Nokia 2.3

Nokia 2.3
R2,100.000
Brand: Nokia
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Display: IPS LCD Size 6.2 inches, 95.9 cm2 (~80.7% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~271 ppi density) Always-on display
  • Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, 1/3.1", 1.12┬Ám, AF 2 MP, (depth) Features LED flash, HDR, panorama Video 1080p@30fps
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 11, Android One

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

5.5
  • Design 5 / 10
  • Display 6 / 10
  • Camera 5 / 10
  • Multimedia 6 / 10
  • Features 5 / 10
  • Connectivity 6 / 10
  • Call Quality 5 / 10
  • Usability 6 / 10
  • Performance 5 / 10
  • Battery 6 / 10

Nokia released version 2.3, an enhanced variant of version 2.2 in September 2019. It is taught that the upgrade is not all that significant. It is a smartphone for beginners with a well-known chipset. The Nokia 2.3’s internal memory is also excellent, allowing you to store a substantial amount of data for future use. The grand Nokia 2.3 supports dual SIM cards and come in Sand, Cyan Green, and Charcoal color options. Moreover, Nokia 2.3’s chipset is fueled by MediaTek’s Helio A22.

This processor replaced the 28nm Snapdragon 425. This 12 nm Chipset gives the Nokia sharp 2.3 more capacity. Different phone variants will offer varying amounts of RAM and internal storage. Subsequently, one of the variants includes 2 gigabytes of RAM, and Nokia’s impending smartphone 2.3 will include 16 gigabytes of internal storage. This model will features 3 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of internal storage. Another model for version 2.3 may feature increased RAM and double the internal storage of the phone. The battery capacity of the device is decreased by 1000 mAh.

This indicates that the 2.3 features a 4000 mAh battery. Even though the battery is a little on the small side, you still have enough power to keep the device running. The enhanced 2.3 has a dual lens with 13 MP + 2 MP and an LED light that is positioned just below the phone’s single lens. The front-facing camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels. The Nokia 2.3 lacks a biometric reader. As this is an entry-level smartphone, a reasonable price tag is expected. By introducing smartphones such as Nokia 2.3, the company is now competitive enough to compete with highly regarded firms such as Samsung.

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Detail Specifications

General

Device Type Smart Phone
Model TA-1211, TA-1214, TA-1206, TA-1209
Announced 05 December, 2023
Released 01 December, 2023
Status Discontinued
Price 1073

Design

Type <strong>Design Type</strong> called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Dimensions 157.7 x 75.4 x 8.7 mm (6.21 x 2.97 x 0.34 in)
Weight 183 g (6.46 oz)
Protection none
Colors Cyan Green, Sand, Charcoal

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
GSM 900 / 1800 / 850
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - Global
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - USA / LATAM
4G Network 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 - Global
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28, 66 - USA / LATAM
1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Dual SIM Yes

Display

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 6.2 inches, 95.9 cm2 (~80.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~271 ppi density)
Display Colors <strong>Display Colors</strong> is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 16M colors
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. (~271 ppi density)
Touch Screen Yes
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. None
Features Always-on display

Media

Audio Playback
Video Playback
Video Out
FM Radio
Alert
Ring Tones
Loudspeaker
Handsfree

Camera

Primary <strong>Camera</strong> is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Dual 13 MP, f/2.2 + 2 MP LED Flash
Image HDR
Video Video (720p@30fps)
Camera Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, Video (720p@30fps)
Flash <strong>Flash Light => </strong> There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Yes
Selfie Camera 5 MP

Software

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 9.0 Pie upgradable to Android 10.0; Android One
Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. Yes
Facebook <strong>Facebook</strong> is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
Youtube <strong>Youtube</strong> is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

Hardware

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. 2.0 Ghz Quad Core Cortex-A53
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR GE8320
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 2 GB
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 32GB Built-in
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. microSD Card, (supports up to 400GB)
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, Face Unlock, Proximity

Connectivity

Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
Wi-fi Hotspot
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.

Data

GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Web Browser <strong>Web Browser => </strong> a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages. Yes

Messaging

SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes
MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user. Yes
IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet. Yes

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4000 mAh
Placement non-removable
Standby <strong>Standby Time</strong> is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery. 40hrs
Talk Time <strong>Talk Time</strong> is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. 24hrs
Music Play 30hrs

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