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These picks of the best basic Nokia cellphones is narrowed down to the cellphones which have basic functionalities like voice calling and messaging. Further, these basic cellphones have rugged body with screen size up to 2.2 inch, and are available under $100 price range from GSM carriers like AT&T and Sprint.

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Nokia 105

Nokia 105


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Nokia 105
Nokia 301
Nokia E66 Smartphone
Nokia N95-3G
Nokia N95
Nokia 105
Nokia 301
Nokia E66 Smartphone
Nokia N95-3G Cell Phone
Nokia N95 Cellular Phone
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Sep 2008
Sep 2007
Feb 2007
Input Method
Keypad
Keypad
Keypad, Microphone
Control Pad, Keypad, Multimedia Keys
Control Pad, Keypad, Multimedia Keys
Screen Size(Diagonal)
1.45 inch
2.4 inch
2.4 inch
Battery Capacity
800.0 mAh
1110.0 mAh
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    The Nokia 105 is a funny proposition for the European market as people won't be buying it as their main device and possibly not even as their second handset.
    It's very much a back up, emergency phone which is capable of taking some knocks and deliver a battery life which can last you a month, but it won't be able to offer the experience we've come to expect from our mobile phones today.

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    At around £13 with a 35-day battery, the Nokia 105 is the perfect back-up phone.


  • Strange that a phone like this should seem like a novelty, but it's so basic as to appear perverse. That barely-there price tag is what swings it though -- if you want to keep in contact while you're away, at a festival for instance, and don't want to risk your "real" phone, the 105 is a pretty good bet.

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    As with the 105, the Nokia 301 will likely do very well in emerging markets, but with the advent of low-cost and feature packed Android handsets in Europe it will probably struggle to break through.
    If you're looking for a low cost handset you can pick up an Android smartphone for under £100 these days which offers vastly more features than the 301.
    The Nokia 301 is a back up device, perfect for festival trips or emergency situations but it will never have the same appeal or desirability as today's smartphones.


  • The Nokia 301 is a feature phone with a twist. Offering apps, 3G speeds and Lumia inspired design. But is it smarter than it looks?

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    - The 2.4" QVGA resolution display on the E66 is very bright, and easily readable in direct sunlight.
    - The automatic screen rotation ability of the E66 is quite handy for web browsing, as well.


  • - Lighting was problematic as well, and the camera couldn't manage a well-lit photograph even in our studio light box.
    - It was difficult to find the correct settings for logging onto AT&T's network with the Nokia E66 as a tethered modem, but with some proper digging, we managed to get the feature working properly.
    - Calls on the Nokia E66 sounded good, though we had some trouble with background noise on the busy streets outside our New York office.

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    - Data speeds as measured using DSL Reports mobile speed test were very good at an average of 650kbit/s.
    - The buttons surrounding the d-pad are completely flat and with 9 of them loaded together in a small space-- good luck selecting the right one if you're not looking at the phone.
    - The entire screen acts as a viewfinder and image save times are quick.
    - The E66 can also record video suitable for MMS and there's a shortcut to send video and photos via MMS in the camera post-view screen.

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    - The navigation controls beneath the display are a bit difficult to use.
    - In order to make room for a larger battery, Nokia removed the protective camera lens.
    - The N95 measures a compact 3.8 inches long by 2.1 inches wide by 0.8 inch thick and weighs only 4.2 ounces.
    - It feels comfortable to hold, and the soft-touch finish on the back of the device makes it easier to grip.
    - The Nokia N95 North American Edition adds 3G support and longer battery life.

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    - Unfortunately for the US consumer, the model underwent no changes meaning that 3G and all of the associated features, such as video calling and increased data speeds, could not be used.

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    - The keys are very stiff and located even lower on the slider than on the N80, which makes them a bit of a tough reach for somebody with large hands.
    - I believe Nokia did a fine job on the physical design of the N95.
    - Nokia's N95, the subject of this review, takes the capabilities of a mobile phone to a new level.

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    - The navigation controls beneath the display are a bit difficult to use.
    - In order to make room for a larger battery, Nokia removed the protective camera lens.
    - The N95 measures a compact 3.8 inches long by 2.1 inches wide by 0.8 inch thick and weighs only 4.2 ounces.
    - It feels comfortable to hold, and the soft-touch finish on the back of the device makes it easier to grip.
    - The Nokia N95 North American Edition adds 3G support and longer battery life.

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    - Unfortunately for the US consumer, the model underwent no changes meaning that 3G and all of the associated features, such as video calling and increased data speeds, could not be used.

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    - The keys are very stiff and located even lower on the slider than on the N80, which makes them a bit of a tough reach for somebody with large hands.
    - I believe Nokia did a fine job on the physical design of the N95.
    - Nokia's N95, the subject of this review, takes the capabilities of a mobile phone to a new level.


Top 5 basic nokia cell phone of 2016:

  1. Nokia 105
  2. Nokia 301
  3. Nokia E66 Smartphone
  4. Nokia N95-3G Cell Phone
  5. Nokia N95 Cellular Phone