Nokia 2 has up to 56 days standby time + differences between model numbers

HMD designed Nokia 2 as a device that will help transition millions of Nokia feature phone users to Nokia Android smartphones. A feature that Nokia (and other) feature phones have, that the smartphones (mostly) lack, is the amazing battery life of several days, if not more than a week. Thus, HMD decided to equip Nokia 2 with a huge 4100mAh battery, coupled with underpowered specifications to keep the price as low as possible.

Thanks to the data sheet Nokia Mobile sent to the press, we now know more interesting facts about the battery life and the differences between various models, designated for different markets.

I’m a little angry at HMD for not mentioning this at the announcement or on the official web page, but Nokia 2 scored an amazing (up to) 1340 hours in standby mode, which translates into almost 58 days of standy time. This basically means, if you charge a Nokia 2 (LTE, Single SIM) to 100% and leave the device in a drawer, it will survive almost 2 months without a need to recharge. In comparison, the standby time of Nokia 3310 is 31 days.

Other measures show the 4100mAh battery will endure 19 hours of talking, 139 hours of music playback or 14 hours of video playback. Truly amazing battery life achieved in the lab. HMD’s statement about “2 days of battery life” is based on real life testing by HMD employees, reveals the sheet. Meaning the battery life for consumers could be much greater.

The sheet also shows the differences between models designated for various markets. Thanks to FCC database and the sheet, we made the following table.

Check the full data sheets down below.

All in all, the 2, thanks to its attractive looks, price and battery could attract a lot of feature phone users, and others who want a smartphone with a great battery for a secondary device. Again, it’s a shame HMD didn’t emphasize the standby time in the official announcements or mentioned it on their website. After all, it’s something they can brag about on the Nokia 2.

You can learn more about Nokia 2 here or visit the official Nokia site here.

As always, leave your thoughts in the comments down below. 🙂

  • Hemedans

    If they want superior battery life, then 14nm soc is must. 14hrs of video playback is not that great if phone like A3 2017 with mere 2350mah can achieve almost 17 hours.

    Samsung now even in low end they use 14nm soc.

    If you check lumia 650 or lenovo yoga Tab 3 10 battery test sd 212 is not that efficient.

    Lets see benchmark first, maybe HMD did some magic in there.

    • Xiaomi today launched Y1 Lite for the same price as Nokia 2.

      Now people might have different opinions on Nokia and xiaomi…

      Y1 lite
      Snapdragon 425
      2GB + 16GB + Dedicated SD Card slot

      Maybe I’ll be wrong but to my understanding the ones upgrading to smartphone would consider better internals over better software updates.

      • Hemedans

        Xiaomi is available in few countries, And Nokia has some advantage over them like Good display, Camera and build Quality.

        Samsung is Another story, they are available everywhere, they use amoled display, they have good warranties, and their 2017 lineup use 14nm soc even in low end.

        • I think the markets where Nokia 2 is targeted at is where Xiaomi/other Chinese already live. It will be only developed countries where people will pay some extra for a weaker hardware just on the sake of brand name.

          Trust me Xiaomi’s build for the low end segment isn’t anywhere bad. Nokia’s aim to capitalize on brand name in the extreme low-end segment shows little fruit. Again, it is not the Lumia 520 which redefined the price segment. This is Nokia 2 which contributes nothing to making the segment better. A returning brand could have given up some margins to offer something better to the consumer. An android phone with a GB of RAM and running on Snapdragon 2xx is a stupid idea. The SD212 is from 2015 and we are entering 2018.

          • Hemedans

            Here in Africa very few countries have Xiaomi officialy, others they just import them, and they are expensive like other big brands,

            You wont believe if i told you phone like galaxy j1, huawei y530, Tecno y3 etc sell like hotcakes and they have only 512MB ram.

          • Duck. Can’t imagine a world without Xiaomi, Honor (Huawei) and OnePlus (OPPO/VIVO inc.)
            Nokia/HMD should have focused there in this case. I don’t see a market of Nokia 2 in India. Maybe just for the offline folks who do not know that these online brands exist.

  • johala02

    I like the overall design on Nokia 2. But its a hard competition on this segment. Not just Xiaomi.
    We got other Chinese brands.

    One example:
    Vernee Thor E with 4G/LTE. 3GB RAM 16GB ROM and include a fingerprintsensor.
    Also a big battery at 5020mAh and a much lower price than Nokia 2.
    (They sell a lot of that model online to Russia, EU and Brazil etc..

    Yes I know Nokia is a known brand, but even so its a hard sell if you compare it with other options.