Nokia 6280 Review
Review: February 2006. Updated November 2006.
The Nokia 6280 is a 3G slide phone. It's not a smartphone, but has
virtually all of the high-end capabilities that normally come with a
3G smartphone, but without the Symbian operating system. The fact that
it has a conventional Series 40 operating system makes the user interface
fast and responsive.
It's a nice looking phone, about the same size as the Samsung
D600, but with a squarer shape. One of the key benefits of a slide-up
design is that it enables a large screen to be placed within a compact
phone design, and for once Nokia have supplied a screen that doesn't
disappoint. The display is a high quality 262k colour screen with a
very high resolution of 320 x 240 pixels - as good as anything on the
market today. It is prone to collect dust however. There are two cameras
on the phone: an excellent 2 megapixel camera on the rear side of the
phone for taking still images, and a front-mounted VGA camera for video
calling. These are both excellent cameras.
Music is catered for with a music player for MP3 tracks and Visual
Radio. Sound output is in stereo, and a stereo headset is supplied.
The phone comes with 74 Mbytes of built-in memory plus an expandable
memory card - ideal for storing music and video. The 6280 also has an
interesting and novel feature - video ringtones!
Connectivity is fully supported, with Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and infra-red,
as well as super-fast internet access via EDGE or 3G, supporting download
speeds of up to 384 kbps, and upload speeds of 128 kbps. Battery life
is very good for a 3G phone.
The Nokia 6280 is potentially one of the best 3G phones currently available.
However, it is very unreliable and there have been a variety of faults
reported - from memory card faults, to shutting down and even total
failure. It's a shame, but we really can't recommend the 6280. Now replaced
by the Nokia 6288.
Features of the Nokia 6280 include:
- 3G functionality (including video calling)
- 2 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom and integrated flash
- VGA camera for video calling
- Display: Active Matrix, 262,144-colours, 320 x 240 pixels
- Music player with stereo output (stereo headset supplied)
- Visual Radio
- Video ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging, email
(SMTP, POP3, and IMAP4)
- Java games
- XHTML web browser
- Memory: 74 Mbytes plus miniSD card
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB 2.0, Infra-red
- WAP, GPRS Class 10, EDGE
(up to 236.8 kbps) & 3G (up to 384 kbps download)
- Triband + 3G
- Size: 100 x 46 x 21 mm
- Weight: 115g
- Talktime: up to 3 hours (3G) or 4 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: up to 250 hours (2G or 3G)
Nokia 6280 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by abe from England on 11th Apr 2006
The screen and display is superb, both the design and the functionality
of the phone are excellent, but after four days of use it turned itself
off and won't switch back on.
Reviewed by emma from newport,south wales on 11th
I had my nokia yesterday after having a samsung d600 and a sony ericsson
and was worried wiv all the reviews it has had, reporting failures and
dust etc but i seem to have picked one of the lucky ones,i got it with
t-mobile and comparing 3's version to t-mobile you can tell the difference
as t-mobile one is solid and dont feel so plastic and the slider function
is sooo smooth,also i haven't so far had any problems with screen turning
black or switching off and i have played with it loads too.The camera
is really good with a few features to make pics more interesting.Also
memory comes cheaper than sony memory stick as sd cards are so cheap
to get.I dont think this phone is a brick by any means,after having
the sony ericsson w900i you will know what a brick is.I wish nokia had
provided a bigger memory card though so thats why i have only given
4 stars.Call quality is good,nice and clear and im surprised by the
battery,i have been playing with it alot and it hasn't lost any power
at all. This phone for me has lured me back to nokia after a long time
of being with other manufacturers and im sure i will be sticking with
this a lot longer than the w900i,i recommend anyone get one but with
t-mobile and for those people who have sent loadsa texts beleiving they
haven't sent cuz of not returning to standby,if you look at the top
of screen you will see an animated arrow going up as its sending,when
its sent it stops,just a tip from me to save people credit,hope this
helps.So well done nokia im back!!!!
Reviewed by michelle from england on 11th Apr
sent back the nokia 6111 (another review) and thought this would be
the one! had memory, good camera, video, music player, slide phone,
big screen, looks good etc. When it came, it suffers with the same dilema
that the 6111 suffers from.....far too plasticky made, I really couldn't
see it lasting that long. some reviews said about dust behind the screen?
and the way the quality is I dont doubt it and already decided this
one wasn't for me. The menu was quite computer type looking and typically
nokia, so, easy to use. But in the end I opted for the sony ericson
w810i as it has all this phone has, but is far better, sturdier built
with much much better quality,( i'm sure the nokia wouldn't have lasted
a year) better camera, sound, SHED LOADS of memory! I've always been
with nokia and never thought I'd be with another, but I'm soooo glad
I've made the switch. It's a lovely feeling knowing without any doubt
that you've got the best!!
Reviewed by claire from england on 11th Apr 2006
this phone is absolutely great it has everything a phone needs and is
just realy easy to use and the square look makes it look nice
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 8th Apr 2006
Further to my post below regarding the Nokia 6280......well three kept
to the promise and within 2 days i had got my replacement Nokia 6280.........i
charged it for 8 hours and could not wait any longer to play so i turned
it on and????? yes yes yes it didn't work the phone does not recognise
that there is a sim card in it........On the phone to three again and
they are now going to send me another door to door exchange, 3rd time
Lucky!!!!!! One thing i did notice on this phone was that the slider
seemed very loose and that the on/off button was very loose. I now await
Reviewed by Diana from UK on 7th Apr 2006
This is an unbeleivable phone! I have been after a slider for ages and
persuaded by the brilliant deals with 3 I went for it. I love the tones,
gaming is fabulous and having the constant companion of a 2meg camera
has virtually replaced my digicam as the software makes it so easy to
transfer from the phone to pc. Highley recommended and although squarey
(you girls know what I mean;) ) it is a wonderful phone to work with
and to show off with. Go to 3 and get one on bargain contract!
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 4th Apr 2006
Have been with Orange for 10 years and i decided to give three a go.
After hours of searching forums i decided on either the N70 or 6280
and finaly plummed for the 6280. My first impression was that it seemed
to plastic feeling but carried on playing with the phone. Once you start
to play with it you begin to realise that it's a pure joy to use. On
first impressions you also thing it's a bit of a brick and when you
start to compare it's not. The screen and display is superb, why oh
why could they not put this screen in the N70. Anyway after several
hours of use the 6280 failed, i turned it on the screen went fuzzy and
flashed and the phone has not worked since. I then spent 2 hours on
the phone to three getting passed from department to department!!!!!!
Three have told me that they are going to arrange a door to door exchange
within 48 hours which is quite impressive if it happens. I really hope
that the replacement 6280 is ok as i think overall the phone is an excellent
phone with good sound and superb screen. I will post again to let you
all know my findings. By the way i have noticed that the three signal
in some reviews is bad. I live in Lancashire near the coast and the
signal is great.........anyone want to have a chat abour the 6280 or
three drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Nick from England on 3rd Apr 2006
Got mine recently after not being bothered to wait for the N91. Have
to say I have been impressed. Feature wise this is certainly up there
with any smartphone. It has all the features you could want. The slide
mechanism on mine is fine, but it does feel a little plasticy and not
constructed as well as the Samsung sliders. The 2MP camera is also great,
not quite as good quality as the Sony Ericssons, but still very impressive.
A downer is the internal memory. This is relativly low, but with a 64MB
card included this shouldnt be a problem. I tend to use the card though
for musical purposes, and found the PC suite supplied a breeze to use.
The CD ripping software is very good and once on the phone the quality
of the aac format is high. Only quarm comes with the actual connection,
its a bit tempramental and doesnt always connect.Overall a superb phone
from nokia, especially as i never envisaged buying it.
Reviewed by Stewie from Denmark on 3rd Apr 2006
Overall this phone is pretty impressive. It feels pretty good, the slide
works well, the number/text keys are very user-friendly for even freddy-fatty-fingers
like me. It is extremely easy to navigate around and menus are user
friendly and easily configurable into a variety of layouts. Something
for everyone. This is my first Nokia phone (I'm usually a Sony Ericsson
man) and I must say that it has taken me awhile to get used to doing
things in 5 or 6 key strokes when I am used to doing it in one or two.
The camera on this phone is good and the video aspects work well too.
Although the bandwidth where I'm located seems to make for pretty sketchy
images from the person that I'm talking too. When I first got this phone
I thought that it might be a little fragile, but I have dropped this
phone on hard surfaces more times than one would think is humanly possible
and it still works. I took out a subscription on the 3 network and convinced
my girlfriend to get one too so we can talk for free, anyway, she was
taking a photo where she dropped the phone into a bucket full of muddy
water. The phone was submerged for at least a 30 seconds while we tried
to find it and when we finally got it out it worked in a limited way
immediately, and after a small drying period worked perfectly. The memory
card that comes with the phone is only good for about 20 songs, which
means that you have to sychronize regularly but that is ok. The battery
hasn't been a problem for me, but I place it on a charger every night.
Seems the more often I charge it the longer the battery lives (It can
now go three or four days without running out). The camera gives a pretty
good result in a lot of differing light conditions. However there seems
to be a real problem in rotating photos (or maybe I'm just incompetent).
My phone has no games on it so can't comment on that, but has a few
cool java appalets on it that work well. The file structure is nowhere
near as good as a Sony Ericsson and the contact structure as detailed
but nowhere near as user friendly. I would recommend this phone whole
heartedly as it is a great phone, but Nokia could take a few usability
lessons from Sony Ericsson. Hope it helps. Cheers Stew
Reviewed by Mint from UK on 2nd Apr 2006
I'm about to return my second 6280.Nokia's quality control seems to
have gone out the window with this one.The two halves of the phone are
loose. It rattles when you pick it up and the two halves move when you
press any of the buttons.The phones firmware is buggy and both phones
have shut themselves down.There are some good 6280's out there, it just
seems to be pot luck as to wether you get a good one or a bad one.Shame
really, as the phone has gotvery good features.Third time lucky?
Reviewed by Dale from UK on 1st Apr 2006
I've got this phone yesterday and I have to say it is cooL! Haven't
tried all of the features yet. I was charging it for 16 hours without
turning on taking the advice of a guy from th e shop. I've had no problems
with it. It doesn't reboot by itself, works very quickly and takes great
pictures! I wanted SonyEricssonW900i but people in the shop said Nokia
is far better. So I got it on Three now. And also the phone is great
looking! And the slide mechanism is the best of all the phones I used.
I particurarly love the clipping sound when you close the phone! And
all the great features paked into it! It is my second Nokia and I am
happy I didn't get anything else instead! And the reception is flawless
escpecially on Three.
Reviewed by Curtis S from UK on 31st Mar 2006
First off this phone is great. It has lots of features and can compete
with any of the other popular phones on the market. It is by far IMO
better than the D600. Having had both phones i think i am qualified
to say that. I have had a smalle problem with the phone like the screen
going black twice when iv changed settings. However this is minor and
has only happened twice out of a possible 30+ changes. The only other
complaint i would have is with the slide mechnesism. I sometimes feel
that it is to flappy (if you understand me). One other thing i would
like to point out is that some people moan that it has the old s40 operating
system but i find this a good thing because the phone runs fast and
smoothly campared to the N70 for example. Overall i top phone if you
can put up with the odd mishap (which all phones have).
Reviewed by Ben Brooks from English England on
31st Mar 2006
Absolute quality phone, had it for a week now, and not one bad point,
mates have got the D600, and there all envious of my phone... Think
this must be the later software version, as I have not had any problems
like users below... BUY IT NOW!!!
Reviewed by David from Northern Ireland on 30th
this is the best phone i have ever had, it is amazing, the camera is
outstanding. i find the battery is very good better than my last phone.
i love this phone so much lol. tho the only thing i dont like is the
memory card shape cause it wont go in my memory card reader and my last
nokia one did
Reviewed by Neil White from Scotland on 30th Mar
Recently recieved Nokia 6280 as part of a free upgrade from Vodafone.
It is like my previous Nokia 6230i, but better. 1st class phone. Very
pleased. Neil White
Reviewed by charlie from scotland on 28th Mar
only had this phone for two weeks after an upgrade with a renewed contract
on network 3. BIG mistake!! it had the usual reported faults, switching
off etc, but im back using my trusty old lg u880 as the nokia has been
returned with a damaged lcd display after sharing the same pocket as
a pen. be warned this phone is very delicate. i have been informed that
the damage is not covered by the warranty and that i will have to pay
for the repair in full. the moto here is to make sure you insure this
phone or carry it around in bubble wrap.
Reviewed by Jess from United Kingdom on 27th Mar
I read so many reviews before finally deciding to keep this phone. They
all confused me. Some love the phone, others hate it! I switched to
3 after having been with orange for 10 years. Was slightly worried,
but so far 3 have been brilliant. And I think they've ironed out all
their problems..so the bad press is undeserved (I live in london so
I don't know what coverage like for the rest of UK) Anyway the first
phone I had definitely had a faulty battery, so replacement sent out.
And it seems to be fine. battery lasts for 3-4 days will moderate use
(daily checking email and writing email on internet - 20-60 mins talking
per day and average of 10 texts sent per day) The screen has gone black
after changing profile, but that happened twice at the beggining and
it hasn't happened since. Camera is ok. Sliding mechanism lovely..much
nicer than the samsung (not sure of model) which feels cheap I think.
Altogether a classy, easy to use, gem of a phone! nothing out there
comparable in my opinion!
Reviewed by Nirari david from north west london on
26th Mar 2006
when i saw the 6280 it sounded all top brand wen i got it the phone
switched of when changing the profile it was unbelivable and my personla
settings were back to the default settings which is so annoying so i
go to phones 4 u and i exchange it on the second day and on the second
handset the phone was switching off at random times then i go back and
exchange,on the third handset it was faulty it switched off when changing
profiles it had a very loose sliding top and many dead pixels on the
camera and i am going now for the forth time to exchange.
Reviewed by Rob from UK on 26th Mar 2006
This is a good phone let down by silly things that should have been
adressed as follows: *The t9 is tempremental, since i have added a number
of words to the dictionary, and they haven't been added when i next
need to use that word. *After 1 day of using this phone dust has appeared
under the screen, which is easily seen under the screens own light.
*I have owned this phone for 2 days, and it has crashed at least 15
times, even when just opening a text message! *It isnt much of an mp3
player either, it doesnt read id3tags, and in video or mp3 there is
no fast forward or rewind. *The battery life is appaling, it only lasts
a day on an overnight charge, with average use throughout the day. *The
top row of keys are two close to the bottom of the screen slider, and
i keep catching my finger on it. With use i expect this will wear at
the silver edge. *The connector for the headphones is not a universal
one, and it is used for the usb also. The plug is difficult to insert
and to remove, often with one side coming out, and the other staying
in, in fear of snapping somthing off! *The top plastic silver part above
the screen near the on button isnt attached well, and seems loose, only
attatched with glue. Other than that its a great phone! But all these
issues with it, I am going back to the vodafone store where I got it,
and I know I can replace it fortunately. Such a shame though because
it does have lots of functions and looks pretty decent too.
Reviewed by Numpty from Scotland on 26th Mar 2006
Can anyone help???? Had phone for 3 weeks - think it's a great little
phone but battery draining then I noticed that in the log section packet
data counter was counting?!, even though I wasn't connected to anything
- i'm with 3 (who aren't as bad as folks think) - anyone got any ideas
how to stop packet data counter running? I'm definately not sending,
receiving or connecting to anything - infact it started in middle of
night when I was asleep (checked the packet data counter before going
to bed and it was at 0.00.00 woke up to find it at 5.30.15 and still
counting....aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarh HELP ME - WHATS IT CONNECTING TO, CAUSE
I THINK THATS WHY BATTERIES ARE DRAINING?????
Reviewed by Rodden Shaw from United Kingdom on
23rd Mar 2006
Having received this handset earlier this week, I am extremely impressed.
The screen is a revelation in a mobile phone, the slide mechanism works
well, the battery life is perfectly adequate and the menu system is
much slicker than any symbian device I have used. It did crash twice
when I was changing profiles, but this has ceased and otherwise there
are no problems. The camera is also surprisingly good, though I rarely
use it. If you're looking for a well featured 3G handset this is the
one for you!
Reviewed by Walli from South Africa on 21st Mar
I know everybody is complaining about poor battery life but here is
why it is such a problem: For the normal old Nokia batteries to be used
to their full extent you'd have to drain the battery completely before
charging it again, this was to prevent losing the battery's zero point.
With the new batteries that is not neccessary, you can charge them whenever
you want. One problem though, you have to rain it fully and charge it
full again for the first 6 or 7 times you charge the phone, after that
you'll realize a huge improvement in battery life.
Reviewed by bigjamesie from scotland on 20th Mar
I have recently started using the 6280 and have found it to be extremely
user friendly. However during some operations such as changing profile
the screen blacks out and the phone resets itself so must be a software
flaw. We can only hope that Nokia can solve these problems soon
Reviewed by Cameron from England on 20th Mar 2006
Reviewed by Mily from UK on 17th Mar 2006
I ordered the phone from phone4udirect, but just after I have received
it, the other day it had problem came out already. Firstly, when I was
transferring new themes from PC to the phone, and then apply the theme,
it said "not enough memory", what!?!?! How come? Never mind, then I
just leave it. But then it switched OFF itself suddenly and never turn
on again!!!!! .......At last I sent it back to the company for replacement,
still waiting now...but the delivery charge is quite expensive... V_V
Hope I will get a good phone, not another problem phone...
Reviewed by Scott Stewart from Scotland on 16th
I know you lots problem with the battery life....when you 1st get the
fone charge for 12 hours and LEAVE IT
Reviewed by BlahBlah from UK on 15th Mar 2006
I'm now on my 3rd 6280! The first one let in dust and had a loose slider,
the second one had a dead pixel dead centre of the screen and a loose
slider and switched itself of when the camera was activated. I have
today received my 3rd unit and it seems better than the other 2. The
slider is better and less loose but I will have to see if this one switches
itself off and lets in dust....if thats the case 3 will be getting this
one back too. Its a nice looking phone with a good screen and plenty
of features....its just a shame Nokia quality control has gone down
Reviewed by Jen from Australia on 15th Mar 2006
This phone is FAB! i ADORE IT! it's camera is amazing, features are
great! it's sleek, stylish and i'm totally in love with it! Splendid!
Reviewed by Demola from UK on 14th Mar 2006
This phone would have been an outstanding 3g phone if the usual "Nokia
ruggedness" was present in its features. Its got all the great features
but im dissappointed when i discovered mine with a cracked lens. The
amazing thing is that the external lens was itact while the internal
LCD display's cracked. Just a whittish light is seen on the display.
I took it back to 3shop and was made to understand that i may be made
to pay for the repair cost if engineers feel that it was my fault. I
reserve my final comment till when i get my verdict tomorrow. Thank
God i was given a bulky Motorola as loan phone.
Reviewed by Miss Invisable from United Kingdom. on
14th Mar 2006
I got the phone a week ago. I was very impressed with it when I looked
at it in the shop. The design looks slick and sleek, very modern! Although
the size is a bit big, but it's a great phone. The only problems I have
with it is the battery life. After playing songs for 2 - 3 hours the
battery starts to go, worse than my previous phone. I agree with the
backlight, it does go off too quick in some circumstances. When you
send messages it is hard to see when it's sent, the first time I sent
5 texts to the same person! Something you will soon get used to. The
2 Megapixel Camera is great and so is the video length. The active standby
suddenly comes on sometimes, which is annoying, and that you cant delete
the things already on the phone. Other than that it's a great phone.
I would recommend it to anybody. One of the best phones out there!
Reviewed by Dave from Australia on 14th Mar 2006
I have had mine for 3 weeks now and love it. Battery life seems to have
gotten better and it now can last 3 days with about 30 to 40 minutes
of talk a day. I have had none of problems that everybody talks about
(dust on screen & switching itself off). If it had a running call timer,
longer backlight timeout and a large size clock on the screen in power
save mode, would have given it 5 stars... but it doesn't
Reviewed by Michael from Australia on 14th Mar
This is a good phone with a very good feature set. It is easy enough
to use once you get used to it, however the use of the navi key is somewhat
inconsistent and all settings are not logically grouped together. I
think Sony Ericsson phones are overtaking Nokia in easy of use. Sending
text messages is a little painful switching between upper and lower
case: you have to press the hash key to get upper case, but then have
to press it again to make the second letter lower case. In other screens
such as the contacts, the second letter is automatically made lower
case. Text messages should be like this as well. The camera is acceptable.
The picture resolution of 1600x1200 is good, but the pictures come out
quite grainy. It's still no replacement for a good digital camera. The
calendar is really handy when you turn on the active standby screen
to show today's appointments, but it has some bugs when using 12 hour
time format. The clock on the standby screen is also quite ugly. Why
Nokia didn't just use the normal easy to read digital clock I don't
know. The phone occasionally resets itself even when the battery is
well charged. This is made a little annoying by how long the phone takes
to start up. It also starts up with a loud animation that can't be disabled
as far as I can tell. This will present a problem in meetings or cinemas
when you turn it back on. Contacts and appointments can be synchronized
with Outlook using Bluetooth networking. This works OK, but the Nokia
PC Suite adds two spaces between the first name and last name for some
reason. Voice activated dialing is bad. Rather than recording your own
tag, it uses speech recognition which requires you say the person's
full name and often fails to recognize the name. It also associates
with a contact rather than the contact's primary number, making it impractical
for use with a headset (you still need to select the name using the
phone's keypad). The phone came with no pre-loaded applications and
only a handful of poor ringtones when I bought the handset from 3, which
was quite disappointing. It's great that the phone accepts Mini SD cards,
providing up to 2 gigabytes of storage. This makes the phone viable
as an MP3 player. Transferring songs using PC suite isn't anywhere near
as good as transferring to an iPod using iTunes, but it gets the job
done for occasional use. The basics are all there, so it's still a good
phone, but the polish on this phone is below average. Hopefully there
will be an updated version that addresses these problems.
Reviewed by charlotte from england on 13th Mar
Can't say anymore than this phone is absolute pants !! Got it on saturday
- it said memory was full after putting about 10 numbers in it !!! Took
it back to shop on sunday they swapped it for another - after transfering
all my numbers - it cut out and wouldnt switch back on !! back to shop
sunday pm got phone number 2 - guess what it cut out - back to shop
sunday pm again for phone number 3 - after transfering all data...you
guessed it - switched itself off and wont switch back on !!! Im on my
way now to take back phone number 4 - guess why???? The shop are definately
not pursuading me to take phone number 5 !!! Ive had D500 for the last
year and its been fantastic - I'm going back to it !!!!!
Reviewed by sam from UK on 12th Mar 2006
DO NOT BUY. Just like you i was looking for some reviews on 6280 on
the internet and i found this website, i read so many bad reviews but
at the end like an idiot i bought the phone on 3. i must say that this
phone is full of features and looks realy nice thats why i gave it 2
stars, the downside is the BATTERY, it only lasts for about 20 hours
on standby with moderate use (30min talk, 15min using features) and
that comparing to my 6630 is a joke. why do you need a phone that is
full of features u love but u cant use because u get the "Battery Low"
message on the screen all the time. BTW sometimes when you switch the
phone off and then back on again it will lose all the setting e.g. wallpaper,
ring tone and u have to set them all up again. i dont know how some
people can say there is nothing wrong with the battery life, i have
been using nokias for so many years, this time they let me down. its
going back to 3 tommoro, i am getting a 6680 or LG880. BUY IT if you
happy to take the charger with u everywhere u go. BTW the charger socket
is different to all the other nokia phones so good luck charging this
rubbish if u froget the charger.
Reviewed by paul from UK on 11th Mar 2006
I love this phone! Camera is excellent, music player is top notch, headphones
are ok but overall sound it brill! design looks slick and overall the
phone is very user friendly! loads of features! My only gripe is there
is one little smudge of dust under the screen and im afraid more will
build up! also to make full use of the phone id advise you to buy a
1 or 2gb memory card to keep plently of space for music, videos and
photo's and then you have an awesome in your hands! Thank god i havent
experienced any of the problems listed below!Also im stuck on 3 because
the phone cannot be unlocked for another 6-8 weeks, not that there anything
wrong with 3 but i would have liked to kept my old number!
Reviewed by andy from uk on 10th Mar 2006
Its generally a good 3g phone but it has its faults which are iritating
but the one main fault for me is the rapid battery draw-down whilst
the phone seems to be internally running some process. At this time
it gets very warm and will not send or receive calls/sms. Would really
like to know what is going on and whether it can be stopped - it happens
on average once a day for a couple of hours. Perhaps a firmware change
to 3.41 would do the trick??
Reviewed by Marty B from UK on 9th Mar 2006
The Nokia 6280 is a stylish phone with a nice action and keypad. It
has quick response software and is typically Nokia in its user friendliness
- BUT - it has two incredibly poor features that can't be changed. I
know its a small thing but the backlight goes off after only 10 seconds
- sometimes not long enough to read a message in particular.It is SO
annoying having to press a key repeatedly to do most anything. Equally
hopeless is the battery life - it drains away almost overnight even
with no useage. These two basic flaws led me to retuen the phone to
the shop after a week and as an avowed Nokia fan I am very disappointed
in having to do this.
Reviewed by Adz from UK on 9th Mar 2006
Thiz Fone Iz Realli Gud. I Realli Liked The Cameraz Coz It Haz A 2 Megapixels
Which Iz Lyk Samsung D600. All I Can Sayz Iz Dat Da Fone Iz Realli Excellent.
Reviewed by gazb from UK on 8th Mar 2006
Had the phone since saturday after getting a handset exchange from the
rather disappointing motorola v3x, handset quality and features of the
Nokia 6280 are great but had problems with it turning off for a few
seconds, more so when I am changing profile than anything else. Also,
apparently it's running short on memory even with the external memory
card installed and I've only took about 10 photos so far! Thankfully
the 3's customer service is 100% better than any other network and I'm
picking up a new handset. The reception service is not the best but
this is far outweighed with the excellent customer service! 3 are highly
recommended from that aspect!
Reviewed by issy from india on 7th Mar 2006
i bought this phone for 200 english pounds. I have to say the Camera
is great, the looks are great. But what lets it down is the speaker,
it is so quiet, do people agree please write a review and review the
output of your phone. But i think it looks better than the n70, the
camera is basically the same, but the speaker destroys nokias standards,
maybe when they produce the next model they will enforce a new 3d surround
Reviewed by Chris from England on 7th Mar 2006
I just got this phone on a upgrade about a week ago , and all i can
really say is that i have not had any of these problems people have
described e.g. phone crashing , dust behind the screen, tunring its
self off. For the first few days the battery life was pretty short but
after a couple of charges the battery life seem to last around 2 days,
the camera is great and the screen colours are amazin memorys good too,
All in all i think this is a great job by nokia, fantastic phone
Reviewed by moonman from uk on 7th Mar 2006
Great looking phone ,camera is top draw.My only gripe is the dust under
the screen and the shoddy workmanship of three to get it out,so far
I have had the phone a month it has been for repair twice and is still
not free of dust!
Reviewed by Dan from UK on 7th Mar 2006
I like the phone a lot, but the pieces don't fit together properly,
they rattle, and it is so annoying! I sent the first one back because
it rattled, thinking the new one would be OK, but I have just received
the new one and the problem is even worse. I am exceedingly angry and
frustrated by this ridiculous design flaw, it makes it painful to use
the phone because everytime you press a button the two pieces of the
phone bang together and you feel like you are using a broken phone.
Every other aspect of the phone is excellent, but this rubbish construction
makes me want to hurl it against a wall.
Reviewed by uzoma jemade from u.k on 7th Mar 2006
Exactly the same problem i am having the phone is 5 stars without fault
best phone ive ever used without faults. But im having the same problem
as the guy below i have had to faulty nokia 6280s so i have to post
it back to them and the bag has taken 7 days im due to recieve the bag
tommorow then i have to take it to the post office. this process is
so annoying but this is the second time u have to call them before 2.30
on thursday if you want your handset ( motorola v3x) on friday. I dont
reccomend this phone because of the problems i have had with it but
buy it if you are a dare devil u mite get a good one. The mainfaults
are dirt under the screen turning it self of droping calls and its very
fragile if your drop it because its a slide phone it will break in to
Reviewed by Suedehead from UK on 6th Mar 2006
Reading the reviews, I thought that the phone couldn't be all that bad.
I liked the look of it so I thought I'd give it a try. When it arrived
it seemed okay... for the first 35 minutes then it turned itself off
and won't switch back on. I got this as an upgrade. 3 got the phone
to me by next day delivery so you'd think it would be as easy to return
it. The bloke from 3 says that he has to send me an envelope which could
take 7 days then I can send it back, involving a trip into town to the
post office, and only then will they send a replacement out. Poor service
3. A great little phone let down by its unreliability and 3's shoddy
Reviewed by Anyd from UK on 6th Mar 2006
I've had this phone for about a week and there's good and bad. Good
in that it has a 2mp camera, extendable memory and plenty of features.
The bluetooth connection has also been very good. I have heard about
dust under the glass but so far I have not noticed this. I know about
the battery life concerns but this is probably no different to other
3g phones. The vulnerability of the slider mechanism just means that
users need to be gentler in handling it - not like the tougher Nokias.
The phone freezing is irritating but not the end of the world. My main
problems are a lack of backlight adjustment and a lack of FFWD/FREW
in video playback. I have also noticed that the Active Standby settings
sometimes don't last, there are too many clicks to get to calculator
and News webpage and it struggles with connecting calls and receiving/sending
SMS - although the latter 2 are really network related, not phone related.
All in all, slightly disappointing but still a good phone.
Reviewed by eddie from australia on 3rd Mar 2006
I totally agree with Wendy (12th Feb) about the UI (esp sending SMS)
and overall an impression that this one's a rush job. Only had it for
2days and its frozen a few times, battery drains half bar in 5-6hrs
on standby for some reason. A major worry which I haven't read from
other reviews is heat generation...mine warms up quite noticeably. Also
agree that the phone WILL break in half one day due to the brittle slide.
Howwever, sound and camera is excellent. This is my first 3G phone,
but all in all I'd rather wait for a better phone than waste money on
Reviewed by Debbie from England on 3rd Mar 2006
I've had this phone for about 5 weeks now and it's excellent. I changed
from the Samsung D500 and the Nokia is a far superior phone. I changed
over from O2 to 3 and have had absolutely no problems with network coverage.
I've never had any problems with the phone swiching itself off either.
The first couple of days the battery life didn't seem to last very long
but now lasts approx 2 days. The camera is excellent and takes really
good quality photos. I had the same problem with limited amount of messages,
photos etc even though I have a 512mb memory card - then realised that
you need to move photos etc to memory card to free up memory on phone.
The only thing I HATE about this phone is the problem with the dust
getting behind the screen - even without taking off the protective cover
the dust still finds a way to get in!!! Still love the phone though.
Reviewed by ulrich from switzerland on 2nd Mar
as always nokia has poduced an outstanding fone again.i would say only
1 thing that nokia is the best.
Reviewed by martin from england on 1st Mar 2006
received phone in january 2006 within 2 days i noticed dust appearing
behind screen. three told me to send it back for repair got it back
after three days and within two days same fault, back to three. again
same thing occured been back three times for same fault just cant keep
out any dust, plus screen tends to come on and off,not a bad phone just
Reviewed by Malhar from Australia on 1st Mar 2006
Excellent phone....good one but i m worried only about the slide of
this phone...possibility to break or loose parts..over all its nice.cheers
Reviewed by lee from England on 23rd Feb 2006
Got the phone last week, wanted the n70 but three not sell me 1?? Very
good screen and picture quality but everything else about the phone
dissapointed me. crashing and build quality on the slide mechanism too
name a few. i have always bought nokias for the last ten years and they
seem to have finally made me decide to look else where!
Reviewed by Cal from England on 23rd Feb 2006
I got this phone on Tue and ive had it on charge for nearly 20 hours
over tuesday night and wednesday morning and already the battery is
nearly flat. (now Thursday). For some reason i can only have 5 saved
messages in my inbox, sent items and drafts .Which is very annoying.
Also i can not use any of the themes provided, it comes up with operation
incomplete when i select one of them. Other than that the phone seems
Reviewed by Jimmy from England on 22nd Feb 2006
Excellent screen and features, build quality is not so good, does feel
very brital i would not like to drop it! Has turned it self off a couple
of times. The screen only stays bright for around 10seconds then dims?
ive tried to change settings but cant seem to do it, not sure if this
is a problem with the phone or not?? but is annoyin when lookin at the
scren and havin to hit a button to make it light up - anyone know how
to change this please contact me email@example.com many thanks
Reviewed by sarah from england on 20th Feb 2006
The phone is really good, but have had problems with the screen switching
itself off and on very briefly. Had 2 phones now and it has happened
with both so am hoping that Nokia bring out a firmware update which
will rectify the problem. Overall a very nice phone which is easy to
Reviewed by ginger bastad from england on 17th
Brilliant phone appart from the network (three). DO NOT GET IT ON THREE
Reviewed by uzoma jemade from u.k on 16th Feb
This phone is excellent the camera is excellent one of the best 2mp
and its landscape mode is really helpful. You will find this phone easy
to use especailly because of the acive standby and one click to acsess
the music player i got this phone on an upgrade from 3 its really worth
getting the n70 is never in stock on 3 anyway. The memory is good and
ive got alot of songs sent to me via bluetooth instead of buying them.
Only downs is the battery life is sometimes poor depending on what tempreture
you use it in and wot atmosphere. Get this or the W900i there the same
Reviewed by Gareth from Wales on 15th Feb 2006
The phone is brilliant overall, the camera is amazing. Ive read a lot
of the reviews already on this website and they say that the phone switched
itself off, this has never happened with me, ive had the phone 2 weeks.
I did have to replace it though as the first one wouldn't pick up any
memory cards when they were put into it. The one i got now though is
fine. It easy to use the bluetooth is really fast.
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 15th Feb 2006
I've had this phone for about a month now and it's great. I've got big
fingers and other slide phones (and almost all new phones on the market)
i've seen have been difficult to use cos of small or too close together
buttons - smaller isn't necessarily better if you can't use the thing
- but the 6280 is a joy with nice big sensible buttons. my last phone
was a samsung e720 whch drove me nuts as no one could hear what i was
saying due to very poor sound quality. the 6280 is crysyal clear - you
can hear everything. series 40 user interface is fab, as easy as my
old 6210 (my fave ever phone) and very quick (unlike the clumsy series
60 used on n70 etc) and the mem card expansion slot lets you easily
carry enough music to keep you occupied for a couple of hours. dunno
what the video calling is like as none of my mates have a 3g phone yet,
but the 2mb camera is great - took really clear photos at a recent rugby
match i went to, even with the digital zoom on full. the screen is big,
bright and very clear - better than my mates d600 even. battery isn't
as good as other phones i've had, but will generally last for about
3 days with about 30 mins use each day, but poor battery life is common
with 3g phones i believe, altho it is improving with each charge from
empty. connectivity is excellent, bluetooth works flawlessly with everything
i've tried it with. in all i would thoroughly recommend this phone to
anyone - all the features you could ever need in a sleek design thats
incredibly easy to use - despite the slightly disappointing battery
life, but i can live with that, just keep a spare charger in the car!
Reviewed by Andrew from Australia on 14th Feb
This is simply an outstanding Phone!! I got this phone on Saturday and
i was so impressed with the high specs!! This phone is undoubtedlty
the best phone you can get on 3G and the battery life is really good!
I really recommend this phone to buyers and i wasnt sure of which to
get, this one or the Motorola V3x, but i chose the Nokia because it
has expandable memory, but the Motorola doesnt. The Motorola is another
really good Alternantive, although it doesnt have expandable memory
and the battery life isnt as good. But the V3x is a stylish phone. But
the Nokia 6280 looks Better. (in my opinion)
Reviewed by K Jacques from UK on 12th Feb 2006
I really wanted to like this phone. I had been waiting for its release
for over a month and finally got it on Three. I had it for 2 days and
off it went back to Three. The phone itself was fantastic, 3G, great
display, easy to use, and its good looks. BUT... ...the battery was
poor... ...the build quality was poor...[I had since visited carphonewarehouse
and even the 2 display models were broken!!]... ...the screen froze
many times requireing the phone to be turned off and back on... ...it
just felt rubbish, clicking and creaking... Three seems to be a good
network and have been brilliant so far and have accepted it back under
their 14 day money back guarantee. For someone who always had a Nokia
until my last phone [Samsung D500] I have been put off going back. Samsungs
and Sony Ericssons seem to be better built by far. So would I buy another
Reviewed by Wendy from England on 12th Feb 2006
Torn between this and the N70, Ive had smartphones for 2 years but was
tempted into this on the basis that the N70 OS is unreliable. Within
2 hours this phone had crashed three times. It finally blocked me out
of it asking for an authorisation code for no reason, exchanging it
tomorrow but am unsure if i will go for the N70. 3G is very slow on
this, you have to be patient, my 6630 was much quicker, a very annoying
'loading' icon reminiscent of Atari is displayed. This phone also annoyingly
doesnt utilise all of the screen when on 3g and displays emails in full
width rather than fitting to the page size, this results in scrolling
left to right to read every single sentance. The design is nice to look
at, very similar to other designs though, it seems fragile and im worried
i'll break it! Menu wise it's very old. Similarities with 3310 etc etc.
Thers no quick way out of an application, usually pressing the phone
down key takes you straight back to the desktop from anywhere but on
this you have to constantly press exit to get there. The display looks
cluttered. very easy to send the same text more than once as theres
no obvious sign that its been sent once the button is pressed the same
'send' button stays illuminated prompting you to press it again and
again, also every change in the settings has to be manually saved. Calendar
wont let me save future dates claiming that they have already taken
place, despite the right date and time settings. Screen and sound seem
good. I may give it one more chance or i may just risk the n70 despite
many having programme problems (i can always keep returning them until
i get a good one like my 6630) All in all it feels like a rushed last
ditch effort from Nokia. Time would be better spent perfecting their
new technology, its the future.
Reviewed by Richard Wilkes from UK on 11th Feb
A great looking Phone. but it was a bit of a hit and miss becouse when
i went into the setting it would power down by its self and restart
by its self. this was changed for me and guess what the second phond
did the same and also the slide on the phone was very loose. Over all
i would stay away from this phone and wait till Nokia have got it right
(2 pnones in 4 day both with the same problem.) Its a toss up now with
Motorola V3X or LG U880.
Reviewed by Ismael from england on 11th Feb 2006
Hi i reviewed about 4 days ago, a message to JP, working for Hutchison
3g or not we all no the phones equally. You know we own them, and if
we review them as junk, they are!
Reviewed by Dano from UK on 10th Feb 2006
Both the design and the functionality of the phone are excellent. But
there is a big question mark on the reliability. Only had the phone
for 2 days, it keep switching off and back on itselfs, and sometimes
can't make phone calls even switch it on for a couple of times (the
signal strenth is full). I'll send it back to 3G asap. Guess gonna wait
for the N80 instead.
Reviewed by Robert from england on 9th Feb 2006
Looks good so far, really easy to use as usual being a nokia. I would
agree with some comments though about it being easy to "pull apart".
I am a slightly brash person who doesnt always have a gentle approach,
found this out when trying to take the back cover off. Some what worried
that I have made the wrong choice, not the phones fault, but I will
probably break it !
Reviewed by JP from UK on 8th Feb 2006
Right... the 6280. Now let me begin my review by saying that I actually
WORK for 3G hutchison and I know the phones VERY WELL! I have had a
Motorola E1000 for the past 12 months (as most ppl have on three) and
got VERY excited about the RAZR V3x coming onto the network. When it
arrived... apart from the 2mp camera, it didn't really 'grab' me.. there
was nothing 'new' about it! The 6280 looked like a samsung copy and
when it arrived in our stores we grabbed it and i instantly hated the
plastic look... BUT, We at Three are encouraged to play with our LIVE
demo phones (dont ever compare real phones with dummy phones... they
are NOT even made the same way!!!) so we know how they work... I got
so bored with the RAZR... it's just an e1000 in a different shell. The
6280 is SO USER FRIENDLY that I could not stop playing with it. ONE
thing that is a winner is that the speed of the refresh rate (that's
the video looking or not looking all staggered to u non-techies out
there... the highter, the better) is AMAZING!!!!!! just take a moment
to look at the video making and play it back.... then do the same with
a RAZR.... THE BATTLE IS WON AND THE RAZR IS DEAD! Now, the 6280 does
not have gr8 memory on the phone... but thats a good thing! Think about
this.. all ur videos, pics and mp3s go to the memory card so u dont
'clog' the phone up and make it run slower! (anyone remember that with
the 6230's!?!?!?) and worst case senario and ur phone dies... all ur
stuff is removable!!! Finally after playing with all the features the
6280 is the phone I have upgraded to and yes... it doesn't have the
latest o/s and it doesnt have wi-fi... but what people need... and nokia
have responded to.. is reliability and this baby has it! Well done Nokia
for making a phone with buttons a man can text with (what was WITH the
n70 / 6680 buttons... PLEASE!) and well done 3G for exclusivity of the
handset! I always recomend the 6280 over the V3x almost EVERYDAY at
work!!! JP (retail seller of 3G phones!)
Reviewed by Caroline from England on 7th Feb 2006
Thought this phone was fantastic until I started to text other networks
and realised although they say sent in the sent box that my friends
did not receive messages and thought I was ignoring there messages.A
good looking phone with lots of features and loads better than motorola
Reviewed by Ismael from England on 7th Feb 2006
This phone sadly wasn't what i expected. When it was in production i
was hoping for a phone which would out power my N70 but nokia have failed
to produce such a handset. I would rather have an lg u880 than this.
The sound quality isn't up to scratch, the cover is poor. And you can
pull it into 2 pieces with little force! If you want my help, buy the
w800i or the n70 they are the two best phones on the market.
Reviewed by Lee from England on 7th Feb 2006
This is the best phone i've ever had, So easy to use, camera is amazing,
images are crisp and detailed thankyou for the 2 megapixels!. Music
and video is good, the handset itself is so beautiful and stylish, they
say that the new status flag is your phone rather than what used to
be your watch, if so you have to be seen with this phone. The only complaint
i have is that the number 3 key doesn't work properly on mine as i have
to push it really hard to get it to work, i got the phone last wednesday,
phoned 3 on thursday and i still don't know whrn i'm getting a replacement
(today is tuesday), 3 customer services are useless.
Reviewed by Jacob from Denmark on 7th Feb 2006
This is a bad phone. The OS is not good and the bluetooth handling is
.... However the screen is very good and sound is not bad either. Battery
life is way below the promised.
Reviewed by Amol Jhamvar from Australia on 7th
Awesome phone! Once again, Nokia proves how well it understands usability.
Reviewed by N Barrett from UK on 6th Feb 2006
Does anyone know if you can change the ocvers/Facias? Other than this
i think it is a very good phone so far.
Reviewed by Steve from UK on 6th Feb 2006
Amazing phone - ease of use is awesome, looks, style the lot. It's awesome!
However, I dropped a key on the screen which cracked instantly - the
key is small and the height was a few inches. Not sure if this is a
one off or all are built with weak screens - luckily I've got insurance.
Oh and the memory card that came with it doesn't work (or the phone
doesn't read it). So it could just be this phone was one in a batch
that is a bit faulty. Never-the-less this is a really really good phone
and I'm glad I went for it and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed by Joanne from Hampshire on 4th Feb 2006
had this a day and it has rebooted itself 4 times, losing the settings
I had entered. batery has lasted 12 hours so far and onl;y gone down
a third. Don't think it will last as long as they say. Dissapointed
that there are no free games as it suggests in the manual. Who want
to be a milionaire is 50p for 3 days and that's the only game on it.
The phone is from P4U on three network, which apears to keep losing
signal, so I keep having to switch it off and restart to get the signal
back. Very strange!! Like the phone for its ease of use but a bit dissapointed
on the games. Also the card was not recognised for a long time and having
problems synchronising with my PC.
Reviewed by tony from UK on 3rd Feb 2006
Got it as an upgrade on 3 network. The moment I turned the phone on,
I realised the LCD screen is not positioned correctly! It's quite obvious
you need to tilt the phone slightly to read the screen. So not impressed
with Nokia's QA. Have returned this under the 7 days rule.
Reviewed by Lynn Leeman from United Kingdom on
3rd Feb 2006
Outstanding phone.Much better than the N70. So there John.
Reviewed by tom from uk on 31st Jan 2006
I've been using this phone for a few days - got a contract on 3 at P4U
(though am currently with Orange and plan to return the phone before
the 14 days is up when Orange sort their lives out and finally release
it). Having waited what seems like ages for the phone to come out I'm
very impressed with it now it has finally appeared. Crystal clear screen,
nice camera functionality, dinky slide mechanism, oodles of features
and very user friendly. This is the first time I've had a Nokia in several
years (moved to Sony and then an SPV) but it feels comfortable and well
thought out. My only concern is battery life: I spent an hour or two
playing Who Wants to be a Millionnaire the other day and the battery
was flat, though that was my first charge. Will have to test that out
a bit more...
Reviewed by Joanne from United Kingdom on 31st
I got this phone at the weekend and i love it! It's a great phone &
it's really easy to use. All the features are excellent. The only bad
thing which i have noticed is that under the screen it collects dust!
I don't know how you're meant to get rid of it and it's really bugging
me, does anyone know how to get rid of it? Apart from that - this is
a great phone and i would definately recommend it.
Reviewed by Major from England on 31st Jan 2006
I've had this 'phone now for two weeks (delivered on Friday 13th! I
have previously relied on a Nokia Communicator, but swopped to a Motorola
V975 for a few months. I am so glad to be back with a Nokia. This 'phone
is very, very good. I use it as an essential tool for my work and the
ability to store up to 1,000 contacts is impressive. The bluetooth function
is maybe the reason I left the V975 and it is a great boon. Having a
very good camera is a pure bonus well received and accepted! Unfortunately
I cannot comment on the media/mp3 playback as I don't use it, but first
examination gives a favourable impression. I have had no problems with
the 'phone and can recommend it as a business tool.
Reviewed by dave aky from england on 30th Jan
only had phone a week developed a fault when i got it back memory card
will not register so memory very small lets hope its just teething troubles.Functions
of phone quite good though and easy to use.
Reviewed by Phonemad from england on 29th Jan
This is an excellent phone im on three network and i think they used
this phone to make people stay on there network. it has every thing
you could need bluetooh infared 2 mp camera in landscape mode. It is
very classy like the nokia 6270 which is also good. If you are having
problems with your nokia 6280 go on www.nokia.co.uk and theres advice
and software. Battery life is not as bad as people say this phone has
every quality of the d600 and the video calling should come in handy
on the school trip to germany. If you are thinking of getting this phone
you should find out about before you buy it or you will end up rubbishing
it like some other people!. Buy it free on contract
Reviewed by Ahmet from UK on 26th Jan 2006
Well, just got the phone this morning on 3G ...... and I have had my
second one in less thatn 3 hours !! It restarted itself a few times
... then I got the stupid restriction code thing. I hope this one last
a little longer than 2 hours, and Nokia release a firm ware update for
it very soon. Current firmware is : V03.36 ...... 05/12/2005 Other than
that, looks like a decent phone! Cheers !
Reviewed by Robbie Lockie from UK on 24th Jan
A fantastic phone, Nokia finally have managed to create a decent screen!
WHY WHY WHY couldnt you put this screen on the N70. This phone is perfect
in every way, except that its not a smart phone. It runs the cut down
Symbian S40 operating system, which is very stable and fast! This phone
is a good sign that Nokia are really thinking more about usability!
The phone also slides nicely open which makes texting much easier! Using
the Nokia N70, Nokia 6680 and other smart phones with the keypad right
on the bottom of the handset, can be a little cumbersom! The buttons
are large and easy to use. The battery life isnt great, and if you use
the phone a lot, it will only last 1 day. But lets hope this improves!
The camera quality is not bad either, though it could have done with
an auto focus feature. There is a radio which is cool! The Memory card,
is the standard Mini SD card which are easy to buy and can be upgraded
up to 2GB, so its quite nice to use as an MP3 player! The bad things
I have noticed about this handset is that there is dust under the screen
of this Nokia 6280. I have been advised that you should take your Nokia
6280, to the Nokia Center in your area, and they will clean it for you!
Lets hope the next phone in this format, is a smart phone! But over
all, I just hope that more of these phones are tested and Nokia uses
more user information to improve hand sets!
Reviewed by Gary from England on 24th Jan 2006
The phone is smart in appearance and is smaller than the Motorola E1000
(148) and weighs less (115). Easy to use nice layout and plenty of functions,
camera with flash takes very good pictures. On the downside the outer
case is plastic and getting the back off to insert the battery and SIM
is not easy. My screen has gone blank and "3" have acted quickly to
get a replacement, let's hope this is not a reliability problem.
Reviewed by Lucky from UK on 23rd Jan 2006
Stylish phone ever by nokia
Reviewed by - from England on 20th Jan 2006
This is a nice phone, it looks big at first sight but when compared
with other phones u see the size difference (in terms of 3g phones).
This phone has the same problem as my last one, the motorola e1000.
the screen is flat and not set in a bit. it makes it really prone to
scratches. Within 12 hours of receiving the phone, it froze and restart
itself 3 times, to make things better it gave me some nonsense about
a restriction code. I called 3 and they couldn't do anything over the
phone. Getting the phone exchanged for a new one. This does kind of
question the phones reliabilty if it stops working after its barely
Reviewed by David from UK on 16th Jan 2006
This phone is not as sleek as it looks. As fat as a Motorola C975 but
coming in a little shorter, Nokia have failed to produce a phone following
the trend of slim and sexy 3g Handsets. It is a lightweight hand set
- coming at the expense of a flimsy plastic construction - when compared
to the Sony Ericsson k750 or W800i with their solid metal construction
it looks rather cheap. Mp3 player is intuitive to use but can only be
used with the rather poor quality headset provided by Nokia. Radio signal
is good. The 2mp camera takes excellent pictures under most conditions
(no lens cover though!!) and the screen is both crisp and large and
prone to fingerprints. The menu system is clear and easy to navigate
- similar to both Sony ericsson and Motorola. Overall: 3 sent me this
phone in a bid to make me stay with their network. It has all the functions
most people would ever need and some people may enjoy its style (let
us not be too subjective). If it were just 5mm thinner and of comparable
build quality to the V3x, D600 or W800i then It would be a worthy contender
in the marketplace – It’s not. It’s Cheap!
Reviewed by Nick Winn from England on 16th Jan
Simply the best nokia phone on the market at the moment. Packed full
Reviewed by Chad from England on 16th Jan 2006
Great phone can't fault it, comes with all the bells and whistles you
could want and is very stylish , but is let down big time by the battery
life.This is my second phone in 6 days, the first had to be charged
3 times in 4 days with only a minimum of use, exchanged for another
6280 and after being on standby for a day and making two 2 minute calls
setting the time and changing the ring tone the battery is down to 1/3
power, can anyone tell me if this is a familiar fault or am I just unlucky
to get 2 problem phones, now thinking of exchanging for nokia n70 any
comments, thanks, Chad
Reviewed by DAVE from ENGLAND on 11th Jan 2006
TOP QUALITY PHONE ALTHOUGH WITH MY BIG FINGERS THE TOP ROW OF BUTTONS
ARE TO CLOSE TO TOP PART OF PHONE WHEN TEXTING. ALSO THE BATTERY IS
NOT VERY GOOD RE TALK TIME. THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST PHONE I HAVE HAD
AND I STILL CAN'T BELEIVE THAT YOU CAN'T TRANSFER OVER ALL YOUR EXISTING
CONTACTS/NUMBERS FROM SIM..............!
Reviewed by tikka from u.k on 7th Jan 2006
amazing phone it has everything you need its outstanding u will never
get board of it. to good
Reviewed by someone from somewhere on 6th Jan
this phone is packed with features such as a mega 2mp camera, large
screen and mp3. It also looks and feels fab! btw - doesn't weigh 155g...
Reviewed by Andy from England on 31st Dec 2005
I think this phone will be the best nokia has done so far.. the spec
is fantastic on It plus as a added bonus It`s a 3g phone.. 2mp camera
too... what a phone... I`ve been waiting for It to come out so I can
get a new contract but It appears to be late getting on the shelves!
I thing 3 network has It but I want 02 or orange but they say not yet
available... anyway all in all It will be top of the shop If It works
like the ads & specs say.. happy new year for 2006 to all...
Reviewed by Sam from Australia on 9th Dec 2005
Thsi is a great phone, but I just really dnt like the keys. I text heaps
and they're jst too small. It is nice and everything, it feels nice
to. The camera is really really good, I printed 2 for a mates birthday
and theres no little square things, and that all I need it for at the
most. The screens big so u can see things easily and it is bright too,
more brighter than my previous Nokia 6101. Im going to stick with this
one cos it has mp3 in it too, and dat means i dnt have to have even
more gadgets in me pocket, lol. k, this phone is good, so buy it if
you want one with a good camera and nice looks. :-)
Reviewed by Bruce from England on 9th Dec 2005
This is an awesome phone full of incredible features, a real must for
Reviewed by jo from - on 4th Dec 2005
its really slick an cool
Reviewed by alex smart from england on 22nd Nov
the best phone ever + you can buy it now sim free
Reviewed by mouse from england on 10th Nov 2005
this the best fone ever if you have the money get one wen can because
you will mis out on a heal of a great fone 5 star this fones worth all
the freatures u need
Reviewed by stephen from england on 5th Nov 2005
*****this phone looks amazing. at 155g its a tad heavy but not too bad.
A excellent cheaper alternative to the nokia N80 when that comes out