Nokia 2630 Review
Review: November 2007. Updated April 2009.
The Nokia 2630 is a superslim, ultra-lightweight phone that's cheap
to buy and has a built-in FM radio.
However, it has a rubbish camera, a rubbish screen, nasty ringtones,
limited connectivity (Bluetooth only), not much memory (enough for an
MP3 ringtone and a few photos), and is only dual band.
Also, beware of buying the Nokia 2630 on O2, as there appears to be
a problem with the phone crashing every time a call is missed. This
problem seems to apply to the O2 network only.
Features of the Nokia 2630 include:
- Camera: VGA with 4x digital zoom
- Video capture
- Display: TFT, 65,536 colours, 128 x 160 pixels
- FM radio
- MP3 ringtones, 24-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging, Email (POP3, IMP4, and SMTP
- Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging: send greetings with short voice clips
- Handsfree speaker
- Java games (3 games pre-installed)
- Personal organiser functions
- Phone book (1000 entries)
- Internet: WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10, EDGE, xHTML, web browser
- Memory: 11 Mbytes
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0
- Dual Band
- Size: 105 x 45 x 9.9 mm
- Weight: 66g
- Talktime: 6 hours
- Battery standby: 312 hours
Nokia 2630 User Reviews
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Average rating from 105 reviews:
Reviewed by Shubhs from India on 21st Feb 2013
My 2630 is vry slow and it hangs when i take out the battery for changing
The battery prblm is dat it takes 5 mins. Only to fully charge and gets
low very quikly in 3 to 2 mins.
Reviewed by max from philippines on 15th Aug 2012
my nokia 2630 is very nice. But i cant play any video. And theres no
mp3 player either video player
Reviewed by zoe from uk on 19th Jul 2012
My favorite phone! I was gutted when I got the Nokia E72 on contract
a couple years ago and have just got a new Nokia 2630, I love it!
Reviewed by Nelly from Malawi on 2nd Apr 2012
Is the best l've ever used.
Reviewed by nemi from srilanka on 3rd Jan 2012
software ok. some time good work. some time phone struck.
Reviewed by pete from england on 9th Aug 2008
my son found the 2630 for me on tinternet.the only complaint i've got
is that the battery is abolute rubbish.i charged it for 18hrs when i
first got it[having been told to so by him]& it lasted for 1 day,now,
i'm 55 so don't spend all day on the fone i might send 7 or 8 tx's a
day[& they are only tx's not essays] but that should'nt drain the battery
as quickly as it do'es.i charge it for 12/14 hrs but still only lasts
for just over a day.i bought a new one & that is just as bad.as for
the rest of the bits & pieces it do'es for me.i like the idea that you
can alter the font size especially with these eyes.
Reviewed by ivy from philippines on 6th Aug 2008
i like nokia.
Reviewed by Mr.Moe from Myanmar on 6th Aug 2008
I like nokia 2630, it is slim.
Reviewed by Anita from Australia on 4th Aug 2008
Hi - I am having the same problem with freezing - only if I try to answer
the call and it terminates to go to Voicemail and the handset tries
to lock the keypad. All these things have to happen at the same time.
I have to remove the battery and replace it and turn the phone on again
to be able to use it. I've only had the phone a couple of months and
this has happened 3-4 times. Id am planning to return it and replace
it with something else, as it's just not good enough to have to take
the phone out of the case and take the battery out every time this happens.
I thought the Nokias were quite reliable - never had any problems with
my previous Samsungs! In all other respects the phone is quite good
value for money.
Reviewed by Vasya from Russia on 1st Aug 2008
Guys who have all those freezing reports, you must be kidding! It does
NOT freeze for me in these circumstances: keypad locked, missed the
call. I do NOT have voicemail (almost nobody uses voicemail in Russia).
Bought yesterday. Cheap, works nicely for the time being.
Reviewed by Stan from U.A.E on 24th Jul 2008
In the 1st week of getting the phone I had to send it 3 time to get
the sofware flushed as the sent msg would not get recorded...Planning
to trash it.
Reviewed by audrey from turquie on 22nd Jul 2008
this phone is very good
Reviewed by Daniel Barclay from England on 14th
I love the Nokia 2630. It is sleek and light weight. It has everthing
I need. I love it.
Reviewed by Hilary from UK on 5th Jul 2008
I bought this phone on O2 pay & go for my Mum as I thought it would
be an easy phone for her to use. It had the same problems that others
have reported - the first handset shut down if you went into the drafts
file in the text folder so I sent it back and got a replacement. This
then had the other problem of "freezing" when a call goes to voicemail
with the keypad locked and the credit balance text alert cmae through.
All in all I have had 7 handsets with this fault - I've finally got
Nokia (via the carphone warehouse) to agree to give me an alternative
handset - I'm getting the Nokia 6300 and the reviews on this phone seem
much better so fingeres crossed!! Bottom line - with my expreience,
I would say don't bother with the 2630 - and I'm highly surprised Nokia
are still sending them out - sort it out Nokia!
Reviewed by Evy from Belgium on 2nd Jul 2008
don't ever try to send a sms when you have no credit..because than the
phone really freaks and starts to fall out all the time (because it
is still trying to send that message along) brrr it's been like that
for 3 days now... no mobile for me though..
Reviewed by Ally from Lebanon on 30th Jun 2008
mmm... YA IT IS A GOOD MOBILE AND CHEAP IT IS A NICE MOBILE WITH A CHIP
PRICE IF U WANNA A CHIP MOBILE GET THIS ONE WITHOUT THINKING
Reviewed by Thomas from UK on 30th Jun 2008
I love this phone, it has all the essential features and is really slim.
However, mine keeps hanging if I get a missed call and you have to take
the battery out to restart it, if you disconnect it really briefly though,
you do not have to reset the time and date normally! Its been back to
O2 and supposedly fixed, but the software version is still the same
and the problem has not gone away. I'm seriously considering changing
it now, loads of people have reported the same issue, I do not think
its a priority for Nokia as there appears to be no fix yet. I've had
it for 5 months now. Otherwise the phone would get 5 stars easily, one
of the best nokias in recent years.
Reviewed by Tracey from Scotland on 30th Jun 2008
I am now on my 3rd phone keeps freezing on me. I am about to take it
back to the shop and exchange it for a different phone..Do not buy!
Reviewed by Ratan from India on 30th Jun 2008
I have purchase this set in Bangalore on 15th December 2007. Since then
i am facing trouble from this set. Since then it off 3-4 times and always
i have to visit the Nokia Dealer to restart it. I don't understand why
it becomes frequently off ?
Reviewed by TG from Ireland on 28th Jun 2008
Yet ANOTHER totally rubbish product from Nokia
Reviewed by Marius from Romania on 28th Jun 2008
I have this phone from 3 months and I am not satisfied with it. Why?
For two main reasons: 1. the sound quality is very poor, compared to
other Nokia, Sony-Ericsson or Siemens phones I've had before. 2. the
battery "dies" in 48 hours if I'm speaking only 30-40 minutes a day.
Even if it's a cheap phone, you can find better phones at the same price
or a little higher.
Reviewed by ernee from philippines on 27th Jun
i like the size and weight it's cute but my problem is how to adjust
the volume. . .
Reviewed by Becca from Australia on 23rd Jun 2008
Well i live in australia.. I brought the Nokia 2630 for my boyfriend
for his birthday it cost me about 150 dollars something like that. The
phone turns off and sometimes turns back on.. He cant send any sms.
It will frezze if you lock the key pad.He is with optus and they said
its not there fault they cant fix it go to nokia i said well you give
me moeny and i will take the phone there and they said well we are not
tech people we are only salespeople and i turned around and said well
you know what you are and swore and them they said come back here you
can call the tech people so we rang them they said to do your factory
settings so we did that still didnt work and then it work and now it
wont work at all he rang optus sorry its not our fault call nokia sorry
we cant help you out coz its not our problem but you can come in and
we will look at it but wont fix it... So do not buy this nokia phone.
Reviewed by Bill from UK on 19th Jun 2008
Exellent phone. Very reliable - no problems what so ever; Very light
and slim; Good battery life; Easy to use with useful software; Cheap
- £20 to £40 PAYG; Adequate camera - can't compare to a 10Mp CAMERA;
Bluetooth - I can transfer ringtones from my computer; It is a phone,
not an iPod, not a camera - just a great phone.
Reviewed by Kim from UK on 12th Jun 2008
Dont buy this phone its the worst i have EVER had!! Me and my partner
both bought one as they were cheap and had enough stuff on for what
we needed them for.. but a week after he got his it froze when he missed
a call and then again. After i bought mine i decided to take a video
of my son BUT in the middle of doing it it froze and i took out the
battery and tried turning it on again but it wouldnt, the screen just
turned red. So i went back to where i got it from and they wouldnt change
it, and my partners is doing the same now, freezes constantly!! Rubbish
Phone, Rubbish Features a complete waste of my money and time! So now
we have 2 nokia phones that dont work and we cant get a refund or change
it for a new phone, oh but we can get a new nokia 2630 agh!!!! Just
incase u dont understand DONT BUY IT!!!
Reviewed by Simon from England on 5th Jun 2008
I wanted a no frills PHONE! I do not need all the fancy other rubbish
that the more expensive phones have. "IT DOES WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN"!
Great value at £25 plus £10 topup. Love it.
Reviewed by Maria from uk on 3rd Jun 2008
I have the same problem as other people here. My mobile is o2 pay as
you go. It freezes when you miss a call. I got the first one exchanged
(still on warranty period) and the new one has been sent to be repair
for the third time. Nokia MUST know this so why don't they take the
phone from the market? After all these years with Nokia I don't think
I will buy one again!
Reviewed by abu sufian from bangladesh on 3rd
i brought a nokia on the date 15th may,2008.the using experience is
not good because it creates many problem like that 1.after charging
the battery support me for a few times 2.when i use it the bettary gohng
to hot with in 5 minutes.a gave it repair on the date 26th may on nokia
center,2008 but i dont get hit still now so it is a mator problem so
as a loyalty customer i need a new replacement of my cell.my mobile
no is 01911218161
Reviewed by hamzoneil from ghana on 1st Jun 2008
good quality fone good 2 txt with
Reviewed by ANNFRIDAH MUTHONI from KENYA on 31st
my 2630 nokia phone has been the most irritating phone i have ever had
becouse i to charge its bar terries like 5times a day.
Reviewed by Greg from UK on 30th May 2008
Seriously folks - all of you that complain about this phone for being
low in features - what do you expect? It's exactly as advertised! It's
a shame some of you have had locking problems - but this can happen
with good phones. A firmware patch should sort that. WHY DID I BUY THIS
PHONE? ------------------------- Simple - I spent years chasing the
new features like bluetooth and mp3 players and 4MP cameras and synching
and blah blah. What do I use my phone for? Storing numbers, making calls
and sending texts. All those bells and whistles lose their novelty appeal
very quickly. I have a beefier phone from work with all that stuff on
it, but I need a phone for home use. Carrying my new N95 and my old
reliable 6310 was too bulky - especially being a bloke and not having
a handbag to shove it in ;) The 2630 is INEXPENSIVE (yes, it is a budget
model) but most importantly of all, it's unique selling point is how
LIGHTWEIGHT and SLIM it is. VERDICT ======= Above all else, if you want
a mobile for basic use that is light, this is the phone you must buy.
End of story ;) No, the screen is not the best but I only want to make
calls and read texts. It is capable of both of those things. The ringtones
seem fine to me (but then I'm not a teenager who enjoys broadcasting
their ringtones to all and sundry - ringtone lets me know someone want
to speak to me so i answer...) Poor camera - ok, so it is very occasionally
useful to be able to snap a quick picture with your phone. That said,
if there's a desperate need then I'll make do with the one on this phone.
Otherwise, get this: I'll use my digital camera. Low memory - well that's
ok - i knew what i was buying so i knew i wouldn't be using my budget
phone like a PDA so that's no biggie. I'll delete my texts when I've
read them. In short - I made an informed decision and this phone does
what I bought it for.
Reviewed by Mozet from Uganda on 27th May 2008
I have been with this phone for a month and it has been fine not until
i tried to share a contact list stored in Microsoft outlook on my laptop
to the phone via bluetooth and failed to. If any one there has done
it before and wouldn't mind sharing it with me please, i will very much
appreciate that. Otherwise its a great phone.
Reviewed by ££££££££££££ ? from uk on 26th May
I don't undersatand how this can be a budget phone it cost me over £60
look let me let you have a full look at the phone it is very slim and
lightwight and it has a FM radio all good bits over now lets play the
bad bits well the camera isent that good and it don't have a mp3 player
but in sum ways the FM radio do make up for it i would recamed this
phone for sum one how wants a superslim and lightweight mobile but not
for sum one how wants the laytit gagertry.
Reviewed by David Murphy from UK on 24th May 2008
I accidently dropped this phone in a sink full of water. The sink was
full enough to prevent any serius impact and I fished it out before
it got too wet. I have since dried it out. But the centeral menu key
stopped working. I have just tried to take the front pannel off and
somehow (don't know how) I fixed the centre key but the same problem
now affects the hang-up/power key. Other than that it's an all right
phone but the keypad never had a good feel.
Reviewed by Mervin from India on 21st May 2008
I got this 2630 as a GIFT from my office colllegue , as this was my
choice . I like it due to it's look and sleekness. Technically it is
a good one for it's price. 1000 nos address book , bluetooth, 11 mb
storage , MP3 rigntones and calender which i have started using it,,,really
helpful...It's handy and stylish to be used for another 6 months...
Reviewed by Elena from Hong Kong on 20th May 2008
interesting reviews... i just got the phone and i think its decent but
THERES NOT ENOUGH MEMORY!! its cool that i have bluetooth and stuff
but without enough memory theres no point! anyway does anyone know how
i can connect to IM on my phone? it always says "not logged in" so...?
anything would be helpful
Reviewed by netty from GB on 19th May 2008
I'm on my second 6230......about to take it back...freezes when i miss
a call!!!....Yes, O2 pay as you go. DONT BUY THIS PHONE!!
Reviewed by Chamitha de Alwis from Sri Lanka on
18th May 2008
I had a K550i - a far feature-rich phone, but now i use this instead
- it's so damn sleek - n i tried everything - but didn't go wrong...
Not impressive but the 2630 easily made me LOVE it... :D So my thumbs
Reviewed by Nathan from England on 17th May 2008
I just got this phone. ive tested it, and it dont seem 2 freeze what
i do. im on vodaphone so, dnt know if it just different networks that
making it bad. seems alright at the min.
Reviewed by Faye from England on 15th May 2008
This phone is fine apart from one thing - IT FREEZES EVERY TIME YOU
MISS A CALL on 02 Pay As You Go. Do not purchase! Am about to get another
one...3 phones in 1 week. Think I might just get a different model and
different brand! Awful!
Reviewed by Vanessa from uk on 12th May 2008
I have had my 2630 replaced twice now purchased in April 08 it completelty
'freezes' if I have a missed call apparently the shop have had others
back with the same fault. I will now be changing it for a different
Reviewed by maha from pakistan on 12th May 2008
aftr a long time i m satisfy wid this set.this is the best set of nokia.i
love this set,this is the most slim,sexy,stylish,and decent set.so i
advice 2 new ones tht if u r lookig for new set then dnt see here and
there,buy this LASH set.and well done nokia
Reviewed by vivek pandey from Nepal on 11th May
Its damm bad..i got it crashed when i tried it to connect it to pc..its
irritating because its too slow and no mp3 player only its light and
slim...its not a good and successfully made phone...DON"T BUY THIS PHONE
Reviewed by Stephen from UK on 11th May 2008
I agree with the above. I liked it because of the design but it really
isn't very capable. I want to connect it to my PC, there's even a lead
that allows you to, but the design is half baked. I can't see to do
anything with it.
Reviewed by Greg from New Zealand on 8th May 2008
I am on my second phone in a week! The phone crashed when trying to
open drafts folder. Got it replaced now the FM radio doesnt work. I
am on prepay here, but as yet no crashing on missed calls and key lock.
Its fun unlocking the phone if you hesitate for 7 nanoseconds or more!
Nice design and keys good for stubby fingers. Hate having Pac Man demo
for only 45 secs but thats more a vodafone issue, Sudoku too easy. Hoping
it crashes again so I can ask for a better phone hehe.
Reviewed by mAtThEw from AuStRaLia on 6th May
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BuT OtHeR ThAn ThAt i lOvE iT aNd i aLsO LoVe iT bEcAuSe It hAs bLuEtOoTh
sO i CaN SeNd aNd rEcIvE sTuFf FrOm My fRiEnDs AnD GeT WiTh 2008 cAuSe
U gOt pEoPlE WiTh OuT tHeRe WiTh NoT So gOoD pHoNeS AnD tEeNaGeRs cAnT
rEaLlY cOmMuNiCaTe wItH OtHeR PeOpLe So I LiKe mY PhOnE aNd tHaTs AlL
i hAvE To sAy oThEr tHaN PeOpLe oUt tHeRe GeT A PhOnE wItH BlUeToOtH
So YoU cAn sEnD AnD ReCIeVe mUsIc aNd aLl tHaT sO YoU CaN Be uP To dAtE
WiTh 2008 Ok ByE AnD DoInG THiS SorT Of wRiTiNg dOsEnT TaKe lOnG sO
gIvE It A TrY OK ByE ThIs pHoNe ItS GrEaT So gEt It ItS AwSoMe I GoT
mInE On mOnDaY ThE 28Th aNd aLl oF WhAt pEoPlE SaY IS Not trUe SO BuY
ThIs pHoNe AnD wItH ViJaY oN ThAt One ByE
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
6th May 2008
PlEaSe DoN't WrItE lIkE tHiS oN ThIs SiTe :)
Reviewed by Vijay from South Africa on 5th May
This is my phone so stop giving it bad reviews and i personally think
the phone is sleek and cool for cool dudes.
Reviewed by Nitin from India on 5th May 2008
This phone always irritates me. I assumed it would be fine. It is much
slow. Only thing here is that it's small and light. But that not sufficient
to use this. It is not so good in use. Don't buy this Cell. Please exchange/change
this if you recently got it. Otherwise it will not digest you to keep.
Reviewed by Caron from UK on 3rd May 2008
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. Bought as a PAYG from 02 shop, been "repaired"
once by Nokia engineer for freezing on receiving calls with keypad lock
on 02 shop have now told me it has to go away for repair THREE times
before I can have a replacement - it is less than 2 months old! And
no, the Nokia repair man I took it to at the request of 02 shop does
not count as one of the three repairs. I too have used Nokia for years
well goodbye. Please do not buy this phone and thanks to you all for
your reviews, once bitten I shall be checking before buying another
phone. I know - shutting stable door after horse has bolted... but we
live and learn. P~S can we have a zero star rating, this phone warrants
Reviewed by Ken from UK on 29th Apr 2008
Don't buy this phone! I am also experiencing the same problem as some
of the other UK reviewers - when there's a missed call and the phone
is on key lock it freezes!I am on pay as you go - Tesco Network (O2
in disguise). Avoid this phone at all costs - it's got a very very SERIOUS
Reviewed by john from ghana on 29th Apr 2008
i think the nokia 2630 sucks. This is my first nokia phone and i regret
having it. Whenever i receive web settings,i cant save. It tells me
something like 'Not more than 20 sets'. at my personal configurations
there is nothing to display.if i create my own settings it tells me
'no memory' and i have about 6megs left.that reminds me, the memory
sucks.if it cant store configurations then why add it.everything is
poor. Nokia better the phone and better your life. Dont buy it or you
will kill yourself
Reviewed by bhavani prasad from india on 26th
it is a good mobile in best price .
Reviewed by Ellis from UK on 24th Apr 2008
I am on my third Nokia 2630 in ten days because every time i get a missed
call when the phone is on key lock it freezes. DO NOT BUY this phone.
could be because i am on Pay as you go but still who wants a phone you
cant put on KEY LOCK. very very disapointed.
Reviewed by Ben from U.K on 21st Apr 2008
Don't Buy this phone. When I bought mind a few weeks ago, the salesman
in the 02 store hassled me for ages to switch to pay monthly. I said
I was happy with pay as you go. He sold me the phone, and guess what.
It freezes when I have the keypad lock on and I miss a call, so I have
to take the battery out to get it working again. DO NOT BUY.
Reviewed by Jordan from India on 21st Apr 2008
I bought this phone soon after it got released. One of the best phones
I like. Works well for me. So sleek that you don't feel like carrying
one. Worth for money. You can't expect a Hifi phone or a communicator
for the price you are paying. If you are looking at features then pay
the price and get a better phone.
Reviewed by Mark from UK on 19th Apr 2008
If you use pay as you go and don't mind having to remove the battery
every time you miss a call then go ahead and buy this phone. I purchased
two 2630 phones on O2 pay as you go in Jan 2008. Both these phones hang
if a call is missed while the key pad is locked. Sent both phones to
O2 for repair, when they were "repaired" the problem was still not fixed.
Sent both phones back to O2 again, this time one of the phones was replaced
with new 2630 which seems to work OK, but the replacement for the second
phone still has the same problem. Have now sent the 2nd phone (the non
working replacemtn) back to O2 yet again to have this problem sorted
out and am still waiting... I read on another internet site that this
is a problem with 2630 and Pay as You go, something about a missed call
notification incompatibility. Of course Nokia and O2 must know about
the problem so why are they not replacing the phones with a model or
manufacturer that works???
Reviewed by Sue from England on 14th Apr 2008
On paper a good phone and indeed, its good to use. HOWEVER - IT HAS
A SERIOS FAULT. It locks up if you get a missed call with the keypad
lock on - even the clock stops. You have to remove and replace the battery
to gain operation. This is repeatable. O2 claim no knowledge of this...
Have had this on 2 phones and 3rd on order as replacement but this is
surely more than a batch problem. WAKE UP NOKIA!!!!
Reviewed by alison from england on 14th Apr 2008
very disappointed with this phone-has a habit of seizing up on a missed
call, but only when keypad is locked. have to take the battery out each
time to re-set it and get my voicemail. phones4u refused refund, attempted
repair to no avail am trying to get money back from them. in meantime
have bought a replacement from another store ( same phone as i hoped
the faults were a one-off )but within 3 days this one did the same thing.
AVOID THIS PHONE. IT'S RUBBISH AND NOKIA WON'T ADMIT IT.
Reviewed by Jenny from England on 10th Apr 2008
On my third handset in a month. Screen freezing problem on all 3 as
seen below on missed calls. Internet research indicating this may only
be a problem on Pay as you go and why so many people are happy. I am
not and think I will be changing my brand loyalty after 10years of Nokia.
Reviewed by Alan from UK on 9th Apr 2008
I got this phone at work when the company switched services so I can't
throw it away. However, a friend has an old chunky 'phone and text only'
job so I'm upgrading to that and the 2630 can stay in a drawer until
I have to return it. There is nothing about this phone that I like.
Too small, light goes off too fast, can't see anything unless you are
pressing buttons, poor battery. I don't care about other features if
the main one - a phone - is poor. Being better than nothing gives it
Reviewed by Anthony from UK on 26th Mar 2008
Had this phone for 2 months now. Looks gorgeous, is super-slim and light,
a good price, packed full of features, very easy to use key-pad with
a nice 'feel' to it. I don't understand why other people have such a
problem with this phone? It's never frozen on me, and the screen has
never gone blank, the screen is actually very bright - so much so that
I use it for a tortch quite often. I've uploaded plenty of games and
apps to my phone, and often use it to play games. It's also my personal
organiser - the calendar has many features. It does lack storage; that's
the only bad thing, but if you're not planning to load it up with lots
of MP3s then this really isn't a problem. If you want a hand-held computer,
then buy a chunky E60 or something. If you want a slim phone with features
you'd expect in a modern phone (not a computer) then get this, you won't
Reviewed by Jae Rin from Malaysia on 25th Mar
i'v3e had dis phone since last year and it's okay except that it could
be slow a bit if ur trying to open something with really big files...
the batteries been good... it could last a few days for me... although
the memory is quite limited it's okay... at least it's still usable...
well, i'm quite satisfied with it....
Reviewed by Sawyl from UK on 25th Mar 2008
I really wanted to like this phone, and there IS a lot to like about
it. Super-thin, decent camera for a VGA, lots of customisation options,
clever and intuitive (but slow) interface, and some very nice touches
that other phones don't have. However, the battery life is poor. Sure,
there are worse phones, but I can't get it to last two days, with about
30 minutes of calls each day. Initially I thought it might take a few
charges to get optimum life out of it, but in two weeks I've had to
charge it 9 times. Not good. The battery is a BL-4BA battery but also
takes BL-4B, which I think has slightly higher capacity. But I can't
see it improving the performance enough to be worthwhile, so I'll be
returning this phone for something more reliable.
Reviewed by ian fletcher from uk on 25th Mar 2008
don't buy it it's rubbish had nothing but trouble keeps cutting out
having to replace battery been replaced 3 times same problem be warned
don't say you were not warned
Reviewed by Pete from uk on 24th Mar 2008
I think you miss the point sometimes you just need a PHONE. battery
lasts forever super slim and robustly built. Mine goes Ring- Ring (
doesn't play an embarrassing sample !) and keeps me legal on the move
and at £30 almost disposable.
Reviewed by mien from Philippines on 24th Mar
Got this phone and it's the lousiest ever. Barely two weeks of use and
the screen goes blank. don't bother to get it. it sucks.
Reviewed by Khairul from M'sia on 24th Mar 2008
Easy to carry b'coz so light & slim. Consider very cheap for MP3 phone.
The problem is memory to small to download song & the telephone sometimes
Reviewed by becham from spain on 20th Mar 2008
the nokia 2630 is the best mobile phone i ever had ... when i saw its
price i thaught it was a joke because it was so cheap ... it has everything
that one expect on his mobile phone ... and i want to tell those who
are not sure wheather to buy it or not ... just to buy it becuase they
wont get disappointed
Reviewed by muntsi from zimbabwe on 19th Mar 2008
got it new.battery would not charge (charger not supported).got a replacement
battery.it doesnt last through a single day.rubbish fo real.its slow
slow slow.no folder security also as on its contemporaries.
Reviewed by mick from uk on 15th Mar 2008
Bought this as my 2nd phone well impressed with it. bright screen bluetooth
radio for £40 dont expect too much well worth the money. for those of
you slagging this phone off you know what your buying when you get it
your quick to write a review ie (had the phone 1 day) so why not read
the reviews befor you buy one
Reviewed by dick roberts from south africa on
15th Mar 2008
Just bought the nokia 2630. I have only had Nokias since '94 but It
will be my last ever Nokia. This one is a complete waste of money, and
it wasn't cheap. Its SLOW SLOW SLOW, and which makes it DIFFICULT to
use. The FM radio is so difficult to operate, blue tooth is intermittent.
Its actually a a joke played on us. Goodbye Nokia.
Reviewed by Peter from Hungary on 13th Mar 2008
Hi I've bought this phone one week ago. It costs ca. 65 USD here (12.000
HUF) I like it, 'cause it's cheap, slim, ultra-light, etc. The battery
is good too. So if you want to use this phone as a PHONE, buy it :)
But if you're keen on taking pictures, or using it as an mp3 player,
choose something else. Anyway, Why do people want to use MOBILE PHONES
for filming, taking pictures, etc? It's a PHONE. And even the most expensive
mobile phone's camera is much worse, than the cheapest Sony digital
Reviewed by Maria from uk on 9th Mar 2008
Like Diane (26 Jan) and Alice (31 Jan) my phone keeps freezing when
someone phones me. I had it replaced at the carphone warehouse but I
have the same problem with the new phone. Going back next week to see
what they can tell me. If it wasn't for that problem I would be happy
with this phone. Light, easy to use and not expensive imao.
Reviewed by laura from uganda on 8th Mar 2008
bought the fon 3 weeks ago. a week later it was just blacking out even
thogh the battery was fully charged i had it replaced and a week later
its doing exactly the same thing wat a rip off
Reviewed by June Bestwick from England on 4th
This model I have had for just 4 months. It has failed to come up to
my expectations.It suddenly stopped working,the screen went blank and
although fully charged would not turn on again. I have today returned
it to the Orange shop. The reported fault is power related when any
Nokia charger is placed in the phone it says charger not supported.
It has been sent to Orbit for repair.
Reviewed by Musa, A from Nigeria on 3rd Mar 2008
U have a reason of what ever u said. But then for web services, zero
and damned too slow in addition of unavailability of memory expansion
slot. The fone is slim, with very good features as at its cost price
compared to many of the same status. Manageably good fone of its kind.
Reviewed by Damo from Northern Ireland on 3rd
An excellent mobile. £30.00 from the o2 website. Comes with FM radio,
Bluetooth, Internet and VGA camera. Adequate battery life and very slim.
Am well pleased!!!
Reviewed by moses ngugi from kenya on 29th Feb
i find the phone very convenient to use,especially its slimness,a not
so clear camera and its FM RADIO.but i have one problem:when i restored
factory settings lost all data from the phone,including the tones,graphics
,themes e.t.c originally installed in the phone.PLZ HOW DO I RESTORE
THEM.HELP ME.My email is email@example.com
Reviewed by ian from uk on 28th Feb 2008
what do people expect for 40 quid.nice easy to use mobile.i have had
mine nearly a week very pleased with it.after the samsung d900i it is
100 times better.
Reviewed by Khalid from Kuwait on 27th Feb 2008
I just purchased the mobile today, and unfortunately after reading the
reviews. The camera is subbish, and the camera come with only one single
ringtone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its a vey bad imqage for Nokia. I always
have a theory, other mobiles makers are better than Nokia.
Reviewed by Anisha Begum from England on 26th
It's okay, I mean I seriously wanted a phone where I could listen to
music on, this useless thing has hardly any memory. I mean come on I
am a teenager! The only good thing about it is that it's slim and could
easily fit into your pocket and kinda lightweight.
Reviewed by Rmacedo from Portugal on 24th Feb
I've Been using this phone for 3 weeks now so this is the impression
i got. SCREEN: When i looked at the phone for the first time i thought
"The screen must be rubish for the price i'm paying". Couldn't be more
wrong. The screen is very bright (more than necessary), and very "detailed".
SOUND: Not very good, when playing radio and stuff like that but when
talking is in an average class speakers. OPERATING SYSTEM: This runs
on nokia's S40 platform meaning that it has a solid performance and
you can get some aps for it. MESSAGING AND CALLING: Calling is as easy
as it should be (select a contact, press the green button, and talk),
but its the messaging that has let me down. I type fast on a mobile,
but this one made me think i was in turtle mode. The buttons are big
which makes it easy to type but it takes some time for it to show what
you've typed. CAMERA: For a low-end phone like this the camera suites
well. Personally I don't use the camera that often and when i use it
is for capturing a photo of my pet or something like that so I'm gessing
that most of the people looking forward to buy this phone won't use
it for more than that too. CONNECTIVITY: Nothing to say but the dual
band. I mean come on nokia dual band is out. The bluetooth is nice but
with only 11 megs you won't use that much unless you use bluetooth phones.
OVERALL: Its a fine phone although it could be better. The phone itself
is slow but when you get used to it you stop bothering with that. Other
thing to look at its the design, sleek, small, and beautifuly simple.
I'll give it 4 stars because it's a good phone but the dual band and
the slowliness makes it not worthy of the 5
Reviewed by raghavenderrao from indoa on 19th
there is no brightness option in my 2630.
Reviewed by Elizabeth from UK on 7th Feb 2008
I agree with Richard below. I think it's brill and does exactly what
you would expect for £40. It makes calls, texts and works! If you want
a great camera phone you obviously need to pay more than £40 Kanishka
(below). I haven't experineced any issues with it at all and I love
it. It's small, sleek and does the job a phone should do...
Reviewed by Richard from England on 4th Feb 2008
An excellent phone - couldn't ask for more in the under £40 sector.
Reviewed by Alice from UK on 31st Jan 2008
Don't know if this is just a batch problem, but I've had problems since
day one: Firstly, it started freezing on missed calls. I put this down
to a faulty phone, but when I got it replaced, it did the same thing.
Secondly, I went to write a message and accidentally typed the number
as + (so in the numbers bar, it showed up as +;). When going to delete
this, I pressed the end call button, automatically saving this to the
draft folder. When trying to open the draft folder, it subsequently
crashed and kept crashing. This has happened with the replacement model
too. However, it may just be a faulty batch. Aesthetically, the phone
is lovely. It has an excellent feel and sound quality as well as very
long battery life. I'm just very disappointed with it.
Reviewed by Kanishka from Sri Lanka on 30th Jan
yo,i am using 2630 since in last year...Ma dad brought it frm singapore...but
the VGA camera there is useless and what can u frm a 11MB memory???dis
is only ok for a shorttime of period!!!!!!
Reviewed by samuel from England on 27th Jan 2008
Brought this phone in a hurry. It looked nice and slim.As soon as I
took it home and played with it. I relised I made a mistake. The srceen
is not clear. can only hold a couple of songs and the camera is rubbish.
took it back next day. POOR!!
Reviewed by Diane from UK on 26th Jan 2008
Bought my phone on the 12th Jan. Now on my second handset, they keep
freezing. Been told its a SIMs card falut - not convinced on this one.
Apart from all this if the phone worked well I quite like it.
Reviewed by steve from uk on 21st Jan 2008
Rubbish phone keeps freezing every day! I understand these were mfd
in 2005 is this correct? Any ideas? Thanks
Reviewed by chris from ireland on 20th Jan 2008
i got my new nokia 2630 yesterday and i am delighted with it. it is
a good looking phone thats is easy to use, this comes from someone who
had to deal with the touch sensitive phone, Samsung E900, as their last
phone. The camera is the best but the phone functions well and it looks
modern, especially with its slim design. If you are looking a cheap,
good looking and easy to use phone, you should certainly go for this.
Reviewed by Saleh from Indonesia on 20th Jan 2008
This phone is OK only if you after simplicity and efficiency. The phone
is very simple to use and easy to navigate, but like the reviewers said
the phone is kinda rubbish, and I have to admit that myself.
Reviewed by vicki from england on 9th Jan 2008
i just got the phone yesterday, it's cheap, lightweight, stylish and
easy to use. the only thing which disappointed me is i cant have a lot
of photos on it as it's already telling me my memory is full!!! i didn't
realise 11MB is quite a small memory so i couldn't tansfer all my pics
from my old phone (32MB!!!) also i only just realised it's dual band
so i cant use when i go to france??? damn...still im chuffed with it.
Reviewed by roscoe from uk on 6th Jan 2008
a simple phone,yes,but no unexpected problems with it.easy to call &
text-looks really nice-and lightweight!
Reviewed by Bee from Uk on 4th Jan 2008
Bought for my father as a simple and easy to use phone with big buttons
and a camera (for the price). And it ticks all those boxes. If you base
your purchase on the fact that it does the simple things correctly and
without fuss buy this phone. The bluetooth, radio, bright screen and
other features are extras which is a welcome addition to a entry level
nokia phone. Yes the menu's can be slow, yes the camera's doesn't take
quality photos, however the sheer usability and simpleness of the phone
(hell even the size) makes me want to buy one too. If its for an elder
who just wants the simple things with a lot a style plus a few nice
extras - buy it! If you're constantly bashing the slow menus and slouchy
camera then don't! Simple
Reviewed by Rupert from US of A on 27th Dec 2007
i personally like the phone a lot also got it for $1.40!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Jon from South Africa on 25th Dec
It is a great phone but dose not have a MP3 player The price of this
phone is good!
Reviewed by Yasin from Kuwait on 22nd Dec 2007
I have just bought the phone, its better then many entry level nokia
models. the phone has all the features as mentioned by "Robert from
Uganda on 20th Dec 2007". however ... I would really like the phone
if it was supporting external memory. The phone has no Brightness control
and its too bright by default which is enough to run water from your
eyes while using it indoors or at night! The phone gives dead drops
while talking to people who have some specific model of phones! (not
sure which ones). Nokia 2630 does not allow you to edit its gallery
images which i think is limiting users to customize "their" mobile!
after all they paid of it! I have found that the Phone setting does
not cover the memory status which you have to figure out under Gallery
properties... in a nut shall! the phone is good enough to be use for
6 months (okay max 9 months) & then move on to some GOOD model! may
be Sony Ericson !!
Reviewed by Robert from Uganda on 20th Dec 2007
I have used the above phone for 1 month now. I can say its quite a good
phone in terms of connectivity and other applications as converter in
this multi-currency world.I have just had one hitch is with head-phones
that have failed after 2 weeks.Also internet connectivity is not so
Reviewed by Matty wier from Ragger view on 9th
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omg if u dont buym this phone u r missing out on a load of fun man it
has 11 megabytes internal memory which playsd ghood ringtones such as
herdy gerdy and it even has 3 games installed on this beautiful phone
also it has a handsfree speaker so i dont have to touch and speak yey
omg it also has bluwetooth