Go for the Nokia 130 in case you are looking for a simple single SIM phone for basic needs. It doesn’t have any camera and so you will have to put an end to any hope of keeping your moments captured. The key highlight of this device is its superb battery, which can last for days on a single charge.
Edited 29march15: Use a new Simcard if your old one is more than 3 years old. Make sure it is newly manufactured and not a languishing old one at some shop. I changed mom & dad’s MTNL Delhi Simcard from a Sanchaar Haat. This solves call drops and signal strength, to a large extent. With each upgrade, my iPhone-mad cousins always change the Simcard with a new one. Also, switch ‘on’ cell phone info through the setup menu. Nokia displays/scrolls the name of the tower connected in the main menu 24/7. If you are connected to a distant tower, switch on/off your phone. Also check whether a particular tower has poor signal. Nokia 130 like all Nokias has the earpiece volume at 50% by default. This volume can be adjusted only when you are listening to an incoming call. Just press the right button on Nokia 130 to increase the volume. Left decreases it. And…Dad got his Red Nokia 130. Red is most visible from a distance. A boon, if any of your old folks has a growing cataract/poor eyesight problem. Lastly, check whether you have any rcc re-construction in your home. This can make it like a mini-faraday cage/shield/nest, which is bad news for cell phone signals. Go to your balcony and check the signal strength. Jan 2015 Review: Bought this as a New Year gift for my mother, who was using a 5 year-old Nokia 100 that was Made in India at the Sriperumbudur, Chennai factory. My retired Lecturer Mom was unhappy that this factory has closed down and NaMo’s “ Make in India” has received a setback. Unhappier that nearly 8000 Indians lost their jobs. ? Microsoft Nokia-130 is made in Vietnam and the build quality is excellent. The in-ear headphone is good quality though I get my parents to use a Philps SBC-HL140(also bought from Flipkart). These headphones are safer than the in-ear ones as you can hear all the ambient sounds also. This phone has two speakers; one at the back for FM and music, and one for ear, hence the sound leak while conversing is near zero. Sound quality and adjustable level is excellent for old-age hearing. Separate Chiclet keypads are easy for old fingers. This phone also has a better mobile congestion survival. The signal boost is good. It seems to have some better circuitry for 2014-15’s glut of cellphones and the deficient servicing by the same number of towers. I bought a white one. My retired journalist Dad will get his Nokia 130 White soon. He liked the illuminated keypad a lot. The working of old Nokia is same, so there is no problem in switching for old folks. Nokia phones also display the MTNL tower-connected info; which is useful in lodging complaints to MTNL Delhi. MTNL Delhi is notorious for decreasing its signal strength in heavy Airtel or other private network areas. Nokia 130 is our answer to MTNL corruption. The connection stays good even with one-signal-bar ? We will be buying the next Nokia-130 as usual from Flipkart. In New Delhi they are the Masters, as the supply hub of WS Retail is here and EKart Logistics does a professional job. I wish Flipkart has a check-down choice for seeing only the products sold by WS Retail. So, I heavily recommend this phone. Though you can buy cheaper ones with cameras and other enticing add-ons, but, my Mom who was using a Nokia 100 for years says this Nokia 130 is like her still-going-great 21-year-old Sumit Mixer Grinder. It will last a long time. And, I am getting both the Nokia 130 with same white colour. One of my friends bought two Nokia 130s, white, from Flipkart. Its fun to see, two 80-year olds arguing; is it yours or mine? :D Lastly, Nokia 130 has its aerial at the down position so I guess it is safer, and USB charging can be done using any USB port, or even LED TV ! Though the cable has to be bought separately. USB charging means you can use any USB portable battery bank. XiaoMi smaller one at Flipkart has been earmarked. Nokia 130 data transfer speed with a Class 10 card is good. It can take a 32Gb one. Though I guess a class 4 and 6 will also do fine. Also, I listened the FM radio through my Sennheiser headphones, and it was amazingly good sound. my 2 rupees. Finally, I thank each and every review-writer at Flipkart. People, please do submit more reviews, and be proactive. Lodge public grievances at pgportal; lodge RTI; use MyGov website; interact with PM at his website. I have lodged over 200 DND complaints in the last 10 years + numerous PGs etc. As an NCC Cadet(in 1980s) this is my “One Good Act a Day for your Country”.
Hi I bought this Phone from FlipKart after doing Hours of Online research for a Good Basic Phone This was actually going to be used by my Mom It is one of the best Basic Phones i have came across Pros: 1.Does not looks like a cheap Phone, in fact looks like a LUMIA series Phone from back 2.Good Battery Backup & takes very less time to get fully charged 3.Signal reception is very Strong 4.Loud & Clear Loud Speaker during Call & listening FM 5.Very bright Torchlight 6.Right Pricing Cons: The only Con which i could find is, the Back Panel is bit slippery which makes Phone slip from Hand while picking it or handing it over.
|Screen Size||1.8 inches (4.57 cm)|
|Resolution||128 x 160 pixels|
|Pixel Density||114 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)||21.14 %|
|Colours||Black, Red, White|
|TalkTime||Up to 13 Hours(2G)|
|Standby time||Up to 864 Hours(2G)|
|Expandable Memory||Yes, Up to 32 GB|
|SIM Slot(s)||Single SIM, GSM|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Mini|
GSM 1800 / 900 MHz
|USB Connectivity||microUSB 2.0|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Video Player||Yes, Video Formats: 3GP, AVI, MPEG4|
|Ring Tone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Music||Yes, Music Formats: AAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV|
|Phone Book||Yes, Limited, 500 entries|
|Other Facilities||Calculator, Stopwatch, World clock, Calendar, Alarm, Flashlight|