Are feature phones making a comeback? Yes. Slow but sure, people are going easy on smartphones and using simpler phones, one as a means to periodically disconnect from the overwhelming distractions that go hand in hand with smartphones, and also for other reasons like budget constraints.
Feature phones do not have the myriad of apps and constant notifications that keep us glued to our screens for hours on end. As we head to the festive season, consider it a great time to have a much-needed digital detox to reduce stress and over stimulation. What better time than when most of the world is off work, so there are no emails or deadlines to miss. It is also a time to spend with family and friends, and using feature phones gives us a chance to reconnect with them in a more present manner.
One of the companies that stand out for quality feature phones as well as smartphones is Nokia, which guarantees users sturdy durable phones with batteries to last for days. For this article, we are taking a look at the Nokia 105, a simple yet powerful device in its class. At just 78g, the phone is light weight and easy to carry around and has enough capacity for 2,000 numbers and 500 SMS’s. Uses have options of Charcoal, Cyan, and Red Terracotta colors.
The Nokia 105 comes with a promise of durability having been taken through rigorous tests that Nokia devices are known for. It is also built with good materials to protect it from bumps and scrapes. We all remember those Nokia phones that would fall, break apart and you could assemble them back? That’s what we are talking about.
For entertainment, Nokia 105 has a wireless FM radio that one does not need headphones to listen to. It has loudspeakers and a 3.5mm jack which one can use to consume media externally.
Remember the games we played on feature phones? Like snake? You get those on the Nokia 105. Simple games that are not tasking to the mind at a time when one is supposed to be relaxing. The phone also has a strong flashlight.
Batteries are one of Nokia’s strongest and the Nokia 105 is no exception with a 1000mAh battery. Given that it is a simple phone with minimal features, a full charge of this will power the phone for days.
For Ksh.2,500/- this is certainly a worthy purchase either for yourself or for loved ones who cannot handle the intricacies of touch phones.