Nokia 103 is the another offering by the giant handset manufacturing company, Nokia, that is designed to cater the basic needs of those customers who cannot afford costly mobile phones. The main motto of this device is to provide the basic functions of a phone, that is, messaging and calling. Nokia is one of the best company that provides low, cheap and affordable feature phones that are also robust in body built and can be easily placed in your pockets without taking so much of space. This device has a sturdy, scratch proof and dust proof body that can remain with you for a long part of your life, thus proving to be your good partner. This device gives you a long lasting battery so that you can easily make a call in emergency when your lovable smartphone is out of battery and this makes it the most trustworthy handset that will never leave your hand even in adverse situations. Nokia 103 is a very low cost handset that does not allow the user to give a second thought before purchasing it.
With a size of 107.2 mm x 45.1 mm x 15.3 mm, Nokia 103 weighs merely 77 grams which means it can easily occupy the front pocket of your shirt. This basic phone has a black and white screen with a resolution of 96 x 68 pixels on a 1.36 inch big screen. Below the screen there is alphanumeric keypad that is so soft that the user can easily use this keypad for long span of time without straining their hand muscles. Nokia 103 runs on Nokia Series 30 operating system and has a monochrome graphic type display that is capable of providing a clear view to the user even when the lights are low. The user can play 32 polyphonic ringtones along with the access to FM radio with the help of headsets that work as an antenna for the device. There is a support for 3.5 mm jack that allows you to attach woofers or speakers to your small Nokia 103. Since it is a basic phone, so it not adorned with any camera and or Internet support. The phone can store 500 phone book entries, 250 messages along with some ringtones that are quite enough for such a simple device. Nokia 103 has a powerful Li-Ion 800 mAh standard battery that allows a talktime of 11 hours and a stand-by time of 648 hours.
Nokia 103 is a nice, simple and strong built phone that can easily capture the low segments due to its robust nature and stability.
Nokia 103 is one of the cheapest and affordable handset by Nokia that follows the main motto of providing a long battery life and the basic function of a phone which is receiving and making calls and sending messages. Nokia 103 is another feature phone by the company that does not perform any special functionality of a smartphone but still it has the capacity to make its place in the pocket of the customer. Nokia is world famous for its robust design and Nokia 103 is one of such example which has sturdy, anti-scratch and dust resistant body measuring 107.2 mm x 45.1 mm x 15.3 mm in size and weighing only 77 grams which means that this handy phone can be easily placed in the front pocket of the shirt.
User Interface and UI functionality
Nokia 103 has a black and white display giving a resolution of 96 x 68 pixels which is quite enough for 1.36 inch big screen with a large alpha-numeric keypad placed below the screen which has separate keys for each number that provides easiness to the user while dialling a number. This feature phone runs on Nokia’s Series 30 operating system. The monochrome graphic type display provides a pure simple and basic view without giving any stress to the user’s eye.
Although Nokia 103 does not offer any latest multimedia features and applications but then also it has an ample number of features stored in it that will not allow the user to get bored and are capable enough to keep the user busy all the time. This handset is adorned with a support to 32 polyphonic ringtones with stereo FM radio that can only be played by using headsets. It is also blessed with a 3.5 mm jack that enables the user to attach the device to other speakers to enjoy the full atmosphere of music. Nokia 103 also has flashlight that helps the user to look at the screen even in the dark.
Pictures and Video quality
Nokia 103, as stated is a basic feature phone, does not have any support for camera so one cannot click snaps and record videos with this device. Nokia has designed this handset specially for those users who do not feel comfortable with touchscreen or touch and type phones and want phone only for the basic necessities of attending and making calls. Apart from this, one can enjoy the latest music on FM radio on this phone and can store upto 32 ring tones which are quite enough to boost up the user who has got fatigued from his work.
Nokia 103, as stated is a basic feature phone, does not have any support for camera so one cannot click snaps and record videos with this device. Nokia has designed this handset specially for those users who do not feel comfortable with touchscreen or touch-and-type phones and want phone only for the basic necessities of attending and making calls. Apart from this, one can enjoy the latest music on FM radio on this phone and can store upto 32 ringtones that are quite enough to boost up the user who has got fatigued from his work.
Internal and External Memory
Nokia 103 does not hold any support for internal or external memory but then also it has enough space to store 500 phone book entries, 250 messages and 32 ringtones which make it a small packet with big bomb stored in it. Since this device is not loaded with any extra application or feature so there arises no need to have any microSD card slot to expand the external memory. Having 250 messages in store are also sufficient as this phone is to serve the basic needs of the user and not to entertain them. As this phone comes with an in built loudspeaker, so one can listen the songs by involving others also.
Applications and Gaming
Though Nokia 103 lacks many applications and features but it does not mean that the company has not keep in mind the entertainment of the user. To fulfill the small entertainment needs of the user, Nokia has installed some pre- loaded games along with the music player and FM radio. When you are not in a mood to work or to listen to songs then simply you can play the games on this device which will really widen the users experience with its broad keys to operate and control the functions of the game. The big center menu button can control all the four directions that makes it easier for the user to command the movements in the game from one end only. Users can also access call history and record call duration, manage schedules with the use of a calendar and speaking clock and alarm clock.
Nokia 103 is powered by a strong Li-Ion 800 mAh standard battery which is capable enough to sustain the life of the device for a very long time and thus making it one of the most reliable handset available in the market. This powerful battery has the proficiency to make the device alive for 11 hours when the user is continuously over the call and apart from that this battery provides a standby time 648 hours that means a full 27 days stand-by time which is not provided by any other phone known so far. So there is no need to spend electricity on charging this phone everyday, thus you can save energy also. Nokia 103 is a phone for those who want to use it as phone with most hi-end features erased. All that they want is a good battery life and an easy to use interface.
Nokia 103 supports 2G network only for GSM 900/1800 connections at a very fast speed. The user can easily make and attend calls along with sending normal messages at quick instant. Since the phone is deprived of any internet connectivity, so one cannot expect it to support 3G network whose basic essence is connectivity only.
Nokia 103 might get competition with Aaura 3 and Glam 3 by iBall which are also feature phones to serve the basic needs of a phone but they are also blessed with a touch-and-type screen along with a camera that seems to make them a better choice than Nokia but one does not forget the stability and a powerful battery back-up given in Nokia devices. Nokia 103 can be handled roughly without the fear of break down but this surety cannot be given for the other devices that are available in the market at the same rate. With the purchase of Nokia 103 one wil get the handset, battery, compact charger AC-3 and user guide and suitable Nokia accessories are a stereo headset WH-102, a compact travel charger AC-5 and mini speaker MD-8.