Nokia 2; Unboxing and First Impressions

March 5, 2018
3 min read

In October 2017 HMD Global launched the budget Nokia 2 into US and India markets. Four months later in February this year, the Nokia 2 is now available in the Nigerian market. Check out pictures of what it looks like and my first impressions.


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  • Android  7.11
  • 5.0 ”  LCD Touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal expandable memory
  • Dual SIM capability- Nano SIM cards.
  • 8 MP Auto-Focus primary camera with LED flash
  • 5 MP front-facing camera
  • 4,100mAh non-removable battery
  • 4G LTE


The cardboard box is sealed at the extreme end by a safety tape

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Upon opening, the main compartment slid out of an outer casing

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  • Nokia 2 (One Unit)
  • USB cable (One Unit)
  • Charger head with retractable prong (One Unit)
  • Earphone (One Unit)
  • Instruction Manual (One Unit)
  • Safety Info and Guide (One Unit)

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Charger head

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USB cable

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Safety info and Product Guide

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The 5MP camera is in the usual spot on top of the phone. It is located beside the camera and speaker slit.

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Earphone jack is on top

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Volume rocker and power button are both situated on the right hand corner

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Charging port is underneath

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A small slit underneath the charging port opens the battery compartment

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The Nokia 2 is powered by a non-removable battery

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Two nano SIM card holders are above the battery casing. One SIM card holder also serves as memory card slot

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First Impression

Listed specifications on the Nokia 2 makes it obvious that it is a budget smartphone.

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Budget phone or not, the Nokia 2 is a lightweight smartphone that feels smooth to the touch. Its design has an intentional feel that is manifest in a sleek compact look.

For its official price of ₦32,000, the Nokia 2 does not look like a bad deal, but we must wait for a review to make an informed conclusion.


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