Nokia announced the release of it’s new budget smartphone the Nokia 2.3 yesterday and most Nokia fans are upset with the company. Although the phone does come with some pretty average features, it does not as some fans claim meet the 2019 standard.

Most of the complaints happens to be the selling price of the phone, the Chipset and Operating system of the phone. From the look of things, the Nokia 2.3 does have an incredible design and it also boost of AI cameras. But most Nokia fans feels that the phone should have come with something more.

They pointed out tha, the likes of Realme and Xiaomi are offering phone with better features at a more affordable price. Let’s quickly give you the key Features of the Nokia 2.3

Key Specifications of Nokia 2.3

Size 6.2”

Type HD+ with waterdrop notch

Display ratio 19:9

Colors Cyan Green, Sand, Charcoal

Size 157.69 x 75.41 x 8.68mm

Weight 183g

Operating system Android 9 Pie


CPU MediaTek Helio A22

Rear cameras 13 MP f/2.2 + 2 MP depth sensing

Rear flash LED

Front-facing camera 5 MP f/2.4

Other Biometric face unlock

Battery type Non-removable 4000 mAh3

Charging 5V/1A compatible

Internal storage 32 GB4

MicroSD card slot Support for up to 512 GB

According to Nokia, the 4000mAh battery is expected to last users for 2 days in a single charge. Most fans expected the Operating System of the new Nokia phone to be Android 10 but they got Android 9.

Another feature of the phone that is quite disappointing to fans is the fact that it came with a 2GB RAM. Given that the likes of Tecno, Infinix and Xiaomi have released budget phones with higher RAM sizes is a major factor for them been upset.

Also the Nokia phone make use of dual rear camera a 13MP main camera and a 2MP depth sensor. Recently released phones from other manufacturers have up to 4 cameras at the back. Some fans see the price attached with the phone to be high side. Some claim that for a phone that still exhibit features of 2018 technology it should be more pocket friendly.

Whatever the fans says, the fact still remains that producing a 2018 like phone in 2019 will still cost money. The Nokia 2.3 cost about €109 which is about N52,000 Naira. Below are some of the screenshots of angry Nokia fans on Twitter

The smartphone market is getting heated up and more phones are been released. Mobile phone companies are stepping up their game and Nokia shoukd too. For the price and considering that the Nokia2.3 is a low budget phone, it’s not that bad. But they could have come up with some better features for the phone.

Hopefully the phone will be made available in Nigeria in coming weeks. Keep watching this space for updates. Mainwhile tell us what you think about this new phone in the comment section below.

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