Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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A nice functional phone, but with one really annoying feature and one great feature!
Nokia 2730 classic
Member Name: eddyfenton
Nokia 2730 classic
Advantages: Has a great 'cancel' text send feature!
Disadvantages: Makes a loud click noise on every press of the keyboard - no covert texting with this phone!
The Nokia 2730 Classic is my work phone, I just need it to call from, text, take the odd photo and other basic functions. All the other features it has (and it has a fair few) don't really interest me but it does feature a calendar, games, media player (it has a headphone socket), camera for photo and video, MSN messenger, 3G access, Maps, organiser... you get the picture.
The screen is very clear, full colour and a decent size. It's definitely a step up from what you would consider a value or entry-level phone.
I'm not going to repeat all the technical specs and repeat other people's reviews, but what I am going to do is give you an overview of using this phone as a phone, rather than using all the features it has.
I've found the menu system can be a bit clunky and hard to navigate using the top / centre square keypad control and the buttons feel a little odd as well, but I'll come back to that shortly.
The screen is large enough to be able to read messages and phone numbers and it has a lot of decent features to organise your life. Basically it's fully featured with more than the average person needs if you're looking for a phone which is going to be used for calling and sms messaging.
Speaker clarity is good and it has a decent hands free mode with a microphone that picks up your voice well at a couple of feet away with the need to buy a Bluetooth headset or whatever. Connect to your PC for backing up or transferring data is via USB (cable supplied).
Battery life is excellent, sometimes not needing a charge for a few days with light use. This is major plus point for this phone.
So, going back to the keyboard. Sometimes, we all need to fire off a sneaky or quick text during a meeting or whatever. Normally this can be done without too much trouble. The problem with this phone is the loud clicks that each key makes when you press it. This is VERY annoying not just in general, but ruling it out for covert texting use. Anyone in the room will be able to hear you texting.
To balance that mayor negative, there is a feature that is fantastic. We've all done this; write a text to someone about someone only to realise as it sends that we've sent it to the wrong person. This phone gives you a few seconds to cancel the text being sent. I won't have to tell you how good this feature is if anyone has experienced the sinking feeling of sending a text by mistake.
Overall, a good choice for a simple yet fully featured phone.
Summary: Overall, a good choice for a simple yet fully featured phone.
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