HMD is bringing the most recent model of the Nokia 2, referred to as the “Nokia 2.2,” to the US. It is $139 and at present on the market at Best Buy and Amazon. You would possibly count on a fairly stripped-down machine for $139, however as traditional, HMD is delivering bundle for the value, with a reasonably fashionable design, the newest model of Android, and a killer replace package deal with two years of main OS updates and three years of safety updates.
On the entrance, you will have a 5.71-inch, 1520×720 IPS LCD with a flagship-emulating notch design and rounded corners. There is a sizable bezel on the underside with a giant “Nokia” emblem on it, nevertheless it’s exhausting to complain about that for $140.
It is a cheap phone, so do not anticipate a ton within the specs division. Powering the Nokia 2.2 is a MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, which is simply four Cortex A53 cores at 2GHz. The US model will get 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage model with a choice so as to add a MicroSD card. The again and sides are plastic, and on the aspect you will discover an additional physical button, which is able to summon the Google Assistant. The again truly comes off, and—get this—you may take away the 3000mAh battery! Speaking of unnecessarily eliminated smartphone options from the previous, there’s additionally a headphone jack.
As it is a low-finish cellphone, there are some issues you might be lacking out on. Alongside the underside, you may discover an historical microUSB port, so you possibly can’t bounce to the newer USB-C commonplace that dearer smartphones have been utilizing for years. There’s additionally no fingerprint reader wherever on the system. The rear-firing speaker seems anemic, and we’d not count on a lot from the 5MP entrance camera or 13MP rear camera.
Whereas the specs and design are wonderful for the value, the software program here’s what makes the Nokia 2.2 (and any HMD Nokia cellphone, actually) price being attentive to. You get inventory Android with the total replace bundle of two years of main updates and three years of safety updates, which is totally unprecedented at this price point.
This can be a GSM cellphone, so it ought to work in your native T-Mobile and AT&T bands, together with all their MVNOs. The phone is on the Internet in the present day on Amazon and Best Buy and can come to pick physical Finest Buy stores August 4.