The 2.2 which is an Android One entry level phone released in June 2019 came with one of two colors, steel and tungsten black, has the standard Android one versions of Android 9 (Pie) and has been upgraded to Android 10 since then. The Nokia 2.2 is also the successor to the 2.1.
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Quick Spec Check of the Nokia 2.2:
CPU, GPU, RAM and Chipset
It’s seen with a Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU under the hood going with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 2 or 3 Gigs of RAM (depending on its variations), and a Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) Chipset.
With a bezel-less display (which is a 5.71-inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen) the 2.2 gives you a HD+ resolution that makes the screen look great. Both the back and its frame are plastic while the front is made out of glass. On its front you’ll see a water drop notch at the top where the camera sits. The colors as mentioned above are Tungsten Black and the other Steel.
If you’re looking for a bunch colors to spice up your life, you won’t find them here, but hey, there are colorful covers available… so all hope is not lost friends. (sorry ran off track here… ahem let’s get back to the details of the 2.2.).
At the bottom of the phone from left to right you’ll find the charging port which is a micro-USB Type B port that also supports USB-On-The-Go, it sits next to a microphone. On top you’ll find a 3.5mm jack that sits at the far right all alone. On the sides, you’ll find the Google assistant button on its left, on the right you’ll find the Volume Buttons and underneath that you’ll have the Power Button.
At its rear sits one camera in the middle, with an LED flash underneath it. Underneath the back cover which is removable, you’ll find your removable battery, sim card slots which takes a nano sim (depending on the variant it might be dual sim) and memory card slot.
The 2.2 does look good and it’s a good budget phone if you’re wondering.
Well… the camera at its rear impressed us because for an entry level phone it takes very nice pictures like this one down below:
FYI: there’s no filter applied (taken with the flash on) and it just looks this good. The camera at its rear is a 13MP camera capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps while the one in front is a 5MP which is capable of doing the same. The camera at the back also supports HDR which is automatic when taking pics. It also is able to take Panoramic photos.
The battery is a 3000 mAh removable Li-Ion battery which lasts up to almost a whole day, if not a whole day.
One variant has 16GB while the other has 32GB of storage so this entirely depends on the market where you purchase the phone. It has a memory card slot too if that 16/32GB is too little for you. The max it can be upgraded to is 512GB which is pretty hefty for a entry level, so get as much as you can with this baby.
Out of the Box
You’ll be getting a pair of earphones, a charger, Product and Safety info and as well as a Get Started manual. That’s about it, again this all depends on the market you purchased the device from.
Our experience with the Nokia 2.2
First, we’d like to say that when the phone arrived, we were quite excited. There weren’t any performance issues as we could see, but not all that glitters is gold.
As soon as we updated the phone to Android 10, we kept encountering so many problems. The problems include: ghost touch, lagging, glitching, applications freezing, apps crashing, some apps such as WhatsApp not being able to receive and make calls, not recording voice notes as well (and that’s why we started using Google Duo).
Needless to say, just because we encountered these problems doesn’t necessarily mean you would too. In fact, some reviews/opinions I have read have stated that the phone works fine for them. Some even had their games play twice as fast, but encounter lagging outside of the games. Again, it might not be the same experience for you our fellow ComputeeZA citizens!
Full Specifications of the Nokia 2.2
|Launch||Announced – June 2019|
Released – June 2019
|Operating System||Android 9 (Pie) Upgradable to Android 10|
|Body||Plastic Back, Glass Front, Plastic Frame|
|Colors||Tungsten Black, Steel|
|Weight||153 g (5.40 oz)|
|Dimensions||146 x 70.6 x 9.3 mm (5.75 x 2.78 x 0.37 in)|
|Screen||IPS LCD capacitive Touchscreen|
|Size||5.71 inches, 81.4 cm2|
|Aspect Ratio||19:9 ratio|
|Pixel Density||~295 ppi density|
|Resolution||720 x 1520 pixels|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm)|
|Memory||2/3GB RAM (Depending on the variant.)|
|Storage||16GB/32GB (Depending on the model), Upgradable up to 512Gb With Micro SD|
|Battery||Type – 3000mAh Li-Ion Removable|
|13 MP, f/2.2, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, AF|
|Sim Type||Single Sim/Dual Sim (Dependent on the Model)|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
GSM 900 / 1800 – In India
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – In APAC, EMEA, India|
|4G||1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40 – In APAC, EMEA |
1, 3, 5, 40, 41 – In India
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot|
|Network Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, Glonass, BDS|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|USB Type||MicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
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