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

McLaren P1: Harbinger of the hybrid supercar revolution (CNET On Cars, Episode 58)
23:31 January 30, 2015
McLaren P1 on the track and on the street, CNET Style. How engines get their names and what it means. Also: CNET's Top 5 cars of last...
Play video
Boost's ZTE Speed is a 4.5-inch, low-priced Android
1:07 January 30, 2015
Featuring a 5-megapixel camera, a quad-core CPU, and a 4.5-inch display, the ZTE Speed is one of Boost's prepaid bargain Androids.
Play video
The LaCie Mirror is perfect for narcissists
2:14 January 30, 2015
CNET editor Dong Ngo totally likes what he sees when looking at the one-of-a-kind LaCie Mirror portable drive. And that's because (you...
Play video
Rid your Android quick settings menu of oddball toggles
1:17 January 30, 2015
CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to fix one of the most annoying features in Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Play video
Beats Pill XL: Bigger Bluetooth speaker justifies its premium price
1:25 January 30, 2015
We weren't such big fans of Beats' original Pill, but the company's jumbo-sized model is well designed and performs much better.
Play video
Facebook using beacons to show location 'tips'
2:50 January 30, 2015
Social network's new app feature sends location tips to your feed using GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons. Meanwhile, your home Internet...
Play video
Testing out 'Insane Mode' in the Tesla P85D, Ep. 190
4:28 January 30, 2015
This week we get all nostalgic with the Prynt smartphone case that makes your iPhone work like a Polaroid camera, we learn some scary...
Play video
Nvidia G-Sync is a smooth move for PC games
3:01 January 30, 2015
The right graphics card and a G-Sync monitor can make games look better.
Play video