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This basic phone costs only $12, made in China

0. phoneArena 23 Apr 2013, 07:51 posted on

Quick, what's the most affordable phone you can think of? Loyal readers might remember the Nokia 105, which is already on sale in several countries for a price of about $15. This dirt-cheap cell phone, however, goes even lower – down to $12 apiece, to be more specific, with a charger, protective sleeve, and a data cable included in the set...

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posted on 23 Apr 2013, 08:12 5

1. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Looks ugly!!!

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 09:16 6

7. Piotrek007 (Posts: 81; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Nokia 105 is pure beauty compared to this one 0.0

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 08:14 3

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


Nuh-uh, no thank you!

I rather choose the Nokia 105 instead! xD

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:05

17. BiN4RY (Posts: 82; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Does your Nokia 105 costs anywhere near $12?

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 08:34 3

3. Ohrules (Posts: 325; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


i know of a phone available in Pakistan that is mere 9 dollars, has a microsd card slot, 3 sim card slots (yep you read that right), VGA camera, torch, colour screen and monstrous speakers

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 12:09

11. xplayer57 (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


can u name it?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:58

15. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


it's XPTEL 1130

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 08:35 2

4. kamen (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


Guys, don't forget that for large part of the world this may be the income for a month. So it is nice that it is available at that price. Of course, I doubt the mobile services would cost low enough, but...

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 08:50 2

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


And I guess that the mobile carriers like AT&T or Verizon will make this available in the US with $0.99 on contract! :P

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 08:35

5. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


hahaahaha....this is damn ugly and for $12 you can get those OLD black and white nokia phones

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 09:39 3

8. LodeStar (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


looks like the battery will explode in one charging

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 10:32 1

9. ash29 (Posts: 55; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Is this made by samsung?Has samsung shifted from cheap plastic to cheap transparent plastic?

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 13:40

12. JEverettnow (Posts: 210; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


polycarbonate is a little more high end than this. Aluminum and metal phones aren't too common because they interfere with WIFI and NFC.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:55 1

14. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Actually this maybe the cheap iPhone that's rumored to come out this year.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 11:07 2

10. shreehari (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


nokias always stand out in the crowd

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 22:07

13. bayusuputra (Posts: 945; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


So what's the Quadrant score for this phone? /joke

I agree, i rather get monochrome 3310 than this. That nokia probably would last longer than this phone.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 13:18

16. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


This phone wins the ugly awards.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:04

18. gieters (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


In fact, China's mobile phone has no innovation, just like this

inbluemall.com/3g-android-41-n9300-mtk6577-smart-p​hone-with-47-inch-wvga-screen-dual-sim-dual-core-1​ghz-8mp-camera-gps-black-p-1403.html

the appearance just copy from samsung, but the fact that does not dispute: cheap

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