Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
Newest Review: ... keys. Sending texts via the numeric pad entry system is fine too - waiting for letters to appear quickly becomes second nature, and it's mu... more
Nokia have dominated... the basic phone market.
Member Name: williams91
Advantages: Simple to use, Good battery life
Disadvantages: Lacks in memory or memory card slot, most of the features are redundant.
I have recently had the privilege to use this phone and although I wasn't blown away I have seen much, much worse basic phones out there.
I was forced to give up my trusty iPhone for a minor repair a few months ago and I just couldn't stand the replacement phone given to me by my contract company so I bought this little thing. On first glance its really quite stylish, its all black save for the keypad inside the phone which is white and its not too bulky so it sits well in your pocket or wont take up too much room in your bag.
On the front of the phone you get the time and any text or call alerts in a nice size so your not squinting to check. This phone really doesn't have alot to boast about, yes it can play mp3's but with only an internal 9MB memory and no memory card slot that's really quite pointless. To top that off though the sound quality of the loudspeaker is really bad.
The camera itself is only a 1.3MP lens so the picture quality is terrible and most of the pictures are dark and hard to see and this reflects for the videos as well.
Despite all this the phone does allow you to listen to the radio which can pick up some of the bigger stations such as radio 1 and 2 and heart. You can also check your E-mails and browse the internet but I wouldn't recommend this as the phone has been very slow when receiving my E-mails and alot of the time when browsing the internet I just get timed out.
This is truly a basic phone meant for bog standard calling and texting. The texting although compared to my iPhone with the keyboard was slow, it wasn't too bad the keys are nice and big and spaced apart meaning you never miss the one you want. The calling itself was of course very simple you punch in the number and press the green phone and the red phone to hang up, When talking to people the quality of the call was to a good standard meaning I could hear everything they said clearly and visa versa.
The battery life was one thing I really liked about the phone I didn't have to charge it up everyday like my normal phone but then again I used it alot less through out the day.
In what is a reflection on today's phones and how we really are moving into the generation of smartphone's, I did not like having this phone for the time that I did use it but credit to Nokia when it comes to basic phones they really are the only choice the phone itself had its good points in texting, calling, battery life and just how plain and simple the phone was to use but I wouldn't be choosing this phone for a permanent addition even without my regular smart phone i'm sure there are much better basic phones out there.
Summary: A basic phone but by far not the best one out there.
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