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If you want a fancy, all singing, all dancing high tech piece of technology then please, look somewhere else. This phone is not designed to amaze and astound. It's designed to do exactly what a mobile phone should do. Make calls and send texts and not much else. For that, it is fantastic. It's very cheap and very simple. Yes, it does feel cheap and plasticy but thats because it is cheap and plasticy. I bought this phone because its very small, very basic and above all its what most mobiles are not in todays market, functional. I like that its basic. I like that its small. I like that its cheap and plain looking. I like these things because at the end of the day it does all you need a mobile phone to do. The call clarity is good, the messaging layout is good and the menu is good. The main drawback is it is pretty slow. Inbox takes an age to load if you have a lot of messages and you certainly can have a lot, I have over a 1000 on there at the moment, 99% of which I don't need but it's always nice to know you can. Obviously if you compare it to the iPhone or pretty much any other new phone it is rubbish in comparison. The question is, should we discard this phone just because it has a rubbish camera and no music player? The answer is no, phones today have too much focus on wowing the consumer and this is great, thats business, people want flash mobiles so companies give them flash mobiles. I believe however that once again, Nokia has created one of the best basic phones out there at the moment.
I have been quite disappointed with this handset - it feels cheap and plasticky, like several other recent Nokia offerings. It is relatively basic - no mp3 player, radio, video etc. It does take photos (of middling quality), and it can use GPRS to access the internet. Obviously it also does phone calls and text messages!
It does everything I need it to do but nothing more, and it looked worn after about 3 months. The keypad has a one-piece rubber-like cover which works fine but the keys are quite fiddly and the surface wears quite badly. The battery does seem to last quite well - usually about 3 days including about 30 minutes call time.
The menu is fairly standard Nokia - roughly the same as all the other Nokias I've used. If you're getting one on a contract (as I did), check ahead of time whether it comes with the lead to connect it to a PC - as far as I can work out it doesn't have bluetooth so you'll need a lead if you want to upload photos or backup your phone book.
I have this phone a part of a contract deal, and while I didn't expect much in terms of performance I had hoped for more after choosing the Nokia over a Sony Ericsson.
The phone is intended to be basic and easy to use which it suceeds at, the menu interface the usual intuitive Nokia style. The colour screen is large and bright, with number of nature backgrounds to jazz up the background.
The phone slips up on battery life, mine only seems to only last just over an hour and a half conversation before giving up the ghost, my old nokia 3300 still has better stamina! Infuriatingly, the phone doesn't give a warning before the battery dies, so you are rudely and unexpectedly cut off!
The in built camera is also disappointing with a very poor resolution, however this is not a big deal unless you intend to use it often.
The mains charger supplied with the phone appears quite poorly made, the connection to the phone is also not very secure compared with early Nokias.
Overall this phone is perfectly usable, it is a bit dissapointing however compared with older Nokia which are far better built. Whilst the phone is easy to use, the poor quality accessories and camera let its performance down.
Let's have a look on new Nokia 1680, a classic series phone with budget functions. Nokia, one of the leading brand in cellular phones market, have its market in all direction with common people's phone to higher luxury models. Nokia classic phones are generally have traditional look but they are just available in lower range or in middle range with some good featured phone and some of them are only for calling purpose.
Nokia 1680, upgraded version of Nokia 1600 with some improved features and design. Phone has good looking classic design but it has limited features as this one is only for calling purpose. I am going to discuss some good features of the phone but there are some disadvantages also with this phone in terms of connectivity so that you might not be interested but some people will really like to have this.
Let's go through its design, there are nothing special with its size and it has 108 x 46 x 15 mm, size and the total weight of the phone is about 74gm. Display is slightly better than its previous version and now it has 128 x 160 pixel resolution and TFT, 65K colors screen. Display is very nice with good brightness and contrast.
Now I am going to have a look on memory function, than it has good internal memory with about 32 MB user memory, and I can say that in these types of phone , the memory size is better than what we can expect. And we know that there are no possibilities of card slot in these types of phone and Nokia has provided good internal memory without any card slot. At the memory point phone is better than it rivals. 32 MB memory is just enough for internal data storage as JAVA applications, contacts, messages etc.
At last phone failed in connectivity solution as there are no Bluetooth, no infrared port and not any USB port. The phone only support as connectivity feature that is GPRS and EDGE. GPRS in essential in budget category phones so that there is no doubt of having GPRS but the very disappointing thing is that this phone must have USB and atleast Bluetooth or infrared port. But as this is a decision of Nokia and we or customer will decide whatever is required or not.
We have seen that Nokia have good range of phones in budget category with excellent battery life with long talk time and standby time. But here it is slightly lower than that high capacity BL-5 C in Nokia 1100 etc. This phone has been provided with Standard lithium ion battery, Li-Ion 700 mAh (BL-5CA), and 700 mAh battery is not so good but it is average battery with about 4-5 hours of talk time.
All other features are more or less common with compare to budget category phones but this phone doesn't have any FM radio and of course there is no possibility of music player so, the main disadvantage is that there is no FM radio in this phone. But but the feature that I don't like in any of the phone that is VGA camera, and this phone has been provided a VGA camera,. I am unable to understand, why Nokia is trying to keep a bad quality VGA camera instead of good connectivity features and music features?
Overall this phone is Ok foe calling purpose with good display quality but it failed in many other fields.
The Nokia 1680 Classic is a practical and easy to use device featuring a built-in VGA camera, a TFT color display, and a GPRS Internet connection to help you capture, relive and share those special moments in your life.