Nokia 2.3 specifications, price and review

HMD Global has released another low-end yet promising device in Nokia 2.3 . This device comes in colours cyan Green, cyan, and charcoal with the cyan green colour variant being the most adored.

Being an Android One device, Nokia promises 2 years of Android updates and 3 years of monthly security updates for the smartphone.
This means that the Android 9 pie version of operating system which this device features could be upgraded to the latest Android 10 Q.

Nokia 2.3 packs an LCD capacitive touchscreen protected by a 2.5D Curved Glass with deep bezels below the display with the trademark ‘Nokia‘ imprinted.
The water-drop notch display type means the 5 megapixel camera is housed there.

Internally, this Nokia smartphone sports specifications that needs be admired. A Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 processor powers the device while aside the contemporary unlock options like passwords, PIN, and patterns, there is a 2D Face unlock option.

Unfortunately, there is no fingerprint sensor on Nokia 2.3 rather the company has appraised its face unlock inclusion. The USB type is not reversible, i.e it’s not the now popular type C.

These seemingly downside doesn’t take away the fact that the smartphone is portable and compact one, made to suit most classes of users. The 4000mAh battery capacity is there to power the device for long hours after charge. In fact, the hardwares of the Nokia 2.3 is made to deplete less power. Full specifications about the smartphone is as follows:

Highlights

Nokia 2.3

    • Released December 2019
    • MediaTek Helio A22 quad processors.
    • 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage.
    • No fingerprint sensor.
    • Android 9 pie OS
    • 4000mAh battery capacity
    • 13MP + 2MP rear, 5MP front camera
    • Supports 4G, no 5G

A convenient display specifications

The Nokia 2.3 wasn’t made to be a high end device rather a simpler yet intriguing device. This judgement could be asserted to, firstly in the design of the device. The rear is made with the two camera lens & LED flash aligned vertically through the centre of the smartphone. This gives the smartphone a simple and alluring feel.

The smartphone’s front is also simple as the front camera situated on the water drop notch above the screen is the major feature aside the display screen. The curved edges of phone adds exquisiteness to the overall display.

Dimensions157.7 x 75.4 x 8.7 mm (6.21 x 2.97 x 0.34 in)
Weight183 g (6.46 oz)
Display typeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display size6.2 inches, 95.9 cm (~80.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~271 ppi density)

Advantage: High screen to body ratio.
Disadvantage: —

Nokia 2.3 hardware and software specifications

Although launched with android OS 9, Nokia 2.3 users would be able to upgrade to higher versions of the operating system.

The 2GB RAM device has a 32GB internal storage size which could be expanded with a memory card up to 400GB.

SD card slotmicroSD, up to 400 GB
Internal storage32GB
RAM2GB
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 (Pie), Android One
ChipsetMediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm)
CPUQuad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8320

Advantage: —

Disadvantage:

      • Average RAM size
      • Average processor module

Dual rear cameras + single selfie camera

The device sports two camera setup at the rear coupled with a single LED flash. The rear camera still shoots 1080p @ 30 frames per seconds. The cameras might not be that classy but their physical apertures are great.

Rear camera
  • 13 MP, f/2.2, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, AF
  • 2 MP, depth sensor
Features(rear)LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected]
Selfie Camera5 MP, f/2.4

Advantage:

      • Great physical apertures of both camera.

Disadvantages:

      • Average pixel conut of both cameras.
      • The quality of both lens are just low when paired with standards kept by industry competitors .

Connectivity and sensors

Nokia 2.3 doesn’t have a reversible USB connector, however it’s other connectivity options are up to par.

There is no fingerprint sensor for the device however, a face unlock is made to carter for smart unlocking of the device.

LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Fingerprint sensorNo
Other sensorsAccelerometer, proximity
Box contentQuick start guide, Safety booklet, Charger, Micro USB cable, SIM tray tool

Advantage: —

Disadvatage:

      • No Fingerprint sensor.
      • Absence of a USB type C.

Nokia 2.3 network support

Nokia 2.3 specs

The device supports the following bands of 2G,3G, and 4G.

SIM typeNano
LTE (FDD)Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
Data SpeedLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Nokia 2.3 battery

The device comes with a non removable battery with expectedly no fast charge option instituted. The capacity at 4000mAh is more convenient to those packed by some of HMD’s devices.

Advantage: —

Disadvantage:

      • No fast charging. The battery capacity is just merely convenient.

Nokia 2.3 price in Nigeria

The price of Nokia 2.3 is about 44,000 Nigeria naira. The device could be purchased online on jumia or any other online stores.

Verdict

HMD global continuing in their norm of producing low-end smartphones with minimal trendsetting features. Coming cheap, Nokia 2.3 is made to offer to the buyers a more compact smartphone yet still maintaining certain trends used on modern devices.

The smartphone comes in two sim port variant – single and dual.

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