Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Best of No Worlds
Member Name: Puggers
Disadvantages: Everything ... especially the horrible touchscreen.
There was a time when Nokia were the kings of the mobile phone business - using this phone only confirmed for me that this time is long past.
Taken as an upgrade on my old Nokia - a 7110 - things sounded pretty positive before I actually received the handset. A hybrid model, halfway between a touchscreen phone and a slider, it sounded like it would be a good intermediate model for someone who wants the benefits of a modern smartphone without completely leaving behind tradition. Having fat, clumsy fingers, I wasn't sure I was ready for a full touchscreen.
In the flesh, though, this phone is enormously underwhelming - so much so that I returned it after a week and demanded a different model. It's that bad that I just couldn't use it.
What's the problem, then? Well ... five or six years ago, this would have been an acceptable phone. Not a great phone, but an acceptable one. Now, though, it's just been left behind by its rivals - as much as the idea of the phone might work, the reality doesn't. The touchscreen is simply terrible - to say it's sluggish barely does it justice; you stab and prob at the screen in the hope more than the expectation of it reacting. When it does, it's rarely what you've asked it to do. Just navigating the menus is a chore, let alone doing anything complex - scrolling is simply horrible. It just struggles to do the basics.
Internet usage is a nightmare; not only is access painfully slow, it has enormous problems displaying a webpage in any kind of useable form. I tried, I failed to even check football scores on the BBC website, and I gave up. It's not up to even simple tasks.
Using the keypad is okay, but the hybrid design means you can't even rely on this - it forces you to use both touchscreen and keypad together, and it's awful. This phone might have been okay if you'd had a choice between modern and traditional, but in pushing you into combining both methods of input, it becomes an unbearable mish-mash that works for no-one and does almost nothing.
This would be understandable if you had to pay more to get better phones - but you don't. Samsung's entry-level Galaxy Y and Tocco Lite phones are both cheap and easy to get hold of, and both are incomparably better than this steaming pile of awfulness. Avoid.
Summary: Just don't.
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