The Uhans A101 is an Android tribute to the best-selling Nokia 1100

The Uhans A101 is an Android tribute to the best-selling Nokia 1100

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Now here's something you don't see everyday! As Nokia looks forward to the future, working on and conceptualizing Android phones, a Chinese smartphone maker by the name of Uhans looks backwards in time. Way backwards, to put it mildly. Uhans is making a modern day tribute to the world's best-selling phone ever, the Nokia 1100. The device it envisions is called the A101 and it's the fourth smartphone produced by the brand.

The device is inspired by the Nokia 1100's characteristic design, but remains an Android smartphone. It's compact, durable, and features a removable battery. The back panel is covered in soft touch rubber, the body is rounded, and curved glass covers its screen. Uhans is presenting the phone in a deep navy blue color, borrowing from Nokia's original choice of shade and hue.

The Android 6.0-powered A101 features a 5-inch display and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek CPU. It's a basic, entry-level model that's going to cost less than $70 in its homeland. Maybe this phone too has the potential to sell 200 millions units like the Nokia original did. Maybe it doesn't. But honoring a device that meant a lot for users and for the company that made it is a seriously nice touch, rarely seen in the overwhelmingly competitive smartphone industry.


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28 Comments

1. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Looks more like a tribute to the Galaxy S4...

4. WPX00

Posts: 509; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Agreed. But is still a solid phone for the price on paper.

10. Matilfe

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 25, 2016

And a nice one!

11. Matilfe

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 25, 2016

Galaxy S4-like design and Nokia-like characteristics. It's a modern Android phone, not bad for this price tag

17. rakramozano

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 06, 2016

Yes, It looks like that, Uhans A101 is an entry-level smartphone that costs only 60$. It's cheap that everyone can afford it, but it supports 4G, many phones with this price doesn't support 4G. The design and hand feeling is also nice.

2. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... THIS PHONE IS BETTER CALLED A TRIBUTE TO NOKIA INSPIRED BY SAMSUNG...

18. rakramozano

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 06, 2016

Yes, handing Uhans A101, like you hand two brands, Nokia and Samsung with best price only 60$.

3. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

I have Nokia 1100 !! Still works

19. rakramozano

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 06, 2016

Nokia is the good phone. I love too. you can try to use Uhans A101 make you feel use Nokia too. but Uhans A101 is the 4G smartphone with useful features only 60$.

25. Matilfe

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 25, 2016

I have a Nokia 1200, still works too! I've seen some videos on Youtube, Uhans A101 doesn't let me down. Waiting for the dull review!!

5. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Doesn't look the slightest like it and doesn't make sense. Maybe they just say that to gain publicity, otherwise nobody's going to even look at it.

28. Rutin

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

No, advertising is not here. Uhans A101 powered by Mediatek MT6737 1.3 GHz Quad-core, and its closest competitor Umi London Mediatek MT6580 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor. Test data of these processors are the following. MT6737: Ping 30ms; Download-49.28 Mbps; Upload-9.77 Mbps. MT6580: Ping-47ms; Download-3.72 Mbps; Upload-1.84 Mbps. Make a conclusion for yourself!

6. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Looks like tribute to S4 not nokia!

20. rakramozano

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 06, 2016

Yes, it looks like S4, but Uhans built it to make it the popular like the Nokia 1100. It was made for everyone,it is the smartphone that costs only 60$. It's cheap that everyone can afford it, but it supports 4G, many phones with this price doesn't support 4G. The design and hand feeling is also nice.

7. Alacorn

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 24, 2016

Tribute? You mean mocking.

8. Fona13A unregistered

Man it would have no camera, an E-Ink display, and actually made of Finnish-Engineered ABS or polycarbonate like the OG Nokias. It would be kept simple. In fact, if you wanted to make tribute to Nokia's 1100, actually build a feature phone with 3G and an inspired design. This is an Alcatel meets Samsung meets BLU.

24. rakramozano

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 06, 2016

it looks like S4, but Uhans built it to make it the popular like the Nokia 1100. It was made for everyone,it is the smartphone that costs only 60$. It's cheap that everyone can afford it, but it supports 4G, many phones with this price doesn't support 4G. The design and hand feeling is also nice.

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Using the same color on your phone casing as another phone doesn't mean it's a tribute to that phone.

12. hichem18

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

Phone stylish and attractive and beautiful that he supports 4g. And the most beautiful of its low price compared to its quality

23. rakramozano

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 06, 2016

Yes, I think like you. I think only this price can buy 4G smartphone with beautiful design and useful functions for use. I thinks it is the good phone.

13. hichem18

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

Phones pick. A wonderful, attractive price. It supports 4g

22. rakramozano

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 06, 2016

Many phones with this price doesn't support 4G. The design and hand feeling is also nice.

14. PeteScoff

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

Looks cool. Geekbuying is selling it for $64 right now.

15. YuriiS

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I saw some videos of this smartphone. Want to buy. Good price for such characteristics.

21. rakramozano

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 06, 2016

Yes, it the good phone for normal using everyday. I think like this. Uhans A101 was made for everyone,it is the smartphone that costs only 60$. It's cheap that everyone can afford it, but it supports 4G, many phones with this price doesn't support 4G. The design and hand feeling is also nice.

16. rakramozano

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 06, 2016

Wow, it is the very nice smartphone with good features for someone use normally is very enough with incredible price that can get the 4G smartphone. if compare it with other brands in a round this price, I thinks Uhans A101 is the best choice with specs and features are perfect for someone no need much about smartphone.

26. Rutin

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

UHANS A101 - sensible budget Android smartphone, a good buy in cases when money supply is limited and enjoy old-fashioned mobile no longer desires.

27. Rutin

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

UHANS A101-sensible budget Android smartphone, a good buy in cases when money supply is limited and enjoy old-fashioned mobile no longer desires. Has a bright screen with 2, 5 d-glass and reasonable autonomy.

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