Dirt cheap redefined: Nokia 103 introduced

Dirt cheap redefined: Nokia 103 introduced
Let’s take a break from all the quad-core phones and fancy chipsets we obsess over almost every day and take a look at Nokia really stretching the ultra low-end with the newly introduced Nokia 103. Stand-out feature? How about a price tag of merely $21 (16 euro) before taxes? Yes, that would make it the cheapest Nokia so far and one of the world’s most affordable handsets.

Now, that 1.36” display on the Nokia 103 is black and white but in exchange you get rock solid battery life that would keep you mobile for up to 27 days on standby. The battery has a capacity of 800mAh and there’s also a flashlight. It all runs on Nokia’s Series 30.

The Nokia 103 will store as many as 250 SMS messages and comes with a 3.5mm standard jack and FM radio. The phone book supports 500 entries, so all in all it looks like a very decent disposable phone - one that you wouldn’t be afraid to lose and one that you can always rely on when the battery on that snazzy new monster phone you’ve got dies before your workday ends.

The handset is launching in Nigeria initially, and will surely make its way to other developing markets, but we doubt it’d be coming stateside. 

source: Nokia via IntoMobile

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1. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yay I want one.good call quality and long battery life is all I missed with smartphones.

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

sadly this lower end market in asia is flooded with cheap chinese trash which offer phones with more functionality as the same price of the low end nokias , its time nokia steps in with a few added functions

9. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

but those phones will hardly last one year! wheras nokia will last a lifetime

23. rex1213

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

Yeah. Those uber cheap Chinese phones you're talking, with a lot of fancy features and then all of a sudden explodes in your pocket, right?

3. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

My future phone during national militarily practice

4. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

27 days!!!!!....(*_*)

5. rycx365

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

Battery life almost a month 21 dollars Beautiful design 76g only Pre loaded games Fm radio Flashlight Screen that is very visible under the brightest sunshine Drop proof NO LAG Take that smartphone!!!

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Call it not so smart but strong phone!!

6. WinC76 unregistered

Does this phone come with Snake?!!!

19. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

snake? Snake?!? SSSSNNNNAAAAKKKEEE!!!!! (sorry. MGS Flashback)

7. robinrisk unregistered

Do you know if it comes with gorilla glass?

8. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I KNEW IT! I knew Nokia started those 3310 memes because they were planning a come back of these type of phones!

10. martycota

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

But it isn't an iPhone so PhoneArena's reviews were quite critical of the handset....

11. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

chinese phone with colored screen are still cheaper and expect samsung to come out with an even cheaper version with colored screen just to spike nokia.

26. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

samsung's cheap phones are really ugly and so bad... trust me. i live in philippines...

12. Tatperson

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

27 days battery life? Shut up and take my money.


Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

WOW!!!! THis Cuttie is My favorite phone from now :)

15. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Let the poor have it. I will stick to my elite iPhone4s, thank you very much.

17. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

We've got a badass over here.

16. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I would get one sure as hell. I need to talk and talk without being concerned about my battery.

18. PhilFaeBuckie

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

This is perfect for my needs this summer. A group of 7 or 8 of us going to France for 3 weeks and we need 3 or 4 cheap phones to use with local SIMs when we split up. No point in making international calls when we are only a few streets apart! Absolutely ideal with the mammoth battery life. If these are available in Europe by the start of July I will be buying and no mistake.

20. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The screen is colour or monochrome?

21. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

mono my friend. great affordable phone as a back up or the secondary. I go camping very often and till someone invents trees with chargers I cannot rely on any smartphone (dead upon arrival...I mean, dusk).

22. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

its better to have this kind of phone alongside our smart phones for emergency purposes. i must say let's all get one....

24. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

This Nokia is a Strongphone..not Smart

25. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Another thing that is god about this nokia phone is that, nobody is giving it an awful feedback xD

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