Nokia has got a couple of tricks up its sleeves. With the failure of the Windows phones (Lumia), they’re back at it again with some amazing Android phones. This is the review of the Nokia 2.4. Let’s find out whether or it, it’s worth your GHc 780.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|LAUNCH||Announced||2020, September 22|
|Status||Available. Released 2020, September 30|
|BODY||Dimensions||165.9 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm (6.53 x 3.00 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||195 g (6.88 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Size||6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~80.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 10, upgradable to Android 11|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||32GB 2GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Dual||13 MP, AF
2 MP, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||5 MP, f/2.4|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity|
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable|
|MISC||Colors||Fjord, Dusk, Charcoal|
|Models||TA-1277, TA-1275, TA-1274, TA-1270|
|SAR||0.77 W/kg (head) 1.32 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||0.27 W/kg (head) 1.54 W/kg (body)|
|Price||$ 129.00 / € 239.90 / £ 130.99|
So, let’s get the specs out of the way first, Android 10 with planned upgrade to android 11
Mediatek MT6762 Helio p22 chipset. The exact same thing as the techno camon 12 and 15
32GB storage with 2GB ram or 64GB storage with 3GB RAM
Now running android 10 with no extra skin is a great idea. Makes the phone feel fast even with these specs.
Now this, this is a beautiful phone, and incredibly big though, but beautiful. Like, look how big it is in my hands. I know I have tiny hands and all, but, it’s just too big. Regardless, it still comes in just at 195g on par with the iPhone 10.
But unlike the iPhone, this is an all-plastic design which they call, polycarbonate. And since they took their time giving this a matte finish on the back, the hands leave no fingerprints on it.
The front is a 60hz IPS LCD screen like most budget phones, at 6.5 inches, 720 x 1600 px with an aspect ratio of 20:9. A massive screen is great for gaming and watching movies, yeah, but unfortunately, this screen is too dark. Not because of this dark wallpaper I have here, but it’s really dark. And if that’s not enough, it’s also 270 ppi density.
At the bottom of the device is the microphone, micro-USB charging port and the single firing speaker. There’s a 3.5mm headphone jack and a second microphone on the top for dual audio recording. Just for comparison, see how tiny the microphone is.
Anyway, on the right are the volume rockers and the power button, yet they all feel the same.
On the left is the sim tray for dual sim and micro-SD card and a dedicated button for Google Assistant, which ill talk about a lot more later.
The back houses a dual camera setup with dual LED flash, and the fingerprint sensor just beneath those.
Oh yeah, they also provide this clear case in the box to come with it. It fits perfectly. If you think it looks good on camera, you should see it person.
Speaking of cameras, it has 2 on the rear. A 13MP main camera with a 2MP depth sensor
Taking pictures are about a moderate speed, but then, switch to HDR and it takes a bunch of time.
Video recording is at 1080p, 30fps
The front camera in the waterdrop display is a 5MP, f2.4
Pictures aren’t great though honestly. And I think even at f2.4 I could get some blurry background, but no. funny enough, the blurring of the background you get with the camera app is not great. Everything is software intense and doesn’t look great.
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s no home button. I guess that explains the huge screen. Anyway, to go home, back or for recent apps, you’ll always have to rely on gestures. A swipe up for home, swipe up and hold for recent apps. It took me a day to figure out how to go back in an open app. A swipe from the left or right of either side, is for that. That’s great, cos if you’re left-handed or right-handed, you can still go back with any issues.
Remember the dedicated button on the left, it does exactly what it’s meant to do, Google assistant. This is necessary, considering the fact that there isn’t any home button to tap and hold to activate the assistant.
For security, besides the usual Android locks are the fingerprint and the face unlock. Okay, I have said a lot about why you shouldn’t use the face unlock on techno and infinix, but seriously, like, don’t use the one. Like at all, all jokes aside. It takes about 4 seconds to register a face, which is alarming enough. And the fact that, I was behind the camera and it still detected the camera as a face, I could only unlock whiles standing behind it. Anything besides that, it wouldn’t work.
The fingerprint sensor is just ok. It’s not the fastest though. You definitely notice that it’s slow. I mean, even my 3-year-old Infinix Hot 7’s fingerprint scanner is faster. So, you can imagine.
Gaming on this processor is just ok as well, as long as you don’t play super intensive games, you’ll be fine. Unfortunately, with a screen resolution like that though, you won’t get high resolution games to play so, keep that in mind.
For GHc 780, don’t but this one. If I had to make a choice, I would skip this.
The camera isn’t great, display is terrible, not enough nits of brightness and I’m sure it’ll start running slow a few months in.
The only thing I admire about this is the huge screen and battery. Besides that, nothing else.