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This was the very first phone that I used, and I really liked it a lot. I thought it was a nice and sleek phone for a teenager and it is light and easy to carry. Mine was a light green coloured one, and there are many colours to choose from in the market.
This is also a very hardy phone, I had dropped it from the second floor of a building twice and the phone still kept working fine, but the plastic cover got a few scratches and a small crack the second time.
This phone has all the basic features a phone needs and it is quite easy to use.
I haven't had any problems with this phone except for that the keys on the key pad got wasted fast and the colour on the first two buttons on the top got erased within a short period of use.
this fone was easy to use even my mum can use it. the fone is so simple to use the buttons are easy to use, the menus are simple and the volume is a good level.
the battery life is quite good the back light is also qute bright.
the games are quite pants really but if you want a basic fone which u can use as easy as can be!
then this is the phone for you!!!
you can buy these cheap on ebay!
*Initial Note* My mother has just purchased this phone, and so far has been able to master it in terms of what all the functions are, and the predicted text.( Have had some funny text messages in the past where she?s obviously messed it up a tad). She feels that it has been the best phone she?s had so far (only previous to a Nokia 3310). However, my mother is not up with technology and doesn?t feel the need to have a camera phone, or any of the new models that are out at the moment. So, as I have just suggested, the Nokia 2100 is very basic. *Features* ?The Physics of the Phone? The "Nokia 2100" is quite small and light, and if compared to some of its rivals such as the Siemens C45, and the Sony Ericsson T100, it really does stand out as being the leader of the pack, both in weight and dimensions and value for money. The ergonomics of the Nokia 2100 are generally quite good. The phone is comfortable to hold, and generally easy to use. The buttons however can be a bit of a nuisance, as they are very small and close together, meaning at times you press 2 numbers instead of 1. Also the buttons are made out of a white rubber, which after excessive use can fade (i.e the characters on the buttons? as well as a ?nasty feel? (can become sticky very easily) There is a limited selection of covers for this phone at the moment, so be prepared to have a good look round. I have tried all over the UK to find a cover for my mother, and have so far been unsuccessful. In Dubai, there is a considerably larger array, which I think is a bit far unless you?re coming here on holiday. The covers are easily clipped on and off in the normal reliable Nokia fashion, and are a little more funky to some of the other phone covers for different models on the market. On the back you have a clear plastic panel, with a funky detail underneath ? nice. You can also remove this ?funky detail? and replace it with a gra
phic off your computer, or a photograph for example. My mother however has just left it with the original detail (Wallets fine for your baby photos, but a phone?) The "Nokia 2100" comes with a Li-Ion battery as standard and holds up without any jigs or fixers, only with the help of the back cover of the phone. The slot for the SIM-card is simple and generally standard amongst all Nokia models. Phone?s keyboard consists of two soft-key buttons for Accept and Reject calls, standard grid number buttons, and an ?On and Off? Button at the top of the phone, which can also be used to alter the sound profile in which you are using e.g. Silent, or Loud. The "Nokia 2100?s" display is monochromatic and therefore of a very high quality, however without colour capabilities. The keyboard is lighted in white light and can be read relatively easily in most light variations. All controls of the "Nokia 2100" are traditional for the majority of phones from this manufacturer. Menu items can be opened by using the left soft key, and viewed with the help of "Up" and "Down" arrows. The right soft key is used for closing the menu item or for example, opening a context menu. This can be edited on many other models, such as the Nokia 6220 i.e. changing what the soft keys do (for example I have set on my Nokia 6220 for the down arrow key to start up the radio). This phone does not have this function, and therefore shortcuts are unavailable and the menu remains standard. ?The Menu? The main menu is common to all Nokia phones (only one menu item is displayed differently which is the alarm clock) and each menu item has an animated icon, which is a nice touch. The menu structure is very simple and easily understandable (One big advantage of Nokia phones is that they have a very user friendly menu interface) The phonebook can store up to 200 entries, each one consisting of name
, a phone number and an alternative phone number, and has a search capability installed, which can be very useful if searching through hundreds of different contacts. You can also assign tones to different numbers using the ?assign tone? menu item. The messaging menu again is standard to most brands of mobile phone excluding one additional feature. There is a group option where you can send a message to a certain group of contacts i.e. sending a rude joke to a ?mates? group, instead of a ?family? group, which can make it much more convenient when wanting to send a message to a lot of people. The call register menu also contains one interesting item. Excluding common lists of received and missed calls it contains a function that can show all prices of the calls. You will have to check with your operator to find out whether they support this ? O2 is the only network my mother has used, and does work. Profiles, and settings menu are as standard.. The Alarm clock menu contains settings for the alarm clock. The signal can be normal or repetitive and has the ability to allow the user to select weekdays when the alarm clock must ring. "Siemens" mobile phones have an uncannily similar alarm clock, but unlike "Nokia" don?t have ability to ring only once in the selected time. You can also input reminders with an alarm (Task List menu) which again is very useful. The Games on the phone are just the same as any other Nokia (-boring) which include Snake 2, Space Impact and Link 5. They?re not very exciting, and if you are the avid game player, get a Nokia N-gage. The Extras menu consists of calculator, which also works as a currency converter, chronometer, countdown clock, simple picture editor (for editing pictures for "Picture Messaging" and logos) and a ring tone composer. Some software versions also contain Chinese lunar calendar but it looks like the latest versions won?t have this feature.
The quality of the calls are good and generally seem to pick up reception very well. The sound of the ring tones are loud and clear (useful for my mother who is deaf as a parrot, or a deaf parrot). It is well heard in almost all places, even noisy, so there won?t be any problems missing the calls. Vibrocall is powerful and can be well felt in almost any pocket (useless in a hand bag) With a fully charged battery the phone will work for about 4 days. (If turned off at night). This is quite good result for such a cheap phone as the "Nokia 2100". One point about this phone is that it has no data transfer capabilities, excluding SMS based transfers. This, to an advanced user who would want to download ring tones or pictures would have to use the ?by SMS? services, which are still generally available. Conclusion A very basic phone, which can be used as a daily planner, a basic phone, and a form for text messages. Beyond this, an alarm clock and three games. I would advise if you just want a phone for calling, with something that looks stylish at a very low cost, this phone would be ideal! If you want a phone that has a wide array of functions and technologically advanced for the age, I would give this phone a miss But overall a very good phone. Well done Nokia!
.......is how Nokia have labelled this phone, and I tend to agree with them. This is the first phone I have bought through choice (my old one was a hand-me-down), and I was attracted mainly to the simplicity of it. Now that we've moved into video mobile etc, its nice to find a handset which's main purpose is making phone calls. If you're familiar with a 3310, its features are very similar to those of the 2100. There are a few games, composer, the new feature of picture editor and then your normal stuff like SMS. Its small and compact, meaning you don't have a brick in your pocket, and although the look won't be to everyones taste, I like it. A few problems i've encountered include a very small battery life, due to the ultra-bright white screen. Its Ok if you've got time to give it a full charge every few days, but for those on the move, you may find yourself with a lifeless phone. I also found that going through some of the menus is slow, eg going into the address book. Other than that though, its a great buy. Pretty cheap, about £100, and a phone that will be a good companion for a while.