The Nokia 2 series has long been a solid mid-ranger smartphone since HMD Global took over the Nokia name. Now on its fourth generation, does the Nokia 2.4 carry on its worth for money appeal set forth by its predecessors?

Ever considering that I started working from home, my daddy has increasingly grown curious about the gadgets I have actually been evaluating. Upon seeing the Nokia 2.4, he was impressed by its appearances even speculating that it might be on the upper mid-ranger due to the fact that of it. The gadget is one heck of a looker.

The Nokia 2.4 sports a somewhat sharp rectangle-shaped shape which includes to that professional-slash-elegant appeal. The back is all plastic, however the 3D Nano-textured style (this what HMD calls its etched back) makes the phone easy to hold and gets rid of any of the slippery feel to it. If you’re the mindful type, a jelly case is included in package, as is a 3.5 mm headset (a rarity nowadays).

The front of the phone includes the 6.5-inch HD+ screen, which by the way has a 20:9 aspect ratio. And the 5-megapixel front electronic camera. At the back are the dual-camera setup and the fingerprint sensor. At the top is a mic hole and the 3.5 mm audio jack, the bottom includes the micro-USB port along with another mic hole and the single downward-firing speakers. Left wing is the sim tray and the devoted Google Assistant button, and on the right is the volume secrets and the power button.

The Nokia 2.4 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Storage is expandable by means of a devoted MicroSD slot. The P22 is currently a two-year-old chipset, however don’t let that fool you; this octa-core chip coupled with stock android, makes this phone is still fast and can take on a few of the newer models in the market.

When it comes to the video camera, it sports a dual-camera setup at the back. It has a 13-megapixel primary shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front is the 5-megapixel selfie camera.

The Nokia 2.4 is powered by a 4,500 mAh battery which normally lasted my 2 days of use. Charge time is a bit long taking practically 4 hours via the MicroUSB port.

You need to temper your expectations a bit for the Nokia 2.4. This is a budget mid-ranger and for that cost, you are sacrificing some quality of life found on the higher-end models, such as more video camera lens, and a more brilliant screen.

The greatest draw of the Nokia 2.4 is the stock Android OS courtesy of the Android One program. In spite of sporting an older processor and GPU the phone still feels quick and snappy. The 3GB of RAM is still sufficient to run numerous apps and do some multitasking, and the 64GB is practically enough to last you if you don’t take that lots of photos or download a load of apps on your phone.

Still, despite the optimization of stock Android, the processor does take a hit in video gaming. I attempted playing Call of Duty: Mobile which the maximum graphic setting for the phone is simply the low settings still the game compensated by running smoothly and without any fps drops. League of Legends: Wild Rift was a bit smoother on the phone however was just able to handle approximately medium resolutions however only as much as 40 to 48fps.

The video camera is a little bit of a hit and miss out on for me. Outside shots came out sharp however in some way the colors were a bit duller for my taste. For indoor images, it’s just good and absolutely nothing to composing house about. Images were loud sometimes and smoothed out some information. When it comes to the selfie electronic camera, I found it to be not the best. The images came out smudgy even in well-lit environments and very loud in low light.

The last thing to keep in mind about the phone is that battery life is respectable. The phone lasted a great 2 to 2 and a half days of light to medium use (a little video gaming and movie streaming). But the charge is similarly long, taking more than 3 hours based upon my experience.

Coming it at PHP 6,990, the Nokia 2.4 sits at the best area for value. You have the relied on Nokia branding paired with the complete Android One supports which uses complimentary security and OS updates for at least 2 two years.

The Nokia 2.4 carries on Nokia’s brand of worth for cash phones.

Likewise published in Gadgets Magazine December 2020 Issue

Reviewed by Gabriel Pe