Smartphones with 4G support are very common these days, but feature phones with support for 4G is still a new thing. Leading this category currently, is Reliance’s Jio Phone, which brought 4G coverage to millions of users in India.
The company recently launched the JioPhone 2, the successor to last years Jio Phone. And now, other manufacturers are joining in to bring 4G capable feature phones. One such brand is Nokia, and its Nokia 8110 4G feature phone, which recently went on sale.
Therefore, we thought it would be wise to compare these three affordable 4G feature phones and see which one is the best among them.
JioPhone 2 vs Nokia 8110 4G vs Jio Phone: Price in India
Since Reliance lets you own the Jio Phone for free, by simply paying Rs. 1500 as a deposit, which will be returned after three years. The Jio Phone 2 can be yours for Rs. 501, if you exchange your Jio Phone for it. If not, it will only cost you Rs. 2,999.
The Nokia 8110 4G on the other hand, is available for around Rs. 6000, which is way more than the Jio Phones.
JioPhone 2 vs Nokia 8110 4G vs Jio Phone: Design, Display
In terms of design, the Nokia 8110 4G is a much cooler looking device. It is based on the original Nokia 8110 aka the Banana Phone, which was an icon thanks to its appearance on ‘The Matrix’. The new model is similar in design, with a sliding keyboard cover and arched back. However, it comes with plenty of new features and 4G VoLTE support. The phone has a 2.4-inch TFT color display.
The Jio Phone and the Jio Phone 2, both also feature a 2.4-inch display. The original Jio Phone has a candy-bar design that isn’t anything special to look at, and the JioPhone 2 also has a candy-bar design, but with a physical QWERTY keyboard.
JioPhone 2 vs Nokia 8110 4G vs Jio Phone: Hardware, Performance
The Jio Phone and the Nokia 8110 4G are both powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 chipset, which is coupled with 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. The Jio Phone 2 is also most likely powered by the same chipset, and it has the same 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
Performance wise, all three devices are similar, since they use the same chipset and the same amount of RAM. All of them also feature a microSD slot for storage expansion. The Nokia 8110 4G also has a hotspot feature that the others lack.
JioPhone 2 vs Nokia 8110 4G vs Jio Phone: Camera
As these are feature phones, the camera on these phones is just basic units included for the sake of it. The Jio Phone and Jio Phone 2 both feature a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front-facing camera.
The Nokia 8110 4G only has a rear-facing 2MP camera. This is kind of a disappointment as the Nokia costs much more than the Jio feature phones.
JioPhone 2 vs Nokia 8110 4G vs Jio Phone: Battery and OS
The Nokia 8110 4G features a smaller capacity battery than the other two devices. It comes with a 1500mAh battery, whereas both the Jio Phone and JioPhone 2 feature a 2000mAh battery.
Expect the Jio feature phones to provide longer battery life and standby when compared to the Nokia 8110.
All three smartphones run KaiOS and very soon these three smartphones can install and use smartphone apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, and More Google Apps
JioPhone 2 vs Nokia 8110 4G vs Jio Phone: Verdict
For those who want to spend the minimum amount of money and still get all the basic features of a feature phone, then the Jio Phone is the answer. However, if you are looking for a device that is unique and takes you back to the yesteryear’s, then the Nokia 8110 4G is for you. Feature wise, all three devices are pretty similar.