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Nokia 105 hands-on

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Nokia 105 hands-on
The Nokia 105 is a pretty mind-boggling device. You might think an ultra affordable $20 phone is not important, but Nokia enlightened us that it shipped 100 million of its similarly cheap Nokia 1280. Now, it has its successor in the Nokia 105.

The 105 is a lot about the price and economy, but it is also about an impressive battery life. 35 days on standby would put any smartphone to shame. And it has got a flashlight, of course.

The Nokia 105 comes in the now typical for the Finns cyan and black. It is also built to last - durable and with a rubbery splash-proof keypad. The keys are big and easy to press, and overall it feels sturdy. It is a bit thick, though, accommodating for that fairly large battery. It charges via the popular but proprietary 2.0mm Nokia port.

The small, 1.45” color display gets fairly bright so you won’t have a problem seeing it in direct sunlight. The interface is very simplistic, made for just phone calls and basic texting. There is no web browser, and if you are looking for extras the only thing it’s got is an FM Radio.

We’ll easily take that at 15 euros. The Nokia 105 will be available very soon in the first quarter in China, India, Russia, The Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe.


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posted on 25 Feb 2013, 10:45

1. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


These handsets are the bread and butter of a phone salesman's commission, they sell by the bucket load as cheap and cheerful handsets. Nokia c1-01 etc very similar. Its handsets like these selling so well that have kept Nokia in business. Nokia is miles behind in the smartphone race and with Windows proving so unpopular Nokia manages to keep balance each year with continual feature phone sales like this new handset

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 05:32

11. Hemoroid (Posts: 72; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


This nokia flagship is not impressing me, but many nokiafanboys looks impressed here.
Low standard anyone???

Samsung would never release a such crappy product.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 05:53 1

12. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


challenge accepted here you go close enoughhttp://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-S275G_id7722

+ this is part of nokia's project next 2 billion or a similar name to connect the 2 billion people in the world who don't have access to phones yet at least nokia is looking to everyone not just the rich consumers

try to be a bit more open minded

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 07:14

16. Hemoroid (Posts: 72; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


Its not for helping people you nokiafanboy. Nokia only wants to make money from poor people. Its a shame!
This crappy phone maybe working a week until it get broken, like al other things from nokia.
Try using ur brain and not being such an ignorant fool.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 06:11

14. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


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posted on 26 Feb 2013, 06:15

15. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


It would take an ignoramus like yourself to even think this is a flagship device. smh

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 05:54

13. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


since nokia went from a one billion dollar loss to a 2 million dollard profit i reckon they're doing pretty well and if it wasn't for nokia WP would still be crawling in the gutter

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 10:58

2. MrVvin (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


I think you do whatever you do best!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 11:30 4

3. joeymk (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


For 15 euros im gonna buy this only for fun

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 12:16 2

6. yuvananda (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


Why is that white strap present there? Is somebody gonna steal that thing?

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 11:33 1

4. mocir (Posts: 16; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Just go die Nokia.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:38

10. haseebzahid (Posts: 1801; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


why dont u die junkie altest nokia does make phone for all not iPhone for rich ones only samsung never makes a phone for low end that can run for more then 1 year

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 11:34 3

5. Bernoulli (Posts: 1432; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Man just knowing that this handset will save me 40 $ per month (20 $ truly unlimited Web, 20 $ EIP for galaxy note II) makes me want to sell my note II and go retro lol

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 12:52 6

7. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


I'll take that over an iPhail any day. Certainly it will last longer LOL

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:51 3

8. tyablo (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


to be exact 35 days stand by lol

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:19 3

9. -box- (Posts: 3708; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Could probably use this as an emergency hammer, too, lol.

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 17:15

17. sumsang (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Not all people are rich or mobile tech fans. It will sell good I think

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 17:13

18. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


still better than iphone.

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