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This phone is exactly the same as the Nokia 402 except for the following: 1. It is only avaivble on the one 2 one network 2. It is configured for GSM 900 frequeniceis. 3. It is younger, therefore some technical glitches were removed. Apart from those 3 things, the following appys... The Nokia 5146 was once a very good phone, and when I got my first one, I was very pleased. However I shall write this opinion based on today’s market, and indeed what consumers should think about. By today’s standards the 5146 is a brick. *BRICK = Large phone, comparable to your typical house break in dimensions It was the first phone to use the new Nokia profile set-up, and the fully graphical display was revolutionary, however by today standards it is small and very limited. It has all your typical features that could pass it as a decent phone: Loads of ring tones, great if you have a winging child who wants s a phone that can handle even the bleepiest of phone tune. PAY AS YOU GO - £50 Snake – The game – Its evil, but schoolyards across the nation, this is the “in” thing to have. Basically it’s a good phone for all those kids who seem to “need” a phone on them. Just a thought The review: However these are the reasons why you shouldn’t buy this phone: Its large, compared to today’s compact technology, may as well pay the extra to save the lining of your pocket. No vibrating alert means you might miss a lot of calls However you can change the covers and this was the main reason for everyone buying the phone, I bet Nokia and 3rd parties made a packet out of them. I mean, come on, £10 - £30 for a piece of moulded plastic! Rip Off Summary – By today’s standard this phone is lacking in handy features, however it has the bones of a go od phone. Buy only if you are very money conscious.
I have had my 5146 nearly a year now as a free phone for signing up on a One2One contract. I shopped around and chose a deal that included this phone as I had heard good things about it, and have not been disappointed. The phone is very easy to use and has lots of nice features, from a 99 number phone book to a wide range of ring tones and handy call time recording to keep track of how the free minutes are going. The phone itself is stylish enough, although it is begging to look a little dated, particularly in comparison to the 3210 which has largely replaced it, which offers a more stylish and compact unit, with all of the features of the 5146 plus a few more. This is still a great phone and if a deal comes along that offers it then it is well worth considering, however most new contracts come with the 3210 nowadays, and with the same basic features plus a more stylish casing, it is probably a wiser choice than the 5146
The nokia 5146 along with its counterpart the 5110 and any other incarnations of it there could be floating around, on the whole is a very nice phone to own. It's not the lightest or smallest phone on the market but its definitely not the biggest and whats more its very cheap. You've also gotta realise its a Nokia so there are a lot of different functions to play around with, games including snake and you can change the front which is also relativly cheap to do! It has a calculator, clock, SMS service, a variety of ringtones (although sadly as the phone doesn't have expandable memory you can't get new tones), games, phonebook and Customisable voicemail. You can also change your operator logo (the picture on the center of the screen!). With the 5146 text messages are 10p each (which is a good charge for a prepay phone) and you can also get alerted once your text message arrives (which is FREE), this is standard to most phones. It is also important to bare in mind when buying this phone that it is locked to one single network, one2one and subsequently you can't change to any other networks such as vodaphone. The thing that I find freakish about this phone is this...... Me and three other people I know own this phone and after about 7 months, the things on screen started to go pale and dissapear now and then and only returned once you had pushed down on the screen. Slowly this has got worse and worse and one of my three friends has bought a new phone! On the whole however, this is a very nice phone to have!
Ok - I understand that the Nokia nk402, 5110 or the 5146 are not the newest, most modern of mobiles anymore. Yet STILL in comparison to some other makes, namely makes other than Nokia, are still far below the quality of these mobiles. Ive got a nokia 5110 (so I feel able to write about the 5146 too seen as they're the same!) while a friend has a Maxon 2 (or something like that!) Now im not being nasty here - but quite simply, in my opinion at least!, Nokia mobiles just are miles ahead. (Or they were for thier time) ~ Features ~ 3 games (vital for mobile phones!) You get: Memory (basically like Snap!) (You have to memorise which "card" is where, then turn 2 of a kind over to get a matching pair) Logic: This isnt very good. Infact I still cant really figure it out! All I can gather is that you have to match (or guess rather!) the order in which 4 (if you're doing the easy level!) "objects" appear. And last but by NO means least - the all singing, all dancing SNAKE!!!!! Wahay! Im sure I dont need to explain Snake now! ~ Calculator ~ Now this doesnt need explaining really does it!? Its nothing fancy, put it this way if you wanted to find the log of 649 then dont bother. Not even the square root of 76, this calculator has only the + - / and * facilities available. Having said that you can do decimal places. So fair do's Nokia! ~ Tones ~ You have a choice of 30. Some good, some not so good. Nothing much else to say here really. You can choose you're ringing volume and things, but nothing out of the ordinary there! ~ Clock ~ You can have an alarm clock. (Which is handy if the electricity goes off!) A good thing about the alarm clock is the fact that it works even if you turn off your mobile - so you dont waste the battery power over-night. Personally I think thats great! Under "clock settings" you have: Hide the clock option - doesnt need explaining! Set the time - no explaining required and Time format - here you can choose 24 hr or 12 hr clock. ~ Call divert ~ Here you can divert calls to another number, to your voice mail, divert ALL calls, divert when your busy, divert when not answered, divert when no coverage or when phone is switched off. ~ Settings ~ Here you have: "Call settings" Choices of own number sending - on or off (ie hide your own number from people you call (basically like the 141 service). You can have automatic redial enabled, speed dialling and call waiting options. Phone settings: Choice of languages (one tip is to not on any account (no matter how bored you are!) to change the language to something you don’t understand. Particularly to something like Chinese whereby you cant even make out the letters! I did that once….must have been very bored! And it took me AGES to find my way back to "English") You can choose you network number, write your own welcome note (it appears each time you turn on your phone). Security settings: PIN code request – you can have it on or off – you can choose your own PIN number. Fixed dialling – must confess…never tried this so don’t know what it does! You can change the access codes at any point, have phone security on or off. Also you can restore factory settings. Call register: Under here you have "missed calls" – this tells you the last people to have called your mobile – pretty self explanatory. "Received calls" – again doesn’t need explaining! It tells you the last calls you had received. "Dialled numbers" – well take a wild guess about what that’s about! "Erase recent call lists" – here you can delete all of them, or select the one’s you want to erase. "Show call durati on" – this is quite interesting to look at sometimes – just to see how long you spent on the phone. Its surprising how long some phone calls last! "Show call cost" – here you can have it to show the last calls costs, all the calls costs or delete them. "Messages" – now EVERYONE knows about the brilliant SMS facilities now-a-days! One the nk 402, 5110 or 5246 you get: Inbox – this houses the last 10 (I think) messages you’ve received…and not deleted. Outbox – this is where the messages you are going to send are stored, if you save them Write messages – this is quite logically! Where you write the messages you want to send. It allows upto 160 characters (which is better than some mobiles). If someone sends you a message of a picture (e.g. from a Nokia 3210 or later) then the nk402, 5110 and 5146 all allow you to view them in ASCII formats. Unlike the phone I mentioned earlier, like the Maxon range of mobiles, if you send a picture message to one of them it wont work….its just simple things like that, that to me, make a mobile what it is. "Phone book" – it allows you to store up to 100 names. You get the option of searching for a name, whereby you type in the letter L for Lisa or something, saves lots of time going through all the names if you’ve got a lot of names in there! You get the option of "memory status" – this tells you how many spaces in the phone book are used and how many are free. You can choose your "type of view" – here you can have it showing just the name, the name and number, in large font or not in large font. You can also give certain numbers speed dials, if you so wish! ~ Other factors ~ Battery life is brilliant on my 5110. I have it switched on all day every day and I only have to charge mine up once a week really. Even then it doesnt have to be done, but there is only 1 bar showing! It takes 4 hours to charge it up fully. Also don’t forget the fact that you can also add novel things like: Coloured fascia’s! You get transparent, flashing ones, coloured ones, one’s with key protectors….the list goes on! You can buy new keypads, you can go all colour co-ordinated with your fascia or not, whichever you prefer! (You can even get metallic versions, marble effects…etc!) Flashing antenna! - great idea…just don’t rely on them should you need to make a call! You can customise your phone by downloading (for free I might add!) your own user graphic (I think that’s what they call them) – its basically a logo of, well basically anything you can think of really, that goes on your screen in place of "BT Cellnet" "Vodafone" or whatever you’re on. Oh mustn’t forget – you can now get holographic stickers to stick to your screen, these are nifty – but I found that they are VERY awkward to stick on effectively! The number of little bubbles make it look better without! But everyone to their own I suppose! Yes sure, having 30 ring tones and 3 games are purely "cosmetic" things, but you’re paying for the phone and when I got my 5110 it was worth about £90 and the Maxon was being sold for around £50. Now the extra £40 may sound a lot considering a phone’s a phone right?! Well to me im glad I payed the extra money. I also understand that these phones are really old stock now in comparison to the 3310, 8210, 9110 etc etc etc. Although I still think these phones are great! (and of course they’re much cheaper now-a-days!) If you’re after a fashionable, reasonably cheap (Im on BT Cellnet Pay as you go) (the one’s where they DON’T make you put £15 per month in though!), good range of facilities, good looking phone (always a must) b ut yet you’re not bothered about being REALLY up to date then id definitely say go and buy a 5110, nk402 or a 5146…doesn’t matter which!
I recently bought this phone seeing as it is quite cheap and decided to go with the One2One network. The phone has a basic layout which is ideal for novice users such as myself and all of the buttons are positioned typically of a Nokia, with the big button in the middle controlling all! This phone is reasonably light and quite easy to carry around, although judging by my friends there are more compact available. This phone has all the basic functions, such as the ability to send and receive text messages and hold a sufficient number of number sin the 'phone book'. It also contains the legendary game 'Snake', which is perfect for whiling away those boring train journeys or waits outside womans changing rooms! I nearly always get a signal and reception on this phone no matter where I am, which is quite different from the previous phone that I owned, where you had to wait for a few minutes and try different areas before you could find a signal strong enough to send a text messahe! This Nokia is quite a nice little phone and I would recommend it to most people, especially those of us who are not too hot on phones and gadgets!
I have had my 5146 for a year and wish I had never laid eyes on it.I purchased it on a prepay for 18 months with no line rental or call charges.I changed from a seimens but wish I never had.I used to get 60 mins free calls a month to anyone but now if I call anyone not on the one-2-one network I am charged for the call,which is a huge pain as most of my friends are on other networks.I was not told this when I bought the phone only when I registered it,by then it was too late to take it back,I use my phone a lot.Also it has a nasty habit of dialling all by itself,even when it was in the holder in my bag,this got very embarassing and expensive!I was told to buy another cover for it which would make it like a flip phone and this would cure it,guess what it didn't.I now have to keep the keypad locked but it still manages to call 999 as it will do this even when locked so I was told later,after I paid £10 for the new cover.Also I am very annoyed that this model will not accept ringtones only graphics that you can now download I would not buy this model again.Are all nokias like this or am I just unlucky to have a phone that seems like it is possessed.
The Nokia 5146 is a cheap good phone to buy. It has enough features to keep you going. Lot’s of Xpress-on covers have been made for this phone official and unofficial here is a few of the official covers: - · Bermuda Blue · Shark Silver · Antiqua Red · Lime Green · Pure White · Dolphin Blue I have this phone and it is great. I have had it for nearly 7 months now and it has served me well. I think the buttons should be made of plastic like the 3210 and not rubber. This is because when you are playing one of the games like snake it doesn’t work. This is really annoying when you are trying to get a new high score on snake and the phone messes up. There is not much else to say about it really except that it has served me well. One last thing it comes with three games Snake, Memory and Logic. Snake is by far the best game you can get high scores and it is not too hard. Memory is alright but very time consuming. Logic. Well Logic I don’t see the point of it really because you can’t get any points you have to guess the right combination of pictures which is really boring. This phone is one of the best phones of all time in my opinion but it scores down on its lack of features.
I have had my 5146 for a little over a year and it has proved it's weight in gold, although that doesn't amount to much you get the general idea. The phone itself is very neat and compact, it has a small ariel, that doesn't get snagged in pockets, and it is robust enough not to snap off. The phone comes a pretty standard black casing, with white rubbery buttons which you use to dial or text your number. There is also a large 'navi' key which takes you through the menus of the phone. The menus in the phone comprise of a phone book in which to store 99 names and numbers, you cna also change how numbers are displayed on your phone, from large text to name and nu,ber to name only. In the phone book section you can input the 'speed dial' nu,bers. These are numbers which you dial frequently and you can store 9, this is very handy when trying to contact someone in a hurry as you only need to hold the relavant key (i.e. 2 ) for 2 seconds and the number stired there is dialled. The next option in the munu is messages, her you can send, recieve and save messages. To type the numbers, press each numerical button the requiered nu,ber of times (they are laid out on each button). Beware though you do have to pay for this service on some networks and although fun and easy to do, it can cost a fortune! Call register, in this section of the phone, it lists the last 8 nu,bers to be called, recieved and missed, this is a handy function if you miss a call (a bit like dialing 1471). You can also see how long you calls were in the call duration section. Again handy if you are on a contract and have an allocation of free minutes to use. Settings: This section lays out all the settings for the phone as the name suggests, you can turn a pin nu,bers on when you turn your phone on in case it is stolen, change the language the phone is in (not recommended!) You can also restore the factory settings on t he phone, but will need a pin to do this (supplied with the phone). You can also divert calls from you mobile to another number this is easy to do but what most people do not realise is that the owner of the mobile then stands the charge for the diverted call. As with all phones now there is a selection(not vast) of ring tones. There isnt a lot to choose between them all and I am afraid i have plumped for the boring ring ring as many of the others are very irritating. You can turn off the ringer on this phone which i think is a great feature, especially when exes are trying to ring you at 2.30 in the morning! Last but not least this phone has three games, snake, logic and memory. To be honest i haven't really played these but I guess they could come in handy on a long bus or train journey. Although I prefer to look out of the window that gaze at a tiny screen. As I said I have had my phone a good while now, and have not yet had to change the battery, I find that running the battery out completely once a week keeps it going stronger. I only make calls a couple of times a week, but the phone is switched on at all times, and the charge usually lasts a week wich i feel is pretty good. As some friends phone only last a couple of days. All in all I love this little phone, I think it is one of the best on the market, for my needs anyway, that is, there for emergencies. Ihope I havent rambled on too much, I think i have written 75 words, if not I dont know what else I can write about! Any tips of hints on writing opinions will be greatly appreciated. many thanks
If you are wanting to buy a mobile phone for the first time this is a great one to start with. It's small, it fits in your pocket and it's battery lasts for 10 days on standby. You can also change its covers; to which there are advantages and disadvantages: The covers are often expensive, sometimes over £20, which if you're quite young can be more than your pocket money. However for the 5146 range there are more covers to choose from than any other phone. Unfortunately you can only change the front cover, but with the new Nokias and Ericcsons you can change front and back. Overall, the 5146 is a brilliant phone and it's pay as you talk's best mate. However if your wanting to get a contract phone then I'd choose the Nokia 3210 or Ericcson T28 or maybe ever a WAP enabled phone, such as the Motorola Timeport or the Nokia 7110. Same if you want to upgrade. Another thing is that you can only download operator logos rather than ring tones, so if you want to be up to date then a 3210's your best bet. The 5146 was big in its time but now, sadly, it's nearing its sell by date.
This phone was mine for some six months i first purchased it off someone who had bought it off of someone else and the phone worked 100%. They had dropped it previously on a concrete floor and it lived i amazingly managed to drop it down a drain and it live not a thing wrong with it all the time i had it then i part exchanged it for a 3210. The ringtones were good they were loud if need be as well even for its age its still being sold. Good size there was only 1 thing though you couldn't get ringtones for the 5146, 5110 or the 402. But one of the best phones ive had highly recommendable to all ages due to its ease of use large screen and buttons and its good all round feel. Also the games appeal to the young (and old if im honest).
I haven't long had this phone and i can really see the difference between this phone and my old one! It has three great games to choose from and 30 really good ringtones! It really stands out from the rest and has a great network. One2one is one the most popular networks in Britain and has great coverage. Snake which is their most popular phone game is on this phone and i assure you, you will soon get addicted to it like i did! Also you can change the facia of the phone whenever you like to suit your moods! A great thumbs up for this phone! One of the best out on the market.
I have owned a NK 402 (the Orange version of the 5110) since christmas and have acquired a few handy tips and secrets to help you utilise the phones features. I feel that the phones from the 5110 series are brilliant practical (even cheap now) and stylish. For the price of the phone you get many features, like calculator (which doubles up as a currency convertor), text messaging with inbox and outbox for messages and plenty of ringtones to annoy the hell out of EVERYONE on the bus or train. Unfortunately the 5110 series phones do not have any memory for storing things on the actual phone (as opposed to the SIM card) meaning that you cannot receive your own personal ringtones although you can still change the phones operator logo. To change this phones operator logo you need to find an internet site that will send you a logo via SMS (short messaging service) or alternatively (and costly) buy a data cable or buy software that will do the same thing as the people who will send you the logo's from the internet. My personal suggestions for sending operator logos to your phone is www.boltblue.com, this internet offers it's services for free and you can send as many logos to your phone as you want!!!! You may or may not know it but your phone has preset profiles already programmed into it, these are Silent, Discreet, Loud and Personal. This means that you don't have to go through the tones menu to change the levels of your ringing tone etc. To access these profiles you need to use one short press of the ON/OFF button which will bring up a menu (hold the button down too long and your phone will switch off!!) you can then select a profile from the list using the menu as you would any other on the phone. To convert currencies you need to go on to the calculator function of your phone and press the options button (the middle button) and scroll down to the eighth option, "exchange rate", after you have entered the exchange rate you can go back on to the calcutor screen and enter your figure and then by pressing the options button again you can select "to domestic" or "to foreign". Thankyou for reading my handy hints, I hope they were useful to you and I hope they make using your phone more enjoyable and EASY.
This mobile is just excellent. You can get it in nearly all if not all the networks possible. You can also get it a range of colours depending on the network you get. But it doesn't really matter if you don't like the colour because you can just buy a new cover. Yes thats right you can take one cover off and put another cover on. You can get the covers in many many colours. The phone is light and small and thats one of the reasons it is so cool. You can send text messages from it, ring people from it (well duh!!) and play games.
If you are looking for a cool phone which will be value for money and easy to use this is the phone for you. I bought my 5146 for £50 second hand and I havent had any problems with it at all (touch wood). There is an excellent menu of features and games. There is also ways to personalise your phone with extra covers ranging from £5 to £50! There are thousands of covers available you can literally go into your local phone shop and ask for what you want, the likleyhood is that they will find it for you. You ca also choose an alternative operator logo (instead of one2one for example). You can find operator logos free on the internet (try boltblue.com). I would highly recommend any nokia phone as they are all excellent value, but this is the best value for money it retails at approx. £69.99 you will not find a better phone for the money.
I have had this mobile for just over a year now. Although nokias on the whole are good phones, this is terrible. The phone just doesn't last. I have looked after the phone, but the battery now comes off if I do not have a case on it, although I never removed the back before. The mobile has a bad habit of switching itself off, which is really annoying when you're expecting a call or using it as an alarm clock! To be fair, the mobile was good for about six months, but now is just irritating. It has a good rangs of rings and looks pretty funky, but I'm going to be changing to the 3210, which might be more reliable.