Close-up with the $20 Nokia 105

It's bright blue and only costs the price of a couple of lattes. The Nokia 105 may not arrive with a U.S. carrier, but the ultra-affordable cell phone is a steal no matter where you live. Read editors' take
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Navigating around

The tall and narrow 105 tucks easily into palms and pockets, and the rubbery keys rise above the surface. You navigate with a combination of the directional pad and soft keys, but you won't be able to use the D-pad to select, which takes some getting used to. Read editors' take
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Ports and more

Strangely, the 105's only external features are the ports up top: one for the proprietary charger and one for the headset jack. There's also a flashlight, which is a helpful, but unexpected, addition. Read editors' take
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Backing

The back panel is rich, matte, and smudge-free. It pulls off with ease, but leaves a gap when you snap it back on. Read editors' take
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Bare sides

The phone's spines are completely bare, devoid even of a volume rocker. That's a little too extreme for my tastes. Read editors' take
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Under the panel

A peek at the 105's battery case. The Mini-SIM card slot is beneath this battery. Read editors' take
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One final glance

You can text, get into the FM radio, and use essential apps like the calendar and text composition window. Read editors' take
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