Nokia 3120 Classic Review
In a nutshell: This is a good entry-level 3G phone with a classic
user-friendly design. Features include a 2 megapixel camera with flash,
MP3 player and FM radio. With the capacity to expand its memory to 4
GB, and with reasonable battery life, this is a recommended phone for
those who don't need to have the latest gadget-laden fashion phone.
Review: August 2008. Updated May 2009.
The Nokia 3120 Classic is an entry-level 3G phone, and follows Nokia's
tradition of producing classic no-nonsense phones. There isn't too much
to go wrong with the 3120 Classic, and indeed it seems to be pretty
much problem-free, although the audio quality isn't Nokia's best.
It's a very lightweight slim phone that will slot into any pocket.
Although plasticky in look and feel, it seems to be sturdy enough to
withstand everyday abuse. The keypad is a good size and is very easy
to use, with sensibly shaped buttons and good, positive feedback. The
display is a good size at 2.0 inches across, and over-delivers when
it comes to colours (16 million!) and resolution (QVGA, i.e. 320 x 240
pixels - as good as most high-end phones costing much more.) Gone are
the days when Nokia produced sub-standard LCD screens in its entry level
As mentioned, this is a 3G phone that also supports quadband GSM, so
you can literally use it wherever you travel. It's equipped with a decent
enough 2 megapixel camera with flash, and can record videos and make
2-way video calls. It's certainly not the best camera phone around,
and it can't match the Sony Ericsson
K770i that costs only a little more, but it holds its own against
many similarly priced competitors. As well as taking pictures the 3120
Classic will also play your music collection or let you listen to its
FM radio. If you buy a 3.5mm headphone adapter you can plug in your
own stereo headphones, or you can use a stereo Bluetooth headset if
you prefer. With an onboard memory of just 24 Mbytes, you'll only be
able to store a handful of MP3 tracks, but you can expand the memory
to 4GB with a microSD card, giving you enough room to store around 1,000
You'll also find a good range of other features such as Java downloads,
wallpaper, ringtones & themes, an Opera mini browser for mobile
web surfing, and a good organiser.
Battery life is acceptable, but don't believe Nokia's official figures
of 12.5 days' standby. Most users should get a few days' usage, which
is better than many 3G phones.
The Nokia 3120 may not be the phone to buy if you want all the latest
gadgets, or if you plan to wow your mates in the pub, but for a good
no-nonsense usable phone, this one does the job very well indeed.
Features of the Nokia 3110 Classic include:
- 2 megapixel camera with flash
- Video recorder & 3G video calling
- Display: TFT, 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.0 inches)
- Stereo MP3 player (MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+ and Windows Media Player
formats & OMA DRM 2.0)
- Stereo FM radio with Visual Radio
- MP3 ringtones / 128-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Voice features: Push to talk, Enhanced voice dialing, Voice commands,
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, and email with attachments,
Instant messaging, Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging
- Java games
- Wallpaper, animated screensavers, themes
- Organizer with calendar, to-do list, and notes
- Internet: GPRS, EDGE,
web browser, Opera Mini browser
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, micro USB 2.0, 2.5 mm AV and 2.0 mm
- Memory: 24 Mbytes plus microSD memory card slot (up to 4 GB)
- Quad-band GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900) plus dual-band WCDMA (850,2100
/ 900,2100 / 850,1900)
- Size: 111 x 45 x 13 mm
- Weight: 85g
- Talktime: 2.75 hours (3G) - 3.33 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: 300 hours
Nokia 3120 Classic User Reviews
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Average rating from 106 reviews:
Reviewed by Giorgio from UK on 6th Feb 2013
More than four years of everyday heavy use around the world. Never had
a problem. I dropped it many times, it never stopped working. Superb!
Reviewed by Miro from Canada on 7th May 2012
I bought this nokia 3120 years ago, as a spare phone. It has a feature
that can be activated now. Rarely used, while upgrading the firmware,
the phone is suddenly dead. There is no way, up to now, to revive it.
I am disappointed and this is not environmentally friendly. In Canada,
there is no rep of nokia that are willing to help me with your phone,
unless under warranty.
Reviewed by Mike from Sweden on 28th Mar 2012
I just feel that i have to add one good argument to the well-written
initial description above. The sound quality during current call speaking
!. I have had three GSM´s and one other 3G(Sony Ericsson Z600..I
HATE THAT !),but none of those were even close,regarding sound quality
to/from whom you talk to. -The speaker itself,for external use,aren´t
either better or worse than any other phone i´m familiar with
though. -One other thing that is good(or bad,depends who you´ll
ask) is the vibration function !.-It´s almost hysterical !. If
you leave the phone on a wooden furniture,you can shut of the ring function
completely,because everyone in your home will we waked up anyway !(The
intensity from the vibration may perheps work as a substitute for a
"bunny stick"/"lady´s little friend" ?!..).
Finally,one clear disadvantage: The battery !. Sure,you can surf some
internet,chatting,filming or take some pictures,listen to music,or even
watch a movie(I you have good eyes and steady vision !). BUT: NOT "ON
THE RUN" !. Believe it or not,the finns has done an excellent job,combining
a low-mid-priced phone,with some standards you would only find in the
premium segment on the market. -- BUT: Their collueges on the battery
development department haven´t been any successful at all !.If
you go for some entertaiment functions,your battery will run out in
less than an hour !. -And even after halv-an-hour,the battery will no
longer be capable of phone calls longer than app. 10 minutes. To use
the phone to its full extend,you should not be very far from a AC-contact
or a car´s lighter plug-in(or some kind of USB-charging device).
I found this a little annoying,but at least,it works for me though.
I have had this since June 2008,and i plan to continuing using it for
about two or three years. Besides from the cheesy battery,it´s
a very nice phone. If you can remember to keep the battery level under
control,it will be your faithful "co-worker" almost in any situation,even
if you´re on the countryside,and has only a half-weak GSM-signal
to count on,IT WILL PROBABLY WORK !. Its calculator,time and alarm clock,calendar,and
some more everyday-kind of stuff will stand at your disposal,and it´s
nice and neat to !. /M.
Reviewed by sunil from india on 21st Jan 2012
problem with nokia software up grades after upgrading to 9.01 version
no signal comes if u reset also the same problem rises after few hours
every time u reset the signal problem will be there
Reviewed by Rahul from India on 3rd Jan 2012
V poor mobile
Reviewed by kamlesh kale from india on 22nd Dec
Its good but its front camera is use less
Reviewed by ------------ from __________ on 21st
looks ugly sounds ugly i bought it and its ugly and i think u should
not buy it :(
Reviewed by Boby from Indonesia on 20th May 2009
I just bought this cheap 3G cellphone few days ago, the earpiece speaker
sounds weird (distortion) and a couple more days there's no sound heard
tho ... ????? any help ???
Reviewed by paul from walesq on 12th May 2009
well i dont normally post reviews but i like this phone so much... purchased
last week, does everything i need it to do, as im on 3g, i find it difficult
to get signal in my area, but with this phone it actually works, onboard
memory is very low but Just found a micro sd card, so now i can play
all my mp3 tracks.. landed :) takes good photos too considering it is
only a 2mp camera. keypad takes a bit of getting used too, as ive just
come from using a sony ericsson but starting to get the hang of it now.
battery life is superb, considering i use it for internet, call, texts
etc... easily the best phone ive had in terms of battery life (unless
you count the old nokia phones!) I only paid 60quid for it delivered,
so im well impressed, my only quibble is i wish i bought it sooner :)
Reviewed by Ken Thomas from UK on 12th May 2009
Disappointed in this phone. Impossible to find voice dialling in phone
menu and battery life between 1 and 2 days. Very poor user manual fails
to explain features properly.
Reviewed by amer from england on 8th May 2009
i like this phone but when try to use skype on this phone its take long
time come on other wise its good
Reviewed by Declan from UK on 4th May 2009
Don't get the INQ1, I did and the signal was quite poor and not forgetting
the call volume. I bought a Nokia 3120 and have had no issues with reception
and call volume since. It may appear cheap looking but it had everything
you need and more. I'm keeping it, as long as I'm on the 3 network.
Don't be fooled to take the INQ 1.
Reviewed by Todaishe from Zimbabae on 2nd May
I bought my 3120 about 3 weeks ago for us$150. I am loving it right.
Good size display that has ver good visibility. Very good voice clarity
during calls. Good battery life. Great music/video player. Great keys
for texting and good messaging capabilities. Very good 2mp camera and
good video capabilities, flash works excellently by the way. It also
has a cool opera browser. I got this phone to replace my ancient nokia
6610i that's probably why im praising it so much. Battery life is good...which
is not good enogh for me.
Reviewed by SAGAR from NEPAL on 2nd May 2009
GOOD BUT NOT BETTER
Reviewed by Dominic from Zimbabwe on 2nd May 2009
Simple yet sophisticated, versatile. No compromise on quality and cn
definately stand the heat for a 4ne in its league, and it doesn't hurt
that u cn turn it into ur own personal media player, it's also very
organised so u don't need to struggle to get to ur stuff and listen
to ur fav tracks. A definite yes from me!!
Reviewed by jan from uk on 30th Apr 2009
forget this mobile - get inq1 or skypephone s2. display is bad, skype
chat is not working, keys are horrible, standby time is worse than my
old sony k510i. really don't bother it's not worth it at all.
Reviewed by Rahul from India on 29th Apr 2009
I bought the phone just a week ago and i can't belive what i have got
in just 7000 bucks..! The phone is superb and it contains all the functions
you want in a phone..! According to me, the best nokia phone ever..!!!
Reviewed by laurence ellis from ireland on 26th
this phone somehow manages to please and offend in equal measure, i
am on 3 contract out here on the west coast of ireland, having got rid
of a nice looking lg u970 because of battery life, i got the nokia 3120,
most of my other phones were noks, and the 6233 (on which the 3120 is
obviously modeled)still handles my meteor account with a week between
charges,so, why does it only last a day and a half with very moderate
usage? (and 2 replacement batteries later). the sound is another disapointment,again,
6233, great sound, come on nokia, good battery life and sound through
speaker quality are fundimentals in phones now... but on the plus side,
still the best text experience out there,i have yet to find a better
user interface than on this phone, again,like 6233 but lovely quick
keypad.a decent flash camera,an easy to navigate music player and computer
bluetooth connectivity makes this phone a great addition to anyone relying
on there mobile as a mass storage device that handles phone calls!!!!.
photos, music, speech, so,on balance, a very capable phone, just be
sure to pack a generator if your going away for a few days.... or borrow
a mates 6233!!!!.
Reviewed by Horse from uk on 25th Apr 2009
Don't bother!! all I wanted was a mobile to text and use as telephone...its
rubbish! half the time it didn't ring for incoming calls,most of the
time texting was unreliable, unreliable at detecting signal (even when
surrounded by masts!), sent the first one back as it randomly didn't
know there was a sim card in it, and it was completely unreliable in
Reviewed by Sai from India on 22nd Apr 2009
I am using this phone. Its handy,slim. Camera quality is excellent.
Charge retention is ok. Its working nice. Even playing games the battery
retention is good. One of the nice model in Nokia. U shall buy it.
Reviewed by Tisho from London on 18th Apr 2009
I am using this phone on Three and can CONFIRM that at the moment SKYPE
IS WORKING but only support calls - NOT chat. Skype is downloadable
via Three web site - services.
Reviewed by Andy from Wales on 14th Apr 2009
I got this phone on a budget contract for my wife thinking it would
be pretty basic - how wrong was I?!?! This thing is a powerful 3G phone
with everything anyone who is looking for the basics & a bit more could
ask for. The internet speed is fast (good on Skype & Facebook) and the
CAMERA IS BRILLIANT ESPECIALLY USING THE FLASH.It's only 2Mp but the
quality is outstanding. The 2Mp camera on my 6120 is rubbish by comparison.
Sound quality is great and reception reliable. Some people may not like
the keypad by I have no problems with it. The internal memory is a bit
stingy so get a Micro SD card and you're away. Battery life is good.
For the price this phone rocks!!!
Reviewed by banjo sunday chris from nigeria on
13th Apr 2009
this is another powerful phone from nokia because it user friendly and
Reviewed by David from UK on 11th Apr 2009
Please note. This phone is not compatible to use with Skype on the 3UK
Reviewed by Binay from India on 6th Apr 2009
I bought this phone 3 days back. pros: extremely attractive look. very
friendly key pad excellent screen resolution good sound quality slim
and sturdy comes with 1 gb card cons: poor camera quality low volume
output on speakers hangs on running multiple operations
Reviewed by Dean Morales from US on 1st Apr 2009
I bought this phone while on vacation in another country 3 months ago.
I live in Bahrain. To check on voice mail messages, one needs to dial
117 and follow the prompts here. Now, all of a sudden, when i dial 117
I get "attempting emergency call". It takes me to the police. ????!!!
Nokia care says it is the software and to have it reloaded. I did. The
cell phone shop says its vodafone. vodafone says it the cellphone. Nokia
says they only honor warranties in country of purchase. Im screwed.
Next phone, motorola. Buy for good nokia.
Reviewed by Marie-Louise from South Africa on
28th Mar 2009
Stylish, sleek and very user friendly phone. Has great features...yet
disappointing is the battery life and the display light. Battery stand-by
is definitely not 300 hours, far from it and the display light goes
off every 5 seconds.
Reviewed by Durka from Pakistan on 28th Mar 2009
dis fone is proppa bad innit, got it off my brother Suki.
Reviewed by sunny from india... on 25th Mar 2009
woow i love dis fone...d only problem i've found is redeye...
Reviewed by Tim from Hong Kong on 25th Mar 2009
The battery sucks I am on my 3rd in less than 8 months. Otherwise a
Reviewed by Pramod N Shanbhag from India on 24th
I just bought this phone a few hours ago after reading any reviews that
I could get on the net. Its an awesone phone with a really good price.
I bought it at a Nokia Store for Rs. 7460, which to me is a really good
price for a 3g phone and a 3 MP camera, not to mention the flash, video
recording and the display clarity. A Very good phone.
Reviewed by samantha from england on 22nd Mar
this phone is amazing, its slim, fast and got all the fetures needed.
a must have mobile, thanks nokia!!
Reviewed by vishal from india on 21st Mar 2009
sound quality is average....
Reviewed by David from England on 21st Mar 2009
Just got this phone direct from Nokia after having a 6230i for several
years. Love it. Not quite as solid as 6230i but is slimmer and the larger
keys and screen are great. Battery life is better than expected, lasting
a good 4-5 days. Camera is good but what I particulkarly like is being
able to get all my emails. THe browser is fast, especially when using
the Opera browser. Its just fantastic. I love every part of it. Shame
it didn't come with a memory card but bought a 2gb off ebay for good
price. Now putting a lot of music on after buying adapter to use normal
earphones. Nearly waited for the Nokia 6700, which comes out later this
year, but this will definately do for now. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Emthias from India on 18th Mar 2009
To start with its excellent mobile . The camera is excellent better
than n79 5 mega pixel . Only problem is the display light goes in few
second.don't know how to change the settings of it i searched and ended
not finding it . IF some one know please share . Thanks
Reviewed by Abhinandan from India on 17th Mar
Love the phone. The camera is outstanding.. The sound is extraordinary..
In a nutshell it offers all the features u want at this price... Cheers...
Reviewed by Simon Fausset from England on 16th
I got this phone when I changed from pay as you go with Virgin to a
monthly contract. Personally, when I got it out of the box it looked
cheap and plasticy and plain looking and when I tried to insert the
sim card, the flimsy aluminium card cover broke right away, so I thought
I'd just pop the contract sim into my 6300 pay and go phone, and stick
with the best, its weighty, and very stylish, so Nokia can keep the
3120 classic! Would not recommend this!
Reviewed by Wendy from England on 12th Mar 2009
Like the phone but can anyone tell me how you stop the display light
from going off after about 3 secs? It is so annoying.
Reviewed by Tayo from nigeria on 11th Mar 2009
I've used this phone for like six months and it very good. It's browser
is fast. takes very good photos and it videoing in excellent. Phone
memory adequate . and it support a wide range of java applications very
well. in short its a problem free phone. Thanks Nokia!
Reviewed by Mukesh Purohit from India on 11th
The Nokia 3120 classic is very excellent phone with almost all features
are provided with this product. Presently, I have use this mobile.
Reviewed by dhaval from baroda on 9th Mar 2009
very very good
Reviewed by Lee from England on 6th Mar 2009
Ok phone. Paid fourty eight quid for mine. Good Mp3 player. Got rid
cause me poor battery life. Good video camera
Reviewed by WASEEM from UK on 23rd Feb 2009
THIS PHONE IS PERFECT
Reviewed by Igor from Serbia on 21st Feb 2009
I have this phone for over four months now and it's a gem. It's not
a high-end phone, but for it's price range is a best-buy and a must-have.
Every function it has, executes it in a superb way. If you're thinking
about it, my advice is GO FOR IT!!
Reviewed by E from London, UK on 18th Feb 2009
I jus got this fone as my 2nd line about 4 days ago n i realli do love
it. dah camera is good, sound quality is great and the internet is fast.
the onli bad fing i cn find is the battery. as i hv free windows live
on my fone, i go it sumtymsz, buh aftah 30 minsz use..ah full battery
drops 2 around 60%. the battery aslo gets hot easily. comparing the
battery life wiv my sony ericsson w580i, ders a big difference.
Reviewed by rakesh from india on 17th Feb 2009
its camera quality is very good, compets n70 and 6500,mus.ex etc.but
bad thing is this that music and sound quality is very very poor. if
u r looking for a music phone dont go with this.even u can't find it
as nokia 3110 classic or nokia3500. its loud speacker sound cant be
heard from one ft.away. u find nokia 1200 is 20 times more louder than
this. cant read pdf files. as a conclusion. satisfactory for normal
use.not for music or internet(because mini opera version is 3.0that
cant support to use as otherslike n70,6500etc.
Reviewed by Mark from UK on 16th Feb 2009
Got this phone on the 3 £9 a month deal. I am not a nokia fan but I
am very pleased with this phone.It is slim, light and the keypad is
easy to use. The audio is very clear unlike my 6500 slide, and the battery
life is outstanding. it may not have all the bells and whistles, but
for the price I cannot fault it.
Reviewed by SVS Kundu from India on 16th Feb 2009
Negetive aspects of this pone is only that it has not 3.5 mm jack for
listening of audio fills it has 2.5 mm jack which is not suitable for
listner of walkmen.
Reviewed by Ched from Philippines on 16th Feb
I am so amazed with its video quality. But I'm just wondering if I can
view videos from Nokia 3120 classic using TV out cables? Or can I play
music through speakers using 2.5 to 3.5 mm adapter?
Reviewed by usama from wales on 13th Feb 2009
sik fne man
Reviewed by Burns from UK on 11th Feb 2009
I was sent this phone as a so called 'upgrade' i sent it straight back
as it was cheap and 'plasticy' and felt like a cheap knock off of any
other Nokia! If i was on a building site and couldn't care less what
happened to my phone then this might be the one to have....maybe! Otherwise
my initial thought was this can't possibly cost over £100 to buy!! I
would have thought twice handing over a tenner!!
Reviewed by prabhakran from india on 9th Feb 2009
the most slim phone in 3g in very low price... it looks good compared
to other.. u should buy this..........
Reviewed by Alex from UK on 30th Jan 2009
Fantastic phone for the price - I got it when it was available for £80
a its a god damn awesome phone. The cheapest 3G phone with a 2MP camera
+ Flash! YOU MUST BUY!
Reviewed by UMAR from u.k on 25th Jan 2009
i recommend dis fne to every person on earth itz a wicked fn cannot
get a better fn dan dis itz much better dan an n97 nd itz cheap buy
it NOW sik battery life
Reviewed by Haydn from UK on 21st Jan 2009
Love the fone but I am on my THIRD in three weeks as the first two had
faulty keys. On the first one the 'unlock' key stuck and so I could
not open the fone. On the second one the big button top right came loose
and wobbled about. Shop instantly changed fone each time and now I seem
to have a good one and I like it a lot. Easy to use and very clear.
Reviewed by Ahmed from Nigeria on 19th Jan 2009
the fone is great, lovely applications, great battery lyf, i believe
this fone is great and would fit in with any sex
Reviewed by taylah from victoria on 19th Jan 2009
its sexy cute i love it so much the best phone i have had and i have
4 phones so far so yeah its the best!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by john from nigeria on 16th Jan 2009
I must confress i really like this phone it cute
Reviewed by Bakhtavar from Wales on 15th Jan 2009
Sik fne i bot it 2 days ago for 60 pound i luv it
Reviewed by Ched from Philippines on 13th Jan
(to eric reyes from Phil... u need ur "auto-update of time" turned on,
got the same problem before, and now, problem solved!) Just like a baby
N70 in S40 Platform. Design is not that bad. Main functions as phone
(messaging, call, organisers, etc.) work excellent. Sound works great
if placed with loudspeaker facing flat on surface. Camera is not shy
(but I hate the red eyes, fault of the flash). Video is excellent when
set in higher resolution (I've recorded fireworks this New Year & it's
beautiful). Thumbs up to web browsing, can check regularly my yahoo
e-mail, friendster & facebook account. Also works good in YouTube (But
u need a strong 3G signal)! Data transfer works fast via Bluetooth or
data cable! Just got disappointed, package included a single sided head
set & no data cable! But still recommended! For those who don't know
how to play the radio in loudspeaker, you need first plug in your headset
(it function as antenna so it is a must), select settings, then loudspeaker!
I still wonder why opera mini's browsing is free of charge in my first
2 months of use. But now, it charges my load. But still great phone!
Reviewed by eric reyes from philippines on 12th
i just bought my 3120 classic and i observed that the clock stops..i
performed an experiment... i adjusted the clock of the 3120 10minutes
advance in my wall clock and t.v. clock at about 20 minutes the wall
clock and my t.v. clock overtaked the time in the 3120 classic so i
know that it stopped.. why? but all other operation in is ok....
Reviewed by kichu from india on 10th Jan 2009
This fone is good for the price n the features...of course..the speaker
qualiy is not that outstanding..but beware if ya buying this handset,
make sure the firmware shows as v 9.41 ( which is supposed to be the
latest release by nokia for 3120c)the older versions had a problem where
in few days of usage and the fone earpiece goes mute and u would ve
to enable speakerfone for listening to incomeing calls..this prob has
been identified by nokia and v9.41 has been released as its firmware..trust
me i had to go the nokia service center thrice to get it resolved....apart
from this,.the battery/camera/music players is pretty decent for the
Reviewed by Shishir from India on 9th Jan 2009
I bought this phone a few days back, and i recommend this phone to everyone
who wants the best features at a low cost.. some positives - great display,good
camera,the os of the phone is pretty fast,slim,nice keypad,data transfer
speed is good. some negatives - the output of the speaker is not very
loud,so if u prefer music over the speakers u may want to choose some
other phone,usb data cable is not bundled with the hand set you wil
have to buy it seperately. but for the price its available this phone
is undoubtedly the best there is in the market right now..a very good
Reviewed by jad from Mauritius on 7th Jan 2009
Best phone ever had!!!!
Reviewed by Usman from saudi arabia on 5th Jan
it is reallllly grrrreat set
Reviewed by Usy from UK on 2nd Jan 2009
This is sme phat crazy fne. I got mine for fifty bar and i fink itz
Reviewed by Liebel schlesinger from Uk on 31st
I asked my friend who has a telecommunications shop to sell me the buy
i could get a on pay as you go basis he have of the 3120c and now i
an indeed very happy which delivers everything you need from a modern
phone and is unlike most of its rivals problem free, and very good value
for money since it costs only £80. Also i dont know why on the reviews
they say that the memory case could be upto 4gb, i use an 8gb case and
Reviewed by Esfandiar from England on 29th Dec
I got mine about six months ago, on my existing three contract. For
the first time I actually use my phone regularly to listen to music.
I use a Nokia bluetooth stereo headset, which is quite convinient for
cycling, as you don't need to worry about missing a call either. I bought
a micro SDHC card for about £3 to expand its memory. The battery life
is quite reasonable. For moderate use (say 45min of music over bluetooth,
20 min call, a couple of texts and 30min gaming each day), you only
need to re-charge it once every 3-4 days. I also use it for playing
music over my surround sound system at home, which has bluetooth. I
must admit, it has crashed a few times (restarted itself) when I was
trying to play music over bluetooth, having just updated the SD card
on my computer, but overall the performance and usability is quite acceptable
and much better than any other phones in the same range that I have
seen. Another very nice feature is that it is slim and lightweight,
and you can actually carry it around in your pocket (something that
I was never comfortable to do with my other phones).
Reviewed by YINKA from NIGERIA on 25th Dec 2008
BEST PHONE EVER HAD. GREAT FUNCTIONALITY & GOOD BATTERY LIFE. QUITE
Reviewed by abbas ali vohra from india on 22nd
its very good phone i really happy to buy this phone its great.
Reviewed by Renso from Philippines on 20th Dec
Been with this phone for 2 weeks now and I can say that I made a great
choice. As you can see Nokia is creating lots of Classics and almost
all of them are wonderful just like this one - Nokia 3120 Classic. I
was using my 6 month old Nokia 1209 and that one is a workhorse, though
small it is very sturdy and reliable. However, I need to replace it
for I need a quadband phone and found this one and it's a gem. Though
plastic, it is solid...very good call clarity for it has a Call Clarity
feature, slim physique, good camera, decent video recorder (CIF) which
is better than QCIF, and a well appreciated battery life. Before I selected
this phone, I was thinking which one to buy - Nokia 3610 fold or this
one. Well, I like the fold design but it is a little expensive and feature-wise
it does not match the 3120 Classic. This one has a visual radio too,
one thing it lacks is the Nokia Maps and sad to say it is not downloadable
as of now for S40 UI. Considering what you will get - 2MP Camera, Quadband,
good keypad, cool battery life, solid construction, and reasonable price
- this one is a wonderful investment. Get it you won't be disappointed.
Reviewed by Adrian Hoe from Malaysia on 16th Dec
Just bought the phone yesterday as an early Christmas present for my
wife. She loves it, I mean we love it. Took some pictures of the kids
with the flash. Photo quality is not as good as digital cameras but
for casual and ad hoc photo taking, it is more than enough. First thing
my wife said when she put it in her trouser pocket, "Wow! It is so slim
and sleek." We have yet tested out its 3G video calling because the
area where we live has no 3G coverage. We have to go to the town to
have 3G coverage. The screen and colors are as good as my 6300. I am
a little worry about its plastic casing. Although it feels good and
light to hold, it is kind of fragile. The phone also comes with PTT
(Push-To-Talk). So she can use it like a walkie-talkie to communicate
with me whole day during an outing. The phone is great and we think
it is worth it at this price with so many features especially the 3G
video calling, PTT etc.
Reviewed by crunch belly from vatican on 9th Dec
excellent phone,buy without doubt.its great for next year.small,good
looking,series40 device,quiet smart.4 3120classic 4 stars.good job nokia.
Reviewed by DeadRinger from UK on 9th Dec 2008
Question: Has anyone been able to get the battery to charge via the
USB cable? My computer can see the phone, but it does not seem to charge.
Installing the PC suite s/w didn;t help either. Thanks.
Reviewed by varun mundra from India on 5th Dec
The phone is outstanding, really worth the money we pay. It has all
Reviewed by Anonymous from Australia on 4th Dec
A cheap 3G phone which does exactly what it is supposed to do. Video
camera is excellent, though if you move it fast while recording the
image seems to wobble a bit, call clarity is pretty good and so is volume,
though call volume does not seem to be adjustable. Ringtones are loud
enough, battery life seems good so far. Camera is decent quality, though
colours can be messed up, especially in photos with both dark areas
and very bright areas. Buttons and keypad are good, the back of the
phone is clipped on very tightly. Menus are quick and do not lag, you
can switch between GMS and UMTS (3G) networks. The screen is great quality,
nice and bright, but the flash for the camera is not; even in dark areas,
photos look better without the flash. Without the flash, photos come
out fairly grainy, but do not come out particularly dark. Menus are
easy to navigate, and the "graphite" theme looks very nice. Phone switches
on quickly and has never crashed on me.
Reviewed by Zlatko from Macedonia on 25th Nov
This is a good phone considering the price,but still has some flaws.For
example I was so annoyed that it doesn`t show call timer during a call
so you don`t know how long you have been talking.Can someone please
tell me if this is fixable?Also the camera isn`t very good indoor and
Reviewed by Geoff from UK on 23rd Nov 2008
It doe's what is says on the box. Nothing special about this budget
'phone, particularly disappointed with the quality. My screen scratched
badly within the first couple of days, the supplier was not interested.
I have had an old Nokia 1600 for ages and the the quality of materials
is far superior and still lokks in better condition than the Classic.
Reviewed by DeadRinger from UK on 18th Nov 2008
p.s. If you get the Nokia 3120 on the 3 network be forewarned that it
is NOT compatible with Skype. Also, the memory card slot is very sticky.
The card does not "click" in correctly. I've tried a number of different
cards, all the same problem. On the plus side though, the battery life
is pretty good and the screen image is great for the price :-)
Reviewed by Sami from Pakistan on 13th Nov 2008
I was really disappointed with the camera result on this set, I was
using the LG KG200 for the last year and even its 1.3MP camera gave
me better results when outside. Otherwise It’s the best set in
its price range.
Reviewed by KRAE from ANTONIO on 6th Nov 2008
I BOUGHT MY NOKIA 3120 LAST WEEK AND I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH THIS PHONE.BUT
OBVIOUSLY NUFFIN IS PERFECT.WHEN U TAKE PIC AN USE FLASH U SUMTIMES
GET THE WORST RED EYE POSSIBLE BUT APART FROM THE DODGEY FLASH IT IS
OKAY.I AGREE WITH MOST PEOPLE ON THE KEYPAD EASY TO USE.FOR THE PRICE
I PAID £50 I THINK ITS WORTH EVERY PENNY.
Reviewed by Dead Ringer from UK on 4th Nov 2008
The great thing about the Nokia 3120 is its simplicity. It's a no-fuss
phone that gets the job done. On the outside however it's a different
story. The half-curvy shape of the phone feels strange, sort of unbalanced.
The keypad feels odd and cheap. If Nokia had matached the efficient
interior with a more classic exterior this could have been a top mid-range
phone. For £50 on PAYG though can't really complain. p.s. Nokia don't
include proper stereo earphones.
Reviewed by micro scoop from uk on 1st Nov 2008
true true,just for small fingers,but great phone and cheep.quick and
without any operational probs.
Reviewed by Lisa from England - SW on 31st Oct
I LOVE my new phone. I've been looking for ages to find a phone like
this. It's classy and does everything i need. It's very light weight
and considering it's slim design the keys are very easy to use. it's
by far the best phone I've ever had. it's just great. Battery life is
excellent too. I'd recommend this phone to anyone who wants a midrange
handset with top of the range functions and features. great phone.
Reviewed by Deka from Indonesia on 29th Oct 2008
I like this phone beause good screen,camera with flash,3G n simple model.
I like it
Reviewed by Soham from India on 24th Oct 2008
This is a grt phone.Pretty good battery life(3.5 days easily),fast charging,good
camera and flash,good sound quality,mind blowing display,fast and userfriendly
operating system and many other excellent features and great value for
money.Outside materials and finish is of cheap quality and the accessories
supplied are very bad,still I would recommend this phone to everybody.
Reviewed by Stephen from Nigeria on 16th Oct 2008
It is a nice phone, I think I can manage its features and when I need
additional value added services, I can use other computer aided devices
available at my disposal.
Reviewed by kumar from india on 12th Oct 2008
the phone is just okay...the key pad is tacky....i hate the plasticky
feel of the phone...the hands-free given in the sales package is a let
down...there must've been a data cable in the package....anyway it is
a good phone....not a very outstanding piece but its not all that bad
Reviewed by ashraf from bangladesh on 30th Sep
i just bought the phone. only complain i have is about the loudspeaker.
it sounds very rubbish. other than this, the phone is very nice. great
display, cool mp3 player, 4 gb memory, camera with flash, video calling
are the important things of the phone. in this price range one of the
Reviewed by Isaac from India on 30th Sep 2008
mp3 player sound very low
Reviewed by adrian from malta on 22nd Sep 2008
a great phone. nice design and software. the only thing i find is that
video is in vga quality which could be a bit disapointing. Great mp3
player and great radio reception. the things that should be improved
are the memroy card slot place and the video camera
Reviewed by JEAN from uk on 19th Sep 2008
very poor keypad, had phone 3 weeks and paint is already comming off
k/pad, "3 " DON"T WANT TO KNOW
Reviewed by Jat from UK on 17th Sep 2008
Surprised it did not come with a Data Cable - rang up my supplier as
I thought it had beenb left out. It is cheap, therefore for the cost
it is acceptable.
Reviewed by 55brianb from UK on 26th Aug 2008
Bought this to replace my 3110 Classic as it had 3G and a bigger screen.
Not impressed. Tacky, and the case started creaking after less than
20 minutes. Poor keypad, or as Nokia call it, a keymat, which actually
is more accurate. Such good potential but let down by Nokia again being
cheap and using poor materials. Have just been online and bought a new
3110 Classic instead, so I am sending the 3120 Classic back to it's
Reviewed by Babu from India on 18th Aug 2008
Phone is good but is having some demerits, are MP3 player sound is low
and not given UDS DATA cable and PC suite cd and ear phones are not
good only one ear, ear phone is given. If they improve the MP3 Player
sound and given all the above features it will be good. Price is also
little higher while comparing all this features.
Reviewed by Tariq Abbas Shah from Pakistan on
15th Aug 2008
The fone grabs all the stars. A wonderful product by the Nokia, once
again putting their flag high. The fone is superb in functions and provides
best call receptionand call quality. Great looks, trendy design, spacious
key pad, extensive phone book, and latest pre installed applications
like widsets, mini opera, yahoo search and many others are surely a
big catch to buy the fone. The camera quality is also very good and
puts many contemporaries on shame. In short, get it THEN COMMNET ON
Reviewed by Zoul from France on 15th Aug 2008
Very nice phone. I love it.
Reviewed by shanmuga from india on 14th Aug 2008
katrina from uk u talking what can u stop talking nancens.this phone
is better than yours ok.i know your phone don't even a phone mind your
words.this is my favourite phone it has classic music .
Reviewed by David S.H. from Scotland, UK on 13th
I had to replace my Nokia 6300 because 3 are updating their network,
so I needed a 3G phone. I bought the 3120 Classic as it was one of the
cheaper phones available. Its a great little phone, very lightweight,
great resolution bright screen, easy to navigate and has a great 2MP
camera with flash. The flash makes all the difference, my old 6300 simply
could not perform in lower light conditions. The flash removes the dither(picture
noise), the 1600x1200 images look great. The 3120 records video at up
to 640x480 and is of a very high quality, it easily outshines the 6300s
176x144 recording. One thing I highly recommend is buying a decent size
microSD card for the phone, if you want to record video, store videos,
MP3s, pictures etc. According to Nokia's website the 3120 takes cards
up to 4GB in size, although that seems a little unnecessary unless you
plan on recording a lot of videos, 1GB or 2GB would be sufficient in
most cases. With a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter any headphones can be used
with the phone, these can be bought very cheap online. Playing videos
on the screen is great, especially in fullscreen mode which fills the
screen nicely(the 6300 had an odd fullscreen mode). The phone came with
a few games but the only one of any worth is Sudoku, 100 easy, 100 medium
and 100 hard puzzles and only 78KB, amazing. The 3120 has a lot of multimedia
functionality but works just as well just as a phone, in making calls
its nice and clear, the ringing tone is loud and the ringtone can be
any MP3 stored on the phone or memory card(I'm currently using the Sopranos
theme). I highly recommend the Nokia 3120 Classic, its a great little
handset and is a steal at £69.99
Reviewed by nai from england on 11th Aug 2008
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