Our Opinion

The Nokia 216 Dual SIM is a slightly better phone than the Nokia 3310 Dual SIM, and is also significantly 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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Value for Money Score
Price ₹ 1,922 onwards ₹ 2,891 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 May, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS
Screen Size 2.4 inches 2.4 inches
Screen Resolution 240x320 pixels (~ 167 pixels per inch) 240x320 pixels (~ 167 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Screen Refresh Rate N/A N/A
Display Features Transmissive LCD N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor N/A N/A
Processor Type Single Core Single Core
Processor Name N/A N/A
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 0.3MP 2.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording
Other Camera Features N/A N/A
Secondary Camera 0.3MP
Secondary Camera Features Selfie Flash N/A
Internal Memory 16 MB 16 MB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 32 GB Yes, up to 32 GB
Contacts Storage 2000 contacts 2000 contacts
SMS Storage N/A N/A
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Thickness 13.5 mmThick 12.8 mmThick
Weight 82 gmLight 79 gmLight
Width N/A N/A
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 Support
Included Fast Charger
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
  • 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 1200mAh 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
  • FM radio, Bluetooth work as expected
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • Navigation buttons are not the most comfortable
  • 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
  • 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
Expert Reviews N/A
  1. Wonderfully affordable nostalgia trip
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