Nokia 130 (2017) review
Simple, cheap and a colour screen
Our Nokia 130 (2017) review focuses in on a simple to use phone that is super cheap and has a colour display. You can pick yourself up the all new Nokia 130 from £5.99 per month on a contract or for £34.99 as a handset only (use your existing SIM card).
Nokia really are ‘king’ when it comes to basic phones, so you really don’t need to think twice if you are in the market for one.
Display, design and durability
The Nokia 130 2017 has a 1.8” colour display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels (QQVGA). There are enough pixels on the screen to ensure that the reading of text is nice and clear.
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The body is made from durable polycarbonate and this has through-colour, which means that scratches are far less visible. The curvaceous design includes colour-matched keys, a matte back and a high-gloss front.
Your colour preference is catered for with the option to buy the all new Nokia 130 in either black, grey or red. This Nokia phone is also pocket and bag friendly, being smaller that a typical smartphone.
Comparison: The Nokia 130 (2017) has a height of 112mm and a width of 48mm. The Nokia 3 smartphone has a height of 143mm and width of 71mm.
Operation is made easy with nicely separated keys. There is a central four-direction navigation key for moving around the screen.
Phone Set Up
The Nokia 130 (2017) is ready to hold your old mobile phone content, on its 8GB internal memory. If you needs lots of storage (maybe you save loads of videos or music) then you can expand the memory by buying a 32GB microSD, for just a few pounds.
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At the outset, you may want to change the wallpaper and set up a PIN code for security. You can also activate the ‘Go To’ feature that lets you jump straight to your favourite settings and apps, which is a real time saver.
Everyone loved playing Snake a decade or so ago and the Nokia 130 (2017) has a free-to-play updated and colour version, called Snake Xenzia. There are also five pre-loaded try-and-buy games from Gameloft. These include Nitro Racing, Danger Dash, Air Strike, Sky Gift and Ninja Up.
This mobile phone has a FM radio and the headset that is provided in the box, works as the antenna. You can also save radio stations and use the number keys to quickly switch between them.
The music player can play MP3 tracks and there is a back cover positioned loudspeaker. You can also connect to wireless speakers (not include) using Bluetooth, if you really want to ramp up the volume.
Nokia keeps the experience nice and simple but you still get a few essential apps. These include a clock, calculator and calendar with reminders. There is also a flashlight built into the top edge and you can quickly turn this on by pressing the up key twice.
Camera & Video
Basic photography and videography
The Nokia 130 (2017) has a single camera that has a 0.3MP (VGA) resolution. This will not deliver amazing results and you would need to opt for a smartphone, like the Nokia 3 that we mentioned earlier, instead.
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You can take photos and record video and then share photos, or any other file for that matter, over wireless Bluetooth. The Slam feature lets you do this without the need to pair the two phones together, which makes it really simple to do.