Nokia 105 is the world's best-selling phone in 2021

27. 11. 2021 Saturday / By: Robert Denes / Generic / Exact time: BST / Print this page

IDC’s latest report shows that the best-selling phone during this period is none other than the Nokia 105! The unbeatable price of this phone, offered in both 2G and 4G versions, is € 19.99 (2G) and € 31 (4G).

Nokia 105 Specifications:

Network Technology GSM
2G bands GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
Launch Announced 2019, July
Status Available. Released 2019, September
Body Dimensions 119 x 49.2 x 14.4 mm (4.69 x 1.94 x 0.57 in)
Weight 73 g (2.57 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display Type TFT, 65K colors
Size 1.77 inches, 9.7 cm2 (~16.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 120 x 160 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~113 ppi density)
Memory Card slot No
Phonebook Yes
Call records Yes
Internal 4MB 4MB RAM
Camera   No
Sound Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms WLAN No
Bluetooth No
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 1.1 (charging only)
Features Sensors
Messaging SMS
Games Yes
Java No
Battery Type Li-Ion 800 mAh, removable
Stand-by Up to 619 h
Talk time Up to 14 h 24 min
Misc Colors Black, Blue, Pink
Models TA-1203, TA-1174, TA-1010, TA-1034
SAR EU 1.50 W/kg (head)     1.38 W/kg (body)    
Price € 19.99 (2G) and € 31 (4G).

This model embodies the essence, and is probably the reason for its success: a 1.77-inch screen with QVGA resolution (128 × 160), a Spreadtrum SC6531E processor, 4 MB of RAM, and an 800 mAh battery that provides 15 hours of communication . The polycarbonate phone is particularly resistant to shocks and abrasion. It also has a 3.5mm jack port and a built-in radio, not to mention the inevitable Snake game.

Of the Nokia 105 launched in 2013 and 2017, a total of 200 million units were sold in 2021, with the rest made up of the iTel IT2171, Jio Phone, Tecno T528 and iTel IT5260. Nokia also praised this performance on the Weibo China social network: “Nokia phones are very popular in India, especially for their build quality, reliability and functionality.

With the Nokia 105, we bring a first-time phone to consumers and offer them a phone with a long battery life in a modern design with everyday basic features.

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