HMD Global’s latest budget smartphones Nokia 2.2 two of color variants One is steel and the other is tungsten black. Both the variants have a glossy finish which makes fingerprints easy to fall on. If you do not like this color then you can also change the back cover of Nokia 2.2. HMD Global has also released the Express On covers for this phone and it will be available in Pink Sand, Forest Green and Ice Blue colors.
The Nokia 2.2 is also made of plastic but despite this, it feels quite strong. This smartphone is very compact and comes easily in pocket. The aspect ratio of the Nokia 2.2 is 19: 9 and the curved edges make the phone fit easily in the hand.
A single rear camera with LED flash has been given on the back of the phone. Android One will be seen written at the bottom on the back panel of the phone, along with a loudspeaker is also present. There is a speaker on the back panel, if you keep the phone on a hard surface, then the sound becomes slow, we will tell you in detail about this in the review.
The Nokia 2.2 has a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left, the button is not programmable and can be switched on/off. Nokia 2.2 flaunts a 5.71-inch HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio. There is a thin border at the bottom of the phone. The phone has a waterdrop notch, which Nokia has named Discrete Selfie Notch. HD + resolution is acceptable at this price and the viewing angles of the display are also right. We will give you detailed information about them in our review.
Nokia 2.2 will run on Android 9 Pie and the phone is guaranteed to get software updates for two years and security patches for three years. Recall that 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage was given in Nokia 2.1, but two RAM and two storage variants of Nokia 2.2 have been launched. The 2 GB and 3 GB RAM variants of Nokia 2.2 have been launched. On the other hand, if we talk about its storage, then the phone has 16 GB and 32 GB storage.
It is possible to expand the storage up to 400 GB with the help of microSD card. The quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor has been used in Nokia 2.2. The 3,000 mAh battery which is equipped with 5 watt charging support will work to bring life to the phone. The performance of the smartphone was smooth, with a few frames dropped while swiping on the Google page on the left side of the home screen. The rest of the animation was fluid and the camera app became very slow when taking photos and processing photos.
The fingerprint sensor has not found a place in the smartphone, but this phone is equipped with the facility of biometric face unlock. We will test this feature in our review. During the launch event, we found Face Unlock to be fast and reliable. Talking about the camera setup, the Nokia phone has a 13-megapixel rear camera with F / 2.2 aperture. There is a 5 megapixel sensor on the front panel.
Some AI features have been given in the camera app, the most interesting of which is ‘AI Powered Low Light Fusion Technology’. Nokia claims that the smartphone captures multiple images at once and creates a single picture with more light through advanced algorithms.
According to HMD Global, the price of Nokia 2.2 in India will start at Rs 7,699. This price is of 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage variants. The price of 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variants of the phone is Rs 8,699. However, for a limited time, the company will sell 2 GB RAM variants of Nokia 2.2 for Rs 6,999 and 3 GB RAM variants for Rs 7,999. This offer will be available till June 30.
Pre-booking has started on Nokia’s website. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for our in-depth review. We will provide you with detailed information about the smartphone’s camera, software, battery life and performance in the review.