Bhushan, 02 Jun 2016Excellent feature phone. Value for money. Good brand. Only problem is single sim.go for its dual sim then
Excellent feature phone. Value for money. Good brand. Only problem is single sim.
Have bought 2 of these from ebay, each time assured they do predictive text in english. First one had only 3 manuals in 3 european languages and no english predictive text. second one, box had been opened to put a photocopy of the english manual, but still a foreign phone with no predictive text in english. Anyone know where to get english version without paying more than about 20 GBP please post here.
A pretty nice phone it is but there are still so many nice features microsoft removed e.g the stopwatch a very useful. Another is the battery mine does not last I don't knw if it cos I dint charge to full b4 I started using it,but anyway it still a nice phone kudos 2 microsoft.
Anonymous, 06 Jan 201685 SAR85? What do you mean?
Btw, as far as I kno, its SAR is 0.74
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2015I was looking for something to replace my 9-year-old Nokia 1600, which I was very fond of, but... moreI completely agree with all of this user's comments. I am an eager fan of the NOKIA 105, 2013, and expected the NOKIA 105, 2015 to be even better, in terms of battery performance and everything else. I must state categorically that I'm disappointed with the NOKIA 105, 2015, after owning it only for 10 days. For starters, the battery standby time is significantly less than for the 2013 version (and I have two of those, have had then for two to three months).
Secondly, it's impossible to set it to Power Save Mode as is the case with the 2013 model.
I should also agree with this user with respect to everything else he/she has referred to.
Yes, indeed it does appear as if Microsoft Mobile aren't serious about continuing with Nokia's excellent quality for basic phones at low prices!Hope this gets solved fast!
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2015I was looking for something to replace my 9-year-old Nokia 1600, which I was very fond of, but... moreWow ! Great review with all the necessary informations. Keep up the good work. I am eagerly waiting for the next review . Cheers !
What is the SAR value for this phone? Couldn't find it anywhere online. Users kindly reply. Thank you.
I was looking for something to replace my 9-year-old Nokia 1600, which I was very fond of, but which apparently doesn't particularly like sitting in water for an extended period of time! :-( I did lots of research, and the reviews for the 2013 model of the Nokia 105 were very favourable, so I decided to get the new 2015 version as it boasted better call quality and battery life for calls.
* Has a micro USB charging socket
* Screen is clear
* Speech clear
* Light and compact
* Keys tactile and easy to use
* Has a torch
* Combined d-pad/selection button easy to use. I was sceptical of this, but got used to it very quickly. I still prefer the "old" Nokia d-pad, though.
* Build quality is decent enough
* Predictive text has got worse since the version on the Nokia 1600. For instance, pressing keys 9, then 3, results in "Wd" as the first suggestion. Really? I was brought up in an English-speaking country (namely, England), and this is the first time I've heard of this word :-p (The word I was looking for was "We", in case you were wondering). This is just one example of a general issue. I am used to texting very quickly on the Nokia 1600, so this issue is quite irritating.
* Battery life is quoted as 35 days. With light use (~ 10 texts a day, 15-30 mins calls a day) and turning it off at night, the battery lasts barely more than a week.
* Reception is apparently worse than on my 1600, at least if the "reception bar" display is anything to go by. Perhaps the reception being bad is the reason for the battery life being so much shorter than what is advertised. I haven't noticed the reception being worse in practical terms, only that fewer bars show on the display.
* There is no way of altering the screen brightness. By default it is very bright, which is unwelcome if you are viewing the screen at night.
* The phone book is more cluttered than on previous Nokia models (even the 2013 Nokia 105 is clearer). This is because instead of just showing you the name, or the name and number of the person, it also shows an icon to indicate whether the entry is stored on the SIM card or the phone, and there is no option to not show this. This cramps the display and leaves less space for stuff you actually want to see on a day-to-day basis. Seeing where a contact is stored is occasionally useful, but I don't need to see it on the main phonebook screen.
* For some reason, even if you turn off the keypad tones, they remain when you enter numbers in an SMS by long-holding a button when in text input mode.
All of the above looks to me like a phone which has the potential to be the next 3310 (iconic, solid and reliable), but which suffers from a lack of user testing. It feels like a rushed job, and a lot of the issues I have mentioned could be put right with a simple firmware upgrade. I wonder if Microsoft are too busy focussing on smartphones, and are starting to neglect those who just want a phone.
I tried upgrading the firmware using Microsoft's Nokia Software Recovery Tool, but although it recognises the phone correctly, it says that there are no packages available for it.
I have also had difficulties getting the microphone on my (wired) handsfree kit to work so far, but I have not had a chance to test the handsfree kit with another phone. I will try to update this review when I know if this is a problem with the phone itself or with the kit I am using.
I am planning to get a 2013 Nokia 105. I am hopeful/confident that this will address most, if not all, of the problems above. If not, I'm off to find a second-hand Nokia 1600!
How do I block certain nos on this Foun, when I load a no.that I don't want to receive to Screening, it still let it ring, but on silence..I want it not to ring at all even on the other end, the caller. How do I go abwt coin that?
This is my current phone. I am so happy about it. It can last long up to 5 days even I am a light user.
Anonymous, 03 Dec 2015Really? You need magnifying glass to be able to read in that tiny 2.0 screen? You must have a ... moreActually, you just have to wait for it to respond. You have to delete the messages as well.