Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
Newest Review: ... buy the phone as it is great. This phone is well known across the world as the Nokia brick or the classic Nokia. It is what it is....a ph... more
Cheap mobile with a battery that lasts for ages
Member Name: brady58
Advantages: Really good price, calls and texts, battery lasts for ages
Disadvantages: Not all that many features
I bought the Nokia 100 for my daughter so that she could keep in touch with me when she was staying at her fathers for the weekend. She is too young for a smartphone so I wanted a basic phone that was going to be easy to use for her to call and text me on and one that would withstand the rigours of the countless drops it would no doubt get. I ended up buying her the Nokia 100 as it was cheap and would do what I wanted in a phone for her.
The phone was a total bargain as it only cost me £15 which included a £10 top up so in effect I was only paying £5 for the phone.
There is no getting around the fact that this phone doesn't look like the newer sleeker smart phones but at the same time it isn't as big and bulky as I thought a £5 phone would cost. It is made of plastic and is really lightweight in the hands and quite inconspicuous. Well it would be if I had chosen the black version instead of the pink one. It might be cheap but it isn't a brick and no one is going to look strangely if you bring it out in public.
The buttons are nicely spaced and easier to use than the ones on my touchscreen phone. The range of features on the phone are basic to say the least but what more could you expect when you are paying so little for it.
It phones and texts but not a lot else. It does have a colour screen but this is small at only 1.8 inches so is only for reading texts and seeing who is calling.
Other features include a torch feature which is surprisingly handy and a couple of really basic games. There is of course an alarm and a calendar but this really is as far as the phone goes with extra features.
It doesn't play mp3 files or anything but it does have an FM radio built in which works well but doesn't have the best sound and sounds tinny and full of static. It might not be the best sound but my daughter does enjoy listening to it so I am probably just spoilt by the sound quality on my own phone.
The best thing about this phone is the battery life which is superb. I am used to my phone and all the other smartphones that I've had having terrible batteries which are lucky to last a day. The battery on the Nokia 100 lasts for absolutely ages before it needs recharging again. It can literally last weeks in standby and I know that if my daughter goes away and forgets to take her charger with her I don't need to worry about her not being able to ring me as the battery will last until she gets home.
The phone is also really hardwearing. I have an old Nokia that I use as a spare phone that has lasted for years. This phone looks to be keeping up the Nokia tradition of long lasting phones. It has been dropped so many times and barely has a scratch on it. Unlike with newer smartphones the Nokia 100 doesn't shatter when dropped and although sometimes the battery cover comes off it just clicks back in to place again with no harm to the phone.
For the money this phone represents fantastic value for money. It might be lacking the features of more expensive phones but this is expected for the price and the fact that the battery lasts for so long and it is so robust more than makes up for this. If you are looking for a basic phone that calls and texts then you could do a lot worse than this one.
Summary: Cheap phone with an amazing battery
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