I'm really dissapointed in this phone. I think the further nokia go with the appearance aspect of their phones the worse their reliability becomes.
My boyfriend bought me this phone a week ago BRAND NEW and it already had issues worse than my other phones INCLUDING older nokias that had literally fallen 2 stories onto hard tiled surfaces (among other hard knocks and drops) - these phones work better than this one.
First day i got this phone and tried to talk on it and the other person couldnt hear a thing i was saying (even though i could hear them) i tested it with my other phones and sure enough the speaker just wasnt working - so i tested it with the handsfree and it worked ... i had to use the handsfree all the time for 2 days until it decided to start working (?).
The battery life is pathetic. I have to charge it every day regardless if i use it or not - and i dont have any settings selected that will drain extra battery power.
The bars drop up and down so you never know when it is REALLY low on charge ... until it turns off.
It freezes ... i can't do anything with it, and sometimes the only way to un-freeze it is to plug the charger in (and i cant do that when im not home) but that only really enables me to get it off the current display its frozen on ... after that it just freezes again. It wont even let me store numbers because it freezes.
Some numbers that are saved in on my sim card the phone doesnt even recognize anymore.
My boyfriend called me but only his number showed up instead of his name so i answered the phone not thinking it was him ... and in my inbox it doesnt recognize that txt messages are from him either (as well as other people i have saved in my sim card).
Aside from that the screen is tiny, no keypad is a pain, sound quality is bad, volume level for certain features is pathetic, the in-built battery only means it will cost more in the case of having to replace it - battery is teriible anyhow, you can't change the display font colour or size so its impossible to read the time and etc with most wallpaper, and, come on ... what nokia does not have any games? (ha ha) ... but i would have had tolerance for all of this if the phone was actually reliable.
I'm taking it back.
Really the only good thing about it is its looks but then again i have a VK Mobile which is the coolest phone looks wise and its such a good phone. Never gave me any problems and i've dropped it so many times lol.
Really wish i didnt give away my Nokia 3610 -that phone was awesome (and doubled as a torch lol - it was so bright).
I guess my conclusion is - LOOKS ARENT EVERYTHING.
Advice - DO NOT buy a 7280
I bought this phone in january and after about 5 days the screen stopped working, (screen problems happen a lot on Nokia phones, remember the 8210 and 8310 problems?) i took the phone back and got a refund. But still inspired by its charm i bought it again but with newer software, and it works fine now. i think the problem is that companies release their phones as too quickly without testing (2001 release of 8310 in UK 10,000 were recalled) and its a problem like with Motorola and the V3, same problem. But anyway its a hot phone, but in Spain where i live although you can buy the 7280 not a lot of people know about it, so when you're talking on the street people think you are talking to a MP3 player hehe. It's a cellphone for 'those in the know' here.
I bought this phone only a few months ago and am still as in love with it as I was then. Loads of people ask me if it annoys me not having a key pad and the whole 'omg the screen is so small' wears a little thin.
But this is the honest truth- you get that used to using the wheel instead of keys and especially with predictive text when writing sms's its JUST as fast.
I've never had any problem with mine freezing or switching off for no reason so i've got no reason to complain. I love the fact that soooo many people say how cool it looks so it's an attention seekers dream!
10/10 (and it has a mirror too! what more could you ask for!) ;)
I got this phone about 3 months ago, the design is great and everyone comments about how it looks, OK so the lack of keypad was annoying to begin with for writing txts but look on the bright side just means you spend less money on txts!
What is really annoying me is that within two weeks the screen keeps freezing, about a month ago the phone started cutting its self of and one morning last week when i tried to turn the alarm off the phone just kept vibrating. No one can tell me that's normal.
All i'm trying to find out is that other people have this problem so my phone company don't try to fog me off with a 'it's the first i've heard of this happening' line.
I totally agreee with Lazarini - Using the Buletooth for 1 file of 400kb killed 1 bar - But over all I'm happy with the phone - Battery life sucks!!
Ouuu another question i just remembered , how do u know when the phone is charged if the unit is switched off ? Cant seem to figure that out :(
Hi got this phone for my girlfriend used but in good condition with all that came in box. Im using it curently and i have spoted some things. First my battery indicator is realy funny it drops from 5 indicators to 1 in one day all of the sudden and reports battery low . i switch it of and on and it haves me 4 indicators works for another day then again the same . so i did a little test when he submited on second day battery low i have put it on headset radio on and speaker on only to find out that it coud styl play for 2 hours of radio without any problem ? So in my oppinion it batery ia ok just indicator is not correct , also i have found out i have one of the first firmwares installed coud this be problem ... please reply looking forward to answers ... regards
this is such a cruddy phone!! seriously the screen is like the size of my thimbnail what kind of a person buys a phone without a key pad? seriously ppl buy a nice cheap phone! why spend sooooo much money on soemthing that will probably break after 2 mins cuz its soooo delicate?!! give da money to charity and help feed some kids who really need da money i mena come on!
I think the appearance of the phone is very attractive and unique, but the battery life is too short having to charge it everyday. But the no keypad function, you get used to it, it's not that difficult.
there is no key pad on the phone
the circular menu boutton spins and changes no# as you spin it
if you go to the nokia website click on the phone and click demo well worth looking @
This is a good phone.But it is ver complicated phone.I dont know where is the keypad in this phone.Could anybody help me out with it.
Nokia7280 is a very nice phone and very cute that many people will like,and it's very fancy.
i use this at work quite often for radio (i take my laptop to the hallway and play the 7280 radio on loud speaker). the trick is to get a cheap headset and cut off nearly the entire thing (leaving enough to tie it to the strap). as long as the phone knows that something is plugged into some audio device, you can turn the loud speaker on.
get a bluetooth wireless headset. it's hard to hold the phone between your ear and your shoulder when you need to use 2 hands for something. - alan.do
Have been using the phone for 2weeks and is still good, everything's fine.
The Phone is so good looking and devilishely sexy but when it comes to usage at a public place the wheel bites, the easiest way to dial is using voice commands. But dialing with numbers is nasty.
My advice: buy this phone ONLY as an extra, I have a Nokia 9500 as a main, and this 7280 when I am going out and want to show off, especially here in the USA where they still use BLOCKS as mobile phones.
been using this phone for 1 week and don't have all the problem u guys say..
i think the reason u cannot go backwards when msging is maybe u off the looping? u need to on the looping..
I think this phone is unique, people can have their own opinion, but I think it's cool and different from other phone. so, if u wanna be different buy it. do u guys know how much is it?
I bought the 7280 about two months ago and have mixed feelings about it. I love the style and the small size but there are problems.. If you like to text don't buy this phone. I don't send that many so the slowness of the wheel doesn't bother me ( and I like gimmicks.) What does bother me is that the wheel lags, the phone freezes and switches off and now, the wheel will only let me scroll to the right on the alphabet.This means I can't jump to the end of it, but have to keep scrolling every time I need a full stop. SO ANNOYING!! It's going back to an engineer tomorrow to have it's software reflashed. If this doesn't solve the problem, no matter how much I love the way it looks, it's going back to Nokia. No way am I paying through the nose for a 'buggy' phone..