Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Looks professional, but...
Member Name: llgsimpson
Advantages: Looks good, Small and light
Disadvantages: No features to make it special
To look at this mobile phone it looks very basic but very professional, which I guess is the reason it is used as a company work phone in a lot of business's, the phone was actually smaller than I first anticipated, only being 10.5cm tall is measures in at about the same as my personal phone the SE x8, however at 4cm across and only 1cm deep its much smaller in comparison. It does have rounded edges but still appears to look very "rectangular" however it is very light to handle and weighs very little not to my personal liking though (I prefer heavier phones as they feel more durable).
Calls on this phone are perfect, this phone manages to keep the call connected even when at very low signal, something other phones seem to struggle with, the clarity of the call is very good as well, both party's can hear each other without any issues and the speakerphone provides a just as good performance, from a distance of a meter away both party's are able to speak and hear each other.
Texting on the phone is very basic and very easy to get to grips with, it uses the same text message system as most previous nokia mobile phones so if you have had one in the past it will take you no time at all to pick it up and continue, to be honest though even if you have not used the nokia text system before it is very easy to learn, when receiving messages you get the traditional "1 message received" that shows on the screen and you click open to read, then you are provided with "reply" or "options" buttons to do the required task. The text message text size is also changeable which is quite handy for people that find it difficult to read smaller text or for those who prefer all text to be visible like myself.
The operating system for this phone is Nokia's own and as with the texting if you have used any nokia phones in the past then you wont have a problem with this phone, likewise if you have not the interface is easy to pick up with straight forward icons and names, there is little option for customization using the interface though, you do get the option to change the themes which can be downloaded from the internet or via Wap on the phone, the wallpaper is also customizable along with ringing tones but options are limited unless you use a memory card due to the poor internal memory size, however as the phone does accept a Micro SD car then this can be easily overcome.
Using the internet on this phone is possible via nokia's WAP application, however it can be quite slow and the pages do not format correctly most of the time, it is possible to download external applications to use the internet with this phone such as OPERA however with applications the phone requires additional set up as it doesn't seem to take the WAP setting as application defaults which leads to the "subscribe to packet data" error, obtaining the correct settings from the internet usually overcomes this problem but I see it as unnecessary set up and advise if you wish to use a mobile for internet browsing that you do not get this phone as you may be disappointed.
The media player on this phone is nokia's own, very similar to all older models that have media players, there is no options for customization and it is not very user friendly as a MP3 player, however the sound quality is acceptable, again if you are wanting a phone that you can plug in and listen to then this is not for you either.
The phone doesn't actually have any features that stand out (except for the flashing blue light on the side) but then again it appears nokia have built this phone to be very standard, for the kind of people who make calls often, and text a little bit. The camera on this phone is absolutely useless in my opinion, its 2MP but the quality is that of a 0.3mp kids toy, it looks very grainy and poorly lit compared to a lot of other 2 or 3mpx cameras by nokia (such as the C3)
The screen on this phone is Tiny in my opinion, but then again I am used to my personal phone with has a rather large screen, the colors on the screen are bright but nothing to get excited about, I have found however that the screen scratches really easily so I wouldn't recommend it for someone who is rough with mobiles.
The Keyboard is a basic 1-9 *0# keyboard layed out very neatly in shape with the phone, however I do find that the keys are very small and I sometimes end up pressing the keys next to each other. The keys are backlit though with blue light which I think looks very nice and the numbers do not rub off at all (I have tried), there is some other keys on the phone keypad, two soft keys, left and right, a call answer lit green on the left and a cancel/call end lit red on the right. The phone has a direction buttons which is a outer square which presses up down left or right and a centre square button which is the general okay/accept/proceed button.
The battery on this phone is by far one the best I have seen, when charged it generally lasts for about 3 days receiving about 5-10 calls a day and around 20 texts, I presume the length of this battery is increased by nokia's lack of features on the phone.
The charger for this phone is one of nokias standard chargers as well which makes it very easy to get hold of one if something goes wrong, never had any problems with it not charging or anything like that (I know previous models the Pin inside used to break quite easily).
To summarize, the phone looks professional but lacks features to make it stand out.
Summary: If your after a simple phone for just calls and texts then this is the one for you!.
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