Microsoft New Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 Dual-Sim Review, Spaces News

Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 Dual ReviewMicrosoft, the techno giant takes everyone to super excited state. Every Microsoft fan is eagerly waiting for surface phones to come into the market. But un-expectedly Microsoft unveiled a mobile which is a very basic one. It takes us to the days of old Nokia phone. But this time it is much more than that.

Microsoft just popped up and revealed the basic phone and called it Nokia 216. Unlike Apple iphone releases varying in memory like 16GB, 32GB etc, Microsoft showcased its variations in introducing two different models called Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 Dual Sim.

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Yes, what you have heard is absolutely true. It displayed variations just in number of slim slots.

Also known as Nokia 216 Dual SIM with dual-SIM card slots

 

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What’s in the Nokia 216 box

  • AC-18
  • CA-190CD
  • Battery
  • WH-108
  • Booklet/user guide

Nokia 216 Operating System

  • Software release: Series 30+

Nokia 216 Size & weight

  • Height: 118 mm
  • Width: 50.2 mm
  • Thickness1: 13.5 mm
  • Weight: 82.6 g
  • Weight without battery: 60.8 g
  • Volume: 71.7 cm3

Nokia 216 Display

  • Display size: 2.4 “
  • Display resolution: QVGA (320 x 240)
  • Display technology: LCD Transmissive
  • Display features: Low power mode
  • Pixel Density: 167 ppi

Nokia 216 Storage & Memory

  • RAM: 16 MB
  • Maximum memory card size: 32 GB
  • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
  • User data storage: Memory card

Nokia 216’s internal storage is null. It has capacity only to store 2000 contacts. But, do not get disappointed. You can extend the memory upto 32 GB with 16 MB of RAM. I suggest you, not to break the threshold by introducing 16 or 32 GB memory cards.

 

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I am not sure that either 16 or 32 GB memory cards will work this or not. If it works, then take a bow to the master, Microsoft.

Nokia 216 Battery Life

  • Replaceable battery: Yes
  • Battery capacity: 1020 mAh
  • Battery voltage: 3.7 V
  • Maximum standby time: Up to 24 days
  • Maximum talk time (2G): Up to 18 h
  • Maximum music playback time: Up to 47 h

Design

  • Other user interface features: Glance screen, Vibrating alerts

Keys and Input Methods

  • User Input: Keypad
  • Operating keys: 4-way Navi key with select,Alphanumeric keypad,Call key,Power/End key

Connectivity basics

  • SIM card type: Mini SIM
  • AV connectors: 3.5 mm stereo headset connector
  • Charging connectors: Micro-USB
  • System connectors: Micro-USB-B
  • USB: USB 1.1
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • Bluetooth profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2,Hands-Free Profile (HFP)1.5,Headset Profile (HSP) 1.1,Object Push Profile (OPP) 1.1,Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.0

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Local sharing

  • Peer-to-peer sharing: BT Slam

Cellular connectivity

  • GSM network: 900 MHz, 1800 MHz
  • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
  • GSM max data speed UL: GPRS 85.6 kbps

Network:

Nokia 216 only supports 2.5 G.  The Opera browser and Facebook are pre-loaded in this mobile. So, you can even browse on this Nokia 216. It comes with Bluetooth version 3.0 unlike Moto E3 power with 4.0. It do not support WLAN. Hence forget about using Wi-Fi in this.

Main camera

  • Main camera: 0.3 MP
  • Main camera features: Video recording
  • Main camera focus type: Fixed focus
  • Camera digital zoom: 2x
  • Flash type: LED flash

Nokia 216 Front-facing camera

  • Front camera: VGA 0.3 MP
  • Front camera features: Selfie flash,Still image capture
  • Front camera video resolution: QVGA (320 x 240)

Video recording

  • Main camera video resolution: QVGA (320 x 240)
  • Camera video frame rate: 15 fps
  • Camera video zoom: 2x
  • Video recording features: Video zoom
  • Video recording formats: MP4/MPEG-4

Audio

  • Audio playback file formats:AAC,AMR,MIDI,MP3
  • Audio playback features: Loudness, Music Player, Playlists in Music player
  • Audio recording codecs: LPCM
  • Audio recording features: Stereo
  • Radio features4: Stereo FM radio

Video playback

  • Video playback frame rate (local): 25 fps
  • Video playback codecs:H.263,H.264/AVC,M-JPEG,MPEG-4
  • Video streaming: Real time video streaming (RTSP),YouTube browsing and video streaming

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Tools and productivity

  • Personal information management features: Alarm clock with ringtones, Calculator, Calendar, Clock, Flashlight, Notes, Recorder, Reminders
  • Device management: OMA Client Provisioning v1.1

Call management

  • Call types: Audio call
  • Call management features: Automatic answer,Call barring,Call forwarding,Call history,Call logs,Call waiting,Integrated hands-free speakers,Speed dial,Voice mail
  • Number of supported phonebooks: 1
  • Maximum number of contacts: 2000
  • Ringtones: MP3 ringtones

Other Applications

  • Game features: Native games,Free games

Messaging features

  • Messaging features: Multimedia messaging,Text messaging,Unified inbox for SMS and MS,Unified MMS/SMS editor
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Browser

  • Internet browsers: IPv6 support, Opera Mini

Device security

  • General security features: Application certification, Device lock, Device lock password, PIN code

Environment

  • Materials: Free of BFR, Free of nickel on the product surface, Free of PVC
  • Packaging: Minimized package, Made of renewable materials, Packaging is 100 % recyclable, Containing up to 90% recycled materials, Virgin wood fibres up to 100% certified
  • Energy efficiency: Unplug charger reminder
  • Product recycling: 100% recoverable as materials and energy
  • User guide: One colour printing

Accessibility features

  • Hearing: Vibrating alerts
  • Vision: Vibrating alerts
  • Physical skills: Speakerphone, Speed dial

Dual Camera, Dual Flash:

Nokia 216 is expected to come with VGA cameras, with camera quality of 0.3 MP. Both the cameras are assisted with flash.

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UnLimited Storage:

Nokia 216’s internal storage is null. It has capacity only to store 2000 contacts. But, do not get disappointed. You can extend the memory upto 32 GB with 16 MB of RAM. I suggest you, not to break the threshold by introducing 16 or 32 GB memory cards.

I am not sure that either 16 or 32 GB memory cards will work this or not. If it works, then take a bow to the master, Microsoft.

Hope you enjoyed reading this article and you are also waiting for this $37 basic mobile release from Microsoft. Nokia 216 will be available in stores from 24th of October.

Since Nokia 216 is highly targeted to Indian audience, the take away price is Rs.2495. We are waiting for its release and will revert with complete review after its release.

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