Nokia 8110 4G (2018) Singe-SIM TA-1071 SS 4GB (GSM Only, No CDMA) Factory Unlocked 4G Smartphone (Yellow) - International Version
- For USA Buyers : This Smartphone is compatible/will work with any GSM Networks such as AT&T, T-Mobile. For exact 2G GSM, 3G, 4G/LTE compatibility, please check with your network provider in advance prior to your purchase. This phone WILL NOT WORK with any CDMA Networks such as VERIZON, SPRINT, US CELLULAR.
- Single-SIM, Network Compatibility : 2G : GSM 900 / 1800 and/or 3G : 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 2100(B1) and/or 4G : LTE 800(B20) / 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1800(B3) / 2100(B1) / 2600(B7)
- 2.4 inches, QVGA display, curved screen, 240 x 320 pixels
- 4GB Storage, 512MB RAM, Up to 32GB microSD Card slot
- Qualcomm MSM8905 Snapdragon 205, Dual-core (2x1.1 GHz Cortex-A7), Removable 1500mAh battery | 2MP Primary Camera, LED flash, Video
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The new Nokia 8110 4G - For the original. The return of the icon. Much like the original, the new Nokia 8110 4G has a curved protective cover you can slide open to pick up calls and slide back to end them. The unique shape also means you can spin the phone in ways you never imagined.
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But then it wouldn't even power on. So back it goes
Top international reviews
Having lived through the birth of mobile phones and the times when you saw nothing but Nokia, it didn't seem too daunting to me to use a feature phone with a qwerty keyboard. I switched back because I am frustrated with the time wasted by the lure and addictive nature of smartphone features.
You can still waste your valuable time on this phone if you like, as there is a browser, email, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and even a paired down version of Google assistant and YouTube available, but you will find it so challenging to use them that you will likely give up quickly. I didn't even bother logging in to Twitter or Facebook, or setting up email, but I use WhatsApp as my main form of communication. I have found it is so much simpler to use the voice message function than to type (bye-bye Swype).
Typing is a real challenge. Predictive text (T9) is there, but not as good as it was in the good old days. It doesn't insert capital letters and you can't add words to your dictionary, so if you've a friend called Aoibheann, you had better get used to calling her 'A', or perhaps even 'a'. If you are like me and you have a penchant for capital letters at the beginning of a sentence, you will find yourself switching between input options. This in itself is a challenge. You have to cycle through the following options: Press # to switch between ABC, Abc, abc, 123, Predictive. Often, you press once too many times, or else the phone randomly skips one option and you have to cycle around again. All so you can write 'Hi', rather that 'hi'. I'm starting to get over my capital letter fixation.
The browser is cumbersome and it is painfully slow. Images and videos are smaller than a postage stamp. You can't copy and paste text, so you have to manually (slowly) type. The camera is terrible by today's standards. The music player only seems to manage MP3, not WMA or WAV. There is no music streaming option - so you're either going to have to convert your file formats before transferring to the phone, or you will just add the MP3 version of George Michael's 'Faith' album that is somehow still on your computer and listen to 'I want your sex' on repeat.
There is an app store of sorts, which is even less populated than the windows phone app store. There is an internet radio app, but it has no volume control. To adjust it, you have to close the app, go back to the main settings, or the main music app, adjust the volume and relaunch the internet radio app to see if you got it right. There is no podcast app, so you will have to download single episodes directly form the provider's website (which will most likely go into an 'unknown' album).
Now for the positives. 1) All of the above.
The frustrating nature of using this phone is the equivalent of putting that disgusting anti nail bite lotion on your stubby finger nails. It's horrible, but it works. You soon get over the compelling urge to dive on your phone every time a bit of anxiety creeps into your life. You start to re-engage with the world around you. You begin to notice all of the zombified smartphone users in the world and you become thankful that you are no longer one of them. You will realise that your desire for a $1500 folding phone is an absolutely nonsensical concept.
Believe it or not, you can survive without being constantly connected. Believe it or not, you can survive without taking lots of pictures that you never look at until Google spoon feeds them up to you 5 years later. Believe it or not, you learn not to care about notches, screen ratios or Gorilla glass. Try it. You'll be glad you did. Soon you will realise that the world will not stop if your phone doesn't buzz in your pocket every 30 seconds, demanding your instant attention. If you must check your email, do it on your computer (you can use this phone as a WiFi hotspot). You will recover hours of your day. You might even find that your piles go away as you spend less time in the toilet. You won't be sitting on the potty reading calamitous news, or the latest Facebook post about the benefits of eating low carb, chick pea friendly falafels.
They can distract our attention - but they'll never take our FREEDOM!
Poor points are;
The screen is not that sharp to look at, however when you’ve used an iPhone over the last 10 years, I guess it’s wrong to judge this part of the phone but honestly it’s not that great.
The key pad is small and a little hard to navigate, the slide is a nice feature though.
My biggest gripe is the phone drops calls and losses WiFi signal too easily, approximately 40% of the time. Seeing as I brought this for my business, I find it embarrassing half way through a conversation the phone drops the call, with signal strength on the screen showing bars? I guess it could be a dud or faulty, but reading other reviews I think it’s more the technology.
I have to agree with others who have left reviews that for the money it’s not the best value. I would expect more for £65 and would say it’s worth £25 - £30, no more.
Luckily, I only used the phone for a couple of days and retained all the packaging, never used the charger (micro usb) nor earphones so I have returned the phone back to Amazon.
As usual Amazon service for returns is top marks, 10 out of 10. Thank you Amazon.
I have decided to go for a second hand iPhone 4 instead off eBay. It was a little more then £65, but the quality will be there, should retain calls and will be easier to use.
Sorry, but I will not be considering any further products from Nokia in the near future.
They say never meet your hero, it will only end up in disappointment. I should have listened to that advice.
I bought one Nokia 8110 4g because, reading the specification, it would do all I needed it to do. Unfortunately, it never did. So, at £60 the Nokia 8110 4g was half the price of a smartphone; and believing it possible that I had been sold a malfunctioning item, I bought another (for another £60) and it turned-out to be just the same.
Specifically, there is no software to enable the 8110 4g to function with data exchange when connected to a PC. Neither is there any on-line support from the manufacturer and there are few forums offering help, or, more specifically, assurances that you are not alone in having a 'dodgy' handset. The in-car blue-tooth connectivity drops-out after perhaps ten minutes and is troublesome to re-engage. The battery capacity dropped from 2-days to just a few hours within two-months of purchase. The WiFi hotspot never worked at all. These defects were present on both handsets that I bought. There was no direct support from Nokia, the manufacturer. I, and many others I expect, have been 'conned' into buying an impractical, non-functional, gimmick.
With my battery life now down to just a few hours, my phone will not keep working for one working day. Perhaps there is something wrong with the phone and I could get help under the 'warranty.' Unfortunately, Nokia technical support have not helped me get what I needed form this phone; a phone which, at least on paper, should have met my needs perfectly. The Nokia 8110 4g now looks to me like a cut-price execution of a good idea, with a poor battery and poor technical support this is the end of the road for the 'new' Nokia brand. I now need a replacement phone for use at work and Nokia is not going to be on my new list of preferred brands, in fact, I will be avoiding it.
Revised review of 21st April.
I have had no trouble at all making and receiving calls with this phone. Surfing the 'net and handling E-mails works pretty smoothly and reliably too, within the limitations of the push-button keypad.
However, I have got nowhere with the WiFi Hotspot issue. Neither the manufacturer, nor my service provider have been able to help.
The battery life of my 'phone was originally good for two days of standby and, perhaps, 15 minutes of calls each day. The battery life is deteriorating fast and now, after just a few months, it can not cope from 7 am to 10 pm of my usage.
Revised review of 27th March 2019
This phone has a WiFi Hot Spot facility; and, whereas the phone works fine when surfing the net on it's own, my phone will not function to provide a HotSpot for my laptop. Neither EE, nor Nokia have been able to help me sort this out. The laptop logs-on to the phone, but there is no internet service on the laptop.
Neither can my phone be accessed as a device from my PC using a USB cable. I have tried various cables and the PC does charge the phone's battery, but the PC does not 'see' the phone as a device and it cannot access it in any way. Yes, I am running a fully-updated edition of Windows 10.
This smartphone is smart enough for me. Texting may take a little longer, using numerical keys rather than a qwerty screen, but it does type the text you intended-to and does not respond hysterically to rain drops hitting the screen. It can handle E-mail, internet searches and the Calendar function synchronises with my Google Diary. The battery seems to last a couple of days and the mobile reception seems good. The actual ringer and speech volumes seem louder than most and need to be turned-down a little bit.
A shortcut button (top right) above the 'select' button has shortcuts to WiFi; Volume; Screen Brightness; Cellular Data; Torch; Calculator; Bluetooth; Camera and Airplane Mode, all of which may be easily turned on or off in an instant.
If it beeps in my pocket, then I press the Notices button, to the left, opposite the Shortcuts button, and the list of the most recent events is immediately displayed and may be examined, one-by-one, using the Select button, in the middle. The screen is not a touch screen, but it is a full-colour 35mm x 50mm viewing screen.
All in all a basic old school phone design with a sub par screen, tiny keyboard and fiddly input but I actually really like it, I don't think I will miss my smart phone, not with a laptop and tablet at home and also having a computer at work. I think we should all maybe try a smart phone detox!
Nice form factor.
Functional operating system that works ok.
The music player displays IDTag information, including album art.
Google assistant does not work by saying 'Hey Google'.
I cannot dial using two different Bluetooth headsets, but could answer calls.
I could not connect to my cars Bluetooth radio.
Google assistant not integrated enough to use as a text input on a webpage. Though you can perform a web search with it.
Like any smart phone, if you use its higher functions the battery will not last long.
TBH I like the idea of kaios more than its execution. And for this price you can get a cheap, more flexible smart phone with a larger resolution camera, which if you don't use the battery will last long enough as a spare.
Of course, there are some limitations, and there are many outright bugs. Let's start with what you might miss if you're downgrading from a smartphone, which may be obvious but you may need to adjust your expectations:
- The camera is pretty awful. Low megapixels are fine but it struggles with contrast.
- A T9 keyboard might be difficult if you never got used to these back in the 90s. This one is small and quite tricky, even if like me you still have the muscle memory.
- Softkey navigation and a fiddly keypad instead of a touchscreen. It's funny watching others try it and immediately paw the screen.
- While there is an app store, most are just poor games and assorted, half-baked 'tools' rather than apps. Don't expect to stream music on this.
- Nice smartphone features like auto-brightness aren't present here, so you will actually have to manually adjust the brightness when outside, as the screen can be hard to read.
These are the minor things... and then there are the bugs. KaiOS is new and attention-to-detail is extremely low on behalf of the development team. Here's just a short list of annoyances in no particular order:
- Predictive text uses US spelling and cannot be changed
- There is no user dictionary to add words that the phone doesn't predict
- WhatsApp available since July 2019 (hooray!) but notifications are not shown if the app is running in the background, which is nearly always the case (there's an audio notification but it doesn't show in the notification menu).
- Every few days I get two notifications of an 'install error' and there's no indication of what this is.
- Contacts can be imported from SD but this is extremely flaky and took me about 10 attempts. Probably related to some format of the .vcf files but there's no documentation on this. Would be nice if KaiOS just used CardDAV like it uses CalDAV for the calendar sync.
- The calendar sync can only be scheduled for every 30 mins (or more frequently) and the screen turns on every time this happens, which is annoying. A daily sync would be fine.
- Most apps from the store contain ads, because KaiOS are trying to monetize the platform. However actual ads are mostly non-existent so its just KaiOS advertising its other apps, so no-one is making any money on this but they're annoying you unnecessarily. Personally I would've liked a phone ecosystem free of ads but if KaiOS takes off in the developing world then I expect more of these, not fewer.
- KaiWeather (from the store) tells you the weather for the wrong time of day: eg. at 8am it tells you the weather for 8pm.
- The network test app (from the store) isn't at all accurate and seems to be testing on a slow server in India.
- The QR code reader (from the store) is extremely fiddly to use because you have to stay still after taking the photo.
- The browser keeps putting its own bookmarks back no matter how many times I delete them. Luckily I barely use the browser, and you can add essential sites to your homepage as if they are apps.
- The voice assistant in Google Maps has such poor recognition (at least for my accent) it's basically unusable. This is strange because the Google Assistant also built-in, works fine.
- The phone book doesn't recognise that numbers starting 07.. and +447.. are the same. So either you save all numbers without the country code and you can't call them from abroad, or you save them with the +44 and the phone doesn't recognise who is calling. Or you save everyone with two numbers.
- Bluetooth doesn't connect with car systems. This is widely reported on the Nokia forums.
- It should be possible to access the memory/SD via USB but it doesn't ever work.
- The battery life is just average but disappointing for the limited nature of the device, getting one solid day with no worries, but hardly ever two.
- System updates seem to be completely random and Nokia have no clear explanation for why some devices get updated and some don't. They blame it on the networks but I'm on a network that doesn't know what a Nokia 8110 is and yet I still get updates, so who knows. This might seem minor but if you're planning to buy this for WhatsApp, you want to make sure that your device will get an update, but it seems that some do not.
In short, the Nokia 8110 4G is objectively flawed in many ways and I desperately wish it was better, but I would still recommend it, and I would buy it again tomorrow.
*Other phones out there are Sailfish OS devices, of which you can't currently buy any, the Lightphone 2 which is expensive and a bit lacking in some necessities, and the Boring Phone which is a smartphone with all the features removed. You might want to look into these.
The reason I returned it was because it was just so slow and unresponsive from the very start. Before I'd even tried to install Whatsapp. It appears that in order to maximize profits the lowest possible specs have been used with no or little leeway allowed for when the phone is used out in the real world.
It looked nice, but the sliding panel was a little clunky and didn't slide smoothly. Camera quality actually seemed ok in the light but there would sometimes be a delay or I'd have to press the button again.
I appreciate that for £40 I shouldn't be expecting much, but I've had it a few months and the speaker (earpiece) has failed catastrophically, and is now only able to make crackling noises.
The keys are infuriating, sometimes registering no press, sometimes a double press. I'm convinced this down to the awful operating system (Kai OS, based on the aborted firefox OS) rather than the switches themselves.
All it in all it was almost impossible to use - phantom presses making the composition of SMS messages even more of a long, drawn out chore, which was then compounded when the speaker died.
The plastic slider cover is wobbly and unpleasant to use.
Its one and only redeeming feature is that it makes a passable 4g wifi hotspot device (albeit tedious to start and stop, owing to the crappy OS) and for that reason alone I am not sending it back for a refund, but hanging on to it just in case.
Recently the phone has started bombarding me with app recommendations. It's exactly that kind of nonsense that led me away from smart phones.
A truly terrible piece of technology.
Wanted a simple button phone with whatsapp on it.
Only negative is that the whatsapp doesn't have all the features as the normal app including, live location share and whatsapp web.
Runs fairly smoothly and has predictive text to help with typing.
Simple text internet browsing is good and it does manage to play youtube videos quite well.
All round good budget button phone.
Nothing like the original under the hood.
Key presses are slow, unresponsive or hyper responsive.
Reception isn't great.
Basically a modern phone stripped of the frills. Really bad usability.
If you want a proper old skool phone, buy the real deal off someone with new old stock.
This is I e stopped using and will soon go in the bin.
Battery is okay not super but lasts 1.5 days (2 days if using less), Sound quality is very good did not expect it to be good for such a cheap phone.
It is not fair for people to compare this to Android and Iphone, its < 50 pounds bar phone and is great for the price and the features it provides .
The sliding keypad cover is cool and also locks/unlocks the phone (feels a bit plasticy cheap but no complaints) :)