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The Nokia 216 Dual SIM is a slightly better phone than the Nokia 3310 Dual SIM, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Nokia 216 Dual SIM!

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Nokia 216 Nokia 3310
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Excellence Score
13.5
13.3
Value for Money Score
69.4
65.2
Price ₹ 2,281 onwards ₹ 2,750 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 May, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS
Touchscreen
Screen Size 2.4 inches 2.4 inches
Screen Resolution 240x320 pixels (~ 167 pixels per inch) 240x320 pixels (~ 167 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features Transmissive LCD N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor N/A N/A
Processor Type Single Core Single Core
Processor Name
GPU N/A N/A
RAM N/A N/A
3G
4G
VoLTE
WiFi
GPS
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 0.3 MP 2.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording
Other Camera Features N/A N/A
Secondary Camera 0.3 MP
Secondary Camera Features Selfie Flash N/A
Internal Memory 16 MB 16 MB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 32 GB up to 32 GB
Contacts Storage 2000 contacts 2000 contacts
SMS Storage N/A N/A
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 13.5 mm 12.8 mm
Weight 82 gm 79 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 1020 mAh 1200 mAh
Battery Standby 576 hrs 600 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 18.00 hrs 22.10 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Audio Playback Time: 47 hrs Audio Playback Time: up to 51 hrs, FM Radio Playback Time: up to 39 hrs
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Real Time Video Streaming (RTSP); YouTube Browsing and Video Streaming; Unplug Charger Reminder; Opera Mini; Facebook SLAM; Games: Snake
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • Decent build - the front and back look as though they should be quite scratch resistant - the matte-finish is also nicely grippy
  • Attractive design
  • Nice, compact dimensions - weighs just 79g including the battery
  • FM radio, Bluetooth work as expected
  • The phone is also pre-populated with a range of stock apps, and has a store
  • The overall performance is fine (with the exception of that teeth-grindingly slow browsing - as a result of the phone supporting neither anything other than 2G networks, nor supporting WiFi)
  • Extraordinary battery life - the 1, 200mAh battery, which is charged via Micro-USB, is rated as good for up to 22 hours of talk, 31 days on standby, 51 hours of MP3 playback and 39 hours of radio - basically you can go for days on end without even thinking about recharging
  • The battery is also swappable
  • Overall, although the phone is severely limited in an age of smartphones - it won't allow you to access Whatsapp for instance - it could still lure those who want a simple but robust feature phone with exceptional battery life, perhaps as a backup handset, to their smartphone
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • The tiny screen of course isn't anything to write home about - it measures 2.4 inches across the diagonal and has a QVGA resolution of just 240 by 320 pixels - obviously the phone is not meant for anything more than basic calling/texting
  • Navigation buttons are not the most comfortable
  • No WiFi, No GPS, No 3G, No 4G - web browsing is as expected, excruciatingly slow
  • Poor camera - shoots at 2 megapixels and isn't much use for anything beyond basic on-handset images
  • Audio quality via both headphones, and speaker is average
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