6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Mobile World Congress 2015: Hands-on video with Nokia's back-to-basics 301

About Video Transcript

Mobile World Congress 2015: Hands-on video with Nokia's back-to-basics 301

1:29 /

The 301 lacks a touch screen, but promises to be cheap. Can it outpace budget Android phones, though?

-Hello, I'm Luke Westaway for CNET, here at Mobile World Congress. We're checking out Nokia's 301. So, as you probably sussed as soon as you clapped eyes on it, the 301 is not your normal fancy smartphone. Instead, it's a very, very basic mobile. But that's no bad thing because it's very cheap. Indeed, Nokia tells me that their phone is going to cost not too much more than â?¬65. It's got a 2.4-inch display. That's not a touchscreen so you'll be relying on these physical keys down here. It's got a 3.2 mega pixel camera at the back. It's got this brightly colored Nokia style. Looks a bit like the Lumia phones design-wise and it comes in a range of other colors, pink and blue; black and white are also included. Because it's not doing very much 'cause it's quite basic, you should get decent battery life and the phone also feels quite sturdy. So, hopefully it will be able to withstand the drop onto the floor. Nokia is very proud of the browser on this phone and that's because it compresses data down using Nokia's cloud server. So, because you're using less data, that should save you some money. The 301 is coming out between April and June. It looks like quite a neat little device, very basic. So, if you're looking for something uncomplicated, this might be it. There are loads of really cheap Android smartphones out there now as well though. So, when this comes out, it might be worth doing a bit of shopping around. I'm Luke Westaway for CNET and this is Nokia's 301.

New releases

Samsung's premium-looking gas range costs less
2:06 March 28, 2015
The $1,699 Samsung Gas Range with True Convection, model number NX58F5700, has a lot to love at a reasonable price.
Play video
PicoBrew's automated beer maker too pricey for most home brewers.
6:28 March 28, 2015
We're cloudy on the benefits of the PicoBrew Zymatic, especially for $2,000.
Play video
Meerkat or Periscope? Which is better?
1:54 March 27, 2015
With Twitter's Periscope hitting the scene, we had to see how it measures up to Meerkat.
Play video
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: What's the difference?
2:30 March 27, 2015
Paralyzed by choice? CNET's Jessica Dolcourt helps you decide if you can really be happy with the base model S6, or if the S6 Edge's...
Play video
2016 Kia Sorento
5:28 March 27, 2015
CNET Senior Editor Wayne Cunningham test-drives the new 2016 Kia Sorento Limited Trim model and checks the tech on this comfortable,...
Play video
Mercedes F 015: Car of the future (CNET On Cars, Episode 62)
20:50 March 27, 2015
Mercedes asks what shall we do when driving ends, the new safety tech that must be on your new-car shopping list, and the Top 5 affordable...
Play video
Imagine a 10TB Solid State Drive
2:58 March 27, 2015
Could a 10TB Solid State Drive be in our near future? Amazon fluffs up their cloud service, Lyft goes social and Tim Cook gives ba...
Play video
It shoots. It scores.
2:53 March 27, 2015
Mirrorless Samsung NX1 takes on dSLRs for action photography.
Play video