Dirt cheap redefined: Nokia 103 introduced
posted by Victor H. / Apr 10, 2012, 7:56 AM
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.
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
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 8:06 AM 4
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!!!
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 8:32 AM 22
Posts: 872; 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.
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 9:22 AM 1
Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012
Let the poor have it. I will stick to my elite iPhone4s, thank you very much.
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 10:27 AM 0
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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 Apr 10, 2012, 11:46 AM 0
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).
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 3:16 PM 0
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