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this was my phone last two years ago I bought it on my first salary. Nokia 5200. I love it so much especially when playing music, the box contains installation software PC suite for your PC, USB chord, Headset and instruction manual. The phone is quite small easy to carry around with music keys or button on the side for easy access on your music. The phone slides up with elegance. It's features include a camera, radio, infrared. It plays MP3, WMA and MP4 files. It comes on blue and red color. It is a gsm triband phone. I think it was really made for those music lovers who can't keep themselves still without a music playing. User friendly keys so you won't get lost when using it. Texting is easy. Battery life is okay but depends on you usage. I regret giving it to my cousin I should have kept it for my collections.
I bought this phone after saving up for it less than two years ago. At that time I was really excited about it never having owned a camera phone before. Now however I have replaced it and most of its features have become outdated as the newer phones perform the same functions much more easily. It is still a good phone nevertheless, with enough features to get you through decently.
The camera is of poor quality and as far as my experience goes, I found it to deteriorate over time. The music player is pretty good and the playlists are very easy to navigate. It is very similar to the Express music phones and there are buttons to turn the music on and off on the side saving time in going to the menu. It also has FM radio and comes with standard Nokia headphones. It is a sliding phone that comes in three combinations, blue and white, red and white and black. The look is quite different with the white combinations and is pretty stylish. The battery life depends on the usage and I had to charge it almost every day because I used it very regularly for music and radio. It also has all the regular filesharing options such as bluetooth and infrared.
One complain I have with this phone is that it started dysfunctioning in less than an year after purchase. This might have to do with the fact that I dropped it at least once everyday. But then I expect better from Nokia and the reliability of its phones is the reason I buy them.
I bought my Nokia 5200 3 years ago, have dropped it numerous times and it has been wet, bitten and stamped on yet it still works. For me personally this is its greatest asset: its reliability. Thats not to say it doesn't have anything else going for it because it has many features like:
Camera: This isn't very good. The image is very blurry and the camera on this phone is behind other phones out now.
Music Player: The phone comes with earphones of okay quality to listen to the music player. Its standard stuff, with the option to listen to songs by artist, album etc. One problem I found was that if you had a large amount of music on your phone there is a sligh delay between playing songs.
Bluetooth: A tool to connect to other devices wirelessly. Its on other phones but combined with the music player you can listen to music on your phone through the car stereo which is handy.
The way the screen slides up and down is a cool and unique feature. But be warned do not do it too vigourisly or else you will risk snapping it off. The phone is very hardy when the screen is not slided it up but make sure you do not drop it while the screen is slid up as it can easily break. The battery life is good too, it can stay on for nearly 3 days without use (although this is shortened over time) as long as you are not playing music or using the camera.
I was late coming to use a mobile phone, everyone else around me had one and I held out and said why do I need one of those! Eventually someone gave me an old phone of theirs and I plodded along with that for a while getting sniggered at until it finally drove me nuts because of lack of signal.
It was at this point (about a year and a half ago), when I decided it was time to take the plunge and buy myself a phone. I wanted something not too hard to figure out, but that would be dual purpose - act as a phone, and also as a music player. Oh, and not be too expensive either.
I chose this phone for various reasons. Firstly being a nokia the simple text/phone functions were virtually the same as the one I'd had before which for someone who is a leeeetle bit scared of mobile phones was a very good thing. Secondly it plays music really easily and had the ability to pop a mini sd card into a slot and give me greater capacity for song storage. Thirdly it was quite stylish while still being nice and cheap.
Having had it for about 18mths now, I'm a lot more proficient with a phone than I used to be, and the phone being able to do a lot more than the few simple things I bought it for has kind of grown with me which has been great.
I can take photos - and send and recieve them as part of texts.
I can listen to music - although this is a little limited as it can take a bit of time to scroll through every song to find the one you're looking for. But the volume on it isn't bad and with headphones it's pretty good.
I can send and recieve texts - plain and multimedia ones, though occasionally it does have a gripe about something big coming in (I think this is network issues though rather than phone issuse - though my network thinks otherwise typically).
I can make and recieve calls - I've even figured out how to set different ring tones for different people so I know who's calling me before I pick the phone up. I rather like this touch as you can assign songs to people not just generic tones.
I've used bluetooth and I've even sync'd my phone with my pc so that I could move songs without taking the card out - this is a big advantage as when you take the card out, if you've assigned a song to a person and the song is stored on the card, you lose all the settings that are linked to the card and have to start again putting them all in which is a right royal pain in the behind I can tell you!
I know the phone can access the internet - I did it once or twice by mistake *blush*. I don't really understand this bit to be honest, but my friend did show me some stuff on hers (she had the same phone at the time) and it looked brill.
I also know the phone can do instant messaging which I'd really like to have a go at soon. I just haven't quite got up the courage to give it a go yet.
The calander function is quite useful for me as you can leave yourself notes on there and also set alarms so that you don't forget appointments as well. Very useful if your brain is like mine and forgets nice and easily.
I have to say the phone itself is very durable too. Ok I'm not someone who sends millions of messages a day so it's not getting huuuge use, but it still looks tidy and I've not had any problems with buttons or screen or anything. The battery is excellent, it lasts for about 10 days if just left on without doing much with it. Obviously if you have bluetooth on, or you have it on vibrate or use the music player etc. then the battery life is shorter, but I'm very happy with it, and for me I tend to charge it every 3 or 4 days because I do use it a fair bit for music. The buttons are not too tiny either, and the keypad doesn't have them all linked together as they are on some phones which I find very awkward.
Overall a very nice phone, simple enough for most novices to get the hang of quite quickly, but with enough features to suit the more sophisticated user I'd say.
The Nokia 5200 is definately the favourite out of all the phones i have bought. I wish I still had it but unfortunately, it broke. Not through any fault with the phone, just my own clumsiness!
Camera: The quality of the camera on the 5200 is completely flawles in my opinion!. The best picture quality I have ever seen on a mobile phone. There are lots of different picture settings to choose from and the zoom function is excellent.
Memory: The original memory of the Nokia 5200 itself is actually reasonably large considering most mobile phones have quite a small capacity. The great thing abou this phone is that you can expand the original memory with a Micro SD card which you can get for cheap on eBay or Amazon.
Messaging: On this phone you can send text, picture, video and voice messages.
Overall, the features of this phone and the price are brilliant and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to purchase a new mobile phone.
This isn't a bad little phone. If you want a phone with an 'okay' camera, bluetooth and internet then it's for you. When it's all together it's about 3 inches long, slid out it's about 4 and a half inches.
It's got a decnt music player on it however it takes a while, if you've got plenty of music on, to change tracks. The internal memory on it is good but if, like me, you like lots of music, a 2gb mini SD cars is essential.
The camera is ok, but as it is only a VGA it isn't for huge panoramic views, alothough it will do close ups. However for what I want it for it's fine. The camera button is on the side with 2 volume controls (up and down) and the music button on the other side.
It comes in either white w/ red or white w/ blue. If you get it from Orange Mobile, they do it in black only.
The Nokia 5200 is a stylish, slide phone. Available at a very competative price.
When used in conjunction with a memory card for extra storage capabilities the Nokia 5200 can store enough mp3 files to keep you busy, and can be used as a competant portable player.
The play function used to hear your songs is a button placed to the left hand side of the screen, pressing this will instantly play your mp3 playlist through insanely loud inbuilt speakers, that seem to be the best at handling bass frequencies I have heard.
To shuffle through your songs simply press the left or right buttons, placed either side of the play/pause button.
On the right of the screen you will see the button's for the Nokia 5200s camera. The camera can be activated by holding in the button with a picture of a camera on it. Once the phone is set to camera mode you can use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and out with the 1.3 mega pixel camera, which is quite sharp for such a small amount of pixels.
The plus and minus buttons also act as a volume control when not in camera mode, so remember to turn them up!
Video's can also be captured by this phone, although both video's and photo's are best taken in a well lit enviroment as this Nokia doesn't have a flash, which can be annoying when using these functions at night or in a low lit place.
Bluetooth is another reliable function on this phone, Ive never had a problem yet, it's easily set up and really easy to use.
Infrared has also been introduced to this model, I rarely use this as the bluetooth is alot faster way to share files.
The phones built in radio can be used by putting the Nokia headphone's into the jack socket in the top left handside of the phone. Doing this opens up the possibility of using this as an easy to tune portable radio which stores many stations. A very cool feature indeed.
Acsessing all of the phones tools is really easy to get used to, by pressing the circular inner button below the screen, you will be able to get to all your phone's sub menu's
.Call Log Info
.Gallery (Pics,Vid's and Mp3's, also your memory card storage can be acsessed in here)
.Media (Bluetooth, Voice Recorder, Camera and Video etc)
.Organiser (Calender, Phone alarm, Calculator and Stopwatch)
These catergories are all listed by cool icon's, and is so easy to manage, the file layout is almost like that of computer. Which gives it a familiar feel.
The phones battery is also great too. Once warn in, it can last many days without recharging. When it needs it you'll be notified by a slightly annoying beep every so often to remind you your running low on juice!
So to conclude, this phone gets a huge thumbs up from me. I normally manage to go through a phone a year, up until i bought the N5200 that is. Its a nice durable phone that can also take a bit of a hammering. Ive had mine almost 2 years now and it still functions great. Id say this was easily one of the best in it's price range.
For a budget priced phone I have had no complaints. I have had this phone now for just over a year. I like the slide function and the only downside here is you have to remember to press lock which on other slide phones sometimes you dont have to. The music player has always worked well and with the space for a memory card the music library can hold a fair amount of songs, without a memory card if I remeber correctly I was only able to fit around 4 or 5 songs on it so I would advise if you will want to use it to listen to music at times buy an additional memory card - I bought a 1 gb and have always been happy with what it holds. The camera is ok and again for this price is standard quality when compared with others. The only issue I had with this phone is when I changed networks and wanted to unlock the phone as it was still fairly new at the time and it was a bit of a nightmare to do. This phone, unlike some can not be done quickly or easily. It had to be flashed (whatever that means!) which deleted everything from the phone and had to be left in the shop overnight for it to be done. But had no problems with it at any point, and when I consider the number of times it has been dropped, thrown by toddlers and sat on it has never let me down! Well worth the £50 mark I paid for it and have seen it cheaper than this recently.
This is a good phone as I believe most nokia phones are. This phone is not only atheistically pleasing but is actually good. This phone was designed for music as you can see at one glance. They tried to make it look cool and appealing with the possibility of having it either in red and white or blue and white. This phone includes and mp3 player and all the other goodies like bluetooth which just aim to make all our lives easier or so it seems to be. The actual quality of sound during a conversation or listening to music is great so no worries there. The interface of the phone is also splendidly easy to master so no one can struggle. The phone is opened by sliding the screen upwards which allows access to the keypad which is not really very singular but yet fits in well for the phone. In conclusion this phone is good but is more orientated for music playing.
The cellular with keyboard slide go a lot of fashion in the last times... The motive is surely that I am "salvaspazio" as guadagnamo in size of the monitor of the telephone simply preserving the attractive keys large. The software is very good and allows to do everything that the telephones of new generation agree.. this cell is a telephone that allows to call, send sms and mms, fly off photograph and turn filmed, use utility like games, calculating ecc ecc is personalizable and has a good memory that however is able to be enlarged with a mini sd.. certainly the space is mattering because thanks to it we exploit this telephone For the greater reason (to part to telephone) for that it was conceived that is like reader mp3! ebbe you will be had available a true reader mps and therefore the possibility of to turn with a very interesting contraption! It is provided of battery to the litio that it endure on 4 days. ..molto good! The line is youthful and also aesthetic the cell is bellissmo... CAUTION!!! my experience and that of my friends revealed that this cell has a defect that is has the very fragile screen, some my friends cracked it simply tenendolo in pocket... is not easy things to damage it but is not certain one of the less fragile! There it is of better but considered that at present they do of the attractive offers and it is possible to gain it with little euro!!