Product Type: Nokia Smartphone
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Good for emails
Member Name: monkeyhumanoid
Date: 15/10/11, updated on 16/10/11 (16 review reads)
Advantages: Sturdy and useful
Disadvantages: Not the flashiest phone around
Got given this phone by the place I work so they can hassle me 24/7!
I have always had Nokia phones and been amazed at their brilliant battery life. However as this phone has loads of power hungry features which gives me a useful battery life of about a day, from what I understand the iPhone is similar to this.
The phone looks pretty good, with its stainless steel casing, and is very well built and sturdy. I must have dropped mine at least 20 times with no apparent damage. A work mate has an iPhone as a company phone and he smashed the screen within 3 months and had to pay for the repair himself.
One great advantage this phone has over touch screen smart phones is the full qwerty keyboard which makes it very easy to type emails and texts quickly and accurately. We have Lotus Notes at work and the Lotus Traveller seems to work fine. There is also a Google Mail app which I have installed for my personal mail if I ever need it.
I find the calendar function really useful as the phone will warn me ahead of time of birthdays or appointments.
The phone has wifi and 3G and usually has a good signal. This phone has inbuilt GPS which makes things like Google Maps very accurate and also useful for Sports tracking apps. The great thing about all Nokia phones is that they offer FREE sat nav on all their phones with this facility. Install the Ovi Maps and you can download any country in the world (I think). I have used it many times and found it to be pretty accurate and good routes but sometimes I think I have a better route. It can be set up to make a noise when you exceed the speed limit or when there is a speed camera, it also displays the speed limit for the area you are driving in. Maybe not as fancy as the dedicated Sat Navs but an added bonus for this phone.
The number of apps is limited compares with apple or android market but OK for basics. I would recommen the "Whatsapp" application where you can send text messages via this app to people who have it on their phone, it is available on the iphone, blackberry and android phones too.
It has a very useful feature where you can switch between personal and business settings so your work emails don't come through when you are holiday.
Useful for basic photos or videos too but the quality is only really good enough for viewing on a computer screen, not for printing out.
Love the built in FM radio but only works with Nokia 2.5mm headphones (these are supplied with the phone and you can always get an adapter to convert to the more standard 3.5mm headsets). It can also play music or podcasts and takes a miniSD card so you can get loads on it.
Summary: Good business phone