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(MWC 2018) Nokia 8110 4G Hands On, Quick Review: Back To The Matrix

We take a quick look at the Nokia 8110 4G!

After going for the nostalgia route last year with the Nokia 3310, HMD Global went for the same approach this year by launching the retro classic 8110 4G feature phone. A phone that became popular because of The Matrix, HMD Global has brought back the 8110 with an updated look. These include a colored display, downloadable apps, a camera, and its ability to function as a 4G WiFi hotspot, all while retaining the classic banana-shaped slider design.

Let’s recap the specs of this retro-classic feature phone:

Nokia 8110 4G Specs

  • Qualcomm 205 processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage
  • 2.4-inch QVGA display
  • 2-megapixel rear camera
  • WiFi, LTE
  • FM Radio
  • 1500mAh battery
  • KaiOS

 

Initial impressions: Curved sliding goodness

While it has been a while since we last saw a slider phone, it is a nice sight to see them once again with the Nokia 8110 4G. The slider reveals the alphanumeric keypad underneath and serves as a lock/unlock mechanism for the Nokia 8110 4G.

 

Staying true to the original 8110, the 8110 4G has a curved shape, which will remind you of, well, bananas. Because of this, the phone will not lay flat on the table. With the slider closed, you only have a visible power button found on the phone’s right side.

 

 

The Nokia 8110 4G is a plastic-bodied phone, and that includes having a removable back cover, which reveals slots for two SIM cards, a MicroSD slot, and a removable 1500mAh battery. Do note that with the 8110 4G’s LTE connectivity, you can use the phone as a mobile hotspot in case you need one. Though given its battery size, we are unsure at the battery life of the 8110 4G when used as a WiFi hotspot.

 

The camera is a basic 2-megapixel snapper with a flash on top of it. You have a regular photo and video mode, along with adjustable resolution options for video recording. It may sound really dated, but it is a good alternative for snapping those spontaneous moments.

 

All of the ports are found on top of the phone, and they include a MicroUSB port and a headphone jack.

 

The Nokia 8110 4G runs on KaiOS, which means you can download games and apps to it. Snake comes pre-installed by default, and you can more apps along the way like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Maps with its 4GB onboard storage. Expanding the default storage is possible with its MicroSD card slot.

The 8110 4G will be available in black and yellow and is expected to be priced at around Php 5k when it becomes available in May.

 

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6 Comments

  1. If the price is true at 5k, this will not sell. A lot of smartphones can be bought at that price point.

    If my memory serves me right, the nokia of old released a titanium body ver of this and its called 8910. John loyd was, i think, is its local endorser.

  2. I was waiting for a 4G version of the 3310. Kung mas mura iyun, doon na lang ako. I got tired of smartphones already. Ayoko na magcharge ng paulit-ulit at piliting magkasya ang ito sa front pocket ko. Right now I’m using a samsung B350e. Still may isa akong android phone for checking emails na lang.

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