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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: 1836; 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: 505; 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: 505; 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: 505; 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: 55; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Good catch

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 12:44

33. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; 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: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


This is a must have emergency phone.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 03:28

14. quyenqchau0813 (Posts: 85; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


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: 369; 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: 1242; 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: 719; 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: 389; 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: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Inifinite. It doesnt crash compare to smartphone

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 03:42 3

15. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; 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: 724; 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: 505; 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.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 04:44 2

18. kindlefireowner (Posts: 426; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I believe in Nokia so much that I brought the stock. Nokia is my Powerball ticket.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 05:16 1

21. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Lol for your same I hope Nokia can make it through these tough times!

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 05:47

22. BraggingBob (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 May 2013)


Are they really making money? You forgot to account for R&D cost, Marketing cost, royalties and warranty cost.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 07:01 1

24. Sondae (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


Some people are okay with with a low end specs like call and text like my relative. I guess nokia can get a lot of consumer with that beside Nokia is known for built and quality. Aside from that you dont have to worry about broken screen if you drop it and not afraid of being snached stolen because its not a pricy. Very handy when you travel just to keep in touch with your love one.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 08:21

25. faizan-sharif (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


used to buy all these Nokia phones as started to use phone but later i bought a phone from ZTE that was frm a company plan, tht just use our services and get the phone for free, was not a bad deal, but later i came to know that, that ZTE phone still rocks same like Nokia but as it has 10 days of battery timing, nokia never gave me this timing for my basic feature phone, this ZTE phone is superb in both stand by and calling time, but when it comes to higher end ZTE has no match with Nokia, had Nokia made few androids, i hardly believe we were going for samsung, but we shud not say this, just wait, what will be last decision Nokia will make

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 08:43

27. kindlefireowner (Posts: 426; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


ZTE? Seriously! You are comparing Nokia to ZTE. You just want to feel good about the money you wasted on that ZTE garbage phone.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 08:50

37. faizan-sharif (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


hahaha, no i am saying it was for free, and similar to Nokia, i love Nokia btw, and beside bad time came to Nokia , we kept using Nokia

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 08:40 1

36. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)


infineon, not intel

http://www.infineon.com/dgdl/X-GOLD%2B110.pdf?folderId=db3a304312fcb1bc0113000c158f0004&fileId=db3a30431ed1d7b2011f5be82d5375dd

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 03:07

39. Alan01 (Posts: 199; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Yes, thank you for the heads up. We have made the correction and we appreciate you letting us know.

Alan F.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 16:34

38. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Not available in the u.s. that's sad NOKIA it would sell like hot cakes if u sell it here

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