Photos & Videos: Nokia 2 hands on

HMD Global today announced the Nokia 2, their most affordable smartphone to date. The 2 targets the 100-150$ price segment, that takes up to 17% of all phones sold globally, and about 30% in India. The 2 features a low end Snapdragon 212, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 8MP rear and 5MP front camera, Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and a 4100mAh battery so that the feature phone users that make the switch to Nokia 2 can enjoy several days of battery life like they used to.

Down below, we collected some of the hands on videos (and photos) that the Indian press made during their time with the Nokia 2. Take a look down below.



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Seeing some hands on videos and photos, I have to say the 2 really looks good. My biggest concern still remains the performance of the device, or simply put, will Snapdragon 212 and 1GB of RAM be enough for the average user of HMD’s targeted customer group. You can learn more about Nokia 2 here.

What do you think about the 2? πŸ™‚

Photos: TheHandHeldBlog & Techlomedia

  • Viccky Maurya

    Honestly, I like the phone build quality and look. But it will lag with SD212 and 1GB RAM. I dont know what is wrong with HMD management team who choosed this configuration….
    They should have launched-
    Nokia 2 with SD 412/1.5-2GB RAM
    Nokia 3 with SD 430/2GB RAM
    Nokia 5 with SD 435/450- 2/3GB RAM
    Nokia 6 with SD 625/3-4GB RAM
    Nokia 7 with SD 630/6GB RAM
    Nokia 7+ with SD 660/4GB RAM.

    • The main culprit is the Nokia 3. They had no other option left for Nokia 2. Nokia 3 has 2GB RAM and MT6737 so if they used a SD4XX coupled with 2GB RAM in a Nokia 2 then who would buy a Nokia 3? πŸ˜› They will have to come up with better phone starting from MWC πŸ™‚ Only next gen can help them now πŸ™‚ We might soon see a fall in price of Nokia 3, 5 and Nokia 6. Just look for the deals on Nokia 6 on 26th January πŸ˜€
      From next year they should release these phones.
      Nokia 1 – Sailfish OS, 2GB RAM, entry level mediatek processor, 16GB Storage, 5+8MP Autofocus cameras with Pro mode, a big battery, all necessary sensors, “DUAL SIM AND A DEDICATED microSD SLOT” – This one is more important.

      Nokia 2 – Android GO and Specs same as Nokia 1

      Nokia 3 – SD435, 2GB RAM, 32 GB Storage, 8+8MP cameras, 5″ 720p display, enable quick charge if the processor supports it, enable NFC too. finger print scanner, all important sensors, “DUAL SIM AND A DEDICATED microSD SLOT” – This one is more important.

      Nokia 5 SD430/450, 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage, 13+8MP cameras, 5.3″ 720p display, quickcharge, NFC, Glance, double tap to wake, 3000mAh battery, add a camera button that is customisable. “DUAL SIM AND A DEDICATED microSD SLOT” – This one is more important. πŸ™‚

      Nokia 6 – 5.5″ 1080p display SD 450/630, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 16+8MP cameras, 1080 display, quickcharge, NFC, Glance, double tap to wake, 3500mAh batttery, customisable camera button, “DUAL SIM AND A DEDICATED microSD SLOT” – This one is more important.

      Nokia 7 – 5.5″ 1080p display, SD 660, 4/6GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 20MP Camera and 8MP Front Camera, OZO Audio, Bothie, 4K Video Capture, SloMo videos, 3500mAh battery, Double Tap to wake, Glance, customisable Camera Button, “DUAL SIM AND A DEDICATED microSD SLOT” – This one is more important.

      Nokia 8 – 5.5″ 2k display (reduce the bezel size as many are just complaining. I like those top and bottom bezels though. They add a personality to the device. :)), SD845, Dual camera setup with bigger sensors, large aperture compared to current Nokia 8, Double Tap to wake, Glance, customisable Camera Button, “DUAL SIM AND A DEDICATED microSD SLOT” – This one is more important.

      Nokia 9 – IDK… Just cram in the best you guys can πŸ™‚ Remove Dual camera if a single sensor can do much better than Dual Setup πŸ™‚ Bring back pureview if you can. And with this device we don’t want to hear negative thoughts from the media regarding camera. It should be like a Love at First Sight πŸ˜€

      Plz do not announce phones in a hurry. It is very bad if the phone can’t be delivered within a few weeks after launch.


      • Gerrard Jr

        can i add ois on nokia 7?

      • EricLovesSymbian

        EricLovesSymbian says:

        I love it! Your response was so long and detail oriented, very nice!

        You meant what you said! You meant it…


    • The biggest issue to me about HMD Management would be..
      This phone got a proper event πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Also, now they should literally just put up 9 as soon as they can with 835 and the end.

      CES or MWC 2018..
      A fresh Start.

  • Stinger

    Just watched to first video for now. It’s not too laggy, but I did notice some hesitation whenever the reviewer pressed the Home button. It’s nothing bad, I was especially keeping an eye open for any lags. Let’s hope it can run smoothly.

    • Viccky Maurya

      Yes…. We can only hope. πŸ˜€

    • Deep Shekhar

      Someone can only hope for smooth performance,But in reality it lag as hell.Nokia VETERANS who had decades of experience came out with this phone that’s something amazes us.

      How can anyone even think of 1GB of RAM on an ANDROID device??????!!!

      Windows ran well on lower configurations but this isn’t Windows.

      And Also the pricing is also a bummer.If it had been €49 or less then it would’ve surely gained a lot more attention and would’ve upgraded a ton of feature Phones.

      I think HMD Global has a mission of making Nokia’s Brand to dust as Elop did.

      • Stinger

        I just remembered my Nokia N9. $800 and 1 Gig of RAM. Lol lol lol.
        Reviews on this Nokia 2 are going to be interesting. Great looking phone though.

        • People are praising Nokia 2 in the west while in India people are very disappointed and giving names to Nokia. πŸ˜›
          Android can’t even run on 2-3 gigs RAM sometimes and this guy just has 1gig of ram up its sleeve and more than half of that is used by the system itself. πŸ˜›
          I really like the way Nokia 2 is designed. Looks really beautiful. πŸ™‚

          • Don’t think it’s specifically about Nokia 2, because the same comments come always after a company (doesn’t have to be Nokia) announces a device. You can buy a (insert name) with better specs for (insert amount) less money. (insert a Chinese manufacturer) is much better then this. Then it goes but what about (chose from: little RAM/weak SoC/small display/big display/small battery/no some irrelevant feature/no innovation etc).

            Doesn’t matter the hemisphere, making final judgements (or sales projections lol) based on a paper sheet and no real life experience and little market research doesn’t make sense.

            It’s good to have an opinion and share it with some arguments, but don’t go in a crusade for a phone lol

            Anyways, the 2 is a low end device and real life performance will matter the most. On paper it looks bad, but if it can do basic things for that price, it’s OK.

            Also, in the West there are not that much “affordable” Chinese phones that retail via official channels, so low end phones for Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, Alcatel or others are horrible for the price, but people still buy them and use them for their needs. Transport, duties, retail margins, patents and tax increase the price, so it’s not surprising that the 2 won’t be available in some developed countries.

          • Yeah, Nokia 2 is a low end device but it offers much more features compared to similarly priced phones from tier 1 brands. For eg: Look at J2 2017 πŸ™‚

      • LOL €49 hahhaha. Are you serious? If they price it at 5k then this phone will be a hit in India imo. Nokia 2 also offers few good things like a big battery, better display, latest android updates, a proper dual sim with dedicated sd card slot which xiaomi’s don’t offer, a better build quality which is not seen at this price point and the most important – all imp sensors are present Moto C+ priced at 7k doesn’t even come with Ambient Light sensor.
        There is 1 thing which i find to be a gimmick in this phone and that is Google Assistant. Who uses that in India? And bringing that to such a low price segment is of no use. People buying this phone won’t even be aware of a thing called Google Assistant. The best way to use Nokia 2 is by disabling all useless google apps like news, movies, etc etc and limiting the background tasks. πŸ˜›
        Only 1 app is enough to test the performance of this phone. Just install facebook and this phone is done. πŸ˜›

  • I will assume this phone to have the loudest speaker among all current Nokia smartphones. Same as Nokia X. Nokia X is really loud and that is a great feature to have at low price points becoz the buyers of this phone will not miss a call when they travel via public transport and through busy streets of India. You won’t even know if your phone is ringing in such loud places. My Nokia 114 helps me when i am outside LOL. Lumia 1320 has the lowest speaker output same as Lumia 710 πŸ˜›