The Nokia 216 is another budget phone from Nokia which is very similar to the Nokia 215 specs which was released the year before. You can look at the specifications on the phone to see how similar they are as well as how similar they look. Still a good budget phone with twice the memory of the Nokia 215.
The Nokia 216 comes with 2G connectivity with GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only). The phone also comes with GPRS and EDGE. The GPRS comes with speeds up to 85.6 kbps and EDGE with up to 236.8 kbps. The phone comes in what could be almost a standard size for budget phones today being 118 x 50.2 x 13.5 mm, 71.7 cc (4.65 x 1.98 x 0.53 in). The screen is also the same size as other budget mobile phones from Nokia at 2.4 inches. The resolution is also similar at 240 x 320 pixels with a pixel density of ~167 ppi.
Note that this phone comes in single SIM as well as a dual-SIM option. Battery life will normally be shorter for dual-SIM as they use a bit more power than the single-SIM phones.
The Nokia 216 has 16MB of RAM and an expansion slot (microSD) for up to 32GB of storage space. This is twice the amount of memory normally in a budget phone. This phone also comes with a handy flashlight. The camera is a budget end VGA camera and the video playback rate is only 240p@15fps.
This would give you basic video where you cant move the camera around fast when recording as the frame rates will not keep up and give you jerky video. Unlike the other budget phones this phone comes with a secondary camera. The ‘selfie generation’ has arrived. :)
Alert types on the phone are vibration as well as MP3 ringtones. There is a loudspeaker as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is no WiFi on the phone or GPS. There is however a USB connection, Bluetooth and an FM radio built into the phone. There is no messenger on the phone however it does have SMS as well as MMS with a WAP 2.0/xHTML browser.
Power is provided by a removable Li-Ion 1020 mAh battery with a standby time of up to 576 h and talk time of up to 18 h. For a budget phone it is very good. It is an improvement over the release of the Nokia 215 for earlier as it comes with twice the memory as well as a secondary camera. Not much else has changed and still a very handy phone with a good battery life span.