Pros Goes with my fur coat and cowboy boots
Cons Doesn't go with my gimp suit
Summary This phone is so HOT! Emailing is tough with the no-keypad thing, and come to think of it so is calling people, but who cares? I don't need to communicate with anyone... when I look like this, they can call ME. I like to look at myself talking on this phone in the rearview mirror while I'm driving.
Pros small, fashionable,user friendly
Cons internal battery
Summary I love this phone I had the 7280 for 2 years bought two and now this one I use it everyday with the ability to hit the button on my bluetooth dialing is a breeze the only drawback for me is the battery is internal and no one locally changes them or sells them other than that I would buy another one
Pros voice calling,small, cool looking, who would guess it's a phone, great job Nokia!
Cons perhaps texting, downloading photos, nonremoveable battery
Summary I read a lot of reviews out there on this phone before I bought it. Most of the reviews were from Europe. This phone is working great. I use Cingular in Colorado. The voice commands are awesome, it is basically 1 touch calling after you set it all up. I usually only call 2-3 numbers on a regular basis, so dialing from the wheel is a rarity for me. Reception is clear. I don't text, so that is not an issue for me, but it does do a good job prediciting the next letter.
I love that it does not look like a phone. I work in a hospital and different departments call while I am in patients room. It is nice to glance at the phone and excuse myself if needed. Patients and families do not know if it is a phone or a medical device! I work in a newer hospital and cell phones are not prohibited.
I was worried about the 1900 GSM fequency, but that does not seem to be a problem. I have kept my other nokia candy bar phone as my back up while traveling (for the 850 GSM). I just pop in the SIM card and away you go.
I have not tried the camera, but it seems easy enough to do. The radio works fine. I use this phone as a phone, not with all the other toys, and for that it is great.
The battery life was a concern, but so far it is holding up well. I switched the "lights" to off, and that saves power. I also use the key lock so it doesn't come on standby in my pocket or purse until I use it. That helps on the battery power too.
It has all the user friendly Nokia menu screens, so navigating with the spinner is a breeze. It really only took maybe 5 minutes to get use to the buttons and the rest was like riding a bike for all of us Nokia users.
Thanks Nokia for giving us a great option to the typical cellphone. It could really take off in the US market if the 850 GSM were added and media centers were a little more US friendly. The US is just behind the rest of the world in its wireless technology/access though.
Pros Slim/small form factor; spinner interface; 2MP camera; loud speakerphone
Cons Lack of IR, expandable memory, 850 frequency, easily smudgy surface
Summary It's a shame that most reviews I've read about the 7380 rate the phone pretty poorly for a variety of reasons, and as such it's not a highly desirable "primary" phone.
Well, I beg to differ. This is a fantastic phone that gives the candybar form factor a unique twist, and I highly recommend it.
In all honesty, there is absolutely NO reason for people to complain of a steep learning curve to using the 7380. If you can operate the iPod's click-wheel, you're perfectly competent enough to handle the 7380's wheel/button interface with dexterity. Because Nokias have always had a reputation for user-friendly menus, be glad that the 7380's is very intuitive, thus making it significantly easier to familiarize yourself with the wheel/button interface (if familiarization is needed).
To use this phone with ease, it takes some involved understanding of the shortcuts and working with them so that it actually becomes a fairly simple and easy task to handle the 7380. Shortcut assignments for the buttons can be customized, lending to further ease of this phone's daily useability.
I'm personally very fond of this phone because of its resemblance to Minox's historic and famous 15mm cameras. Hats off to Nokia for paying respect to Walter Zapp and his wonderful Minox cameras! IMO, the 7380 could be considered the digital descendant of the Minox. Not perfect, but definitely homage to a legendary spy camera. I would be absolutely ecstatic if the two collaborated on the next generation of this phone.
I've been using this phone with Cingular, and so far it's been treating me very well despite using only the 1900 frequency. Clear reception in my predominantly concrete office, good audio. Pretty loud speakerphone to boot.
To be fair, I'm not going to turn a blind eye to its limitations: lack of 850 frequency, lack of expandable memory, lack of IR, a pretty tiny screen and the mirror surface which picks up all kinds of smudges. If Nokia corrected the first 4 limitations and changed up the mirrored surface, This would definitely be a hit for anyone. Otherwise, I have half a mind to modify my 7380.
Kudos to Nokia for being innovative!Updated
Note: Another con I didn't mention is the PRICE. Not sure it's truly worth the $400+ as toted on various websites. The screen is pretty minute, which I suppose could've been a little larger.
While I probably have listed more cons than pros, I still believe that the concept it promotes is successful - minimalist, subtle flare to any metro-ish wardrobe, and definitely a wonderful toy to poke around with
Pros stylish, 2 meg camera, solid
Cons hard to use, small screen, not much memory
Summary I own the 7280, which is basically the EXACT same phone. I have also held and played around with the 7380 at a Nokia outlet in my local mall. I have to say its much better then the 7280 which is the phone that Nokia came out with first that had this same design. It's extremly solid, all the parts are well built. The only thing thats horrible about this phone is the ease of use which makes me rate it badly.