Was able to withstand whatever we threw at it
Sonim has made a very basic phone that aims to do one thing well: withstand punishment. The XP Strike won't win any beauty contests, the OS is slow and dated and the camera is horrible. None of that matters, but what does is that it was able to withstand our testing, which at times went above and beyond what it is rated for. Sonim has is a seriously tough phone for seriously tough users that may be more rugged than anything the famed Nextel lineup ever offered.
Mammoth battery life
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.
Very cheap, dust and splash resistant, very long battery life
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.
Good Festival Phone
Basically one I can use for nights outs and festivals and for this purpose it works really well. On its plus side its got a never ending battery, facebook is limited but workable for messaging and status updates, memory card surport up to 32GB for use of a pretty decent mp3 player ( a lot cheaper than buying a iPod), its solidly well made and general operation such as messaging is quick. Also if it gets lost or stolen its not the end of the world.
Clear and familiar menu
W ith the C2-00, Nokia has added a neat and very simple Dual-SIM cell phone to the portfolio. The Nokia C2-00 phone, available for only 55 Euros, has a clear and familiar menu and has standard functionalities such as Bluetooth and an audio recorder. The buttons are clearly lit up so that you can see them well in the dark.
Great build quality
Priced at Rs 2700, the Nokia C2-00 offers great build quality, decent design, and a relatively pleasant UI. A music player and email app are some of its strong points. Moreover, the hot-swappable SIM card slot is a unique feature, though it has to be said that very few will find it useful. The phone has its shortcomings, but the reasonable pricing makes it a logical purchase even if you are not looking for a dual-SIM mobile.
Hot-swappable external SIM slot
, the Nokia C2-00 offers great build quality, decent design, and a relatively pleasant UI. A music player and email app are some of its strong points. Moreover, the hot-swappable SIM card slot is a unique feature, though it has to be said that very few will find it useful. The phone has its shortcomings, but the reasonable pricing makes it a logical purchase even if you are not looking for a dual-SIM mobile.
Integrated FM radio
Targeted for growing economic markets as India and China, the Nokia X1 00 is immensely inexpensive and cheap music phone. Priced at just Rs.1700 in India, Nokia X1 00 allows budget-conscious users to use this phone and enjoy its good features. With an integrated FM radio, games, music player, 3.5mm audio jack, GPRS, flashlight, this Series 30 UIphone seems quite remarkable.Its 1320 mAh battery is capable of giving huge amount of stand-by time, some 61 days.
The battery life is truly unbelievable
The Sonim XP3300 is a truly excellent phone and it is also truly expensive. The $400 price tag might be rather steep, but remember this phone is virtually indestructible, it is used by Batman, and comes with a three year, no questions asked warranty.
But please keep a few things in mind, the screen is as low end as the phone can be while still maintaining some respect, there is no 3G and the camera leaves a lot to be desired.
A very rugged phone
The Sonim XP3300 Force is a very rugged phone that is protected against drops and submersions and has good resistance to heat and cold. While being a very rugged phone the handset also comes with some features to keep you occupied including a camera, media player, web connection and games to enjoy.
As rugged as they come, undoubtedly one of the the toughest tough-phones around.
As tough as they come, the XP3300 is the handset of choice if your work or play takes you to places insurance companies and the sane fear to tread. The handset is near enough indestructible, the battery life can be measured in geological time and you get plenty of bells and whistles including a decent camera and GPS. It's also every easy to use, a feature not to be underestimated if you are trying to make a call in adverse conditions.
Solid ergonomic design
To wrap up, there are very few surprises with this handset, though it comes in a bit expensive considering what it offers. Nevertheless, what it does offer is a robust candybar phone with a few good connectivity features and a good music offering. So, if that's what you're looking for, it will fit the bill.
Practically speaking, if you're looking for a better connected device, we'd recommend the Nokia X3-02 which comes with both Wi-Fi and a touch screen to facilitate web browsing.
3G not HSDPA
The Nokia C2-01 ends up being quite a disappointing handset. It suffers too much from its small screen, style-cramping operating system, and lack of features like Wi-Fi and GPS.
We can see how it might appeal to smartphone naysayers who just want a handset for voice calling and a little SMS action, but even such people might like to consider taking their £80 and looking for a smartphone alternative just in the interests of value for money.
Lightweight but not flimsy
The Nokia C2-01 will satisfy those who are after a basic old-school phone to do the basics. It's lightweight but not flimsy, is comfortable to text and dial on and is generally easy to use.
The camera is fairly decent for what it is but is by no means the best one out there. 3G allows for Facebook checking on the go but the screen size means that web browsing can feel a little cramped. But if you want a bare bones basic phone to call and text on then this won't really bother you at all.
Cheapest 3G Nokia phone
All in all the Nokia C2-01 is a great phone to have. It is extremely practical and functions well. With its fast Internet access, superb browser quality via Opera Mini, plenty of fun games to choose from and an extended life on music playback; the Nokia C2-01 is definitely a phone you want to consider picking up as your next and it will not hurt your budget as it goes for a modest US$95 making it currently the cheapest 3G Nokia phone on the market today.
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