Buttons and physical appearance
The phone is robust and has a shape and size that is intended to fit the palm of the hand, overall it is a lightweight and easy to carry phone.
This design is missing a side button for volume control.
The buttons, although with relief and some separation, are not as large and differentiable as in other models adapted for the elderly and the central button with cross movement and confirmation does not convince us because many times even exerting pressure on its central zone is not able to confirm your keystroke.
Menu and texts
On the different menu screens that are displayed, the type is relatively small and the contrasts are not very strong in some sections
Call volume and 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 the elderly.
The phone does not have a speaker for use as a hands-free call.
The mode 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 fairly complete online guide in Spanish:
FM radio and audio playback
The FM radio does not come with built-in headphones and requires additional ones with a Jack connector. The radio has a fairly acceptable audio quality and tunes in the surrounding stations well.
The phone does not have a charging station. Although it incorporates a micro USB charger that is relatively easy to connect, we consider the inclusion of a charging base in this type of terminal very useful.
The phone has an LED flashlight on the top that is activated by one of the main menu icons.
The 800mAh battery that is included with the terminal has a very long autonomy, being able to last up to 15 hours in conversation and up to a whopping 21 days in standby 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, makes it easy to add reminders.
The calculator is operated with the cross-shaped button and allows simple operations.
The phone incorporates games like the classic Nokia Snake. But you have to be careful because some of them are not free and include an option to be purchased through SMS. We believe that payment options should be restricted in terminals intended for seniors. In addition, we consider that within the menu all 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 the 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 functionalities such as calls and messages with some extras for a very reasonable price. If what you are looking for is a cheap, lightweight mobile phone, to stay connected, this is a very suitable option. If what you are looking for is a terminal that offers other security functions 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 and easy to carry phone
- Improvable font sizes and contrasts and complexity in some of the buttons
- Audio quality on call
- Certain details common in other terminals for the elderly are missing, such as SOS button and charging station