Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Cheap and cheerful
Member Name: AliceWonderland
Advantages: Good battery life, looks more expensive than it is.
Disadvantages: No extra features - although for me this isn't a disadvantage. Camera is poor.
The Nokia 2720 is a cheap mobile phone handset. No, it won't take great photos, or play music, or do anythign remotely like an iPhone, but neither is it an embarrassment to use in public, or fall apart at the slightest knock.
When my last phone gave up the ghost I wanted to get something that looked more modern but was still affordable as I still had a contract and didn't want to be paying off a new expensive phone for the rest of my working days. This Nokia was just the ticket.
WIth its glossy black surface, and light-up front cover, it certainly looks more prestigious than the price tag would make you believe. It's minimalist and classy, which is just my thing. The flip style of the phone I think is great - no danger of pressing the wrong button, or scratching the screen, or any of that rubbish, and the Nokia 2720 has a sturdy feeling flip that I can open with one hand and feel secure it will withstand a few bumps.
When it comes to features, the phone has all the basics - alarm, calendar, address book, call log, and tones etc, and all of them function well. I find the calendar particularly handy as it's easy to set and you can choose whether you want an alarm reminder or not. There are no extraneous features, like silly games or supposedly flashy extras that you will never actually use. There is a camera on the phone which I literally never use as it's of a very poor quality (well, probably no worse than other non-smartphones, but I am into photography - see my Nikon D40 review, so mobile phone cameras are never going to be my thing).
I have had the phone now for a year, it has survived a couple of minor falls, and has happily lived in my jumble of a bag without getting too scratched or looking worse for wear.
The quality of calls on this phone is great, as with most Nokias, and something that I definitely appreciate, it has an excellent battery life. Charging the phone completely rarely takes more than an hour, and it notifies you when it's finished so you can remove the power cord from the socket to save on power. This charge then lasts me up to a week, sending the odd text and making probably 1 or 2 phone calls per day.
All in all, I can highly recommend this phone if you want something basic and straightforward.
Summary: Great spare handset or for those who don't want to spend a packet.
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