Aldi will be offering the Nokia 2.4 from January 28th. The smartphone attracts with a price of less than 100 euros, a modern look and Android 10. But is the device any good and should you buy it? TECHNOLOGY BUTTON did the check.
At the price of 99.99 euros, the Nokia will be available from Aldi on Thursday. For the smartphone there is the starter package from Aldi Talk, which costs 12.99 euros. A starting credit of 10 euros has already been booked on the prepaid card. If you like, you can also use any other or an additional SIM card in the Nokia 2.4, because the smartphone does not need a SIM lock and is dual-SIM capable.
At first glance, the offer sounds quite exciting – especially for those users who are looking for an affordable entry-level device. But can the Nokia 2.4 keep up with other smartphones in its price range, or does it even outperform them?
Typical features for a 100 euro smartphone
In our list of smartphones up to 100 euros, we list devices that are good, inexpensive and that can solidly master the basic tasks of a smartphone. So far, the Nokia 2.3 was listed there – a family member of the model now offered by Aldi. Compared to it, the Nokia 2.4 is slightly larger, but otherwise has very similar features. The smartphone is powered by the Mediatek Helio P22 (MT6762). This is an octa-core processor with less powerful A53 cores. There is 2 GB of RAM, the internal memory has a capacity of 32 GB and can be expanded using a micro SD card. All in all, equipment that you can work with, but that doesn’t offer a particularly strong performance. However, it is sufficient for sending e-mails, chatting or surfing the net.
The Nokia 2.4 comes with Android 10 from the factory, which is a fairly up-to-date system. The smartphones of the Nokia series are known for their clean Android One interface, which is also known as “Stock Android”. The advantage here: Since the manufacturer does not have to make any adjustments to its own interface, it can deliver updates much faster. In its update schedule , the manufacturer announced that the Nokia 2.4 should get Android 11 in the first quarter of 2021. To protect the device, there is a fingerprint sensor located on the back below the camera.
Nokia 2.4 with dual camera
Like many other smartphones, the Nokia 2.4 camera fails for up to 100 euros. There is a 13-megapixel wide-angle and an additional sensor with 2 megapixels. The latter is to be seen as more supportive and provides further data for a better photo. Therefore, opinions differ as to whether one can really speak of a real dual camera with two independent sensors. The front camera sits in a teardrop-shaped notch and delivers images with up to 5 megapixels.
At least the camera delivers quite passable photos for this category – this is not the case with every device. In low light, it creates a good brightening without making photos look too artificial. Even in daylight, the result is decent. However, weaknesses are shown by the rather mediocre image sharpness in some situations.
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Display and battery
At 6.5 inches, the Nokia 2.4 is not a small smartphone. It displays 1600 x 720 pixels, which is a little bit overall, but typical for this price range. However, colors are sufficiently bright and also appear natural. However, the black level and thus the contrast could be a tick better. The Nokia 2.4 is not only suitable for gamers because of the processor mentioned, but also because of the 60 Hz display.
The battery has a capacity of 4500 mAh and is permanently installed. It cannot be changed, but this is now the norm for smartphones.
Equipment at a glance
|Display||6.5 inch fullview with notch, IPS, 60 Hz|
|resolution||1600 x 720 pixels|
|processor||Mediatek Helio P22, Octa-Core with 2 GHz|
|Storage||32 GB, expandable by micro SD by up to 512 GB|
|Main camera||Dual camera
13 MP wide angle
2 MP depth sensor
|Front camera||5 megapixels|
|battery pack||4500 mAh, charged via micro USB|
|security||Fingerprint sensor, PIN, password|
|Internet||WLAN b / g / n, LTE|
Conclusion: is it worth buying the Nokia 2.4?
At Aldi there is the smartphone together with the starter package from Aldi Talk for just under 100 euros. Other retailers sell the device from 111 euros, Media Markt and Saturn, for example, offer it for 116 euros. This means that buyers here pay around 15 euros more than at Aldi and also have to do without the starter package. In terms of price, the Nokia 2.4 is a bargain at Aldi. And the device also delivers solid performance in other ways – always in comparison to the price category. If you are interested in the smartphone, you won’t go wrong when buying it.