While we initially thought these handsets would be for emerging markets only, it turns out that Nokia also hopes you'll want one as a back-up phone. Good luck with that, Nokia!
You won't be surprised by the 105's specs, then. As John McCann writes in our hands on: "There's no camera, app store or social network integration, but what you do get is a phone which will make calls, handle text messages and even boasts a headphone jack if you fancy listening to some tunes."
Read more in our Hands on: Nokia 105 review.
Got a bit more to spend? Then why not splash out on the Nokia 301? There's no touchscreen but you do get a low resolution 2.4-inch display which sits above a 12-button keypad.
"As with the 105, the Nokia 301 will likely do very well in emerging markets," writes our John McCann, adding: "With the advent of low-cost and feature packed Android handsets in Europe it will probably struggle to break through."
Read more in our Hands on: Nokia 301 review.
We sent deputy editor Dan Grabham off to check it out, and here's what he said: "The Lumia 720 doesn't have the high end features we've come to expect from the more expensive Lumias but it does have a decent spec sheet for something that's bound to be available on next-to-nothing contracts."
For further thoughts, and a whole load of pics, check out our Hands on: Nokia Lumia 720 review.
While at the Nokia stand, we also had some time with the 4-inch Lumia 520. This Windows Phone 8 handset could do rather well, as a low budget handset for those who don't want an over-complicated or over-equipped smartphone, Dan reckons, writing in our Hands on: Nokia Lumia 520 review.
"It's not a handset for those who really want a Windows Phone," says Dan, "but rather it's one for those who want a budget smartphone. For that type of purchaser, the cheap and cheerful nature of the 520 will surely appeal."
Samsung at MWC 2013
Samsung announced the long-rumoured Galaxy Note 8 tablet on Sunday ahead of the show's opening after it was photographed on the Samsung stand.
While we got some specs (8-inch 1280 x 800 Super Clear LCD display, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, 1.6GHz ARM-quad-core processor and 2GB RAM) Samsung has so far neglected to name a price. We do know that the release date has been set for Q2 2013, though.
TechRadar's phones and tablets editor Gareth Beavis got a good chunk of time with the supersized Note, where he noted (ahem): "The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a great device that finally gives the Korean firm a chance to compete at the 8-inch size range with a tablet that doesn't skimp on specs". However, while Samsung remains tight-lipped on the price he points out that it's hard for us to give a firmer opinion at this stage.
Read our full thoughts, and the price that we'd like to see the Note 8 debut at, in our Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review.
We weren't expecting to see Samsung's eagerly anticipated Galaxy S4 in Barcelona - we'll be at the S4's unveiling on March 14 - so we contented ourselves by spending some quality time with the Samsung Galaxy Fame, the Samsung Galaxy Grand, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Young.
The Fame (Faaaaaaaaaame!) won't light up the sky like a flame, but as a budget phone it could sell bucketloads, while the Samsung Galaxy Grand is like a Galaxy Note 2 only cheaper and with somewhat underwhelming specs.