Our Opinion

The Nokia 2.3 is a slightly better phone than the Panasonic Eluga I8, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Nokia 2.3!

Nokia 2.3  Panasonic Eluga I8 
Nokia 2.3 Panasonic Eluga I8
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Excellence Score
19.8
18.3
Value for Money Score
63.8
61.2
Price ₹ 8,499 onwards ₹ 7,799 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2019 Jun, 2020
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 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.2 inches 6.22 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features Always-on display, 2.5D Curved Glass N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio A22Ranked #104 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks N/A
GPU PowerVR GE8320 N/A
RAM 2 GB 3 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 N/A
Secondary Camera 5MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.4 Aperture N/A
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 512 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 N/A
Weight 183 gmMedium N/A
Width 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use N/A
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 Yes
Other Features Dedicated Google Assistant Button; One year replacement warranty N/A
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
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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
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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
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