Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Nokia Done Good
Member Name: gina_devillish
Date: 25/02/03, updated on 25/02/03 (239 review reads)
Advantages: Small, but not too small, Easy to use, Looks great
Disadvantages: Mine broke
The phone, with the cover on, is approximately 11.5cm in length, 5cm wide, and 2cm deep. This makes it the perfect size to fit easily into any bag or pocket.
The keypad is really easy to use, as the buttons are spaced far enough apart to make sure you don't end up pressing more than one button at once, as i have found to be a problem with some smaller phones. Each button is clearly marked with the correct numbers, letters and symbols, although i have found that these soon rub off the rubber keypads. Keypads are available in rubber, plastic and metal, and they are really easy to change as they just clip into the back of the front cover. I have found that the plastic and metal keypads are easier to use than the rubber ones, as you don't need to press tham as hard to make them work.
On the top of the phone is the power switch, which is quite large, and so easy to use. And on the bottom of the phone are the charger socket, and the hands free socket.
The Xpress-on covers are really easy to change, as you just push in the button on the back and slide off the back cover, then the front cover just pulls off. The covers are available in an extremely wide range of designs, and there really is something to suit everyones tastes.
The screen is 3.5 by 2.5cm, and is really clear and east to read. The reception is shown down the left hand side of the screen, and the battery life is shown on the right. The time is shown in the top right hand corner of the screen, and if you have an operator logo, it is shown across the middle of the screen, with the profile name underneath it.
All of the menus on the phone are really easy to use, and it is easy to navigate around th
ese menus, as everything is where you would expect it to be.
Under the phone book menu, you can add, edit, delete numbers, search for a number, send a business card, create and assign voice tags and speed dials, and assign tones to numbers. Under the phone book options, you have the choice to change the way you view your numbers, and check how much memory you are using.
Under the messages menu are the options to write a text message, view your inbox and outbox, send picture messages, create and use message templates or smileys, and change the message settings. When writing a message, you have the choice of normal text or predictive text, and you can quickly change between the two if you need to. There is also the option of text chat, which allows you to view previous messages in a conversation at the same time, making it easier to carry on a conversation.
Under call register, you can view all your calls, and the calls duration.
Under the tones menu, you can change your ringtone, the ringing volume, message alert tones and warning tones, and compose your own ringtones.
Under the settings menu, you have the option to view and change call settings, phone settings and security settings.
There are also a games menu with 4 games, a calculator menu, a reminders menu where you can set your alarm to remind you of a particular task or occasion, a clock menu, a profiles menu where you can choose different profiles such as loud, discreet etc., and an information menu where you ca find out information on sports and other topics by allowing the phone to send a text message to the information service.
Another useful feature of the phone is being able to lock the keypad, so that it can't dial while it's in your pocket.
The phone has great sound quality and mine has always had good reception, except the time explained below.
All in all this is a great phone, but apart from all of this, i did enc
ounter one problem with my phone. About 3 months after i started using the phone, it stopped recieving a reception in places where i normally had a good reception.So i phoned Nokia, and they were really helpful. The man i spoke to seemed really eager to help, and tried everything he could to help me to sort out the problem myself, before he said that it would have to be sent back to Nokia to be fixed. He took my details and said that he'd send me everything i needed to send it back to them, and it would be sent at their expense. The next day a package arrived containing a stamped addressed envelope, instructions on what to do, and a form to fill in and send back with the phone explaining what was wrong with it. So i sent it off, and about a week later, it arrived back, in full working order.
Since then i have actually had my phone thrown out of a first floor window, and it didn't break, and still works fine, so i'd say it's very durable, and isn't likely to break.
My phone cost about £100, which i think is a very good price for such a quality phone.
I have to say that i am very pleased with both the quality of the phone, and the excellent customer service provided by Nokia. I would recommend this phone to anyone, and especially people who are no good with technology, as it really is easy to use.