Nokia profits from sale of $20 Nokia 105

You wouldn't think that much money could be made from selling a $20 phone; but a breakdown of the low-end Nokia 105 by IHS shows that even after paying $14.20 for the materials, components and manufacturing cost, the Finnish handset maker still makes a decent amount of money for each unit sold as the hardware and manufacturing margin works out to 29%...
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40 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

That's it! Shut up and take my money! lol

10. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol how much will you carry of these phones altest a dozen with 450$

23. Boreni

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

450/20=22.5-->20 "Those countries include Africa, Latin America and India." India is a country but Africa and Latin America are not countries! Alan F, You missed the lessons in geography? ;)

26. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

You should be happy. I was surprised he knew the world didn't end at america's borders.

28. Boreni

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

I thought they are located in Europe. You know how they make a living? I do not see an commercial and such on this site.

29. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

You don't see ads probably because you browse on mobile site.

30. Boreni

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

No, i browse on PC.

31. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Which country are you from?

34. Boreni

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Israel

40. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

you must have installed adblock or something. i dont see ads anymore coz i did that myself

32. ash29

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Good catch

33. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

:O wao that more than a dozen

2. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Low end models still rock, because few people belive that a person should be smart rather his phone.

3. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

This is a must have emergency phone.

14. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

I heard this phone only have two GSM bands and it cannot work in U.S. T_T

4. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Nokia 105 review? :D

5. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

Great one still making profit. I heard lumia 520 has almost zero profit!

35. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Actually rumor has it the 521 due to similar efficiencies actually has a larger profit % than the 920 or 925, when you add the MS subsidy.

6. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Wow, that is cheap. Can't imagine building out a downstream for such efficient production and distribution.

7. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Brilliant product

8. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Efficient manufacturing and cost saving.

9. sampath.soundappan

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 29, 2013

The Nokia 105 is definitely a bang for the buck. Just purchased a black one two days back and I am amazed by the quality and feel of the phone. Very nice keypad and excellent battery backup.

11. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Last I checked Africa and Latin America weren't countries! ;)

12. ilia1986 unregistered

I wonder what's the Antutu score for this beast.. :D

13. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Inifinite. It doesnt crash compare to smartphone

15. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

can someone tell me if this phone lags on modern combat 3?

16. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

No this phone doesn't lag..this phone doesn't accept those apps and games which can create lags..thats why this phone is smooth

17. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Should not. I tried crysis 3. Gave me 40 fps at medium settings.

20. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

b!tch plz. it gives 200fps on snakes which is better than crysis 3

19. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

it cant run modern combat 3 (coz nokia doesnt allow it that is) but its battery was enough to power my laptop for 12 hours which does.
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