HMD Global launched its most affordable Android One smartphone yet at an event held in India last week. Dubbed Nokia 2.2, the entry-level Android One smartphone offers several impressive features and comes with the guarantee of two major OS upgrades and three years of regular security updates. In this article, we will be taking a look at the main differences between the new Nokia 2.2 and the next two most affordable Nokia-branded Android One smartphones: Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 4.2.
Nokia 2.2 vs Nokia 3.2 vs Nokia 4.2: Difference in Pricing
The Nokia 2.2, as mentioned above, is the most affordable Android One smartphone on the market currently. It is available for an introductory price of INR 6,999 for the 2GB + 16GB variant and INR 7,999 for the 3GB + 32GB variant until June 30. Starting from July 1, however, you will have to shell out INR 7,699 for the 2GB variant and INR 8,699 for the 32GB variant. Nokia 3.2 also comes in two variants in the Indian market. While the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage variant costs INR 8,990, the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant of the Android One smartphone is priced at INR 10,790. The Nokia 4.2, as suggested by its name, is the most expensive of the three phones. The lone 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant of the phone is priced at INR 10,990 in India.
Nokia 2.2 vs Nokia 3.2 vs Nokia 4.2: Difference in Specifications
The Nokia 2.2 is surprisingly similar to the Nokia 4.2 in the display department. It is equipped with a 5.71-inch IPS LCD panel featuring 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution. When it comes to performance, however, the Nokia 2.2 isn’t the most impressive entry-level smartphone around. It features a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 12nm processor with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. There is a single 13MP camera on the back of the handset, clubbed with an f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, the Nokia 2.2 has a 5MP camera on the front. The entry-level smartphone is fueled by a 3000mAh capacity battery with regular 5W charging.
Nokia 3.2 comes with a larger 6.26-inch IPS LCD display featuring the same HD+ resolution. Powering the handset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 quad-core processor that is clocked at 1.8 GHz with an Adreno 504 GPU. It is nearly identical to the Nokia 2.2 in the camera department with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera. However, it packs a significantly larger 4000mAh battery and supports 10W charging speeds.
As I mentioned above, Nokia 4.2 has the same 5.71-inch display size and 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution as the Nokia 2.2. Under the hood, it runs on a 12nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with an Adreno 505 GPU. It features a dual-camera setup at the rear with a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is an 8MP unit with an f/2.0 aperture. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor like the Nokia 3.2 but packs only a 3000mAh battery.
Nokia 2.2 vs Nokia 3.2 vs Nokia 4.2: What Remains the Same
All the three budget-friendly Nokia Android One smartphones come with a waterdrop notch at the front, so they are not too different from one another in terms of design. On the connectivity front, all three phones offer Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, and FM radio support. In terms of software, they run on stock Android 9.0 Pie currently and are guaranteed to receive the Android Q and R updates in the future. Since they are part of the Android One program, they will continue to receive monthly security updates up to three years from the date of release.