- Analysis by KJ David
Just like many classic candybars that came before it, the Nokia 216 suffers from a puny 2.4-inch QVGA (320 x 240) screen and a low-capacity 1020mAh battery , though the latter unsurprisingly-scores up to 1080 minutes of 2G talk time because of the low energy demand classic phones typically carry. It also only has 16MB of RAM , a rather typical con for a basic phone.
Where it does differ from most other candybars is imaging, since it dons two VGA cameras, both equipped with LED flashes , while most others only feature single flash-less cams in comparison. It could certainly have done better than a 0.3-megapixel resolution on both cams , however. A couple more of its pros are its up-to-2000-entry phone book (a lot of comparable models only store up to 500 or 1000 contacts) as well as a free Gameloft game every month (for the first year only) . Its list of pros and cons are crowned by an up-to-32GB microSD card slot and a finish of mint, white, or black.
With its rather fresh -- for the basic phone market -- set of specs, we expect the Nokia 216 to fit the bill as a backup device if your smartphone fails to last the day or end up as one of the few choices left for those who really do not want a smartphone.
On-paper Star rating:
We were unable to find SAR (radiation level) information for this phone.
We were unable to find informatiion about its weight...
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It's disappointing that we could not find its weight information.
The Nokia 216 includes a camcorder but its max video recording rate of 15 frames per second (fps) is rather low. In comparison, movie theatres use a rate of 24fps and most TV sets boast 30 fps.
Seriously, just a 0.3-megapixel selfie cam?
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Considering that most recent camera phones feature at least 5 megapixels, the Nokia 216 and its 0.3-megapixel (fixed focus) camera are not exactly super impressive.
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The manufacturer lists the following eco characteristics: 100 Percent Recoverable As Materials And Energy, Free Of BFR/nickel/PVC, Made Of Renewable Materials, Minimized Package, One Colour Printing, Packaging Made Of Virgin Wood Fibres Up To 100% Certified. We'll let you decide but, if making green choices is important, this might be an advantage.
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