One of the best low end phones in the market right now. The screen is unbelievably pleasant (they say its 65k). The ringtones are light and nice to listen to (polyphonic). The design. Thats what i liked on first sight. When the keypad lights up (noticeable in a dark room)the blue backlight is great. But you might notice a flaw here. Around the area of the keypad, you will see leaking lights from the bulbs underneath. But its ok. Another great plus point is the flashlight. A great handy tool. Its better than 1100.
The voice clarity is crisp, clear and loud.
Only thing i noticed as usage problem is that the phone book holds only 200 contacts. I need to confirm this.
But all else, this is a wonderful phone. That for the price of SR 140 from Riyadh. Made in India.
this is not quad-band. it's dual-band GSM 900/1800 for europe/asian version and EGSM 850/1900 for US version.
Well my opinion about this team is good at low-end of telofonos cell is very complicated to find one that has these characteristics.
Today I have a poor but beautiful phone: Samsung C406.
Given that the most outstanding is the camera and is not of great importance to the use that I rate it, this phone (1208) is a good option for me when stolen in this way have a good team and above.
for flashlight: unlock the key pad first, if u lock it, then press UP twice or three times to turn it on... then press UP again to turn off... hope it helps.
can anybody tell me that is there any shortcut for turning on and off the flashlight without entering in menu in 1208?
Pleseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee let me know.....
I have the following operating frequencies: GSM 900/1800 EGSM 850/1900 on the purchase. No comments on this of manufacturer’s. I doubt it’s quad-band. I bought Nokia 1208 in Russia, and traveled to Canada. It doesn’t work in Canada. “No network coverage” it writes even for Emergency 911 call attempts (without SIM-card). It’s a defective goods or this is consumer fraud. I have confirmation from Nokia Support that the one bought in Russia should work in Canada too.
See more details at my post http://discussions.europe.nokia.com/discussions/board/message?board.id=phones&message.id=34109
When I add one or more items to Right key, the phone is restarted immediately! Maybe it has big problem!
no i dont think so that it is providing full chill as it has no gprs and many more
Pathetic Phone. No battery time...it was giving me a talk time of 35-40 minutes with original battery...then I replaced it with a new one and now it is giving me a talk time of 1 Hour...I've to daily recharge it....I am feeling extremely bad after purchasing this phone.....Nokia 1208 you SUCK
If we change it,s profile name(e.g. My style to Sohan)we can,t activate it into the goto menu.Is it a limitation of handset?
Affordable.Cool user friendly phone. Very durable and good battery. For the rough and tough ones.NOKIA phones are the best. 1650 is also very good
no it's a gsm phone.i love this phone it's very convenient and user friendly..
Update on prev post. Navi key is handy. Press LEFT for compose msg, RIGHT for calender, UP to turn on/off flashlight, DOWN for contacts. Iv used 1208 for few days and now find keypad average; would prefer wider and longer keypad like 3410 and 3510. I could text very fast with them and keys were comfy. The ringtones were louder too. If outdoors you will need to use vibrate with max volume on 1208 or you might miss calls/texts. VALUE FOR MONEY : 10/10. FEATURES : 10/10. WEAKNESSES : keypad and loudness of ringtones.
A good basic phone which is a carbon copy of the nokia 1600, even the demo mode uses the 1600 keypad. Flashlight very good and better than the 1101 which i loved. Ringtone at max vol is slightly quieter than the 1600. I will prob buy the 1200 too as i prefer the monochrome display. Keypad ok. Best ever keypads were the nokias 3310,3410,3510,3510i. How i wish nokia would relaunch the 3410 with flashlight, calender, loudspeaker, bigger memory but slimmer with same keypad. The monophonic tones were excellent and you always heard them outdoors and you just could not beat the monochrome display which you could easily see outside too.
dont get mad..this handphone is so innocent..simple function but nice..
I Have Buy This Phone Is Stupid Phone
Only Flashlight And Very Stupid Price
Do Not Buy This Phone
This Phone Only 0.0 Score Only
I bought the 1208 last year and have been using it for few months. The phone did have the Goto and phone reboot bug at first. But the bugs were cleared after I had the firmware upgraded at the Nokia Care Centre (no charge since it is within the 1-year warranty).
The battery did seem to last shorter than the stated hours in the manual for first few trials. But after a few rounds of complete-discharge-and-complete-recharge, the battery power has began to last longer.
I guess if you have bought the phone from an authorised dealer, you could have upgraded the firmware and remedy the bugs free of charge, and the battery life would have improved tremendously if you had performed complete-discharge-and-complete-recharge process.
Just my two-cents worth.