Before you read this post, I want to apologize for making myself 24 hours older. My birthday is actually tomorrow, on the 23rd. I had completely messed up my dates and was living one day ahead. I woke up this morning thinking it’s my birthday until my mum told me to look at the calendar again. But thanks anyway, for all your wishes.
So here goes..
Let’s not get excited. There is nothing N-series about the Chinese Nokia except perhaps, the look. Many people have told me what a great phone I have and I just smile and say thanks. No need correcting them it’s Chinese. It’s definitely lighter than the real Nokia so do not be fooled.
Here is a personal review of its features:
Bogus Touch Screen
To begin with, it was never accurate, not even with the stylus. No the right side is touch-resistant. Anyway, am not such a fun of poking around with the stylus so I can let this go.
My previous phone (Motorola W220, God bless it) could last up to a week without recharching. This one lasts a maximum of 3 days. And the brand name on the battery? You guessed it: NOKLA
The Volume Controls
Am talking about those shortcut keys on the side. They control the audio/video volumes as well as incall volume. I discovered they were not working when I realized it was the only place you could control the volume from. The other way is via the touch-screen, which is paralyzed on the right side.
This is one area that makes me go urrrgh! I can’t ues any cable that fits into the USB, not even for charging. With my Moto phone, I could even use Nokia earphones. I lose my data cable/USB charger and am screwed.
I’ve just explained the phone’s incompatibility. One day, I was listening to music, when the phone fell and something snapped with the earphones. So now am stuck with a good collection of music and lullabies (blues for bedtime) that I can’t listen to. Am still searching for earphones that will work..but am not that hopeful. Now I guess I may have to get that i-pod after all. I must admit the phone had a good audio player though. You might have thought you are listening to good quality speakers
Nothing to write home about, just the usual GPRS. I can ‘facebook’ really well coz of the wide screen. I can read blogs but I can’t leave comments. I can’t view u-tube videos as the real N95 could.
This is just about the only thing I love about this phone. It has a Karl Zeuss lens( am assured it’s best) with 2.9 something MegaPixel(that’s what it’s written) but am satisfied with the quality of the photos. Besides, the big screen lends viewing of the photos enjoyable. However, night photos are totally unclear.
Dual SIM Support
Well, with me still stuck in Safaricom and still wanting to move to Zain which is the cheapest so far..do I have to explain this? How many of you walk with multiple SIM cards?
Other features include the usual calculators, converters, To Do Lists, world clock, calendar, stopwatch, even an e-book reader (which can’t read books in PDF so am wondering which format?), Power saving profile, audio, video, FM radio, even a TORCH. It also comes with a 256MB memory card.
Of course it has Bluetooth. Which has its own problems too. I can send stuff but whenever I receive anything, it is stored in such a format that I cannot view/play it, if it is an image or a song. So I rely on the data cable to transfer stuff to my phone from the computer..including viruses, naturally.
No Support for Java Applications
Or any other applications for that matter. I can download games, opera mini, but I can’t play or install them. That’s probably why am not worried about viruses. They may be stored, but they just can’t be executed.
I think that’s about it. Stay away from Chinese stuff, as Nzembi said.
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