Expert Review of Nokia 110 Black
Nokia 110 comes with a classic design with its 1.8 inch screen that works at a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels along with colors combinations made from 65536 colors. As far as the dimensions of the device is concerned, it carries a size of 110 mm x 46 mm x 14.5 mm and weighs 80 grams only with a volume of 63 cc, which means that this small device can easily hide itself in the front pocket of the users' shirt. It terms of other features, this mobile doesn't disappoint its users, although it cannot be compared to a smartphone but amongst its contemporaries, it has the capability to mark its footprints different from others. Nokia is world wide famous for its robust handsets, either they are a simple feature phone or it is a smartphone, and this device is also not an exception in this case. On top of the features, Nokia 110 is a dual SIM GSM mobile that allows the users to avail the facility of dual networks on one device, without the load of changing the SIM. It is an affordable piece of gadget that is packed in all plastic chassis. Though it has plastic body but still it looks classy and stylish, giving credit to the various vibrant colors in which it is available. Below the small yet bright screen it has alpha numeric keypad in which the keys are pretty comfortable to use and type with T9 dictionary on. The keypad is made up of plastic but it is easy to use and provides comfort to the tips of the fingers. The outer design reminds one of the basic phones that were prevailing in the market at their early stage but still they are widely used in the current scenario due to their long durability and seamless performance. It has a five way navigation button on the top with a metal bezel all around it to make it noticeable. Most of the tasks are operated by this navigation key. On the right side of the device there is a micro SIM card slot for SIM2 whereas the left side is kept bare and does not hold any dedicated key but the top is the house for 3.5 mm earphones jack and the bottom has the charging slot. The back hosts a camera where the battery lies beneath the back cover. Various messaging services like SMS, MMS, e-mail and instant messaging are loaded on this device, thus converting it to a complete chatting phone that makes the users stay connected with their friends all the time. This device is a fast and simple way to go online, share and connect, with handy dual SIM to make more of the users' networks.
User Interface and UI functionality
The device comes with a, QVGA TFT 1.8 inch wide display with non touch type screen that gives a good resolution of 128 X 160 pixels along with a color depth of 65,536. The screen is powered by the LCD transmissive display technology and features the light time-out display feature. Running on Nokia series 40 platform, this device comes with Nokia's Internet compression technology that aims to load the webpages whilst consuming less data. Nokia 110 combine browsing, social media, various basic applications, world class entertainment and long battery life to create a great package for young, urban consumers who want to do it all. the users can have direct access to Facebook and Twitter from the home screen and the eBuddy IM service comes pre loaded on this amazing feature phone. Web browsing with Nokia web browser, WAP 1.1 and Series 40 OSS browsers is easy, quick and cheaper with compressed pages for faster downloads and lower data charges. The browsing features include XHTML over TCP/IP, HTML4.0, XHTML 1.1, WAP 2.0 and HTML over TCP/IP that makes the browsing experience fun and easy. It is a multimedia as well as a complete messaging device that comes loaded with various messaging features such as list of recently used numbers, automatic resizing of images for MMS, common inbox for SMS and MMS messages, distribution lists for messaging, SMS with support for long messages and conversational SMS for chat-style text messages and to support IM services Nokia 110 comes with Nokia Chat and Windows Live Messenger. For security, the device has passcode, device lock, security device start-up and PIN code type of features that makes the handset secure. The easy swap dual SIM feature makes the user to toggle between one network to another with ease and the call management features that include Voice mail, automatic redial, call diverts, call waiting, fixed Dialing Number, integrated hands-free speakers, automatic answer, call barring, call forwarding, any key answer, speed dialling, call logs (dialled, received and missed) and conference calling comes pre-loaded in this feature phone.
Nokia 110 comes with loads of multimedia features including a music player that allows the users to listen to the popular musical tracks. The music can be heard by the user through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5 mm jack. The various formats supported by the music player include MIDI, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MP3, WMA 9, AAC LC, GSM FR, WMA 10, WMA 10 Pro, a-law and mu-law. There is also the facility of a video player that makes sure that the users get to watch their favorite videos that are compatible in the formats such as WMV, 3GPP, AVI and ASF. The users can also avail the facility of FM radio with RDS technology that automatically detect the radio station name and on top of that the users can also record the songs from the radio and save them in the phone's memory. The music player boasts features such as selection by artist, composers, album and genre, album graphics display and playlists.
Pictures and Video quality
Nokia 110 comes with a primary VGA camera with a sensor size of 0.3 MP that works at a resolution of 480 x 640 pixels and makes sure that the user gets to click pictures with clarity and ease. The 4x digital zoom feature makes sure that the user gets click pictures from a substantial distance with accuracy and precision. Other features offered by the camera includes Self-timer, Still image Editor, Exposure Compensation, Full screen viewfinder, Auto and Manual White Balance, Active toolbar and Landscape orientation. This camera can also record video with a size of 176 x 144 by capturing 10 frames per second. The users can capture images in various modes such as automatic, daylight, fluorescent and incandescent and the captured images are save in .JPEG graphics format. The video by this VGA camera can be recorded in various color tone modes such as Normal, Greyscale, Sepia, Negative, False colors and Solarize along with various scene modes, which include Automatic, Incandescent and Fluorescent.
Nokia 110 facilitates the user with Internet facilities through WAP, Nokia web browser and Series 40 OSS Browser. The users can surf the web as per their convenience. Connectivity options such as EDGE, GPRS and 2G are there to let the users roam in the world of Internet and to easily navigate from one page to another with the help of browsers that are loaded in this device. nearby connectivity support includes Bluetooth that enables a customer to share files and data with other compatible devices.
Internal and External Memory
Nokia 110 comes with an internal storage capacity of 64 MB which is decent but not huge so there is a support for microSD card slot that enables the users to expand the memory of the device up to 32 GB, thereby allowing them to keep a large collection of data which may include music files, video files, games, images, etc. and to run the applications more appropriately and seamlessly it has a space of 16 MB for RAM. Along with this, the users can save 1000 phone book entries and call records also.
Applications and Gaming
Nokia 110 comes with lots of pre-installed games that makes sure that the user stays entertained and engaged. All the games are Java-based. There are 40 free games from Electronic Arts that the users can download on this handset. The users can also share their information on Facebook and Twitter, which comes pre-loaded on this device and other basic applications are also available and accessible on this device, which includes Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Digital clock, Fixed Dialling Number, Notes, Recorder, Reminders, To-do list, Clock and Expense manager.
Nokia 110 has a powerful standard Li-Ion 1,020 mAh (BL-5C) battery that makes sure that the users get to operate on their device for long hours without their work being interrupted. The battery makes sure that the user gets a talktime of up to 10 hours 30 minutes on 2G network along with a GSM standby time of 637 hours. The user also gets to enjoy music continuously for 27 hours and the maximum video playback time that the device offers is 10 hours 30 minutes while the maximum video recording time that it offers is 8.2 hours. All an all, Nokia 110 is not only robust in its design but also in terms of battery too.
Nokia 110 comes with loads of data connectivity features including the Bluetooth facility that makes sure that the user gets to connect with other devices and transfer data to that device or receive data from that device where the data may include music files, video files, images, games and other applications. Then there is also the GPRS and EDGE facility. The GPRS technology makes sure that the user can navigate to his/her desired location without getting lost. This device offers connectivity through GSM 2G network only for both the SIMs at a bandwidth of 900/1800 MHz for SIM 1 and SIM 2.
Nokia 110 has a lot of similar features when compared to Nokia 112. In fact, the design of both the phones also have a very subtle difference. Nokia 110 gives a talk time of up to 10.5 hours when fully charged. Nokia 112 has a slight edge over it in this regard as it gives a talk time of up to 14 hours. Standby time for Nokia 110 is also less than Nokia 112 as the former gives 26.5 days while the latter gives 35 days standby. Feature phones from other manufacturers also are capable of giving a cut throat competition to Nokia 110 and some of such phones are Samsung Guru 1200, iBall Aaura, Samsung Hero, LG GS155, etc.