Nokia 2.2 First Impression: Just Another Android One Device In The Market

by | Oct 27, 2021 | Nokia

HMD Global has launched a bunch of budget Nokia smartphones in the Indian market recently. Following the official announcement of the Nokia 4.2 and the Nokia 3.2, the Finnish giant has unveiled the Nokia 2.2 in India. The latest entrant comes as a successor to the Nokia 2.1 which introduced last year as an Android […]
Display
The device flaunts a small 5.7-inch display panel with HD+ resolution. The display comes with a waterdrop-style notch for the front camera. The bezels around the display are narrow but the chin is slightly thick. With an aspect ratio of 19:9, the display delivers a peak brightness of 400 nits. The brightness levels are average and the sunlight visibility also appears low. Reflections on the display under direct sunlight make it a bit hard to view content. Besides, the HD+ resolution will allow the device to render videos max at 720P on YouTube and other online media streaming platforms. The colors produced by the display are not so good and they lack punch. The viewing angles seem decent, however, we still need to test the capability of the display with some high-resolution media. We will be sharing the display performance in the detailed review of this device.
Camera
Cameras: 13MP Rear Snapper Captures Decent Images While most of the budget smartphones in the market today offer a dual-camera module, Nokia 2.2 comes with a single lens setup both at the rear as well as the front. But, it would be criminal to expect a dual camera setup at this price. The rear panel houses a 13MP camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture with an LED flash. The dewdrop notch upfront packs a 5MP lens to capture selfies and for video chats. We captured some images from the rear camera of the device and the results are not impressive. The detailing captured by the camera is average. The color production is also not up to the mark and the edge detection is sub-par. The camera comes with Google Lens support and some other shooting modes as well. You can select from Square, Time-lapse, Panorama and HDR modes. The selfie camera of the smartphone also captures average selfies. The images captured by the front camera lack clarity and portray poor edge detection. There is no flash support for the selfie camera on the Nokia 2.2. The camera also offers some AI features such as an ‘AI powered low-light fusion' technology. This feature is said to capture multiple shots simultaneously to create one single image with enhanced lights. Besides, the Face Unlock feature of this device is pretty slow. Setting up this lock is no task, but, it doesn't unlock the smartphone in a jiffy. Though, there is a ‘liveliness detector' which will prevent strangers from unlocking the device using photos. We will test the camera capabilities of the Nokia 2.2 in the coming days and will share the results.
Battery
Battery: 3,000mAh Removable Battery The Nokia 2.2 is backed by a small 3,00mAh battery unit which comes with a 5W fast charging support. The battery can be charged using the basic microUSB port placed at the bottom of the device. As of now, it would be hard to comment on the battery life of the smartphone. But we do feel that the company could have incorporated a bigger battery. Besides, the device comes with a 5W charging which is not at all par with the competition.
Verdict
The Nokia 2.2 is a basic smartphone with an affordable price tag. The major highlight of this smartphone is Android One OS that makes it eligible to receive timely updates. The primary competitor of the Nokia 2.2 is the Redmi 7 which also carries a similar price tag but offers some better hardware features. You get a dual-camera setup, a more powerful Snapdragon 632 chipset and other features on the Redmi 7. This gives it an upper hand over the Nokia 2.2. Besides, the device also gets a tough competition from Realme C2 which was also recently launched and offers a dual-lens setup for a similar price range. We will be sharing a detailed review of the Nokia 2.2 soon. So stay tuned with us.