Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Very tough, a bit outdated
Author Name: _jlee
Date: 04/08/08, updated on 05/08/08 (46 review reads)
Advantages: Very robust, easy to use, some decent features such as radio, java, web browsing
Disadvantages: Doesn't have a great camera, bluetooth or some other modern features like mp3 support
This is the only mobile phone I've had and I got it quite a few years back (4 or 5?). It was originally locked to the Orange network, but because of the way the Nokia unlock system works, I easily unlocked it using a code I obtained over the internet, instead of having to have to buy a £10 cable off ebay.
The phone itself is very easy to use, easy to navigate through menus and get used to the interface.
I must say this phone is a bit featureless, compared to today's phones having tons of options, with this not having video recording or bluetooth. It does have a camera, but the pictures taken are of bad quality - especially by today's standards. It does have infared, but this doesn't seem to work for me except for sending and receiving calendar notes. It has a radio feature (when using the included earphones, which has a button to skip to next radio station on your list, or answer calls when one is incoming). It also has GPRS support for viewing some web pages and so on. At the time, there were lots of games compatible for my phone and applications too, which also added to enjoyment.
It does what I need for text messaging and MMS messaging and receiving calls, which are usually clear and of good quality. It doesn't have realtone or mp3 support for ringtones, but it has polyphonic tone support.
You can't add external media (microSD, M2 for example) because there is no port. On the phone itself is a volume switch for volume up and down. Battery life is good too, with the phone often lasting days, and lasts more with a fresh battery.
The phone has after many knocks and drops withstood. The covers are pretty knackered but that is because i've been very clumsy. Luckily the phone is still standing strong, and I believe you can buy alternate "fascia" covers to personalise it even more and replace damaged covers. I can say it's very robust.
I don't think you can get these anymore, but mine has really lasted through the knocks over the years. Even though it doesn't have some of the features on newer phones, it does what it does well.
Summary: Tough mobile phone with radio and (not very good) camera
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