Buttons and physical appearance
The phone is robust and has a shape and size that aims to fit the palm of your hand, in general it is a lightweight and easy to carry phone.
In this design, a side button for volume control is missing.
The buttons, although with relief and some separation, do not get to be as big and differentiable as in other models adapted for adults and the central button with cross movement and confirmation does not convince us because many times still exerting pressure on their Central zone is not able to confirm its pulsation.
Menu and text
In the different menu screens that are shown, the fonts are relatively small and the contrasts are not very strong in some sections
Volume and sound quality
The volume is not too high nor can the audio quality be comparable to that of higher-end terminals or some designed specifically for seniors.
The phone does not have a speaker for use as a hands-free call.
The way of writing and sending messages is simple and precisely this screen if it presents a high contrast greater than that of the menus in general.
The terminal does not include a manual in Spanish, only French, German and Italian, its inclusion would be highly recommended. In any case, if there is a complete online guide in Spanish:
The FM radio does not come with built-in headphones and needs additional ones with Jack connector. The radio has a fairly acceptable audio quality and tunes well to the environment stations.
The phone does not have a charging station. Although it incorporates a micro USB charger that is relatively simple to connect, we consider it very useful to include a charging base in this type of terminal.
The phone has an LED flashlight on top that is activated by one of the icons in the main menu.
The battery of 800mAh that is included next to the terminal has a very great autonomy being able to last up to 15 hours in conversation and up to a whopping 21 days at rest without the need to charge.
Alarm, calendar and calculator
The alarm is configured in a simple way and allows to include up to 5 different inputs with configurable tones.
The calendar, called "agenda" in the menu, allows to add reminders in a simple way.
The calculator is operated with the cross-shaped button and allows simple operations.
The phone incorporates games such as the classic snake Nokia. But you have to be careful because some of them are not free and include an option to buy through SMS. We believe that payment options should be restricted in the terminals destined for the elderly. In addition, we consider that within the menu all the games should be contained in the same folder called "games" to facilitate their identification.
The phone incorporates the possibility of inserting 2 SIM cards to have the possibility of using different operators.
Accessibility for people with vision difficulties has to be checked when presenting menus with small text and low contrast.
There is no HAC compatibility for hearing aids.
The Nokia 105 Dual SIM is a terminal that can offer certain functions such as calls and messages with some extras for a very reasonable price. If what you are looking for is a cheap, lightweight cell phone, to keep you connected this is a very suitable option. If you are looking for a terminal that offers other security features such as the SOS button, or a higher-end terminal, you can consult other options within our website.
- Good price offering more than calls and SMS
- Good FM radio
- It is a very light phone and easy to carry over
- Improvable letter sizes and contrasts and complexity in some of the buttons
- Audio quality on call
- Some common details are missing in other terminals for adults such as SOS button and charging station