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I vetted this phone for my mum to get as her pay as you go mobile. The main objective was to provide her with something easy to use, small an lightweight, reliable and with a good battery life. One of my biggest bugbears was that her previous phone would be left in the house when she went out!
Fortunately, this Nokia fits the bill and it has been going strong for some years without complaint.
As with most Nokias, the menu system is quite intuitive to grasp (at least, for those who have grown up with technology). For the technophobes, it is also an excellent device through which you can break down the technology barrier and explain things in simple terms. For instance, rather than explain in detailed instructions how to make a call, or add a name, you can ask someone to cycle through the menu options and think how you would classify what you want to do, and then select that one. Talking of which, the select and exit options are directly above the buttons to do just that, which adds to the simple usability.
The keypad itself is nicely illuminated by a backlight and the call button glows green and the cancel button red - this traffic light system is very useful and intuitive. The buttons themselves are easy to press and there are grooves which guide your fingers so that, despite the compact nature of the phone, it is relatively hard to make a dialling mistake.
The battery life on this phone is also very good, so that it can go many times longer than my own smartphone without a charge.
As you might expect, the sound quality on the phone is very good, both in terms of the earpiece and also the microphone for transmitting your own voice.
Overall, the phone is an excellent device. If treated well, it will last for years and can be used quite easily even by those unfamiliar with mobile phones.
The Nokia 3120 is a Nokia stalwart phone, very reliable, and great battery life. Probably in 2006 when it was released and the other reviews done it was state of the art and top of the market. Now for me it is a superb spare/reserve phone.
The Nokia 3120 is a mobile with a colour screen of just over 1 inch. It has no camera, and is limited to phoning, texting, the alarm clock and a few games. It has an address book and very very basic internet links which I must say I never ever used.
However what makes it so great is that it is indestructible, you can drop it, throw it, chuck it, and whatever else and it survives everything you throw at it. It also never locks or freezes up, whatever they built these early Nokia's on the operating system works a treat.
Considering the lack of what the phone can do, the battery life probably isn't great, I have to charge it twice a week to keep it alive, I leave it on all day and night. It takes the Nokia BL-5C which are readily available on eBay if you need a spare.
The phone was unlocked when I bought it and only cost me £20 after 18 months ago. So a bargain for a spare phone and reliable, easy to use and great in the car.
This is a great little phone - it was bought for me returning home from travelling in 2005, and I used it for 3 months. It has basic features, but does them all very well. Tri-band compatibility means it can be used when travelling in Europe and North America, it has a reasonable sized colour screen allowing easy-read of text messages and menu's, space for 500 contacts and best of all, without the extra features to suck power it has amazing battery life.
The phone is easy to unlock yourself (using an online key-generator and following instructions to input it); I now use this with an international T-Mobile simcard and it has become my travelling phone. It is robust and reliable - I have never had a problem with it - and often whilst travelling not had the ability to charge it for 7 days on the trot which makes it great for emergency use. Signal strength is great and I have driven from San Diego to Canada and still been able to take calls from home - even in the middle of hte Mojave desert!
Although I have not been travelling in over a year, this phone still gets lots of usage from family - I am often asked to lend it out, and my only issue with it is that it's so popular I often don't have it at hand to pop my Orange simcard back in for Orange Wednesdays...
I would thoroughly recommend getting one of these to use as an emergency phone, a travelling phone, or if you want a phone that just does what we use it for 99% of the time very well, and hardly ever needs charging.
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My last phone was a Nokia 3210 which I had for about a year and a half. I found this phone very easy to use with the usual Nokia layout allowing for ease of navigation through the different menu options. Texting is always extremely easy to complete and I always like the way Nokia phones automatically save what you have keyed in under create a text message even if you don't manually save the text within drafts. I have had phones in the past where you might not finish texting and or accidently press the exit button resulting in loosing the whole of your text message.
The phone comes in a bright silver casing with a number of ringtones as standard and the option of downloading new ringtones from the mobile internet. You can also download lots of other content such as games and pictures enabling you to personalise your phone. Unfortunately my phone doesn't work anymore. You can switch the phone on but as soon as you try to use any of the keys it switches itself off and then back on again. I did notice before this started to happen phone conversations would cut in and out and the phone woulsd not always receive incoming calls. I have had lots of Nokia phones in the past so perhaps I have just been unlucky with this phone.
The funky, yet sobre Nokia 3120 is packed with features allowing you to amalgam business with pleasure: MMS, Java technology, Tri-band and more. An added advantage is that it can be complemented with stylish enhancements.
Here are a few of the prominent features:-
- Compatible with enhancements like Fun Camera & Camera Headset.
- Easy access to new wallpapers, screensavers and other content that can be downloaded from mobile Nokia.com.
- Chat with your friends or make new ones on the Internet via the Mobile QQ Instant Messaging application.
- Tri-band network allows you to be contactable almost anywhere in the world
PLus it is available in tow unconventional colours-Iron Blue and Lime Tree Green
The Nokia 3120 is a compact and basic phone with a smart metallic finish and a conventional design. The keypad is easy to use - looks like Nokia have learned that weird keypads may look cool but are a pain to use!
There's no camera on the 3120 altough there is an option to attach Nokia's "fun camera" if you want to take pics. The display is a passive matrix display that isn't easy to read in sunlight and has just 4096 colours, although that's all you can realistically expect at this price point. The handsfree speaker is a welcome touch, and the battery life is good. One fun feature is that the backlight flashes rythmically when the phone rings.
This is a decent entry-level phone, but virtually the same as the Nokia 3100.