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Nokia profits from sale of $20 Nokia 105

0. phoneArena 29 Jun 2013, 01:25 posted on

You wouldn't think that much money could be made from selling a $20 phone; but a breakdown of the low-end Nokia 105 by IHS shows that even after paying $14.20 for the materials, components and manufacturing cost, the Finnish handset maker still makes a decent amount of money for each unit sold as the hardware and manufacturing margin works out to 29%...

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posted on 29 Jun 2013, 01:45 13

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That's it! Shut up and take my money! lol

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 03:00 4

10. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol how much will you carry of these phones altest a dozen with 450$

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 06:02 14

23. Boreni (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


450/20=22.5-->20

"Those countries include Africa, Latin America and India."
India is a country but Africa and Latin America are not countries!
Alan F, You missed the lessons in geography? ;)

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 08:28 9

26. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


You should be happy. I was surprised he knew the world didn't end at america's borders.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 09:02 1

28. Boreni (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


I thought they are located in Europe.
You know how they make a living?
I do not see an commercial and such on this site.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 09:30

29. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


You don't see ads probably because you browse on mobile site.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 10:32

30. Boreni (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


No, i browse on PC.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 12:01

31. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Which country are you from?

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 17:01

34. Boreni (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


Israel

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 04:17

40. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


you must have installed adblock or something. i dont see ads anymore coz i did that myself

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 12:28

32. ash29 (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Good catch

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 12:44

33. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


:O wao that more than a dozen

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 01:58 20

2. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Low end models still rock, because few people belive that a person should be smart rather his phone.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 02:01 12

3. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


This is a must have emergency phone.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 03:28

14. quyenqchau0813 (unregistered)


I heard this phone only have two GSM bands
and it cannot work in U.S. T_T

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 02:05 11

4. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Nokia 105 review? :D

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 02:15 1

5. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


Great one still making profit. I heard lumia 520 has almost zero profit!

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 19:46

35. cdgoin (Posts: 538; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Actually rumor has it the 521 due to similar efficiencies actually has a larger profit % than the 920 or 925, when you add the MS subsidy.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 02:31 1

6. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Wow, that is cheap. Can't imagine building out a downstream for such efficient production and distribution.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 02:39 2

7. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Brilliant product

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 02:53 3

8. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Efficient manufacturing and cost saving.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 02:57 3

9. sampath.soundappan (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jun 2013)


The Nokia 105 is definitely a bang for the buck. Just purchased a black one two days back and I am amazed by the quality and feel of the phone. Very nice keypad and excellent battery backup.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 03:04 8

11. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Last I checked Africa and Latin America weren't countries! ;)

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 03:07 4

12. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I wonder what's the Antutu score for this beast.. :D

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 03:15 3

13. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Inifinite. It doesnt crash compare to smartphone

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 03:42 3

15. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


can someone tell me if this phone lags on modern combat 3?

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 04:00 5

16. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


No this phone doesn't lag..this phone doesn't accept those apps and games which can create lags..thats why this phone is smooth

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 04:05 5

17. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Should not. I tried crysis 3. Gave me 40 fps at medium settings.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 05:08 3

20. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


b!tch plz. it gives 200fps on snakes which is better than crysis 3

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 05:01

19. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


it cant run modern combat 3 (coz nokia doesnt allow it that is) but its battery was enough to power my laptop for 12 hours which does.

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