Nokia 216 Dual SIM Specs & Price

Nokia 216 Review, Specifications and Price in Nigeria: A few years ago, Nokia was the largest mobile manufacturer in the world, not until its Devices and Services division were sold to Microsoft. Recently, Microsoft released the Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 Dual SIM as their latest feature phones, but with the brand name, Nokia. Although one device can be majorly differentiated from the other by its dual SIM functionality, judging by the specs of the Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 Dual SIM, they have limited capabilities but were both designed to be backup phones for those who want a reliable device to fall back on when their main smartphone is down or faulty. 
Nokia 216 Dual SIM

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Feature phones especially Nokia phones are still in very high demand because of their durability and good functionality that can carry out the basic and necessary requirements in a phone like voice calling, messaging, basic multimedia and internet capabilities. Irrespective of the number of times it falls on the ground, one can pick it up and still be confident that it won't break down all of a sudden or easily develop hardware problems. For a low-end phone, the Nokia 216 Dual SIM features some unexpected specs like a rear camera and front camera, an MP3 player, and an Opera Mobile Store that provides several apps and games for download. Below, the Nokia 216  Dual SIM Specs, features, release date and pricing have been given.

Where to Buy Nokia 216

KONGA        FROM   ₦ 27,000         BUY NOW

JUMIA   FROM   ₦ 27,000  BUY NOW

Overview Features

Display and Build

The Nokia 216 Dual SIM features a 2.4 inch LCD Transmissive screen which is large and bright enough for a low end device. As should be expected from this display screen, it will be easier to read indoors than outdoors especially under direct sunlight. Its display screen has a QVGA resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and pixel density of 167PPI. 

Nokia 216 Dual SIM is made from plastic and is available in different colour options of black, gray, and light blue. It has a dimension of 118.00 x 50.02 x 13.50 mm (height x width x thickness), and weight of 82.6 g with battery and 60.8 g without the battery. This build makes it retain the light weight and pocketability reputably known for low end Nokia devices.

Processor and OS

The Nokia 216 Dual SIM has a 16MB RAM and comes with an expandable microSD card slot that can support up to 32GB microSD card. The RAM is large enough to support a good number of apps and games that will be run on the phone. Since this device is not a smartphone, it has a Series 30+ operating system that does not support Java apps. Rather, it runs built-in applications like the Opera Mini browser and Bing Search.


Nokia 216 Dual SIM features a 0.3 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3 MP front cameras. Although both cameras are lowly speced, they can still capture images whose quality are fair enough even in dark lightning conditions. Both cameras record videos in QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) resolution and the video recording format of the front camera is MP4/MPEG-4. 

Battery and Connectivity

The battery capacity of the Nokia 216 Dual SIM is 1020mAh. More than half the capacity of some high end devices like the Iphone 7 with 1960mAh battery, this battery capacity is impressive. It should last well over 2 days since there are no sophisticated features on the phone that would drain the battery fast. The battery is removable, hence it is replaceable. It can support standby time Up to 19 days, talk time (2G) Up to 18 hours on 2G and music playback time Up to 47 hours.

Obviously from its name 'Nokia 216 Dual SIM', this variant of the Nokia 216 is a dual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by) feature phone. Other connectivity options of this phone include bluetooth, Micro-USB, 3.5 mm stereo headset connector and FM radio. Its Audio playback file formats include AAC, AMR, MIDI and MP3.

Apps and Games

The Nokia 216 Dual SIM comes preloaded with the Opera Mini Browser that provides access to the internet. With this browser, one can also download apps and games from the Opera Mobile Store and other online stores.  The Nokia 216 Dual SIM also comes with productivity tools like an alarm clock, calculator, calendar, flashlight, notes, recorder, and reminders.

Nokia 216 Specs



Announced2016, September
Dimesions118 x 50.2 x 13.5 mm
ColorsBlack, Gray, Mint



Size 2.4-inch 
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels pixels
Pixel Density167ppi


Memory And OS

Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)

OSSeries 30+
Phonebook2000 entries



FeaturesLED flash



Capacity1020mAh Li-Ion battery



EDGEYes, up to 236.8 kbps
Bluetoothv3.0, A2DP
Wireless ChargingNo
SIMDual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)


Other Features


Price and Availability

In Nigeria as with some other African countries, the Nokia 216 Dual SIM is not yet available. It is expected to be launched in India and Nigeria in October and November 2016 respectively. The starting price of the Nokia 216 is $37. When this phone is available in Nigeria, it can be purchased from reputable online stores in the country. Depending on the current exchange rate, Nokia 216 price in Nigeria is expected to range from ₦ 11,000 to ₦ 15,000 Naira. 

Where to Buy Nokia 216

KONGA        FROM   ₦ 10,000         BUY NOW

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Tech Lass's Verdict:

The Nokia 216 Dual SIM as a lower-cost alternative to a smartphone is reliable and can perform the basic features it was designed to, and in a way that brings about good user experience. The main purpose any one has for buying either a feature phone or a smartphone is to make and receive calls. If that purpose is not actualized, the phone is as good as useless. Here's a device that promises good battery life to support long hours of talk time. While you're gaming and browsing away with your smartphone, you can relax knowing you have this device as a backup because it'll come in handy when you need it.

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