The Nokia C2 (2022) is the new cheap smartphone, but far from perfect!

HMD Global has unveiled the second generation of the Nokia C2, an extremely affordable smartphone with renewed features for 2022. It did so during the opening of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 where it also unveiled the new Nokia C21.

We now have a competitive product with a metal structure and some improvements, although compared to the previous model, the original C2, there are also sacrifices to take into account the price. Will it be worth investing in these cheap products in 2022?

Here is the new Nokia C2 (2022) smartphone

Nokia C2 (2022)

The main improvement over the original model is the use of a metal structure for the smartphone. The increased durability as well as the quality of construction are welcome reinforcements that will make the difference during daily use.

Nokia C2

Other features, however, are disappointing. First, the 5.7-inch screen has been upgraded from HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) to 480 x 960 pixels, qHD standard, with the same 18:9 widescreen aspect ratio.

Nokia C2 2

At the same time, the 5 MP front camera has been replaced by a 2 MP sensor (with dedicated front LED flash). On the other hand, the 5 MP camera continues to be present on the back of the Nokia C2 (2022), as well as the LED flash.

Metal frame with more limited specs for 2022

Nokia C2

You demotions widespread concerns also extend to the battery capacity of the new Nokia C2 (2022). In fact, we have gone from a capacity of 2800 mAh to 2400 mAh in the new model of this mobile device, while charging at 5 W.

On the other hand, it is one of the few smartphones that still allows the user to remove the battery. To do this, simply remove the back panel and the battery can be changed if necessary.

We also have the audio port jack 3.5mm headphone jack, another rare item in 2022.

Android 11 Go Edition platform guides Nokia smartphone software

Nokia C2

The new Nokia C2 uses a new processor quad-core at 1.5 GHz (maximum processing frequency). However, we don’t have more information about your chipset (manufacturer and model).

We also highlight the presence of Google’s Android 11 Go Editio operating system with the promise of up to two years of security updates. Moreover, it supports 4G LTE Category 4 connection.

This smartphone can be purchased with 1 GB or 2 GB of RAM, in addition to 32 GB of storage. In both cases we have dual SIM connectivity, as well as support for micro SD memory cards for storage expansion.

Nokia has also launched new Bluetooth earphones and headsets


We still have something new listeners Bluetooth, Nokia Go Earbuds 2+, plus new Bluetooth headphones, simply dubbed Nokia Headphones. Headphones will also be available with a cable, in addition to the wireless version (Bluetooth).

First of all, the Nokia Go Earbuds 2+ TWS headphones have up to 24 hours of music playback and are IPX4 certified (splash resistant). The carrying case has a 300 mAh battery which can be charged in 2 hours via the USB Type-C connection.

Finally, Nokia did not reveal the price of the new smartphone, nor of the new accessories dedicated to audio. This information should be provided by the company in the coming weeks, before it hits the market.

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