Product Type: Nokia Smartphone
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Could you not afford a blackberry?
Member Name: helen190390
Date: 07/11/11, updated on 02/12/11 (19 review reads)
Advantages: Great value for money, excellent features
Disadvantages: No stopwatch/countdown timers. Sometimes slow
Everyone constantly asks me "why didn't you get a Blackberry" and I always answer "I much prefer this phone to a Blackberry. I bought this phone for £89 with £10 free credit from the Virgin Mobile website.
It is the best phone I've had up to yet. I have the black version but it also comes in blue and red.
Qwerty keyboard keys which is much better for all text associated use. It is easy to navigate, buttons for your calender, phone book, email and main menu are featured either side of the navigate arrow buttons.
On the main screen, it has a clock, applications at the top screen which are like "shortcuts" to useful places like Facebook, Virgin media home page (would adjust to your individual phone supplier), yahoo and your file manager. Directly underneath is your email, calender and internet WLAN connections found.
The left button sends you to the menu, and the right takes you to your messages and emails.
If your press the space bar when on your main screen, your flash on the camera will light up, creating a torch for you if needed.
When you receive a message, or you've missed a call, the middle square button flashes at regular intervals to let you know something is waiting for you.
On the side of the phone, there is a slot for a Micro SD card, and a USB cable port.
Headphone slot is on top.
Dimensions: 113 x 59 x 13mm
Memory: 100MB phone and up to 16GB micro SD card.
On the menu, you have 11 different icons:
Log- Calls received, calls missed and Calls dialed. Also a call duration option to view your last call duration and all call duration since using your phone. Also tells you your internet data amounts you've used.
Communication- Voice mail, contacts, internet telephone, speed dial and messaging.
Connectivity- Bluetooth, USB, WLAN wizard (search for internet connections) and a connection manager.
Ovi Store- Application to download apps, games and music. You have to connect to the internet to use it and there is lots of apps to chose from. Some cost up to £5 and the majority of them are free.
Tools- For your settings, display, voice aid, encryption etc. It also features a map, GPS data and landmark finding.
Office- Calculator, Clock, Calender, Converter, Dictionary, Notes, Wireless keyboard set up and also uses Quick office, which are like Microsoft office programmes but for your phone. There is a text document, presentation programme (to make a slide show) and a small version of excel.
I own and run a small business, and I find these features very useful when I need to jot down a few things and I can email it to myself to open on my laptop when i get home.
Media- Voice recorder, Music player, Music store (needs internet and you pay for downloads), Podcasting, Camera, Gallery, Real player for movies/videos, Flash player, Radio, Myspace, Facebook and Youtube.
Installations- You'll find the things you've downloaded here from the Ovi store. I have got Skype, msn messenger, Facebook and Whats app. All of these I can use when connected to either wifi or GPRS.
Help- Information and a tutorial on how to use the phone.
Web- Internet access.
Camera- 2.0mp camera with flash. You cannot rotate a photo with your phone, only can be done on a computer. Camera quality is awful indoors, but with natural light it is better.
The good and the bad:
This phone is brilliant, It is basically a handheld computer which you can do almost anything on.
The screen is nice and big which is a plus for surfing the internet and using your camera.
Brilliant app store.
I despise touch screen phones, so this phone is brilliant for all my needs.
It has no countdown timer or stopwatch which sometimes comes in handy.
Sometimes is very slow and doesn't want to load a photo.
The phone only came with a charger. You have to buy the USB cable separately.
I haven't had any problems with this phone at all. I have it with me all the time, it's used all day and I've had it for 20 months so far, and it still works very well.
This phone is brilliant for any sort of person and not just for business use. Would be good for someone who is very social and needs updates of events and meetings.
I would recommend this phone to anyone.
Review also at Ciao- Helen190390
Summary: All round brilliant phone with everything you could need.