Nokia C2 costs 8,200 shillings in Kenya. It has a 5.7-inch display, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a 2800 mAh Battery. The C2 by Nokia is powered by a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Unisoc (28nm) processor and comes with a single 5 MP camera and a 5 MP selfie shooter. The phone was released in 2020, March 16 running Android 9.0 Pie (Go edition) – Official product website.
Nokia C2 price in Kenya & key features
|Price||Approx KSh 8,200|
|Chipset||Unisoc (28 nm)|
|Back Camera||5 MP|
|Front Cameras||5 MP|
The Nokia C2 comes with a 5.7 inch, IPS LCD capacitive screen with a plastic middle frame. The back is also plastic but it conspicuously lacks the back fingerprint sensor, though one can choose to unlock the phone with a pattern or pin. The screen has a very conspicuous bezel in addition to the chin and forehead, getting the screen to body ratio to about 71.6%, with a PPI density of 282.
The back hosts the middle centered single-camera bump that we will get to in a few. The resolution maxes out at 720 x 1440 pixels. Below the screen ports the downward-firing speaker, the micro USB port, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack – see Nokia C1.
The Nokia C2 went with the Unisoc entry-level chip with a 1.4 GHz Cortex A53 quad-core CPU and PowerVR GE8320 GPU. Paired up with the SoC is the rather basic 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, not to forget an expandable dedicated memory slot of up to 64 GB via micro SD card. This set up should offer basic computational power for average use, with nothing much left for intensive tasks – see Nokia C2 Tennen.
The Nokia C2 comes with a single camera set up, the primary camera being a 5mp wide-angle lens. It’s capable of taking HD images and 720p video at 30fps. The images are bound to be decent and hardly of average quality, but they are usable. The front-facing camera is a basic 5mp camera. The images can be grainy and not colorful enough, but nothing some good lighting can’t improve. It is also capable of 720p video.
The Nokia C2 has a rather small 2800 mAh removable Li-Po battery. Expectedly, we contend with the 10W standard charging, which takes about 2 hours to charge the phone from 0-100%. The battery might not be much but it can last the average user a full day while the power user might need to add some juice somewhere in between – All Nokia phones.
The Nokia C2 comes with Android 9 Pie-based Go Edition. The Go Edition is widely known to be very light and with lower graphics to accommodate the low computational capabilities of its devices. So we don’t expect much from this device either, other than average use. Bloatware is minimal but it still drags about multitasking or opening new apps, majorly because of the small RAM – C1.
The Nokia C2 supports 4G, has standby dual nano-SIM, FM radio, and active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic. It looks average with a strong feel to the build. It might not offer much, but it seems to be the better choice among around $50 phones. At that price point, there is no need to be nitpicking so you get what you get.
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