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Nokia 7650 review

 Review: February 2003  
 

Last updated December 2007

Rating: 1 star

In a nutshell: The Nokia 7650 was the original multimedia smartphone, but it's looking very dated now.



 

Summary

With a relatively small display and just 4096 colours, it can't do justice to the imaging features available. The memory is also very poor at just 3.6 Mbytes and cannot be expanded. Finally the weight of the thing is just too much! A great piece of history, and groundbreaking in its time, but not fit for purpose today! RIP Nokia 7650!


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Reviewed by joe from UK on 2nd Mar 2016
such a good phone.
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Reviewed by Ahmed from England on 1st Mar 2016
The Nokia 7650 is one of the best phones ever.
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Reviewed by xy1154 from China on 11th Apr 2012
You shouldn't judge 7650 by today's standards.It was a revolutionary phone 9 years ago.
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Reviewed by Matthew from England on 18th May 2005
My Antie used to have this phone and it is the best ever. The camera is quiet good and the very best thing about it is that the phone has a sliding key pad and a joystick.
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Reviewed by Andrej from Slovenia on 12th May 2005
I too am using this phone for a two years and a half...it was nothing but great! Nowdays there are occasional problems, like the on/off button, but there is no way i'm taking that as a bad thing after the phone was dropped a few times from different altitudes :)...phone of its time! ps: would you really change symbian for some other strange OS?
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Reviewed by Rob from UK on 11th May 2005
I would still have this phone if it didn't fall down the stairs. Great phone, poor memory, intermittant bluetooth If i can get a new screen, this phone will work again. If only it had MMC support, possibilty would be endless
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Reviewed by James from England on 8th May 2005
My uncle had one in 2003 at the time i loved to have a go at it!!! then he gave it to my cusen in late 2003 and it wasnt so good and exiting in early 2004 he was going to sell it i wanted to buy it cus i still owwned a 3310 and my mum wudnt let me cus it woz 2 bulky shes rite so i bought a siemens a60 instead im boered of tht now im gettin a motorola v220 over all nokia 7650's are like an 80's brick
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Reviewed by Ruszu from Romania on 5th May 2005
How can u say something bad about this phone? I just don`t get it! How can u say "this phone is not for use in 2005!it`s damn rubbish!Do not buy!" Of course this phone is over-dated but if u make a objective review bare in mind that this phone was launched in 2003!What did u expect? Technology evolves!Don`t say bad things about NOKIA 7650!How many of you know that this is the all time no1 flawles phone(if you aren`t so unlucky to buy a messed-up second hand one!)!It has an ARM1040 cpu that runs at 104 MHz with series 60 Symbian upgradable software(wich is like the Godfather of all modern Symbian based phones!-and for those of you that don`t kow much obout phones, i`d say that this is like Windows for mobile phones!)It has 4096 color display and low memory.So what did you expect for the first quarter of 2003?Back then i`m sure u didn`t even know what bluetooth is!Sure it`s big but let`s face it it`s the first of Nokia`s Symbian based phones,and evan today Smartphones like this one are just BIG(6600-the best example!So don`t talk about phones if u don`t know much about them and especially MAKE AN OBJECTIVE REVIEW! PS:I still use 7650 and a 6600!7650is by far more stable in intensive Cpu usage!
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Reviewed by Baghail Singh Rathore from India on 28th Apr 2005
In 2003,I was the first person who brought nokia7650,a mobile phone with integrated digital camera in my college & everyone was getting crazy to see it.I never want to get rid of this phone, I love it.Well its so cool..en nice...nokia.
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Reviewed by Rohit Prabhakar Eligeti from India on 22nd Apr 2005
Still even now many people who have no knowledge about Technologies thinks that Nokia 7650 is the latest and new model of Nokia with slider for the first time!...they don't know that it's a very old model! but still they love it more than 6600 or any other mobile companies because of it's design but the features may not suit today's technology but it may well come in useful ways...Actually really i say that the nokia manufacturers really manufactured and engineered 7650 perfectly good than other's and today's nokia smartphones......when after the next model arrives...we treat 7650 an old model...it's not right...I should say that 7650 has the best mobile design and performance ever made from nokia!...Great credits to Nokia...And no wonder Samsung D500 had won the best handset awards 2005...it's almost a copy of 7650....So hope for the best to nokia do make better models in near future...All the best to NOKIA
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Reviewed by Akshay from India on 20th Apr 2005
Oh boy.. This was one phone I loved such a damn lot.. Got to use it for a month or so when I swapped with my friend [yeah he was totally phased out when I told him I wana swap my 6600 with his 7650 for a little while].. If only this damn thing had MMC support I wudve tossed my 6600 away and bought it even today !!
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Reviewed by bob from mongolia on 15th Apr 2005
this was the best fone i ever used, it was great until all these new better smaller phones came out. great phone it was .
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Reviewed by shifat from sharafi on 14th Apr 2005
love at first site great
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Reviewed by Anand Patel from England on 1st Apr 2005
When this phone first came out it was the BEST phone of those ages. Bluetooth (although no one really knew how to use it until some time back), camera and a slick, stylish way of opening caught the technology hearts of many a hundreds of people. Despite all these good points, this phone has a serious let down... THE MEMORY!!! Everything about this phone is good except for the lack of memory.
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Reviewed by Robert from England on 30th Mar 2005
This was an excellent phone in it's day but that was when I bought over two years ago. It did crash sometimes and unfortunately, on mine, switching it on became a real pain so was was only switched off when boarding aeroplanes. The Bluetooth is very restricted in its capabilities although I was aware of this when I bought it. The synch with Outlook was good. After much research, especially on this website, I consider the Motorola V635 to be a successor to the 7650 and a pretty good one at that. Note that it does split the address book into seperate entries on loading from Outlook. Also the context dependent use of the menukey needs to be understood.
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Reviewed by Gabi from Romania on 29th Mar 2005
I have been using my 7650 for over two and a half years now. NEVER HAD A PROBLEM! NEVER! No dropped calls, battery life is excellent (it`s like a week). NEVER CRASHED! and if I come to think of it... i think the last time I turned my phone off was a year ago. It`s been working ever since, no restart, no shutdown. NO PROBLEMS but... but... i never dropped the phone, and i am taking good care of it. You have to learn to respect phones, especially this one. It`s a vet!
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Reviewed by Haribo from England on 24th Mar 2005
Although its collosal I reckon it is a very good buy in the long term.BUY IT!!! Shuga looga ley!!!!
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Reviewed by Natalie from England on 24th Mar 2005
Dont buy this phone if u want people to make fun of you for having a massive phone, the phone is good, has an exellent camera although buttons are quite small! The recorder only records for 1 minute, sometimes you need more than 1 minute! The phones good its just the size!
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Reviewed by T. Watchorn from UK on 14th Mar 2005
This is by far an excellent phone for features but battery life and reliability are its major flaws. Be prepared to charge it almost every day and be prepared to make short phone calls aswell. Mine dies almost instantly after connecting a phone call. I also believe this was love at first txt but I wouldnt recommend unless u like a machine that does nothing but txt and take pictures
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Reviewed by cornelsky from philippines on 6th Mar 2005
the phone that started it mms, nice feel, but its just too jhard to extend it as often for sms, size is too big almost same size of 9500 when extended
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Reviewed by andy from england on 4th Mar 2005
GET USED TO SAYING THESE WORDS: "no officer its not an offencive weapon its a 7650 mobile phone" This is by far the biggest sickest phone in the world. not matter how big ur pockets are it wont fit in them, it ways as much as a tank and is ugly.
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Reviewed by j.clark from NL on 26th Feb 2005
it was love @ 1st sight, that's for sure; but how does love grow old? had a 7110 as my 1st mobile for four yrs (and i can understand, after 2 yrs why the 7650 wasn't the "Matrix Revolution" phone >:) i will not get another 7650, possibly not even a Nokia; PLUS camera & video SW; address book; games; GPRS & WAP; availability of applications for Symbian OS60 (file mgr., task mgr., games); general interface once got used to the idea of it having an operating system (Symbian). MINUS unable to program a phone call in the calendar )can't press DIAL button when the alarm goes off; you have to look up the name in the address book... or type it in :(( ; somewhat unpredictable battery life (depending on used applications); interface with PC sucks (only bluetooth and can't copy everything, only address book/agenda and photos). SHOW STOPPER for use keen to use a head set, that is... the jack for the head set is beside the antenna (design flaw) and the signal out gets SCRAMBLED beyond re cognition; can't use a head set (not even BT, which requires a additional "plug-in... into the same jack >:(" CONCLUSION want a phone that works and offers a few nice feats, & phone is not "mission critical", this is an acceptable choice
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Reviewed by islam from egypt on 24th Feb 2005
low memory only
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Reviewed by Russ from England on 22nd Feb 2005
This phone is good....even though the size isn't appealing....the functions and memory are excellent!
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Reviewed by amy from england on 18th Feb 2005
Horribe!
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Reviewed by Pieter Leyssens from Belgium on 12th Feb 2005
Poor synchronization software Unstable system software and very bad support After 2 crashes within the warranty period (had to bring it in and wait 2 weeks each time), it crashed a 3th time just a week after the warranty period. Requested support via the retailer --> Nogo, they asked 124EUR (160$) for repair (and it was only a software problem) No more Nokia for me...
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Reviewed by Dave from Australia on 1st Feb 2005
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. The problems listed about this phone in various forums are real, and have occurred to me several times. Memory problems, power on/off button, bluetooth connectivity.. I think whilst Nokia had good intentions they failed miserably on this model. Spend your money elsewhere.
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Reviewed by tonichi from philippines on 27th Jan 2005
really great phone! bluetooth, can play true tones, video, shot pics, java o yeah.. two things that isnt good enough display 4096 colors only, low memory handling
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Reviewed by Asim from Pakistan on 18th Jan 2005
I have been using this fone from the last 9 months and i feel that this set is really excellent, nokia have designed this set 3 years back and it is still in such a great demend it contains the features that are now being used by the fone companies. IT can record a movie and can play wav files as well, but the only dropback is the small memory. as compared to 3650 its size is too small. and the features are excellent..! really
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Reviewed by taysha from australia on 15th Jan 2005
rubbish fone..I'LL BURN THEM ALL!!!!! doesnt even tell you when the memory is nearly full & then when it is full the fone decides 2 turn off & decides that it wont turn on again, unless u take it to some really xpensive nokia dealer, who will take it apart & attempt 2 fix it, but also erase all the memory... thats loss of fotos, contacts and any other info u keep on ur fone...& there has been cases similar to this all over the world. just look it up on the internet...
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Reviewed by Alex from The Netherlands on 4th Jan 2005
It's a pretty good telephone: +Large screen +Bluetooth +video and foto camera +voice recorder +conventer +notes +sending e-mail +infrared +handsfree on by pressing a button -impossible to change covers(if it is scrached it is irritating!!!) -swithes off while you have an important call -not enough internal memory -not compettible with navigation software. (I would like to have Samsung SGH-600,it has Bluetooth, videorecorder, digital camera 1.3 mpixels and MP 3 player.
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Reviewed by Andy from UK on 4th Jan 2005
BRILLIANT PHONE BEST NOKIA PHONE EVR MADE BUY IT.
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Reviewed by Frenchie from England on 3rd Jan 2005
I have had the nokai 7650 for about 12 months now i think it is the best phone nokia ever made only its size lets it down i feel that this phone is a must have for everbody. I am now upgrading my phone for a nokia 6230 so if anybody wants a 7650 please call 07854545014.
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Reviewed by Muhammad Ali Butt from Pakistan on 17th Dec 2004
I am using this phone from last six months It is good mobile phone having large display but there is a problem with its battery which realy irritaes when an urgent call is interuptted by the battery failure.
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Reviewed by becks from england on 9th Dec 2004
i had this phone about a year ago it was the best phone i ever had, downloading was easy and fast and you could litterally download anything,camera good i would of kept it if it was not so huge didnt fit into my bag on a nite out!!ring tones good too
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Reviewed by trubes from UK on 3rd Dec 2004
Bought this phone second hand as I wasnt able to afford a flash up to date phone on pay as you go (which is what I wanted as opposed to contract). Has been brilliant so far however I have encountered the same problems with it switching off and of course frustrated at the limited memory. These problems have been few and far between and havent annoyed me. I think its inevitable with the current generation of mobile phones where too many features are crammed in and not enough memory to run them all that these problems occur. Having seen other phones, I still feel the image quality of the screen holds its own even though its an 'old phone'. True, its a little on the big side. Overall, Nokia created a fantastic phone but its definately eclipsed by newer models now. Compared to a friends SPV phone, the Nokia works alot better and has alot less bugs. I just hope the quality of the OS improves in Nokias future phones.
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Reviewed by chrisman from indonesia on 1st Dec 2004
Ive had this phone for about one year now and I can tell you it sucks, too damn large, not ergonomic at all, too heavy and no style. When visiting the freezing mountains it just stopped working while my friends had no problems with the cheaper nokia phones and the large screen takes up too much battery. DO NOT BY THIS PHONE - unless you don't know what to do with your money.
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Reviewed by Zain Imran from pakistan on 18th Nov 2004
it is a great mobile with an excellent camera. when i bought this mobile my mother said that it is great.
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Reviewed by Attie from RSA on 9th Nov 2004
My 2 years on contract is over and for the first time I am not rushing to get a new phone. Apart from replacing the battery a couple of months ago, I had no problems. A bit bulky and heavy, but for the rest, really outstanding.
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Reviewed by Tom from Great Britain on 2nd Nov 2004
This phone has lasted me 18 months, i have finally replaced it with a sony ericsson k700i due to the difference in size, but this and the looks are probably the only thing bad about this phone, the picture quality even 2 years after it came out probably still rivals many of the phones on sale, memory is fairly spacious as well as a videocamera which was a very rare feature for any phone to have in 2002. Batteries can be purchased for about 3 on ebay which would fix most problems to do with battery life and overall one of the best phones i have had.
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Reviewed by MBLASS from UK on 1st Nov 2004
Hi! I think this phone is abosoloutly amazing. I think that the look of it is nice and unique. The interface is nice and user friendly and it even has it's own OS System. The Java and GPRS is very good and handy. Over the GPRS you can download the Video Recorder which is outstanding, you can record up to 30 seconds (according to the lighting). The polyphonic ringtones are lovely and clear, so you can always hear your phone ringing. The games are really good, with nice 4096 colour display graphics. The camera is amazing quality with the Night Mode, for use in Dim light but is not half as effictive as a flash, but still very good. The zoom after you take a photo is outstanding so you can have a full screen photo! You can't normally get that on other phones. You can download a lock, so that you have security over who looks at your images, which is very useful. :D. I don't really mind if people think that the phone is big, because it's smaller than the 3310, for crying out loud!!! I' m very happy with this phone and i'm going to keep hold of it for a long, long time! :D Thankyou!
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Reviewed by Jay Jay from UK on 1st Nov 2004
Do NOT get this fone... that is all
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Reviewed by Simo from Aus on 31st Oct 2004
Pretty good phone. The battery life is decent, and the camera quality is above average as well. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a phone that's reliable and unique. Only thing is that it takes a while to turn on, but it's an excellent phone.
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Reviewed by Khurram Zeshan from Pakistan on 31st Oct 2004
Nokia 7650 is good but not excellent.Because there is no password protection of the menu items and photo ....It means that no secure way to hide your files of different types.It also has no surplus memory or memory slot.....But except that it is good because of its Digital Camera.
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Reviewed by caoimhin from ireland on 26th Oct 2004
Great phone when originally launched but now not so hot. Was great initially e.g. great picture quality but as time went by things went pear shaped. On mine the on/off switch packed in twice and the battery life decreased rapidly.
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Reviewed by botongski from phil on 16th Oct 2004
guys,the fone p me off..at first you will see nice things on ur fone..good images.good memory.nice recording..but soon as your fone reaches to a almost full memory..the fone itself has its like a self-destruction..i dunno y..but im sure that the memory is still enough to do its operation..ive search some topics some about this error messages like memory full, msg error, and lastly contact the retailer..so im going to the repairshop and its something about the firmware of the fone.. the fone memory is not expandable.. but the outside view of the fone tdoes not annoys me.. just the software of the fone..o try other brands of fone.. and look closely to its specs.. i hve nothing to do with it but to bring it to repair..o
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Reviewed by James from England on 14th Oct 2004
I got this phone when it first came out as I saw it advertised on the Nokia website and fell it love with it. When I finally got it, I played with it for hours; it has been a trusty little phone. I have never had any problem with it. Unfortunately the love affair came to an end when it was stolen. I now have a Sony Ericsson T630 which is a good little phone in its own right, but I do highly recommend the Nokia 7650.
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Reviewed by Milo202 from England on 25th Sep 2004
This phone is absoloutley brilliant! Just look at it, and the features are just *EXCELLENT*. For all you people who are moaning and complaining about the battery, for me it lasts for atleast 3 days! The camera photo quality is fantastic! Cya
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Reviewed by max from germany on 22nd Sep 2004
this phone from nokia is really very good i have using it for 1 year no problems it has all the things to work with and with a good memory only 2 mb less then 6600 so why should i go for it ring tunes are also nice mostly dO-mI-sO, foxy and message. only lack is radio function.its better then motorola e365 even its a newer model from motorola
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Reviewed by Emma from UK on 1st Sep 2004
Wish i never got it, had nothing but problems from day 1!! Battery life is really poor, and i find it doesnt ring very loud on the highest setting compared with other fones on the market. Ive often missed fone calls because of it.Size is a problem, couldnt get used to it at 1st, takes up quite a bit of space in my bag on a nite out or in jeans pocket.This fone cannot withstand hard use and knocks etc.Dropped mine a couple of times whilst on a nite out and the front of the cover fell off.As ppl have said the buttons on the side wear away easily.The only good point about this fone is the picture quality, best ive saw on a fone! I wouldnt recomend buying this fone.
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Reviewed by ben from wales on 12th Aug 2004
this phone is a excellent phone many modes and a gr8 camera it is verry reliable and looks stylish 2 !!! it has alot of memory and hardly ever rubns out just sometimes you might overfil it and then you are done 4 overall brilliant phone
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Reviewed by inabowa benson from nigeria on 4th Aug 2004
NOKIA 7650, I bought this phone about a year ago,quite useful as a personal organiser,infact i strongly recommends this phone to those who cherish style,reliability and durability.
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Reviewed by Ausy from Pakistan on 27th Jul 2004
good camera n nice picture quality...........
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Reviewed by Gordon from Geneva Switzerland on 16th Jul 2004
I wish ! I wish ! Nokia would bring out the same phone but half the size ,with the 7650 they made the world best phone with reliable remarkable workmanship ! COULD NOKIA DO IT AGAIN ? with more memory etc I used this wonderfull phone for years ,but by todays standards it is considerd BIG ah ! those were the days when phones should be heard and not seen ,seems NOW phones must be seen and not heard
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Reviewed by Ben from England on 14th Jul 2004
I bought this phone from eBay, when i first got it every time i closed it, it would loose signal and say that the sim card was taken out, i sent it to maldon and got it fixed but then when i turned it off it wouldn't turn back on, i got it fixed once more and now it often locks up and the screen fails to display anything apart for some multi-coloured lines. I can't bear it, i prfer my old nokia 3310 to this! Other than that the camera quality is excellent but the memory is poor, at the moment i only have 5 pictures on it that come up to 100 kb when you add them together but on my memory manager it says that the pictures are taking up 1700 kb! I am planning to get a nokia 6630 though now.
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Reviewed by Giles from England on 1st Jul 2004
It is an extremly good phone with many good points. Good points: Easy to use, big clear screen, high quality camera, fairly large memory space. Overall quite sturdy and will withstand hard use, knocks etc. Bad points: The on/off button wears out quite quickly, as does the little rubber menu button. Is a bit big.
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Reviewed by star from uk on 30th May 2004
dis fone is heavy, man dem dont normally write about how u can get da mp3 player nand video rcorder, or even da goboy or sega emulator.so i say dis fone is bad!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Wil Drinan from UK on 20th May 2004
The on/off button is a nightmare. It becomes progressively more difficult to switch the phone on. I am on my second phone now and the service I have received from the Link and their insurers has been diabolical. They are now trying to say it is water damaged and charge me a fee for a replacement. The problem has been the same with both phones:eventually you can't switch them on. Has anyone else had this experience with this phone and this company?
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Reviewed by Akshay from India on 5th May 2004
hey get this champ back into the market goddammit......i'd luv this thing over the 3650 any day of the week and it's the only thing that can possibly fit my budget (though it'll take some effort to slip into my pocket)......damn !
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Reviewed by Richard Wilson from England (walsall) on 20th Apr 2004
I swapped this fone with a mate and i had it literaly a day, when it turned off for no reason with 4 battery bars, it came on again but it took a while, when i looked at the battery bar it had one cell !, when the battery finally ran out it refused to charge !, i took it to a fone dealer, and he told me i needed to pay 25 to have the on/off button fixed ! i would never buy a nother nokia again ever, do not buy this fone
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Reviewed by lil thing from britain on 17th Apr 2004
this phone is massive and outdated! the battery doesn't last longer than 3 hours and after not even 1 year of use it is fallin to pieces!! camera is good but too embarassed too take pictures because of the size!!! does hold a lot of memory though more ideal for the workman type not trying too be stylish type!!!!
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Reviewed by irteza from pakistan on 5th Apr 2004
this is best mobile phone ive ever seen it before.you can share ur office work with your office mates you can download java applications like games ,ringtones ,graphics this mobile is no more avilable but i say that NOKIA hav to give that mobile to the coustumer beacuse it is a good looking mobile phonei think that the every body wants this i also want this mobile back in market
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Reviewed by SezzB from UK on 3rd Apr 2004
I can't wait to get rid of this monster of a phone I too have suffered practically all of the problems that have been mentioned here. Currently it's refusing to charge, when it does it holds it for about 6 hours and the switches off. Oh and the memory, no matter what i delete it's still screaming at me to delete more data as the memory is nearly full... I'm off to buy a 2nd hand phone as soon as I'm done here... LOL!!!
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Reviewed by jonathan from Thailand on 25th Mar 2004
I live in Thailand, land of the trade it in before it's old at two months mentality. These things are cheap here so I bought one. I'm impressed. The extra size is okay 'cause the big screen comes with it. I read a lot of reviews on this phone. Many are comparing it to the T-68i, I'll never know why. Got three T-68s, love em but don't do what the big guy does. I'm old so I like all the light and detail the screen offers. I read a review on mobileburn where the author says: blah blah, and most of all, it's a great telephone. It is just that and that's what I use it for. Best 150usd I ever spent.
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Reviewed by Michael Jones from U.K on 18th Mar 2004
This Phone is the best one I own, Excellent Camera, Excellent sized screen, very easy to use, clear ond loud handsfree speaker, excellent internal speaker, good memory capacity, good games and as for the size, it's way smaller than the bricks that were around in the 80s + far more technology and I buy for the quality of the internals not the externals, the calendar and To Do list is excellent, I would be lost without it. Excellent Phone and i can't say a bad thing against it. Mike J.
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Reviewed by SARA from ENGLAND on 8th Mar 2004
I LOVE MY PHONE AND WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT IT! NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT. CAMERA IS EXCELLENT - PRINTS COME OUT TO PROFESSIONAL STANDARD. I CANT DEAL WITH THE REALLY SMALL PHONES AND FIND THIS ONE TO BE JUST RIGHT. READING THE REVIEWS SOME FIND THE BATTERY LIFE TOO SHORT - HAVEN'T HAD THAT PROBLEM MYSELF. COMPARED TO LOTS OF OTHERS THAT ARE ON THE MARKET THE NOKIA 7650 IS WELL MADE, EASY TO USE, RELIABLE AND MY FRIEND!! - ITS ALWAYS READY FOR ACTION WHEN I NEED IT!!
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Reviewed by dan from philippines on 6th Mar 2004
This mobile phone does pack a lot in terms of features, but what I don't like is the relatively short battery life and especially the memory capacity. I wonder why the memory counter (in the App.manager found in TOOLS) fails to update itself thoroughly although you have deleted entries in contacts and calendar, sent and received SMS messages, photos in images, and cleared the log? It was as if the phone uses up memory both in storing and deleting entries. Does this phone have a recycle bin or something?
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Reviewed by Brad from UK on 6th Mar 2004
This phone is big and bold. The 7650 is hard to get round and couldnt find the ringtones for about a week until I looked inside the manual. The menu button is confusing however the function of recording your own songs to use as ringtones is a great add on. Nevertheless, its camera functions are some of the best quality I've seen, and the screen is big enough for my Grandad to see! This is one of the better phones Ive had for features wise (And I've been through over 10 phones in the last 6 months). Im only 14 and as a teenager I find it confusing, big, but very compact. It has everything you could possibly want in a phone. Its a shame its not smaller. Overal, I would still recommend it to more of an adult worker for its calendar functions GPRS, WAP etc. It stores everything you could want in a PHONE! EXCELLENT
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Reviewed by viki from UK on 8th Mar 2004
this fone is absolute c**p!! DONT BUY IT. its huge, heavy n doesnt turn on easily. if youre thinkin of buying one then take my advice and dnt, ull regret it, trust! You cant just take it anywhere with you as it is so big and may not fit into the pocket or whatever of what you are wearing. Get something else instead!!!
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Reviewed by SCOTT from N.IRELAND on 6th Mar 2004
I THINK THIS PHONE IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Ehris from England on 4th Mar 2004
ALthough this phone is growing a bit old now, i still think it very good! Ive had mine for around a year now but now im going to get a nokia 6220 mainly because of the size difference! The size of this phone is pretty bad and it doesnt look to good anymore due to the countless better looking camera phones now available on the market. You cant fault the picture or screen quality, i havnt seen a better screen for ages. Also the bluetooth is great. And the build quality is amazing compared to sony erricsons imparticular. However there are some really stupid faults such as the weird battery that magicals switches itself of with two bars left! and the inability to sent ringtones. if you can get your hads on one of these im sure you will be happy
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Reviewed by len dee from south africa on 3rd Mar 2004
has anyone tried to set the alarm at month end WITHOUTA 24 HOUR ERROR... At say 10:00 pm I set the alarm for 06:00 the next day... I gat the correct delay (6 hours) BUT IF THIS IS SET AT THE END OF THE MONTH, THE ALARM ONLY TRIGGERS ONE DAY LATER. This is an unacceptable software error and has proved to be costly for me in missing appointments etc.. Also the "HANDS FREE SOUND" is pathetic... I give this phone a -10 and will NEVER choose another Nokia
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Reviewed by Yves from Belgium on 25th Feb 2004
Ive had this phone for about one year now and I can tell you it sucks, too damn large, not ergonomic at all, too heavy and no style. When visiting the freezing mountains it just stopped working while my friends had no problems with the cheaper nokia phones and the large screen takes up too much battery. DO NOT BY THIS PHONE - unless you don't know what to do with your money.
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Reviewed by Michael from Australia on 3rd Feb 2004
Fantastic Phone, Excellent Display, Best Phone I've Owned and I've had heaps, For Features and Price I Highly Recommend the 7650
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Reviewed by ben deakin from england on 1st Feb 2004
i have only had this fone about 1month but its the best fone i have ever had. the camera is superb and quality of the fone is brilliant. anyone who says it is unstable and soft they are wrong as it can stand drops from distances. although i am having trouble on how to activate the video recorder and t.v. remote. if anyone has any info on how to do this can you contact me on mark.katy@btopenworld.com. much appreciated. vuy this fone as soon as possible, i got mine from ebay for 80! theyre going cheap.....
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Reviewed by JET from UK on 30th Jan 2004
I have had this phone for a year and have been more than happy to keep it another year if the 6600 hadn't arrived on the scene. The only gripe is that it's only bluetooth compatible for date which since the legislation regarding handsfree use in cars has made my decision for me. That apart an excellent phone.
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Reviewed by Adam Isaacs from England on 6th Jan 2004
Well, basically this fone is my best friend and i would be lost without it. With the bluetooth link software such as the video recorder, tv remote and many games can be added to your fone. This fone is classy and has many amazin features like the big screen and the good camera. Ignore people when they say it is a brick, it is not big at all! Any faults, well the battery life is very short and as you cannot change covers, if you scratch it, that's it. Overall, a very good fone that i would recoment every time.
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Reviewed by David from UK on 28th Dec 2003
This phone is advertised and sold as having Bluetooth, however it can't connect to a Bluetooth vehicle hands free unit. A MAJOR flaw in an otherwise good phone. Nokia have kept very quiet about this fault.
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Reviewed by Nickey from - on 22nd Dec 2003
Well, In my opinion, it's really a best friend with a lot of best games (of course u have to download) such as B-man, Moto GP, SkateBoardX, Prince, Lines, SiberianJ, Kamasutra . Wow , with Spy, voyeur's very easy . Eticamcorder enables you to turn it into an unlimited video recorder. If you lost your home's application's remote, it will become .. such as TV remote or others. Yeah, i can check my website with Doris Browser. One thing i don't like: its battery's life is too short, it doesn't even have FM radio application, unable to upgrade memory. Last, Althought its sound's good but can't not be compared with SAMSUNG's model.
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Reviewed by jim from england on 12th Dec 2003
i had one of the first, its to large, the screen is very easy to scrape, its not a good design, as always with the first in anything others will improve and so they have this phone is now for the bin
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Reviewed by Camille from United Arab Emirates on 23rd Nov 2003
After several months of the software crashing and getting regularly 3 different errors while using it, I had finally gotten the Software version upgraded and that took care of the crashes.... then to my surprise, while getting the phone out of my warm pocket into a cold theater room, the LCD screen simply cracked in half. I thought the 7650 was a very rigid phone but never imagined it will crack on the first temperature shock.
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Reviewed by Papa from UK on 17th Nov 2003
If you are ok with the size and the fact that the battery last only 3 days on a good day (after being switched off at night) you will have an excellent phone. This phone has a unbelievable number of features, video, pictures, email, gprs, mms, java games, loads...one of the best. I have had it a year and there are no phones that come close (apart from the 3650/3660 and 6650). You can even stream video on to it through the gprs, which I have done... Got the cash? Dont mind about the size but love loads of features? Buy it... (gave it only 4 stars because battery is a little annoying - and yes for some reason if you turn it off and then turn it back on you do seem to loose a large percentage (10/15%)of the juice)
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Reviewed by Francesco from England on 3rd Nov 2003
I'll make this quick!!! This phone has extraordinarily good features but. . . . its the most unpractical phone in the world. I was lucky cos i bought this fone from a friend for only 80. With the fone i got 8 java games, a really good application which allows video playback and LOADS of ringtones. However, the battery life is sooo unbelievably short!! This is cos the screen is soo fat the battery life is drained and also, whenever you turn the fone off and switch it back on the battery lufe is drained by about 25%. The pictur and feature quality overall is rele good but if you wana get a practical and swanky fone your probably better off with a 7250i or even better a sharp gx10i which is my personal favourite!!
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Reviewed by OSKI from United Kingdom on 29th Oct 2003
Oh cummon ppl.... Lookin down this list there r quite a few complaints. Take into consideration that you can play 3D games, you can Video Record, use GPS, and the amount of memory.... All facts considering, it's a lot more robust and smaller then taking your PC out. The last phone of comparison (well to me) was the Nokia 9110. Now that was breakable.... a dam site lot bigger.... and not as good, and the latest 1, the 9210.... Well I think as the 7*** are mid-range it does VERY well as an all rounder! It's a useable phone, not a posing phone... Not 1 for the hardcore crew in the yellow trackies either, as I could forsee a few problems stompin with that weight in your pocket! I think it's brill! (Jus get a cheap 3310 4 pi?s ups n ur rite!)
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Reviewed by TT from UK on 27th Oct 2003
Wow! This must be the best phone ever.. Apart from the big problem of the phone being a HUGE BRICK you can't fault the total quality of the phone.. Sounds and Colours.. Had to downgrade to the T720 as I realised I needed a phone to just chat and text and one that fitted in my back jean bum pocket.. Had some laughs by recording some telephone converations and taking some wierd pics! Enjoy..
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Reviewed by Lisa from UK on 19th Oct 2003
The Nokia 7650 is a very good phone in itself, but I seem to be one of those who has been plagued by problems. I bought the phone on the 31st December last year, it is now the 19th October and I am on my 5th handset, about to phone Orange again to see if they'll waive my upgrade fee so I can get a phone that works. It refuses to charge, I have had 3 handsets in the last 3 weeks! It also strikes me as strange that if its so fantastic, why is it no longer available?
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Reviewed by andy williams from england on 3rd Oct 2003
its a ok fone but needs to be sorted out cus it just turns itself off and is really annoying. and slows down alot. could also do with being bit smaller and lighter its like a brick in your pocket.
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Reviewed by NTRGZ from Philippines on 29th Sep 2003
Whoever said that this phone is fragile must be kidding. I once slipped on a curb during a rainshower and fell hard while holding on to my 7650. The full impact of my fall was on the 7650 as I tried to break my fall on the hand that held the 7650. The face of 7650 hit the pavement and to my great surprise, it did not even suffer a scratch. I weigh 176 lbs. I think the 7650 which I've had for almost a year now is excellent. The only thing missing is a tri-band which I need when I travel to the United States as the system their is not supported by the 7650. I have a Nokia 6310i for this purpose but I will trade if for a Nokia 3100 which has tri-band and keep my 7650 for my regular use which is like a PDA too.
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Reviewed by Shiraz from South Africa on 23rd Sep 2003
An Excellent phone. I owned quite a few phones and the 7650 is the best!!!! My wife recently got the 7250i and it cannot compare... it might have a few extra features but when it comes to the camera and pics 7650 wins hands down. Also it allows transferring of pics etc via infra red... which the 7250i does not... which means it is also more cost effective. I will not swop it for anything for a WHILE TO COME.
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Reviewed by Sunil from England on 18th Sep 2003
This phone is .... AMAZING. What more can i say, the phone has the best technology i have seen, when it comes to features and functions, it clearly outpaces the samsung v200, the 7250i and many other phones. On all phones the camera after a few weeks becomes a novelty which quickly wears off, the design of the phone is excellent, apart from it being a bit on the big-side. I have read that some ringtones are quiet, but that might be the particular ringtone, as more traditional ringtones are alot louder. The screen on this phone beats other phones hands-down, and the overall design and intereactivity beats many others. I have used other phones such as 7210's, v200's, gx-10's, sl55's, 3510i's, and been lucky to use the new samsung p400 for a week end. And although, the 7650 is on the large side, its still alot better than the other phones, and in my opinion any person who wants to run appz on their phones, BUY THIS ONE ! the value of places such as ebay are alot cheaper than shop prices, i picked up mine for 120. p.s. if you want your phone remote unlocked, please e-mail me real_deal_paji@hotmail.com
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Reviewed by nel from philippines on 18th Sep 2003
it used to be my dream -come - true mobilephone. it was almost perfect.... except that it was not memory - upgradable and was quite bulky. now i've switched to sony ericsson t610. similar features such as 7650 but more compact. the problem wiht the t610 is its 2mb memory capacity. but that's another story...
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Reviewed by Amor from Spain on 15th Sep 2003
Yes, the model its not recent,but still is good for business and FUN. The price is also nice when you consider new models (Samsung, Sharp, Panasonic,...).
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Reviewed by Joe from UK on 14th Sep 2003
I persuaded my mum to buy me a new phone (I didnt really need to because I alreday had a 7210!) and I was considering a 7250i. When I got to the shop I saw a leaflet about camera phones, I flicked through until I found the 7650. It looked much more advanced than the 7250i (even though it came out quite a while ago). I asked the person at the till what was better, he said the 7650 had better polyphonic ringtones, screen quality and camera quality. So I went with the 7650. I've constantly been going through the features ever since it had finished charging for 12 hours. The only problem I found was in the ringtone editor (some times an error message comes up). The wap browsing is much better on a bigger screen. The symbianOS interface is really easy to use! Overall, an excellent phone!
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Reviewed by chloe from america on 11th Sep 2003
this phone is s**t phone i have had it for 1 month now.DO NOT BUY IT IT'S A C**P PHONE if you do wasted your money spend it on a desent phone like the 7250i now that is a 10/10 phone pull it together nokia :(
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Reviewed by Paulo from Portugal on 30th Aug 2003
***** Best value price and quality when you consider to buy a phone with a camera. All the others just Win in style!
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Reviewed by Petter E. from Sweden on 14th Aug 2003
This phone is an amazing electronical device, made to be a wonderphone, full of technology. If you ever consider buying it, don't. The volume in is remarkeble low, making it hard to hear in city noice. And its remarkeble fragile, making extremely easy to break. I have one and the screen has broken twice. A screen repair in Sweden costs around 180 Euro, making it expensive as hell if you break it. And it's pretty easy to! But if you are a buisnessman you might like the maps you can download,the internet operative system Opera you can use on it, the advanced calender system and much more. But it's fragile, very very fragile, consider that if you having thoughts to buy this phone...
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Reviewed by The God from England on 29th Jul 2003
This mobile is a good mobile for bussiness. i have had a few problems with the phone. the first problem i had is that it freezes for 5 mins and starts to work again. the other problem is that it freezes and goes off.
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Reviewed by James Nichols from Spain on 23rd Jul 2003
Having had many mobiles in the past I have to praise the 7650, the camera quality is great compaired to other phones. the built in software is great, the battery life is not to good, i have also had problems with the phone locking up for no reason..? over all, a little on the large size, great features, In my opinion one of the best phones out there.,..
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Reviewed by Stuart Mrch-Kerrison from Norway on 30th Jun 2003
The best phone I have ever had! Brilliant to use out of the box, but also upgradable due to masses of third party software which is available. My "other" phone is a Nokia 6310i but I never even turn that on anymore! - Compared to my 7650, the 6310i is "just a phone." The only drawback with the 7650 is lousy battery life, but then with so many features to run and such a brilliant, large full colour screen, I can almost forgive it for that. Buy it - You'll love it!
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Reviewed by neil from UK on 22nd May 2003
Had my 7650 for 3 months now, it's had a good run of testing. It's so far had a fair to middling life, neither being cosseted nor seriously abused. I've found it pretty excellent overall. I like the fact that the integrated camera lens is protected by the rigid plastic cover when not in use. The picture quality, whilst not superb, is perfectly reasonable for day to day use - main downsides would be slight blurring toward the edges of the image, and not exceptional low-light capability (although there is a low-light option, which however needs the phone to be held perfectly still using a prop like a wall). These aren't really criticisms though, just mild gripes. navigation round the symbian operating system is lovely, really easy after a little practise, and it seems to have a pretty big memory for received texts. The most major annoyance I've found (mine's on the orange network) is that you have to take the phone out of its leather case and open the keypad if you want to delete voicemails - this can be set up via the joystick to avoid having to do this if you want, but even doing it that way is a bit tricky. I have experienced the odd software lock up, as others have noted, so far always clearable by a power cycle, but it hasn't yet become anything like a major problem. All in all I'm a happy customer & I'd happily recommend this phone.
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