Nokia 8110 4G vs JioPhone 2: Price, Specifications and More
HMD Global started off with the Nokia 3310 last year which was followed by the 4G variant of the same. Today, HMD Global launched the famous ‘Banana Phone’ that was first introduced at MWC in February.
The Nokia 8110 isn’t just a barebones feature phone. It supports 4G VoLTE for calling and comes with its own app store with access to Google Assistant, Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter and the likes. There’s support for emails which sync over your Google account and there’s even a new version of Snake.
With the Nokia 8110 4G finally, in India, the JioPhone and JioPhone 2, which basically have the same specs, will be up for some competition. It might be difficult for the legendary Nokia phone to beat the popular JioPhone in terms of its pricing, as the JioPhone is effectively free of cost. The JioPhone 2, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 2,999. In comparison, the Nokia 8110 4G comes with an iconic design and Nokia’s sturdy craftsmanship at Rs 5,999.
The Nokia 8110 4G is powered by a 1.1Ghz dual-core Qualcomm 205 mobile processor along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. There is also a microSD slot to expand the memory along with a 2-megapixel camera at the back and a 1,500mAh battery. HMD Global claims the Banana phone can last up to 25 hours on standby and deliver a talk time of 9.32 hours on a 4G VoLTE connection.
The Reliance JioPhone, JioPhone 2 is powered by a 1GHz Dual-core processor Qualcomm 205 mobile processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which is again expandable via a microSD card, same as the Nokia 8110 4G. On the back is a 2-megapixel camera and it also has a 0.3-megapixel front camera, which is not present in the Banana phone. Neither of the two phones can deliver a week-long battery life like other feature phones simply because there’s no so much happening inside.
Both the Nokia 8110 4G and the JioPhones are powered by KaiOS which is a fork of Firefox OS. The Banana Phone, however, comes with its own app store that allows you to use Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Google Assistant and even a revamped version of Snake. The Nokia 8110 4G is more open to third-party apps in this case.
The JioPhone, quite expectedly, features Jio’s suite of entertainment apps. The smart feature allows you to use JioTV, JioMusic, JioExpress, JioCinema, JioMessaging and Jio Video Call, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Google Assistant.
One advantage of the JioPhone is that it allows you to pay using JioMoney. There’s no support for a paid app on the Nokia 8110, yet. However, the Nokia 8110 takes the lead by allowing users to turn the phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot, something that Jio has abstained from giving. In Jio’s defense, the JioPhone can be paired to a TV using a cable to enjoy content on the big screen.
The Nokia 8110 is called the Banana phone, is curved from the back and features a slider that covers the keyboard. You press a button to open the slider and answer a call. Adding to that a bright ‘Banana Yellow’ color variant and the classic Black variant.
The JioPhone, on the other hand, looks more like a conventional feature phone. If not for the app-driven smartness inside, this could very well have been just another feature phone. The phone has the older T9 keyboard with more options crammed into it than ever and is quite thick. The phone is quite durable though.
There’s also added advantage of being on Jio’s network. The JioPhone 2 price in India is Rs 2,999 with no refunds. You essentially have to keep recharging the JioPhone 1 for three years and receive a full refund after the stipulated period of time.
The Nokia 8110 4G’s price in India is Rs 5,999.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, July|
|Dimensions||133.5 x 49.3 x 14.9 mm (5.26 x 1.94 x 0.59 in)|
|Weight||117 g (4.13 oz)|
|SIM||Single SIM (Micro-SIM) or Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|– IP52 drip protection|
|Size||2.4 inches, 17.8 cm2 (~27.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||240 x 320 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~167 ppi density)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8905 Snapdragon 205 (28 nm)|
|CPU||Dual-core (2×1.1 GHz Cortex-A7)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||4GB, 512 MB RAM|
|Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||4.1, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|– Google Search, Maps, Assistant|
|– Facebook, Twitter|
|– Audio/Video player|
|Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 600 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 11 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 48 h|
|Stand-by||Up to 408 h|
|Talk time||Up to 11 h|
|Colors||Traditional Black, Banana Yellow|