For many people, Nokia are still top of the pile when it comes to a simple handset with great design quality. If it’s a phone that you principally need for calls and texts, and one that doesn’t need charging every day, a Nokia might well be perfect. That doesn’t mean they don’t also do smartphones, the partnership with Microsoft has shown they do. Let’s take a closer look.
Starting with that partnership, the Nokia Lumia 820 was launched back in 2012. But nowadays, if it’s a simple Nokia phone that you’re interested in, why not check out the Nokia 108. Amazingly lightweight at just 70g, the 108 is one of the most portable phones you could buy. Don’t worry about forgetting to charge it either, the 108 can last over 30 days on standby without a charge. Alternatively, you could chat on the phone for over 12 hours before it got tired! Imagine doing that on a smartphone! The phone also has a handy little 0.3 megapixel photo for taking a few snaps and storage of up to 4 MB is possible with a microSD card.
The Nokia 130 is a similar simple to use, practical mobile phone. Weighing 68g, the 130 is ideal for simple phone calls and texts. With a clear colour screen, it’s easy to see and read in all conditions. Again, the battery will last for an age on standby and give you over 12 hours talk time. With a microSD card inserted you could turn this little phone into an MP3 player with a handy 46 hours of playback.
The Nokia 222 is another no-nonsense phone, small and lightweight. The 222 was launched in late 2015 and has a 167ppi 2.4” screen. With a 2 megapixel camera and WAP 2.0 browser, the phone is good for basic browsing and photos as well as for all those texts and calls. For a cheap and cheerful phone, the Nokia 222 is a great fit.