I just bought this phone today as an emergency back up to use every time my iphone dies (drained battery). The overall simplicity of this phone is very nice. While this is a monochromatic phone, it boots up quite fast hence my contact persons in my simcard are immediately available unlike in most of our smart phones nowadays. Nokia 1280's backlight is adequate enough even under direct sunlight, so reading sms under sunlight is not a pain at all. The font is still a classic - easy to read and the font size can be adjusted too (small or large fonts). It's keypad is well lit too & ergonomically designed and well-spaced apart. As for the sound, the earpiece (reciever) located in the upper front part of the phone is good. I can clearly hear what the caller on the other end is saying. There is no "sound leak" on my Nokia 1280 when I am just using the earpiece alone. When I used the loudspeaker (located on the upper portion on the backside of the phone), definitely it is loud and crystal clear too when the speaker volume is at its maximum level however the volume can be adjusted accordingly. The flashlight located on the topmost portion of my phone is less than adequate though. It is not bright but at least it will illuminate a distance of 1ft from you. Let's just say that this flashlight is a much better option than groping helplessly in the
AdrianT, 04 Feb 2013Excellent phone. Has all the features you need - sms/phone/torch/calendar etc. Excellent batte... morehye adrianT..can y0u please tell me which ph0ne sh0uld i buy..n0kia 1280,n0kia 103 or n0kia 100??please help me.. :(
i want a ph0ne with l0ng lasting battery life and clear screen..h0pe anyb0dy will help..tq
Excellent phone. Has all the features you need - sms/phone/torch/calendar etc. Excellent battery life and easy to use keyboard. Would be nice to be able to use Whatsapp with it, but you can't have everything. For simplicity this is the phone. Thank goodness Nokia still makes this phone.
santosh, 11 Oct 2012its a superb handset for chating i like this....Thank you nokia team.....How do u chat with nokia 1280
Badshah-the King, 11 Jan 2013Total Paisa Wasool. Good Handset for Chat Lovers as Easy to Chat.Can I chat with it not by sms
Best basic phone ever. Everything that you need, texting, calling, 3.5mm earphone jack (for those who enjoy long calls), games, flashlight on top, calculator, calendar, converter, reminders, timer, stopwatch, vibrations, etc. Not to mention long battery life. Great for those who are looking for basic simplicity, and for children as their first phone.
lefutur, 05 Jan 2013its problem is sound wat u mean?i mean i am interested in this fone but wat type of problem it's having?how is ringing tone volume?does any mp3 songs are preloaded in it as ringtone?reply.
On Paper, Nokia 103 and 100 are good but in performance 1280 has no ans
I think Nokia 103 Is Better than 1280 Bcz 1280 Have 8Hour Bettry life and 103 have 11 hour?? What do u think m i right?
Total Paisa Wasool. Good Handset for Chat Lovers as Easy to Chat.
MEnnabah, 30 Dec 2012what is the OS of this kind of devices ?Symbian
I brought this phone yesterday. All I can say that I am proud to own this phone.