While the usual go-to device as a secondary handset would be a cheap Android smartphone, there are those who would still prefer feature phones. For the latter choice, one of the more recent feature phones available is the Nokia 225, which is the company’s “slimmest affordable Internet phone” yet.
The Nokia 225 is a feature phone with a 2.8-inch display. As an Internet phone, it comes preloaded with Nokia’s Xpress Browser that optimizes web speed and keeps data costs at a minimum by using data compression. Social needs are also satiated through the integrated Facebook and Twitter apps. Meanwhile, the Nokia 225 Dual SIM is essentially the same phone, with the ability to use two SIM cards as the notable difference.
Nokia 225 and Nokia 225 Dual SIM Specs
- Nokia OS Series 30
- 2.8-inch LCD (320×240 QVGA), ~142ppi
- Data storage via microSD up to 32GB
- 2-megapixel main, with fixed focus but no LED flash
- 2G GPRS, EDGE: GSM 900/1800MHz
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Dimensions: 124 x 55.5 x 10.4mm
- Weight: 99.8g (100.6g Dual SIM)
- Removable 1200mAh battery
Other specs include a 2MP rear camera, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 4-way navigation key. Battery capacity may seem small, but it can actually last up to 49 hours on music playback, 13.5 hours on video playback, and 21 hours on 2G calls.
Both the Nokia 225 and Nokia Dual SIM will arrive in the second quarter of 2014 in select markets, with the Philippines likely included. Estimated price before taxes is EUR 39, which is around Php2,400 in today’s exchange.