NOKIA C2 TENNEN
In addition to many good flagship and midrange phones, Nokia is also leasing the charge with entry devices. The performance would have been basic, but the quality inarguably better than the competition. That rings true to its new Nokia C2 Tennen. The specifications include 2GB RAM, a dual camera set up, and a 3000mAh battery. The expected price in Kenya is around Ksh 12,000. Here is a deeper look at the review.
Nokia C2 Tennen price in Kenya and key features
|Display||5.45 inches, IPS LCD|
|Camera||8MP, AF + 2MP|
|Storage||32 GB / 2 GB RAM|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio A22|
Display and design
The Nokia C2 Tennen design looks kind of basic. A 5.45 inch TFT LCD screen with significantly big bezels and a chin, a small front-facing camera and that’s pretty much it. It is of course a plastic build and it houses a single-lens camera at the back. Of course we don’t expect a fingerprint scanner so pattern and pin should work just as fine. It has a bottom-firing speaker, a micro USB connector, and a headphone jack. On the bottom chin, we get the older 3-part capacitive touch keys that are reminiscent of the days before screen gestures. The phone might be cheap but still feels sturdy.
Performance and storage
The Nokia C2 Tennen comes with the absolutely basic entry-level quad-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 chipset, a 2.0GHz Cortex A53 CPU and a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The storage is 2GB for RAM and 16/32GB for internal storage. It also has a dedicated microSD slot that can expand the memory on board. Truth be told, the Nokia C2 Tennen runs on very basic performance and anything past basic graphics use is bound to push it past its intended limits. It is absolutely terrible even in basic games so not much should be expected from it. It is a basic phone for basic use, nothing more.
Clearly, the Nokia C2 Tennen isn’t big on camera. On the back, it has a dual 8mp primary wide lens and a 2mp shooter. The photos are grainy and not well exposed, so the photos are not very usable. It might come in handy every so often but not very dependable. On the front is another 5mp sensor and needless to say, it doesn’t do much either. The images are blurry, shutter speed is slow and the quality low. You might get 720p at 30fps quality video between the two cameras if you can hold the phone steady enough, but that’s pretty much it – Nokia 5.3.
The Nokia C2 Tennen comes with an average 3000 mAh non removable Li-Po battery that’s not bad at all. Considering the internals quite literally use as little power as possible, it is capable to last the whole day, or even two, considering there is absolutely not much you can do on this phone anyways. Despite having a type C connector, we still get standard 10W charging with about a little over 1.5 hours to finish off charging.
The Nokia C2 Tennen comes with stock android 10. This is a big advantage associated with Nokia’s as there is no bloatware that comes with the firmware. That means it’s faster than other comparable skins and an absolute joy to use. It is also a priority in major updates and security patches, unlike most other android skins – see also Nokia 2.3.
The Nokia C2 Tennen is a decent device for its offering price. It could work as a temporary device as anything past basic communication should be considered straining it. For a large part though, it should suffice for basic mobile telephony and then some. it is also faster than other android devices in that price point due to the stock android. It is truly an entry-level joy to use. See the official product website.
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