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Nokia 7250i review

 Review: August 2003  
 

Last updated July 2004

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: The Nokia 7250i is an upgraded version of the Nokia 7250.

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It offers XHTML support for a better mobile browsing experience, plus improved camera functions, enhanced MMS, and comes in a new range of colours. The built-in camera offers functions like zoom, contrast adjustment, slideshow, and a night mode for low-light conditions. The image editor enables you to add text, frames, and clip art images. Enhanced MMS offers delivery reports for sent messages, advanced group messaging features, and image scaling to reduce message size. "Portrait image caller ID" means you have the option of seeing a pre-set picture of the person who's calling you.

Like the 7250, the Nokia 7250i incorporates an integrated digital camera and offers most feature that people will want: colour display, polyphonic ringtones, a stereo FM radio and triple band, as well as Java™ capability. However, there is no getting away from the fact that the 7250i has a poor colour display, a poor quality camera and various reliability problems. A much better option is the newer Nokia 6230.


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Reviewed by David Jones from UK on 23rd May 2009
This has to be one of my favourite Nokia phones ever, and I'm onto my 5th one now. I got it out and charged it up "for old times sake" and even though it seems to lack in features and has a tiny screen compared to today's phones, as others have said, the battery life is incredible which is important for me as I travel a lot. My current phone (N95) needs to be charged every evening which is an annoyance. I mainly text, and on the keypad on this model, it was a joy. The buttons seemed perfectly arranged with a nice, slightly spongy feeling to them rather than the newer models which seem so clicky. If my latest Nokia ever breaks, I'd probably consider getting this one up and running again instead of getting a new one.
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Reviewed by David from UK on 21st Feb 2009
Out of all the Nokia's I've owned, this is still one of my favourites 5 years on. I don't care about fancy features, just the ability to make calls, send texts and maybe play the odd game. The battery life is incredible, and I've had up to 7 days fairly heavy use out of it without a charge, compared the later phones. I'm using a Nokia 6233 now, and I need to charge it every 2 days which is tiresome. Nokia really need to get their act together with battery life now. It used to be fantastic but now it's rubbish. Other companies phones last longer so I don't know why Nokia is falling behind...
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Reviewed by stephanie from UK on 20th Aug 2008
i have no gripes about this phone, i got it when i was 14 and its lasted me 3 years without fail. it is an incredibly reliable phone, with an amazing memory- i have over 1000 photos on it. its amazing, i have so many memories with it. the battery is also super, it lasts me a whole week without needing to be topped up.
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Reviewed by Rufaro from UK on 6th Jun 2008
It is good simple phone I like it.Battery power good
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Reviewed by johnny from UK on 23rd Apr 2008
dis really is a junk fone.
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Reviewed by ANDREW from UK on 8th Apr 2008
Is the most great, wonderful phone of the world
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Reviewed by rajiv from UK on 17th Mar 2008
this phone is ever green from last 3 years iam using this phone i really liked it a lot.still the phone shine looks like new.and i really thanks to nokia designers.renovated designes has came but still 7250i is excelent
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Reviewed by RAJAN from UK on 13th Mar 2008
I am useing this phone n i am very happy with this all thing is good in nokia7250i
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Reviewed by Melissa from UK on 19th Feb 2008
well, this ohone must have been good a few years ago but now it is a horrible, unfashionable phone to have not, considering it it 2008. everybody has flip or slide or a normal ohone but with way more features. i would have liked bluetooth and i lost the headset and i cant use the radio anymore. wats that all about? it should be able 2 use a normal headset! I HATE THIS PHONE BUT IT WORKS.
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Reviewed by jennifer from UK on 5th Jan 2008
the only problem with this phone is u can't send pictures using the infrared... and the phone restarts sumtyms if u change the wallpaper with the gallery.. and the pictures are poor quality.. how can i transfer my images from the phone to computer.,?
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Reviewed by mickey from UK on 13th Sep 2007
excellent
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Reviewed by laura from UK on 22nd Aug 2007
i bought this phone not really noing much about it but it was great it was easy too use great for someone like me that isn't good wen it comes to using mobile phone it is a light phone as well so it does not weight your bag down over all i love this phone all though it is old now i do not wish 2 purches a new one
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Reviewed by Jordan from UK on 16th Jul 2007
the nokia 7250i is a great phone it came with everything i wanted, the camera and i didn't know any other featureson it in those days. it had no problems at all though the infared didn't work, i think the phone was bought 2nd hand in refurbished condition. I kept it for a yer and bought a Nokia 3220, i still got it now, works perfect still.
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Reviewed by michelle from UK on 22nd Mar 2007
i have had the Nokia 7250i since a couple of months ever since it has come out. I am impressed with the screen and the quality camera although you cant send photos via infra-red but thats not a major problem , the games are good and the radio is quality also its easy to handle and isnt too complicated which is good for me! but over all this phone is perfect for me and its a decent phone to have
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Reviewed by Mubbashir from UK on 2nd Mar 2007
I am using Nokia 7250i since last three and hels years, i found it best sets i ever seen in marlet.Its very reliable and durable phone.Even this set was dropped by me several times, its working excellent.
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Reviewed by sidak from UK on 19th Feb 2007
i bought the 1 year ago still works fine but come on its two old,know its the time for mp3 good quality camera internet on the phone like my new 9990i.ill say nokia 7250i is good for someone who calls alot but for real its worth 5 pounds
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Reviewed by khusro77 from UK on 28th Jan 2007
it is nice phone .it is not as good it look like i just want to throw away this damn phone but i cant........
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Reviewed by rony_gsm from UK on 25th Jan 2007
nokia 7250i dispaly notworking
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Reviewed by Jy from UK on 29th Dec 2006
rubbish phone!
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Reviewed by Jordan from UK on 1st Nov 2006
This phone was very reliable but the camera quality was poor and my infared never worked not many features aswell
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Reviewed by simon from UK on 31st Jul 2006
i had this fone for about a couple of years now.the camera is useless, the screen lacks quality and size.the radio is good though. the infra-red hardly works,i have now got a motorola razor v3x and its the best fone i have owned.i would only recommend it for anyone who just wants to make calls and text. don't buy this fone!
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Reviewed by addy from UK on 1st Jun 2006
i must agree with the other reviewers in that this phone is durable.i've had mine since 2004 and no major problems yeah the camera sucks but the phone is reliable and i've been able to download tons of games and take out many useful pictures, especially when a camera phone was a novelty back then.reception is hardly a problem and it still keeps ticking i have lots of faith in it.i might get another handset for a change but might regret it as this one still works awesome and still have lots of fun with it
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Reviewed by trr from UK on 19th May 2006
Good: Small. Good battery life. Reliable and easy to use. Bad: Quite a bit of dust gets in to the screen under the cover. Doesn't come with a USB adapter, which costs $150 separately from Nokia (last time I checked). Vibrator stopped working for a while, now is intermittent (works most of the time). Overall: It is a good phone that I bought mainly for the good battery life and small size. I was disappointed by the dust getting in under the screen and am considering a sealed phone (no changeable covers) next time.
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Reviewed by joe bloggs from UK on 31st Mar 2006
i've had a 7250i for a couple of years now and i wouldnt be without it.
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Reviewed by Carrie from UK on 22nd Feb 2006
I don't understand why some people say this is a rubbish phone when it not. I got this phone in 2004 and it has never let me down one bit!!!!!! I like the camera, the games,everything about it even though it has 4096 colours. This phone is perfect for anyone, and whoever says that this phone is rubbish need their brains testing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by shootsandladders from UK on 30th Dec 2005
got this phone thinking it was a durable good buy, it wasn't it has all the features but after a few drops it misbehaves, looses text messages the cam is pretty shoddy, but it is cheap and fairly light.
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Reviewed by Kestral from UK on 22nd Dec 2005
I have had this phone for 18months and it has never let me down! Even after dropping it, quite a few times, no damage done! Pictures are great. Radio quality great only downside is you need the earphones in to hear it thru loudspeaker which i find alittle strange?! Easy to use ... just great really! In fact why am i looking for a different phone to upgrade to??? Just fancy a change, but will probably regret it ce la vie!
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Reviewed by MISS HYDE HERTS from UK on 3rd Dec 2005
V BAD
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Reviewed by Georgia from UK on 25th Nov 2005
I've had this phone for a good couple of years, and it's still going strong! The memory- whether it was a mistake on my phone alone- is remarkable; I have around two hundred pictures with room for more. Although the picture quality is lacking compared to today's standards, I still stick with it in the face of the N90. This phone generally rather quirky and extraordinarily reliable and hard-wearing. Good Points: Hard Wearing Nokia, Lovely memory size, Easy to use Nokia text format and in general, an easy to use Nokia. Bad Points: The picture quality was brilliant as a new phone- but it has recently been beaten by the newer models. To Summarize: Get the Phone; It will love you as much as you love it!
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Reviewed by Besnik from UK on 1st Oct 2005
Besi
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Reviewed by jemma from UK on 5th Sep 2005
hate it!..everything about it!
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Reviewed by youknow from UK on 19th Jul 2005
This phone has all the features of a good phone except video recording. Buy it!
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Reviewed by Sam Morgan from UK on 10th Apr 2005
This is a great phone, but a fault which even vodafone cannot explain is the GPRS it jus hasnt worked. The phone is robust, I've dropped mine countless times and the phone may be scratch but because of the Xpress on covers that is easily solved. If you want a phone what will withstand 2 flights of marble staircase, Puddles and falling from 10 feet in the air this your ideal phone, would reccomend it to anybody !
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Reviewed by Frances from UK on 21st Feb 2005
this is by far da best fone ive ad in a long time and i shuld no coz ive gone throo 6 or 7 fones this is da best ive ad so far
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Reviewed by Cherie from UK on 29th Jan 2005
Had this phone for 14 monthes now. This WAS one of the best phones i had....lasted well. Now looking to upgrade to 6230. the only problems i had with this phone was when i tryed to change my wallpaper on it , it resets itself...some grow out of doing it...mine hasnt ! picture quality awful , one of main reasons i got it was to take fairly good pics...but you cant even see the pics !!.
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Reviewed by Dawis from UK on 17th Dec 2004
This Phone is Very good.The Camera is Very Clean.Best Buy.
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Reviewed by jade from UK on 12th Dec 2004
ive had this phone for a year now and i have had no problems with it even tho the camera is rubbish, it was one of the first phones to come out with camera,well wen i got it, it was neways.im upgrading to a sony ericsson k700i and ive been told that its fab so i cnt wait to get rid of this old 7250i,it seemss to rubbish compared to evrything else out there now!the battery on this phone is excellent tho last me about 4 days!
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Reviewed by Will from UK on 24th Nov 2004
I have had this phone for nearly a year and I can tell you this phone is superb. I upgraded from the terrible t720i so you can appreciate my fondness for this piece of kit. A compact, stylish phone with most of the features you would expect: radio, organisor and hands free. However, the camera is not great over distance and is only average overall. This phone will keep you cheerful with its hand features and the battery life will ensure you will be talking/txting/surfing for hours.
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Reviewed by Pete from UK on 14th Nov 2004
poor camera display is always too dark even at full brightness (cant see clock without holing it up to the light) large storage of pictures etc. but generally very very poor value for money.
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Reviewed by NonYaBusiness from UK on 15th Oct 2004
I've had a Nokia 7250i for about a year and i was pretty pleased. I paid #200 for my fone and i wanted 2 cry wen i saw it advertised for #89. But wat can u do??? I think the camera is rubbish (very shakey) and wat do they mean its a zoom camera???? U can only zoom in after you have taken da picture! My one was also sim free and i spent months tryin 2 get all da settins so i cud jus snd MMS msgs but now its all sorted. Word of advice - DON'T BUY A SIM FREE FONE!!! I think it cud av dun wiv being a bit smaller & lighter because it does weigh your pocket down. I think the radio is stupid. If u wnt 2 play da radio on loudspeaker u still av 2 plug in da headset??? On da positive side it holds loads ov games. I've gt bout 50 games, 50 ringtones and bout 150 wallpapers/ photos & da memory still isn't full:) If ur lookin 4 a phone with all da latest features and a great camera i'd luk elsewhere bt if u wnt a basic camera fone dat can do most things den u shudnt ova luk this 1. Don't b put of by my comments - overall its a gud fone!!!
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Reviewed by da man from UK on 18th Sep 2004
this phone sucks
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Reviewed by Jim from UK on 25th Aug 2004
This phone is inferior to the 6220.
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Reviewed by aL from UK on 9th May 2004
Got this phone as my first camera phone, and the picture quality is pretty poor compared to most others i have seen. The other features are good though, you can customise it quite nicely, the menus are easy to use,you can edit your photos and the radio is good and probably the main thing i use (a very expensive walkman!) the games are rubbish though, and i am having a few problems with sending and recieving photos, although i think that might be due to the network as opposed to the phone.
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Reviewed by azrul hairi from UK on 4th Mar 2004
it give me more confident when i dealing with my client, nice for me as a branch manager.
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Reviewed by Simon from England on 24th Feb 2004
Bought the phone only a week ago, used to have a 3410 so this is very different, all in all its a damn good phone, looks good and the shiny yet grainy cover is very cool!, its great to have poly tones after years of mono ones!, the camera is good, not exactly the best in the world but as others have pointed out its good to take pics of mates, the family etc, you can adjust the contrast and the night mode, doesn't make a great deal of difference in my opinion, but what the heck!. The radio is very clear and works well with the headset provided. I like Nokia, their phones are easy to use and not poncey like the flip phones, they are c**p!, I will always stick with Nokia, my phone has no probs with the wallpaper etc, its on T Mobile, does this make any difference?, anyway, enjoying having it, the worst phone i ever had was a siemens by the way!
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Reviewed by Stu R from UK on 22nd Feb 2004
Ive had my 7250i since the day it came out, as i previously owned a 7250 which got stolen and replaced by this. The ONLY glitch with this phone is when you feel like changing your wallpaper from the Gallery folder, the phone re-starts itself, but mine has grown out of that now. Camera quality compared to the 7250 is improved but could be better. I was pleased to see the "Night Mode" function on the camera which acts as a kind of digital flash. ONE other thing, which is with all Nokia phones is that they do not have the ability to send photos via infra-red, but thats no biggy. Cant complain with the Radio or Games or any other features. Its a great phone. Best Nokia ive owned so far.
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Reviewed by Matt Blount from UK on 21st Feb 2004
Well to be very honest at first I thought this was a great phone, but after about a few minutes of playing with it (yes the phone, nothing else!) I was a little disappointed. The menu was just like my 7210 which was a good thing and everything was going well to I used the camera. It took a picture and was very disappointed with the quality, then I noticed it was on the lowest mode so I put it up to the maximum and took a picture. The quality was better but still VERY poor. The main reason I bought this phone was for it's camera, so I took it back. A good phone for features, but let down with a very poor quality camera.
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Reviewed by Adam from England on 17th Feb 2004
I HATE NOKIA!! Why o why do they only hav 4096 colours???? And 4 bit ringtones???? All the latest models have 65,000+ colours and 40 or 16 bit ringtones! I've had 4 nokia color fones in the past and every one of them has sucked! MAYBE if they start making fones with : 40 bit polyphonic ringtones 65,000+ colour screen 310,000 pixel digital camera No voice activated dialling - the most useless function eva Bigger screen Then they would get somewhere!! Goddammit!!
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Reviewed by Amy Jones from England on 17th Feb 2004
i av ad my fone now 4 bout a month & i find it very fun,useful & clever. even dough I find the games not so gud i av downloaded sum off the internet. the radio iz gud, camera ( even dough it cud ov cum wid a flash!) loads of ppl in my skool av got it & it iz very popular. I give it 5 coz i can neva get bored wid it!!!
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Reviewed by Jad from Philippines on 17th Feb 2004
The phone is great.Yeah the camera may not be that good, but my point is that 7250i is balanced. A 3650 doesn't have a radio and is TERRIBLY HUGE,a 6610 doesn't have a camera and has low memory, so what do you have? Of course, a Nokia 7250i,which has everything you want(well,except the bluetooth).It is small,has built in camera and radio,triband,light,and does not have an annoying keypad unlike 3650s.Also it has a strong battery. Mine lasts up to 5 days (with abusive playing) before it turns off. About that wallpaper-crashing thingy, all you have to do(as mentioned on the other reviews) is go to display settings to change the background.Buy this and youll be complete, just like me.
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Reviewed by simon from London on 9th Feb 2004
Nice phone, but picture messaging never works. I've had this phone for about 6 months and tired 2-3 times to get vodafone live to work (by using the web and upgrading system stuff as instructed), but never got it to work. Everyone else i've seen with this phone (albeit about 15 30-40 yearold techno savvy experts in the industry), haven't been able to get picture messaging working yet either. Is this a problem with everyone who has bought this phone, or just a hangup with all Vodafone live users. I'm trying vodafone again, as last time they changed 'security bars' or something, but still doesn't work. Maybe its all marketing. But as someone who designs high tech products, i kind of expected it to work after a couple of tries.
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Reviewed by Rob Jones from UK on 2nd Feb 2004
I've got both a Nokia 7250i and a SE T610, and I have to say that the Nokia wins the contest for me. I used to have a T68i, and various Nokias (3210, 8210 etc.). I know the T610 has bluetooth (which is very useful if you want it), but I wanted a phone which was quick and easy to use. The T610 has a horrible plastic screen which seems to smear all the time + I can't see the current time when the screen has gone into standby mode as it's just too dark. Also I find the operating system on the T610 slower than the 7250i. I'm much happier with the 7250i - ok screen isn't as big as the T610, but the 7250i camera is good enough for me as I've got a digital camera if I want to take quality shots in anycase! 7250i has a speakerphone, which is great - only thing is that when using the phone in my in-car holder, the speakerphone could be a little bit louder for better hearing when in the car, and the display would be stunning if more than 4096 colours - but apart from that, a great litt le phone!
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Reviewed by Bilal from pakistan on 30th Jan 2004
Worst Set i have ever seen..!
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Reviewed by Gaaron Smith from thurso on 30th Jan 2004
the nokia 7250i is the best phone on the market. it is well better than the 7250. the the phone has all the best stuff on it. nothing goes wrong with it.
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Reviewed by Mike from United Kingdom on 29th Jan 2004
I've had this phone for nearly a month now. It is the best phone i have ever used (except sharp phones-but there only on vodafone)I got it dead cheap in the after xmas sale on payg on the orange website but it took ages to deliver. I'm so glad i did'nt order it on xmas eve and payed way more. I had the wallpaper fault but it has stopped now. Picture quality is great in day but is no good at night. But what do you expect from a phone, my digital camera is for pictures, the phones camera is just a gadget. It has great tones and the data cable is a must. (tip - buy a fake one of ebay for 30 less)The fm radio is great and the loudspeaker sounds ok. I had a choice between this and the n-gage, some of my mates got an n-gage and now i know i made the right choice. If anyone wants a great, easy to use, fully feaured phone (except bluetooth & mp3) get this. PS: buy of the net, its at least 50 cheaper even after the sales have finished.
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Reviewed by James from United Kingdom on 23rd Jan 2004
A very poor effort from Nokia. However before I start I don't see why people choose this phone then complain about the picture quality... the camera is a novelty and I suggest you do your research before purchasing a mobile. The main problem with this phone is the resetting of the handset when trying to set a photo as the wallpaper. A simple cure for this is to reset the time on the clock. The next time the phone is turned off/on this function should work correctly. If you are wanting to purchase this phone, think again. Although it looks good on paper there are much better handsets available for your money. There is no software update currently available to fix the problems people seem to be having... but if your hearts set on this mobile; I suggest T-mobile. Their versions of this Nokia actually seem to be fault free.
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Reviewed by Peter Shep from England on 20th Jan 2004
ive seen alot of these phones popping up around me, however my t610 owns it. The colour display is awful, the camera is grainy, it lacks bluetooth and irDA, and is ugly as sin. As for the menus? Nokias menus maybe good if your a simpleton, but i can get to any function on my t610 3X than any nokia. Dont believe the hype
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Reviewed by Lester from UK on 19th Jan 2004
This phone is terrible. Do not but it has a persistant turning off crashing problem. I've had three of them and they all had same problem!!!!
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Reviewed by niki from ireland on 18th Jan 2004
coould ne1 tell me how to send the photos... it comes up ckeck mms settings??? only got it yester so cant review it yet... ta
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Reviewed by Aziz from UK on 11th Jan 2004
Ok first of all this phone is **** I mean come on look at the camera quality and a 4k screen is just poor....the 6600 is a much better phone with a 64k screen. The only good thing about this phone is that you can download a lot of cool stuff and customise it but not as u can with the software that u can get for the 6600. I think that this is a #### mobile for the reason that the 7210 was a good phone and this should be a big upgrade but the only extra thing you get ins a crappy quality camera. U buy this your a fool. why do you think it went down 220 quid within 2 monhts of release?
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Reviewed by nicola from england on 10th Jan 2004
i got this phone 4 my birthday and i thort i was the best phone eva!!but there are much betta phones on the market now i wudnt go for this one. The picture quailty isnt tht good everythin else is ok tho but i realy wundt go for this fone agen.
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Reviewed by Andy from England on 9th Jan 2004
This phone is great! It twice as good as the Ericsson T610 as it seems to be so much easier and user friendly. The camera is good, when u print them they look loads better trust me.... buy a data cable. Ne way about the prbolems.... wen changing the wallpaper in gallary mode and ur phone resets all u have to do is set the time again, so go menu, settings, time and date settings, then just set the time to be exactly the same... than WILL fix the problem!! Or u cud just change the wallpaper by going to display settings and changing it that way! Thanks for reading... overall 10/10 a very good phone!
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Reviewed by Steven from Scotland on 7th Jan 2004
This phone is the best available. It's even ten times better than the 02 X1. BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by DJB from UK on 7th Jan 2004
The phone has some good things but then as a camera phone it is a misserable disgrace. Its not worth buying if your looking for a good camera phone it only has a 4K colour screen do not waste a penny on this the Nokia 6600 i a much better bet
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Reviewed by Sean from UK on 4th Jan 2004
The nokia 7250i is an outstanding phone, with a total of 4 mb memory, integrated digital camera, integrated fm radio and much more. The camera quality is good for a phone, keeping in minds the camera is small compared to good quality digital cameras which are sometimes much bigger than the nokia 7250i itself. The menu is simple and you have the choice to change the layout from a list to grid aswell. The night mode in the camera i think is amazing. Of course you need some light for it to work but it does really work. The quality is not outstanding but if you wanted to quickly take a photo of something in the dark then it would work. Once the photos are on a computer the quality is much better aswell, if you visit http://www.mobile-review.com/review/nokia-7250-en.shtml you can see photos taken by the 7250. The radio is good, just plug in the headset, tune it to the station you want and you are listening to the radio, you even have the option to listen to the radion on loudspea ker. The phone supports java so you are easily able to download games and apps. Another great feature added is the image editor., In the gallery when you open a photo you have the option 'edit imgae' in this option you can add text to pictures, clip art and put frames around your pictures aswell. The phone has advanced mms features, photo phonebook so when some one phones you you can see the picture of them appear on your screen and much much more. Overall an outstanding phone :)
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Reviewed by Julian Luis from UK on 4th Jan 2004
WOW, this phone is absoloutly fab! It has so many cool things like downloadable games, ( ive got FIFA and gunna get TETRIS), a camera, color, radio and way more! This is my second phone and it blasts my first phone (the reeaaaaaaal bad o2 X1) out the window so far u cant even see it! BUY IY, GO ON
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Reviewed by Charlie from UK on 2nd Jan 2004
Why are so many people complaining? The nokia 7250i is a great phone. The camera quality is excelent for a phone and it looks great. The phone price has dropped a lot and at The Link it's only 170 on Orange. The only problem I have had with mine is that it keeps crashing when trying to change the wallpaper. This can be avoided by going to SETTINGS then DISPLAY SETTINGS and changing it from there but I sometimes forget that and make it crash. Reception is very good and there is an intergrated loudspeaker so you can hear the person you're talking to without having the phone right next to your ear. Overall a very good phone with very little flaws.
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Reviewed by jess from england on 31st Dec 2003
i only got this phone yesterday and i think it is absolutely brilliant. It has many different features including games, polyphonic ringtones and a digital camera. The camera is very fun as you can add clip-art and frames to the photos which makes then very interesting and funny to look at. I have 4 words to say 'GO AND BUY ONE'
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Reviewed by Tim from UK on 29th Dec 2003
Great phone, I have a 7210 also and this is quite an improvement. The new chunky buttons make txt messages easier and the camera is fast and bright. Bluetooth would have been nice and other phones have slightly better sound and screen but overall this is the best of the current phones. Special mention must go to the menu system which is even better than other previous nokia phones!
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Reviewed by Kevin from Wales on 28th Dec 2003
This phone is fantastic, I've only had it for a few days now but it's honestly the best phone ever. The phones features are all good with a quality radio and a great layout for the buttons. The camera is pretty good too, despite what others think it can take descent pictures even in low light conditions. Also nokia has lived up to its reputations for easy used menus and features once more making this phone simple to pick up and use right from the start. With all the fabulous features of this phone the great colour screen and many options for customising it make it a must have. Other reviewers have put this phone down for having a lower resolution screen but I found it fine, if u want a camera buy a camera, not a phone. Over all this phone is amazing in my opinion, its easy to use, looks cool and has a wicked menu system. This phone really is a great buy if u shop around for the right price and I've only found two bad points to it. The side volume buttons are a little hard to use at first and the problem with setting the wallpapers (the one where it crashes), you get used to the volume buttons and by setting the wallpaper through the settings menu you can avoid the problem. So there you have it the nokia 7250i, a new, exciting and quality product from the nokia boffins which you HAVE to look into if considering a new mobile. 10/10
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Reviewed by Serbia|Gats from Serbia on 23rd Dec 2003
Phone is Grate. It has everything except the Mp3. Good games , fantastic radio , and perfect camera. Buy it!
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Reviewed by Louise from England on 21st Dec 2003
I have just got this phone 2day, and its great! i must admit, after reading some of the reviews on here, i was slightly put off! But please dont be, its a really good fone, the picture quality was great too (not half as bad as i was expecting)deffinatly a 5 star fone!!
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Reviewed by Nokia Gangster from Hong Kong on 18th Dec 2003
The phone is super nice......but i am gonna change a new one.....Go check my new phone out.....Sharp GX22....
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Reviewed by Ebb from England on 17th Dec 2003
For all the people complaining about the wallpaper problem here is the solution. The phone hangs if you select the set as wallpaper option directly from the photo just taken. It does not hang if you select the set as wallpaper option after viewing a photo in the gallery option or by going to settings then display settings then wallpaper then change image. There you go. Two solutions and both work fine. It will only take you 20secs longer and there are no problems doing it either of these two ways.
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Reviewed by mat from england on 15th Dec 2003
I recently had this phone on contract and i certainly didn't need 14 days to make up my mind on returning it, a day was enough. I quickly reverted to Samsung e700 and there is simply no comparison, it is the best. Nokia had better get there act together if this is the best they can come up with. The camera quality is terrible, the ringtones are naff and it looks like a cheap piece of plastic. Don't buy this phone, you will be left very dissapointed
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Reviewed by Foxi_19 from England, Bournemouth on 14th Dec 2003
I have just had this phone stolen off me buy someone, and i miss this so much! It was fantastic! Ok i think twice i had the problem about changing the wallpaper but it was only because the battery was low! Other than that it is great! I have wanted it for ages as when the 7210 came out i had a great liking for that! But the 7250i is amazing! Why are you all complaining about the camera? I think it is very good to what i have seen! The camera is great, you dont have to hold it for ages in one place to make sure you dont get a blurred photo like the Sharp GX10i! I think the night mode is great as it comes out fantastic for nights on the town! It has come in very good use! The radio is good too its better than nothing! Well altogether i love it and i am happy with it. I know that there will be something even better than it but until then i will jus have to buy another 7250i!
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Reviewed by Fateha from England on 12th Dec 2003
This phone is excellent, no faults at all. It has high battery life, excellent features and does everything a phone should do. For those moaning about the camera quality, I think it's fantastic. There are lots of options with it so you can edit, save or send. The people who moan don't know what they're saying. Just because it has fewer colour pixels than the Samsung, doesn't mean it's bad, in fact it looks just as good. I've been reading a lot about people who are saying that the phone goes off or something when they try to set their wallpaper. I have a simple solution. You DO NOT go to the GALLERY menu, then click VIEW FOLDERS, then PHOTO's (or GRAPHICS) and then select a picture to have as a wallpaper. Instead, if you do the following, I can guarantee that your phone won't crash or whatever. Select SETTINGS from the main menu. Scroll to DISPLAY SETTINGs, then click on WALLPAPER, then CHANGE IMAGE, then click on either PHOTOS or GRAPHICS (wherever your desired image is) and then when your image is up, select OPTIONS and finally SET AS WALLPAPER. Easy as that! No more problems! The phone has incredible features and is worth its money. You won't be disappointed. To get all your features working, just ring your Network Provider customer service and activate everything, like Picture Messaging and stuff - EASY! The phone isn't heavy or bulky, and there are more features than the 7250. You can have you menu as a grid, have font size in a text smaller, edit pictures better. So if you're deciding between a 7250 and a 7250i, definitely get the 7250i. If you're thinking between a Samsung V200 or the new E200 (I think!), then go for Nokia, they're the best. I've tried the Samsungs and the menu's are hard, frustrating and not really worth it. Go for the Nokia 7250i - an outstanding mobile phone for anyone cos it's so easy to use! :P
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Reviewed by Gem from England on 11th Dec 2003
I've had the phone for 10 days, I've had problems with the battery and when I tried changing the wallpaper it switched my phone off. I rang up my phone company and they told me it was a manufacturing problem and the phone had been dicontinued. Before I had found the faults I thouhgt the phone was great though
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Reviewed by m.crichton from scotland on 11th Dec 2003
come on all you people. dont you remember the film wallstreet with michael douglas? i guess the moaners of this world would rather carry a loaf of bread eh? no i think not. just get on with using your phone and stop whinging about silly wee problems. i guess your life is a hoot. its only a bloody phone christ sake.
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Reviewed by Daniel from England on 8th Dec 2003
All the people who think this phone is rubbish must be mad, i have had the phone for a few weeks and think it is trully brilliant, the high qualitty camera is the icing on the cake, if you dont no weather to buy it or not take my advice, just buy it!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by kevin from England on 7th Dec 2003
I have had the phone for about 3 months. In that time it has been away for repair for about 2 months. O2 seem incapable of solving the problem/
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Reviewed by John Foster from UK on 6th Dec 2003
Brilliant phone, I love the new XHTML for web pages no more just scrolling up/down, sideways aswell. Excellent picture quality and features, I especially like the caller Id, see who\'s ringing you. Looking forward to getting used to it.
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Reviewed by Dave from England on 4th Dec 2003
I still own a 7110e. Stop laughing it is still a great phone, but why? Well you can actually use it. With Nokia things are so simple. Even now my 7110 allows me to complete functions that more modern phones from other brands take ages to do, if you can figure it out in the first place. (Ever used a Motorola?) I recently tested the 7250i and took to it like a duck to water. Ok, picture quality ain't great, but how many pictures does everyone send? I'm sure a shot from the 7250i will get the point across to whoever you send the pic to. To those stuggleing with the resetting when changing wallpaper, read the previous postings, you can get around it. As for the ringtones, my 7110 doesn't have poly, but so long as I can find the damn thing how much does it really matter. A great phone, I getting one.
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Reviewed by AK from UK, London on 3rd Dec 2003
i got my 7250i yesterday. PROS: - camera. dont listen to the moaners. for a mobile phone, the camera is good enough. i like it. it works fast, you just press the up arraw and capture. takes a second. once you transfer the images to your computer it look even better, obviously we aint talking amazing quality here, but good enough to put on a website or email. i havent got the data cable yet, so i had to email an image to myself to check the quality. - screen. big and clear. i like it. - looks. sexy little thing, nice and solid looking, im not a fan of flip phones. only thing i dont like is that i ordered 'imperfect blue' colour but it looks more purple than blue. anyway, covers are cheap so its ok. - radio. loud and clear, i like the fact i can use the radio as an alarm. - put little portrait pics of your friends by their names so when they call, you remember who it is. trust me, it happens. i wont bother going ito the rest, ringtone, wap, wallpapers bla bla bla, you know the score, its all same same. CONS: - today is the second day im using it and the dreaded wallpaper crash problem has come to haunt me. as i was changing the wallpaper, the phone crashed. it kept happening and later on it sorted itself out. the trick is to do it some other way, like go to settings>display settings> wallpaper. and do it from there. but that aint good enough for me, so i called for a exchange and i have a replacement on the way, i aint taking any risks. - volume buttons. i dont know what nokia designers were thinking. whether they thought this design is sexy, sleak or just cool because its different, but its terrible. i use the volume button alot, switching from headset, to loudspeaker, to radio, etc, i tend to adjust volume almost everyday and the volume buttons on the side of the phone are c##p. their not even buttons, just a little piece of plastic that slightly sticks out of the phone and i find myself having to use my NAIL to adjust the volume most of the time. stick to the reliable dual buttons nokia. and thats about it. cant fault it much more than that. i do like this phone and am happy i got it. its a very good all rounder, but just falls short of a 5 star for me. nokia can improve on the 7250i. 4 stars from me. peace
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Reviewed by Max from UK on 2nd Dec 2003
All the low qualities put in to one piece of junk :) 4096 color display, MIDI format polyphonic ringtones, the worst camera quality and finally small screen :) Really worth all that money?
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Reviewed by Nic.W from UK on 2nd Dec 2003
Not much of an improvement! The flash only makes the photos lighter but the photo quality is still the same bad 7250 quality!!! (Read the 7250 user comments if u want to know how BAD the qualitys are like) The dots are visible with naked eyes and colors like brown comes out yellow! It's absoultely rubbish! IT's NOT a digital camera phone! AND NOTHING like the photo shown in the ads!! A camera phone with 4096 color display is just not good enough!! If they were going to upgrade it, why didn't they make it 65,000 color just like all its competitors lik sony ericsson and samsung?? Extremely dissappointing and I feel Nokia's technology is very behind.. Not just in the camera part but also only supporting MIDI polyphonic sound..Not even 16 poly!! It's the worst polyphonic quality ever! While samsung's making 40 polyphonic sound quality nokia is still sticking with MIDI format polyphonic files that sounds horrible!
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Reviewed by Sikamena Siyumbwa from Zambia on 2nd Dec 2003
I traded in my new Nokia 7250i for a Sony Ericsson T610 and have never looked back. Only things I miss are the speakerphone and the radio (a little bit). After the initial novelty value, the wow-factor wore off quickly. Friends and family loved it but I soon got bored and hit its limitations quite quickly. The T610 is streets ahead with menu design and the ergonomics of the joystick control. 4096 colours just doesn't cut it anymore. The speakerphone used in radio mode is pretty cool, but no bluetooth and the Nokia Suite software's operation with cable and infrared is erratic. The cover/shell creaked after a couple of weeks. Quality? I think not. Now I know why people call Nokias boring. They just lack soul. They might be reliable and easy to use but they are just the safe option for plebs. Anyone with character will want a phone with attitude. Just like enthusiasts will buy a flawed Italian car for its character, people who want a phone to reflect their adventurous approach t o life will buy a phone like the Sony Ericsson T610. It has proper contact management with multiple numbers per contact and an email address: no more repetition in your address book. Be average and buy this nondescript, adequately functional little lump or strike out and get a T610 with twice the features of the 7250i and four times the excitiment of discovering its full range of abilities.
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Reviewed by steve from england on 1st Dec 2003
i like the phone had it about 4 weeks only thing i can fault as quite a lot of you have said is that wallpaper fault, i rang nokia about this and they sent me to a nokia service point to have the phone flashed, this fixed it temperoraly, but then the next moring it did it again. i rang nokia again, this time they explained to me that they knew all about the problem for ages, but still they sent me to a service point to have the phone flashed for NO REASON!i lost all my pictures, ringtones and numbers. i was annoyed by this. i asked nokia when they will be bringing a new software version out for our phones and they said they are still working on it!!! this is disapointing nokia! another thing! why can the 3650 send images and ringtones via infrared and our phone a newer model cant? its stupid? i think nokia should of used the SYMBIAN operating system used on the 3650 cos its a better user system. i was going to get the nokia 3650 but the phone was just to BIG!
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Reviewed by Ramesh from India on 26th Nov 2003
I have seen many telling that when they try to change the wallpaper the phone hangs. I bought it from singapore last week only from the grey market and what i suggest is that if you go for a NOKIA go for Made in Finland Piece or any other European Piece and not go for Asia Pacific piece. You can find Made by Nokia in Asian pacific Piece. Mine is Made in Hungary. If any clarification call me @ 00919840094330
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Reviewed by pete from united kingdom on 23rd Nov 2003
i have been in contact with nokia uk, about this wallpaper problem, only to receive denial after denial,that there is a problem. although its not a major problem, it is a problem none the less. they have no plans to sort this out because they dont think there is a problem so software upgrades are out the window. firmware also. ive told them of the web reviews, stating all these people cant be wrong, again, it fell on deaf ears. i think all us dissapointed customers should plan a day of action, and converge on there huntingdon dopot. anyone interested contact me at peter.hodges3@tiscali.co.uk i dont support anarcy, but these big companys need to learn that customers are not a push over.
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Reviewed by Justin Burnett from Australia on 22nd Nov 2003
You guys are crazy. Ok, first of all the Nokia 7250i may have a few faults, i have tested 3, however, i have also tried many other colour phones and have found many more. Alot of you seem to like the samsungs, well i tell you what they actually have ALOT more errors that the semi-native Nokia's. Now as for screen quality, ITS A DAMN MOBILE PHONE, you cant make a silk purse of pigs ear, CHRIST. Once again the same comment for the camera. You look at any 'Digital camera' (as you people claim this to be) they are huge. You get a 'good quality' one, and they are large in size. Any person with their brain switched on would realise that beacuse the phones are small that the parts are not going to be as good as a USD$8,000 camera or a USD$12,000 TV entertainment system. You people have to understand that these phones are small and hard to make. So i conclude with this, The Nokia 7250 is a fantastic phone with great features. I have also discovered a fix for the wallpaper 'error' anyway. You just have to disable the wallpaper from within the gallery menu and then activate a new wall paper, also within the gallery. The phones has many useful features, an awesome phone through my eyes, they best ive seen and used.
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Reviewed by si2468 from uk on 22nd Nov 2003
(2 motorolas, 2 siemens, 1 samsung an 4 nokias) I think every review should start with that, the previous phone owned cos it seens that some comments are very harsh an i wonder if some come from people who are accustomed to a particular brand/os. Have just upgraded through o2 from samsung t100 and am so pleased to have got back that great nokia user friendliness that no other make seems 2 accomplish. The main reason you've got a phone in the first place is to make calls and send texts. Nokia phones are arguably the best at that, everything else is a bonus! So there are phones with a slightly better camera than this but the novelty soon wears off when it takes u twice as long to send an sms! Have had the wallpaper problem but easily got round and if this is the only prob on an otherwise top drawer bit of kit, than compared to all other phones i've owned it's irrelevant to my daily use. that has to be the only reason i've not given 5stars. The handset is by no means perfect but i think it's one of the best u can get at the moment.
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Reviewed by flo welton from england on 21st Nov 2003
This phone is fantastic. Ive had no problems with this phone so i dont know how any one can fault it. At the end of the day it does its job but it also does even more.
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Reviewed by Glennzo from England on 19th Nov 2003
Ive never purchased a nokia as Every bugger else has one and so I have tried to avoid them. Anyway, I ended up chosing the Nokia 7250i as it was the only camra phone on offer for free so that must say something! Truth be told, I was happy with it at first. the nokia menu system does make a lot of sense and is quick to pick up. I didnt like the way that it only shows a couple of menu items on the screen sometimes when clearly the list could be shown more clearly. Arghh, 2 days on and its started crashing on me!!! Normally when trying to set a picture to wallpaper. I did have this problem at first but I put it down to a poor charged battery so as my battery is low I am trying to charge it up again to see if it will rectify this crashing error. Picture quality is 24 bit but I cant pay 50 quid for a lead to connect it to my computer so Ill never know what they are like unless I email them from my phone. True, I would like 40 polyphonic channels and billion colour display. saying that ... I would need to spend money, this one is free and for god sake its just a phone! 3 stars as digital camera, 5 stars for games as I used to own a 48k spectrum and the games are comparabled to a 90's sega or nintendo. 5 stars as a phone (ie. it has all the digits from 0 to 9 and a call button) oh and it has loudspeaker and fm radio. all for free and 200 anytime/anynetwork minutes a month on vodaphone (30 quid a month).... Yeah. I think thats outstanding. even if the gimicky camera doesnt work on a low charged battery. WHAT THE HELL DO YOU LOT WANT?
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Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 18th Nov 2003
Hi everyone,i cant make up my mind whether to get a nokia 7250i or a samsung v200? I have read some good and bad reviews for both, can anyone help me out??????????????
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Reviewed by peter hodges from united kingdom on 18th Nov 2003
ive notice a lot of comments about he phone crashing when changing the wallpaper, yes this can happen with the 7250i the problem is solved by turning the phone off, removing the battery, refitting the battery, and turning on again,(pain in the butt).
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Reviewed by peter hodges from united kingdom on 16th Nov 2003
This is a short review of the nokia 7250i,as there is not much good to say about it, I have tested the 7210 the 6610, both excellent phones and reasonable value for money. the worse feature of the 7250i is the camera(totally useless),the images turn out to be very blurred, and the night mode dont help either. the problem seems to be be that nokia are still stuck in this 4096 colour time warp,times have moved on, it needs to be at least 66.000 colours.if your considering a camara phone, please dont get the nokia 7250i or dissapointment will follow.
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Reviewed by liam from england on 15th Nov 2003
deserves way more than a five star rating, i give it 10 stars!
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Reviewed by Johnny T from N Ireland on 14th Nov 2003
What A Phone ! i dont know how any one can fault this phone. maybe the camera quality isnt perfect - but this phone Has got to be the best Nokia Has come up with. Its Light, easy to use, User friendly, great tones, Super Colours, Very Very Fast...& MMS the list go`s on. This Phone is 100%, Compared to some of the other phones you can get your hands on, this Phone Excels in everything. BUY IT! - THEN YOU CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF.
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Reviewed by Ryan K from UK on 14th Nov 2003
Having been bitten by the \"Nokia bug\"" for three previous years
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