One of the large taking issues at MWC 2018 used to be the release of the Nokia 8110 4G. A reboot of the 1996 vintage, the authentic used to be dubbed the 'banana telephone' due to its distinctive curvature. More than 20 years later, we've were given the banana telephone 2.0.
Here at TechRadar we adore telephones, each new and outdated, so after we discovered about the new Nokia 8110 4G we visited our telephone museum to dig out the authentic and flew it out to Barcelona with us so it will meet the subsequent technology.
As you’ll be able to see from the photographs under, they’re no longer precisely an identical twins, however a few of the defining options of the authentic Nokia 8110 had been resurrected in the new model.
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Firstly, the iconic curve returns together with the slider, which when prolonged positions the microphone a lot nearer for your mouth than conventional telephones.
Nokia informed TechRadar that the new 8110 4G went thru numerous iterations, as the its engineers and architects appeared to convey “the love and nostalgia [for the original phone] to the modern-day" with some tweaks as "a few of the outdated options don’t seem to be related for lately's marketplace."
One of the options that has fallen through the wayside 22 years later is the exterior antenna, which is now housed inside of the frame of the 8110 4G, somewhat than sticking out from the most sensible of the authentic.
Instead, a microUSB port and headphone jack had been added to the most sensible of the new addition, bringing options which might be extra helpful in lately's international.
Both telephones characteristic a numeric keyboard and bodily navigation keys situated below the slider. As neither show is contact delicate the keys are essential when the usage of the handset.
However, calls may also be responded through shifting the slider down, and ended through shifting it again up – which simply feels beautiful darn cool in case you ask us.
While each 8110 handsets have small presentations, the new 8110 4G has been given a bigger display screen.
It measures 2.4 inches and is complete colour, whilst the authentic 8110 has a smaller, fundamental monochrome LCD panel.
Round the again there are extra variations. The authentic Nokia 8110 has a big, cumbersome exterior detachable battery, whilst the new 8110 4G has a easy, narrow profile and the addition of a 2MP digicam, unmarried LED flash and a speaker.
With the Nokia 8110 4G providing apps reminiscent of Facebook and Twitter, the inclusion of a digicam is sensible. Back in 1996 the perception of a digicam to your cell would had been laughed at.
The new Nokia 8110 4G is more uncomplicated to carry in one hand because it's smaller and lighter than its predecessor – even supposing its banana curve approach it's nonetheless no longer the highest to slide into the pocket of your thin denims.
The smaller measurement additionally makes it more uncomplicated to govern the slider on the telephone, with the authentic no longer really easy to flick open with one finger.
A fear that carries over from the outdated to the new technology of 8110 is the energy of the slider.
It's a skinny piece of plastic which runs on rails each side of the keyboard and it surely seems like the vulnerable level on each handsets.
So there you’ve it, a visible rundown of ways the new Nokia 8110 4G compares to the authentic it's according to.
Nokia purists will most probably whinge that it's too dissimilar to the authentic – a grievance we heard with the rebooted 3310 as smartly – however for the ones short of slightly of nostalgia with a contemporary twist the 8110 4G manages to strike an appropriate steadiness.
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