Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
Newest Review: ... 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 en... more
D I S C O Phone!
Member Name: kayleighmcharris
Advantages: Cool lights, very reliable
Disadvantages: Not the prettiest!
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 Despite how out of date this phone is, I Personally think that it is too cool to get rid of, hopefully this review will explain to you why.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.
Summary: Great phone, just not anything groundbreaking
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