Jio Phone 2: 3 Ways It Offers Same Features and Specs as Nokia 8110 4G at Half the Price

How the Reliance Jio Phone 2 offers nearly the same features and specifications as the more expensive Nokia 8110 4G, albeit at half the price.


The Jio phone wasn’t just a cheap phone for the masses, but it was the veritable catalyst that opened the floodgates that brought forth a massive wave of teeming millions of Indians to the internet. All jokes and “open bob” memes aside, Reliance’s Jio phone has brought a paradigm shift not just in the Indian internet usage trends, but also affected all of internet. For better or for worse. The Jio Phone 2, therefore, is a rather important phone given the rich legacy of the original Jio Phone. The successor, however, brings forth some improvements to the overall usability by incorporating a larger screen and a better QWERTY keypad.

Nokia’s recent resurrection of its beloved banana phone, the Nokia 8110 4G, has brought some much needed competition in the space. The Nokia 8110 4G has a lot of things going on for it, such as better design and build quality and the Qualcomm 205 SoC. But at the end of the day, both phones also share a majority of specifications and features between them. When you consider that, the Jio Phone 2 sounds even more appealing considering how it costs exactly half as much as the Nokia 8110 4G. Let’s find out how the Jio Phone 2 manages to offer similar, and in some cases even better, features as the Nokia 8110 4G at half the price.

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Jio Phone 2 vs Nokia 8110 4G: Better QWERTY keypad

The latest update to the KaiOS brings the capability to install and use apps that were hitherto solely restricted to more expensive smartphones. This includes Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube. Since both the Jio Phone 2 as well as Nokia 8110 4G feature KaiOS, the benefit extends to both the phones. The major difference here being the overall experience of using those apps.

Unlike the Nokia 8110 4G, the Jio Phone 2 incorporates a full fledged QWERTY keyboard. This makes a significant improvement to the typing experience in the all-important social media and communications apps such as Facebook and WhatsApp. The Jio Phone 2, therefore, has a significant edge over its Nokia counterpart by making it easy to type out long posts and messages on these apps.

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Jio Phone 2 vs Nokia 8110 4G: Better battery capacity

Battery life is one of the most important considerations in a device as mobile and power hungry as the smartphone. The Jio Phone 2 bests the Nokia 8110 4G in this aspect by packing in a higher capacity battery. The 1500mAh replaceable battery found in the Nokia 8110 4G is a considerable 25 percent smaller compared to the 2000 mAh battery capacity of the Jio Phone 2.

Since both the phones pack near identical SoC and screen specifications along with the same OS, the battery life is most likely to show similar levels of optimisation on both the phones. In other words, the Reliance Jio Phone 2 will most likely beat the Nokia 8110 4G when it comes to battery endurance.

Jio Phone 2 vs Nokia 8110 4G: Similar hardware specifications

One of the major differentiating factors separating expensive phones from their cheaper counterparts is better hardware specifications. This isn’t largely the case with the Jio Phone 2. We say largely because both the Jio Phone 2 and Nokia 8110 4G sport SoCs with 1GHz dual-core processors, 512MB RAM, and 4GB of storage. The Nokia sports a better Qualcomm 205 SoC, whereas the Jio Phone 2 makes do with the Spreadtrum 9820 chipset.

The performance should be fairly similar for both considering the fact that these phones aren’t expected to run challenging apps as such. The Reliance Jio Phone 2 bests the Nokia 8110 4G in the storage department due to compatibility with higher capacity 128GB microSD cards. The Nokia, however, can only support 32GB microSD cards. This isn’t an insignificant oversight considering the limited 4GB storage found in both phones. The Jio Phone 2’s capability to support larger capacity microSD cards will definitely come in handy for storing more data.