Nokia resumed activities in May with the launch of the Nokia 2.3. The mobile arrived in the market for a price of $169.99 and has specifications to compete in the family of basic smartphones. The technical specifications include a 4,000 mAh battery capacity, 32 GB storage, and a double camera of up to 13 MP. The price in e-commerce has been lowered and is currently sold for $129.99. The available phone colors are grey, green, and gold.
The brand’s mobile phones have returned through a partnership with HMD Global and are now imported and sold by Multilaser in the country. Here are the positive and negative points of the mobile phone.
Nokia 2.3 Datasheet
|Current price (e-commerce)||$129.99|
|Screen resolution||HD + (1520 x 720 pixels)|
|Memory card||yes, microSD up to 512 GB|
|Main camera||Dual camera: 13 MP, and 2 MP|
|Front Camera||5 MP|
|Operating system||Android 9 (Pie)|
|Dimensions and weight||157.69 x 75.41 x 8.68 mm and 183 g|
|Colors||gray, gold, and green|
Design and screen
Nokia 2.3’s textured material tends to provide a positive experience, as it may not slide easily from your hands. In addition, the plastic structure still has a metallic look to complement the finish with a more sophisticated look. It is worth noting, however, that the construction seems fragile and susceptible to use marks.
The size of the screen, 6.2 inches, is the same as seen in midrange devices such as Moto G8 Play and Galaxy M10, which also have HD+ resolution (1520 x 720 pixels). On the LCD display, it is still possible to find a drop-shaped notch that houses the front camera. In addition, the phone has a specific Google Assistant button on the side of the smartphone.
The 4,000 mAh battery capacity is expected to leave the phone for up to two days away from the outlets. Another positive point is the detection of which applications are most used by the user, making it a priority for them in power distribution.
Moreover, as the specifications are not so advanced, the trend is for the smartphone to achieve satisfactory autonomy.
However, the charger that comes with Nokia 2.3 is 5 W, considered slow by current standards, and may take up to four hours to fully recharge the phone. In addition, the device still uses the micro USB input.
Nokia 2.3 is part of Android One, a system that claims to deliver updates faster and without major modifications. The smartphone arrived with the Android 9 (Pie) version at the factory but is already guaranteed to update to Android 10.
In addition, the phone should also receive version 11 of Google’s system. Security updates are guaranteed by Nokia until 2022. The Android interface used on the device also tends to be simple and easy to use.
Nokia 2.3 uses a MediaTek Helio A22 processor (quad-core up to 2 GHz). The chip is a lower version of those found in other basic smartphones. Phones like the Moto E6S (Motorola) already have Helio P22, the most advanced model.
The 2 GB RAM can also boost the performance you can expect. To complete the specifications, the mobile phone has storage with only 32 GB but offers the option of expansion through the microSD card of up to 512 GB.
The photo set features a 13 MP and 2 MP dual camera. The front sensor captures selfies of up to 5 MP. The secondary sensor is expected to help with in-depth detection. Although it matches the specifications of other simple smartphones, photo quality can be compromised in conditions such as low-light environments, or in photos taken during the night.
Despite this quality detail, the phone offers tools such as portrait mode and focus adjustment when taking photos.
Absence of fingerprint
The mobile phone did not feature a space reserved for fingerprints in the design, which makes the biometric unlock available only through facial recognition. If the user did not want to use the face to access the device, the only alternative left is to use the traditional PIN and enter the password.
The trend is that facial recognition is not as efficient and may not be as secure as the technology used by Apple on iPhones with Face ID.
Price and Availability
The Nokia 2.3 is available in three colors grey, green, and gold. It can be purchased on an eCommerce store like Amazon for $129.99.