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My old works mobile had seen better days, the back had chips out of it, the screen was bearly readable and the sim card had a tendency to ignore locations of tones so sometimes I'd miss a call when the phone failed to find the ringtone.
All a bit tiresome and annoying when you consider that I'm in vending and should a machine need repairing I need to be accessible. So it was time to ask for a new phone. I had rather hoped for something a bit more modern but I knew that was unlikely. Anyhow my request was rejected and I was told to plod on with the old clapped out one.
Luckily a colleague dived in to the rescue with a spare one he had. Not extremely modern but new and functional in all departments.
The phone is primarily black and has a silver chrome type design around the main answer and hang up buttons and the screen. The screen is about 1.8 inches diagonally, but only about 1.5 wide so I won't be watching videos or movies on it.
The screen is colourful and sharp and easily read, the buttons have a god tactile feel to them so you can be sure you pressed them, and the small unit fits nicely into your hand without seeming too bulky.
This is more a practical phone than a features phone and hence its price tag of around 40 quid. This might seem a lot for a non featured phone but it is a solid little thing and I feel that for a work phone its going to turn out ideal.
It's got a calendar and calculator. A todo list and a couple of games, and it plays video and displays pictures. They show up Ok on the rather small screen, but unfortunately it only has a small 9Mb of memory and no option for a memory card. It also ha a radio which requires the headphones to be plugged in as they also act as the antenna.
It has Internet capability but again this is not going to be too impressive compared to what is on offer these days. I guess that if you only want a basic phone and a listen to the radio then this is OK since it does look quite nice if a bit dated.
A converter for currency and weight, has proved a useful little application, and helped me out a few times. Everything is easily accessible through a very simple menu system which most phones seem use. Getting to where you want on the menu system is pretty logical and shouldn't take you long to figure out.
All in all I reckon 40 quid is fair, it's a nice little phone, not trend setting or trailblazing, but functional and practical with no fancy distractions. It hasn't failed me and there is always a strong signal. It is unlocked so it can be used on any network which is an advantage. There might be better deals out there for a practical phone if that is what you require, but this little baby is OK in my book.
Not the most attractive of phones but like all nokia's does a great job and if your not after a fancy phone that has plenty of apps and games then this phone is good for you! A typical nokia, very easy to use and navigate and above all very reliable. If you just need a phone to do the basics of ringing and texting then this phone can do that job and more. Its extremely easy to text unlike all the latest smartphones and a simple menu means you can go through the phone very easily. The phone also has the added extra of a fm radio which is useful for when your out and about. With the headphones attached its very clear and can kep you up to date with all the goings on in. Overall a very what i would call steady phone that does the basics and above all does what you need it to do.
A practical, easy to use basic mobile phone but technical enthusiasts will not be impressed! No fancy extras but has some fairly decent games like snake and sudoko. I've only used the radio and headphones once or twice but could pick up the stations I was looking for fairly easily. The biggest negative is no camera, which I thought I could live without but which also means you can't receive photos from other people.
Having had a nokia before the menu was familiar and it was easy to navigate my way around the phone. The battery seems to be lasting well and I only need to charge the phone once every four days or so. It was bought because my previous contract phone's battery didn't last 5 minutes and I gave up on it in the end and bought this nokia which will do until i'm due for an upgrade but I must admit I am looking forward to getting a new phone with more fancy features!!!