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Nokia 105 (left) Photo credit: robpegoraro

Because of the high concentration of applications on your smartphone – games, network-hungry apps, 3G/4G, etc – it probably serves you for just a few hours, or best case just a little over a day. Now mobile phone users have adopted the method of getting a low-cost mobile phone to “support” the use of the other, so that at times of elongated power outages, they would still have their main mobile number available (for that dream job, or that big contract). Whichever way it goes, there’s usually a need for a phone with long lasting battery in developing countries like Nigeria where power supply is not entirely at its best.

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Nokia, smart as they are, haven’t stopped manufacturing mobile phones that meet this demand. At lease 70% of smartphone users carry a backup mobile, and guess what brand it is – no need to guess because you know already – It’s Nokia. Some carry the Asha, some the 1200 series, some the 100 series; there’s lots of options to choose from. But in late February 2013, Nokia released what I could call the mobile phone with the longest battery life – Nokia 105.

The Nokia 105, according to Nokia, promises 12.5 hours of talk-time, and a whopping 35 days of standby. ┬áThat’s like a month, if you don’t charge it! That means that even if PHCN (Nigeria’s electricity regulation and supply company) decides not to give me power for a month, I could still thumb my nose at them and say “Yimu”.

And according to a ThisDayLive article, Nokia announced the availability of Nokia 105 in Nigerian stores. With 1.4 inch colour display and 128 x 128 resolution, FM radio, the Nokia 105 comes in either cyan or black design, and should meet your need for calls and SMS connectivity.

Nokia 105 picture
Nokia 105 – longest battery life?


  • Network: 900/1800
  • EDGE/GPRS/3G/4G: Unavailable
  • Bluetooth: Unavailable
  • USB: Yes (charging only)
  • Dimensions: 4.21 x 1.76 x 0.56 in
  • Weight: 70 g
  • Resolution: 128 x 128 pixels
  • Sound: Polyphonic ringtone; Vibration; Loudspeaker
  • Headphone jack: Generic 3.5mm jack
  • Storage: 500 contacts, No memory card slot


  • FM Radio, Games, Flashlight
  • Battery: 840hr standby. 12.5hr talktime

It currently goes for 13$ (N2093), so we expect the price to be around N3000 – N3500 in Nigerian mobile stores.

Have you had an experience with the Nokia 105, share it here…

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