Nokia 2.2 Pros & Cons Review

Picture of the Nokia 2.2, by Nokia

- Analysis by KJ David

A member of Nokia's 2019 budget-class Android family, the Nokia 2.2 features an array of pros and cons that's somewhat lackluster when it comes to processing components, seeing that it operates on a quad-core-only MediaTek Helio A22 engine peaking at 2GHz , despite the fact that octa-core-powered smartphones were starting to take over the budget-class smartphone category as we were reviewing its specs. It is accompanied by a so-so 3GB RAM (Some of its closest rivals have 4GB RAM counts) and a 32GB/16GB internal memory that can at least be expanded by a maximum of 400GB .

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Still on its cons, the 2.2 does not put that much effort into selfies, touting a modest 5-megapixel selfie cam on its display notch. Also, it does not sound that competitive versus a good number of other 2019 Q2 releases in terms of main camera, offering a single-lens 13-megapixel rear-facing cam -- multi-lens cameras were all the rage among photography-focused smartphones as of this Phonerated write-up.

Those setbacks aside, this Nokia model is not without a couple of pros, one of which is its wide 5.71-inch 19:9 display , which is reminiscent of the screens rocked by some of the leading large-screen smartphones and phablets of its generation. It features an Always-On display mode, but it regrettably settles for a 1520 x 720 HD+ definition only , instead of going for a Full HD+ (1080p) quality.

Its appreciable facets also include a 3000mAh battery as well as a facial recognition system for security, the latter being its substitute for a standard (as of this analysis) circular fingerprint sensor. Its polycarbonate body is coated in either Tungsten Black or Steel and it runs on the Android 9.0 Pie ecosystem out of the box.

So, taking into account its aforementioned pros and cons, the Nokia 2.2 winds up as a reasonable choice for those eying a wide-screen budget-class smartphone.

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