Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Solid performer, just don't ask for tricks!
Nokia 2330 classic
Member Name: JohnJoeSmith
Nokia 2330 classic
Advantages: Solid, cheap, huge battery life
Disadvantages: Lack of features, nothing amazing about it.
I recently lost my previous phone, a Nokia C5, on a boistrous night out, so I decided to replace it with a cheaper model that wouldn't break my heart if it went missing. A quick trip to the Carphone Warehouse to try out some models and my heart was set on the Nokia 2330.
I'm a Nokia snob (or idiot depending on your view) when it comes to phones. I like that all the menus are the same and that the predictive text works the same way across all their phones.
On first glances the 2330 is a pretty phone with quite a lot in common with the higher range 6303 or 6700. It's a standard candy bar shape that fits easily in all pockets or handbags. The plastic components are of the usual high Nokia quality and don't look like they should break that easily.
Despite the hype I just use my phone for talking and texting, with perhaps the seldom multimedia message. For this the Nokia 2330 comes up trumps. There is a decent camera on the back for taking shots of loved ones or nice cars or whatever takes your fancy. The resulting photos arent' amazing and probably won't be hanging on your wall any time soon but they are clear enough to be seen through a multimedia message, and to be honest, for the money paid what else did you expect?
Battery life is the lynchpin of this whole phone, I tend to charge mine once a week, twice if my voice call usage has been high. About 3/4 hours using the standard nokia charger and you're set to go for another week. No waiting around anxiously for an iPhone cable from your friends!Sound quality is reasonable and voices can be heard clearly on either end, messaging is also easy using the standard Nokia keypad and predictive text. I've yet to run out of memory despite holding ~400 messages in my inbox and about 70 names in my phonebook so I'm sure it'll suit most socialites!
Overall this phone is a solid performer, it won't blow you away with features or designs but it will make and take calls all week long. You can't ask for much more for the price paid.
Summary: Good but don't get your hopes up about the features.
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