We live in the age of smartphones but that doesn't mean that many people
still needs a decent feature phone to rely on.
I think that the most important things in a feature phones are:
1.The quality of keyboard so that you can type easily and comfortable.
2.To have a good battery so as not to charge it all the time like smartphones.
3.The voice clarity(clearness).
4.The build quality-durability.
5.Easy to use( operating system easy to use for everybody).
All other things i think that comes after the above and with less importance.(design,camera,games,screen size,price etc.)
Since feature phones are destined for those who prefer the physical keyboard for typing messages and notes Nokia-Hmd should dare to release a cheap qwerty feature phone and check the amount of sales.
Blackberry is a good brand but most of their qwerty devices are expensive.
Generally the fruits in the phone market are costly(Apple-Blackberry).
So what the market now misses is a low cost qwerty device.
I know that times have changed but many young people are going to
support even nowdays a Qwerty device.
I like Nokia more than every other brand but i also respect Motorola and Blackberry.
For the next 10 years the good thing is that Nokia-Hmd will release feature phones
and i just hope that they mean feature phones for everybody.(qwerty,candybar,slide,flip style mobile).
We are tired of the boring design that smartphones have.
All smartphones are almost the same.
I don't know dude about that.
I'm waiting also like you because probably i am gonna buy this phone.
Keep in mind that Nokia-Hmd said they will release a series of attractive feature phones
and this is a very good thing because people will have many choices.
But let's see and wait because we are only in the beginning...
Since then Nokia 150.
Anonymous, 12 Jan 2017Thanks a lot for the detailed answer- I think I know which one to buy, it's definitely Nokia 1... moreYou are welcome.
No it doesn't support such apps...
It hasn't been released yet but since the Os is S30 plus,i don't give serious chances.
The apps that you wrote you won't find them also in Nokia 215 and 216...
Search some cheap Microsoft lumia smartphone with 60-70$ if those apps are necessary to you.If you have more money go for android phones by known brands.
Otherwise try to find older Nokia feature phones like Nokia 301,208 and generally previews Nokia phones with operating system S40.Those phones have what's app!
Nokia 150 is for basic needs such as calling,messages,radio,camera,torchlight,long battery.It also has good loudspeaker,nice design,snake game and of course the durability of Nokia.
It will be released very soon but availability depends also by the country so i can't tell you exactly.
Nokia 150 vs 216, 12 Jan 2017It's better to choose between Nokia 150 and Nokia 216 and not 215. 216 supports java games bu... moreThanks a lot for the detailed answer- I think I know which one to buy, it's definitely Nokia 150- but i'll still think between 215 and 216 - THANKS! Now to the Nokia 150 - Does it support 'MP3 Ringtones' and/or SNS apps like Whatsapp, Viber, etc..? AND.. When will it hit the shelves btw?? What date? It's January 12 already..
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2017Nokia 150 vs Nokia 215 - which one is better?It's better to choose between Nokia 150 and Nokia 216 and not 215.
216 supports java games but if i am not mistaken 215 don't.
216 has almost the same price with 215 but got two cameras instead of one and both with flash.
Moreover 216 is a new model.
So ask yourself if you need a browser to download games and if you need a camera for selfies.
If you don't then go for Nokia 150 which is a cheaper phone.
I believe that because it's the first Nokia /Hmd phone it will be a very good one for basic needs.
When will it hit the shelves?? What date? It's January 11 already..
For better communication e.g. calling by phone, 2G is a proven mode without any doubt. It consumes less power. Covers wider area. So anyone who wants to keep in touch while travelling or going in remote areas where power or signal both are less available, only 2G phones come as survivor.
Anonymous, 06 Jan 2017Since last two years ME have launched bar sumo liar phone 215 216 230 etc. This is even b low ... moreContacts are not missing but have a limited support for letters which is something different.
i am talking like you about Microsoft/Nokia basic phones because Nokia 150 has not be released yet.
Since last two years ME have launched bar sumo liar phone 215 216 230 etc. This is even b low them n specs. No use when contacts WhatsApp. Etc are Missing!
Anonymous, 04 Jan 20172G pointless? It has wider signal range and uses less power/energy to transmit signal than 3G/... moreIf you have a phone that can use 3G and 2G you'll find out that 2G gives you better talk time than 3G.Talk time is a very serious matter for many people and that is why they prefer 2G phones or using 2G in a 3g/2g phone.
Moreover although 2G is not as fast as 3G it doesn't overheat the battery when you are using internet.
One think is for sure: that 2g phones are cheaper than 3g phones.
This is also very important for people that want to buy an affordable basic and dirty cheap phone.
Price is always very important...and you can forgive because of low prices some disantvantages of 2G.
As for the Nokia 150 i think that it will become a succesful phone and it will sell like hot cakes!!!
In a few days it will hit the stores...
My respect to Nokia and the legendary snake game!
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2016yes 2g dead, so pointless...imagine talking over 2g ...tin can come back "helooooooooooooooooo... more2G pointless? It has wider signal range and uses less power/energy to transmit signal than 3G/4G. It is also where Texting/Calling prioritizes.
Nokia should have launched a qwerty Android phone thats what most African users are looking for
Nokia 150 didn't reveal to us many clues about the future plans of Hmd-Nokia in the area of feature phones.
We haven't found out if the browser will still be opera mini or there'll be a change in store and browser.
We have to wait to see the next phones and find out the answers to the above questions...
As for the design it is a mix between 216 and 215-nice one i think but very similar to previous phones.
The price is right for Nokia 150 and it will surely sell millions as always.
I think that all Ms/Nokia phones were simple and good but the phone with the best performance was Nokia 130.The phone with the best specs thought was definitely Nokia 230 which i am using right now.
Many people waits by Nokia/Hmd an advanced version of Nokia 230(to include 3g,wi-fi,whats app).To be honest i wait for a dirty cheap qwerty feature phone.
Of course 90% of Nokia fans are waiting for Nokia smartphones.
2017 will be Nokia's big year...So many challenges and so many fans...
I trust Nokia and i'm sure that will gain a huge base of fans back again!