FONA 808 vs FONA 800

We have two different types of GSM modules & shields under the FONA brand name. The FONA 800 (GSM/GPRS)

and the FONA 808 (GSM/GPRS + GPS too)

Here's the key similarities

  • Both have a 2G GSM/GPRS cellular core
  • Both can do voice, data, text
  • Both require a LiPoly battery and GSM antenna
  • Both can use a 3.5mm headset
  • Both recharge over the microUSB jack
  • Both have a buzzer driver

Here's key differences

  • Size: the SIM808 based FONA breakout is larger. Shields are the same size
  • The 808 has a GPS module integrated as well
  • The 800 has external 8 ohm speaker driver (external audio) whereas the 808 has only headset audio and 32 ohm speaker driver
  • The 800 has an FM tuner for listening to radio
Last updated on Jul 17, 2015 Published on Jul 02, 2014