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We all have our fair share of spare mobile phones laying about the house which we haven't gotten around to getting rid of or just can't bring ourselves to do so, the Nokia 3220 is an example case of the latter. I've had this phone now since I was in my mid schooling age, back then this phone was quite a desirable 'must have'. Despite how out of date this phone is, I Personally think that it is too cool to get rid of, hopefully this review will explain to you why.
Back in the day I think this phone made a large dent in my parents pockets, however now I'm lead to believe that this phone can easily be picked up for a fraction of the original price. The prices that seem most common now, from my research, are between £10-30. Keep in mind these prices are for used phones as its very rare to be able to get these phones from new nowadays, which is also worth considering if you're a potential buyer.
Okay, I'll be honest, this phone isn't the swankiest and sleekest looking phone I've ever seen, and I'm sure you'll agree. However it does have one very unique and cool visual feature, flashing side bars! This phone really does excite that inner child in you, I remember bragging to all of my friends every time I got a text message and my phone would create its own flashing light disco. If you love the simple things in life I'm sure you'll love this feature on the phone.
Another cool aspect of this phone's design is that the back of the phone has a see through coating which you can pull off and place your own personalized image into, this was great for me at the time as I was into Charmed and there weren't any cases available anywhere; this phone allowed me to make one of my smaller dreams come true.
You can also buy in different parts for the phone, such as different coloured keys. So as you can tell this phone is fairly flexible when it comes to its appearance, however the initial shape of the phone isn't the most attractive and can't be changed.
EASE OF USE
I find that most of the old Nokias were built simply and in result ended up being very easy to use. I remember as a younger child I picked up all the controls and applications on the phone within a couple hours of opening the box; so if you're a slightly older buyer with not a lot of experience with technology this could be a great beginning phone before you try anything too complicated like a smart phone.
You have all of the basic buttons on this phone, on/off, keys with both numbers and letters and a control pad (such as the green and red symbol ones which indicate OK and cancel), Once you get the handle on these you're set to control and use anything on the phone. As the phone is fairly large the buttons are also larger than some of the ones you get these days, which makes it a little easier for those with visual strains or large fingers.
The phone is very reliable compared to the newer ones these days, I never had a single problem with it freezing, turning off randomly or just wearing out, it was indeed a perfectly behaved phone. The battery life of the phone was also very good, it would last me a week of average use of texting (less than 100) , about 20 minutes of phone time and heavy use of games and calculators ect. However the phone would last a few days longer if I switched off the flashing sides, so if you want a no hassle phone when it comes to maintaining battery life, this could be the phone for you.
My overall experience with this phone is fantastic, if it wasn't for my obsession with keeping up to date with technology I'd probably still be using the phone now. It's nothing ground breaking or spectacular but if you need a device to text, phone and dance too, this is the one for you.
If like me you've ever been impressed by a well lit christmas tree, or those colourful dancing water displays you get in certain cities, you'll be blown away by the lights on this phone, they are pre-programmed to flash to the rhythm of the ringtone which looks absolutely spectacular in the dark. The only problem is, if you want to change the ringtone to something which isn't in the phone's database, you have to purchase from the Nokia store for the lights to work correctly or you'll just get a red and green flash every second during playback. The least robust part of the otherwise well-built phone is definately the rubber which covers the lights. After about 6 months of use you'll notice the rubber will begin to peel and will eventually wear away altogether.
As for features, the phone has a camera, video recorder (although you only get about 15 seconds recording time) some pretty cool games.
One other warning about this phone, I used to be on O2 pay as you go, and whenever a text was sent on the phone, the network would display the remaining balance after it was sent. The phone would recognise this as a new text message and would play the message tone and flash the lights.
All in all a nice phone, but without the flashing lights it would be nothing special.
I had my Nokia 3220 when I was 14-15 and I absolutely loved it. It is definitely marketed at the more youthful market as oppose to adults with its fun features.
The 3220 comes with a number of funky features such as different coloured lights that flash in time with ringtones, as well as during games and other kinds of phone functions, this is particularly effective at night.
It is a surprisingly slimline phone, and light too although in appearance it seems like it would be heavy. It has a nice chunky feel and there's a wide range of Xpress-on shells available for customising the phone. You can also make your own cut-out covers, just like the Nokia 3200.
It has an integrated digital camera that takes reasonable quality pictures and you can also take video clips.
A big strength for the Nokia 3220 is its durability. The chubby plastic form should help protect it against dropping and damage from anything else which was useful for me as I was constantly dropping and damaging phones throughout my teenage life.
The only downside is the lights become more darker with use and I had problems with a few sticky keys, but I found no other outstanding problems with the 3220.
Overall it is a fun filled phone and I would definitely recommend it for the younger mobile phone users.
Although I don't have particularly large hands, I can't be doing with all the faffing around that comes with most modern telephones, few telephones offer buttons big enough for your average bloke to paw, it seems to me that most buttons either need to be pressed in with a nail or just don't lend themselves to SMS as you end up pressing about 3 buttons at once, the Nokia 3220 has plenty of room on its fingerboard and it's buttons are easily pressable.
I don't like fancy phones, I want one that can send SMS's and be used to call, I want one that doesn't break when dropped and don't need my telephone to turn in to nightrider with a cacophony of possibilities. I don't want to listen to music on my phone, be able to shoot missiles or take graphic photos of my bottom, just one that calls simply.
This is pretty much the Nokia 3220, the only fancy thing that it really has are green and red flashing lights on the side of the phone that flash like mad when you receive an SMS, your messages are full or if you receive a call.
This looks a little garish and even amongst today's much moderner phone, seems to raise eyebrows occasionally. I'm undecided whether I like it or not, it had rubbery strips covering a plastic casing where the lights eminate from.
I found it irresistible to rip them off for some reason and then ended up losing the plastic parts when I dropped it. I therefore have a slightly stripped down version of it, which works fine despite it's slightly Onslowesque (Keeping Up Appearances) features.
I've dropped this phone numerous times and it often lands perfectly, when it does it breaks into 3 parts and is easily put together again. I've been swimming with it in a lake and had it wet in the shower numerous times and each time it has dried out exceptionally quickly.
There's not much in the way of features and it's low on memory but it does the job.
I had this phone for 2 years and loved it! The flashing coloured lights along the side of the phone make it so easy to find in your handbag when it rings. The changeable covers make it quite fun - you can put your own photos in the clear plastic case. The camera is VGA quality, so hardly a main feature (don't buy this as a camera phone!). There is no music player or radio, but as a phone it is quite reliable. It does the job of phoning and texting, with the added bonus of a few games. I dropped my phone loads and it worked well (I think the rubber side panels helped it bounce!). I decided to replace this phone when the battery life started to deplete. You should get a good 2 years life out of these phones. considering I paid £50 four years ago I would not expect to may than £20 for it now.
As a gret fan of Nokia phones once again this little phone has been just as reliable.
Athough a little outdated know this little phone is ideal for anyone that doesn't want all the up to date features of todays phones. This phones has all the basic functions required including the option for basic games etc. One downside is that this phone does not have bluetooth but if you can live without it thats fine. The camera has a nice little camera/video camera of average quality and is good for taking quick snaps but not excecllent camera quality (but then no phones really are).
On a plus side thought the phone is very easy to use and the menus are very easy to navigate so its good for any of you phone users that aren't so confident with using phones.
Another plus side of this phone is the flashing lights along the side which I think are quite an attractive feature of the phone that make it stand out from the crowd. You also have the feature to put your own picture in the back of the phone as it has a clear back meaning you can personalise it with whatever you want (or buy some of the backs avaliable).
Overall, I would highly rate this phone for people who just want a basic little phone without all the bells and whistles of todays models.
I had looked around at phones and decided that I liked 3220 due to the design and the ease of buttons as well as the fun flashing lights!!
Obviously the phone is no longer considered to be high spec so this review is from when I purchased it two years ago-ish. Whilst it has now significantly reduced in price, I can still say that it has been one of my favourite and most robust phones that I have owned!
This phone has loads of functions which are practical for the day to day use of the phone which I will explain later but it is also a bit of a fun phone as it has flashing rubber grips which light up in colour and flash in rhythm with the ring tone which is great for helping you find the phone in your bag! The phone can easily be personalised with cut-out covers and themes and there is also a range of Xpress-on covers available. My phone came with a Xpress-on cover which enables you to create a light up message in the air when you wave the phone from side to side which is great fun! The phone also has a build in camera and can record clips of film and sound.
My phone was brought on T-mobile pay as you go for £89.99 at the link however now it is around £30!! scary!! The phone came in your standard nokia box with a spare front and back cover, a good detailed user guide, various T-mobile documentation and a stencil which enables you to cut out your own designs or photos to put in the back cover of the phone. There were also two holographic templates to put in the back of the phone.
The Keypad and Layout
One thing that attracted me about this phone is the nice layout of the keypad. Many modern phones tend to have buttons which are either too small or strangely laid out so that they are difficult to use but this phone has a really nice layout and makes it easy to type text messages quickly. The button to turn the phone on is on the top of the phone in the same style as most nokia phones and under the screen of the phone there are two selection keys with a four way scroll key which works like a little joystick but it really easy to use. There is a button to dial and answer a call and a button to end a call. The rest of the buttons are your normal number buttons, which can be used in text messaging for text.
On the bottom of the phone there is the charger connector and the pop-port connector, which can be used to connect to a headset or data cable. The camera lens is on the back of the phone and there is also a loudspeaker on the side of the phone.
Obviously the phone can be used for making and receiving phone calls, but it also has a built in loud speaker which you can activate during a phone call which is great if you want someone else to hear the conversation of to talk to the caller. The buttons to answer, make, end of reject a call are very easy to use and the screen indicates which buttons do which so phone calls are nice and easy to make or receive.
You can use the phone to write text messages; predictive text is available but can be turned off if you don't like using it. Predictive text is available for a wide range of languages. The 'Messages' menu is very clear and easy to use and includes options for reading, creating and sending messages. When writing a text message there is the option to insert a contact, number, picture, smiley, word, symbol or to use a template. As the buttons are well laid out and a decent size, writing text messages is incredibly easy.
There are several menu options and each of these leads to more options. It is intuitively laid out so is not difficult to use. The messages menu contains the options to view or write messages, email, change message settings, instant message, delete messages, change message settings and various other message functions.
The call register menu allows you to view, missed, received and dialled calls as well as view call durations.
The contacts menu allows you to search, add, delete and copy contacts, as well as various other settings such as creating caller groups.
The settings menu allows you to set up the different profiles, adjust the ring tones, light settings, shortcuts, display settings, time and date settings, call and phone settings, security and various other settings.
The gallery menu is where your images, video clips, themes, graphics, tones and recordings are kept. These are all nicely arranged in folders.
In the media menu you can use the camera and the voice recorder, each of these has their own settings, which can be adjusted.
There is then an organiser menu where the alarm clock can be set, the calendar can be used and to-do lists and notes can be written.
The applications menu is where the games can be found! There are 6 games, which come with the phone, but more java games can be downloaded. The games aren't anything spectacular but are something to waste time when you are bored! In the applications menu there is also an 'extras' menu which is where the calculator, countdown timer and stopwatch are found. The final menus are where you can connect to the internet and adjust the various settings for connections.
All in all the menus are nice and easy to navigate around and very well set out which makes the phone intuitive to use.
Connecting to a PC
Data cables are sold in many phone shops or on the internet and you can use them to connect your phone to your computer which enables you to move pictures and video clips on and off of your phone as well as create back ups of your contacts and settings.
One of the things I love about this phone is the built in camera and video recorder. There are so many times where you see something funny and just wish you had a camera on you, so its great to be able to use my phone to take random pictures. I was impressed by the quality of the pictures the phone takes as they are very clear JPEG pictures. The video clips are recorded in 3GP format. There is a 'night mode' which is great for taking photos is the light is dim and there is also a self timer. The photos or film clips can later be sent as messages to contacts. Photos can later on be edited using various clip art which is fun and they can also be used as backgrounds on your phone or transferred to a computer. The voice recorder allows you to record pieces of speech, sound or an active call for up to 3 minutes. The camera and video recorder are obviously no where near the quality of phones that you can get now but they are certainly adequate.
I absolutely love this phone!! It is really easy to use but has lots of fun functions. I love the rubber flashing grips as before I was always unable to find my phone in my bag when it rang but with this phone I cant miss it! The buttons are easy to use and it is simple to navigate around the various menus. The wave message application is fun and something different and the camera functions are brilliant. The only real thing I would criticise is the games as they are almost too high tech! I was quite happy with the old nokia games like snake which were basic but the games on this phone are more like computer games!! The colour screen is very clear and there are various cute backgrounds and screen savers which can be used. There is a wide selection of ring tones available but using the data cable you can put new ones on the phone. The inbox is good as it lets you store lots of messages and also shows you how much space you have used and how much is left. At 10cm x 5cm x 1.8cm and around 85g the phone is a nice small size and pretty light. The phone feels pretty robust although I do worry about the camera lens getting scratched. The battery time seems to be good and I only need to charge my phone about once a week despite using it everyday.
All in all this is definitely a fun but practical phone and I totally recommend it.
I have been longing to write an exceptional review ever since I have joined this wonderful community and this is where I sensed the opportunity to do so. This review is all about my experiences of the Nokia 3220, the flashing and fun kids phone. I previously owned this phone and I now definitely know enough about it to review!
The Nokia 3220 is a basic candy bar phone, with four pieces of rubber stuck to the sides. Only from the rubber can you see the wonderful lights shown by this phone. The keypad is made of a rubbery texture.
My first thoughts when using this phone were how exciting. It was the first fun type of phone I had seen and I instantly wanted it, wondering how the lights worked and how fun it would be to have them around.
As I said previously, the keypad is made of a rubbery texture and for many this will be inappropriate due to the numbers scratching off. But then again, how many of you using this phone are kids or teens that dont really care about such simple things?
It is very easy to switch this phone on. As with many Nokias, you do not have to press the red button for 5 seconds. Instead, at the top right hand corner of the phone, there is a little button, which you have to press for a few seconds before the phone switched on. Sometimes, it can take longer, because you are not pressing exactly in the correct place, but the chances of this happening are minimal.
The menu for this phone is easy to get around and there are lots of features you can access from the menu. Here is a list of the menu and it sub contents:
1 Messages>Create message, Inbox, Outbox, Sent items, Saved items, Instant messages, E-mail, Voice messages, Info messages, Service commands, Delete messages, Message settings, Message counter.
2 Call register>Missed calls, Received calls, Dialled numbers, Delete recent call list, Call duration, GPRS data counter, GPRS connection timer.
3 Contacts>Search, Add new contact, Delete, My presence, Subscribed names, Copy, Settings, Speed dials, Voice tags, Service numbers, My numbers, Caller groups.
4 Settings>Profiles, Themes, Tone settings, Light settings, Personal shortcuts, Display settings, Time and date settings, Call settings, Phone settings, Connectivity, Security settings, Configuration settings, Restore factory settings.
5 Gallery>Graphics, Images, Video clips, Tones, Recordings, Themes, Prog. Key.
6 Media>Camera, Voice recorder.
7 Organiser>Alarm clock, Calendar, To-Do list, Notes, Synchronisation.
8 Applications>Games, Collection, Extras.
9 Services>Home, Bookmarks, Download links, Last web address, Service inbox, Settings, Go to address, Clear the cache.
10 Orange Plus>Call Orange, Information, Group text, PAYG*.
As you can probably see, I bought this phone from Orange, therefore 10 Orange Plus may not be the same on all phones and could be replaced with the network you buy it from.
I know that the above menu list takes a considerable amount of space, but then wouldnt you rather know exactly what the phone holds before you go and dish out your well earned money on it?
I will now go through SOME of the features and parts of the menu above, giving you the facts and some of my previous experiences as well. Enjoy
Messages from this phone as with others are extremely easy to send. Just write your text, enter the number and wait a few seconds for it to send. The only possible problem I can see any user having with sending messages from the phone is the fact that sometimes you may type a letter in wrong even though you think you pressed the button the right amount of times. Dont worry; it happens to everyone, even me so if this does happen, just delete the last character and carry on. This only really happens when you get so confident at using this keypad to write messages that you become to quick for the phone itself and therefore it doesnt realize what you are trying to type. By the way, if you are unfamiliar with or do not like the sound of using Predicting Language text messaging as they call it, you can easily change this and use the normal text input by accessing the settings section.
Photo messaging is also available on this phone. You can send a photo that you have taken from your phone, to another number and phone. Just view the image you would like to send and from the options click send via multimedia and which number you want to send it to.
Calling is also very easy from this phone. Enter your number and press green. Again, I have found this a very basic thing to do and cannot offer any help if you cant work this out. The only problem I had was the fact that sometimes signal was very weak and therefore it wouldnt let me ring anyone. Just move into another place and signal should become stronger again. Signal really depends on the network. I must say the signal on Orange is quite good, but other networks such as O2 or T-Mobile may be better, therefore there will be less chance of you not being able to call someone when you really need to.
Searching for a contact is another easy feature to use on this phone. Simply go into Contacts>Search and then type the first letter of the contact you are looking for. Then scroll down until you find the number. If you have loads of contacts, then instead of only typing the first letter of the contact you are looking for, try typing in the first few, which should cut your search down or in many instances take you to that particular contact straight away. Talk about easy!
Add new contact
To add a contact just type there number in from the home screen and click add contact. Then type the contacts name in and save. Simple.
The rest of Contacts
One other thing I have to mention is the usefulness of being able to interchange your Sim contacts and Phone contacts. If you do not know this then here it is. You can store contacts on your sim card so that if you change your phone but keep the same number or sim then you can keep your contacts. If you store your contacts on your phone then if you phone gets damaged or lost, all your contacts go to. But if someones going to steal your phone then why would they take the Sim out? Anyway, on this phone, you can view either your sim contacts or your phone contacts or both. So if you keep all your important contacts on your sim and the unimportant ones on the phone, this is a useful and easy way to filter them out.
To view any sort of media that you have on your phone, go to gallery and then pick what you want. You can pick from images, videos, tones and recordings.
More about images, videos and tones next but to record all you have to do is click record from the gallery and you will be able to record whatever you want whenever you want. The recordings are generally good quality.
The Camera on this phone is 0.1 mega pixel (I think). This isnt great compared to todays new phones but they cost a bomb, so whos complaining. Anyway, the actual pictures come out just fine if you intend to use them for your phone only. If you want to use the camera to send pictures to an email address then print, think again. There is no point. The quality isnt THAT good and so if you really want good pictures; you may as well by a digital camera. This camera is very basic and is good enough for just capturing the moment. You can also use night mode on the camera, if it is very dark and you need a bit of lighting up. All you have to do to take a picture is go onto the camera and click capture. The image will be sent to the images folder in media.
I would say that the videos created by this phone are slightly worse than the pictures. The videos seem quite fuzzy when played back. They also take up a lot of the memory for the phone so a couple of videos and you cant save anything else on your phone. If you can, try and stick to photos. They are better and take up less space.
By the way, all you have to do to take a video is capture and then stop.
I know this will sound sad, but ahead of all the camera and tones and even lights, I think the organiser is the most useful thing on this phone. There is an alarm clock and calendar, two of the things you need most in your day-to-day life, thats if youre busy of course! The alarm clock is very good. You need to set the time and reason for your alarm and the phone does the rest. At the time of the alarm, a very loud tone will play out and the flashing lights will help get you awake as well. In fact, I found that when I used the alarm from this phone, I woke up only 5 minutes after I needed to. That is quite good for me seen as when I use the traditional alarm clock, I just switch it if and sleep on! The alarm clock is very useful and works well, so if you want a good alarm clock, go ahead and get this phone.
For all the birthdays, meetings, dates, everything you need to remember, this is the one. You just set when and what you need to remember and the calendar will store it. You can view what you like from the calendar and when day comes and you have almost forgotten about your Uncle Bobs birthday, your phone will come to your saviour, ringing and flashing to its delight and reminding you that you must get a card and present. If it wasnt for the calendar, I may have missed everything that meant something, from detentions at school to the all-important Liverpool game in the Premiership. Sad I know!
Games, games, games what a waste of time. But when youre stuck on the bus or waiting for the 45-minute late train, this is all you have to entertain you. Being a kids phone, games are essential and Nokia always seem to conjure up something to keep you happy. At first, when I see the games, I think where is Snake? It isnt on this phone; so if you want Snake, keep your 10-year-old Nokia. Of course this is a real letdown as Snake is the most exciting mobile phone game ever. But it isnt on here. Instead there is Club Pinball. It is exactly like any pinball you have ever played, be it on your computer or the arcades. The only difference is the fact that it is on your phone and is accompanied by flashing lights. Yes the lights do help make this game and phone seem more interesting. At first, Pinball is rubbish but once you get started, it is hard to stop.
Phantom Spider is very difficult to use and understand but I think I have a way to win every time. The game itself will take some getting used to but you will have to stick around for ages, as it never seems to end. I wont let you into anymore, just incase youre about to buy this phone.
Adventure Race is a game all about using your fingers repetitively to take part in outdoor events such as running, kayaking, mountain biking and orienteering. You can take part on one, two or three day challenges. This game is very fun and you will forever be trying to beat your last score.
Dance Delight is basically a game, which tests your memory. You have to memorise the number and colour of the balls that appear in sequence and every time you get it right, there is another ball added to the sequence. Well, if you think it sounds bad at least they have made you remember the colours of the balls. Normal games just want you to memorise the number.
There are some set ringtones already on this phone, which are very vibrant, fun and accompanied by sequences lighting. The issue mainly questioned by people is whether the ringtones are loud enough. Well I have to tell you they are. You can tell when someone is ringing you. When the alarm goes it wakes you up and when you have something saved on your calendar, itll make sure you know. So there is no problem with the loudness.
Ease of Use
As with all Nokia phones, the menu and the phone are very easy to get around, whether you are a beginner or know phones like the back of your hand. If you know how to get to the menu (click menu!!!) then you will now your way around.
The lights are how this phone sells. There are many basic camera phones out on the market but this is what stands out on this phone. The lights are very good at the beginning but after a while begin to seem childish and boring. 3 months into getting this phone, I wanted a new one. I just got bored of the lights. Sometimes after a few months, they decide to stop working. When this happened, the Orange Shop said that it was probably my own fault and they couldnt do anything. The message is that of you want this phone simply because of the lights, dont buy it. Oh yeah, the rubber bits on the sides seem to scratch off as soon as you buy the phone and six months later, all of a sudden, the rubber is messy and gone. So this lets the phone down as well. If you want a slick neat phone then go for the Sharp GX15 instead.
The fun factor is expanded when you realize that you can cover the back of the phone with a picture or background of your choice. If you have seen this phone, then you will agree that it looks pretty cool. In the box for this phone, they also give you a cutter, which you can shape your images to so that they fit in the back of your phone. I only used this to put in some Liverpool FC pictures that I had and I have to admit it did impress and look very good.
As this is more to do with the network side of the things and not the phone I wont go on about it too much but in simple words DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE FOR ORANGE WORLD. And do not buy any phone for Orange World. It is the most useless piece of junk I have ever seen. If you want phone on you Internet, go for the 3 network. Yes it doesnt work a lot of the time because of rubbish network but it is free to browse and you can get video and music easily.
As I got this phone on contract with Orange, I feel it right to explain. Orange is not a very good network. If you have read my Orange contract review and pay as you go review, you will realize this. Earlier last year Orange scammed me when they sent me texts and charged me. PLEASE READ MY CONTRACT REVIEW!!! This contract wasnt that bad, but the signal isnt as good as one would expect. And the customer service when you ring up is terrible. So if you don want to go for a network, I wouldnt recommend Orange.
The phone is very average overall and has all the basic features you would expect of it. Camera, Video to name but a few. The lights and exchangeable cover at the back are the selling points of this phone but do get boring after a while. I have to say that all features of this phone are satisfactory and for the short time I had this phone, I did enjoy using it. Please do not go out and buy this phone if you are over the age of 16 or 17, youll get laughed at. The price of this phone is about 50 quid on pay as you go, but if you can miss out on the fun factor and want a sleek, smooth phone, go for the Sharp GX15 instead. It costs around the same, has the same features but better quality and is on Vodafone only.
Please leave a comment on my review. If you have read my others you will realize that this is much more informative and I hope you like it.
I loved this phone when this first came out. The nokia 3220 looked so different from the rest and was in a way. I think that this phone was the first phone to bring wave messages and i have never seen another phone or heard about one that has this feature. I reckon with all the features and lights and games that are on this phone i would say that this is targeted at teenagers or young adults. The nokia 3220 has been around now since last year. Thats when i had mine. I will say though that mine i had for a couple of months about 3 I think and it soon gets very annoying.
This isa great mobile well was in the day it came out. The only downfall with this phone was that it soon loses its attraction very quickly. The nokia 3220 is a small phone weighing a mere 86 g and is chunky but light as well.
As with all nokias the menus are set out the same in every single model. You have a picture menu and its all laid out very simple and easy to understand. Even a monkey could work this phone It is really that simple. You have a picture and what is in the folder so really you cant go wrong.
The features of the nokia 3220.
The camera is a integrated VGA camera and does take quality pictures they are very clear. Easy to use and take pictures. Once you have taken a picture then the picture will be stored in the images folder. There is no self image on this one there is also no light. You can turn this to night mode but you cant really see what you have taken a picture of. The video player can also recorder clips not very long though I think something like a 50 seconds depending on what quality you have selected. High selected then you will only have 5 seconds record time. Thats not a lot. The video i think lets this phone down. The video also takes 3g videos download from the internet.
The screen is small but not that small you have to squint to see it. Only a 65k colour screen but still good and very clear.
X-press on covers.
You can customize this phone to make it your own. The back cover you can just un clip and put your own picture or buy them. With this phone in the box you have a template so you can make your own and slip it in and they will be the same size. I had a photo of my two kids in mine and I knew that this could never be mixed up with anybody elses phone. There is also a cover front and back that you can buy for the wave messages that has a strip on the back and apparently the messages come out of that. I have never seen this for sale anywhere.
Themes, Screen savers, Wallpapers, Animated MMS.
The themes are a ring tone and a wallpaper and a screen savers or a colour. Easy done as all you have to do is elected which theme you would like and you can download them from the internet. Screen savers are the same as another phone nothing special. Wallpaper are the same as any other phone and again nothing special and the same for the mms.
Ring tones with lights.
The lights are synchronized with the ring tones and flash to the beat. This phone comes with 40 preprogrammed all ready on the phone. They can be deleted but once they are they have gone for ever. This phone supports polyphonic ring tones. I had a couple of voice ring tones on mine and they where download from o2 but they do take a lot of memory up. The lights are not the same for ring tones you put on your self all they do for these is just flash around and around.
Not actually sure how this works as i never sent one. You can only send them if the other person has this phone or function. To receive these messages then you will need the right cover for this phone and i can not find them anywhere.
The rest of the features are the same as any other phone.
Browser ( gprs)
Pop Port Connector
Size 105 x 44 x 19mm
Weight 86 g
Battery Standby Time 15 days
Talk time 3.5 hours.
Price and where to buy.
You can pick this phone up now cheap and is widely available everywhere. Dial a phone and the car phone warehouse and all good phones shops. Even in some catalogs. I pushed mine from little woods and it cost me £99 and that was last year. Now you can pick one up from £50 at dial a phone. I had mine on 02 and all depends on what network you get as all networks charge different prices.
This is a good phone at the start but then get very annoying and soon loses attraction quite quickly. This i reckon is aimed at the young end of the market. Got lots of features and games on. They are widely available and cheap these days not many phones are. I never had a problem with mine but the memory is not that big only 1.2mb and you can hardly have nothing on there thats the main reason i got rid of this phone. You cant have a separate memory card with this phone. The video lets this phone down as well. Ok for someone that only wants the phone for ringing peoples and nothing else.
I think this phone is a dissappointment. At first you think you're getting a really great phone because its different but after a year of owning mine it has fallen to pieces and it turns itself off and has hardly any memory whatsoever and i have to resort to deleting videos or photos that i really want to keep. I do not recommend this phone to anyone unless you like flashy lights...
As soon as i seen this phone i wanted it because of all of the great specs, but then also because of the brilliant design, lightweight function and flashing disco lights!
What other phone does that?!?! It was a welcomed bonus to add to the other features on the phone.
Here are a few:
*talk 3.5 hours
*standby 14.0 days (which is true!!)
My last phone was just a tad lighter; but to tell the truth it felt heavier!! This phone really doesn't weigh much at all and you can barely feel it.
*Built in camera
I can store around 30 images but I think it depends on how much space overall is on your phone; I have an incredible 100 text messages on my phone.
Increases the quality of the photograph, so if you've taken a picture of something far away and want the detail to remain, you don't have to worry because zoom handles that.
*Line 2 compatible
*polyphonic ring tones
*predictive text input
*selection of games
*tri band technology
*voice activated dialling
This phone has most of the qualities a good quality phone should have; and of all of the functions I have used I have not been disappointed.
I would advise you to buy this phone if you are looking for something snazzy but not at too much of a price; something funky; something quick and efficient and easy. Because you most certainly won't be let down. I know I wasn't.
Thanks for reading my reveiw.x
This phone is an appsalute dissapointment. I had a choice beetween a sony erricson abou the same price but I had to choose this. I thought it had big memory and infra-red, it even talks about using infra red in the manual, but it doesnt have any of those. So really its just for emergency photos and videos. If you are lloking for a phone that has a very good camera but you cant use it, or you like flashy lights, or you dont want to send things to other mobiles for free, I highly reccomend it even though its not good.
This is a great phone and very easy to use, probaly the eaiest phone to work that i have ever owned.
It has a very good camera on it that can also record for as long as you want depending on how much memory you have got.
It also has voice recording which you can record for up 2 5minutes on which is very good and longer than most phones.
it comes with some amazing tunes on it wjhich also make the lights on the side flash at the same time wich looks great.
The only bad thing about this phone is that it does not have infered or bluetooth so you have to send things via text message which i do not like doing very much, but that is the only bad thing i can say about it.
If you are trting to decide wheather to get this phone then i strongly recommend it it is a great phone and also quite cheap for what it does!!!!!!!
It is not a very big phone it is quite small and skinny, the perfect size, all the buttons are good finger size and is a good shape and is very comfertable.
It is quite a light phone . it is a very reliable phone and i have never had any problems with it what so ever the hole time i have had the phone.
It is a very easy phone to use and to move around, it is all very simple and very easy, The reception is also very good on this phone i hardly ever have any problems with the reception atall.
Hope this has helped you!!!
I brought this phone about 6 months ago and i wouldent change it for the world. It's the most easy to use phone i have ever had and believe me that's out of alot of mobile phones. The button size is great so no worries for people like me with stubby fingers. It flashes in your bag, pocket so you dont miss calls when phone is set to silent. Camera quality is great with a night time view aswell that takes a great picture. Can store upto 70-80 messages. Comes with great polyphonic ringtones and wap access which is excellant for downloading games, news, ring tones e.t.c.
An all round easy to use top phone!!
This phone has flashing LED's at the sides, so when your phone goes off, and you're searching through your handbag in vain (ladies, you know what I mean), it flashes nice and bright for you to find it.
I've had this handset now for three months, and I am absolutely thrilled to bits with it.
Marketed as a fun phone, it actually looks smart and understated - until the disco starts that is!
It feels good in hand (!) with the rubberised grips. You can exchange the covers and keypads, there's even an fun X-press on shell available, which can do air-writing if that's your thing.
The integrated camera is better than I expected, basic but pretty good considering it is only a phone (if you want to play at David Bailey, best buy a proper camera). It has video capture too. The screen is excellent.
Polyphonic ring tones sound great, 16 voice I think, as well as a sound recorder which you can set as a tone too.
I've read criticism that it hasn't got bluetooth or FM radio/MP3 player, but hey for under £100 on PAYG, what do people expect for their money. It does more than everything you need for a phone, and does it all very well too. It's got lots of fun extras, like clip art you can apply to photos (devil horns on my seven year old for example!), cute little animated EMO characters, a clear section on the back of the fascia for adding your own images, themes, and so on.
Not the tiniest phone on the market, but it will fit in your diddy clubbing handbag, or easily into a pocket, and if you have sausage fingers, you'll still be able to use this one.
Its a Nokia, so its a doddle to use. Buy one and have some fun.
The Nokia 3220 phone is a fresh new cut on some familiar ideas - animate your MMS messages with cute characters, see the music with lights that flash in time with your ringing tone, download wallpapers and screensavers with matching color schemes for the interface. Write your text messages in the air and move with your game with the Xpress-on Fun Shell.
Plus the Nokia 3220 also has everything you expect from the latest mobile technology, including an integrated camera, a 65,536-color display, a mobile Internet browser, and over-the-air download of games and applications you need.