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.....
james, 08 Sep 2010i just got mine today. its d blue one...How's the fm radio? is it good receiving stations? Thanks.
AZZI, 01 Sep 2010My Question is that any body tell me about its front speaker means the come out from back or l... moreYes, I have buy Nokia 1280 on August 2010, the price is Rp 235.000,- in Pasuruan City-Indonesia. This phone is good, but the speakerphone is not loud as Nokia 1202.
OOOOOOOOOH set i use this is a good for a lover coz battery tming is good.You people yous and enjoying.
adi, 02 Sep 2010nice look but the battery is to bad.. i`ve been using it for a month but the battery got a pro... moreeach phones cannot charging whole nite, it will make the battery faulty. So, its not the phones problem, is user problem
15 days ka Battery normal talk time very attractive. agar 5 hours daily baat karo to phir 5 days approx. nice phone.
nice look but the battery is to bad.. i`ve been using it for a month but the battery got a problem. i charged it but a whole night pass and when i wake up next morning its still charging..dont buy this phone.
My Question is that any body tell me about its front speaker means the come out from back or loud speaker or not? like 1202,1203,1616 etc
Because its personal experince that is when we make any call by using 1202 the voice is so loud or you can say that it come out from the back speaker even your loud speaker is switch off
so please to every one reply must on it....