I waited for this phone to be released but I got impatient and got the 1202 instead now that this phone is released I got one but I went back to using my 1202. My main complaint about the 1280 is that after sending a text message it goes back to the main screen and not the text editor screen. I hope that future firmware updates for this would fix this "problem".
BTW, I saw a promo in a mall where you buy 4 units of 1280s for 750 pesos each and you can charge it to your credit card. too bad I cannot convince 3 friends to buy this unit.
not too expensive but useful...
i have a black one, i feel comport with this phone ever...
to all my friendship try one now...
its for those who through those high end cellphones and want some simple good to use cellphone
hey guys. Ds fone is marvelous. It has Good life of battery compare to my nokia N97 battery span sucks. So n0w i dont carry it instead im using my nokia 1280. For safety if criminals do sumting bad frm you and get your fone its not that hard to gve because here in philippines nokia 1280 worth only 1,150-1,200pesos. Very cheap when it comes to m0ney and a two thumbs up fone ! A Must buy fone! Nokia Rules! ! !
To all 1280 owners,
if u want to settle voice leakage problem, u can stick a small masking tape to cover the earpiece and use the back loudspeaker as earpiece instead.
what the hell are u saying man
who says that this cell have no calculator just open ur eyes and search ur cell gently
there is a calculator in extras
this is the best cell ever according to text
love this cell due to its texting key pad
yes lil disadvantage of its earpiece is not such great
and sound is clear through back side speaker
i think so nokia is saving some money by saving ear piece in this cell phone :P
the speake phone is being used as ear piece in this cell phone
over all this ell is awesome
everything is ok for basic mobile phone. but you have to turn around the phone everytime to answer or make a call.due to very bad and low quality of earpiece
My 2 cents about user experience with this handset which should also answers to some of the questions asked here:
-> This set does have voice leakage problem similar to 1202.
-> The screen goes back to standby once you send the message and not to the 'message editing' screen.
-> Battery back-up is as good as the 1202, nothing spectacular. I still vouch by the good ol' 1100 for battery stamina.
-> Messages capacity of the phone is 250.
-> Some welcome changes in the spartan GUI of the symbian 30 doin duty in this phone.
-> Games included (for 'Sale in India' handsets) are Cricket, Bounce & Snake Xenia. Nice games for killing time. :-)
-> Calculator function is present (for 'Sale in India' handsets) in 'Extras' menu.
-> Nokia has been absolutely ignorant since the days of 1208/1209/1202 to look into the issue of the phone restarting when messages are sent to a distribution list; restart during some other operations also. The 1280 is also plagued with these niggles.
-> Keypad is big, comfy & fabulously tactile. 10/10 for the keypad. Avis texters'll love this, but again as mentioned above, restarting amidst texting will frustrate sometimes.
-> Haven't tested its radio as, for 'Sale in India' handsets, do not come bundled with a handsfree.
Overall, this phone does its job fairly well. Doesn't pretend anything out of its possibility.
For basic telephony at a reasonable cost, this handset is recommended.
My Overall rating for this handset is 7/10.
It's so cool and lightweight. It has an fm radio. I own one with the color gray. I bought it in the philippines specifically in cauayan at 1190 pesos :)
Anonymous, 27 Aug 2010anyone has the blue model of this phone? if yes, which city u r in? hi how r u.yes i have blue color and i am live in pakistan
while talking if u put your finger on back speaker then u can hear clear voice.
It does not have calculator ? it is very bad and annoying, every basic phone have calculator, why not in this ? calculator is a everyday need, how can we calculate if there is no calculator is nokia 1280 ? I like this phone but there should be calculator, why nokia did not add calculator in it ? I decided to buy this phone, but when I came to know that this does not have calculator, I am not buying this now
Nice handset but speaker phone sound is not good..................
Can anyone help me how to add mp3 rigntones on this nokia 1280? Cos no connectivity to transfer them.
Help me pls!
I just got the 1280 in Hong Kong today, it is good that it also support chinese language. The voice leakage problem was not as serious as 1202 and as what people said. However, the voice from the ear piece was relatively weak. Maybe Nokia has made some adjustment.....