Nokia 3200 Review
Review: January 2004. Updated October 2004.
The "cool feature" of the Nokia 3200 is that you can create
your own custom covers, using photos or your own design or artwork.
The Nokia 3200 has an integrated digital camera, which you can use
to take snaps, send to friends, download to your computer, or print
and use to make your own cover design. The 3200 also has a built-in
FM radio, as well as support for wallpaper, polyphonic ringtones and
Java games, making it a good all-round fun phone.
Overall the phone offers a surprisingly large range of features. Apart
from the quality of the camera itself, which is really very poor, the
only things that Nokia could have improved are the ease-of-use of the
keypad, and in common with most other Nokia phones, the poor colour
resolution. 4096 colours is not really adequate for a camera phone.
This is really a toy camera phone, and the new 3220
is a much better choice provided that you don't need the built-in radio.
Features of the Nokia 3200 include:
- High resolution display (128 x 128 pixels)
- 4096 colours
- Integrated digital camera (352 x 288 resolution)
- Custom "design your own" covers
- Built-in stereo FM radio
- Polyphonic ringtones
- Picture editor
- Predictive text input
- MMS (max 100kb per message)
- Java games + 2 built-in games
- Speed dialling
- Handsfree speaker
- Voice recorder (1 minute capacity)
- Alarm, calendar, notes, calculator
- WAP/GPRS/HSCSD with
- Pop-port interface
- Size: 108 x 45 x 21 mm
- Weight: 90g
- Battery standby: 150 - 300 hours
- Battery talktime: 2 - 4 hours
- Tri band
- Vibration alert
Nokia 3200 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Sacha from Australia on 1st Nov 2004
I thought it was rubbish when I first got it. But then I found out that
I can get plain normal covers and different buttons. The radio is pretty
cool and the games arnt too bad. But what really gets me is that you
cant have a screen saver! Its just the time. Thats real poor. I would
still rather something different but I'm stuck with it for 2 years.
hurrah. Optus wont even swap it for something different. Really invest
in something just a bit better.
Reviewed by Lucy Coulter from Canada on 31st Oct
This phone is suprisingly at an affordable price. It has a built in
camera and a pretty background.
Reviewed by CHLOE from ITALY on 30th Oct 2004
WORST FONE EVER DO NOT BUY IT
Reviewed by syed from uk on 29th Oct 2004
its VERY much like the 7250i but has a few additional features. i'v
currently got this phone. the camera quality is like 7250i. . you can
change covers. it has voice recorder. but apart from that. its another
7250i. save money for something else. not bad though. there are better
phones available for the same price.
Reviewed by Mathew F from Australia on 28th Oct
The buttons are take a bit to get used to, the camera is good enough
for a phone, (if u want something better buy a camera), the only problem
i have with it is that the amount of memory/storage (1.1MB) is too small,
and the fact that the radio requires the headset to be plugged in even
with loudspeaker on is ridiculous and a nuisance.
Reviewed by Tom from UK on 27th Oct 2004
DONT get it!!!!!
Reviewed by davster from on 26th Oct 2004
this phone is the best!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by COTTER from IRELAND on 25th Oct 2004
OK I JUST HAD TO SAY THIS I HAD THE 3200 ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO AND WHO
EVER BUYS IT NOW OR GIVES IT A * RATING OVER 1 IS AN ABSOLUT IDIOT WITH
NO MONEY TO SPEND ON A GOOD PHONE. 1)THE CAMERA IS THE WORST EVER. 2)VOICE
RECORDER IS A HEAP. OK THE RADIO IS OK BUT ALL IN ALL IT IS A HEAP OF
****. WANT A PROPER FONE SPEND THE MONEY CHEAP SCATED AND COLF UP THE
DOSH 4 THE STYLISH SHARP GX 30 NOW THATS A FONE WORTH A *RATING OF ABOUT
Reviewed by scorpio from philippines on 25th Oct
It would have been a better phone if it had a good quality image.The
memory is extremely low and no memory card to cope up with this.And
I wonder why people say they can only save 20 images when I can save
around 40 to 50 of them...To sum it all up,it has very low memory,bad
images,handy flashlight.But it's fairly good
Reviewed by Natasha from UK on 22nd Oct 2004
Really? You could only store 20 pics? I had well over 60 b4 my Fone
died n i had 2 get it fixed, wheni got it fixed they updated it and
it now hasn 1.2Mb memory!CAREFUL WITH THE SWITCH!!BREAKS EASILY!! pretty
funky covers and i liked the buttons-so original!!
Reviewed by Micheal from England on 19th Oct 2004
Well its a great fone but it as some annoying little features,like only
being able 2 store 20 pics before its full,and thats without games and
ringtones! The camera is slighlty bad,it has about only 4500 colours
which is rubbish for a camera fone.On the good side its a fun,easy to
use and looks really good.One for the ages 10-13 bracket.
Reviewed by Emily from England on 14th Oct 2004
This phone has everything the cut out covers are brilliant and the camera
is pretty good exepct you cant zoom when you are taking the picture.....
apart from that there is no fault in this phone at all the keys do take
a bit og getting used to though dont dis the phone recomended to any1
who wud want to buy this phone.
Reviewed by aldo from mexico on 7th Oct 2004
WHY FOUR STARS BECAUSE ITS TO BIG FOR A NEW NOKIA BUT THE PHONE ITS
VERY GOOD FOR MY ITS BEST PICK POR A CELLPHONE.
Reviewed by Mixxy (Ms Nokia) from Malta on 6th
Mrs siemens dont dis this fone it got everythin i like it and that means
its nice i barley like any fones so get a life and choose a mobile dat
works!!! siemens r H.O.P.L.E.S.S. and wat eva u do to them they break
if they fall they brk i mean a nokia could fall in a pool and will come
back to normal after some tie i mean come on a nokia cant have a cold
night cause it will jam beyond repairs!!!!! nokias r d best nokias possible
Reviewed by Jennifer from Ireland on 4th Oct 2004
I had this phone for 3 months, then sold it and got a motorola v300.
The nokia 3200 is a good fun phone, more suited to the younger person,
great features, fm radio was an excellent extra, making ur own covers..great
idea for kids. The only down side was the memory and the picture quality.
So if ur big into games on ur fone or taking lots of pics then u cud
b better off looking for something else. But in general found no faults
with this phone.
Reviewed by EbsTa from AusTraLia on 10th Sep 2004
this fone is sick, mr nokia get a life. no probs wat so eva. its handy
when shannon noll came here i captured pics of him and sound recordings!!
i get lots of pics of my friends and the cutting out covers is AWSOME!
all u ppl dissing this phone its sick and i luv it. by the way it costed
$200 AUSTRALIAN MONEY! quite cheap and convenitent lil fone. BYE IT,
ITS 4 YOU come on U NO U WANT IT take care ppl may god bless you luv
Reviewed by micky from uk on 1st Sep 2004
the fone has good sounding ringtones but the camera quality is rubbish
blury pics don't but it
Reviewed by mrs nokia from uk on 1st Sep 2004
man this phone is tight it has the best ever camera zoom and what not
it is onestly the best phone ever MAN! but i wud jus like to say that
the sad techno nerd who sed this phone is for peeps with no life. well
he prbably still lives with his maa and shud get a L.I.F.E that depends
on how wel his dimwitted brain can focus cos he probably got his maa
to rite this out cos hes to thick to do it himself peace to all u peeps!
Reviewed by sarah from England on 31st Aug 2004
The nokia 3200's camera is quite poor as it only has about 4000 colours
on it, however you can store loads of pictures on the phone. Many things,
such as the FM Radio,cut out covers + voice recorder are great. The
games are ok, though i dont really see the point of virtual me. I have
to admit, i did have to return the phone after about 6 months as the
screen had frozen, other than that i've had no problems. I would call
this phone standard - nothing special!
Reviewed by Sam Jackson from England on 31st Aug
THIS IS THE WORST PHONE I HAV HAD THERE IS NOTHING TO SAY SORRY DNT
BYE THIS PHONE PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ SAVE YOUR SELF THE HASAL AND MOST OF
ALL SAVE YOUR SELF 100 SQUID........................
Reviewed by Becky from UK on 28th Aug 2004
The Nokia 3200 is well gud i got it for my birthday this year and it
is so ace. For all people stuck between buying it or not: 1. The buttons
are not hard to use, even though they look weird. 2. The camera is ace
3. On O2 wap is free which is so cool 4. The phone has everything you
need and comes with cool covers (even tho the back is hard to get off!)
5. It has loads of cool little features like different colour scemes
6. Overall it iz just wicked and the coolest phone around BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
=) U WILL NOT REGRET IT! ***** 5 StArZ *****
Reviewed by Jennifer from UK on 25th Aug 2004
I luv my phone, it is a dream phone, it does everything i could ever
wish for, and all my friends were SO jealous when i got it (ha, losers)
but recently it has started lettting me down, its getting all scratched
and its all dusty, ok not major but yeh-it annoys me!!!!! Clare-Y DID
U BUY THE FONE IF U HATED IT, thats just plain arrogance, u have no
right to complain about this ideal phone!!!
Reviewed by Clare Rogers from England on 25th
I hated the phone when I bought it but it got worse the camera quality
is rubbish night mode doesnt work, i only have 3 pics stored and it
says memorys full, how stupid, I never have signal sometimes people
ring me and say why didnt you answer but my phone never rang and I wouldnt
have any missed calls, ringtones also rubbish, WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!
Reviewed by Lewis from England on 23rd Aug 2004
The photo quality of the Nokia 3200 is sooooo bad!!! Also, the keypad
looks cool, but it is very hard to use. I got this phone for christmas,
but in about 3 months, I changed to the Nokia 6220. the photo quality
of that is betterrr, but not amazing! Hopefully, for my birthday, I'll
get the Nokia 5140! Dat fone is WICKID!!!! But I give the 3200 1 star
cos I hate it!!!
Reviewed by henriet from wales on 22nd Aug 2004
at first, it was just a means of communicating with other people, now
when i look at it i see a friend and companion, that has stuck with
me through thick and thin. every night, it sings me to sleep with its
soothing polyphonic ringtones, and when im feeling down it cheers me
up by taking a photo of Smething funny. ha ha ha. when i am in the dark,
it shows me light - throught the flashlight. and, even better, other
people find the buttons so difficult to use, they have started shunning
me and i am left, alone and crying.... but who needs friends when you
have this phone? WHO!!!!!!!! NOT ME!!!!!!
Reviewed by matt from australia on 22nd Aug 2004
I am 14 years old and i have had this phone for 3 months i have to say
it is an excellent phone The nokia 3200 has a crystal clear radio which
you can listen to anywhere it has a camera which is very good,it has
polyphonic ringtones that sound awesome. The menus a very well organised,
the loudspeaker is a very useful feature and text messeages are easy
to use. This phone also has a flashlight which comes in very handy.
Overall a great phone.
Reviewed by RG from Scotland on 18th Aug 2004
I love my phone, its really funky, but it has some problems, i admit,
my main(and rather large problem with it) is that my on/off switch has
broken, for the 2nd time! the first time my fone was under contract
so it got xchanged but now its ran out so i have 2 keep it 4 now and
i have 2 charge it every 2nights Just in case! and hey, tough luck if
i visit the hospital and have my phone so im slightly annoyed-HAS NO1
ELSE HAS THIS PROBLEM??! Also, the front/back covers are all scratched
and i can only get online-AARGH! but anyway, otherwise, this fone is
ace and has reallly good features and is SO trendy and functional! go
4 it! buy it!
Reviewed by Frank from Smith on 17th Aug 2004
Amazing best phone ever
Reviewed by Shaysta from USA on 16th Aug 2004
I'm so sick of this phone! When first bought the camera's quality seems
so much better (Whether it really is or not, its horrible now). The
battery life just keeps getting worse and worse (I've had this phone
since Feb.). Even the Nokia 3595 has better poly ringtones. And after
being on the phone with somebody for over about 30 min. the phone will
beep 3 times and hang up on them in most cases. And the games suck.
Some of the things I have enjoyed about this phone is the interchangeable
face plates, good reception, the radio, and flashlight.
Reviewed by jeremy from london on 15th Aug 2004
this phone is a great phone the camera isnt that great but with all
the other fun features you will soon forgive nokias mistake for the
canera the phones features will make up with that as it is a basic phone
it has no bluetooth but makes it up with infared the downfall is only
1mb memory but the radio,touch and java will keep you going for awhile.
its a solid nokia phone for youths and adluts who like to be diffrent
Reviewed by jeremy from london on 8th Aug 2004
the phone isnt perfect but i like it the camera isnt the best but beats
the worst phone camera(mc60) by a mile i like the way u can make your
own covers and love the flashlight which is really good in raves the
games are great my faverite is virtual me all in all its one good phone
for those who like style and want to look diffrent
Reviewed by kirstie hopcorft from england on 8th
This fone iz sooooo gud !!! get it ... it will keeep u occupied 4 hours!!!!!
trust.. its gud
Reviewed by Phil from Ireland on 6th Aug 2004
I GOT THIS PHONE AND IT IS BRILLIANT. I LOVE THE FM RADIO ! THE KEYS
ARE KIND OF HARD TO USE , BUT YOU GET USED TO IT.. THE ONLY PROBLEM
IS THE QUALITY OF THE CAMERA. ITS NOT VERY GOOD.
Reviewed by bRiTtAnY from uSa on 2nd Aug 2004
Ey yA AwL tHeSe PpL DiSsiN mY FoNe tHa NoKiA 3200, GeT a DaMn LiFe!!!
tHiS fOnE iZ tHa !!! i LuV iT...nD tHa iNtErChAnGeAbLe FoNe HoLoGrAmM
tHiNgZ... i DnT uSe tHeM BuH oNLy kHuZ My BoYfRiEnD nD mE GoT tHa SaMe
FaCe pLaTe aT cellularfactory.com s0 tRy iHt!!! aLL u DiSsAHz oUt tHuRr...
i KaNt bLiEv y0u!!! tHiS FoNe iHz aWeSoME dEfFiNaTe ReCc0MmEnD!!!
Reviewed by Daphne from Singapore on 31st Jul
well.. was really attracted by this phone when it was first launched
in Singapore.. bought it within 5 days after launching.. pay for SG$418
with 2 yrs plan but don't find it worth at all !! the price drop really
fast .. now you can easily get it below SG$100 with 2 yrs plan.. think
of changing it to either Nokia 7200 or Samsung E700A.. well.. this phone
have one feature that i really like.. and it is the torch light.. why
?? use it when there is a sudden blackout and when i'm moving at night...thought
that the idea of creating own covers is great but nono.. i'm wrong..
because the original plastic is different from the stuffs they give
you to create urself.. till now don't bother to create the covers at
all.. well.. the camera is not good in quality .. that is something
every 3200 users know.. the first batch phone really have problem man..
my keypad have been flicking for the third time and i'm going back to
the service center for the third time with the same old problems..
Reviewed by Mrs. Siemens from Germany on 27th
LOL(*evil)Mr. Nokia,you fell for our plot to force you into making a
cheap and useless phone like this one.You should have thought twice
before putting it out for production,customizable covers! get real,who
would want that exept a 12 or 13 yr old! The graphics are pathetic plus
it is ergonomically disfunctional. Next time think twice before falling
for another one of our design traps. Mrs. Siemens.
Reviewed by Matty from England on 24th Jul 2004
Ime 12 and my mum and dad got this phone because nokia lost my old phone
(3510i) when i sent it to them to be repaired! The keypad for the 3200
is harder for texting than anything else but you get used to it after
about 2 weeks. The camera quality is great when you think I got the
phone for only £10 (nokia gave me a refund for my old phone). The storage
space is a little bit poor but the great sounding poly tones and good
screen quality easily make up for that! The covers are cheap and look
great. The battery lasts an age and the reception is better than average.
Buy this phone!
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 18th Jul 2004
Nokia is really going down hill had a 3510i before this which lasted
2 months before deciding to permantly switch of. My new 3200 doesnt
have any good points. Signals very poor. Camera is totally usless. Ringtones
are the worst ive ever herd 4 bit poly compared to every other manufacturers
16 and 40 bit tones. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!! Ive just sold mine and
bought a Motorola v500 for the same price i paid for the 3200. The difference
in all round quality is amazing
Reviewed by jMe from England on 17th Jul 2004
I love this phone! It was such a bargian at £90 what with the camera,
radio, torch, cut out covers, etc! Recomended!
Reviewed by personal from england on 13th Jul
its gd yeh... but the bad thing is... it breaks easily... i put it in
my pocket and took it out and it was broken... also... hte internet
on the phone breaks easily and it costs a lot to repair... i advise
go for another phone... e.g... the sony ericsson t630 is excillent...
Reviewed by jess from england on 13th Jul 2004
this phone is well good! everythin is gd it looks good n da things on
it r gr8! so people who dis this phone get a life alrite!!!!!!
Reviewed by shelly from australia on 5th Jul 2004
yeh this fone is totally sweet!making the covers is awesome and quick
n easy! the camera is cool the phone looks cute the radio is mad so
wat if u hav to connect headphones then u can put it on loudspeaker!
its easy to use! it has a torch n all! alltogether best phone eva!!!!
i read sum otha reviews that gave it bad ratings wel they are all tools
you would at least give it 4 outta 5!!
Reviewed by RICH4RD! from UK on 4th Jul 2004
YES I BOUGHT DIS PHONE 2 YEA ITS OK GOOD STUFF ON IT BUT THE BUTTONS
ARE WELL WEIRD AND IM GOING TO TRY AND FIND A NEW FACIA FOR IT AND WITH
NEW KEYPADS! OR THIS PHONE MITE ME LOST ACCIDENTLY! AND CLAIM ON THE
INSURANCE AND GET A SONT ERRICSON.LOL
Reviewed by amber from australia on 30th Jun 2004
this phone is ok i suppose. it is a bit hard to get the hang of. the
screen is a bit fuzzy and they keys are hard to work. the games are
good and it holds good memory.
Reviewed byrhey evalle from philippines on 27th
Nokia 3200, is my phone. it is the phone that i don't know how to manipulate
the contrast settings. i bought it very cheap, but it is good enough
to be used by a student like me, and it is very handy. so comm'n lets
take a look
Reviewed by bobs ur uncle (seriously!) from AUSTRALIA
on 23rd Jun 2004
i think this fone is sweet as! even though i dont have 1, it looks good.
so yeah i think u should buy it. yeah no worries catch
Reviewed by sam from england on 21st Jun 2004
clever idea about the covers but i think this fone is a kiddys fone
Reviewed by Christine W from Hong Kong on 16th
While other say this phone is for pubecient teenagers, me, at 24, cannot
keep my hands off this phone! It has so many functions packed in it
- radio, loud speaker, light, to name a few. I agree that the plastic
case is somewhat tacky, and very difficult to open (need to use force
while fearing that the force might break the case), but that is fine
with me. What's more - it's affordable! Just a reminder that when you
use your recording as a ringtone, it won't mute even when your phone
is set to "silent" mode!!! And I forgot to mention that I have nice
long manicured nails and the buttons are fine with me too.
Reviewed by Kathy from Northern Iraland on 13th
I think this phone is brilliant and i love it to pieces there is very
little dissapointments with this phone, the only thing i could say is
its quite large and has a bit of a crapy cover. But there is loads of
stylish, funky covers out there for a cheap prices. I would recommend
thas phone to anyone especially teenagers because it is so modern with
the camera radio torch light etc.
Reviewed by Tom from UK on 7th Jun 2004
Stop dissin this fone, the things people moan about r things like txt
bein too sml and backlight time. U can change em all! I got this fone
4 my birthday and it's great, the covers r great, i put my dog in the
back. I got this fone for £99 at Carphone Warehouse. It was on 02, I
wanted it on Virgin so I used an online unlocking thing! Tom, Age 12
Reviewed by 2pac from England on 3rd Jun 2004
i've had lots of phones in the past including a sony ericsson P800,
a Motorla a835 and a nokia 8910, but the one i prefer is this (the nokia
3200). This is because the P800 had crap battery life and so did the
Motorola a835, and the 8910i was a touch too expensive. the nokia 3200
is great, me and five of my friends bought one each on 02 pay as you
go. we havent had any problems, and havent bothered to make our own
covers. the good thing about this phone is that its got good battery
life. And guess what, it even makes calls lol. overall if you want a
decnt phone thats easy to use and easy on the bank, definatly go for
Reviewed by Asim from England on 29th May 2004
I think phone is well good, i got it about a week ago and i havent got
bored of it yet, the features are great, the camara quality aint all
that good but i got a friend with a Nokia 6230, he sent me a pic through
infra red and it worked, the ringtones also great, i used to have a
samsung v200 i coudnt even hear the tones on that, overall if ur looking
for a stylish and practical phone, thats not too expensive, i think
this is the best you can get, BUY ONE P.S i got mine for 100 quid
Reviewed by LUCI from UK on 25th May 2004
dis phone is rle rle rle ugly i also went out n gt the nokia 3100 as
it is much better n priitier
Reviewed by Mat from Australia on 21st May 2004
This is a very good phone, for its price. The key is dont compare this
phone to phones that cost more than $1000 AUS (3200 is $300 AUS). Oh
and by the way, "Fazoo from India" i believe you are breaching copyright
laws. Your post was taken from www.mobile-review.com
Reviewed by Brad from Australia on 19th May 2004
THIS PHONE IS AWESOME! If you want good picture quality, go buy a camera.
NO PHONE IS PERFECT... remember what. Oh, and to the guy who wrote the
first review, "Mr. Nokia", you should get a life.
Reviewed by shdd from uk on 16th May 2004
this fone really sucks.consider buying 3660/3650
Reviewed by Bruce from United Kingdom on 6th May
This phone is superb, I've had mine for a while now and it is the ticket.
Camera quality is good, especially when pics are put onto a PC and keyboard
is surpisingly easy to use. Loads of other great features including
an excellent stereo FM radio and brilliant calendar. I would definitely
recommend this phone to anyone....
Reviewed by modyaco from PH on 4th May 2004
definitely the best for its price and features... of course u dont expect
gud pix from it but what da heck... even other more expensive phones
out there cant. if u want gud pix get a real digi cam... Canon A series
if I might suggest.
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 2nd May 2004
I have owned thi8s phone for about 3 months now and in general i am
happy with it. I like the fact that it has a still camera integrated,
flashlight (which after about a week you get bored of using), Edge GPRS
mobile internet is VERY VERY fast indeed, and i was attracted to the
fact that you can customise the covers into your own design. However,
unfortunately the phone does have some negative aspects, it is true
that it the key pad isn't the easiest to use, but after a week, you
do get used to it. Also, the clear front and rear fascia's seem very
easy to scratch and after taking the covers off to change the inside
picture, the covers do not hold on to the handset very well, and the
covers start to creak when the phone is in use. The camera is great
for quick pictures, but the pixel size and screen size are poor, you
can only really see the picture properly when downloaded to a pc (via
usb/infrared). Picture quality is quite good, but not great, and it
is a shame there is no digital zoom on the camera. This is, in general
quite a good entry/youth phone from Nokia, but if you are taken by a
camera phone, take a look at the Samsung E700-this has 5x digital zoom
camera, far superior colour screen and the camera is of a far higher
quality and the build of the Samsung is better. The Nokia 3200 is really
aimed at the lowest end of the market and youth.
Reviewed by poly phonic from england on 29th Apr
Got 3200 as replacement for Sony t300 just because I couldn't hear message
alerts at work. At first thought nokia was brilliant but 27, (that's
TWENTY SEVEN)days later the on/off switch was broken. So now I'm back
to the sony whilst waiting for replacement BOO!!!!
Reviewed by morph from malaysian on 29th Apr 2004
actually,this phone is quite good....all features not bad also....especially
the torch light part and the FM radio. the only weekness is the design
and the camera.1st of all,the design is quite sux...expecially for guys(i
dunno how do girls think.)the camera resolution is not good enough.
But when those photo is saved into my com,it becomes much more better.
I dunno why... the best thing of this phone is the price.the price is
not so expensive.it it affoadable for student.
Reviewed by MikeyJ from UK on 26th Apr 2004
This by far surpassed my expectations...It had all the features of phones
costing double even triple its cost, but with no sacrifice of quality.
Anyone who is disapointed with this phone is lying.
Reviewed by Jenny from USA on 24th Apr 2004
This is a wonderful phone. I just got it and it has many wonderful features.
I love the cut-out cover! It also has wonderful reception and ease-of-use.
Wonderful phone, Nokia!
Reviewed by TazManiA from Lithuania on 24th Apr
I'm 14 years old boy, and i think this is best phone in the whole world.
This phone has a verry good functions for a very good cost. The camera
quality is good. I very like the cut-out covers. I think this is best
phone in NOKIA cammpany... It's OUTSTANDING! ..:::[-LACE.TEN.LT-]:::..
Reviewed by a from england on 17th Apr 2004
Here are the probs: 1. Plastic covers-they look taccy thats really it.Its
fun and is wacky.
Reviewed by sarah from philippines! on 17th Apr
wow! dis phone is definitely awesome! it really ROCKS! its d COOLEST
nokia phone ever! i love it!
Reviewed by Tom G from Scotland, UK on 16th Apr
I'm 11 and I got this phone for Christmas off my mum and dad. It's brilliant!
I bought the special cutter to make covers and I love it. The radios
great for in the car, coz the battery hardly goes down. The covers are
not cheap and tacky. They're great. And have you noticed if you move
the phone, the cover you got with it changes it's image aswell. Anyone
who doesn't like this phone must be an idiot. It's the best phone ever
and my mum and dad got it for £115, so it doesn't break the bank! The
memory isn't v big so I upload them to my computer with an old vtech
infra-red thingy! Another thing 2 do: go to ebay.co.uk and buy a nokia
DKU-5 data cable and a cd that has loads of wallpapers, applications,
game etc on it. I did. I'm glad. Buy this phone! I have 2 say tho, if
ur aged 22+ male, you may look quite gay with it. My uncle has it (thats
why I wanted the 3200, coz my uncle showed me it) and he looks stupid
wiv it. Bye!
Reviewed by tom :) from england on 16th Apr 2004
this fone iz g8 mam, wkd features, gd camera except the quality, the
rest is so cool man!!
Reviewed by shazad from uk on 12th Apr 2004
wicked phone This is one of the phone's to have on u even though it
looks wered. its kinda easy to use but still a good phone. i recomend
this phone to every1.
Reviewed by robert from india on 12th Apr 2004
nice phone. features are excellent for the price, but the look is decieving.
Reviewed by Amu from India on 11th Apr 2004
It is an excellent phone. NO DOUBT. If someone doesn't like the outer
plastic covers they can get them changed. Thats the best thing about
Nokia phones. CAN ANYONE TELL ME how to transfer data from phone to
phone using Infrared ? I tried but failed. Is it necessary to have GPRS
enabled service ?
Reviewed by Phil Castillo from UK on 10th Apr
well, when i first got this phone i couldn't believe the price of it.
I bought it for an amazing £120 and it was absolutely amazin. the radio
i feel is so clear and understandable, the cut out backgrounds for the
case are top class ideas, i got the blue one and the camera i feel is
really cool. I managed to get me and friends (about 5 of us)into 1 picture
with no problems whatsoever. This phone is the next big thing and maybe
they might make an even batter version than this phone. People out there
this is the phone for you.
Reviewed by h-dizzle from usa on 10th Apr 2004
Let me start out by saying which phones i have used: Motorola v60 Nokia
8390 Nokia 3595 Motorola T720 Panasonic GU87 nokia 3200 The nokia 3200
is a great phone compared to these other phones, of which some are really
expensive. i recently got a GU87 and paid 200 for it on ebayy. it sucks!
Nokia makes the best phones ever. theyre so easy to use, you can hear
who u are talking to, speakerphone is loud, rings are loud. infrared
is awesome. i get free ringtones and pics thru infrared. no downloading.
besides the fact that this phone is pretty ugly, has weird buttons,
and dust gets on the inside screen very easily, it is an excellent phone.
you cant b!tch for somethin you paid 150-200 dollars for. you pay for
what you get. now all these people complain about this phone need to
shell out $400 and go get the phone with 65K color screens and etc.
Cons: cheap plastic cover, weird button layout. i wonder if a new button
layout is possible with a change of faceplatee. if anyone knows let
me know. email@example.com
Reviewed by the g man from trinidad on 7th Apr
THE NOKIA 3200 IS SIMPLY THE BEST CELL PHONE EVER MADE,IT HAS COLOUR
SCREEN WHICH MAKES IT EASIER TO SEE THE APPLICATIONS,AN INTEGRATED DIGITAL
CAMERA WHICH PRODUCES CRYSTAL CLEAR PICTURES AND POLYPHONIC RINGTONES
WHICH ALLOWS THE RINGTONE TO SOUND MORE LIVELY.THIS IS THE BEST PHONE
AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
Reviewed by Lucy-lu from England on 4th Apr 2004
READ:::::I love dis fone, at the moment its broke o well! I got it 4
£150 which aint bad 4 a new fone wit camera etc. I think the style of
its gd exept tha buttons which look a bit like they r from outa space
:P Usually it takes days to figure out how to open thu bak cover of
a phone cos they r so blumin stiff but this 1 is so easy. I love the
camera, not that great quality but unless u pay 300 then u aint gonna
get any great camera quality. I mean u can record, take photos + its
colour, its more fun than watchin tv :D lol I am wit O2 n thats wkd!!
I recomend dis fone 2 anyone! Its small n light so it fits in ur pocket
easy, also, the covers r gd, but i can't b arsed 2 make 1 atm :P its
fun, but der r betta fones but 4 double tha price!!! C ya l8r peeps
Reviewed by asri maybank pf67818 from kl,malaysia on
31st Mar 2004
enuff what i want .only video..else is good.display is not good enough.shoul;d
64k color maa..
Reviewed by Irma from australia on 26th Mar 2004
The nokia 3200 is the best for teenages or even busniess men people
say iits complicate to write its really easy its the best phone
Reviewed by Rachel from U.K on 19th Mar 2004
I am 30, and i love this phone, being a bit girlie the cut out covers
thing really appealed to me!! the camera is quite basic and does not
take fantastic pics compared with my fellas motorola v525 but if i wanted
a camera i would have bought one!! the polyphonic ringtones are great
and coloured image wallpapers add to the look, it also has a torch great
for finding the keyhole when you are drunk! Some people have moaned
about the misty clear plastic sides, but this is avoidable by buying
a new case with coloured sides, purple of course!!available quite cheaply.
This phone was an upgrade to a nokia 3330 and i am very impressed!
Reviewed by james from on 11th Mar 2004
this is the worst phone youv'e got to throw it away james.
Reviewed by dExtEr from Philippines on 6th Mar
For me, this phone is still the best buy for all nokia, eventhough other
people tend to critize the looks and the design of this phone, i still
love it. I definitely agree with others that it has a cheap look and
a crappy casing. But looks dont count for me, its the inside features
that matters. In P13,000 - you already get a phone with a camera, a
radio, a voice recorder and the best thing - the flash light that is
built-in esp. that once in a while we do have brown-outs here and the
infrared which is most useful of all in exchanging pix from phone to
phone or PC. I must say that this phone is a recommends for those who
are tight in budget and dont have the money to go for a Nokia 6600 or
3650. Downside though, is has only 1mb of memory that it is not enough
to store alot of images.. i recommend that you must have a PC that has
infrared port on it so that you can upload the pics you got from the
phone to the harddisk on your PC or vice-versa. Between 7250i and 3200
- i defin itely choose 3200! lesser the price and somewhat have same
features on it... OVERALL.... i never regretted owing this great stuff!
Reviewed by char from uk on 5th Mar 2004
this fone is decent for the price. the features are pretty good, but
the only negative thing is the camera quality.
Reviewed by hiyaz from uk on 29th Feb 2004
?????????? i don't actually know so if someone could tell me, is the
screen blurry???????because i wouls buy it if it wasn't. thanks hiyaz!!!!
Reviewed by Jimmy from on 29th Feb 2004
Whoa this phone has got good features- i like that but when i got it
for christmas i was so dissapointed! It is butt ugly! I have never seen
so much plastic before in my life! I sold it and got a DOWNGRADE to
a 3100. I love this phone so what if it dosn't have a camrera- at least
i don't have a phone which screams out "i am gay" anymore.
Reviewed by fred from egypt on 22nd Feb 2004
i tink dis fone is gd so dnt dis :P
Reviewed by lucy from uk on 17th Feb 2004
I love this new mobile and i think that it's really good, if u don't
like this mobile you must be stupid. The one thing thats the problem
is it is alot of money. Get out to the shops and get this new mobile.
Reviewed by Andrew from Philippines on 30th Jan
I miss this phone so much!I have changed my unit to SE T610 hoping that
it would be upgraded but I was wrong! First, 3200 polyhonic ringtones
is the best as you can feel the beat and the whole clarity of the tones
that sounds very cool and impressive; T610 has real sounds, I think
so, but not audible even the phone prompts you that very loud tones
could damage hearing...lier! plus you cannot set downloaded tones as
your message alert tone hmmmmm... bad thing! T610 has no built in radio
and loudspeaker although its resolution is good but the picture is dim,
dull etc.. no life..exactly! We can't expect best image quality with
3200 but I think it only matches the price, its price is reasonable
for all those features (camera, radio, voice recorder, polyphonic ringtones
and a lot more...) Lastly, keypad is nice to press, very unique and
the backlight is the brightest! The bad thing only for this phone is
the cut-off covers that looks very cheap and plastic.
Reviewed by jowie from PH on 29th Jan 2004
I can say this phone, for its price is excellent... you have a camera
for snapshot, a radio with good reception, a flashlight handy inside
the movie house and the usual stuff you do (call and text with long
messages concatenated).. who says you buy this for the camera.. what
do you expect, this is a phone.. it just comes handy in case you need
one (you see ur idol in the mall).. poor thing though it has small memory...
but who needs one.. you don't have to store your history here anyway.
Best value for best price!
Reviewed by Polo from Philippines on 17th Jan
Poor resolution! Love the size and keypad but the side of the phone
is not good to see (pure plastic!). I have one b4 but sold it after
a month. No one says that I have a good phone.
Reviewed by Jenni from Scotland on 25th Jan 2004
I think this is an excellent phone. It was a gift from my dad at christams
and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. It's probably not ideal
for older people, better for people around my age (I'm 16) or in their
twenties. The phone itself is nice and neat abd the covers are really
funky. The radio is great - very handy. I'm not very sue about the games
but other than that I love this phone - excellent value. I wold highly
Reviewed by Rabs from UK on 22nd Jan 2004
This phone is Brill for the price. I bought it for £150 offline and
have not regretted it since. Its customisable to the max. degree. ALthough
some people dont really care for such things it compensates with features
that are found on higher end phones. It comes with EDGE and the latest
wap browsing capabilities and so is one of the best models out @ the
mo. Only negatives are the difficulties in taking of the cover which
i suspect will get worn out in due course and also the sides of the
case which are see through plastic. If only they had made the sides
a really slick colour! Also the wierd button lay-out takes some getting
used to which may put some people off. Apart from that what more could
you want??? Radio, MMS, a DECENT (nothing special) CAmera, voice recorder
+ more. This phone probably appeals to the more fasion conscious end
of the market nokia are aiming at (i.e- students and those in thier
20's). If you think a phones a 'fashion accesory' then this is a MUST
Reviewed by KJ from England on 22nd Jan 2004
The Nokia 3200 is certainly different! With it's easily customisable
covers using photos, drawings or clipart images, this phone is aimed
at the younger end of the market. It is not for adults true but kids
will love it! Can you imagine the girls in the playground comparing
the unique look of their phones with pictures of their latest pop idols
and the boys comparing their Thierry Henry and Ronaldo covers? The camera
gives them the added fun of capturing special moments which they can
use as screen backgrounds, as the quality cannot be used for anything
more than this. By Son loves his phone and so too do his mates and I
would recommend this for the under seventeens. I would not recommend
it for adults though, as it has not be aimed or designed for that market.
Get a 6200. KJ
Reviewed by emma from UK on 18th Jan 2004
This Phone is really really good! It is a youth kind of phone not for
older people really. the screan is good, the ringtones are great, the
games are ok.. and everything else is brilliant! The only thing i dont
care for is the whole cover thing.. who on earth wants to make their
own covers??? But when they are on they dont look too bad.. would rather
have a normal cover that is just a plastic one with somethin on it.
Overall the layout of the phone and its accesories are good.
Reviewed by doctordare from Dubai on 16th Jan
This phone is a really great buy.. coz its great value for money.. and
packs in all features found in higher-end Nokia's. It does have a 4096
color screen, and CIF quality camera.. so do most other more expensive
phones from Nokia like the 6220, 7250i and 7650. Why spend so much more
when you can get all the features for much lesser.. and in a brand new
Series 40 mobile? This phone is for those who believe that their mobile
is an extension of themselves.. hence its personalizable to a large
Reviewed by Fazoo from India on 14th Jan 2004
The design can't be called otherwise than youth. Transparent plastic
is used for case, cheerful graphical ornament. On the front panel the
plastic is smooth and transparent, so you can see clearly the cut-out
cover. It makes the phone look unique and original without a doubt.
It's not hard to take off both panels, meanwhile when they're on the
phone - it doesn't squeak a lot, just a little crunching whenever you
clang the phone. Each phone with exchangeable panels has one of the
two disadvantages: either it's panels are really hard to remove, or
it squeaks like an old door. No phone which wouldn't have one of these
terms on board was released yet The display is typical for this segment
and current Nokia phones. It can display up to 4096 colors, the resolution
is 128x128 pixels (28x28 mm, although the manufacturer claims that it's
27.3x27.3 mm). Five text lines and two extra lines for service needs
can be displayed at once. When the phone encounters direct sunlight,
the screen turns pale, although it's still readable. More serious problem
comes with choosing the right color theme. Your choice will not only
define the color of the menu, but the same color will be set forservice
icons during stand by mode. In my opinion, most of the variants (if
dark wallpaper is chosen) look awful, you have to put a great amount
of effort to check the network or battery status. The optimal choice
will be black indicator with white wallpaper, but this combination is
found only in one color set, but in that case the other menu items will
look crappy. You will have to find a compromise, although most of the
users will not find this problem important. Perhaps they will be right,
but this issue doesn't bring any positive thoughts One of the peculiarities
is that the ring tone sound comes from the left side, the holes are
rather big, and so the sound volume is higher than first Series 40 models
(Nokia 7210/6610). Although the volume doesn't differ severely
Reviewed by Tapa from India on 13th Jan 2004
This phone is good
Reviewed by Nikhil from India on 11th Jan 2004
Hey ppl dont u think yall are overreactin a bit...the phones a good
enuff fone for its price..agreed the resolution sucks..but u cant have
everythin can U!!
Reviewed by eric from uk on 8th Jan 2004
this is a good phone for the money. 4096 colours may sound not so good
but the images from the camera are crystal clear. The only problem i
have found is that there is cables to get the pictures on your computer
you have 2 email them.
Reviewed by AMD Athlon 64 FX 51 from Singapore on
8th Jan 2004
Such an ugly phone.
Reviewed by jim treadgold from uk on 8th Jan 2004
This phone is utterly disappointing. The buttons are akward, the lettering
almost too small to read. The photos taken are the worst I've seen on
any phone or even the cheapest digital camara. The radio only works
if the headset is connected.The case feels really plasticky. The screen
blacks out a few seconds aftertouching the keypad. The resolution of
the colour screen is such that its difficult to see the battery power
and signal bars, regardless of wallpaper or colours.I really wanted
this phone to be good, but it aint,I've gone back to using my old phone
and given this one to my 11 year old son who fiddles with it for hours.
As a toy it's okay, as a phone it's ####
Reviewed by Mr Nokia from Finland on 8th Jan 2004
I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to my customers for
this awful thing called Nokia 3200. It was Mrs Siemens idea at first,
but we stole the idea and made it ourselves. Of course, i was against
the whole idea. But seeing that Mrs Siemens had stolen our Nokia 7650
idea, we thought this would make it even. Anyways, i told my production
director not to make this phone, but he insisted, and look at what a
mess he has made of the whole thing. Who wants to make their own covers?
Maybe people without a life. The only good thing from this phone is
that i make alot of money as usual. Thank you, Mr Nokia