Ashman, 15 Apr 2009The battery is really being eaten up... I just bought this set a few days back and it has gone... moreto save battery life, avoid running your network in dual mode. choose gsm instead. being in a 3g network contributes to the draining of the battery.
Lupu, 15 Apr 2009I olso have the firmware 7.16 and I have the GSM mode on my phone settings.my phone is made in Hungary and comes with 3 printed on the cover. It also does not feature Go To shortcut with the left selection key which was present with Asian models. Instead it has Launcher which has a selection of many internet sites which includes 3Planet, 3Music Store and other 3 related stuff... I think that is why it has an artistic 3 printed on the cover. I guess Nokia issues different firmwares for Europe and Asia.
I reinstalled 7.16 again from Nokia Europe site but still no GSM only selection. makes you wonder.
Plz let me know abot the sound quality and loudness after upgrading filmware v9.41??? Plzzzzz
I have an argument with people who posted :- to Save Battery - I would suggest turn off the dual mode and use GSM only settings in the network. Disable the dual mode to GSM only. Battery life doubles! To change your Network mode: # Menu > Settings > Phone > Network mode > # Now you can select GSM mode.
Well folks, this is not possible as the phone does not give too many options: Just Dual Mode & UMTS. At least in my firmware v.7.16
yes I agree that the screen shuts off too soon. It may be fine... but Nokia should give us options to set our own timings to suit or own indivitual preferences. Let's hope they improve upon this in the newer firmwares.
the very useful "Rythmic Lights" feature that used to be present in various Nokia phones is missing in 3120c. This feature allowed us to notice any missed calls or messages by constantly flashing lights. Maybe the new firmware will give us this option.
The memory card is a slot under the battery cover towards the side and requires bigger stronger fingernails to insert or pull out. quite a struggle and a bit cumbersome.
I found that the Menu - Grid with Names quite a good addition to the phone. You can also move individual buttons and assign specific locations as per your own choice and preference. Nice feature Nokia
I found the camera to be OK. not too excellent. not too bad. While viewing the photos on the phone screen, the photos look great. When viewing on a PC monitor the photos dont look as good. And believe me folks, my PC monitor is tuned to represent excellent colors and sharpness for design works.
However, I must say the Video is more than satisfactory for a mobile camera - 640x480 @15 FPS. not too bad. While it wont win any awards, it will work in an emergency and better than not having one.
The battery is really being eaten up... I just bought this set a few days back and it has gone only through 2 charge cycles. So, I guess it might be too early to comment... And also because it uses 2 Networks which might be responsible for the battery drain.
Anyone has an idea? please comment.
This phone also considerably slows down after changing Themes, and pauses for quite a bit. I guess the duration is enough to make people think it has "Hung Up" or something. I thought that way too - initially. But later it gets its composure back and begins to function normally.
Found it strange.
this phone is supposed to have an option to run on only GSM network through SETTINGS ... PHONE ... NETWORK MODE.
But it only has DUAL MODE and UMTS. I cannot put the phone on GSM only to save battery.
please help... how is that possible?
Bono.ph, 14 Apr 2009Try this. (http://europe.nokia.com/get-support-and-software/download-software/device-software-... moreWell link to the site you have given does not exist. Strange but when you input the serial number it just says version 7.16.
Just purchased your phone "excellent" except for two things:
1. speaker phone (loudspeaker) is a joke its barely louder than the ear piece, yet the ringer is super loud tried to have experts adjust no luck....
2. Screen shuts off way to soon 10 sec. I just barely find out what to select and it shuts off... Nothing to adjust a Nokia shop said I need Nokia cable, disk and update to keep backlight on longer and loudspeaker loud. Is this a scam to purchase updates? Why wasn't a cord and dist included??? This is my first Nokia, Samsung didn't have any of these problems they included a cord and disk to adjust these things. Nokia in Guam wants $85 dollars to update and make these two items work properly??? What do you suggest????
btw im using my laptop to upgrade the software... does it has something to do with the failure to upgrade?
guys need help im trying to upgrade my software using my N96 data cable but wen its about to upgrade it failed ive tried it a number of times but no avail. it says...
for opimum connectivity, your usb cable should be connnected directly to the PC, and not via a USB hub, USB keyboard or laptop docking station...
please need help... thanks...