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Microsoft reveals why you'd want to lay your hands on an extra-cheap Nokia 130

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Microsoft reveals why you'd want to lay your hands on an extra-cheap Nokia 130
Several days ago, Microsoft further-expanded its portfolio of extremely-affordable feature phones with the Nokia 130. The cheapo flaunts an impressively-low price tag of ~$25 and apart from its classic and timeless looks, the 130 is deeply imbued by all the traits that made Nokia a market dominator many a year ago. While many may overlook such an entry-level device nowadays, it has some clear advantages over its affordable rivals and smartphones alike.

Microsoft decided to highlight the strong points of Nokia 130 via a just-released infographic. Apart from the impressively low price, the feature phone also comes with a spectacular battery life, courtesy of a 1,020mAh battery under the hood. This capacity is said to deliver roughly 36 days of standby time, up to 13 hours of talk time, 16 hours of video playback (which, according to Microsoft equals to 43 episodes of Friends), or 46 hours of music playback. Impressive, but then again, that's a feature phone.

The Nokia 130 tips the scales at just 68.6g, which is something that Microsoft also seems pretty proud of, and enables you to make use of a microSD card up to 32GB in size – undoubtedly, another feat that is worthy of finding its place in Redmond's infographic. Check it out below.

Microsoft reveals why you'd want to lay your hands on an extra-cheap Nokia 130


source: Nokia via GSMArena

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posted on 14 Aug 2014, 04:35

1. sriuslywtf (Posts: 221; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


I love it.. If only they opt to increase the size of the screen because I cant read well. Then its sold..

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 15:36

18. downphoenix (Posts: 2301; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Who in the hell would watch 36 episodes of Friends on a phone with a screen that small and low rez?

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 04:36 2

2. Ceffmhico (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


I want one! :D

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 20:20 1

21. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I wouldn't take it for free

Throw it in the dustbin

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 04:40

3. samystic (Posts: 189; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


make the screen larger, put a camera and introduce red colour in India and i will replace my Nokia 301 Dual Sim with it

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 04:45 4

4. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1193; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Once you start adding more and more features it really defeats the ultra low price tag.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 05:15

9. NFSHesham (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


you have the Nokia 220 and 225 for that

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 20:18

19. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


That Trademark symbols represents TROLL.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 04:47 1

5. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Microsoft forgot to add one more reason...
It's a Nokia, a reliable brand that offer people great quality phones to connect with people since 1871.

If you have no Kia, you can at least have a Nokia.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 04:48 3

6. Settings (Posts: 306; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Very good point there MS!
A good value is put on these phones, do more pay less.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 06:20

10. aksa123 (Posts: 195; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


The rebirth of feature phone ???

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 07:39

12. AfterShock (Posts: 2798; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Need a burn phone, MS/Nokia has got you covered.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 07:58

13. cse.vicky (Posts: 96; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Where can I buy this in US ?

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 13:11

17. SemiFinal (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


Nine tailed sage naruto lol

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 22:39

25. cse.vicky (Posts: 96; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Did you lol on Naruto ? :X

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 09:49

23. Jason78 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


Ebay or Amazon most likely. Nokia doesn't sell feature phones in the USA so in order to get one you have to buy it from a reseller that purchases one in another country for resale. They usually add about $50 to the price so I would expect the Nokia 130 to cost $80 to $100 in the USA.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 22:39

26. cse.vicky (Posts: 96; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


What ! Then what is the point of price tag of 25 bucks !!!

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 12:16

27. Jason78 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


The price is 19 pounds in the UK which is the equivalent of about $25 US. If you flew to the UK you could buy it for 19 pounds.

On the other hand if you want to buy it in the USA you have to pay whatever the guy who buys them overseas and sells them in the USA charges. That is why I haven't purchased any of the cool feature phones that Nokia has put out in the past year. By the time you pay the reseller mark-up they cost more than a budget smartphone like the Lumia 520 or 630.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 09:26

15. antmiu2 (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


Release date?

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 23:20

22. darkoman4 (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 May 2014)


I think everybody should have a backup feature phone with amazing battery life in the case of emergency. I have one Samsung which I keep in my glow compartment. It is waterproof and has a flashlight. It has a T-Mobile prepaid SIM for calls and texts.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 20:42

24. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1000; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


led light no cam, haha

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