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Honor 8S vs Nokia 2.2 specs comparison




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 8SNokia 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-coreMediaTek Helio A22 2GHz quad-core
PowerVR GE8320 GPUPowerVR GE8320 GPU
2GB RAM3GB RAM
32GB storage32GB storage
Expandable up to 512GB via micro SDExpandable up to 400GB via micro SD
13MP F1.8 rear camera13MP F2.2 rear camera
5MP F2.2 front camera5MP front camera
Dual SIMDual SIM
4G LTE4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nWiFi 802.1 b/g/n
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 4.2
3.5mm headphone jack3.5mm headphone jack
Face recognitionFace recognition
micro USB portmicro USB port
EMUI 9 (Android 9 Pie)Android 9 Pie w/ Android One program
3,020mAh battery3,000mAh battery

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Honor 8S

  • Wider rear camera aspect ratio
  • Larger expandable storage
  • Bluetooth 5.0

Nokia 2.2

  • 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.



Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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