Nokia 7280 Review
Review: May 2005. Updated June 2006.
The Nokia 7280 is the third and most extreme of Nokia's trio of "fashion
phones" - the other two being the Nokia
7260 and Nokia 7270.
The 7280 has a unique design. In fact, it's a phone that defines the
word "unique". There is no keypad, only select, send, end,
and 2 soft keys. Instead, the phone is operated using a voice-activated
user interface. The phone has an active slide that opens to reveal the
camera. You can also answer and end calls by opening and closing the
Now, you're probably wondering "how does it work?" or maybe
just "does it work?"
The phone is intended to be operated mainly through a voice-activated
interface, and voice-dialling and simple voice commands seem to work
well. However, relying on voice commands is quite risky, as they can
easily go wrong especially in noisy environments (parties, clubs, etc.)
Also voice dialling will only work for pre-configured numbers. If you
want to dial a different number, or if voice dialling just isn't working
for you, then you need to start using the keys. As we mentioned, there's
no numeric keypad, but there is a select key, 4 soft keys and a rotating
pad - a little like the controls on an iPod. The rotating pad is used
to navigate through the on-screen menu. This makes for a clumsy user-interface
that is only really suitable for occasional use. Whilst scrolling through
a list of names in order to make a call may be a pain, texting is very
difficult indeed. You need to scroll through a list of characters using
the select button to select each one. Even with predictive text, sending
messages this way is going to make you wish you'd got a normal keypad.
Visually the 7280 is stunning, finished in black lacquer, red and chrome,
with a mirror-like display that can actually be used as a mirror. A
small Nokia fabric label sticks out from one end, and the top of the
phone flashes red when in use. The screen lights up when you slide the
phone open. The handset is slim and lightweight and fits easily into
a pocket or handbag. It has been compared with Art Deco lipstick, and
that pretty well describes how it looks.
Let's take a look at the features that you get. The display is a small
65k colour screen featuring a subtle red glow that "exudes mystery
and excitement" according to the Nokia blurb. The camera is VGA
resolution and there's no video recorder, just a video playback facility.
There's no camera flash, so taking pictures at night is going to produce
disappointing results (despite the 7280 being marketed primarily as
a phone for night-time use!) The phone includes an FM radio but no MP3
player. In other words, if you strip away the styling, this is a very
ordinary phone with limited features that would probably retail for
not much more than £100. But that misses the point of the 7280.
Reading the Nokia marketing material, it's clear that Nokia don't intend
the 7280 to be used for regular business or daytime use. Instead it's
designed as a second phone, or a "night phone". Viewed in
this way, it seems to be a much more realistic option - at the end of
the working day, you leave your normal phone behind and step out into
the night with the 7280 in your pocket, to be used for calling, taking
fun pics, occasional texts and general posing.
In conclusion, don't buy it for its features, definitely don't buy
it for value-for-money, be aware of its limitations and preferably use
it as a second phone. But if you want to create a big impression and
have people drooling with curiosity to see your phone, then this is
the one! The Nokia 7380 updates the look
and features of the 7280.
Features of the Nokia 7280 include:
- Voice-activated user interface with internal handsfree speaker
- LCD display: 65,536 colours, 104 x 208 pixels
- Integrated VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels)
- Video streaming (not video recording)
- Polyphonic ringtones
- Integrated FM radio
- Messaging: SMS, MMS
- Downloadable tones, skins, themes, screensavers, and wallpapers
- XHTML web browser
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, Infrared
- Synchronization: SyncML for daily synchronization of day and night
phones - Nokia Collector supports synchronization with Apple for photos,
audio files, and video clips
- GPRS, HSCSD and EGPRS for high speed data
- Memory: 50 Mbytes
- Vibration alert
- Size: 115 x 32 x 19 mm
- Weight: 84g
- Talktime: up to 3 hours
- Battery standby: up to 240 hours
Nokia 7280 User Reviews
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Average rating from 76 reviews:
Reviewed by 234 from California on 19th Aug 2012
Thanks to nokia...
Reviewed by kiran from india on 4th Jan 2012
superb and stylish and unique phone cute and lovely i using from past
Reviewed by Cecilia from USA on 2nd Aug 2011
I have had mine since 2005 as well. It has been a great phone -- just
love it!! Everyone asks me about it. Alas, it is finally beginning to
die so i am going to have to get the new iPhone...
Reviewed by Jo from Greece on 3rd Apr 2011
I have it since 2005 and it works perfectly. I love it. It`s unique.
Everybody ask me what is it. MP3 or email texter. Now I have a BlackBerry
but I hold it when I fee I miss it.
Reviewed by Ella from Uk on 16th Nov 2010
I currently have an iPhone but I went looking for my old one of these.
JOY, I found it! I had such fun with this phone (everyone wanted to
have a play with it because they were convinced it wasn't a phone) they
are now selling for up to £160 on ebay but I wouldn't part with this
for the world!
Reviewed by kk from sg on 22nd Mar 2009
if u can navigate ur ipod, u can navigate this with no problem.
Reviewed by matipi from lesotho,Africa on 19th
I have the phone and i like it very much and i advice yall who dnt have
it already to bye it althought its really hard while texting and ya!
so if u knw u hv large palms and fingers dnt bye it , jst kidding it
a really remarkable fone and its still my favorite out of my phones
even though i bought it a few years ago!!!
Reviewed by nozuko from south Africa on 19th Jun
Well I like the phone and I advised my friends to buy it, it's nice,
porteble and light weight. I love my phone very much and it doesn't
give me any problems so what are waiting for, go for it you won't regret.
Reviewed by Skipper from Netrelands on 22nd Mar
I think this phone is for people with lots of time and feeling for fashion;)The
music on this phone sounds great, and the phone itself looks awesome!
texting is hard, because there is no keypad, also no java.. but hey?
why would you waste your time on games when you could also listen to
the radio, music, making pictures and other cool stuff!!:)
Reviewed by Shanny from USA on 5th Mar 2008
Nothing like it.
Reviewed by sarah from australia on 4th Jan 2008
Omg I lve ths phne rght. I hve it as a 2nd phne 2 my hiptop lx (sidekick
lx 4 th americans) nd lke bsly hve it cz it is ht. I rly lve th lk.
Al my frnds r lke jals of it rght. Nd I'm lke alwys gtn ppl askn abt
it wtch is so ttly kwl. I only evr use it 4 clln. Txtn is wht my hiptop
is 4, it rly is a txtn phne. Bt I rly sjst ne hu wnts a sxy phne gt
it. Lve it lng lme.
Reviewed by jacinta from oz on 4th Jan 2008
Omg some tool said theres snaped in half, well your the tool that snaped
it in half, that has nothing to do with the qwality of the phone, but
your ignorence. omg. Dnt give it 1 star because u snaped it in half.
I'm postive it didnt sanp its self. And I think mine is very strudy
and well built. Goshhh
Reviewed by paul from nigeria on 3rd Jan 2008
i like it
Reviewed by Edna P. from Philippines on 28th Nov
I love this phone. But mine was not working now. Hope I can bring it
to the Nokia Center next week. And hoping that Nokia Center-Phils. can
replace the broken parts easily. I still want to keep this phone even
if it's already been repaired. I like the unique style, I find it sexy!
It's a girl thing!I love it!
Reviewed by Adam from USofA on 15th Nov 2007
OK. first of all, let me say that i STRONGLY advise you not to listen
to these other people who, well frankly, are illiterate morons. I mean,
they rate this phone with one star, and complain that it has no JAVA
or keypad. seriously?!? DID YOU EVEN LOOK AT THE PHONE YOU WERE BUYING?!?
if you wanted a phone with JAVA then BUY ONE!.. But don't sit there
and bitch because YOU didn't do your research. Anyway, this phone does
EXACTLY what it says it does, it looks great, calls are great, it defiantly
turns heads, its extremely unique, and is all around a fun phone to
have. The camera is not too bad, no worse than my last phone. If you
want great pictures, um, buy a camera. I don't text so that really was
not an issue when i was deciding on this phone. If you are one of these
speed-texting freaks who NEED the unlimited text plan, then no, this
probably isn't the right phone for you. I don't see how this phone could
be "only for girls." Obviously right? haha, its a great looking phone
for ANYONE. So if you are similar to me, and just want a functioning,
unique, stylish, different, reliable phone; yes i recommend the Nokia
7280... BUT PLEASE..before you buy any phone, the BEST thing you can
do is make sure you do your RESEARCH FIRST!
Reviewed by samantha from england on 6th Oct 2007
i love my phone i find it easy to use and very easy to put in my pocket.
the look of this phone is great
Reviewed by Jade from England!!! on 3rd Oct 2007
I have this phone but i got a rd and white case for it!! it stopped
working one day tho and it coulnt turn on!! i had short battery power
tho cuz i always played on it!!!!
Reviewed by Veniesha from Jamaica on 17th May
This phone is stylish and unique. I think not having a keypad will makes
the ratings of the phone increase. Having no keypad is definig the uniqueness
of the phone.
Reviewed by balaji from india on 23rd Feb 2007
nokia 7280 is excellent
Reviewed by gem from uk on 8th Feb 2007
had this phone over a year and its just brill
Reviewed by michelle from england on 3rd Feb 2007
this phone is great,super the design is small and cool i love it
Reviewed by Donie from ireland on 23rd Jan 2007
SHUT UP!! IDIOTS! Clearly you people are too damn slow to understand
this work of art! Jees, its cool, its different and you get the best
reaction from people when they see it!
Reviewed by Andrew from USA on 14th Jan 2007
I have had this phone for more than two years and I can say it is pretty
good.It has good features- VGA camera(does not record video) Bluetooth,
Infrared, MP3, FM radio(I've used this feature quite a lot) great interface
as well as design.However I found many problems though.For example,
every time you want to get peep of the clock I had to open the fone-
it can not show the clock as a screensaver- it always had to be the
looking- glass- no bad- it was useful, but it can not be turn off- as
a rule after few seconds the morror appeared on the display. Well, there
is a light indicator, wich illuminate red light smoothly, when the phone
is at stand-by and vigoriusly, when I've missed a call, or have an SMS.The
ringtones are fantastic, they are so unique, as the phone itself is!
The waltpapers are great as well- they so represent beatiful and stylish
pictures and animations!Another problem was the batery- now, when the
phone is used almost 2 years- it is very weak- stand-by around 2- 2,5
days.:-(- the battery can't change one big MINUS!Shall I mention the
design- only a few words- the upper part slides- great effect- it slides
so smoothly- there is a assistant mechanism- works great I wonder- how
many times I have opened the phone- well the right number is either
1470, either - 730 don't know- I made a simple equation- once upon a
day -730 and twice- 1470 for 2 years. So conclusion- if you want a stylish
phone, with reasonable features and unreasonable high price about 400
dollars, and you do not care about SMS or megapixel camera, but still
want bluetooth and unique stylish design- buy it- it will be your stylish
accessory- secret mobile- it is great choice for girls, do not laugh,
i know I'm not a girl, but I'm a gay, so there was not much difference,
in spite of the fact that other pupils at collage laughted at me at
the baggining, calling me "Gay" , but after that I kissed a boy in front
of my whole class, they understand, and stopped- ao boys the phone is
for girls and gay- boys only, sorry!
Reviewed by elle from australia on 28th Oct 2006
i think it a great phone and for all those people who say it stuffs
up well i have had mine for ages and i havent had one problem and texting
isnt so bad once you get used to it although if u do txt alot maybe
this isnt the phone 4 you it looks great and turns heads even though
its doesnt have mp3 u can record i have recorded over 40 songs and still
have heaps of memory love this phone!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Mark from England on 7th Aug 2006
Complete Rubbish. Phone kept crashing. Couldn't switch off. Screen broke
for no reason. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PHONE
Reviewed by Dazza from England on 19th May 2006
i fink dat even though this fone looks good its a pile ! mine completely
snapped in half lol !
Reviewed by michelle mckeown from england on 11th
hi this phone is rubbish [ i wouldnt even give it 1 star!]it has been
back and forwards from the shop for repair ,it just dont work ,it looks
great but i cant use it .it locks up on me all the time!its driving
me mad! the wheel only works now and again when it feels like it,sometimes
cant evan turn it off! think twice before getting one as the phone shop
said there is something wrong with the software on them ,i dont know
weather this is true but it seems to be the case with mine,i only buy
nokia but im goin to think twice next time ,good luck u will need it
Reviewed by sholape from england on 30th Apr 2006
this phone is good if u lyk 2 listen 2 music on the go but it can also
Reviewed by ryan crabgrass from england on 3rd
good phone but the voice activated technology take time to get used
to and you can only use words that are programed into it
Reviewed by JasonJ from Ireland on 23rd Feb 2006
This phone has little features but deserves its 4 stars for its chic
look. I love it. However the 7280 is really rare to find in ireland.
The 7290 is coming out this summer and it will ROCK EVEN MORE!
Reviewed by Moby from UK on 11th Feb 2006
Great style device. Anyone that bought this for normal day-to-day use
is stupid. Its a great show off phone for talking not texting. Once
you get used to the wheel its pretty easy.
Reviewed by Willer from Greece on 8th Feb 2006
The phone is excellent. It is a fashion phone. Comments about practical
aspects do not play here! This phone is the art and should be treated
that way. If somebody wants all-functional-smart-ScFi telephone then
s/he can buy one - there are dozens of models, with all the latest Windows
and Symbians. I would also add that I don't think this is a girls phone
only! The comparisons with lipstick and similar are not objective. I
have never seen a lipstick of this shape and this size im my life!!!
Lipsticks are much smaller, more curved, do not have buttons, etc. This
phone looks much more like an MP3 player or hi-tech digital camera.
If this phone is a girls phone because of its shape, then all MP3 players
and nice cameras are designed for girls only too! The whole serie 7
is about style and fashion, regardless of your gender! I like all those
Reviewed by pankil patel from india on 15th Jan
this is the best model of nokia i had ever seen. i know it is little
bit odd using it but once u know how is use the features and the phone
u will find the phone to be made for u. i m already using 4 phones but
i liked this the best out of sony erricsson w800i , samsung d600 and
nokia n70 . i like nokia 7280 most.
Reviewed by Raf from USA on 14th Jan 2006
It's difficult to take most of these reviews seriously. Why? Because
most of these morons can't even spell! If you can't even spell you probably
can't read very well either. My guess is that you are a dimwit when
it comes to technology and there's still a flashing 12:00 on your VCR
somewhere. Please, if you are technically challenged, stay away from
reviewing what you do not understand. Sheesh! This is just a plain old
phone with lot's of style and a new user interface. No java, no great
internet access, not a great camera and you can't play Quake on it.
The user interface does exactly what it was designed to do and it's
styled to impress. The phone works just fine. Period. You want to take
great pics, get a camera.
Reviewed by jordan evans from liverpool on 5th
how could most of u idiots give it a 3 star or lower. its the most stylish,
a decent camera, voice dailing and a voice interfaceand everything else
bar video and java which u dont need and noo one cares about them
Reviewed by Jonathan Slater from Glasgow on 26th
It is the best phone ever! the thing that put me off was that you can
only download stuff off of bluetooth when on most phones you can do
it straight from the computetr. Other than that it was great.
Reviewed by Elena from UK on 14th Dec 2005
This phone was purchased in February 2005 - and is currently in for
repair for the second time. Maximum talk time is 18 minutes before battery
runs flat. Standby time is unpredictable. The phone completely locks
up for no reason - and the only solution is taking it to the dealers
for servicing. Don't waste your time or money on this phone. Get something
more relaible and predictable.
Reviewed by daniela boneva from uk on 24th Oct
I'm not happy at all. The baterry is dead till the end of the day. I
don't know, I really sorry for that one. I even spoke with Vodafone
with no results. They said, that's normal.
Reviewed by RAMBO from USA on 16th Oct 2005
When I first saw this phone in Malaysia, It was offer to me as Singtel
phone. The guy who offered the phone,said it was new. I try it. In one
week, i gave it back. He told me, that Nokia was thinking of putting
their name on it to help Singtel, but it wouldn't help the phone. That
was two years ago. Now this phone is poping up all over with NOKIA name
on it and is not helping Nokia. If you have this phone GOOD LUCK!! Within
a year, I think you will give it away. SORRY SINGTE!!!!!
Reviewed by Michael from Netherlands on 11th Oct
I had many problems and bugs with this phone when I just bought it.
The screen was turning off suddenly when playing ring tones, or when
I got called. sometimes, accepting calls did reject the call. And sometimes
the phone hang for a few seconds etc. Also the ringing tone was ascending
when you put it on ringinn (and not on ascending). Finally, i found
out that I had an old firmware version 3.24 on it. Press *#0000# and
it should tell you which version you have. So, I went to a nokia service
centre and they upgraded to the last version and now all the above problems
are solved. It is amazing, now I can really enjoy it. BTW, the Ipod
wheel, you get used to it. The predicitve spelling has really improved,
and the wheel makes little clicks. You have to use the voice commands
as much as possible and put the most used numbers with voice tags as
well. You press 'names' or the button on your bluetooth for 3 seconds
and then voice activation starts.
Reviewed by mms cabbage from cabbageville on 26th
There should be more phones like this. This is a phone for calling people
and keeping in your handbag. It is stunning and very easy to use once
you have all your numbers ported over.
Reviewed by 7280 fan from london on 10th Sep 2005
excellent!brilliant!this is the most beautiful phone nokia ever made!!so
trendy and so sexy!!the only problem is that it takes time to write
a message!but i suggest you buy it,fits with anything!!!if you don't
care about mp3 player or a memory card,it's for you!
Reviewed by marie haines from england on 2nd Aug
i had this phone as a gift and i have had continuous problems with it,
it was brand new when i had it, the screen flashes white when you try
and text on it which gives you a permanent headache and sometimes when
you lock the keypad you cant unlock it, it wont even let you turn it
off, i would not recommend this phone to anyone, i have had it repaired
3 times and it has come back with the same problem every time
Reviewed by Jonas from Sweden on 28th Jul 2005
Excellent 2nd phone. Great for nights in night clubs. Will still be
unique in a few years to come.
Reviewed by J@M£$ from M@NCH£$T£R on 27th Jul
This phone is the sexiest phone that has ever been made, it may not
be good for texting but why not phone the person instead, this phone
is a cut above the rest, its fashion in a pocket, thiss phone is the
buisness and if you want your friends to jealous then thiss is the phone
Reviewed by rio from brazil on 19th Jun 2005
nokia what have you done??
Reviewed by applelock58 from uk on 18th Jun 2005
what a bunch off moaners i have been dealing phones for 5 years and
not in one of those years have i seen anything like this its new age
technology to the extreme and i love it yes it has no keypad or no mp3
but who give a monkey because i dont ive had this for 3 months and i
did have a problem with the phone at the start because the little ribbon
that connects the screen have snapped so i took it back and they gave
me another one so what is it with people these days they ask for technology
they give technology and then they dont like it so what i am trying
to say is that you shoud give a second think about this phone because
its amazing and im a expert on mobiles as i worked in germany delivering
nokias phones so please consider it!!
Reviewed by Mr. Cool from some cool place on 13th
This bar-phone totally rocks ... Altho' it has no new features , but
this time Nokia is selling fashion 'n' style . For those who like to
show off , this would be the perfect 1 !!! >.<
Reviewed by Jordan from Uk on 12th Jun 2005
This phone really does have it all, the looks, features, all my mates
at school crowd around asking if they can have a play on it. Everyone
loves it and so do I !
Reviewed by MysTycal from UK on 11th Jun 2005
I have had this phone for an agonising 6 months and have finally persuaded
the contract people to let me change it for a different handset before
the contract ends, YES this phone DOES look good, WOW, how good is that,,,
it is hard to use, tiny screen, no java, and the whole phone keeps freezing,
so i have to turn it off and on 5-6 times a day, just to keep it alive,
Nokia this is the RUNT of your litter and should have died at birth.
Reviewed by Grant from Australia on 25th May 2005
I gt this phone 3 days ago and simply it is useless.It has no keypad
and the screen is really small.and the voice commands screw up because
of background noise. the camera is average but it has a really weird
design. when i first showed it 2 my friends the asked me what that is.
they did not belive me that it was a phone. it has a weird but cool
and sleek design. but the features are awfull. some people might like
this phone but i don't . i am taking it back 2morrow and getting a 6230.
the 6230 actually has buttons.dont buy it it just really stinks
Reviewed by Lien from United States on 21st May
this isn't the best phone...but it's okay ...it looks very nice...and
definitely will get you noticed when you use it...but it looks very
weak...sometimes i have a feeling that mine will fall apart...i've used
it for a month and a half...and i haven't had any big problems with
it...the style is nice...it doesn't have a lot of features...but the
features it does have..work well....and for the person that said this
phone sucks because it doesn't have a keypad...which makes text messaging
hell..well...before you bought the phone..you knew it didn't haev a
keypad...so this shouldn't be a problem to be complained about later..and
...i actually think text messaging using this phone is much easier than
Reviewed by MICHAELA from ENGLAND (middlesbrough) on
16th May 2005
i got this phone @ da weekend n i think its mint! i love i walked in
the shop lookin 4 a samusung came out wiv a sleek lipstick phone! i
think its trendy, no1 as cn alot of these phones! i cnt stop showing
it off!! ive bn robbed wiv my contract but hey no worries! lol...camera
is small but takes excellent pics, u need a lead 2 start working ur
mp3 play but use ur voice recorder instead, thts wot im doin till i
get ma lead! lol i sugguest tht if u want a new phone get this 1 !!!
Reviewed by Sarah from Leicester on 3rd May 2005
Hiya everone, i have a 7280. The good points about this phone is got
a good camera and people look at it and say WOW never seen that phone
before. Great 4 looking good. The bad points about the 7280 is not very
good 4 texting its slower then my other phones but am getting there
with this phone. Lots of luv and kisses ........!
Reviewed by me from you on 2nd May 2005
i got this phone a few weeks a go and i had my doubts about it but now
im totally cool with it and texting has become a lot easier. The camera
is fantastic and all the features are great. Everyone who sees it are
amazed that it is actually a phone and i love how it looks. It's a real
eye catcher and i'm so glad i got it.
Reviewed by Chris from Hong Kong on 1st May 2005
This is a rubbish phone. There is no keypad, which makes texting like
hell. The camera is rubbish,and no java.
Reviewed by chelsea from england on 29th Apr 2005
this nokia phone is a very good piece of hardwear i no as i have used
it it is very technical to the use of having nokeyboard and just using
the joy stickas the key pad
Reviewed by anna! from anna land! on 28th Apr
Well!its weird aint it? but on the hole its an okay fone!I got it last
week and it has crashed once!the screens titchi! i am taking the fone
back in a min and swapping it 4 the o1 x3!mp3 pkayer n stuff!any way....i
wudnt recomend this fone unless all u want 2 do is look at it n sumtimes
Reviewed by lewis from england on 27th Apr 2005
well by the look of the phone i would give it a 5 stars imagine tacking
that into a club getting it out and people saying o wow that phone is
amazing people enving you wanting it looking sleek cool rich and stunning!!!!
well looking at other reviews you either love it or hate it but i think
most people LOVE IT!!!! i do
Reviewed by JAMES from ENGLAND on 25th Apr 2005
IT IS NO GOOD FROM THE DAY IT CAME OUT
Reviewed by Felicia from Malaysia on 22nd Apr
Very Bad because no memory card.
Reviewed by Rach from London on 19th Apr 2005
The prettiest phone I've ever had.. Also the fewest gadgets. Wish it
had email and I could think of a few ways to make the predictive text
work better. Love the camera, and colour resolution and internet.. and
the light effects and sound quality. Get it for looking lovely, dont
get it if you can't live without texting, as it takes for e v a h...
Reviewed by nick from - on 17th Apr 2005
Dont buy this phone it USELES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it breaks down, the
camera is rubbish!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Grant from Scotland on 15th Apr 2005
I dont own the phone i just want to say remember you cant video record
and it has a small screen
Reviewed by shifat from bangladesh on 14th Apr
now this is something you have never seen before.this phone is tricky
wiht similarities to the ipod.if you are looking for functions ths is
not the mob for you.however,if style is what your looking for, you've
found it.lets face it this beauty was made for making a huge first impression
like the 8910i.it is tricky and hell in emergencies, and the screen
is just too small,but if its your image all that matters,just get it.
Reviewed by Ben from Scotland on 7th Apr 2005
This is the best mobile I have seen in while. The mob looks smart and
compact and an overall rating of 5 stars. BUY IT NOW!!!
Reviewed by dandaman from australia on 5th Apr
The nokia 7280 that I bought a few weeks ago was absolutely stupid,
it had mad functions but the camera did not look goog and the internet
on the mobile didnt even working.
Reviewed by Ric from England on 4th Apr 2005
This is nokia jumping on the iPod bandwagon, visually similarly to the
iPod shuffle but unfortunatly that does not make for a good phone. Very
small screen+of poor quality and very difficult to use when drunk and
trying to get numbers off girls you meet when you are both drunk...
cool and a novelty until everyone gets one
Reviewed by clarke from cribb on 1st Apr 2005
this phone is absoulutely brilliant with great looks and outstanding
Reviewed by jayni from england on 31st Mar 2005
usless phone! i advise you not to get it. very tricky and confusing
to handle. not very good for emergencys. also it looks quite tacky.
Reviewed by Mark from England on 26th Mar 2005
It's so good looking and this phone is for people with style,i loving
Reviewed by ChaoticD from Malaysia on 21st Mar
This phone will definitely make heads turn. The first day I brought
it into the office, ALL my colleagues asked "Is that really a phone?
How do you open it? Where's the keypad?" and I had to tutor every one
of them, many times. Personally, I bought this phone because of the
looks. I am fully aware that text messaging would need a little more
effort on this phone and the somewhat limited VGA camera, even before
buying it. My advise is if you're going for looks more than feature
(I tell you, girls drool over this phone), pick this one. If you're
going for feature more than look, than there are other Nokia phones
that excel better. Secondly, my advise is - use this phone as a secondary
phone, probably for casual/party use, never for an office use. Typing
messages can be a hassle. But honestly, you have to admit, it's quite
a gorgeous design, right ?!
Reviewed by kitkat from England on 17th Mar 2005
How do you use this thing. I bought one about a week ago and after having
immense trouble with it eventually took it back to the store. Its very
fiddly and just does not work like a proper phone. Do not get one unless
you have very small fingers!
Reviewed by Pete D from uk on 16th Mar 2005
I wasnt sure when i first started hearing all the hype, but i really
think this phone is fantastic. I find mine so easy to use, even without
the traditional keypad, and even answering a call makes me feel like
a 5 year old seeing Star Wars for the first time. This is an exciting
phone that will have you exploring its features for hours. Personally,
i hope this phone encourages more phone designers to push the boundries
out. Nice one Nokia, and thanks for the pretty lights too.
Reviewed by someone from somewhere on 16th Mar
it dont look gud infact it looks ugly. has no style, big and chunky,
u can get cheaper and better fones than this one. dont buy it.
Reviewed by adelle from n.ireland on 16th Mar
the sleek design has many people bursting to see it. their curiosity
is almost pushed to the max, wanting to know how each feature manages
to operate. the controls itself are quite unexpectantly easy to use
and with minimal buttons it allows you to control and use it much more
effectively. the camera is not as clear as some of the recent models
but i feel that this phone is out on its own and for anyone who wants
style and sophistication this phone is definately a must.