Nokia 2 Promises 2 Days of Battery Life

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Android with 8 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve covered HMD’s Nokia-branded Android handset efforts, but this one deserves a look: It just announced the Nokia 2, a low-end smartphone that promises two days of battery life.

“With the Nokia 2, we wanted to replicate the unique Android experience we’ve delivered so far with the long-lasting battery which so many fans associate and expect from their Nokia phones,” HMD Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas notes. “To make this a reality, every component of the Nokia 2, from the display to battery, chipset to system design, has been engineered to draw as little power as possible from the huge battery to give fans a long-lasting phone they can rely on.”

From a specifications perspective, the Nokia 2 doesn’t look like anything special: It’s powered by a low-end 1.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal storage (upgradeable to 128 GB with microSD), and its 5-inch display is an LCD panel running at just 1280 x 720. But the device itself is attractive and professional looking, and it’s made of aluminum and sculpted polycarbonate which should bring a momentary thrill to even the most jaded former Nokia user.

The battery life may just be the icing on the cake. According to HMD, it was able to achieve two full days of battery life through a combination of factors that include a high-capacity 4100 mAh battery and components that have been chosen and configured for this use.

And the price is right: At just €99—about $115—the Nokia 2 is truly affordable. It will be available in three color choices, Pewter/Black, Pewter/White and Copper/Black, and provides a pure Android 7.1.1 experience.

Will it come to the U.S.? It’s unlikely, given how things have gone with previous Nokia designs, the Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 8. But this phone could do much to keep the Nokia brand alive in emerging markets, especially, and it looks like a winning combination of value and functionality.


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Comments (9)

9 responses to “Nokia 2 Promises 2 Days of Battery Life”

  1. flamborishi

    It may come to US.Place holder seen on B&H website for $99 Dual sim

  2. euskalzabe

    This would've been interesting 6 months ago... but my Moto E4 with a Snapdragon 425 and 2GB RAM already lasts me nearly 2 full days. Why pay $15 less for way worse hardware?

  3. obarthelemy

    8GB is unusable, I'm not even OKing purchases of 16GB phones. A Xiaomi Redmi 4X 3GB+32GB is $125, best spent $26 in tech.

    I've got 2 old 8GB phones still around, they can't even update their own apps. Even if the Nokias support adoptable storage, SD are slow and not nearly as reliable as internal Flash.

  4. beckerrt

    Nokia back to their old ways of too many confusing model names. And too many underpowered models as well. Why not simplify things and launch a high end 9 and a midrange 6 model?

  5. SDreamer

    So coulda been the Lumia 560 right there. I think it looks really nice, the bad thing is that it runs Android :P

  6. thdobre

    4100 mAh  sounds like a good deal but 8GB of internal storage is no. Used a 8GB phone in the past and I can't update my apps after several month use, 128 Gb microSD helps nothing. Raise the price and and 16GB is better instagram technology (a little bit)

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