Nokia 2.2 might be one of the best budget phones out there
Nokia made a powerful comeback a few years back, and ever since, it continues to deliver reliable devices, with nice specs for their prices. The Nokia 2.2 is the latest addition to the company’s lineup of smartphones and it might actually be one of the best budget phones one might buy nowadays. The device is also probably the cheapest device that will get the Android Q upgrade. This by itself might be more than enough for many smartphone users to opt for it, as the handset is an Android One device, so those who choose to buy it are normally focused on having pure Android, and naturally, its latest variant.
The Nokia 2.2 is a budget phone, so no one should expect it to excel in design or offer some amazing features. Even so, for its price range, it is a solid handset that should ensure a good user experience, offering exactly what users need it to. For a budget phone, the Nokia 2.2 looks quite nice, with a modern design and a waterdrop camera notch, however, the device is not built from the same high-quality materials flagship Nokia smartphones are. The handset dons a dedicated Google Assistant button, which people can use to access their favorite AI assistant.
Under the hood, the Nokia 2.2 carries a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 SoC. Those who wish to purchase it will be able to choose between two storage and memory combinations. The base model comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage while the more powerful variant offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. Even though the handset doesn’t feature a fingerprint sensor, Nokia still offers protection for its users, as they can unlock the Nokia 2.2 using the handset’s AI face recognition feature. On the back, the new Nokia budget phone features a 13MP single camera, while on the front there is a 5MP sensor for selfies and video calls. The device is completed with a 3,000mAh battery.
Nokia’s new smartphone is available in two colors, Black and Steel, and it has a $100 starting price. The device will go on sale in India starting June 11. According to reports, the device will also reach markets in Europe soon, for a slightly higher, €99 price.