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Dirt cheap redefined: Nokia 103 introduced

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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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Dirt cheap redefined: Nokia 103 introduced

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posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:01 17

1. redmd (Posts: 1355; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:06 4

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:58 18

9. Hafiz (Posts: 78; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 23:13 8

23. rex1213 (Posts: 77; Member since: 29 Jul 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?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:14 2

3. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)

My future phone during national militarily practice

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:26

4. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:32 22

5. rycx365 (Posts: 37; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)

Battery life almost a month
21 dollars
Beautiful design
76g only
Pre loaded games
Fm radio
Screen that is very visible under the brightest sunshine
Drop proof

Take that smartphone!!!

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 09:27 7

13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Call it not so smart but strong phone!!

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:40 12

6. WinC76 (unregistered)

Does this phone come with Snake?!!!

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 12:20

19. CivicSi89 (Posts: 349; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:42 9

7. robinrisk (unregistered)

Do you know if it comes with gorilla glass?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:52 4

8. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 09:14 1

10. martycota (Posts: 28; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 09:22 1

11. ryq24 (Posts: 771; Member since: 17 Oct 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.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 08:59 1

26. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 09:24 9

12. Tatperson (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

27 days battery life?

Shut up and take my money.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 10:01

14. CHECHEN (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 10:27

15. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 11:25 8

17. adi4u4882 (Posts: 137; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

We've got a badass over here.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 11:01 2

16. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 11:46

18. PhilFaeBuckie (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Apr 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 14:25

20. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

The screen is colour or monochrome?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 15:16

21. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 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).

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 22:25

22. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 23:39

24. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

This Nokia is a Strongphone..not Smart

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 05:43

25. Archan_Pe (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)

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

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