The Nokia 2 comes from Nokia’s bunch of budget-friendly devices. How it differentiates itself from the pack is through its superb build quality and massive 4100mAh battery. It saw releases in countries like the US and India just last year, and now the device has finally arrived in Malaysia.
The Nokia 2 is unmistakably entry-level. It’s got a 5-inch HD 720p IPS display that pushes a resolution of 1280×720 pixels with Gorilla Glass 3 on top, giving it resistance to scratches. Inside, it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-core processor mated to 1GB of RAM and a paltry 8GB of internal storage.
Despite the entry-level nature of the handset, Nokia says that the device’s metal frame is machined from a single block of aluminium — much like their more expensive devices. However, while the frame is aluminium, the back of the device is plastic — or, as Nokia calls it, “sculpted polycarbonate”. Also impressive is the pre-mentioned 4100mAh battery.
Covered with 1-year of warranty by HMD Global Malaysia, the new Nokia 2 is available immediately throughout the market for RM 429. This puts it in direct competition with things like the Redmi 5A and Honor 5A, which frankly outclass it pretty easily. Still, if you’re interested in a Nokia and have a tiny budget, then there’s not really much else.