The HMD Global just announced the Nokia 2.3 earlier this month and the device is now available in India expecting to hit the African countries Nigeria inclusive. The smartphone sport a decent body with average specifications and a combo camera.
Where to Buy Nokia 2.3
It’s also available in amazing colors with a good battery that promises to hold power for a very long time. The device was unveiled alongside the Nokia C1 which also fall under the mid-range smartphone. First of all, let’s take a look at the Nokia 2.3 and see what it has for us.
Nokia 2.3 Key Specs & Features
- 6.2-inch HD+ IPS LCD Display, 1520 x 720 Pixels (271 ppi)
- Android 9.0 Pie Android One
- Quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 CPU
- 2 GB RAM
- 32 GB Built-in Storage, up to 400 GB SDcard
- 13 MP + 2 MP Dual Rear Camera
- 5 MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Network
- 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
In terms of body design, the Nokia 2.3 is blessed with a nice body that is built with premium plastic. The smooth panel house the camera with an LED flash. Sadly it lacks a fingerprint scanner for security.
It measures 157.7 x 75.4 x 8.7 mm in dimensions and weight 183 grams. The overall design sports a polymer body with 3D nano texture for additional grip and smooth body feel.
The phone also parades a waterdrop notch on the front which hosts the front camera. The Nokia 2.3 has a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels, an aspect ratio of 19:9, and display protection.
Furthermore, it’s equipped with an IPS LCD display panel, Always-on display and it reaches an 80.7% screen-to-body ratio.
On the camera configuration, the maker wisely chooses a combo shooter on the back. The camera includes a 13-megapixel primary camera with an aperture rating of f/2.2 along with a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
It comes with some internal features such as LED flash, HDR, panorama and it can record 1080p@30fps video resolution. For selfies and video calling, the Nokia 2.3 has a single camera of 5-megapixel with an aperture rating of f/2.4.
Hardware and software
Behind the wheel is quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 SoC with PowerVR GE8320 for graphics and gaming. The chipset is paired with 2GB RAM and onboard storage of 32GB which is expandable via micro SD up to 400GB.
The Nokia 2.3 is powered by Android 9.0 (Pie), planned an upgrade to Android 10.0 and it’s based on Android One.
Battery and Network
The smartphone draws its power from a 4,000 mAh battery. The juicer has 5W fast charging technology. The device flaunts 4G LTE Network for Fast browsing and downloads.
Other features include a dedicated Google Assistant key on the side. Meanwhile, the connectivity options on budget devices are Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, micro-USB v2.0, GPS, A-GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Nokia 2.3 Price and Availability
Nokia 2.3 price in Nigeria starts at around 37,000 Naira. You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores.
The Nokia 2.3 was announced in India with a price tag of Rs. 8,199 (~$116). This is about 42,000 Naira in Nigeria. It will be shipped in multiple colors such as Cyan Green, Sand, and Charcoal.
The sale of the phone has already kicked off in India and customers who buy the phone before March 31, 2020, will get a replacement smartphone from a Nokia Official Store if their existing device experiences hardware failure.
When available in Nigeria, you can get it in any online leading store across the country.
Nokia 2.3 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Nokia 2.3:
- Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
- Processor: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 32 GB
- Colours: Cyan Green, Sand, Charcoal
- Dimension: 157.7 x 75.4 x 8.7 mm
- Weight: 183g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM or Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- SIM Count: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.2-inch HD+ IPS LCD Display 1520 x 720 pixels (271 PPI), 20:9 Aspect Ratio, Always On Display
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP (depth sensor) Camera, 1080p@30fps Video
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED Flash
- Front Camera: 5MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32 GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 400 GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes, GSM 900 / 1800 / 850 – India
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – Global
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – USA / LATAM
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) – Global
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: No