I bought this Phone today in Pakistan for Rs 2200 (25 USD). Phone is very good in construction, Keypad is one of the best, Good battery. It looks like an old phone. It is bigger than Nokia 1202. The keys are a bit harder to press than Nokia 1202 or 1203. But Operating System is the same. We can plug normal 3.5mm headphones in it, Radio sounds great. But like other Nokia phones, 1202,1203,1661,1662,5030 and 1616, this Phone also have VOICE LEAKAGE problem. Infact, the sound from front come very less than the sound comming from the back side. Even at the maximum volume, it is difficult to hear in crowded areas. Nokia 1202 or 1203 is much better this regard. For me Nokia 1202, 1203 and 1280 are the same, best for texting.
But I am very happy with it. Going to keep it.
Sir are you sure that the one you bought in megamall is this one and not the 1202?
Im also from the philippines and i want this one too!...
please reply ASAP. thanks,
ron, 30 May 2010its already available tol!. 1500 pesos. nice phone!I think you got ripped off. Last month i got my 1616 for only 1420 pesos. Today i got my 1280 from the same shop for only 1200 pesos. Both has ntc sticker ang 1 year nokia warranty.
ron, 30 May 2010its already available tol!. 1500 pesos. nice phone!where? ive been to nokia and they dont even know when its coming out. other vendors dont even know the model..
aaa, 30 May 2010im in the philippines. been waiting for it for months now...its already available tol!. 1500 pesos. nice phone!
Anonymous, 30 May 2010i got it and i am in SE Asia here? where is your country?im in the philippines. been waiting for it for months now...
then this phone is perfect for me. its cheap, has calendar, calculator, radio and torch. everything i need in a phone. i just wish it could be released sooner in southeast asia...
A very good mobile for 25 usd. I have a black one. But the nokia tune is very small.
I just got my black 1280 today @ 26USD. Everything works fine. You can minimize the voice leakage problem by placing your index finger, during calls, on the 3 holes of the loudspeaker on the back. The key has good feedback, better than 1200 and 1202. Wire of the charger provided in the box is shorter than the previous ones of the same type. This might be one of the cost-cutting measures of Nokia. Overall, this is a great device for its price.
Anonymous, 22 May 2010now only black color is available! good onein which country??