Nokia 105 hands-on

Nokia 105 hands-on
The Nokia 105 is a pretty mind-boggling device. You might think an ultra affordable $20 phone is not important, but Nokia enlightened us that it shipped 100 million of its similarly cheap Nokia 1280. Now, it has its successor in the Nokia 105.

The 105 is a lot about the price and economy, but it is also about an impressive battery life. 35 days on standby would put any smartphone to shame. And it has got a flashlight, of course.

The Nokia 105 comes in the now typical for the Finns cyan and black. It is also built to last - durable and with a rubbery splash-proof keypad. The keys are big and easy to press, and overall it feels sturdy. It is a bit thick, though, accommodating for that fairly large battery. It charges via the popular but proprietary 2.0mm Nokia port.

The small, 1.45” color display gets fairly bright so you won’t have a problem seeing it in direct sunlight. The interface is very simplistic, made for just phone calls and basic texting. There is no web browser, and if you are looking for extras the only thing it’s got is an FM Radio.

We’ll easily take that at 15 euros. The Nokia 105 will be available very soon in the first quarter in China, India, Russia, The Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe.

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  • Display 1.4" 128 x 128 pixels
  • Battery 800 mAh(12.5h talk time)

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17 Comments

1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

These handsets are the bread and butter of a phone salesman's commission, they sell by the bucket load as cheap and cheerful handsets. Nokia c1-01 etc very similar. Its handsets like these selling so well that have kept Nokia in business. Nokia is miles behind in the smartphone race and with Windows proving so unpopular Nokia manages to keep balance each year with continual feature phone sales like this new handset

11. Hemoroid

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

This nokia flagship is not impressing me, but many nokiafanboys looks impressed here. Low standard anyone??? Samsung would never release a such crappy product.

12. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

challenge accepted here you go close enoughhttp://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-S275G_id7722 + this is part of nokia's project next 2 billion or a similar name to connect the 2 billion people in the world who don't have access to phones yet at least nokia is looking to everyone not just the rich consumers try to be a bit more open minded

16. Hemoroid

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Its not for helping people you nokiafanboy. Nokia only wants to make money from poor people. Its a shame! This crappy phone maybe working a week until it get broken, like al other things from nokia. Try using ur brain and not being such an ignorant fool.

14. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

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15. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

It would take an ignoramus like yourself to even think this is a flagship device. smh

13. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

since nokia went from a one billion dollar loss to a 2 million dollard profit i reckon they're doing pretty well and if it wasn't for nokia WP would still be crawling in the gutter

2. MrVvin

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I think you do whatever you do best!

3. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

For 15 euros im gonna buy this only for fun

6. yuvananda

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Why is that white strap present there? Is somebody gonna steal that thing?

4. mocir

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Just go die Nokia.

10. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

why dont u die junkie altest nokia does make phone for all not iPhone for rich ones only samsung never makes a phone for low end that can run for more then 1 year

7. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

I'll take that over an iPhail any day. Certainly it will last longer LOL

8. tyablo

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

to be exact 35 days stand by lol

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Could probably use this as an emergency hammer, too, lol.

17. sumsang

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Not all people are rich or mobile tech fans. It will sell good I think

18. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

still better than iphone.

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