Nokia 8110 4G review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick verdict

Nokia's reborn Nokia 8110 is distinctive, easy to use and a lot of fun, although anyone used to a smartphone will find its limitations extremely frustrating. However, if you prefer a phone that's just a phone, it's a great handset.

The good

  • Eye-catching design
  • Works as a 4G hotspot
  • Simple operation

The bad

  • T9 text in a smartphone age is painful
  • Camera is ordinary at best
  • Pricey for a feature phone

Nokia 8110 4G at a glance
When was the Nokia 8110 4G released? September 2018
What’s new about the Nokia 8110 4G? 4G connectivity, new design, Facebook apps
How much does the Nokia 8110 4G cost? $129

The reborn Nokia 8110 can't – and doesn't – compete with a smartphone, but for the feature phone crowd, this is a great premium choice.

Nokia's rebirth, by way of licensing partner HMD Global, kicked off in 2017 with the surprise reappearance of the Nokia 3310, a classic design that had a lot of nostalgic appeal for anyone who was still keen on the Nokia brand.

2018 saw the Nokia 8110 get the redesign treatment, and the Nokia 8110 4G is finally available on Australian shores. It's a feature phone in 2018, which marks it out as unusual to begin with because the market for feature phones, as distinct from smartphones, is a niche one.

Still, within that niche, it's one of the nicest feature phones money can buy.

Design

  • Shaped like a banana, which is fun
  • Removable battery
  • Micro SIM compatible

Camera

  • 2MP camera is better than expected
  • That's not the same as "good" though

Performance

  • Predictably slow performance
  • T9 text entry makes me want to tear out hair I don't have
  • 4G hotspot functionality is super useful

Battery life

  • Great battery life if you keep it simple

Verdict

  • One of the best feature phones you can buy
  • Possibly a little pricey for its target market
  • Consider your budget smartphone alternatives at this price point

Pricing and availability

Nokia 8110 4G

The banana phone is back

Simple and affordable, the Nokia 8110 4G offers a detox from the complexities of the modern smartphone market.

Promoted
  • The Nokia 8110 4G is available online from retailers like Amazon and Catch as well as at physical stores like JB Hi-Fi.
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OS Feature OS
Display size (inches) 2.45
Display resolution (pixels) 320 x 240
Pixels per inch (PPI)
Processor MSM8905
Height (mm) 133.45
Width (mm) 49.3
Depth (mm) 14.9
Weight (g) 117
Battery size (mAh) 1,500
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 4GB
MicroSD expansion 32GB
Fingerprint scanner No
RAM 512MB
Water resistance IP52
Rear camera (1) resolution 2
Rear camera (1) aperture
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution
Front camera (1) aperture
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
NFC support No
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Updated November 12th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Nokia 2.1
Nokia 2.1
Snapdragon 425
5.5
720x1280
8GB
MTK 6737
5
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 630
5.5
1920 x 1080
64GB
MT6737M
4.5
854 x 480
8GB
MSM8905
2.45
320 x 240
4GB
Snapdragon 835
5.5
2560 x 1440
128GB
Nokia 5.1
Nokia 5.1
MediaTek Helio P18
5.5
1080 x 2160
16GB
N/A
2.4
320 x 240
128MB
Snapdragon 636
5.84
1080 x 2280
32GB
Snapdragon 430
5.2
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 835
5.3
2560 x 1440
64GB
Snapdragon 660
6
2160 x 1080
64GB
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Nokia 5.1 Plus
MediaTek Helio P60
5.8
HD+
32GB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
5.8
HD+
64GB
Snapdragon 430
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB

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