HMD Global has been on a roll in the last two years and looks like the Finnish smartphone maker is in no mood to stop anytime soon. Nokia has launched phones in almost all price segments starting from the cheaper Nokia 3310 to the most expensive of them all, the Nokia 8 Sirocco. HMD has recently launched the banana phone from dead in India, in other words, the refreshed version of the Nokia 8110 4G for a price tag of Rs 5,990. In comparison, the new Nokia 3310 is much cheaper. It retails at Rs 3,310.
The Nokia 3310 was launched in India last year and with that HMD brought nostalgia back to the Nokia fans. The feature phone created a lot of buzz in the market soon after its arrival. Similar was the case with the Nokia 8110 4G or Banana phone. HMD launched the refreshed Nokia 8110 4G in Mobile World Congress this year and it’s just last month that the company decided to bring the device to India. Let’s take a look at how different are these feature phones from each other and how improved are they from their previous versions.
Nokia 8110 vs 3310: Design
The design of both the phones has been refreshed to meet the present day consumer requirements. Previously, phones have been quite bulky which made it difficult for the users to carry and use them easily. Keeping this in mind, smartphone makers are building phones that aren’t as heavy as before. The same technique is applied to design the two Nokia feature phones as well. Both the Nokia 8110 4G and Nokia 3310 are light in weight compared to their previous model which were as bulky as to take a beating or two. Not just the weight, the thickness was also a matter of concern in the past.
Phone makes are now competing to design phones that are slim and can slide down the pocket easily. Same goes for the two Nokia feature phones. The Nokia 3310 was lesser in weight and also slimmer compared to the previous model. It is as thick as 15.6 x 51 x 12.8mm and as heavy as 80 grams. The overall design of both the phones have been refreshed, more for the Banana phone. HMD has added a slider on the Nokia 8110 4G.
The Nokia 3310 is made of plastic and comes with a removable back cover. As for the variants, the Nokia 3310 comes in funky colours like red, black, yellow, grey, while the banana phone comes in only two colours — yellow and black.
Nokia 8110 vs 3310: Software and Performance
The Nokia 3310 boots Nokia’s Smart Feature OS and it doesn’t have support for apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube. The Nokia 8110, on the other hand, boots KaiOS out of the box, meaning it comes with WhatsApp support. The 3310 comes with 64MB storage on board, while the 8110 packs 4GB storage. Notably, HMD launched a 4G variant of the Nokia 3310 in China with a different OS that supports WhatsApp, but the variant did not make its way to India, sadly.
Nokia 8110 vs 3310: Display
Both the Nokia phones sport a 2.4-inch display with 240 x 320 pixels and 167 PPI. Compared to the previous generation, both the Nokia 3310 and 8110 come with a bigger and brighter display for the users to easily watch videos or browse through Facebook.
Nokia 8110 vs 3310: Camera
This was one major upgrade HMD brought to the Nokia phones. Both their previous generation phones didn’t have cameras in them. But now, the new Nokia 3310 and 8110 or banana phone comes with the 2MP camera on the back panel paired with a flash. Not that one would expect the camera to click great pictures but embedding a camera on the phone as cheap as Rs 3,310 is a great deal.
Nokia 8110 vs 3310: Battery
There’s no doubt that most feature phones have great battery life, similar is the case with these two Nokia phones. The Nokia 3310 comes with a 1200mAh removable battery which the company claims can last for 31 days in standby time and 22 hours in talk time. The 8110 4G, on the other hand, comes with a slightly bigger 1500mAh battery which Nokia says can offer 25 days of standby time and 10 hours of calls on 4G.