Nokia 2.3 Gets Price Hike and 1-Year Replacement Guarantee: Is it a Good Choice Compared to Realme C3?

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Nokia 2.3

The entry-level segment of the Android ecosystem is constantly being flooded with a lot of good smartphones lately. Usually, smartphones start receiving price cuts after they launch and are there for some time in the market. That, however, does not appear to be the case in India as of late, owing to the GST price hike from 12 percent to 18 percent. HMD Global recently announced that it will continue the 1-year replacement guarantee on the purchase of the Nokia 2.3 for purchases made on the device on or after April 1, 2020. The price of the device has also increased from Rs 7,199 to Rs 7,585 now (for the 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant).

Addressing the same, Sanmeet Kochhar, Vice President, HMD Global, said, “Starting with the 1-year replacement guarantee on Nokia feature phones, we brought this industry leading offer to a smartphone for the first time with Nokia 2.3 in December 2019. Given the popularity of this offer and some very positive feedback from consumers and our partners, we have decided to continue the replacement guarantee for all Nokia 2.3 purchases on or after 1st April 2020. Nokia 2 series has been one of our most successful franchises in the accessible segment in India and I hope this extension of the offer on a new Nokia 2.3 will delight our Indian consumers.”

The Nokia 2.3 will now be available at various retail outlets across the country, including Croma, Sangeetha, Poornima, Big C, and Reliance to name a few. Now, this leads us to an important question as to whether or not the Nokia 2.3 is the best choice for a smartphone at the price point it is being offered at. After all, the recently launched Realme C3 also sells at a similar price in India. If you are looking forward to buying a budget smartphone and are confused between the Nokia 2.3 and the Realme C3, we will try to clear out the confusion. We will compare the specifications and features of both devices and find out whether the Nokia 2.3 is the best choice at the price point it comes with. So, without waiting any further, take a look at the comparison between the Nokia 2.3 and the Realme C3.

Nokia 2.3 Vs Realme C3: Which One Would be the Better Choice?

1. Display Features

Starting off with the display of the devices, the Nokia 2.3 offers a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a 720 x 1,520 pixel resolution and a 271 pixel per inch pixel density. The Realme C3, on the other hand, features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with similar resolution. The Realme C3 features a larger display, so in case you are looking forward to buying a smartphone with a big display, the Realme C3 turns out to be the better choice for you.

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2. Processor and Software

The Nokia 2.3 is powered by a 2GHz quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor. The Realme C3, on the other hand, is equipped with an octa-core MediaTek Helio G70. When it comes to processing, the Realme C3 is certainly the better choice.

On the software side of things, the Nokia 2.3 ships with Android 9 Pie out of the box. The Realme C3, on the other hand, runs the latest Android 10 OS out of the box, but it is coated with the company’s in-house Realme UI skin baked on top. If you want a stock Android experience, the Nokia 2.3 is certainly going to suffice for your needs.

3. Camera Features

When it comes to cameras, both the Nokia 2.3 and Realme C3 feature a dual rear camera setup. The Nokia 2.3 features a 13MP primary lens and 2MP secondary lens. Realme C3, on the other hand, flaunts a 12MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera. The front cameras of both devices are 5MP units, which are embedded underneath a waterdrop notch.

The Nokia 2.3 has a tad-bit better primary lens (13MP), if only resolution is something you take into consideration.

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4. Battery Features

The Nokia 2.3 features a 4,000mAh battery with standard charging. The Realme C3, on the other hand, features a much larger 5,000mAh battery, so if you don’t want to keep charging your smartphone too frequently, the Realme C3 should do a better job at that, at least on paper.

My Verdict

Both Nokia 2.3 and Realme C3 are absolute value-for-money smartphones and have their own set of pros and cons. If you are really in stock Android phones, you should opt for the Nokia 2.3. If you need a bigger battery and a better processor, you should instead opt for the Realme C3.


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