Two new entry-level smartphones arrived in the Philippines just this month which means one thing — specs comparison time! Today, we’ll put the Honor 8S and the Nokia 2.2 beside each other to see which one has the advantage over key smartphone aspects. Let’s start!
Here are their detailed specs:
|Honor 8S||Nokia 2.2|
|5.71-inch HD+ FullView Display (720 x 1520p)||5.71-inch HD+ FullView Display (720 x 1520p)|
|MediaTek Helio A22 2GHz quad-core||MediaTek Helio A22 2GHz quad-core|
|PowerVR GE8320 GPU||PowerVR GE8320 GPU|
|2GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|32GB storage||32GB storage|
|Expandable up to 512GB via micro SD||Expandable up to 400GB via micro SD|
|13MP F1.8 rear camera||13MP F2.2 rear camera|
|5MP F2.2 front camera||5MP front camera|
|Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||WiFi 802.1 b/g/n|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 4.2|
|3.5mm headphone jack||3.5mm headphone jack|
|Face recognition||Face recognition|
|micro USB port||micro USB port|
|EMUI 9 (Android 9 Pie)||Android 9 Pie w/ Android One program|
|3,020mAh battery||3,000mAh battery|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
- Wider rear camera aspect ratio
- Larger expandable storage
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Higher RAM capacity
- Stock Android experience
Both smartphones almost have identical specs. However, their back designs are completely different. The Honor 8S comes with a textured back while the Nokia 2.2 has a glossy back. In the end, this is a matter of personal preference, so feel free to choose which one you like.
In terms of display, both the Honor 8S and Nokia 2.2 have the same screen size with HD+ resolution, which is pretty standard for an entry-level smartphone but should suffice for basic use.
Performance-wise, they both carry the Helio A22 chipset and PowerVR GE8320 GPU. Its CPU and gaming performance is decent for an entry-level smartphone. The main difference; however, is that the Nokia 2.2 comes with a 3GB of RAM while the Honor 8S only has 2GB. For a budget smartphone, the 1GB of RAM difference is a lot, especially when it comes to multitasking and running heavy-resourced applications. Overall, the winner in this aspect is the latter.
Both devices have the same camera configuration, but the Honor 8S has a wider aperture, which is more viable for low-light photos and faster shutter speed at night time.
For battery, there’s no practical difference here unless you consider Honor 8S’ 20mAh capacity advantage which doesn’t have much bearing in terms of battery life.
Here are the prices of each smartphone:
- Honor 8S – PHP 5,490
- Nokia 2.2 – PHP 5,990
If you want to have that Stock Android experience and larger RAM capacity, go for the Nokia 2.2. However, if you are into photography a more updated Bluetooth version and larger battery capacity, choose the Honor 8S.
What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.