Let’s check the facts first. Over 90% of the Americans have their phones on contract. It’s the service provider who provides the phone to the people and people use the phones that way.
Nokia 2 is a sure hit in countries like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and China where people mostly buy unlocked phones off-contract. In such situations, it makes sense to get the phone as people cannot buy the phone outright. Not everyone has $600 for a phone or even $1000 for a single phone, right? So, in such countries where people mostly buy phones unlocked, it makes more to get a phone which doesn’t cost a lot.
And the Nokia 2 just costs $100. That isn’t a lot of money and most people buy it straight unlocked. If you happen to travel a lot or plan to use the Nokia 2 as your secondary device, it’s not a really bad option, to be honest.
First, let’s get right to the specs of the Nokia 2:
- 5-inch 720 RFT LCD Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC
- 1GB RAM
- 8MP Rear Camera capable of recording up to 1080p resolution
- 5MP Front Camera
- 4100mAh Battery
Obviously, the talking point of the Nokia 2 has to be its battery. The 5-inch 720p display which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 soC has 4100mAh battery. That’s way too much battery power for a phone that is smaller than all the flagships of 2017. Heck, this phone should easily last more than 2 days.
However, if you look closely, you will see that the Nokia 2 doesn’t have all that powerful internals. For instance, the Snapdragon 212 is one of the weakest processors in the Snapdragon lineup. What’s more 1GB of RAM doesn’t sound all that exciting too. The rear 8MP camera is fine. In broad day sunlight, the phone takes really good pictures. You will definitely not think the photos that came out of is from a $100 smartphone.
The phone is available on Amazon, BestBuy as well as from Target. If you are looking for a phone that costs under $100, you should definitely give this phone a shot.