Nokia 2 (4G)
The Nokia 2 (4G) is a well built phone. There’s a metal frame all around it, and despite the color scheme being called Pewter/Black, the frame is not made of pewter, but is aluminum instead. It feels nicely cold and expensive, that latter enhanced by the non-black pewter color.The back is very much black plastic that tend to smudge and is not very easy to clean, but the prints aren’t all that visible.The back cover is removable and replaceable if broken or scratched up, but the battery isn’t (a dozen screws of two different sizes needed to be unscrewed to get the battery out). The positive side of this approach is that you don’t need a pin to insert a SIM card or a memory card, as pins get easily lost.There is a Nokia logo at the top right corner above the 5-inch display, a a shiny recessed Nokia logo in the middle of the back cover, and an LED flash near the camera. The earpiece is in the middle, and right next to it are the proximity and ambient light sensors, with the 5MP front camera further to the left, but there’s no notification LED. The loudspeaker is down in the right corner with a small pimple to prevent it from being cloaked whilst the phone is lying flat on a hard surface. The power button and the volume rocker are on the right side, the power button is below the volume rocker and the placement works much better than the reverse arrangements in some phones. A nano SIM slot is on either side of Nokia 2 (4G), the left one is a simple slide in type, while the right one is a push-to-insert, push-to-eject type. The right SIM slot is directly below the micro SD slot, so the push action saves you the inconvenience of having to remove the memory card to get at the SIM card. As the micro SD gets its own dedicated slot, you can have all three cards in at the same time!The micro USB 2.0 port is on the bottom, no USB-C as its being still too expensive. Right next to it is the groove in the aluminum frame to get the back cover off with the help of fingernail or flat screwdriver head. The primary mic gets its own dedicated pinhole. Another pinhole can be found on top, this one for the secondary mic. The 3.5mm jack is also here.The Nokia 2 measures 143.5 x 71.3 x 9.3 mm, which doesn’t really feel too heavy.The Nokia 2 contains a 5-inch display panel of the LTPS IPS LCD variety with RGB Matrix. The 720p resolution results in a 294ppi density, which is good deal for a $100 phone.It achieves a maximum brightness of 500nits and change. Its blacks makes for more than decent 1227:1 contrast ratio compared to budget offerings under 1000:1.Color reproduction isn’t overly accurate, Delta of 5.3 is fine. White has a strong blue shift (Delta E around 8) and grays are similarly off. Colors in the blue/purple part of the spectrum are even further from the truth.