HMD Global is bombarding the US smartphone market with new Nokia smartphone every other week. Just today, the company has launched the Nokia 2.2 in the US market and the phone will be available for purchase unlocked at Amazon and Best Buy. If you are confused on whether you should buy the Nokia 2.2 for $139 or you should skip it, this article is definitely going to be of help.
Unlike earlier Nokia 2 phones, the Nokia 2.2 comes with Android Go OS out of the box which is certainly an appealing feature of the phone. If you didn’t know already, Android One phones are directly supported by Google and will receive software updates for two years and security patches for three years. This also means that this entry-level phone from Nokia will be receiving Android Q, the next iteration of Android OS before the end of the year!
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Here are the key features of the Nokia 2.2 worth noting:
Specification of Nokia 2.2
- 5.71-inch HD+ (720p) IPS display
- MediaTek Helio A22 SoC
- 3GB of RAM
- 13MP rear camera with auto HDR
- 5MP selfie camera
- 1080p Full HD video recording
- 32GB of Internal Storage with Micro-SD card expansion slot
- Front camera face unlock
- Android 9.0 Pie
The Helio A22 on the Nokia 2.2 is comparable to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC. While you shouldn’t be expecting to run graphics and CPU intensive apps to run on this Nokia phone, you should be able to play most Indie games and most apps without an issue.Apps like Facebook and Instagram as well as games like PUBG Lite should work on the Nokia 2.2 with no issue. Just don’t expect to play Fortnite or the full-blown PUBG on this phone.
Is Nokia 2.2 worth the money?
For just $139, the Nokia 2.2 is an excellent phone. It’s built well and you shouldn’t have to worry about software and security updates for years. In addition to that, the display is large enough to enjoy media consumption.
If you are looking to buy a phone for under $150 in the US and want to buy it unlocked, you should definitely consider the Nokia 2.2. As this is a GSM unlocked phone, you can use this phone on most of the major US carriers without an issue.
The Nokia 2.2 can be purchased from Amazon starting today (shipping starts on July 26th). BestBuy is selling the Nokia 2.2 too and if you buy it from them, they are shipping the phone right now. Other major retailers will be selling the phone too starting August 4th.