Nokia had profound success with the release of the budget-friendly smartphone Nokia 2.2. Both Nokia 2.2 and Nokia 3.2 were released in Nepal in July. These devices were modest on the budget with all the necessary features any mid-ranger could ask for. Nokia seems to continue this trend of the release of Budget devices. Now Nokia is back with another entry-level smartphone, Nokia 2.3. Nokia 2.3 was recently launched in Egypt. The price of Nokia 2.3 in Nepal is Rs 11,999. Let’s see what does this budget-friendly smartphone has to offer.

Nokia 2.3 Key Specifications  

Release Date December 2019
Display 6.2-inch, IPS LCD,HD+, 720 x 1520 pixels
Always-On Display
Chipset Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm)
Memory 2/32 GB
Expansion up to 400 GB
Primary Camera (Dual) 13 MP, f2/2, AF + 2 MP, AF
Shoot Videos: 1080@30fps, HDR
Selfie Camera  5 MP, f/2.4
OS and UI Android 9.0 (Pie), planned an upgrade to Android 10; Android One
Battery 4000mAh
[2 days of battery life with a single charge]
Colors Available Cyan Green, Sand, Charcoal
Miscellaneous Face Unlock, 3.55mm Audiojack available, accelerometer, proximity
Nokia 2.3 Price in Nepal Rs 11,999 (2/32 GB)

Classic Chassis Design and Display

Nokia 2.3 houses a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display having 720 x 1520 pixels. From the aesthetic point of view, Nokia 2.3 has the classic chassis. It has a plastic body with a metal frame. There’s fairly small bezel on the chin.

nokia 2.3 design and display

There’s a waterdrop notch on the display that confines the selfie camera. We have volume keys and power button placed the right edge of the device. There’s a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left edge of the device. Here’s a piece of good news for audio jack lover, Nokia 2.3 has 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom edge.

Dual Rear Camera Setup

As a budget device, Nokia 2.3 seems to be average in the camera department. For the selfie camera, Nokia 2.3 has 5 MP, f/2.4 lens confined by the waterdrop notch on the front.

nokia 2.3 dual rear camera setup nepal

On the rear camera, there’s a dual-camera setup. This consists of 13 MP, f2/2, AF + 2 MP, depth sensor. With these lenses, you can shoot videos 1080p@30fps. The dual rear camera setup is aligned vertically on the mid-section of the back of the device. Below the camera lenses lies an LED flash.

Performance, Software, and Battery

Power the Nokia 2.3 Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) is coupled with 2GB of RAM. For the storage, there’s 32 GB variant available. The internal storage is expandable up to 400GB with micro SD.

nokia 2.3 face biometric feature

For the GPU, there’s PowerVR GE8320. Nokia 2.3 runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) alongside Android One. Don’t worry about the OS, as this is planned to upgrade to Android 10. Nokia 2.3 is fueled by a massive 4000mAh battery. We do not have fast charging and there’s micro USB 2.0 as the charging port. This might bug a little bit. There’s no fingerprint sensor, but we have a biometric face unlock feature. With one glance you’re in the device.  Nokia claims AI-assisted Adaptive Battery technology can last for up to 2 days from a single charge.

Nokia 2.3 Pricing and Availability in Nepal

Overall Nokia 2.3 seems a good device. As this device comes with a modest price, it sure has the necessary features. The massive 4000mAh battery, dual rear camera setup, biometric face unlock, 6.2-inch display all under the hood. Nokia 2.3 was recently launched in Egypt with the price tag is 109 Euros. Finally, the Nokia 2.3 is here in Nepal. The price of Nokia 2.3 in Nepal is Rs 11,999. Nokia can surely make its way to the best smartphones to buy in Nepal under Rs 15,000.


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