Nokia 3650 Review
Review: May 2003. Updated October 2004.
The Nokia 3650 was Nokia's first phone to have an integrated video
camera. The 3650 has an integrated digital camera with a 640 x 480 resolution,
plus the ability to record and play back video images. Video clips are
short - no more than 30-40 seconds maximum.
The Nokia 3650's 4096 colour display is reasonably large at 176 x 208
pixels. However, it does not have the quality of more recent phones.
The phone can display video using several formats: MPEG-4 inside 3GP,
RealAudio and RealVideo inside RealMedia format.
Although the Nokia 3650 may not look much like the Nokia
7650, inside they are quite similar. The 3650 incorporates many
of the features that made the older 7650 into the best multimedia phone
of its time, and extends its capabilities further. Like the 7650, the
Nokia 3650 has a Symbian operating system with a graphical user interface.
It also has MMS, Java, polyphonic ringtones and Bluetooth
connectivity. What the Nokia 3650 brings in addition is reduced weight
(one of the main problems with the 7650 was its sheer heaviness), plus
new features like video capture, triband, full Bluetooth support,
a ringtone composer, and lots of improvements to the overall user-friendliness
of the phone. Perhaps the one feature that will cause problems is the
idiosyncratic circular keypad design.
The Java capability means that you can download games just as easily
as downloading ringtones or graphics. As well as Java and Symbian games,
you can also download applications like personal assistants, travel
and information tools. MMS means that you can send and receive multimedia
messages containing text, audio, graphics and video.
It has to be said that this was a state-of-the-art phone when released!
The Nokia 3650 is simply crammed full of multimedia and connectivity
capabilities, yet it retains a nice user-friendly graphical user interface.
The 3650 has now been replaced by the Nokia
3660, which is very similar but with some significant improvements.
The main problems with the 3650 are the poor quality screen, unergonomic
keypad and unreliability.
Features of the Nokia 3650 include:
- Integrated digital camera and video camera (640 x 480 resolution)
- Photo album
- Large colour display (4096 colours, 176 x 208 pixels)
- MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
- WAP 1.2.1, GPRS
- High Speed Data (HSCSD) - max 43.2 kilobits
- Polyphonic ringtones (MIDI and WAV formats)
- Ringtone composer (mono only)
- Symbian operating system
- 3.4 Mbytes shared memory, plus external memory card option
- Downloadable Java & Symbian applications
- Predictive text input
- 5-way scroll key
- Bluetooth wireless technology & infra-red modem
- Voice activated dialling
- Voice recorder
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Multi-player games over infra-red and bluetooth between compatible
- Screensaver & wallpaper
- Changeable covers
- Size: 130 x 57 x 26 mm
- Weight: 130g
- Battery standby: 150 - 200 hours
- Battery talktime: 2 - 4 hours
- Vibration alert
- Tri band
Nokia 3650 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by Manish from India on 3rd Aug 2012
I like nokia always
Reviewed by piggsy from uk on 3rd Jan 2005
had this phone for about nine months until one day it decided,for a
completely inexplicable reason, that it didnt want to be charged up
any more. after this, when the phone was on, it would display that it
had full battery only for it to just switch itself off. the only way
to get the phone to turn on again was to charge it up! so after leaving
it on charge for twenty or so minutes, i would then be informed that
the battery was full. switch it on. says iv got full battery. 2 hours
later it would switch itself off( thats if left unused, 1 call is all
i could get out of it if i actually wanted to use it!). its a shame
cos it was a really decent phone. it didnt look the best but it it had
some decent features on it like bluetooth, decent (for a year ago) camera
and a massive message inbox. it also had 5 mb internal memory and a
memory card. its also quite durable too. i did drop it a few times in
the time i had it which could have conributed to it failing in the way
it did. overall this is a decent phone. i know a few people with this
phone and they have had no problems like i did which again leads me
to beleive that its demise could have been down to me(although someone
else wrote a reveiw detailing the same problems that i was having).
overall a really decent phone that i just wish lasted more than 9 months
hence 3 stars instead of 4!
Reviewed by Am1n from London on 11th Dec 2004
ive had this fone 4 bout 3 yrs. over da years it has never let me down
and is a superb fone.the reason i gave it 3 stars is because it is big
and now im bored of it.
Reviewed by Eduardo from Philippines on 25th Nov
It just looks so UGLY!!!! it's so hard to type with its horrible keypads!!!!
Please don't buy it! Get a 3660! I think nokia should take this out
of the market cos they already have a 3660!
Reviewed by william pillar from UK on 20th Nov
this phone is very good considering the fact that it has loads of cool
features like bluetooth and a camera but i hate the keypad its horrible
and people took the mick because of its brick-like shape (if you dont
mind this go for the 3660 it has a better keypad!!) it does have a nice
big screen. a downside is that the camera automatically zooms out so
if you want to zoom in you have to get closer.
Reviewed by Christopher from Hong Kong on 16th
This phone rocks, it is getting cheap, and it has a lot of functions,
like bluetooth, Java and a camera. This phone rulz!
Reviewed by Michael from USA on 10th Nov 2004
This phone was great at first but after a month it just kept messing
up, lines would come on the screen and then i could not start it up
at all. As for the last comment about stop adding software, well i have
never added any, never have the time tinker with it, all ive done is
type in a few phone #'s and snap some pic's! this is just as it was
from the factory except a new picture on the desktop walpaper. This
phone has been replaced twice with T-mobile, both were replaced by refurb's,
and now it's this one is dead too. Just so you know I'm alway extremely
careful with my phones i never drop it, get it wet or anything. So it
has no excuse! Do yourself a favor and dont buy this phone, sure you
could get lucky and get one that works perfect, but if you dont get
lucky, grab the asprin cause your in for many many on going headaches!
Reviewed by Yousef El-Gadi from Libya on 1st Nov
well before i start i'd like to tell u i hv tried about 18 in 4 years...and
the only phone that stayed with me for more than a year now is the 3650
is cool nice n it has got lots of software well there might be a slight
problem with its RAM but i dont think that will make it a bad phone
as what others might say i swear i have never seen such a nice phone
.. by the way i am the kind of users who put the phone under heavy tests...i
have even dropped it so many times...and seriously this phone rules...i
wish i cod give it 6 or 7 stars...and i want to the the ppl who said
that it keeps crashing and it doesnt turn on again i think you should
stop installing everything you can find on it...i mean i have a 256
mmc memory card and its full of games/apps/videos/mp3s ---> all of them
are illegal of course :P and its working fine thanks alot everybody
and thanks alot Nokia
Reviewed by jewel v santos from philippines on
30th Oct 2004
this phone is so perfect kasi phone ko to
Reviewed by Adam from Australia on 25th Oct 2004
I believe this phone to be years ahead of other phone technology. I
have had mine for a year roughly and i still havent played the same
game twice. It is compatable with everything! you can get files which
contain up to 900 games within for this phone. the large screen makes
it easy to read sms or anything else... with a 128 mb mmc card inserted
and the right software installed you can watch entire tv episodes or
evern movies on the phone. to all those pansies that want small phones
that do as much as the 3650, i think they will have to wait for a new
generation of phones.
Reviewed by Jack from USA on 18th Oct 2004
First of all, i love this phone. There has been some glitches now and
then but hey, its all party of technology. I have had this phone for
more than a year now and i'm still pleased with it. There is so much
you can do with this phone and so much more to learn about it. The only
big problem i have had with this phone is the size. It's too big. I
wish it was smaller or even a flip style phone. Oh yea buy the way to
the person who placed a review on this phone saying that the memory
sucked or something like that or saying that the memory can't hold crap.
well let me say that if you look there are two different memory (the
memory card and the phone memory). You probably looked at the phone
memory. EVERYTHING HAS ITS UPS AND DOWNS, this phone was well worth
my money. Next phone i'm wanting is the nokia 6260. it seems similar
to this in function but with a lot more...
Reviewed by james grant from england on 11th Oct
i think its a great phone i had it for a year then someone stole it
i have it missed since buy it i say its camera is great and the video
is also great.
Reviewed by Tedwyn from Philippines on 15th Sep
Its a very unique and versatile smartphone. I bought this on January
2004 to replace my Nokia 6510. During my first few days with it, the
radial keypad was a bit of a challenge for me. Usually I could text
without looking at the keypad, but my 3650 made me check what I was
pressing. After a week, I am adept at texting quickly, but still having
some slight mistakes with keypad numbers 3 and 4. well, its been 8 months
now and I still think I have a great phone. I planned on replacing it
with a Nokia 6600 but it was virtually similar to my 3650 except for
the Nokia 6600's 65K color screen, newer Symbian OS and a normal keypad.
My 3650 is still a great phone and I still have no major problems with
it. I won't be replacing it yet, maybe until this December...
Reviewed by beth from philippines on 29th Aug
for an all around phone, this is a good buy. if you like bulk and lines
that guide your sms, this is your phone. if you like to capture images,
then this is the unit. however, if you do not like bulk and want to
type fast, get another model. i particulary like it sychronizing features.
all i have to do is to align the ir area and everything gets synch with
Reviewed by matthew godfrey from england on 24th
The phone was excellent at first, but after a couple of months starting
begining to crash on me all the time. It had been in repair for a month,
only for it to crash again! Apart from that picture quailty is brilliant.
But i personally dont recommened know one to buy this phone know more.
There are more better, reliable phones for the price they retail. People
might give there's 5 stars, but give it time and there's will start
crashing! this phone is just to packed with software and memory, it
cant handle it all.. Buy a sony ericcsion k700 instead.
Reviewed by Adam 3660 owner from Dublin, Ireland on
21st Aug 2004
The Nokia designed the anti-slippery cover for 3660 but 3650 would have
anti-slippery cover so I would change the keypad plate very carefully.
Change the keypad plates careless can lead to the damage of the covers
Reviewed by Mike from Germany on 19th Aug 2004
best choice! not just because i have one. i'm a professional handheld
user; Siemens, Samsung, SonyEricsson and specially Nokia. 3650 is an
all in one mobile phone. after more than 5 months, i have no problem
with it and i'm going to upgrade its memory stick to 256MB that will
help me to install and use more applications and ringtones. its ability
to use wave files as ringtone is really amazing. currently i've installed
more than 10 wave files as specialized ringtones for persons or contact
groups. creating wave files with PC and using the easy-to-uses PCSuit
to upload those files to the phone is as easy as drinking water. 6600
has the same abilities but it is too bulky (its width is annoying).
the stylish keypad of 3650 locks the eyes of the viewer to its unique
design. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A FULL-FEATURED PHONE, YOU ARE IN A RIGHT
Reviewed by Roger from America on 14th Aug 2004
The phone tells it all on my rating i have nothing else to say about
it. if there was a zero it will be 1
Reviewed by mark from england on 6th Aug 2004
Wot a wast of technology this phone sounds impressive at first but soon
starts to mess up and crash.The screen went beserk on mine and went
off and dose not switch on anymore dont bye this phone i wish i hadnt.
Reviewed by makeisha from usa on 31st Jul 2004
disapointment when it comes to memory!! this phone let me down. okay
i have to be honest i made the mistake of saving to phone and not the
memory card. The phone was telling me to delete data, so i say to myself
okay..no problem. so, i start to delete text messages(all 1200) it freezes.
okay, i say to myself this isn't abnormal because it freezes when its
overwork. so I turn off and turn on..at least thats what i wanted to
do..the phone never came back on!! system low not enough memory to turn
on phone..contact retailer. what is that?? My loved photos and one i
even took with a celebrity and never had a chance to save to memory
card!! photos i took for ebay!! all gone!! ...my story is sad but before
this huge problem i had love my phone!! yes its big but to make it more
hipper i had put on another face plate and light up key pad, yes the
phone is big but a day will not go by with out someone saying.wow, cool
phone, what does it do?! and i will gladly show them! now i have a n
-gage...and I love it!!
Reviewed by linda from united kingdom,england on
13th Jul 2004
ive just been reading all the reviews about the phone saying "no more
memory" etc, i know what the problem is.you have to exit every application
you use in order for this not to happen,if you dont do this manually,then
it will say out of memory,even if you have loads left to use.apart from
that ive been very pleased with mine,although,it has crashed about 10
times since ive had it,which is just over 8 months,i like the round
keypad,now,but i was a bit tentative of it at first,once you get used
to it its so easy.when we had free wap from o2 i downloaded loads of
wonderful applications including extended video recording,theres loads
of features you can download,all for the cost of a few minutes on the
wap.it is a bit big for the pocket,but being a woman,i have a small
camera bag with it in across my shoulders(mainly for security),so the
size is no probs,the video is of good quality too,and mine has sound,i
know some dont,thats just bad luck,but you can download eti camcorder
an d that has sound.if you transfer all your stuff onto the memory card,then
it wont say out of memory,as it will free up the space for the phones
memory.im very reluctant to swap it for another phone,but being gaget
mad,my next phone will have mega pixels in camera.
Reviewed by Jacques from South Africa on 10th
I got this phone about a year ago and this is a great phone. The OS
works well although the software can crash sometimes, although this
has only happened 2 or 3 times in the past year and no information has
been lost and only happened when I installed a new game. The calender
is the best in the business and the screen is very bright although only
4096 colours. The camera is good enough but video is a bit choppy. I
would definitely recommend this phone to someone who is looking for
a phone with great specs but not a too high price.
Reviewed by Xinhful from Auckland, New Zealand on
8th Jul 2004
This phone is best for the price and feature set. You should really
see how great it is, forget the bad press its very good. and Yes I own
one. You have to see it for your self, the features are very good and
nothing beats a three in one, camera, PDA, Phone..!
Reviewed by Naomi from England on 7th Jul 2004
It's a great phone, it does everything but the sound doesn't work on
all models and it crashes if you do too much at once. It's also really
massive. However, you can't expect everyting from one phone. I've had
mine a year and I still ove it
Reviewed by Buddy Muddy Phill from Thats my problem on
6th Jul 2004
Hey, I've noticed that there is one fella that made a few reviews telling
about the same problem - crashing.WRITE ONNLY ONE REVIEW CAUSe PEOPLE
THINK MANY USERS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMO!!! Anyways ,the phone is great
, its like a pocket PC , but can make and receive calls... The only
thing wrong is it's size...
Reviewed by Bart Simpson from Slovakia on 5th
Great PHONE for a great people. Cuz everyone has a story.
Reviewed by Greg S from USA on 2nd Jul 2004
This phone has everything I need and more for my business and personnel
stuff, but what phone crashes when somebody is trying to call you? It's
an embarrassment. Whether in handset mode or Bluetooth mode (jabra 250)
the thing dies. The thing is slow even displaying recently dialed numbers.
Nokia support is pathetic. They have no clue and don't want to help.
"Use the reset code". For what? "send it to our repair dept".
Oh great. I'm without a phone for 2-3 weeks. I'm off to buy another
phone and NEVER a Nokia again.
Reviewed by SAQIB MUKHTAR from PAKISTAN on 22nd
I HAVE NOKIA 3650 SINCE 1 YEARS . NOKIA 3650 IS GOOD HANDSET MADE BY
NOKIA COMPANY. MY FRIENDS SAYS THAT IT HAS LARGE SIZE BUT I THINK DUE
TO HIS SOFTWARE AND OPERATION ITS SIZE IS SO SMALL I THINK IT,S A MINI
PC HAVE MANY FUNCTION SIMILAR TO PC. ITS CAMERA IS SO GOOD IN RESOLUTION.
I HAVE ANOTHER MOBILE SAMSUNG X600 WITH CAMERA WHEN I COMPARE BOTH HANDSETS
I COME TO KNOW THAT NOKIA 3650 IS MUCH BETTER AND EASY TO USE WITH RESPECT
TO OTHER HANDSETS. NOKIA 3650 HAS STYLISH KEYPAD AND MANY MORE I THANKS
TO NOKIA COMPANY FOR MAKING NOKIA 3650 . BEST WISHES TO NOKIA FROM SAQIB
Reviewed by starfighta 2004 from england on 21st
nokia 3650 what a cracker forget the t610 or p900 the older the better
and it was a bargan ! thought i dont see the point of the 3660 i mean
yes it has a 65k screen but i mean what a fone want a fone get this
one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well done nokia
Reviewed by frustrated one from USA on 30th May
This is the worst phone I have ever owned it is first of all to big
it can't even fit in your pocket it's so big, so you have to hang it
on your belt. It is unprotected from button pushing by brushing up against
anything even though you have a lock key mode it's more hassle than
it's worth to turn it on and off, all cell phones should be flip phones
for this exact problem. When you charge it at night it somtimes turns
the phone off by itself. I have missed many important phone calls because
of this!!! The 16 meg memory says it's full when the only memory I have
in the phone is a couple of phone numbers no pictures or video. The
last straw is when I saw a display on the phone that said "Phone start-up
failed. Contact the retailer". The only retailer I am going to contact
is one that does'nt carry Nokia Phones.
Reviewed by Rachael from England on 29th May 2004
Hi, I really love my phone had it about 8 months now. The camera is
great for when your out and about or just for messing about. The videos
are good. I love the bluetooth sending stuff for free!!! Brilliant.
The only thing im not too happy with is the ringing volume i have it
on the highest it will go and still miss calls.
Reviewed by Adam from Wales on 25th May 2004
Best phone on the market...it does everything... It has never crashed
with me and when you get all these messages like cant start phone...it
is easy to over come.. just turn the phone off...hold in the pencil
button and whilst still holding press the power button,, this will start
the phone up..then simply delete the bad applicatio or memory which
is causing it too crash... But this phone is exellent
Reviewed by ruud from ned on 23rd May 2004
great fone. i recommend everybody to buy this fone. has an immaculate
picture quality.overall an awesome fone
Reviewed by steve from uk on 16th May 2004
an all round good phone sometimes the wap is slow but i still think
it a worth while buy.
Reviewed by sadfiq hasan from pakistan on 14th
i have so many mobiles and there u have it the best in town is the nokia
3650. its functions are very good and easy to use u can have tons of
pics and movies in ur 3650 and upto that u can install all kind of symbian
softwwares which allows it to have a full screen caller and the best
of all is the mp3 player. i have a full hour movie in my cell and belive
me the print is gr8 as well as the sound. all in all its worth it.now
the sad part it has less colors as it should have been 65365 colors
and the keys r a very big problems in wrting messages. i would encourasge
u to buy this cell and enjoy b/c its best of the best .
Reviewed by Nadzri Hj Mohd from Malaysia on 6th
State-of-the art design phone with nice curves. Can have ringtones of
my kids voices! A bit slow in operation. I wish it could sound a little
Reviewed by Ramarao from USA on 16th Apr 2004
Excellent full-featured phone. Had minor (temporary) trouble with Infrared
on one of my computers a couple of times, but it worked on retry. I
use this much more than my digicam as a camera as it is very easier
to transfer photos over the infrared. Used this as a bluetooth modem
with a friend's Apple Mac, and it worked like a charm, albeit slowspeed
to connect to internet. Impressive to work on your laptop over the internet
sitting in a car back seat or better, a local train leaving people guessing
how the hell did this guy connect, right? The best deal on this phone
I got is the T-mobile + letstalk.com promotion, which gave me a $350
mail in rebate on a total price of $300 + $35 for activation, so I pocketted
$15 in addition to getting the phone, on a $40 per month plan with one
year committment from T-mobile, before 2003 yearend. Now I don't think
there are no such deals but in the US a small player like T-mobile would
always give better deals than leaders like Verizon. And, T-mobile has
an offical policy to unlock the phone (so that it can be used with other
providers SIM cards)to THOSE WHO ASK ONLY, so that the phone becomes
universal. Beware, without this unlocking, the phone works only with
the original provider in the US - where such restrictions are required
as we mostly get phone free or with a major discount.
Reviewed by Armitage Van Peebles from Uk on 15th
This phone is uphorrant, there is not a lot more i can say about this
sorry excuse for a handset, The farcicale arrangment of keys is ludicrous.
i invite death upon the makers of this phone. All people who choose
to use this device will rot in the very bowels of handset depravity.
P.S rot in hell Nokia P.P.S all users are cortazans
Reviewed by Manfred from Netherlands on 14th Apr
It crashes when someone wants to call you, it freezes when you need
it most, it appears working and has good reception so it seems, but
then your wife tells you that you've been unreachable all day. Many
times when I get called, it starts vibrating and never stops while crashing;
then you can't switch it off and have to take out the battery to make
it shut up. This is not a phone; it is an embarrasment. If Nokia think
they can deliver such piece of !!!! to their customers and get away
with it, they're wrong. This will be my last Nokia for a long time to
come. They screwed up big time with this amateur phone. I need this
thing for business and it needs to be functional. Period.
Reviewed by kashif arslan from pakistan on 13th
hello friends i just but this nokia phone today and its really coool
i love it cos it has every thing in it and its really cheap in cost
if u wana buy a phone i suggest u that but nokia 3650
Reviewed by Henry from England on 12th Apr 2004
Well, at christmas I got a S.E. T610. The camera was terrible and there
was way too little memory. I decided to sell that and get a 3650. How
pleased am I!!! Ok, first things first; the camera. I am very pleased
with this, the quality is amazing for a camera phone. Definitely the
best I have seen bar the 6600(it is a later model of his phone). I have
compared with a sagem my-x6, s e t610, samsung v200, motorola a835,
motorola v500 and v525, nokia 7250 and 7250i and they are all inferior.
There is no zoom function or effects options while taking a picture
but there are applications which allow this. Afterwards you can zoom
in to about 100% before the quality gets bad, around the same as the
camera phones i mentioned above. The video camera is not great but when
you view clips in realplayer they look fine, especially taken outside.
The drawback to the video camera is that you can only film for about
10 seconds before it stops(you can get an application to extend vids).
This phone is very good at picking up signal. The symbian OS is very
useful as you can download upgrades, applications etc, like an mp3 player.
You can even watch full length movies and play n-gage games on this
phone providing you have a large enough memory card. The screen may
not have as many colors as other phones but it is hard to tell the difference
anyway, a picture sent from this phone to a t610 looks dull on the t610.
bluetooth and IRDA are good but the IRDA does not seem to work with
samsung models. The whole manual is infact on this phone in the help
section. Very useful!!! memory is a big deal for me and with the memory
card slot you have infinite memory. I think the largest memory card
thjis phone can take is a 256mb card but it may take a 512mb card. As
I am babbling on i will get on with the problems. these are all minor
and very infrequent. The phone has crashed 3 times in the 3 months i
have had it due to excessive program use and downloading. The video
recorder occasionally says no memory when there is planty but this stops
usually idf you restart it.The ringtones are not very loud and the vibration
can be weak in floppy clothes. I expect all of these will be dealt within
the 6600 but since that costs about three times as much as this phone
i would stick with this. You can probably get it on ebay second hand
or new with applications and extras for around £100. thanks for readng
this and if you have any questions please e-mail me at email@example.com
Reviewed by anya from uk on 11th Apr 2004
I've had this phone for a year and I love it. True, it can be a bit
slow, but everything else about it is great. I've dropped it more times
than I can count and it's still ok. It's easy to find and the ringtones
are really good because they are 16-track. GET THIS PHONE!!!!!
Reviewed by Nokia Director from USA on 10th Apr
hi, I designed this phone and i am NOT pleased with all the complaints
we have had from people ringing up from all over the world. 7/10 people
who buy this phone have faults with this phone every day. ****** DO
NOT BUY ***** buy the new 6600 which is arould the same price I(more
expencive) more features better quality.. wouldnt you rather spend you
money on a better phone NOKIA 6600 Rating 9/10 NOKIA 3650 rating 2/10
Reviewed by Richie Dhillon from India on 7th Apr
I have had this phone for about two weeks, and already im thinking why
i didnt go for the 3660 model? i really dont know. That aside, its a
really nice phone especially with the software that u can get on it,
enabling limitless clear videos, mp3 playback etc. Now, will somebody
tell me if there is some serious advantage that the 3660 has over this
phone, other that the 65k screen(who needs that?), like does it have
a better camera? Nokia uses the same camera hardware i guess, so its
just the software right? And u can get all the software u need on the
net, right? ;) . anyways, mail me if u do think the 3660 is really better.
Reviewed by SEAN from ENGLAND on 6th Apr 2004
NOKIA 3650 ARE THE CRAPPIEST PHONE KNOWN TO MAN, THIS IS THE THIRD ONE
I HAVE HAD . THEY ALL FREEZE. I AHVE ALLWYS HAD A NOKIA AND THEY PUT
THE NAME NOKIA TO SHAME. SO IF YOU READ THIS MESSAGE YOU NOW NO NOT
TO EVER GET A NOKIA 3650.
Reviewed by Aamir Afridi from Pakistan on 23rd
I buy it two weeks ago and belive me i am damn happy to buy it .I have
the memory card Drive in my computer so i can use the memory card just
like a floppy i mean i can load Midis Videos Softwares in my mobile
easily and no need of infrared or Blue tooth i recommend that you should
get this Memory card Drive for your PC or memory card of mobiles and
other applications such as cemras etc.The volume is bit low and battery
life it is daily recharging almost but in performace its just like Nokia
6600 its cool i love and dont forget to search Yahoo groups for softwares
and Midis for your mobile any way visite my website www.aamirafridi.tk
and please sign in my guest book bye
Reviewed by Glenn from England on 20th Mar 2004
Quality!!! I am a builder and have dropped this fone a dozen times.
Once off a roof it fell into a puddle of mud, I removed the covers rinsed
them under the tap re-assembled it and away it went. I actually like
the round kkeypad(most people don,t) and the operating system is sort
of similar to windows, which I find very easy to use. The camera is
the best quality I have seen from a fone transfer your images to p.c
and they are v.good. Overall this is a powerful piece of kit with so
many options you just can,t list them yet if you just want a good all
round simple to use fone this is the one.....VERY VERY good.
Reviewed by Tim from Nigeria on 18th Mar 2004
Nice phone but its too big
Reviewed by nick from wales on 11th Mar 2004
this fone is amazing, 2 all u meat heads out there who sed the battery
keeps dying fast, ever fort tha the first charge has to be longer than
the rest. if you dont like this phone your mad does everything you want
it to do and more, i must igmite it does crash sometimes but who cares
not going to kill you is it!!
Reviewed by woooo from malaysia on 10th Mar 2004
Reviewed by Ade from UK on 9th Mar 2004
I have had this phone for just over two months. The first three weeks
were ok and then bang! It crashes like a car driven by a drunk....but
that would have been ok if that was the only bad experience....Now it
tells me the memory is full even though i only have names of contacts
and nothing else in it.....I have 15mb of unused memory space out of
16mb and i still cannot add new contacts, take pictures, record images
etc....What a waste of money.......my advice, dump the thang...it's
Reviewed by Paul from Barbados on 5th Mar 2004
Both on its own merit and by comparison this phone is a good phone in
my opinion. Most important to a cell phone is reception and the 3650
offers very good reception as has come to be noted of most Nokia phones.
It easily picks a signal and holds it. Once you find the sweet spot
of the earpiece the quality of incoming calls is clear. When talking
to other phone users in or across networks, they don't complain of my
voice clarity. The lack of an external antenna is no detriment to this
phone. Staying with the basics, incoming calls can be missed if you
set the phone to a ring tone only. Monophonic tones can be heard well
enough but polyphonic tones are weak (though an app is available to
boost the sound but Nokia should have been aware of this in any case).
That said the 3650 has a very strong vibrate, so the best way is to
set the phone to vibrate only or vibrate with a ring tone. Beyond phone
calls this phone has most of your standard Nokia features if youre a
Nokia user. The features that I like are voice commands, picture ID's
(though full sized ID for incomming calls would be even better), screen
saver lets you know you have messages, PIM functions, very good calender,
and most forms of data communication (MMS, SMS, EMS, GPRS, fax etc).
On the note of GPRS, the speed of communication is on par with a 56k
connection on a PC. As for connectivity, IR works well with other phones
(though not with my friends Samsung V206). With devices and PC's though
Bluetooth and IR may be tricky but if you get them up and running you
can make even more use of it. Least important is the 4096 colour screen.
Its accuracy is low duh. If you photo a purple object it may appear
blue. However when I compare my photos to those on my friends V206 or
Moto720i etc the sharpness/clarity of the pics is better on mine (once
you keep your hand still). With this and other Symbian phones expect
the usual. Sytem hangs (they have a operating system on phones with
very little RAM and low processor clock speeds) if youre running too
many progs at a time or using memory hogs e.g. Opera browser. I could
go on but in the end the 3650 is a good phone with room for impovement.
Hopefully model like the 6600 and 7700 will make the necessary changes.
As for all the Nokia haters, I can't think of any comparable phones
(P800 aside) that can touch the 3650 as an overall MOBILE package (i.e.
not just 65k and 40 poly wid cam). That said I have played around with
phones like the V206, the GD88, T720i, Nokia 6200 and 7250, but none
has delivered like the 3650.
Reviewed by aimee from uk on 29th Feb 2004
oh my god, this phone is the worst phone i have ever had, it is my third
as you can guess the others froze i tuned the phone off then on and
mmm it wouldnt turn back on, i cant wait to get rid of this, never brought
a worse piece of junk in my life and for the money i paid it should
not spend every weekend in the repair shop, bad choice puts nokia to
shame normally i love there phones but this is a descrase!!!
Reviewed by dom from singapore on 29th Feb 2004
tis phone was more than a dream cum true!!!camer with zoom/brightness
n contrast adjustment,mp3 player-music was loud n clear is u kws the
correct level for it,internet browser-jus like at u normally do in front
of yr pc,video player-views yr fav music videos or even a movie,unlimited
video recordin,caller id pis is enlarge till full screen of the screen,pic
quality was gd-even better when u transfer the pics to the pc...is defintely
a phone to gt!!!
Reviewed by Ketan from India on 27th Feb 2004
One of the best phones i've ever used. Has a gr8 memory and is very
easy to use thought there is a bit of problem at first with the keypad.
the applications are just too good if downloaded frm the net. well i
would like to know some sites to download more applications
Reviewed by Barry Atkinson from England on 25th
This phone kicks ass-only 1 problem though its far too big. Can't wait
to lose my phone in the jungle when i go travelling to Australia and
have to let go of the goose!
Reviewed by jimi from england/london on 23rd Feb
Hi, little upset with the 3650, as it was an upgrade for £30.00 which
is the reason why i bought it as an upgrade and also friends were saying
"get it, its a good phone" so i got it without checking the reviews
and what it can do, one problem im confused about is the the ring tones
are low when an incomming call is ringing, is that natural?, speaket
phone is too low, i had an 8210 and and the speaker is bloody louder
that the 3650 with the loud speakerphone on. nokia does come out with
alot of #### sometimes, its all about money at the end of the day, but
all in all the phone is allright, due to the Ngage phone, they both
share the same lcd screen, is the Ngage another stupid phone to fool
the kids as a game play phone???? Nokia sort out the **** that your
selling on the market mate, remember, SONY did buy the ERRICSSON company,
look at there products i think your a bit slow with your designs and
technology, this is to al of ya`s, stick to Sony/Erricsson there the
way forward!! Regards Jimi (3650 phone dismantled out of curiosity to
see what it looked like - empty case with a small circuit, made me feel
sick to see what smal parts were in there and why we have to have brick
in the pocket, anyway phone went into the bin after cause it wouldnt
work) dont care!!! have many phones to enjoy.. goodluck all.
Reviewed by DeviL MaY CrY from KuWaiT on 20th
This phone is good. this is the only phone that survive me couse i always
drop is and it never had any problem with the software and hardware.
and i also put 128Mb MMC card and instal the the programs the game i
want. this phone has a good coverage even in the basement. my mom have
the 6600 nokia and the baterry always dies so fast and it screws the
Programs i put. people who says this phone suck's well that means they
dont know how to use the Phone.
Reviewed by James Francis from nottingham on 18th
this is the worse phone ever it crashes apps errors every 5 mins camera
a waste of time pure size of it and very very bad batt life i warn any
body never never touch or even buy this phone easliy nokias worst ever
Reviewed by Teh Kian Pah from Malaysia on 4th
I just bought it a month ago. I tried everything...talking, playing
with bluetooth, infrared for software installation.. file tansferring,
playing with its polyphonic music(Mulder's X-files out-of-this-world
whistling tunes comes out perfect- ly beautiful)...reading my Bible
& Shaespearean e-books on it.....even using it to control my webcam
in one of my server..It all works perfectly. I have never had such joyous
satisfaction in using a product(whatever items)before. After this, I'll
never think of anything but Nokia ..Maybe..eh..3660!! Right now,it's
the most important techno pet of mu life! For those who complained of
its crashes and freezes. I think they might have bought a counterfeit
product!!I feel sorry for them. They have no idea what they have missed
Reviewed by Nix from India on 1st Feb 2004
THIS IS THE BEST FONE EVA NO DOUBT NO QUESTIONS
Reviewed by EU0D from USA on 29th Jan 2004
I talked to the Nokia technical service about the NOKIA 3650 crashing
and they told me that they have not heard about this problem. I was
suprised to hear how many nokia owners have this problem. I hope all
the NOKIA 3650 owners write in or call them about this big ass crashing
problem they have on their hands and are going to lose a lot of potential
customers if they do not acknowledge this issue.
Reviewed by Dave from USA on 27th Jan 2004
My wife and I just got the phones over the last Christmas holidays and
I was apprehensive about the size and the odd keypad. Yet after reading
all the reviews and finding out it did so much more than most comprable
phones I went with it. I have to say I am very pleased. The size really
isn't an issue and it isn't a problem to carry about and you get used
to the keypad very quickly. As for the features of the phone they are
incredible. The picture quality is so so but still better than most
of the comprable camera phones out there minus a couple of the new high
dollar ones recently out. In the perfect conditions ie. bright sunny
day outside the pictures are nice and decent but in dark situations
they are lacking. They are not the quality of a good digital camera
but good enough for fun and getting the point across. This is my first
camera phone and having a camera at your side is a great thing. From
taking pics while shopping or for projects and sending and getting an
instant review and response to just getting day to day stuff to share
and have fun its a great thing. It is nice to be able to take videos
although the quality of the video is poor and the resolution very small
but it is still nice to have that capability when there is something
you really need to get a vid of. Plus there is a slew of applications
out there you can add to this phone and the fact that it has expandable
memory (which most others didn't) is fantastic. On mine I can listen
to MP3s, watch movies, play numerous games, create and edit pictures,
and SO much more. I can even set it up to monitor an area and see the
timed photos or video on my comp and use it as a short distance remote
control for my TV, via infrared. You are only limited by the memory
and the applications you can find and install and there are some real
nice ones out there. When buying a phone I had to have some key features
and this phone had them to include: a speaker phone that works well
and can even be used handsfree while in the car instead of a headset,
a voice recorder for making quick notes, the ability to send text, picture,
video, and voice messages and to combine them all so you can send a
picture of something with a recorded note on it and text if wanted,
a contact list that pops up a picture of the person calling and the
ability to set special rings for each person, the ability to browse
the internet and this can be done in regular HTML also not just WAP.
Pretty much everything in the phone is cutomizable from the menu layout
to background pictures. The phones supports polyphonic and true ringtones
and you can even download a converter application where you can take
your own .wav files and convert them to ringtones so you can even have
the person calling voice as their ring saying "pick up its me" (or whatever),
your voice saying "uh-oh its your boss" or a bit of a real song and
not just a deedle deedle deet rendition of it. I have the seven dwarves
singing Hi-Ho its off to work I go for work. All in all it is a fantastic
phone and there are so amny more features to discuss but this review
has indeed already gone on too long . Built in bluetooth and infrared,
contacts, calendar, calc, alarm clock that will actually wake you up
with a snooze button and slowly increasing alarm, to-do lists, notes,
recorder (that will even record phone conversations), quality games
and a gameboy emulator can be installed, camera, video, voice dialing,
etc. etc. If the phone doesn't come with something you need you are
likely to find an add on application for it. Overall I would give it
a 4.5 star rating as there are a few things that could improve but the
uses for the phone make up for any shortcomings.
Reviewed by Alun Jones from Wales on 14th Jan
THIS PHONE ROCKS! everything about it is so cool from the memory size,
quality of photos to extra features and sound quality. A really good
idead Nokia had with the clip on covers - adds to the beauty! The keypad,
unlike everyone says, is pretty cool. Definately a must buy phone!
Reviewed by Steven Hawkins from England on 2nd
I like the Phone. Nice expanable memory. Great stuff avalable for download.
I had a 16mb card that came with it and reacently upgraded it to 128Mb.
it has a good ,emu and eassy Navigation (Like most Nokia's). Findong
cases and accessories for it can be difficult but can be found. Working
as a Phones salesman I can say that are are few phones that can compare
with the 3650. it is very close to the p800 by Sony ericson.
Reviewed by debbie from uk on 23rd Dec 2003
Well ive been reading all the reviews. im thinkin whats up wit this
fone? i thort it was amazin an evrythin but nearly every1 says it crashes!!
maybe u shouldnt download so many stuff. i think this fone is for people
who just want a normal good quality camera/video fone.
Reviewed by Sharjeel from Pakistan on 22nd Dec
Hi,this is an excellent phone & i believe that its abit better then
7650, as 7650 is hard to handle once it is opened for calling or messaging.The
problem i have is with the infra not working on my PC, my cousin helped
me get almost everything i was interested..from ETI recorder to games
of 7650 and many more or game boy.if someone can help me with my issue
i would be thankful and more greatful if i can be made aware of good
sites for downloads..thanks
Reviewed by 205GTi from england on 18th Dec 2003
I bought the 3650 after owning a 3510i for a few weeks. I say 'a' 3510i,
more like 4. It was full of bugs and had to be replaced 4 times, so
i gave up and went for the 3650. At first the 3650 is a daunting prospect
with its unusual keypad, bulky body and an o/s that seems to require
a degree to use it. But given a month or so these are all things that
you don't just become used to, you learn to love them. It's not the
prettiest of phones but then again, if you want pretty buy the s.e t610.
Once you learn to use the phone you will find the limit of what it can
do reasonably quickly, especially if you have a pc and a mmc reader.
The choice of apps and games is amazing, helping it to become anything
you want it to be; An mp3 player, an unlimited lenght video recorder
(albeit, a poor quality one), a games console (gameboy on a phone, how
great is that?!) , a diary, a remote control...the list goes on. The
104 mhz processor means it can handle 3-d graphics too, indeed it can
even play n-gage games (which i hasten to add is illegal, but the potential
is there! The best thing about the phone is the way it's designed for
ease of browsing whe using wap. It's quick, has an intuitive bookmark
system tah enables you to create folders for bookmarks, handy if you
want to bookmark area of a site for quick access. All in all, a completely
amazing phone...except....well, you see i gave it 4 stars? That's because
nokia appear to have forgotten to test the phone properly. It's bug
ridden (even with the latest fw version) and tends to crash a lot and
reset itself. It also has an unfortunate habbit of suffering from the
"3 flashes of death" where upon startup it resets 3 times and dies.
It happened to me a while back and took 3 weeks for them to fix it and
send me it back. Not acceptable whe you've just spent £320 on a phone.
For that money you expect perfection. My only other gripe is the 10
second limit for the pre-installed hantro video recorder. If i met the
guy who decided it'd be limited to 10 secs i'd gladly stick it where
the sun don't shine! I can understand the neccesity to have a form of
limit for mms purposes but come on, surely it wouldn't take much effort
to create the option to switch between mms and normal limited-by-storage
recording? Anyway, great phone. B- ,must do better
Reviewed by Christian Crucey from usa on 11th
This is one of the best phone in the market, and I'm not trying to justify
my purchase, the something is bad I'm very straith forward to speak
out, this phone is impresive!! Ok, that's right, the keypad is not what
I would preferred, but after taking advantage of the fitures, the keypad
is the last thing I use, let's get real this phone is excellent in PO3
e-mail access, Bluetooth, and no just that, install Opera browser(You
can buy a www.opera.com and you got a whole computer when acessing the
internet, they may be some other phone out there, but this one diserve
credit, this phone is EXCELLENT!! Thank you nokia.... no doubts... you
Reviewed by ARDINORIDAMARDY HAJI NORDIN from MALAYSIA
on 11th Dec 2003
Great phone! We can download many software from Yahooroups! More function
and different keypad that make this phone so special for me. I'm really
enjoy with this phone. Thanks for Nokia contra:big shape pro:big screen,infra-red,software
Reviewed by chris from scotland on 6th Dec 2003
what a waste of money!!!!!!!!!!! its a brick!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Ciaran from Ireland on 2nd Dec 2003
Excellent phone. Perfect follow on from the 7650 which I had previously
owned and was tired of having to slide it open when I wanted to take
a picture. Xpress on covers are a nice touch. Memory size is unbelievable
and whats more, its also expandable. Video feature is cool but could
allow longer clips. Bluetooth as with the 7650 is extremley handy for
when pictures clutter your memory, simply send them to your computer.
The keypad takes a bit of getting used to especially for SMS messages
but once you use it for a week or so this is'nt a problem. Well done
Nokia for another great phone
Reviewed by Raoh, God and Conqueror from UK on
30th Nov 2003
My rating bounces between 4 down to 2. The circular keypad is still
not as intuitive as a normal keypad after 3.5 months of use. I have
had two complete crashes and it looks like downloading software drives
this lil' baby crazy. In a supposed smartphone that level of unreliability
is just unacceptable. The size is a bit on the thick side. I have big
hands so the length is fine, though I hanker for a gx20(if only it had
a calendar and bluetooth...) or the p900 (drool). Build quality is not
the greatest. This baby because of the size weight and body does not
give you the same confidence as a clamshell would, when dropped. And
the camera lens is large and vulnerable. Still no ariel (as on clamshells)
to get broken off so there is some pay off... When it is working, reception
is fantastic for a Nokia it murders my old (darling)6310i, and navigation
is excellent. When it comes to sensible function layout and usability
Nokia are the masters. Tis' a pity that the best software has so many
bugs and it looks as if these havent een ironed out in the sleek 6600...
3months = 3 handsets :-(
Reviewed by Rixx from New Zealand on 24th Nov
Hi, can any one tell me if I can use a USB cable to connect to my PC?
Reviewed by Sunny from USA on 6th Nov 2003
Aight....firstly i had some problems with the phone freezing and then
i asked for a replacement from the service provider cuz i bought it
thru them I got a new one and then I downloaded these application from
the net, and beleive me this phone is tight as hell!!!!...its jus awesome
firstly great screen totally a ice breaker with the ladies... a good
show off!....apart from this the applications are real useful.... the
IRremote, wolrdtime, photographer with zooming, camrecorder unlimited
time of movie recording depending on the MMC memory, with this sybian
software you can really change the look of the phone completely and
personalize it and make it unique from other 3650..... so i love this
phone and its features.!!!!
Reviewed by Tom from England on 4th Nov 2003
I`ve owned my 3650 for about 24hrs now and I thought I`d check reviews.
It was given to me for free by phones4U as my my old T68i died. I`m
worried. It seems you either love this phone or hate it. So far I love
it but when the novelty wears off I might get bored. Still, it`s better
than the Trium with extendable arial I was forced to use while I waited
for the Nokia...
Reviewed by daniel from uk on 2nd Nov 2003
i just bought the phone and it dont even work i get the nokia logo three
times flashing and then it dies. after reading about this problem on
the net i can see this is common with the nokia 3650
Reviewed by Harshana from Latvia on 30th Oct 2003
Nokia 3650 is cool, nice phone with lot of features, anyone can can
improve the features such as Radio , super quality Photos, and watch
movies through PVplayer, by simply buying new software from internet.This
is a outstanding super phone as far as I can see up to now from nokia.
Reviewed by bobby from CANADA on 23rd Oct 2003
at 1st i'm always online - reviewing and analyzing this phone. wow,
its stylish design and especially the keypad is different of its kind.
the digital camera for video and pitures - are both unique. but however,
if you download any programs - it will crash itself and the keypad is
useless. thats why what happened to my phone. can everone tell me how
to repair my phone???... it crash and frozen... dont buy this phone
if u dont download anything...
Reviewed by Lon from Philippines on 15th Oct 2003
The first time i saw it, i was definitely turned off by it's size and
keypad. What made me buy it? Basically of the expandable memory and
it's operating system (unlike other nokia fone models, nokia O/S). I
had my fone for 3 days already, it works fine with me. Problem arise
with the programs installed, aside from pre-installed, because it makes
the system crash. Until nokia releases it's 6600, 3650 is the best full-featured
fone. Well, except if you have P800 :)
Reviewed by Irene from Greece on 11th Oct 2003
My friends make fun of my phone but I like it..... It's quite a huge
phone but considering its capabilities it's a small price to pay. The
only down-side is that it hasn't got a radio which would be handy but
it has practically everything else. The picture-taking resolution could
be better and so could the video but let's not forget that after all
it is only a TELEPHONE! Is it possible that we expect too much? It works
like a charm and is more of a computer than a phone. The calendar is
very handy as is the schedule. One major downside to this phone is that
it's ringing volume is very low, it might be necessary to take it to
nokia to fix this problem. The keypad takes quite a while to get used
to but it isn't impossible. I guess that my pros are less than my cons
but as far as functionability goes it's superb. I like it, even though
it is a big-ass phone, it takes no time at all to locate it in my purse!
Reviewed by hensen from malaysia on 30th Sep 2003
this phone is really amazing with more features..i just brought it few
month..so good of this phone...imaging clear.can upgrade software and
ever can watch a movie at phone........after try u will know that........
Reviewed by Josh Oh from SINGAPORE on 28th Sep
I have used many different makes of handphone and for user friendly
phone, i would strongly recommend Nokia phones. For the 3650, after
using it for a few weeks. I got no complaint about it. If really to
find fault about it, it shall the the unconvention layout of the keypad!
It really makes me so fed-up that i almost wanted to throw the phone
on the floor when i am doing sms. Other than the key pad. This is a
good phone with loud ring volume. Though not as many chord rate like
other phones.But still it can be pleasant to the ears. Color of the
screen is acceptable, although it is only 4095 color, the color of the
picture still can be well defined. And best of all, the screen can be
viewed very clearly when under the sun. Unlike the T610 or the GD88/GU87.
They may have have very beautiful screen, but when trying to use them
under sun, it's a toture for the eyes. Bluetooth packed within 3650
is another plus point for it. It can be used to connect to PDA without
much hassle like the infrared pairing. Size though is very big, but
it does not bother me at any cost. In fact it let me have a positive
grip over the phone while making a call. The earpiece. a The Volume
is bit soft when you are travelling along the road or shopping mall.
This one need improvement. Battery life. If under average heavy usage
per day, the battery meter may show it left about half of the battery
life. Need to charge up if you need to use it again under average heavy
usage. If not the batt may simply let you down on the next day operation.
The alpha on the key pad is a bit small and if the led light is on,
it maybe difficult to see them. So i use a 3rd party keypad which lit
up the whole keypad instead of only shine through the alpha only. Well,
no handphone is perfect. It simply depend wat you wants from them and
your expectation out of it. Good days.
Reviewed by wayde from South Africa on 24th Sep
An excellent phone... This phone is truly the next level. Don't underestimate
the Symbian OS. New applications are being developed all the time. Some
cool ones are miniGPS (the phone will change profiles based on location),
irRemote (change TV channels), MP3 player and WorldClock. The pictures
are really impressive, people are amazed that they come from a phone.
Games like EA FIFA2003 and EA Tiger Woods Golf are available to provide
gaming entertainment. This phone is pretty much a PDA, Camera, Gameboy
and phone. I was a quick SMS typer and am getting used to the keypad...
it's different but not too bad at all. The phone is also very light
for it's size. Unfortunately battery life is not the best as you simply
can't resist using all the amazing software which drains the battery.
I've had it for a few days and taking pics, video clips, using the diary,
games, phone, etc it seems to last around a day and a half if not switched
off. I'd definately recomend this phone to anyone. Phones date quite
quickly but the ability to install and manage applications means the
3650 will a great phone for some time.
Reviewed by Wesley from Philippines on 24th Sep
....the phone is totally awesome!! nice screen,sound plus the video's
great. Try to install programs that runs MP3s,and you can even watch
a movie that is if you have a 128 MB MMC Card. 1 movie takes about 80MB
space on the card. Buy it!!
Reviewed by Jana from India on 16th Sep 2003
When I decided to try this phone out, I knew I was taking a risk since
it is expensive. If you buy an expensive phone in India, you are stuck
with it since if you decide to sell it, you have to sell it pretty low.
But I am pleased with its performance so far. The first thing one notices
is that the volume of Ringtones is low. I used to own a Nokia 6610 earlier
which is a very good phone with stereophonic sound. You can solve this
problem by using Anvil studio to clone the lead tracks and then loading
the midi file onto the 3650. That problem is solved. The key feature
that will hit you in comparison with other phones is the memory capacity.
You will find the extra memory very useful. You can really use the phone
like a warehouse. But after viewing enough images, make sure to compress
memory atleast 5 times a day. Use a freeware like File Explorer or use
programs like stacker or Appman from symbianware available from www.symbianware.com.
If you care for your phone knowing its certain limitations it will serve
you well. As a phone it does well. The sound clarity is excellent. The
speakerphone sounds great. The profiles are excellent. The battery life
needs to be improved by Nokia. Nokia, Take a cue from Sony Ericsson.
In battery life, SE has no match. Well, the circular pad feels strange,
but it is not such a defect to discard a good phone. If you are a avid
surfer, this phone is for you. The micro-browsing and wap surfing is
flawless. But make sure to compress memory after a long session of downloads.
Another advantage I have noticed is the infinite numbers you can store
against one name in the address book. You dont have to split the same
name to store many numbers. Amazing. BT and IR work flawlessly. Camera
pictures are pretty clear. By introducing the Video recording, Nokia
has made a point. Don't expect a Digicam quality out of a device meant
to be used as a phone. Use it for video if you forgot your digicam and
you need a clip in an emergency. Also the software supplied by Nokia
integrates seamlessly with the device as do the external third-party
ones. Some of them which I found useful are: 1) sProfiles by Symbianware
2) Stacker by Symbianware 3) MiniGPS by Psiloc 4) World clock by Psiloc
5) TaskMan by Psiloc 6) File Explorer (freeware) 7) Task Switcher (freeware)
8) df Minutes or time tracker 9) Ringtone Studio Hope this review was
Reviewed by Wes from South Africa on 12th Sep
Awsome phone with great features. I only have one gripe and that is
that the ringer is a bit soft compared to the 6610 or 7210.
Reviewed by Joe from Philippines on 8th Sep 2003
The phone is really outstanding..I think I am the fastest SMS texter..Once
you get used to it, U gonna love the way you will Send SMS..UNLIMITED!
It has a lot of feature. Unlike 7650, it has Expandable Memory which
you could store moving video with sounds, truetones, java games, MP3
songs(MP3player must be installed, and many other softwares that you
can find in www.my-symbian.com..VERY COOL!!! BUT I AM NOW WAITING FOR
THE NOKIA 6600...
Reviewed by BoB OnG from Pilipinas on 26th Aug
This fone sucks! the application always crushed and the keypads are
freezing. I never used all it's features to frequent crushing. Don't
buy it if you're a middle class person. You'll spend a lot of money
in repairing this fone.
Reviewed by Foxee_G from England on 19th Aug 2003
This phone is fantastic! If phones were glamour models, this would be
Jordan - Beautiful to look at, and BIG on functions! The quality is
superb, comes with great ringtones, and the camera is the best I've
seen on a phone! Ignore those people who dont like the keypad, I've
had the phone a few hours and already I'm getting used to it! Its also
not as big as the 3G phones (apart from NEC e606) but these have been
recalled, due to bad batteries, so you won't be able to get one anywhere!
So I recommend this one over all the other 3G's, if its a video phone
you"re after! HINT: If you cannot record sound on the video recorder,
go to nokia.com or co.uk, and you'll find an updated recorder to download,
that enables this! (You'll need to be able to connect your phone to
your PC though) They also have loads of other free stuff! Hope I have
been of some help!
Reviewed by dyun from Philippines on 13th Aug
The nokia 3650 is an excellent phone. It is packed with a nice OS which
is symbian and the memory can still be upgraded, unlike the nokia 7650.
Nice TFT screen and good camera among others. The only flaw I've notice
is the keypad which is unconventional and having used to it will take
the phone owner up to 2 weeks (as in my case). Just hope that the OS
can be upgraded to a higher version for more functionality. Btw, it
has bluetooth function is very cool.
Reviewed by ozgur from turkey on 30th Jul 2003
I was thinking about a P800 then I happened to realize that 3650 could
give 90% what a P800 gives. There is no need to compare it with the
7650 cause they are the same class due to 7650's memory problem. 3650's
only rival is the P800 and it is far too expensive when you consider
3650's price. Get reqwireless webviewer 3.0 it works perfect. I use
it as my universal remote controller at home. If your service provider
is supporting you can watch live TV on it as I do. Bottom line; if money
does not matter and if you like touch screens P800 has no alternative,
but 3650 can give you what you need.
Reviewed by Jean San from Philippines on 28th
the phone is great except for the memory card. i was downloading in
the net(bluetooth) then all of sudden "system error" appears. can't
press any key. now i need to buy a new memory card. btw my memory card
is half full.
Reviewed by Steven Baker from England on 27th
First thing. This phone is disgusting. The shape and size is really
horrible. The key pad is near impossible to use especially for sending
MMS. At first i liked the phone, but soon i realised what i had bought.
The camera and video are actually o.k. HOWEVER, after using for a while
i noticed it kept crashing and freezing up. This happens regularly.
The phone has many features, but i never had the chance to use them
mainly due to bluetooth. Overall i would recommend staying away from
Reviewed by Hadi from Scotland on 20th Jul 2003
I have had my 3650 for a few months now and can honestly say it's a
quality phone,i've had no problems at all and the ringtones sound brilliant
just listen to Clocks by coldplay and you will know what i mean, it
has so many cool features such as handsfree, and the moving video is
cool, the only fault i find is its a bit bigger than my previous phones
which were Nokia 8850, motorola wings, and startac, but nobody has said
"is that a 3650 in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me" so
it cant be that big, also the camera is excellent even at low light
levels it takes a good photo. So if you are thinking of getting one
my advice is go for it.
Reviewed by Greg from Germany on 20th Jul 2003
Hard to describe..Everything is great except the form. Also don't expect
to write lots of SMS's with that weird keyboard. You can't see the letters
on the keyboard at night because it is too brightly backlit. The software
crashes when you get two calls at the same time and try to put one on
hold. Battery is a recharge everyday. Video is cool, but no sound capability
- although they preload it with a lot of stupid commercials with sound.
I went on eBay and bought the Sharp Sharp GX10i after owning this two
weeks. Maybe it will be better.
Reviewed by - from new zealand on 14th Jul 2003
the nokia 3650 is possibly the worst phone i ever owned the first one
i got the sound wouldnt work and so the phone could only vibrate needless
to say i got another one from nokia this one was almost as bad although
it had sound it froze continuaslly in applications the technology is
too new wait a few more years and they should get better + they will
be more value for money :D
Reviewed by bubu from Romania on 10th Jul 2003
The price-quality relation is poor! It is a good phone, no comment,
but at his price, it should have had more! Battery is weak, and it hases
a low volume when you talk! Is that the price for a good display? Too
expencive! Try another!
Reviewed by 3650eer from - on 12th May 2003
Cool phone...Hot features...Damn good choice... :)
Reviewed by - from - on 11th May 2003
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i didn't receive a good impression when i saw the unit. when the line
up of the nokia phones came out it was the suckiest model i've ever
seen. a circular keypad isn't what i really wanted. but when i decided
to buy one, things changed. i really dont know what made me buy the
cel, there were other cooler models out there. what made me buy it was
the fact that it was the only cel sold in our place that could record
videos. i wanted to try it out. to tell you the truth the phone is pretty
nice. images are good and its not that big as other reviewers say. the
keypad takes time to get used to but its ok. i also like the idea of
expandable memory. i had to buy a bluetooth unit coz i dont have a notebook.
its nice for people who travel a lot, i dont recommend it to people
who are in it for the looks, games are nice too.
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