HMD Global launched the Nokia 2.1 in the Q2 of 2018. The Nokia 2.1 happens to be one of the most affordable smartphones with 4G LTE network support as of when it was launched and now. Nokia 2.1 is the successor to the previous Nokia 2 that was released in 2018. Nokia 2.1 price in Nigeria and its specifications will be written in their article. I’ll also be doing a review stating if it is worth buying in 2020.
Nokia 2.1 Key Specs
• 5.5 inches IPS LCD display
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset
• 1GB of RAM
• 8GB built-in storage
• 8MP rear camera
• 5MP front-facing camera
• 4,000 mAh battery
• 4G LTE network support
Design and Body
The Nokia 2.1 has a good physical look which is okay for an entry-level smartphone. The phone has a polycarbonate material at the back, an aluminium frame and a glass front. The phone has pretty large bezels at the top and bottom which houses the sensors, selfie camera and stereo speakers. The phone a thickness of 9.7 mm and weighs 174 grams which is pretty good for a smartphone at its price.
Nokia 2.1 sports a 5.5 inches IPS LCD display with an HD+ resolution of 720×1280 pixels and 267 pixels per inch density. The phone screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is scratch resistant. The display is not sharp and crisp like other 1080p displays but still, it’s okay for the price.
Processor and Memory
The HMD Global entry-level smartphone Nokia 2.1 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset which clocks at 1.4 GHz coupled with Adreno 308 GPU for gaming and graphics-related activities. The processor is built on a 28nm fabrication process which will make it overheat and not power efficient.
The phone comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB built-in storage with dedicated a micro SD card slot for expanding the storage.
Nokia 2.1 has an 8MP rear camera with a LED flash. The rear camera can record up to 720p at 30 fps.
On the front, we have 5MP front-facing camera for taking pretty good selfies.
Network and Connectivity
The Nokia 2.1 has support for 4G LTE network which gives you access to fast blazing internet speeds of up 150 Mbps. Supporting LTE network happens to be one of the top-selling points of this phone. It supports the following 4G bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40.
The phone features Bluetooth 4.2 A2DP LE, WiFi, GPS, FM Radio and WiFi hotspot. It has a micro USB 2.0 port which supports OTG (On The Go) feature
Battery and Charging
Another selling point of this phone is the battery size. Nokia 2.1 has a huge 4,000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. The battery promises up to 19 hours talk time and 128 hours of music playtime.
As for charging, a fast-charging 10W charger is also provided to boost the charging speed of the smartphone.
The Nokia 2.1 runs on Android 8 Oreo GO edition out of the box and is upgradeable to Android 9 Pie GO edition.
Nokia 2.1 Price in Nigeria
Nokia 2.1 price in Nigeria starts at around 23,000 Naira depending on your location and deal. The phone is available in all top leading online and offline stores across the country.
Final Verdict: Is Nokia 2.1 Worth Buying In 2020
Nokia 2.1 is a good phone considering its price. Nokia 2.1 is still worth buying in 2020 if you don’t plan to use for any heavy tasks. But if you want it for heavy tasking, I’ll suggest you save more money and get a better device like the Nokia 4.2 or Redmi 8.