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Nokia 2.1 Review (Full Specifications and Price)

Nokia 2.1

Earlier this week, HMD announced the new Nokia 2.1 Android smartphone. The Nokia 2.1 is a successor to the earlier released Nokia 2 and will be released by next month. Also, this device falls into the lower mid-range category because of its low budget pricing. And also because of its low spec ratings.

The new Nokia 2.1 features a 5.5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 425 chipset, a meagre 1GB of RAM, 8GB of inbuilt-storage (of which 4.7GB is available), a microSD slot, and a 4,000mAh battery.

Let me go ahead and review the Nokia 2.1.

Design and Display

nokia 2.1

The Nokia 2.1 has its body wrapped in an aluminium frame. With a front glass and a plastic body.

The Nokia 2.1 has dimensions of 153.6 x 77.6 x 9.7 mm (6.05 x 3.06 x 0.38 in). With a weight of 174g.

This device also has a 5.5-inch IPS Capacitive Touch-screen, with 16M colours. With a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, it has a 16:9 aspect ratio (~267 ppi density).

Furthermore, this Smartphone also has its screen protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass material.

In addition, the Nokia 2.1 comes in three colour variants: Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver, and Grey/Silver.

Hardware and Software

nokia 2.1

The Nokia 2.1 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) + Android One operating system.

The Nokia 2.1 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 chipset with a 32-bit processor. Furthermore, it also comes with a Quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz.

This device features 1Gb of RAM and 8Gb of inbuilt memory. Which can also be expanded to 128Gb using a microSD card.

Sensors on this device are Accelerometer and proximity sensors.

Camera and Battery

Nokia 2.1

The Nokia 2.1 features an 8 MP (f/2.0) camera. With autofocus, and LED flash.

Upfront, there’s also a 5 MP camera. This camera isn’t good in selfie-taking. It doesn’t do well in most low-light environments.

Also, talking about the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery. Also included is a fast charge feature.


The Nokia 2.1 Android smartphone sells for about 100 EUR. Which is equivalent to N41,966.

Full Specifications

Here are the full specifications of the Nokia 2.1.

LAUNCH Announced 2018, May
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, July
BODY Dimensions 153.6 x 77.6 x 9.7 mm (6.05 x 3.06 x 0.38 in)
Weight 174 g (6.14 oz)
Build Aluminum frame, plastic back
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~70.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~267 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition); Android One
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 308
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus
Video [email protected]
Secondary 5 MP
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Radio FM radio
USB micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– 10W charging
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 19 h (3G)
Music play Up to 128 h
MISC Colors Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver, Grey/Silver
Price About N41,500




By Precious Okafor

I am Precious Okafor (White Angelis) a passionate entrepreneur and digital marketer.

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