The Nokia 2.4 smartphone was released way back on September 2020 and it has been distributed around Africa and the rest of the continent.
Yes, the Nokia 2.4 might look a little bit old but when it comes to software updates it still has an edge over other smartphones released way back in 2020.
In case you don’t know much about the 2.4, the Nokia 2.4 is a part of the android one family so there’s a likely hood of future updates.
In today’s article, we will be reviewing the Nokia 2.4 and also look at it if it’s a good idea to get the Nokia 2.4 this 2022.
Nokia 2.4 key features
- 4500mah inbuilt battery
- 32GB ROM and 2GB RAM / 64GB ROM and 3GB RAM
- 6.5-inch screen size
- Android 10 operating system based on android one
- MTK MT6762 Helio P22 Octa-core 2.0 GHz processor
- 13MP main +2MP depth rear camera and 5MP selfie camera
- Fingerprint sensor rear mounted
Nokia 2.4 review
Design and display
The Nokia 2.4 comes with a beautiful design. On the front of the smartphone is its massive 6.5-inch screen with a resolution of (720*1600) HD+ display.
On the top of the screen is its 5MP selfie camera, while on the back of the smartphone is the 13MP rear camera plus a 2MP depth camera and a flashlight for taking pictures at night.
The back of the Nokia 2.4 looks beautiful and simple. The fingerprint sensor is also located on the back of the smartphone. On the bottom side of the Nokia 2.4 are its charging port, loudspeaker, and mouthpiece. While on the top of the smartphone is a headphone jack.
The google assistant button is located on the left side of the smartphone in other to enable quick access to the google assistant application.
Also, Nokia 2.4 comes with (2) ways of navigating: The button navigation mode and the swipe navigation mode. You can switch to your preferred choice any time you feel like it.
The Nokia 2.4 also has beautiful phone cases to pick from.
As I said earlier, the Nokia 2.4 comes with a 13MP +2MP depth rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.
The 13Mp back camera is supported by a 2MP depth sensor in other to take beautiful pictures.
I tested the 13MP back camera in a different environment, some were nice while some were not too good. The 13MP back camera photos look bad at night but are amazing when there is enough light in the environment.
On the other hand, the 5MP front-facing camera is not too good especially when you are in a room, it is below average.
I also compared the Nokia 2.4 camera to my Nokia 3V camera and I noticed the Nokia 3V camera tends to look good at night compared to the Nokia 2.4.
Unlike the Nokia 3V, new features were added to the Nokia 2.4 camera, features as portrait, night mode, watermark, and beauty mode setup.
Hardware and software
When it comes to software, the Nokia 2.4 runs on the Android operating system, Android 10 to be specific. It also comes with Google core apps like the Google Play store, Gmail, Photos, and Calendar.
The Nokia 2.4 also received an OS upgrade from Android 10 to android 11 the last year 2021. There are also rumors that the Android 12 is available for Nokia 2.4 but I am yet to get it on my 2.4 smartphones.
There’s also time to time system update for the 2.4 smartphone, I last received an update on the 5th of June 2022 this year.
When it comes to hardware, the Nokia 2.4 are of two types, the one of 32GB ROM and 2GB RAM and the other of 64GB ROM and 3GB ram. Both vary in price, you need to pay a little bit more to get the 64GB version.
There’s also support for expandable memory (SD card) space of about 512GB storage which is amazing.
The Nokia 2.4 boast a Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 Chipset and Octa-Core 2.0GHZ Cortex-A53 central processing unit (CPU). The Nokia 2.4 is fully OTG compatible.
The 2.4 Nokia supports 2G 3G and 4G networks, unfortunately, no 5G network is supported on this smartphone. The Nokia 2.4 network bands can be found below the full specification area of the Nokia 2.4.
The battery size of the 2.4 Nokia smartphone is 4500MAH, and the battery is strong. Nokia is good at maintaining standards when it comes to battery production. The 4500MAH battery could last 2 days on minimum usage on a 4G network.
The large 4500MAH battery is amazing and also one of the reasons for purchase.
You can always get a battery replacement for the Nokia 2.4 here if yours gets bad.
Nokia 2.4 full specification
Aspect ratio: 20:9
Cover glass: toughened glass
Size: 6.5 inch
Resolution: HD+ (720 *1600)
Features: portrait mode, night mode, HDR, beautification
Front camera: 5MP
Back camera: 13MP main + 2MP depth
Rear flash LED
Headphone jack: 3.5mm
Location: GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou
USB connection: Micro USB (USB 2.0)
WIFI: 802.11 b/g/n
Battery and charging
Battery: 4500MAH, non-removable
Charging: 5W charging
Memory and storage
Internal memory 32GB/64GB
Micro SD card up to 512GB
CPU: MediaTek Helio P22
Operating system (OS)
Operating system: android 10
Features: FM radio, aptX adaptive
Network bands (GSM): (international) 850, 900, 1800, 1900; (LATAM) 850, 900, 1800,1900
Network bands (LTE): (international) 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41 (120MHz) no NFC CAT 4 class A RF; (LATAM) 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12/17,28,66 NO NFC CAT4 HAC compliant (M3/T3) class B RF
Network bands (WCDMA): (international) 1,5,8; (LATAM) 1,2,4,5,8
Sim size: Nano
Fingerprint sensor: rear
Buttons: google assistant button
Ambient light sensor
In the box
Micro USB cable
What I like about the Nokia 2.4 smartphone
Design: The design of the Nokia 2.4 is just amazing, the dual rear camera centralization also made the smartphone look lovely. Also, the screen-to-body ratio is okay.
The battery: Huge battery! The huge 4500MAH battery can last for (2) two days on a single charge. So I don’t get to charge every time.
Timely updates: The Nokia 2.4 comes with android one support. Timely updates are being sent out to users using the Nokia 2.4 smartphone. The smartphone runs on the Android 10 operating system, but currently, there is an update of Android 11.
There’s also a rumor online that the Nokia 2.4 android 12 update is out. But I am not sure as I am yet to get the update.
What needs to be improved on the Nokia 2.4 smartphone
The RAM size: If you plan to multitask with the Nokia 2.4 32GB/2GB version, things might not work too well. The 32GB/2GB version is very slow when it comes to colossal multitasking it sometimes freezes.
While the 64GB/3GB version tends to handle the task better.
I would always advise anybody going for the 2.4 to go for the 64GB/3GB version.
No fast charge: A huge battery with no fast charge feature could be very annoying. The Nokia 2.4 doesn’t come with a fast charge feature. It might take more than (3) three hours to get it from 0 to 100%.
I run a test by using my Oraimo Pilot power bank to charge it up, it gave me an estimate of 6 hours to charge fully. I also run the same test on my Nokia 3V with a 4000MAH battery, and the estimate was three hours. This is because the Nokia 3V comes with a fast charge feature.
Where to download Nokia 2.4 firmware
You can download the Nokia 2.4 firmware here.
Where to buy the Nokia 2.4 smartphone
You can buy the Nokia 2.4 smartphone online through Aliexpress or Jumia stores.
Nokia 2.4 64GB/3GB
Nokia 2.4 32GB/2GB
The Nokia 2.4 is a beautiful smartphone and it is also pocket friendly. The Nokia 2.4 smartphone is of two types: The 32GB ROM/2GB RAM and the 64GB/3GB RAM the only difference between the two versions is the size of the memories.
Also, the Nokia 2.4 supports Android One, which means there will be a timely update that will be pushed to the device for some time.
If you are planning to get the Nokia 2.4 smartphone I will advise you to go for the 64GB/3GB version as it tends to work well in terms of stability and multitasking than the 32GB/2GB version. Purchasing the Nokia 2.4 this 2022 is still a good idea, but go for the 64GB/3GB version.