Incredible cell phones have turned out to be progressively reasonable, and no, we aren’t simply discussing lead class models in the sub Rs. 40,000 portion. Today, we’re discussing the under Rs. 8,000 portion in which you would now be able to get great telephones, for example, the Realme C2 (Review), Infinix Smart 3 Plus (Review), and Redmi 7 (Review). These cell phones offer OK execution and highlights thinking about their low costs. The Infinix Smart 3 Plus, for instance, is one of only a handful couple of telephones to don a triple camera arrangement with a devoted low-light camera sensor. HMD Global is by all accounts peering toward a spot for itself in the sub-Rs. 8,000 portion, and has propelled the Nokia 2.2 consequently. Is this cell phone fit for pulling it off, or will it miss the mark? We put it through our tests to discover.

Nokia 2.2 structure

The Nokia 2.2 ₹ 6,460 is a spending limit cell phone, and that is apparent from the utilization of plastic for its development. This cell phone has a small impression and will effectively fit in your palm. It has a 5.71-inch show with a dewdrop score. The fringes around the presentation are thick yet acceptable at the cost. HMD Global has picked the thick base jawline to slap a Nokia logo on. The earpiece sits between the edge and the presentation.

HMD Global has situated the power and volume catches on the right, and each of the three are anything but difficult to achieve because of the general size of this cell phone. There’s additionally a devoted Google Assistant catch on the left. This catch can be utilized on any screen to gather the Google Assistant, and you can utilize the walkie-talkie mode to keep the catch squeezed while you give an order.

Discharging the catch stops the Assistant’s listening capacity and begins handling your order quickly, which helps accelerate communications with the Google Assistant. You do get the alternative to turn off this activity in the settings, however we would’ve jumped at the chance to have the option to cause this catch to accomplish something different, if important.

The Nokia 2.2 has a Micro-USB port at the base alongside an essential amplifier, while a 3.5mm earphone jack is on the top. At the back, there’s a solitary camera alongside a LED glimmer. This telephone passes up a unique mark scanner simply like the Realme C2 ₹ 6,690, however a couple of different telephones at this cost —, for example, the Asus ZenFone Max M2 ₹ 8,499 (Review) and Redmi 7 ₹ 7,999 (Review) — do don one.

Nokia 22 Battery Nokia 2.2 ReviewThe Nokia 2.2 has a 3,000mAh removable battery

The back board of the Nokia 2.2 is removable as is the battery. In the event that you might want a cell phone with a removable battery, this is one of only a handful couple of ones out there. It is a double SIM gadget and has two Nano-SIM openings just as a committed microSD card space. The amplifier is at the back.

Nokia 2.2 determinations and programming

The Nokia 2.2 has humble determinations. It is controlled by the MediaTek Helio A22 SoC simply like the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. This isn’t the most dominant processor at this value point using any and all means, however it ought to be fit for taking care of fundamental everyday errands. The Nokia 2.2 is accessible in 2GB RAM with 16GB capacity and 3GB RAM with 32GB capacity, and we had the 3GB RAM variation for survey. The base variation is valued at Rs. 6,999 while the higher variation is estimated at Rs. 7,999.

The 5.71-inch show sports a HD+ 720×1520 pixel goals with a 19:9 perspective proportion. HMD Global offers you the choice to change the shading temperature of the board. It had good review points and could persuade splendid enough to be obvious outside, in our experience. Be that as it may, we found that there was a vignetting impact around the score which was obviously unmistakable against a white foundation.

Nokia 22 Sides Nokia 2.2 ReviewThe Nokia 2.2 has a committed Google Assistant catch

Availability choices on the Nokia 2.2 incorporate Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, double 4G VoLTE, and GPS. The battery limit is 3000mAh.

Like other Nokia-marked cell phones, the Nokia 2.2 is a piece of the Android One stage. It runs stock Android Pie with only one extra application called My Phone, which is for after-deals support. The Nokia 2.2 is ensured to get two years of real OS updates and three years of month to month Android security refreshes.

This cell phone was running the June security fix which is extremely later. The Nokia 2.2 has an edge over the challenge here thinking about that numerous makers will in general disregard programming support, particularly for passage level cell phones.

The Nokia 2.2 likewise gets Android Pie’s Digital Wellbeing highlight which helps screen cell phone utilization.

Nokia 2.2 execution, cameras, and battery life

Having just looked into the Xiaomi Redmi 6A ₹ 5,999 (Review) and Tecno Camon i4 ₹ 8,998 (Review), we have a reasonable thought of how the MediaTek Helio A22 performs. While looking through the Android menus and exchanging between applications, we noticed slack. Bigger applications take longer than expected to stack in light of the fact that the processor isn’t incredible.

Since the Nokia 2.2 passes up a unique finger impression scanner, HMD Global offers face acknowledgment. This element utilizes the 5-megapixel selfie camera to remember you and open the cell phone. We observed the procedure to be moderate, and it took considerably longer in low-light conditions.

We ran benchmarks to see where the Nokia 2.2 stands as for its opposition. In AnTuTu, the Nokia 2.2 figured out how to score 63,627 points which is keeping pace with different cell phones fueled by a similar processor. In PCMark Work 2.0, it scored 4,638 points. The Nokia 2.2 neglected to run Geekbench 4 however overseen 256 points in 3DMark Slingshot Extreme OpenGL. It likewise overseen 21fps in GFXBench T-Rex and 8.1fps in Manhattan 3.1.

In the event that you are anticipating picking the Nokia 2.2 for gaming, it wouldn’t be the most shrewd decision. We ran PUBG Mobile on this cell phone and it defaulted to the Low preset with the designs set to Smooth and edge rate set to Medium. Indeed, even at these settings, we saw slack during interactivity, and the in-game sound was likewise laggy which made the experience much all the more disappointing. Game burden times were additionally fundamentally long, which was irritating.

Essential recreations like Hill Climb Racing 2 fared better and were playable with no slack or stammer

Presently we should discuss the cameras. The Nokia 2.2 has a solitary 13-megapixel camera at the back, and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The camera application is fundamental and has time-pass, scene, Google Lens, and square modes to browse separated from the typical photograph and video modes. It has a speedy switch for HDR, and you can set it to auto where it kicks in consequently if the scene requests it.

There is detectable slack in the viewfinder which should be represented before you hit the shade catch. Photographs taken with the Nokia 2.2 were not too bad in light, however the telephone struggled to get the presentation right. Most photographs taken during the day were overexposed.

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The telephone was moderate to center when shooting macros, and the outcomes weren’t as sharp as we anticipated. The camera was additionally moderate to spare shots and prepare to give us a chance to take the following one. Photographs taken in low light were dim and had a ton of grain. Nonetheless, the camera managed to convey more brilliant pictures utilizing HDR. Since there is no night mode, we suggest that you take low-light shots with HDR empowered.

There is no picture mode, so you won’t almost certainly take shots with obscured foundations. The selfie camera is additionally carefully normal. Photographs needed detail and furthermore watched washed-out. HDR is accessible for the selfie camera however it didn’t appear to have any kind of effect as far as we can tell.

Video recording maxes out at 1080p for both the essential just as the selfie cameras. In any case, video is spared in the old 3GP configuration, while most different cell phones spare recordings in the MP4 position. Since there is no video stabilization, you will get flimsy outcomes. We likewise saw a center chasing issue while recording video.

The Nokia 2.2 packs in a 3000mAh removable battery that conveys great battery life. The MediaTek Helio A22 is a cheap processor and helped this telephone conveyed over multi day of battery life while running benchmarks, shooting camera tests, a functioning WhatsApp record, and thirty minutes of gaming. Notwithstanding, the telephone wasn’t as effective in our HD video circle test, in which it just overseen 10 hours and 10 minutes of playback. Charging takes over 90 minutes with the provided charger.


The Nokia 2.2 is one more offering in the sub-Rs. 8,000 section. With its Rs. 7,999 sticker price, the 3GB RAM variation of the Nokia 2.2 faces rivalry not just from new cell phones that are forcefully estimated, yet additionally from more seasoned models that have dropped in cost or are being limited.

The Nokia 2.2 stands out since it is among the not many that are ensured to get programming and security refreshes. In any case, the processor is frail and camera execution is additionally beneath normal. In the event that you are searching for good programming help, you ought to consider getting the Nokia 5.1 Plus ₹ 8,997 (Review) when it goes marked down, as we have seen it selling for Rs. 7,999. It is preferable decision over the Nokia 2.2 in each regard.

In the event that you can hardly wait for the Nokia 5.1 Plus to go at a bargain, you can consider the Infinix Note 5 ₹ 7,499 (Review), Redmi 7 (Review) or pay some extra for the Realme 3 ₹ 8,999 (Review).


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