5 Features of the Nokia 8110 4G Feature Phone Which Runs KaiOS

HMD Global has finally launched the much hyped and awaited Nokia 8110 feature phone in India, which is also known as the ‘Banana phone’. The new Banana phone by Nokia comes in a bright yellow colour, and it runs on KaiOS, the same platform which the JioPhone uses to power its software. Notably, the Nokia 8110 was announced way back in Mobile World Congress, and the phone has finally arrived in the Indian sub-continent now. In the event held recently, HMD Global announced the phone alongside the Nokia 3.1 Plus. Without further ado, let’s dive right in and see what the Nokia 8110 or the Banana phone has in store to offer.

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Design and Display

The Nokia 8110 4G flaunts a plastic body and comes with a very flashy and bold design. The highlight of the phone is its slider design and its slightly curved form factor which gives it a hint of nostalgia. Speaking about the display, the phone comes with 2.4-inch QVGA colour display with a 240 x 320p resolution.

Performance

The Nokia 8110 4G being a feature phone, packs only the needful and it comes with a 1.1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 processor which is combined with 512MB of LPDDR3 RAM alongside 4GB of storage. Even with a feature phone tag, the Nokia 8110 4G packs sufficient hardware to perform smoothly when it comes to day to day mundane tasks, and it does so without any glitches.

Software

On the software front, the Nokia 8110 4G boots KaiOS, the same OS which the JioPhone comes with. What’s worth noting is that recently, KaiOS has received the support for applications like WhatsApp, YouTube and many more highly demanded apps. JioPhone has also received the support for same as well.

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Battery

When it comes to power, the Nokia 8110 4G promises 9.32 hours of VoLTE talk time and 25 days of 4G LTE standby time. The Banana phone comes with a battery which packs 1500mAh worth of power which has been deemed enough for a day’s worth of use.

Additionally, the phone comes with IP52 protection which means that the Nokia 8110 is drip proof. The connectivity options on the Noki 8110 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, FM radio, a micro USB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. As for the dimensions, the phone measures 133.5 x 49.3 x 14.9 mm, and it weighs 117 grams.

Nokia 8110 4G Price Details

In India, the Nokia 8110 4G has been given a price tag of Rs 5,999. The colour options of the phone include the Banana Yellow and the traditional black. The Nokia 8110 4G will go live for sale on October 24, and interested buyers will be able to get their hands on the device via online and offline Nokia retail partners. With Reliance Jio, Nokia is offering 544GB free 4G data when buyers purchase the device.

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Keef
Keef

Have had the phone since it’s launch in the UK. Haven’t had any new apps in the store. Still no sign of WhatsApp or Facebook. Still no fixes for call blocking or adding words to the dictionary. Very disappointed with the phone. For same price Nokia 1 is a much better proposition. Only advantage of 8110 is the battery.

Ankit
Ankit

Mr. Keef, Nokia 1 working on Android Go Edition (Lite Android) & Nokia 8110 working on KaiOS both are different, KaiOS launch app store after 1st of April’2019 you got almost all popular apps in too tiny size and secure more than android.

Prithvi
Prithvi

1) Would Whatsapp, YouTube, other apps get regular ‘timely’ pre-tested updates ?
2) Would KaiOS itself get timely software & security updates in tandem with those for Android OS ?
3) 32GB or more SD Card slot available ?
4) It seems it has HOTSPOT as per dragonmonk – so thats good.
5) After-sales service from Nokia in India for KaiOS ?

Ankit
Ankit

Yes till Whatsapp not available for Nokia 8110 but youtube working flow less. KaiOS under testing after 1st April’2019 it’s launch app store than after all popular apps are available for Nokia, Now in India Nokia use Jio App Store.

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