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      09.02.2012 16:00
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      For the price - Excellent!

      I have had this phone for about 2 years now and am very happy with my purchase. I wanted a phone that would predominantly be used for making/receiving calls and texts but which also had some additional entertainment features included.

      Firstly, this phone is very good for making calls and texts. I can't really say much more about this except that calls have never cut out or suffered from poor quality and texts have always been easy and quick to compose. Some people dislike the keypad which doesn't have separate buttons for each number like most phones, but this doesn't take long to get used to and means that you never accidentally call someone whilst it is in your pocket (I can't tell you how many photos of the inside of my pocket I had on my old K700i phone).

      The internet browser on this phone is very good considering the screen size. You are able to browse web pages at full size (obviously the text is very small) then zoom in on whichever part of the page you desire to read/navigate to. The internet is a little slow and won't challenge even the most basic smartphone for ease of use but for the occasional user it is more that sufficient.

      Sound quality is excellent; ringtones and MP3 music is very clear and the volume is not restricted to a whisper - it does go quite loud. The 1mp camera is also very good and despite the shutter noise going off on each snap is very easy to use. Quality is good for a phone camera and you can easily bluetooth your pics to your computer if needed.

      One slight disadvantage would be the limited number of included ringtones. This may be true of all nokia phones and is very annoying when you hear your ringtone going off on the train or wherever and finding that it is not your phone going off (after much scrambling around in your jacket to find it). You can use an MP3 file of recording taken with your phone though which I quickly figured out would be a good idea.

      As with most nokias, the menus are easy to navigate and everything is easily found. The phone's buttons and keypad as previously mentioned are easy to use and dont require small fingers to operate.

      Overall, this is a very good feature phone and, having researched plenty of options, I think this is one of the best phones of its level for the price range. I would definitely buy this again.

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        09.01.2012 12:28

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        Overall, a good choice for a simple yet fully featured phone.

        The Nokia 2730 Classic is my work phone, I just need it to call from, text, take the odd photo and other basic functions. All the other features it has (and it has a fair few) don't really interest me but it does feature a calendar, games, media player (it has a headphone socket), camera for photo and video, MSN messenger, 3G access, Maps, organiser... you get the picture.

        The screen is very clear, full colour and a decent size. It's definitely a step up from what you would consider a value or entry-level phone.

        I'm not going to repeat all the technical specs and repeat other people's reviews, but what I am going to do is give you an overview of using this phone as a phone, rather than using all the features it has.

        I've found the menu system can be a bit clunky and hard to navigate using the top / centre square keypad control and the buttons feel a little odd as well, but I'll come back to that shortly.

        The screen is large enough to be able to read messages and phone numbers and it has a lot of decent features to organise your life. Basically it's fully featured with more than the average person needs if you're looking for a phone which is going to be used for calling and sms messaging.

        Speaker clarity is good and it has a decent hands free mode with a microphone that picks up your voice well at a couple of feet away with the need to buy a Bluetooth headset or whatever. Connect to your PC for backing up or transferring data is via USB (cable supplied).

        Battery life is excellent, sometimes not needing a charge for a few days with light use. This is major plus point for this phone.

        So, going back to the keyboard. Sometimes, we all need to fire off a sneaky or quick text during a meeting or whatever. Normally this can be done without too much trouble. The problem with this phone is the loud clicks that each key makes when you press it. This is VERY annoying not just in general, but ruling it out for covert texting use. Anyone in the room will be able to hear you texting.

        To balance that mayor negative, there is a feature that is fantastic. We've all done this; write a text to someone about someone only to realise as it sends that we've sent it to the wrong person. This phone gives you a few seconds to cancel the text being sent. I won't have to tell you how good this feature is if anyone has experienced the sinking feeling of sending a text by mistake.

        Overall, a good choice for a simple yet fully featured phone.

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        26.10.2011 10:11

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        Nokia 2730 Classic has 2 Megapixels Of camera. It is a 3G Mobile Phone. I use this mobile phone, and I am very satisfied with it. It is not too thick, just 1.4 CM thick. Its screen size is 240 x 360 pixels, with 256 K colors system.Upto 1000 Contacts can be saved. It also has Stereo FM Radio. It has in-built Opera Mini 4 Browser. It supports both GPRS and EDGE as well as 3G of 384 KBPS. It also has Bluetooth with AD2P, and USB of Volt 2, which is a micro USB. It has a good MP3 Player which supports MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. It was launched on 2009. I am using this phone since 2 years, and believe me it still looks brand new. I think this phone is worth our money!

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        26.08.2011 17:02
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        Cheap but not quite so cheerful

        This phone seemed real good value at the price paid for it, but after a few months use it doesn't seem such a good deal. I take care of my possessions and as such don't break or damage many items I own. This phone already looks like it is going to stop working any minute. The chrome finish is wearing off, the cover for the USB socket has broken off, the "NOKIA" lettering on the back of the phone have all come off. Compared to my old bullet-proof 3310, this phone is poorly built.

        The software on the phone is relatively quick, and using it as an mp3 player is passable, if not particularly intuitive to use. Texting on this phone is a pain due to the poor keypad; it is too easy to press the wrong button and many times a button press just won't register at all.

        Its not a bad phone to use, but the build quality is just not good enough, even considering the cheap price.

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        12.04.2011 00:28
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        A good, cheap, simple phone

        Before my recent upgrade to a more "21st century" touch screen phone, I had this Nokia 2730 Classic for just over a year. It's a pretty basic phone by today's standards, but a good quality one, perfect for customers only needing it to make calls and texts, and very basic web browsing - which is reasonably speedy thanks to it's 3G connectivity. It is a typical easy to use and navigate Nokia, with the classic simple menus and settings they've had for years. If you've had Nokia phones before you're unlikely to even need the manual, and even a new user should find it all pretty much self explanatory. Also, like most Nokia candybar phones, it has a good battery life usually lasting several days before needing to be charged.

        It has a sleek look to it, with a brushed aluminium keypad and glossy "piano black" screen. The back is a matte black finish, and there's a chrome trim which surrounds the handset. Around the edges there is a microSD memory card slot, which comes with a 1gb card included. There's also a USB port, standard size headphone socket and of course, the charger point. The screen is a rather small 2" - smaller than it looks in online photos, but clear enough. The navigation and call answer/end buttons are placed to look like an extension of the screen, being finished in the same glossy black - which, although looks very smart, does attract fingerprints. With the keypad, it seems Nokia have sacrificed usability for aesthetics, as by making it so streamlined it's quite difficult to use. The keys are quite stiff and very close together, and it has a rather irritating clicky noise when tapping out a number or text - so not really possible to use discreetly. Also if you have larger fingers you may find it quite frustrating as you'll more than likely hit other keys. It is something I got used to quickly though (but perhaps not if I'd been a man with thicker fingers!).

        The camera is a 2mp, and again very basic with no flash or particularly extensive settings. The photos it produces are not of very good quality, unless you happen to be lucky and find yourself in the perfect light setting and your subject is totally still - so if you are after a phone with a camera to replace your usual camera or plan to take lots of photos of your children, then this is not the phone for you. However it doesn't claim to be a camera phone, and it's adequate for a phone in this price range. The video is even worse than the camera, and really not worth using in my opinion.

        Internet browsing is made easier with 3G connectivity, and there is even access to the Nokia Ovi app store and maps etc. However I found the phone quite limited in what it was compatible with and capable of downloading - I often had to give up half way through attempting to do things, as it was just taking too long or didn't appear to be working. Basic checking of emails, facebook, ebay etc. was fine though, and what i mainly use the browser for anyway, if I can't get to my laptop for whatever reason.

        As for durability - after a years use and several occasions of dropping it, my 2730 looks like new. The only problem I had with it (and what prompted me to upgrade), was the fact it suddenly stopped receiving calls. If people tried to call me it went straight to answerphone, even if it was on with full signal. Texts came through fine however. I'm pretty sure it's an isolated case, but still feel it's worth mentioning as it's the first time a Nokia has ever "broken" on me.

        I would conclude that this is a good phone for someone who wants something simple, and not bothered by all the "bells and whistles" many phones come with these days - I'd say perfect for the older generation (my parents both have similar Nokias for their simplicity) or for a spare/interim phone. It's good value for money too, at around £50 on payg.

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        09.02.2011 00:41

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        a great little phone for those who aren't fussed about looks

        This isn't the best looking phone in the world but for the price it is a robust and simple to use mobile. Like all nokias it is rather plain but underneath holds lots of useful little features. One such example is the built in navigation which can be activated for a small price per month and i found this highly useful when trying to find streets in town.

        The battery life is pretty good although it only lasts 1-2 days on a full charge in my experience. The 2 megapixel camera can record videos and take good photos along with having good sound coming out of the inbuilt mp3 player.

        The slot for extra memory is useful and i would recommend investing in a microsd card for this phone as the 30mb does not get you very far.

        The screen is very large which i like but compared to the size of the keypad it is a little too big and so when trying to text it can be quite awkward but only a small niggle.

        Overall a nice phone for the price but if you have the money then maybe look around for something slightly better quality.

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        24.08.2010 15:06
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        you can buy better phones

        Nokia has always been reliable, and this phone is no exception. Mine hasn't even thought of breaking down, despite the fact it is second hand. The battery life is also good - I can leave it on for up to a week before it needs charging. Most batteries seem to decrease in life the more you charge them but this phone seems not to. The screen is about one and a half inches, and is full colour. The keypad is easy to use and the phone is sleek and small. There are lots of new phones that are more popular though. I think this is because this phone can't compete with thinks like the apple iphone. Yes it can play videos and music but there is no headphone jack so you have to play it through the small, tinny speakers which eats up battery life. The screen is not a great quality for videos as well, and they appear dull and jumpy. Another problem is how to get videos or songs on there in the first place. I have never tried and think it is practically impossible to do this through a computer. The only other option is downloading them through your service provider's ( ie orange or vodaphone) internet connection. This can be expensive (up to three pounds for a song quality ringtone). The phone is also not designed for web browsing. It can be done through the service provider again, but every time you do you are charged. The screen is also too small to see web pages properly. The texting on the phone is easy to do and navigating through the phones menus is also easy as there is a joystick like design on the phone. There is an inbuilt camera that can take videos and photos, but they are low quality and I would only use it if I didn't have a digital camera handy. There is no chat function like the new blackberries have. It has all the usual features that phones these day have, like bluetooth, call holding and speaker phone, and all these can be seen under the technical details of this page. In conclusion the phone is good value if you are just looking for something to call and text people with, but if you want a phone that can play videos etc then this is not for you.

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        21.08.2010 00:54
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        Good phone but could be much better

        We have these phones at work as part of a company package so I am not sure how much they are but I they are widely available as a part of business set ups. A lot of friends of mine also have company phones that are the same model.

        My personal phone is an iPhone so I only use this nokia for calls and texts. Nokia for me is an excellent make as my first four phones were from them and I find no matter what phone they release they all seem to have the same navigate system and set up making it easy to find things quick if you are used to nokia like me. If your not, I still think nokia are one of the most easy phones to use.

        It's a basic looking phone and not fancy looking at all. It is small and fits great in your pocket. Other colleagues find the keypad hard to use but i have small fingers and it has never caused me any trouble. It includes a camera of good quality which can also record videos, a radio and bluetooth functionality. I use this feature to connect to my GPS when travelling.

        It's simple and effective and all you need for a basic simple phone for using on the go. However if you have any bit of money to spend I would go for something I bit nicer to look at and with better features too.

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        18.08.2010 14:58
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        Nokia stands out as the only brand which offers best internet speed

        There isn't any other phone in this range within my knowledge in this cost range which gives more internet speed than this phone. (because other lack 3g)

        Samsung gets the worst internet speed with this cost range Samsung has difficulty to run java applications.

        Nokia stands out as the only brand which offers best internet speed.

        internet is a battery eater process

        I am a heavy user so according to me.

        The battery back up
        for normal uses (calls/sms/45 min internet) it goes for 1 day.

        And when it comes to internet it goes only for 3 hrs. So i use use internet with charger plugged in.

        If 1 and half hr internet is used in 3g network with calls and sms then battery needs to be charged twice in a day.

        I use internet in 3g network. Which eats up more battery when compare to 2g network.

        This was my experience.

        I wish this phone have wifi.. maybe for me It's going to be a complete package..I really hope Nokia will read this suggestion,.. someday

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          17.08.2010 14:13
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          Not to bad

          Simple phone compared to many but if you are not particularly technically minded this could be the phone for you. Having said that, this is by no means the most basic phone on the market and has some more interesting features than the simplest models on the market. But don't be expecting an iphone obviously!

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          One feature worth mentioning is contacts with images (which I think is a great little feature) and also you can use it for web surfing as well if you don't mind using the basic browsing a device like this inevitably offers. The phone is a sensible Pay as You Go choice for those that just want a standard basic option in terms of a mobile.

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          The phone doesn't have that many features and most of us would prefer a phone that does these days - even the less tech minded of us. The phone is definitely not worth buying on contract in my humble opinion as there are far better options for pay monthly users.

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          14.08.2010 11:07

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          It's Nice, easy to use. Like this but having a little problem the clock time on the display is sometimes bothering to view nice wallpaper behind it.

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          28.07.2010 10:14
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          Does everything you need a phone to and looks good

          I recieved my Nokia 2730 classic phone free with a contract, but I have seen the product advertised for around £40. I have been really pleased with my phone so far. It is easy to use and I have never had a problem with the standard functions such as calls and text messages. It also has a facility for surfing the web, but I have found this to be a little slow and difficult to navigate between sites, so I do not use it. It is durable, having survived being dropped several times, and reliable. It looks good as well, and its slim shape makes it easy to carry about in your pocket. The only downsides are the battery, which is not as good as some older phones that I have had, and although the two megapixel camera is fine for my needs, the clarity is not very good. You also need to purchase a special lead to transfer the pictuers to your computer if you wanted to, so it's not a very useful application. You can also listen to music on the phone, and the phone came with free headphones, although this would use up the battery quickly. The charger is nice and small though, handy for storing and taking on trips. It came with a charger that you can stand the phone up in, but I just use it like a standard charger.

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            18.07.2010 18:50

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            It does exactly what you would want a phone to do

            I bought this phone to replace an old nokia. I'd had no problems with the old nokia and I've been happy ever since with my new phone. It depends what you want to use the phone for. If it's to make calls, text and to take the occasional picture or two you won't have any complaints. The Nokia 2730 Classic is obviously no iphone but it does the job. I was always a little disappointed with the camera that was on my old nokia's but it seems to have been improved on this model and have often been quite surprised with the quality of the pictures it has taken. I also like the new casing that they used around the phone. I try to take as much care of my phone as possible but when I have happened to drop it, it does seem to be more durable now with the new casing. Overall I would happily recommend this phone.

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            17.07.2010 13:35
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            4 out of 5 Not bad for £80

            After smashing my brand new iphone at work, and swearing repeatedly, I bought one of these to use during the day.

            The Nokia is a very useful product, though the buttons can be tricky to use for those of us with larger fingers, and the ringer can be difficult to hear when it's left in trouser pockets.

            On a positive note, the camera is more than adequate for a phone in this price bracket, as is the music and radio facilities.

            However, One issue I find with this handset is it's high background internet use. I rely on being able to receive and send emails throughout my working day, and using a pay-and -go sim card, instead of my contract sim, was eating credit at a huge rate. This is a problem that is shared with other 'smartphones' I've used over time.

            So, all-in-all, this is a great phone to use, less fragile than it appears and very reasonably priced. However, i find it's only suitable on a pay-monthly tarrif with a good data plan.

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          Built-in hands-free speaker phone

          Number screening for messaging and calls

          Any key answer

          Call waiting, call hold, call divert

          Logging of dialed, received and missed calls

          Automatic redial

          Vibrating alert (internal)

          Contacts with images

          Conference calling

          Speed dialing for SMS sending

          List of recently used numbers in message editor

          Multiple SMS deletion

          EMS picture messaging (send and receive)

          Automatic resizing of images for MMS

          Nokia Xpress audio messaging

          Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages

          Distribution lists for messaging

          Cell broadcast