Pros Camera works awesome! Night Mode is a definate pluse! Battery life lasts forever!
Cons Cannot assign a different ringer per person -- only per Group (5 Groups allowed).
Summary This phone is so much fun. Definatly not for the business type. Blinking lights are very unique, no one has even tried that yet. Ringers/Vibrations/Lighs all collaberate together for quite the show. Will impress all of your friends. People kept saying that the 'select' button was hard to figure out, quite frankly i have had no problems, and neither has anyone else that i have let use my phone (you just press down - not very hard). Camera is awesome! Great Pictures. There is even a night mode and a self portrit mode that the lights will go from red to green once the picture is going to take. You can add clip art to your pics too. Oh and you can also do video clips with sound! All in all-- I give this phone a 10. Its so fun, light weight....plus nokias never die, they just keep going and going and going... .....
Pros Cnet should have rated this phone higher. GPRS and EDGE capable XHTML browser. WAP 2.0. IM capable very easy. Voice dialing and voice commands. Use phone as modem with data cable. Nice feel. The size and shape are very good. It's near a 6610 in displaceme
Cons These are just small things I've notice you may want to know. If your used to your Nokia having a radio, you'll need to buy a separate (with radio built into the headset) headset. Early releases have firmware issue. The phone is not made to support e-mail
"Horrible!!"on by jrcs20021
Pros Good Battery Life
Cons Everything Else
Summary Have had this phone for about 5 months now and I have to say this is the worst cell phone I have ever owned. Other than having good battery life everything else is horrid.
The sound quality is the worst I've ever heard, I can hardly hear anyone who I call or who calls me, the only way I can remotely hear a call is to use the headset.
The reception, or should I say lack of is terrible. The phone can be sitting in one spot and you can watch it drop almost all signal bars, when on a call it will either drop or just scramble the other parties voice since it's down to one bar if your lucky.
The scroll button does not work right, takes several tries to get the right option.
The camera is of the lowest quality I've seen in a cell phone.
This is a cheap phone, but stay away, save till you can afford a better phone. Nokia has really gone down hill with this one.
"Nokia 3220 should be offered by all cell phone service providers and not discontinue it."on by harlan582
Pros rugged, doesn't break easy when dropped, flashing lights, speaker phone, not difficult to use, key guard
Cons the speaker phone is sufficent but louder is always better
Summary If I was a cell phone service provider this would be my free offered phone with the service contract. Why? Because I know it would not break easy and provide reliable ser.to my new customer who I want to keep a long time. I bought out of a contract because the provider said it didn't have a speaker phone replacement. I knew CT was passing a no cell phone use while driving law. I went online and got two free 3220's with one year contract (family plan). I didn't need two phones. But with a spare phone I didn't need to pay an additional fee for a replacement. I didn't know it then but I had the most durable phone on the market. Plus it flashes brightly if you want. My Dad never had a cell phone. This cell phone would have been perfect because his hearing was very impaired the last ten years of his life. After 2 1/2 years I finally dropped my 3220 on end and it still works but not reliably. So I took the spare out of the cabinet and started using it. Now I'm looking for a good deal on another 3220 backup phone. The 3320 has rubber bumpers on the sides which the lights flash through. I suspect those rubber bumpers and the superior construction of the 3220 is why it didn't break when I've dropped it at least 100 plus times on the sidewalk outside work and at home. I just want a phone to make calls with. NO games,no photos, no messages, none of those adolescent features. I never use the camera on the 3220. I do not wish to pay any additional fees for those features. I have a digital camera and computer. I don't need it in a phone. The 3220 does what T###X watch claimed to do years ago. Takes a beating and keeps on working ( not ticking). I highly recommend the Nokia 3220.
"So far so good"on by bui713
Pros flexibile on customization
Cons speaker phone volume not loud enough
Summary i've had quite a few cell phones in my time, and this one is great for what i paid. it was a free upgrade through t-mobile, so no complaints there. when comparing to the other free phones, this one seemed the most robust, most compact, and most feature packed. the motorola v188 seemed like it would break on me if i stared at it too long. the nokia 6010 model was a bit on the large side. i didn't get the samsung flip phones because i've had bad luck with samsung flips. their screens usually would go out on me, requiring a power off-power on cycle.
this nokia reminds me of the 8290 i had back a long time ago. the buttons are a tad on the small side, but the phone itself is bulletproof (so far). reception is great, although i noticed that it sometimes would drop its signal strength from 3 or 4 bars down to 1 for no apparent reason. it hasn't affected call quality at all. the handset speaker is great, although at its highest setting, there is a high pitched whistle. i put the handset volume on 3 and turn on automatic volume control. it's worked beautifully. the people i talk to notice an improvement in voice quality as compared to my old samsung that this phone replaced.
the speakerphone's external volume is really low. even at the max setting, with any type of background noise, the speaker is overwhelmed. in a quiet room, however, the speakerphone works well. i'm going to try the speakerphone setting in the car to see if it works. the microphone pics up just fine, but that tiny little speaker for the speakerphone diminishes any praise for the speakerphone function.
the camera does a good job if you're just using its images as wallpapers or photo caller ID. what shows on the screen is very sharp. however, emailing the pics reveals the lackluster quality of the camera. i don't and won't ever expect a cameraphone to capture decent images. it's a phone, after all. not a big deal in my book.
there's been a lot of complaints about the center button. this is probably the biggest drawback to the phone. every few times, i'll end up toggling the switch instead of executing a command. it's more of an annoyance than anything, though.
i really like how customizable the phone is. i deleted all the themes and tones and ringtones that came with the phone because they were all annoying. actually, i kept the rooster and the fire alarm because they make good alarm clock tones. i now have over 2mb of storage space for various things like new ringtones i can create using the voice recorder or new wallpapers i can create using the camera function. and those silly lights have been turned off as well. battery life has exceeded my expectations. i was on the phone for a total of 3.5 hours yesterday and the power meter still had one bar left. pretty impressive.
since i've only just gotten this phone, i'll be updating as needed. but so far, i'm very glad i got this phone. no flip to break, no slide to loosen... just a solid sturdy phone with a few features above and beyond the standard call maker. oh yeah, and it does make calls very well.