Expert Review of Nokia 114 Black
With the ongoing battle of Smartphones, a lot of companies have risen to the top whereas a lot of companies have lost their position in the market and have experienced a significant dip. It is safe to say that Nokia falls in the latter category. With Nokia 114, they are trying to pull back a few consumers based on what they were initially known for, sturdiness and a long battery life. This is not a smart feature device, like the most popular Asha series, and in fact is a low end device as well, but does packs a few punches on what it intends to do. With a miniscule 1.8 inch TFT screen that gives a meagre resolution of 128 by 160 pixels, the initial impression seems bleak but the 1,020 mAh battery that gives a whopping talk time of up to 10 hours and 30 minutes along with a standby time of up to 637 hours. The user can also listen to continuous music for up to 27 hours.
The music player is compatible with the formats - MP3, WAV, WMA and AAC player whereas the videos can be played in the formats - MP4, WMV and H.263 player. Memory capacity initially given is pretty low with only 16MB but the external memory can be stretched up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card slot. The camera is nothing special giving only VGA quality pictures along with the facility of video shooting. Needless to say there is no secondary camera to enjoy with a device of such range. A stereo radio FM with recording facilities is facilitated, which is generally the case with low end devices. Web accessing is limited with the help of WAP 2.0 browser but don't expect any high speed web connectivity. The device is available in the colors of Black, Magenta and Cyan and offers the dual SIM facility that makes sure that the user can keep two SIM cards in a single device thus eliminating the need to keep two gadgets.
User Interface and UI functionality
Nokia 114 has a 1.8 inch TFT screen that gives 65k colors along with a resolution of 128 by 160 pixels and a pixel density of 114ppi.
Nokia 114 offers a music player and a video player that makes sure that the user can get their hands on the best of the entertainment world. 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 3.5mm jack. The Radio FM facility gives the user access to the best of the radio stations that are accessible in the respective cities.
Pictures and Video quality
Nokia 114 offers a VGA quality camera that lets the user click pictures at a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels along with the facilities of shooting videos. The picture quality is not such that you can hang it on the wall but is decent enough to make you feel there is camera available with you in your cell phone.
Nokia 114 works with the WAP 2.0 browser to give the user access to the web so that he or she can visit the desired web sites. The net is not lightening fast but will get the job done that works on a small scale.
Internal and External Memory
Nokia 114 comes with a miniscule internal memory of 16MB but the external storage capacity can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card slot that allows the user to store loads of data including music files, games, images and videos. The user can also store up to 1000 phonebook entries with the available 16MB of internal memory.
Applications and Gaming
Nokia 114 offers decent number of games that would keep the user busy but when the same are compared to the games offered by any other featured handset available in the market, the difference is significant. Nokia clearly outshine in this department as the other compatiable handsets do not offer that much entertainment that this Nokia handset does.
Nokia 114 comes powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 1,020 mAh that gives the user a talk time of up to 10 hours and 30 minutes along with a standby time of up to 637 hours. The user can also listen to the desired music non-stop for up to 27 hours. The battery is very much formidable and makes sure that the user can operate on the device for a longer duration without his or her work being interrupted in the middle.
Nokia 114 offers limited data connectivity features including the GPRS and EDGE facility where the GPRS facility makes sure that the user can keep track of the desired location without getting lost. There is also the USB port that allows the user can connect the device with computers or laptops so as to exchange data with it. The data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos. There is also a Bluetooth facility that makes sure that the user can connect with other devices wirelessly and send or receive data to or from them. There is no access to wireless LAN but web can be accessed through the WAP 2.0 browser.
Nokia 114 when compared to Nokia 112 has a similar screen size with 1.8 inches and both the device also feature a VGA camera. Other features are more or less the same but the difference lies in the battery strength with Nokia 114 being backed by a 1,020 mAh battery as compared to Nokia 112's 1,200 mAh. This translates into Nokia 114 offering a talk time of up to 10 hours and 30 minutes along with a standby time of up to 637 hours whereas the Nokia 112 comes with a talk time of up to 14 hours and a standby time of up to 840 hours.