As demand for affordable smartphones rises, it is great to see manufacturers keeping up with the game and continuously unveiling phones to fit different people’s budgets. One such phone manufacturer is Nokia, a household name that we have come to know for durability of phones, safety of data and reliable batteries.
Looking for a pocket friendly phone with great features? You could consider the Nokia C22 which hit the Kenyan market at a price of Ksh.14,399/-. Despite being friendly on the pocket, the phone does not come short of good features. It comes with exceptional durability, outperforming the competition with improved drop protection. Nokia C22 is built to last and comes with signature three-day battery life, dual 13MP rear and 8MP selfie cameras backed by advanced imaging algorithms, and the best of AndroidTM 13 (Go edition) straight out of the box.
Android Go edition is an OS build for entry level phones. It is lighter, saves data and uses less RAM, making it possible for manufacturers to equip more people with mobile phones.
A strong design, rigorously tested to last
Outperforming the competition in rigorous free fall testsi, Nokia C22 is prepared to take on the unexpected moments of daily life. It’s kept safe from scuffs and scrapes thanks to IP52 splash and dust protection, toughened 2.5D display glass, and rigid metal chassis housed within a strong polycarbonate unibody design.
Capture incredible memories with crisp detail in any light
To get the most out of the 13MP dual rear and 8MP front cameras, Nokia C22 is packed with advanced imaging algorithms that give clear pictures sunrise to sunset. Take focussed portrait shots with beautifully blurred backgrounds. Night-time imagery has just the right amount of light and contrast thanks to a new, bespoke Night mode algorithm. That, combined with Auto HDR support for extra clarity, captures life’s key moments in dazzling quality on a 6.5” HD+ display.
Latest features for improved efficiency
Thanks to the streamlined OS with less bloatware, your storage space and mobile data plan will go further. Memory extension turns unused storage space into additional 2GB of short-term memory (RAM)v, making multitasking simple and smooth.
Secure and built for the long run
Over 60% of digital fraudvi comes from mobile devices – Nokia C22 receives regular security updates for at least two yearsvii to keep you safe and continues evolving to protect you from new cyber threats. Quickly and securely unlock your phone with face unlock and the rear fingerprint sensor.
A powerful battery is supported by the Battery Saver feature that’s unique to Nokia phones, so you can go three whole days without worrying about charging.
Pricing, availability and accessories
The Nokia C22 is available in Kenya in Charcoal , with prices starting from KES 14,399 at Safaricom Shops and comes in 2GB RAM + 2GB virtual RAM, 64GB ROM memory, and storage configurations (support for up to 256 GB additional memory), and a phone case.
Adam Ferguson, Head of Product Marketing, HMD Global: “C-series is all about packing maximum quality for minimal cost. And when it comes to affordable durability, the new Nokia C22 delivers better durability against drops, resulting in a robust device that you can trust to last and keep for longer.”