The Nokia 206 was released in 2012 and was one of the better budget mobile phones brought to market by Nokia. If you look at the specifications of the Nokia 206 you will note that it hits the middle ground between the lower cost budget phones and the more upper budget mobile phones, all the while staying in the price range of €70.
Note that there are two versions of the Nokia 206. There is the single SIM and dual SIM version of this mobile phone. The Nokia 206 comes with 2G connectivity which would be standard on a budget phone. This covers GSM 850 / 1900 – (RM-873) and GSM 900 / 1800 – (RM-873). Note the numbering is different for the versions. Nokia 206 Dual Sim id (RM-872) and also Nokia 2060 for the Chinese market. The phone also has GPRS (Up to 85.6 kbps) as well as EDGE (Up to 236.8 kbps). You can see how to setup the Nokia 206 internet settings on the sister website and look at the Nokia 206 user manual.
The phone is small but handy enough to slip into your top pocket being only 116 x 49.4 x 12.4 mm, 64 cc (4.57 x 1.94 x 0.49 in) in size. The screen is a TFT, 65K colors and 2.4 inches in size. The resolution is also not bad at 240 x 320 pixels much the same as the Nokia 230 but with a higher pixel density.
There is also a dedicated microSD card slot with up to 32GB of space. The internal memory is 64MB which is larger than most budget phones. The camera is a 1.3 MP camera which is a bit of a disappointment as it has more internal memory than most budget Nokia phones. The video plays at [email protected] and it also has a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm jack. Alerts and ringtones are vibration and also MP3 ringtones. There is no WiFi or GPS but comes with Bluetooth v2.1 as well as a FM radio. There is no USB port for the phone which is a bit of a let down. Messaging sports SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email as well as an internet messenger.
The phone is powered by a removable Li-Ion 1110 mAh battery (BL-4U) with a standby time of 680 hours and talk time of about 20 hours. Overall a good phone with the extra memory, good clean design but the lack of a USB port as well as a low end camera makes for a trade off between the Nokia 230 and the Nokia 222 mobile phones.