, which is quoted to deliver two days of usage on a single charge — but only if you use it for five hours per day at most. Still, 10 hours of cumulative active use is nothing to scoff at, not even when the phone in question sits at the entry level of the market.

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Which, we imagine, will be a deal-breaker for many. The Nokia 2 has a 5-inch LCD display with a “good enough for HD” 720p resolution and 8- and 5-megapixel primary and secondary cameras. It sees the latest quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor inside, tethered to only 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. Ouch.

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In defense of HMD, we did say the Nokia 2 is aimed at those who are looking to upgrade from a feature phone. At least it runs Android Nougat out of the box. And it can spend hours and hours away from a wall plug.

HMD said it wants to make the Nokia 2 available by mid-November. It remains to be seen if it would end up in the Philippines later this month. But the company’s Nokia feature phones and smartphones are officially available offline and online in the country — so who knows?

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Reviews editor: Ramon “Monch” Lopez has almost 10 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.