Nokia has been launching its new smartphones back-to-back – very frequently – and it has recently launched its new budget segment device, Nokia 2.3 at an event in Egypt. Some of the key highlights of this device are that it is the part of the Android One program, has a 4,000mAh battery, and packs a dual-camera setup at the back. This phone is the successor of the Nokia 2.2 which was released earlier this year and the battery, camera plus display have been improved. Coming in the budget segment, this device will be competing with the likes of the Redmi Note 8, Realme 5s, Vivo U10, and more. How will it fare in this tight segment? Let’s check out in the Nokia 2.3 review below:
Design and display
Nokia 2.3 is bigger than its predecessor and is heavier as well. While the Nokia 2.2 weighed 153 grams, the Nokia 2.3 weighs 183 grams and is 30 grams heavier. The increase in weight is due to the big 4,000mAh battery that claims to offer a two-day battery life. Even though the weight has been increased on paper. we still find it light and easy to use. It comes with a premium overall look and feel. The metal sides and rear polymer panel is textured with “3D nano texture” for a better grip. Get career updates with us just by visiting regularly.
The front panel carries a waterdrop notch which is bit V-shaped and it was bit rounded on the Nokia 2.2. There is a thick chin at the bottom of the display, which carries a Nokia logo on it. The devices come in three color options – Sand, Charcoal, and Cyan Green. There is a dual-camera setup in the top center of the rear. There is no fingerprint sensor on the device. Although, Nokia has managed to integrate face recognition in it.
On the right, you will find a volume rocker and power button, and a dedicated Google Assistant key is on the left. There is a 3.5mm audio jack on the top while the bottom has a Micro-USB port and speaker.
Coming to the display, there is a large 6.2-inch HD+ display with a 720×1520-pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. The display was bright decently and have good color reproduction. The display is a bot of reflective especially when the direct light falls on it – talking about daytime. It is a decent display overall and you will like watching videos and movies on it.
Under the hood, the Nokia 2.3 is powered by the MediaTek Helio A22 processor, which is the same as the Nokia 2.2. The processor is coupled with 2GB RAM and packs 32GB of storage. You can also expand your memory up to 512GB using the microSD card slot. The device does good and when it comes to simpler tasks, you won’t feel any lags or hiccups. Nokia 2.3 is a part of the Android One programme, and runs on stock Android Pie. It is a clean phone when it comes to bloatware, customizations, and you won’t get any nonsensical ads. This is the biggest USP of this device – a minimalistic and clean UI. The phone will be getting Android 10 soon as it is marked as an Android 10-ready device.
The Nokia 2.2 packs a dual-rear camera setup which includes a 13-megapixel primary camera that has an f/2.2 aperture, plus a 2-megapixel depth sensor for portraits. The company has also included a new feature called
Recommended Shot, which will help you to take several shots of the same frame in quick succession and present you with the best one, based on AI processing that will happen under the hood. On the front, there is a
5-megapixel selfie sensor sitting inside the waterdrop-shaped notch. Nokia also offers AI beauty filters for users to play with. Photos came out to be well-detailed in the daytime while in low light, shots had little noise.
Talking about the battery, the Nokia 2.3 has a high-capacity 4,000mAh battery. Nokia claims that it will provide you two-day battery life. And it is true! With casual usage, you can stretch this device to the second day. If you use it heavily, then too you can see 20-25 percent left in the juice bank. You get a 5V/1A charger in the box to charge this device. Get updates about freeJobalert from us when you are searching based upon technology, skills and others.
It is clear that HMD Global is trying to compete with the likes of Xiaomi and Realme. But, is it working for them? Nokia has made the camera quality and battery life as the main selling points. The same goes for the Nokia 2.3! The phone looks premium, comes with a bigger display, and the best thing – it uses clean UI, purely Android. There are devices offering an all-round performance coming from Xiaomi and Realme. Compare Nokia 2.3 with them, they are a class apart. If you are looking for a clean device, then the Nokia 2.3 can be your choice. Else, look somewhere else!