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What can I say about the Nokia 7373...its a really good hardwearing mobile phone! I got one with my phone contract about 3 years ago, since then I've had 2 or 3 other mobiles through various contracts but always seemed to end up using my Nokia 7373.
This mobile comes in pink or black (I believe they even come in a rare gold colour), both colours are snazzy - I had the pink which is very pretty & girlie which doesn't seem to date. The Nokia 7373 is a part of the 'L'Amour Collection' which explains the funky tribal decorative pattern.
The Nokia 7373 is so easy to use - it swivels to the left or right (the screen spins round as you open or close the phone) to open it up to show good sized buttons which you use to navigate around the mobile.
When you buy this mobile it comes with a pink sock/case with pretty pattern, a pretty phone charm & cream headphones.
The 7373 has a 2 megapixel camera (the pictures arent bad), has Bluetooth & a music player, a large memory which is brilliant when you want loads of tones & pictures. :)
The phone comes with basic tones & pictures which are alright.
Size: 88mm by 43mm by 23mm so a small & cute mobile. :)
I dropped my 7373 Nokia phone so many times & it still worked!! :) Certainly a good mobile & very cheap to buy on eBay..! :)
I had this phone until last year, and the only reason I traded it in was for an iphone as I wanted to be able to email, but I kept this for 2 years and it was a brilliant phone. I received it as a free upgrade, and have no idea how much it would cost now, but I imagine it's very cheap to buy one now.
It comes in a lovely girly pink colour, and has a swirly pattern on the front in a darker pink.
The phone is really quite small I would say about 8cm long when folded up, so it was great for small handbags and it was very light. When I got mine it came with a protective pink sock, which I used for the duration of having the phone and it kept it in great condition.
The phone is sort of split into two parts, and has a swivel action. The top swivels over the bottom to protect the keys, and actually helps prevent the phone from calling random people when it's in your bag.
The phone has all the usual functions, like sms and caller id, various ring tones and lots a couple of games, which I never played. It also has a camera and you can send picture messages from it. I don't know the technical specs of the camera, and I would guess it's not the best compared to what's new on the market, but I certainly got a couple of good shots on it, and found it very easy to use.
The buttons on this phone are hard to get used to at first as the middle square at the top is quite small, and forgettable, but once you get used to it, sending texts and pictures, and calling people is very easy. You can set up the menu functions so that they are either displayed in lists or as thumbnail pictures, I found the pictures were easier to navigate but that's just my preference.
You can activate various features on this phone depending on personal preference. For example you can have it on a setting so that if it rings, you can answer it by simply opening it up with the swivel action, I found this very easy and efficient, you can turn this off though.
This phone has all the perks of other nokia phones, and the added bonus of the pretty pink patterns and the swivel action make it really unique. I had this phone for over 2 years and never had any trouble with it, and actually passed over a free upgrade so I could keep it. It was hardy as are most nokia models, and the chargers are readily available as I was forever losing mine! The screen is clear and easy to see and the functions and menu are very simply laid out. The battery also used to last at least a week without charging unlike my iphone now!
I'm not sure how great this would be now as it is quite an old model, but it would be great for people thinking of buying a phone for a younger girl. I would have loved this more if I could have had it when I was a teenager.
I got this phone for my wife as her sister had owned one and she simply loved the look of the phone and so when I finally managed to get this for her she was delighted but did it last?
The Nokia 7373 is a phone which swivels open and is fantastic looking with the design offering no doubt that time was spent on making this look and feel fantastic.
The phone itself offers a variety of features including a 2 megapixel camera, fm radio, music and games. The phone is great for those who simple want a phone for texting and calling but my wife found that the phone did not offer the standards she hoped for.
When texting you are unable to get the phone to go into a numeric mode and so need to keep pushing the buttons on numerous occassions which is both time consuming and a hassle that should simply not be. My wife also spent a large amount on downloading to the phone as she found the themes were not good, poor variety of ringtones and poor quality games which was a poor find for a phone company who are so proud of their technology and features. My wife also found that you can't have text message alerts set to be simple vibrate and so have to either have sound or silence.
- A nice looking phone
- Good battery life
- Good screen
- Quality swivel action
- Feels well made
- Good sound quality
- No numeric code on texts
- Not able to have vibrate alert only for texts
- Poor ringtones, themes and games
This phone is from a supposed market leader and is a highly regarded phone by many but following getting this for my wife I have not been impressed with many things I found and would be careful when purchasing another Nokia following this experience.
Fantastic reliable phone!
Firstly it looks fab and secondly it has a really smart slider that goes round in a semi-circle.
The camera is decent but i'm sure you could many other nokias with better cameras now.
It is several years old now and has given me no problems atall. The only thing wrong with mine is a scratch in the screen which was entirely my fault for dropping it!
The music player is actually very good, of high quality and looks quite funky.
The small memory card in the back of the phone means that your files are safe and can easily be tranfered to a computer.
Web Access is easy to use and most websites are compatible with the phone. I am infact often asked by friends to use my phone if we need internet access!
It is such a great, quick and easy to use phone that i will keep using it until it breaks!
I must say I actually grew very attached to this little phone.
I had it for just over a year, and it never let me down, in true nokia style it was easy to use, sturdy, and had good battery life.
It is also as cute as a button!
I love the 'surfer' style patternation on the reverse of the screen when its fully opened out (it matches the phone sock you get with it. I also liked how you got cream coloured earphones to match the keys, bit unusual = winner.
Having said that, its not that interesting. If you are into your high tech, whizzkid applications and stuff like that then dont bother with the 7373. It is a pretty, functional, handy phone but the camera is pretty pants, and there aren't many games/applications.
Can now be picked up extremely cheaply, so well worth buying!
(Have never seen a man with one oddly enough!!)
== About The Phone ==
The Nokia 7373 is described as a stunning and compact swivel phone. It comes in pink and black. The pink one has stylish ethnic embellishments that really add a sense of class to the phone, they make it look more than just a plain old phone, it looks like a lot of thought has gone into the design of it. The plain black one however does not have the embellishments, which is really disappointing as one of the main attractions to the phone are the embellishments and without them there is not much design wise that makes the phone stand out, apart from the fact that it's a swivel phone and the little tag it has on the side which also adds class as other phones don't have anything like that on them.
The 7373 is part of Nokia's L'Amour collection, which includes, the swivel 7373, the flip 7390 and the standard 7360. They all come in pink and black, and they all have the ethnic embellishments on them, with the exceptions of the black versions of the 7373 and the 7360, why Nokia decided not to include them on these I don't know, but I think they should have done as it is an integral part of the collection, the L'Amour collection is recognisable by the embellishments on the phones.
The 7373 has a 2 mega pixel camera with video recorder, a music player with twin stereo speakers and up to 2gb of storage. It also has Bluetooth, gprs, java games and web and walk on T-Mobile. Add to this a few other Nokia features and you have a phone that will suit almost anyone. It doesn't have anything out of the ordinary in it's features, just the standard bits that Nokia have on most of their phones. It would be nice if it had some extra features such as theme builders or something else which enables more in depth customisation of the phone. Mobile phones are like extensions of our arms, most people now would be lost without their phone, so having a phone that can be customised more than others is essential for some people.
It also has a mirror on the back of the swivel part, this is what makes it a girls phone mainly I think because it comes in handy when their make-up needs a touch up and they can't find their mirror. The black version was brought out to appeal to men more I think but even the black one suits women more. The size and shape of the phone is more feminine. Obviously some men will like the phone, and there is nothing wrong with that, it is not exclusively for women.
== Good Points/Features ==
The good points/features of the 7373 are the stylish design, memory card slot and Bluetooth. The image quality on games and wap are quite good. It is simple and easy to use, no complicated menu's and taking ages to look for specific things like with some phones. The phonebook is nice and easy to manage and look through too.
The sound quality is good when you want to play your music or if your phone rings, another thing which I like about this phone is the fact that you can change your sms tone, on a lot of phones you still cannot do this which means you have to use one of their pre-set tones, this is ok if they are half decent but some of the time they are rubbish and you would rather have your sms set to silent.
Another thing I like about this phone is how easy it is to use the sms function, some phones are hard to figure out how to turn the predicted text on an off and how to put in a space, small things like that. The phone also has a built in radio, which is easy to tune in and the signal is good quality.
The battery standby time for this phone is good, if it is not used much it can last two or three days without being charged up, which is good if you go away and forget your charger. The battery talk time of the phone is also good compared to some others. If it is used a normal amount the battery can last about two days I'd say. If you use it a lot, such as texting almost constantly, it can last a whole day, maybe more if your lucky. Some phones start losing battery after one or two phone calls, which is annoying as you have to put them on charge whenever your not using them. The phone I have now is not brilliant for battery life, but the other features on it make up for the poor battery life.
All in all the good points make it a nice little phone, if you mainly use it for talking and texting. The bad points highlighted below make it a phone that is not suitable for people who want a lot of photo's, games and music etc on their phone.
== Bad Points/Features ==
As nice as the phone looks and is easy to use it does have quite a few bad points/features on it. The main one is the memory, it's not brilliant unless you have a memory card, and if, like me you like your mobile to be nice and organised with specific folders etc you may find this to be a disappointment. You can create any folders you may require but for some reason there is an error on the phone that says name already exist if you try and put some things in their folders. I found, especially with games that I could put four or five items in a folder before the error would show up. This is a big let down with the phone and is one of the main reasons I got a new one.
Another problem with this phone is the camera quality, the photo's taken with it were poor, even for a 2 mega pixel camera, I didn't think they were much better than ones taken with a vga camera. This was another big disappointment because it meant I avoided using the camera as the quality was too poor to be worth it.
The black version of this phone, the one I had, is hard to keep clean, without the embellishments it is just a shiny plastic type material, it looks nice but it shows fingerprints up something terrible and this makes it look a bit tacky to be honest. The same can be said for the mirror on the back, it collects dust easily and shows fingerprints and smudges, it is also hard to clean said fingerprints and smudges off.
The problems I have highlighted are big problems to have as they are the main features of this phone, so if they are poor quality it doesn't leave much going for the phone really.
== What I Thought Of It ==
I loved the phone for ease of use and how it looks, but for memory and camera quality I found it very poor and thought it to be a let down. I have also noticed that these problems are common on other Nokia phones, with the exception of the N series. Nokia need to look at the phones with these problems and fix them for future models as they are big enough issues to prevent people from buying the phone, I know from owning other phone brands that they are fixable as the phone I have now has brilliant memory and camera quality.
== My recommendations ==
I would recommend this phone to girls that don't want a brilliant memory or camera. It is nice to look at and in my opinion the perfect phone for girls. If you need quite a bit of memory and like it very organised then this is not the phone for you, also if you like taking photo's and want a half decent camera quality I would recommend a different phone. If the problems with this phone were dealt with then it would be a brilliant little phone that I would recommend to everyone. As it is however it isn't.
I had this phone inbetween my LG shine and my Nokia, and I have to say it is the ultimate girls phone!
Lets starts with looks for a start it pink and it has the curly L'armor design it an almost goldy brown colour this looks nice against the pink.
The buttons are an off whitish colour and again go well with the rest of the design of the phone it gives it a vintage look.
It's different to most phones because of the swivel design, and believe me it does take some getting used to to once it is, you'll love it!
The screen is not massive yet its not tiny either, but I was impressed with the colours as over all it is very bright and everything seems clear on it.
It has all the standard functions such as text messaging, games, calendar and calculator. For the phone I have to admit I was impressed with the quality of the camera as although it is only 2 mega pixels the pictures taken with it are pretty clear.
It has the standard Nokia menu, which all in all is simple to navigate through and get to what you want.
The only porblem I found with this is when Text messaging you only get to see half the screen for typing as the other is filled with the phone number, meaning that whatever your typing can be pretty small and difficult to read, I also found that it is the same as when you are receiving messages.
All in all this phone is ok, although personally I think it looks better then what it is.
It's ideal for you if you want the ultimate girly phone but aren't to bothered about having all the upto date functions on it.
This phone is robust and recovers well from water damage thats its first great point.
Secondly its memory capacity is fantastic. It stores all the numbers you'll ever need. Can cope with about 1000 images. Its message inbox can take up to 800 messages.
Thirdly this phone is very easy to use, and looks good.
The camera is very good quality and has a lot of features such as sequencing images and taking pictures in a greyscale effect or sepia.
The only disadvantage is that the keypad has a tendency to be quite loud when it comes to clicking. It is also a very gendered phone because of the colour and unlike a lot of phones does only come in one colour.
I know a lot of people who have the same phone as me and we're all in agreement that we like it a lot. When it goes out of fashion is entirely up to you it doesn't seem like it will be made obsolete any time soon.
I love this phone!
It comes in a pretty box with matching charm, cover and headphones, all bearing Nokia's swirly L'amour design.
The phone is very hard wearing (just ask my extremely clumsy 4 year old!), easy to use and best of all... It's pink!
It has all you expect from a mobile these days, camera, video, music player, radio, voice recorder, extra memory card, web browsing etc. The spec is pretty average but everything's up to standard.
The camera is 2mp which is quite clear but obviously not the best on the market, same with the video camera.
The radio can pick up most stations quite clearly but the volume on the phone isn't that loud so I'd only really use it with the headphones.
Since I have had this phone unlocked I have noticed that it has quite a good signal reception compared to most of my friend's mobiles, even on the orange network which isn't really up to scratch in my area.
The one thing I was very impressed to find though, was the size convertor application. It has convertors for both men and women and covers all types of both shoes and clothes in US, european and japanese sizes. I found this very useful, especially when it comes to my ebay.com addiction!
It's quite a chunky phone which makes the swivel style easy to use and you could easily send a text one handed.
I've read a couple of reviews from people that have had technical issues with this phone (freezing, turning off, etc), I don't know about those particular phones but i have never experienced any problems with mine.
All in all...
It's perfect for you if you just want a cute phone with all the standard functions.
It's probably not for you if you want the latest gadget phone with top spec.
A 5 Star phone - to me, anyway!
This little pink number is not only girlie, small and pretty but most importantly very hard wearing!!! Perfect for the more clumsy amongst us, as I have dropped mine several times and it simply 'bounces back'! You can throw it around, drop it and even leave it in the hands of your 6 year old niece and it still remains intact. Nokias are notoriously easy to navigate and this model is no exception, boasting a large screen and large, easy to find and use buttons. The camera(2 mega pixels) produces lovely images and clear videos. However, there are a few problems with it - memory space is limited, requiring frequent emptying of folders to create more space. Also it has a rather annoying tendancy to 'freeze' and turn itself off randomly, which I believe is a manufacturing fault as other users have complained of the same problem. Not very good if you are using your mobile as an alarm clock and it decides to switch itself off during the night. Be warned! Also the volume is very low when using it to listen to music and can not be changed or improved.
I have had this phone for nearly a year now and it is definately withstanding the test of time. I changed briefly to a samsung g600 but resold it as I missed the features of this phone so much. Not only is it pink (which I love) but it has the swivel feature with a cute little noise when you open and shut it. It doesnt hold a lot of memory but for a relatively small mp camera it takes really good photos. As its a nokia it texts really fast and has the obvious features, calculator, picture messaging and spees dial but there is just something about this little phone that makes u want to make it last forever, which is likely to happen as I cannot count the amount of times I've dropped it, I even drowned it once too and it still works! I dont know what I'll do if this lovely phone breaks, no other phone will compare to it.
One of the 3 fashion phones, Nokia was successful in this 'L'amour' series, and this handset seems to be the most successful of the 3. 7373 has been wildly advertised in rap and r&b videos, by many famous artists. Even though it is outdated now, of 2 years, it can still be seen in music videos. So why is it so popular?
It's possibly because of the design. It is indeed very girly, and the whole 'l'armour' design is very stylish - the curly lines and smooth, round design really does appeal to the senses. The keypad is comfortable and the screen, although quite small (2inches) it seems adequate. The user interface is S40 and snappy. The memory is expandable through MicroSD.
The 2MP is the disappointing part, and it is one of the typical 2MP Nokia cameras, which is extremely poor. Ah well, you can't have everything - the price reasons out. The swivel design of the phone makes this stand out, with spring- flinging action. The batter life isn't too great but radio is on board.
So who is this for? I suppose this handset affordable and compact, pretty and functional. Those looking for just that, will find this more than just pleasing. It does not seem to have any operating system problems or hardware problems, so it is a reliable handset.
well...after 6 months swooning over my friends 7373 that she had got through contract i managed to scrape some pennies together to go out scouring the shops for a pre paid one. I thought i was very clever to find the 7360 which was slightly different model but in same design. The memory capacity was rubbish and the camera quality was awful..not that i had any memory to flippin well take any pics! I sadly resigned myself to the fact that i had settled for second best and had no choice to make the most of it....until, my friend contacts me 6 months down the line again,to say she would be getting an upgrade and would i like her 7373 for nothing!? Thoroughly chuffed to bits, i sat and opened my long awaited pink beauty mobile.
To my surprise and disappointment i found that the 7373 didnt altogether differ greatly from my measly 7360 other than to have bluetooth as opposed to infared and flashier swooping motion when you need to answer the thing.The memory on the 7373 was even worse than my 7360 and i cannot figure out the reason for this.
Overall, to be honest, i was way behind catching up with the new trendy mobiles but i expected more from the ever evolving mobile phone technology comps. Flashy girly designs are nice yes thanks but us girly girls still like a bit of substance to our mobiles!
I've always been a loyal Nokia-er. Well, that's what I tell people. To be honest it's mainly because I had the tendency to drop phones (in ponds, off trains, onto thick concrete slabs...) and Nokia's are the only phones that seem to be able to survive these disasters. I also can't be bothered to learn how to use the predictive text, or struggle for twenty minutes trying to work out how to make a thirty-second phone call which I have done a good few times on friends mobiles!
I've had my Nokia 7373 for almost 18 months now and it is nearly time for us to part ways, so I thought it was about time I got a review of it up here...
The L'Amour Collection
The 7373 is part of the L'Amour collection, a series of glamorously designed Nokia phones, all of which are obviously designed for women. The 7373 is available in two colours, 'bronzed-black' - majority of it black and bronze edging, and 'powderpuff pink' which is in a few different shades of pink. I've got the pink one, I have seen lots of people with the 7373 in this colour and have actually yet to have seen someone with the bronzed black colour version of this phone.
The 7373 has a 2 mega pixel camera with 8X digital zoom. This is a great little camera definitely a big step up from the bitty pictures I was used to on my last phone! It also has a video recorder and player and video streaming options.
Of course all the standard features such as SMS and MMS are available to use as well as alarm clock (essential!), calendar and speed dialling.
It has an FM radio. The quality of the radio is very good, I haven't had any problems finding stations and the sound is clear the majority of the time. You can also use the phone as an mp3 player, with you being able to purchase additional memory for the phone - no need for an ipod now!
There aren't as many games as I expected there to be on this phone but it does have a suduko which was a nice surprise, even if it does eat the battery! There is also a nice little game called 'Music Guess' which comes with the phone where once you have loaded your tunes, you can play in a sort of 'Beat the Intro' way which is always good to keep you amused!
When I first purchased the phone, it was pretty average and had a good amount of features, now compared to all the features new phones come with as standard, it's falling behind a bit in this way - no sat nav or any of the crazy iphone features I'm afraid!
To be honest I wasn't entirely sure I would like the phone when I ordered it (I got it as a free upgrade and couldn't turn it down!). A lot of the pictures shown online make the phone look quite cheap, tacky and plastic-y, particularly the pink version of the phone. I therefore ordered with the intention of keeping my old phone and sticking the new one on ebay. However when I got it I just couldn't part with it. The phone was packaged so well with a bronze luxurious looking box, and a lovely set of little features such as a phone charm and a little pink case, something I'd not had with a phone before!
Far from looking cheap, the phone itself looks very luxurious and shiny. The battery case is pink leather and the phone is covered in metallic pink swirls which make it look very sexy indeed!
Ebay are currently selling these (pink and bronze versions) for around £60.00 new unlocked so you can use them on any network. Used versions are a little bit less.
On contract these are free (which is always good!) and you can always get great deals on contract phones, they change from day to day so I'd recommend using the car phone warehouse to find the best deal.
On pay as you go, these will still set you back new about £70-80.
The best bits
You are able to almost totally personalise the phone, including by changing the shortcuts, themes and screensavers (this can make a big difference to the phones overall look!) as well as the more standard things such as message alert tones and ring tones.
The swivel design to the phone, which allows you to answer and terminate calls simply by swivelling the phone into its open position is a great idea and makes it easy to answer calls whilst still trying to dig the phone out from the bottom of your bag! The phone seems to have been designed well so that it doesn't scratch easily which is a big plus for clumsy me!
The worst bits
I've grown to love this phone but I must admit the phone does look quite unusual and even a bit chunky on first impression, it is small but thick as well giving the impression it is bigger than it actually is.
The swivel takes a little while to get used to and there are a couple of niggly little things like when you close the phone whatever you left on the screen stays up like a screensaver, so if you forget to close your messages and leave your phone on the side every one will be able to read the last message you sent or received - so be careful!!
I have been very happy with my Nokia. It has lasted me the full eighteen months of my contract and survived many drops and bashes, and I even trod on it and cracked the screen, but it's still going!
The phone has been well designed to last and is very sturdy. Nokia have a good reputation for making quality, long lasting phones and this one is no exception. Although it isn't top of the range as far as features go and it has been out done by things such as the iPhone, if you are looking for a attractive looking little phone with good but more basic features, and aren't going to be needing loads of crazy programs, this could be the one for you!
I have had this phone now for nearly 18 months - I like it enough to have kept it and opted for a monthly fee reduction rather than a free upgrade. My 9 month old daughter also likes it, which has been a little problematic (but I'll tell you all about that a little later).
As you can see from the picture the phone is pink and cream, I would call the colour dusky pink and it has darker pink swirls on the phone's front. It is a swivel phone and the front swivels to the left or to the right to open (you need to remember which way you swivel it though, as it doesn't go all the way around and will only go back the way you opened it).
The phone is a perfect "pocket" size and even comes with its own "sleeping bag", although if, like me, you dislike fiddly things you won't be using the "sleeping bag" for very long, which means your phone screen can become damaged when in your handbag / pocket. Although, as with all Nokias, this one is durable. Mine now has one or two small cracks in the screen, but this was after an 8 month old labrador puppy got hold of it. Most phones would have been destroyed after a "rough and tumble" with a labrador, but not the trusty Nokias.
I have to admit I am not one for learning new technologies so always go with Nokia. I find them the easiest phone to use and like the fact that all Nokias have the same basic functions. My husband has an Ericsson and I can never work out how to use the thing.
The Nokia 7373 is a camera and video phone and I find the photos to be of a decent standard - I have printed several from my phone and all but one or two are to a good finish. A couple are dark however, which I think is to do with the lack of "light assistance" on the phone. Videos on the other hand are not so great - if you record anything that moves too fast (my 9 month old daughter going from one side of the room to the other in her walker is too fast for this function) the picture becomes distorted and you can see the pixels (you get a grid effect across the scene).
The phone also comes with enhancements - such as radio and headset. This is where my daughter liking the phone comes in! My daughter is at the stage when everything is put in her mouth and mummy's phone seems to be a regular offering to the mouth gods. Now, as I have said, Nokia are a sturdy phone so I am not too worried about it (my husband on the other hand has a mild fit everytime he sees her do it and rants about radiowaves and brain damage), however... the headset attaches to the bottom of the phone (a particular favourite section of the phone for my daughter), the headset clicks in, but as I have found out, a small piece of fluff/food etc can cause the phone to think the headset is in and not allow normal calls. After 2 hours on the phone to T-Mobile I finally realised this when a minute piece of biscuit fell out and my phone started working normally again (the biscuit of course was courtesy of my daughter and needless to say the phone is now left out of reach).
I am sure there are plenty more gadgets a plenty with this phone, but I have only really used the camera, video, voice recorder, text, call, organiser and calculator options (spot the new mummy recording everything her baby does!).
The phone has been fine for my needs and I would be happy to have it again.