Microsoft sold the Nokia branded feature phone business to FIH mobile (a division of Foxconn) and to HMD (Finland).
The two works together & will release the new generation of Nokia feature phones.
So Nokia will provide brand & patent licenses to Hmd.
But the most important is that they will take a seat on the board of directors of this company so that they can ensure the Known quality of Nokia phones for all upcoming new devices.
This means that we can be sure that new feature phones will have excellent quality.
Nokia 150 gives good battery,the best game ever(snake),radio fm,torchlight,best design,
and Nokia durability.
But the most important reason to buy this phone is to gain''peace of mind''...
Only feature phones provides peace of mind.
I will never forget phones like Nokia 5210 with rubber shell for extra protection.
I also liked the rubber case for protection from dust,humidity etc. of Nokia 5100.
Siemens after a few years released M75 with rubber for protection ''in some parts'' of the phone following clearly the idea of Nokia.
I like Nokia feature phones and i hope for great variety between the basic phones that
they are going to announce soon.
As for the Nokia 150 i admit that it is designed perfectly
and i like the white coloured phone very much.
Blackfoot sue 1975, 03 Feb 2017People will always buy many mobile phones from different brands in their whole life. They wil... moreWould love them to do a updated version of the e72 qwerty that thing was fantastic in many ways especially for business
People will always buy many mobile phones from different brands in their whole life.
They will change very oftenly phones and they will experience the quality of many brands.
But one thing is sure.
If you ask them after years most of them they'll tell you that their favourite phone of all time is an old Nokia phone!
I have used enough smartphones but i have never experienced the triumph on battery that i found in Nokia feature phones.
I have found many apps in smartphones but the killer app was the snake game in my old Nokia phones.
I never found so beautiful design as i have found in Nokia feature phones.
The durability of Nokia basic phones is incredible.
I am glad to hear that Nokia 150 is a very good basic phone and that users that already bought it are satisfied.
Nokia 150 will bring some good memories back.
I hope that will see progress that respects also tradition by Nokia/Hmd.
The first steps by Nokia-Hmd seems to be good and that's nice.
The only thing i truly miss is a new basic Nokia Qwerty phone.
Cyborg17, 02 Feb 2017This is a real little pocket rocket the battery is insane lasts forever
Call quality so far i... moreVery informative review that will help a lot of people but i have one question.
Are there notes in this feature phone?
This is a real little pocket rocket the battery is insane lasts forever
Call quality so far is very good no issues for me
Loudspeaker and music sounds very good
Build quality very nice feels great in the hand
Camera is ok, you cannot expect a great one for a phone of this price point
Keypad has a nice tactile feel to it, keys seem very well spaced even for my stocky fingers
Torch very useful I have found very bright
Has the ever popular Snake game on it which brings back old memories
Only niggle is they could of put 3G on it maybe HMD will in future models.
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2017Nokia 150 vs Nokia 215 - which one is better?Nokia #150 is best choice
Belly, 31 Jan 2017Where did you buy the phone please? I can find no stockist in the UKHola,
I bought it from a webstore in Romania.
Keep asking the stores if they're gonna bring it soon and be the first who knows what phones are yous getting up there ;)
It should take you about 25-30 GBP
This is the best phone on the market IMO. Just got it few hours ago (Single SIM/Black). It literally have anything a PHONE should have.
-light, solid, good grip
-15 pins on its removable back panel, so it's freaking amazing and I don't see that plastic flying around at the first drop (unlike many cheap phone those days)
-average call quality...it may suck depending on the noise you have around, so turning the loudspeaker would solve it eventually
-dat battery, a real monster for this device [B7-5C] (you cand find it in most of the Earth's areas for less than 10$)
-500 contacts is the maximum capacity of its phonebook (which is f*cking engough fellaz)
-I like the green led beeping when I pull out the battery
-the earpiece speaker could be even louder
-I didn't got it connected to my Windows 7 machine via a microUSB cable and I'm affraid it's not possible as the phone's circuits detects a different voltage than the excepted one and it cuts down the electricity through
-the radio stays on if you disconnect the 3.5 mm jack - and this may result in faster battery drain than usual; so you gotta turn it off, then pull out the jack
-I've been used to Android SMS interface, but I gotta go dig this one. Most of the people will get frustrated to go from a smartphone 'packed up' inbox to all-in-one package, that kind of Nokia 1100 inbox if you know what I mean...but in time you'll get through.
-the camera could be better, but I didn't bought it for it
-it doesn't support WAVs from what I saw, neither MP4's. Hence I'm gonna listen to MP3s only and I'm fine with this
-it doesn't have EQ - here I doubt the OS doesn't support this kind of sh!t. But don't be scared, audio is quite decent. I would say a 7/10 for music playback (I had the Nokia 108 before and maybe it sounded better paired with a certain type of on-ear headphones)
-no way you can't install apps, which may be a pro for peeps like me (as you don't get any kind of malware/spying stuff ever on such a phone)
Smart people buy dumb phones, without internet or the 12h battery 'smart'phone problem.
Reasons to get a feature phone.
1.pocket friendly-small size and lightweight
2.don't have to charge the battery all the time because battery life is better
3.Cheaper than smartphones
4.More beautiful than smartphones-uniqueness in design
5.fast texting for messages and notes(physical keyboard)
These phones are like saviour machines...
6.durability(less breakable than smartphones)
7.simplicity-everyone can use a feature phone
8.Nokia is back in feature phones business for the next 10 years and i'm sure
they'll release indestructible phones as always.I hope they won't disappoint us.
Still millions of people uses feature phones and i am one of them...
John E52, 25 Jan 2017Thanks foy your response. Yes, great phones the E series... No more others from nokia. Only ch... moreThank you for reminding us the glorious past of Nokia.
My best wishes to Nokia-Hmd for the new effort.
Johnny Midnight 1960, 25 Jan 2017E-52 was an excellent phone and it was a candybar business phone with high specs.
Generally E... moreThanks foy your response. Yes, great phones the E series... No more others from nokia. Only cheap with nothing.
No money problem (i buy my E52 with $300 nine years ago), but i expect in 2017 a robustly phone, not to large, with good phisical keyboard for fast use, good battery authonomy, at least 1000 contacts, notification led and fast calling wen i need. No touch screen beacouse drain to fast battery...
What is so difficult... beacouse i'am sure will have a lot of customers!?
John E52, 25 Jan 2017I use at least 9 years Nokia E52. Great phone, business line from Nokia.
I search a lot of ti... moreE-52 was an excellent phone and it was a candybar business phone with high specs.
Generally E-series included many superb business phones.
The qwerty line of E-series was my favourite.
E52 had for operating system S60 and that is why it was more expensive than Nokia 150.
150 is just a simple feature phone with operating system S30+.
So brother you can't expect too much from 150 since it costs only 26$.
It's a decent price for a good basic phone but that's it.
I 'll buy 150 probably next month for my father because of it's durability.
If you need sth more advanced with physical keyboard Nokia said that they will release
a series of attractive feature phones and they'll try to regain some important part of the market.
I don't think of course that they'll release something so good like E52 but i 'm telling that they will release phones with better specs than Nokia 150 which is a good phone for the basics.
Since Gsm arena don't review feature phones it is good for us if someone had already bought this phone to try a review and answer to the questions of all other fellows here.
As for you if you need extremely high specs go for a Nokia smartphone and not a feature phone.