Nokia’s 210 and 1 Plus are the most value you can get on a mobile phone

Best value phones?

While different, the Nokia 210 and 1 Plus are similar in terms of what they offer. They are both the most value-for-money phones out there. But one is a feature phone while the other is an entry-level smartphone.

Nokia 210

Carrying forward Nokia’s tradition of the past, the Nokia 210 is a basic phone. It enables users to access basic functions such as browsing and internet connectivity on 2.5G. With its own dedicated app store, the phone also provides a means of downloading social media applications and movies if need be. Of course, you still have the iconic Snake game and over 30 days of battery life.

The software is based on a modern user interface whereas the hardware focuses on providing a high-quality design. Coming in a black, grey and white finish, the phone is suitable for a wide audience who wants the most basic mobile phone functionality. Available from March, the device will retail for Dh100 in local stores.

Nokia 1 Plus

This market of smartphones is for those upgrading from feature phones. Here, Nokia leaves nothing behind when it comes to software experience. Even at this price category, the Nokia 1 Plus is running the latest Android 9.0 Pie Go variant software.

Essentially, it is a much lighter experience of the traditional Android software. Running on the MT6739 quad-core processor, the phone comes bundled with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. It features a modern 18:9 5.45-inch IPS display for multimedia consumption rated at FWVGA resolution.

The back of the device houses an upgraded single 8MP sensor with auto-focus whereas on the front is a 5MP selfie sensor with a beautify mode. The unique aspect about this phone is that it comes with interchangeable covers. These have a unique textured feel to them and provide grip in the hand. With the covers, you can customize your phone in either red, black or blue colours whenever you desire. Nokia’s 1 Plus is set to be available in mid-March for a retail price of Dh299.