NOKIA 2.2 VS REALME C2 VS GALAXY M10 VS REDMI 7


Nokia recently announced its upgraded entry-level smartphone called the Nokia 2.2 in India for a price of Rs 6,999. Today, the phone officially goes on sale on Nokia’s offline and online retail stores, so let’s have a look at how the Nokia 2.2 compares with competition.

The Nokia 2.2 comes in two variants — a base 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage variant that is priced at Rs 6,999 and a 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage variant which will sell for Rs 7,999.


The Nokia 2.2 succeeds last year’s Nokia 2.1 with a number of incremental improvements. The phone features a 5.71-inch HD display with smaller bezels and a resolution of 720 x 1,520 pixels. Similar to the Nokia 3.2 and the Nokia 4.2, the phone features a waterdrop-styled notch on top which makes room for the selfie camera. The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset with either 2 GB or 3 GB RAM onboard.

For its price, the Nokia 2.2 does get stiff competition from the Realme C2  and Redmi 7 along with the Galaxy M10 as well. All these devices are entry-level and range in the Rs 6,999 to the Rs 7,999 price range. In this comparison, we will have a look at the specs of the devices on paper and try to ascertain which device comes out on top. As this is just a spec-battle, we will reserve final judgment on the Nokia 2.2 until we have reviewed it completely.

SmartphoneNokia 2.2Redmi 7Realme C2Galaxy M10
Display Size (inch)5.716.266.16.22
Resolution (pixels)720 x 1520720 x 1520720 x 1560720 x 1520
Pixel Density (PPI)295269282269
Display TypeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Dimensions(mm)146 x 70.6 x 9.3158.7 x 75.6 x 8.5154.3 x 73.7 x 8.5155.6 x 75.6 x 7.7
Weight (gm)153180166163
Dual SIMYesYesYesYes
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Connectivity TypesGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
ProcessorHelio A22Snapdragon 632Helio P22Exynos 7870
CPU CoresQuad-coreOcta-coreOcta-coreOcta-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz)4 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A534 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver8 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A538 X 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8320Adreno 506PowerVR GE8320Mali-T830 MP1
RAM2, 3 GB2, 3 GB2, 3 GB2, 3 GB
Ruggedness
On-Board Memory16, 32 GB16, 32, 64 GB16, 32 GB16, 32 GB
Expandable MemoryYes, upto 256 GBYes, upto 256 GBYes, upto 256 GBYes, upto 256 GB
SensorsAccelerometer, proximityFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compassAccelerometer, proximity, compassAccelerometer, proximity
Primary Camera13 MP, f/2.212 MP, f/2.2 + 2 MP13 MP, f/2.2 + 2 MP13 MP, f/1.9 + 5 MP, f/2.2
Optical Image Stabilization
Camera ArraySingleDualDualDual
Autofocus SystemAFPDAFPDAFPDAF
Secondary Camera5 MP8 MP, f/2.05 MP5 MP
Video Capture[email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]
FlashYesYesYesYes
OS VersionAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
AI (Smart Assistant)Google AssistantGoogle AssistantGoogle AssistantBixby
GPSYesYesYesYes
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth4.24.24.24.2
NFC
InfraredYes
Fingerprint ScannerYes, Rear
3.5mm jackYesYesYesYes
RadioYesYesYesYes
USB TypemicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
USB StandardUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
Battery (mAh)3,000 mAh4,000 mAh4,000 mAh4,000 mAh
Fast charging
ColorsSteel, Tungsten BlackLunar Red, Eclipse Black, Comet BlueDiamond Black, Diamond BlueOcean Blue, Charcoal Black
Prices in IndiaStarts at Rs 6,999Starts at Rs 7,999Starts at Rs 5,999Starts at Rs 7,999

Verdict

Going by the specifications on the above sheet, we can see that Nokia 2.2 does indeed fall behind its counterparts in terms of processing, display and camera. The Realme C2, which is about Rs 2,000 cheaper offers a dual-camera with a faster MediaTek P23 chipset. The most powerful among the lot appears to be the Redmi 7 which comes with Snapdragon 632 chipset, although it is priced slightly higher than the Nokia 2.2. The Galaxy M10, on paper, happens to be in the middle with a good camera but lacks a powerful chipset as the Redmi 7. Nokia 2.2’s stock Android One software should help it in the software department.


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