Feature phones are still a thing even though there are super affordable smartphones that can provide a smooth transition towards a smarter way of using a phone. Nokia Mobile is pretty much aware of that, and Nokia feature phones are still perceived as one of the best on the market. The internal statistics of HMD Global, the startup that is running Nokia Mobile, showed that in September 2020, feature phone activations increased by 3.8 % on yearly basis.
Since in many markets, people still rely on feature phones, companies are trying to make them a tad smarter to bring some modern apps to many users and show them a touch of the smartphone world. This is one of the reasons why companies are launching feature phones with more capable software. Nokia was doing that before it was cool by launching S40 or Asha series phones, and Nokia Mobile is doing the same today. After the announcement of Nokia 8110 4G, Nokia 2720 Flip, and Nokia 800 Tough, Nokia Mobile announced Nokia 6300 4G and Nokia 8000 4G that are coming with the latest version of KaiOS. The phones are bringing a touch of nostalgia back, Snapdragon 210, a powerful 1500 mAh battery, and a camera with a LED torch. I like the idea of placing a 2MP camera on 80004G, which is way better than a classic VGA found on 6300 4G. I wish that 5MP would become a standard on these phones since then feature phones could finally be producing photos that are worthy of Instagram and other social networks. The best feature of these feature phones is the ability to serve as a WiFi hotspot, which will save up the battery of your primary smartphone.
Here are the tech sheets of Nokia 6300 4G and Nokia 8000 4G.
How do you like new 6300 and 8000? Would you consider carrying one to serve you as a Wi-Fi hotspot?