Our Opinion

The Nokia 216 Dual SIM is a slightly better phone, but the Lava GEM is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Nokia 216 Dual SIM might be a slightly better choice.

Lava GEM  Nokia 216 Dual SIM 
Lava GEM Nokia 216
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Excellence Score
12.2
12.6
Value for Money Score
68.5
67.0
Price ₹ 1,518 onwards ₹ 1,944 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2018 Oct, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS
Touchscreen
Screen Size 2.8 inches 2.4 inches
Screen Resolution 240x320 pixels (~ 143 pixels per inch) 240x320 pixels (~ 167 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Type N/A TFT LCD
Screen Refresh Rate N/A N/A
Display Features N/A Transmissive LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor N/A N/A
Processor Type Single Core Single Core
Processor Name N/A N/A
GPU N/A N/A
RAM N/A N/A
3G
4G
5G
VoLTE
WiFi
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling
GPS
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 1.3MP 0.3MP
Camera Auto-Focus
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording
Other Camera Features N/A N/A
Secondary Camera 0.3MP
Secondary Camera Features N/A Selfie Flash
Internal Memory N/A 16 MB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 32 GB Yes, up to 32 GB
Contacts Storage 1000 contacts 2000 contacts
SMS Storage 100 messages N/A
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes (Wireless) Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 13.3 mmThick 13.5 mmThick
Weight N/A 82 gmLight
Width N/A N/A
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 1750 mAh 1020 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 576 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A 18.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A Audio Playback Time: 47 hrs
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features 2 years Manufacturer Warranty; Speed dial; Reject by SMS; Conference; Blacklist Number; 22 Languages Support; Call blink notification; FM Recording; Games: Air Strike, Ninja Up, Danger Dash Real Time Video Streaming (RTSP); YouTube Browsing and Video Streaming; Unplug Charger Reminder; Opera Mini; Facebook
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A N/A
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A N/A
Expert Reviews N/A N/A
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