If I was stuck with a budget of about N30,000 and I needed to purchase a smartphone, Nokia 2 would be my choice. Here is why I think it is the best value budget smartphone you can buy today.
I will kick off with the hardware capabilities of the Nokia 2.
4G LTE Support
This budget smartphone has 2G, 3G, as well as 4G radios built in. Even better, the 4G frequency bands include the scarce 700MHz band. That isn’t a common configuration, especially at this price range.
You will not find many smartphones at this price point with a premium aluminium frame and Gorilla Glass 3 protection for their displays. The Nokia 2 has these premium touches.
Owning one means that you get more value, plus people who see it think it cost you much more than its market price. The Nokia 2 is good for faking it till you make it in a sensible way.
Great Battery Life
With a 4100mAh battery powering it’s 5-inch display and Snapdragon 212 processor, the Nokia 2 goes on and on before running out of battery. Some users have reported to-day battery life.
We have an 8 megapixels main camera with LED flash on the back and a 5 megapixels selfie camera in front. And they are good.
Now, on to the software.
Stock Android and Software Updates
Nokia 2 runs stock Android 7 Nougat from the factory. Which means performance will be good compared to phones with similar hardware configuration nut with a custom user interface laid on top of the OS.
But it doesn’t end there. Nokia 2 will get the Android 8.1 Oreo update and Android Go optimisations. You will not find any smartphone in its price range getting an update from Nougat to Oreo.
Plus, Android Oreo Go Edition means that the Nokia 2 becomes even better optimised for smoother performance. In other words, this phone will get even better.
The Nokia 2 is really hard to beat when you consider the sum total of the value it delivers. This is the best budget smartphone you can spend your money on in 2017, and probably in 2018 too.
If shopping for a budget smartphone, you should have a detailed look at the full Nokia 2 specifications if you haven’t done so already.