Our Opinion

The Nokia 2.3 is a slightly better phone than the Nokia 3.2 (2GB RAM, 16GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Nokia 2.3!

Nokia 2.3  Nokia 3.2 (2GB RAM, 16GB) 
Nokia 2.3 Nokia 3.2
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Excellence Score
19.8
15.8
Value for Money Score
63.8
49.8
Price ₹ 8,499 onwards ₹ 8,428 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2019 May, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android versionAndroid One series Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android versionAndroid One series
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.2 inches 6.26 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features Always-on display, 2.5D Curved Glass FullView Notch Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio A22Ranked #104 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 429Ranked #103 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Adreno 504
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP 13MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1/3.1" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama 1/3" Sensor Size, 1.12um Pixel Size
Secondary Camera 5MP 5MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.4 Aperture F/2.2 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 400 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.68 mmMedium 8.6 mmMedium
Weight 183 gmMedium 181 gmMedium
Width 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use 76.2 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Dedicated Google Assistant Button; One year replacement warranty Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Looks trendy with thin-bezel, tear-drop notch design
  • Solid build with a roughened plastic shell
  • The smartphone feels quite handy
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button
  • Reliable Face Unlock
  • Bright, large 6.2-inch IPS panel
  • The best part about Nokia's phones remains the clean, stock Android One experience with the promise of regular software updates for up to two years
  • Decent smooth system performance, given that it's backed by the entry level MediaTek Helio A22
  • Decent dual rear cameras - 13MP primary + 2MP depth sensor
  • Primary camera does a decent job in good lighting conditions - photos are illuminated homogeneously
  • The front camera delivers decent pictures in daylight (though the portrait mode does tend to overdo it a bit)
  • The Nokia 2.3 achieves really good runtime with its 4000 mAh battery, you'll easily get two days of battery with it
  • Overall, if you're looking for a smartphone with long battery life and Android One for little money, the Nokia 2.3 does the job
  • Good build quality
  • Modern design with a 'dot notch' display
  • The plastic back panel has an attractive high gloss polish
  • The power button on the right edge also acts as a notification light - this is a unique feature, and quite impressive too for the price (it can be disabled too from the settings, if you so desire)
  • Additionally, there is also a useful, dedicated Google Assistant button on the left side of the phone, which is again quite unique (the only other budget phones to have it is the Nokia 4.2)
  • There is face unlock too - though it's not the fastest
  • Big 6.2-inch display that's pretty good for binge watching - it produces punchy colors, and has decent sunlight legibility
  • Simple, no-frills Android One experience - which means you get uncluttered, stock Android + 2 years of guaranteed upgrades
  • With Android 9 Pie, you of course also get features like Digital Wellbeing, gesture navigation, Adaptive Brightness and more
  • Decent daylight camera performance for the price
  • Under good lighting conditions, the images captured using the Nokia 3.2 are good enough for your Instagram or Facebook uploads
  • HDR mode helps deliver vibrant and punchy shots
  • Very good battery life with a large 4000mAh battery - with moderate use, you will get 1.5 days of use, and with lighter use, it stretches up to 2 days
  • For a certain audience i.e. light smartphone users, who value a simple, uncluttered experience, and want to use the phone mainly for messaging, social media, and video consumption, the Nokia 3.2 is a pretty solid choice
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • There's a minor flickering at low brightness
  • However, this is clearly not a gaming phone - there is lag while loading simple games and more demanding titles are hard to think of
  • Most of the competition in this price range will now give much better SoCs
  • The loudspeaker sounds a bit thin and tinny in everyday use
  • However, there are better options available from Xiaomi & Realme at this price which offer better performance and even better battery life
  • The glossy back of course means that the phone is quite prone to fingerprints and scratches, so will likely require using a case
  • The Nokia 3.2 is also not as compact as the Nokia 4.2 or Nokia 5.1 Plus - it is large and often unwieldy - it also feels substantial in the hand with a weight of 178 grams and a thickness of 8.6mm, due to a big battery that rests inside - it's targeted therefore more at people interested in a lot of video consumption on their phone (big display + big battery), as opposed to those that prefer ergonomics
  • The 2GB RAM variant of the Nokia 3.2 also (strangely) lacks a fingerprint sensor
  • Performance is the weak spot for the phone with a dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 chipset under the hood - it's good enough for basic use, but apps take time to open, and heavier apps/games will lag
  • No Bokeh effect
  • Slight shutter lag
  • Low light performance is pretty average
  • For more power users though, you will want to look elsewhere, at options from the likes of Xiaomi and Realme, where you will get much more powerful internals
Expert Reviews
  1. If you are looking for a cheap smartphone with Android One, you will hardly be able to get past the Nokia 2.3
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  2. gadgets.ndtv.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Has an underpowered processor that makes the phone feel sluggish
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. May not be the best device at its price, but you do get a pure and uncluttered software experience
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. The dedicated Google Assistant button, battery life and the big display are a huge plus for the Nokia 3.2, but they may not be enough to make the device stand out in comparison to the competition
    telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A budget phone for Android purists...at this price point, you have much better overall options though
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. One can only consider this phone for its stock Android experience...otherwise there are other much better options available
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The Nokia 3.2 is a good option if you're in the market for an affordable phone that brings stock Android..However, if you're looking for great value in terms of cameras or gaming performance, look elsewhere
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Average performer with big display, good on-battery time
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Nokia 3.2 is a big screen phone with optimal battery life...however, the slow-performance and not-so-good camera quality holds the device back against its competitors
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. A reliable Android One device that offers a clean and intuitive experience...but it won't win hearts when it comes to raw performance
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  11. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »
  12. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  13. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
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