The year is 2018 and the age of smartphones, but if you still looking for a feature phone then there are several options. The Nokia 8110 4G was announced a long time back, you can now get that in India, though it is still not official.
Here is the review of Nokia 8110 4G, along with 8110 unboxing. Inside the box you will get the handset, user manual, charging adapter, 1500 mAh removable battery and earphone (standard quality). On the box it is mentioned that the Nokia 8110 4G supports VoLTE.
Build and finishing is excellent, this is a feature phone packed with limited features, however it supports 4G. There are dual SIM slots and a micro SD card slot, you can use nano + micro SIM and a micro SD card all together.
Nokia 8110 4G is available in Yellow and black color options. It has got a curvy body, and hence also called the banana phone. This 8110 model comes with slider style option as seen in the first matrix movie, hence also called the Matrix phone.
The handset looks great on the first look, the slider completely hides the alphanumeric button. Screen is 2.4 inches curved display with QVGA resolution, handset body is made of plastic and weight is 117 grams.
There is 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM and micro SD card support. On the rear there is 2MP camera with LED flash, camera is not that great, but the LED flash can come handy – a torch light. There is Built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Nokia 8110 4G comes with GPS option but that makes use of Wi-Fi and/or Network to get the location.
Nokia 8110 4G performance
8110 4G is running KaiOS, this is not Android based. The performance is smooth, the best thing I liked is the slider functionality, especially when you get a call. Just slide to unveil the alphanumeric keypad and the handset will auto connect and then when you are done close the slider to disconnect the call.
Alphanumeric keys are a bit smaller in size, really difficult getting used to the 4 way navigation button. This is a feature phone at the most you can use it for making calls, receiving calls, SMS’s, checking emails on browser, you can also run Facebook, YouTube and twitter via the browser.
There is no Whatsapp. Handset supports 4G, and if need be you can use the Wi-Fi Hotspot to share the net connection with other devices.
Nokia 8110 4G VoLTE support?
Now on the box it is mentioned that the handset supports VoLTE. However reliance JIO SIM did not work, I was able to use the 4G for browsing but was not able to make / receive calls which means for some reason VoLTE is not working in India, the hardware Snapdragon 205 MSM8905 1.5GHz dual core supports VoLTE, may be a software update might fix the issue.
As mentioned this is a feature phone, and if you understand what a feature phone you will know what it is capable of and its limitations. There are few who hate smartphones and want something simple, there are others who may love the Nokia 8110 4G for its style. Your choice your decision.
Nokia 8110 4G is not officially available in India but you can find it listed on Amazon and ebay, for anywhere between Rs. 7000 to Rs. 8000, it is pricey though. Also the units listed on Amazon / ebay are international version.
You can buy the Nokia 8110 4G here – https://amzn.to/2tojd3b
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