Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? – Freebox universe

Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe

After testing the Nokia 6.2 smartphone, Univers Freebox offers you that of the Nokia 2.3 also arrived a short time ago in the Free Mobile store.

Before going to this test, here is a reminder of the main characteristics of the Nokia 2.3 which was lent to us by the brand and which is displayed at 129 euros at Free Mobile with 32 GB of storage:


Nokia 2.3 Specifications: Features


Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Processor: 2.0 GHz quad-core (Helio A22 chipset)
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe RAM: 2 GB

Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Screen: 6.2 inch IPS panel with HD + definition (1520 x 720 pixels)
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Audio: sound produced by a speaker in the lower section
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Storage: 32 GB in eMMC 5.1 expandable by MicroSD card (dedicated slot)

Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Two Nano-SIM slots accessible from a drawer on the left edge
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 4G compatibility: support for bands B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B20, B28, B38, B40, B41
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 5G compatibility: no

Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Double photo sensor on the back: 13 + 2 Megapixels (vertical alignment in the center)
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Front photo sensor: 5 Megapixels (in a water drop notch)

Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 3.5 mm headphone jack: yes (upper edge)
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Charging connection: Micro-USB (in the lower section)
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Wi-Fi support: 802.11 b / g / n
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Bluetooth connectivity: version 5.0
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe NFC support: no

Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Battery: 4000 mAh non-removable
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Wired charging: 5 Watts block (5V / 1A) supplied
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Wireless charging: no

Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Operating system: Android 10 (update installed at the start of the test)

Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Unlocking solutions: facial recognition with the front photo sensor
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Security patches installed during our test: March 2020

A simple and efficient design

At the front, the choice of a water drop notch and the presence of a good border at the chin remind us of the presence of an entry-level smartphone. The Nokia 2.3 will not stand out from the crowd with its design.

Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe

Or maybe with his back which is not flooded with photo sensors. It also has two, well integrated and not exceeding. We can thus put the smartphone on the back and use it, without it being wobbly.

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In hand, the plastic shell also reminds us of the entry-level positioning of the smartphone. The flat edges, the slightly textured back and the well distributed weight ensure in any case a good grip.

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As indicated above, the rear photo block does not protrude and does not disturb when held in landscape mode for video or gaming. Again, this is a plus in terms of handling.

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A screen and sound means

We didn't have big expectations on the screen side. He does the job. However, we can blame him for a lack of light which can cause problems outdoors for very sunny weather.

The sound can be heard, but is obviously not stereo. During a video or a game, the sound only comes out of the speaker in the lower section. It also lacks relief.

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As for headphones, even topo with the Nokia 6.2. They are actually the same here. They provide no listening pleasure and will quickly return to the box. This observation is forgivable with a smartphone at 129 euros.

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These headphones plug into a 3.5 millimeter audio jack located at the top edge. Yes, the mini-jack is there.

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The minimum union photo

On the photo side, the Nokia 2.3 does not multiply either the sensors or the megapixels. You will have enough to make a few photos to view on the smartphone and share on social networks, but little more. The photos lack details, turn out to be dull and are often runny.

An outdoor photo, then its 3x zoomed version:

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Other outdoor photos:

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Indoor photos:

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Outdoor selfies:

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Night shots in a fairly bright residential area:

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A smartphone compatible with 4G 700 MHz

The Nokia 2.3 supports the B28, that is to say the 4G 700 MHz on which the operator Xavier Niel bet a lot for its mobile network. During our test, it never reached 100 Mbit / s in reception, even in places where other smartphones approached 150 Mbit / s.

Below, some results obtained outdoors:

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And a result obtained indoors:

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A player smartphone

With its small quad-core processor and its 2 GB RAM, does the Nokia 2.3 allow you to play? If it is not with the shortest loading times nor with sublimated graphics, this smartphone actually to play.

It did not prevent us from making Tops 1 in Call of Duty Mobile or finishing 1st in our races on Asphalt 9. Pushed into entrenchments, the smartphone heats up quickly at the back, but not unpleasantly.

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For those who like benchmarks, the Disk Speed ​​tool indicated 26 MB / s in writing and 207 MB / s in reading for internal memory. This explains the rather slow installations of our games.

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AnTuTu just didn't work. We tried three times and ended up with three crashes along the way. A little stubborn (or optimism, it depends), we sounded once a few days later. Same result.

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A really good autonomy, but an interminable load

With a 4000 mAh battery to power such a modest configuration, we expected good autonomy. Indeed, the Nokia 2.3 passes quietly the first day and goes to the second without problem. Three times, it never ended on the kneecaps despite the video and the game and we held the two days without depriving ourselves.

Below, two examples of use:

(1st case): Departure at 9:19 am with 100% and arrival two days later at 9:30 am with 12%

Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 1 hour and 30 minutes of music streaming with Bluetooth headphones
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 1 hour and 5 minutes of play with the sound of the smartphone
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 1 hour and 15 minutes of YouTube with wired headphones
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 50 minutes from YouTube with smartphone sound
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Gmail / Twitter consultations and alerts
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Internet surfing
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe SMS
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 2 minutes of voice call
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Pictures
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 10 downloads, including 3 large
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 5 application updates
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Flow tests
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Benchmarks
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Manipulations + captures

(2nd case): Departure at 1:13 p.m. with 100% and arrival the day after tomorrow 12:06 p.m. with 14%

Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 1 hour and 25 minutes of music streaming with Bluetooth headphones
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 1 hour and 20 minutes of play with the sound of the smartphone
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 1 hour of YouTube with wired headphones
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 1 hour and 25 minutes from YouTube with smartphone sound
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 20 minutes of play with wired headphones
Gmail / Twitter consultations and alerts
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Internet surfing
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe SMS
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Pictures
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 4 application downloads
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 3 application updates
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Flow tests
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe Benchmark (or rather attempt)

Now there is this 5 Watts charger, which is also in Micro-USB. The charge is endless.

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Going from 12 to 100% required almost 4 hours of patience. Forget express recharges. You will charge your smartphone at night.

Load monitoring:

Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 9:31 a.m .: 12%
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 9.47am: 19%
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 10.05 am: 28%
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 10:41 am: 45%
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 11:09 am: 59%
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 11:33 a.m .: 71%
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 12:04 p.m .: 85%
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 12:21 p.m .: 92%
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 12.56pm: 98%
Nokia 2.3 test what experience does this low cost smartphone available - Nokia 2.3 test: what experience does this low-cost smartphone available in the Free store offer? - Freebox universe 1:13 p.m .: 100%

An Android 10 smartphone

We received the new smartphone and by the time the Android 10 update arrives. So we had the latest version of the Google OS. The update also came with security patches for the month of March 2020.

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As part of the Android One program, the Nokia 2.3 offers Google’s Android interface. No overlays or applications from commercial partnerships, therefore.

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In practical matters, there is the dedicated button to launch Google Assistant on the left edge of the smartphone, the dark mode, the possibility of rejecting a call by turning the smartphone over (System / Gestures) and the choice of navigating using gestures or with two virtual buttons.

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Let’s finish with the unlocking solutions. No fingerprint reading. We will have to be satisfied with the recognition that we have also found slow (at least 5 seconds between pressing the button and arriving on the desktop) and capricious (many failures, despite the re-recording of data from the face). In the end, we preferred to enter the code. In our opinion, beyond the pricing positioning which obviously imposes choices, offering nothing would ultimately have been wiser than offering a quickly frustrating experience.


VERDICT


With a smartphone at 129 euros, there are obviously concessions to be made at all levels. However, this Nokia 2.3 allows you to have access to the latest version of Android, to have an Android One certification ensuring good follow-up in the updates, to play recent titles under correct conditions, to share some photos on social networks and keep quiet for 2 days without going through the sector box. The only really flaws that we think can affect the user experience are the really never-ending load and the slow and temperamental facial recognition.


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