I've owned a Nokia 3200 for a little over a year now, and it's a fabulous phone. It's my first cell phone and I've loved it. Some of my favorite features on it include: the radio, flashlight, camera, the *relatively* high-speed EDGE/GPRS (I'm in the USA) WAP internet, and the Infrared port. I also like how Nokia was able to pack so many cool features into a small candy-bar shaped package --- when I was looking at phones, I wanted a cameraphone that was small, compact, and not a flip-phone... Although the camera is of average quality, I've been able to take some nice photos with it. The editing feature is neat, too 'cos it allows me to edit pictures without uploading them to my computer. I also like how I can upload my own ringtones and wallpaper pix from my computer, especially since the ones offered from different places cost way too much for me. The radio is neat too since I can tune into a station if I'm bored with what's on my CD player or something; provided I have the headset with me -- it was a good thing Nokia threw one in for free, although I'd like to get one of the stereo headsets they offer. There are some things I don't like about my phone, but they're so miniscule that it doesn't really matter in the overall scale of things.
Overall, the Nokia 3200 is a great phone and Nokias seem to be the most user friendly phones out there, I think --- especially since you can easily unlock them for use in other countries...and the OS is simple to understand. That's a good thing 'cos if you're going to have fancy features on a phone, the OS has to be easy to use.
I have this fone and i think the cutout cover idea is really good. ok the camera is a bit bad but if u send it 2 a pc it comes out really good! the radio is kool and u can voice record for a min
I hate this phone with a passion. The buttons are awful, the case is cheap and tacky, the memory is non existant and the camera is at best average. Its aimed at the teen market and thats fine but for me days with one of these was more than enough.
this set is very sensitive to any down load may be GPRS/cable dont go for it is very undesirerable so be away thinking about it
A few more things.
I will admit, for colour screen phones, the norm these days are 65,536 or higher BUT when the 3200 was released, the average colour screen was 4096 colours and higher-end phones had 65,536 colours. Despite that, in comparison to other 4096 colour screen phones, the Nokia 3200 does a better job at picture clarity and higher colour depth. For example, comparing the Siemens MC-60 to the Nokia 3200, the Siemens screen looks terrible compared to the 3200. As another post said, regardless of the 4096 colours, "the colour is INDISTINGUISHABLE".
To me it's very colourful for a 4096 and clear for a CSTN screen.
In regards to malfunctioning. I can only remember my 3200 malfunctioning 2 or 3 times and it wasn't anything serious. The problem was that everything became louder. Keypad touches were much louder and when a call was received the recipient was autmatically on loudspeaker and there was no way to switch it from loudspeaker to handset mode, but that only happened 2 or 3 times and a simple turn off & back on fixed it.
I have had this phone for 7 months and loving it. No regrets whatsoever.
The Nokia 3200 is the BEST phone I ever owned. Previously I had a SE-T310, my first colour screen phone and it was ok for the most part. The only problem was the memory, it came with 511KB free out of the box, out of 1MB give or take a few bytes. The Nokia 3200 also has 1MB give or take a few bytes BUT it came with 775KB out the box and to add to that, the 3200 doesn't require a lot of KB for photos like the SE-T310. I used a photo to compare the difference between both phones, the 3200 quality was more vibrant and clearer of course because of it's higher resolution and higher colour screen (4096c 128x128 opposed to SE-T310 256c 101x80). In addition to displaying photos more clearly, the 3200 uses less memory for photos. A particular photo that takes up 11KB on the SE-T310 only takes up 5KB on the Nokia 3200, which is less than 1/2.
Nokia 3200 good point: good file compression.
Now to comment about what MOST of you people critize:
The Nokia's display is good. The trick is NOT to resize your photos to 128x128. If you downloaded a photo with a resolution of 400x500, leave it as is and send it to the phone, you will be amazed at the clarity.
The battery life is more than ok for me. Last week I charged it and started using it on Monday morning and it lasted me all week. It didn't run empty until Saturday. I received quite a few calls and made a few. I also received text messages. However, I didn't play any games nor surfed the internet. The fact is that I used it right throughout the week and it lasted for a week.
I don't know what you people are complaining about. I find the keys quite easy and comfortable to use. I have never pressed a key and pressed both the top and bottom at the same time. Those who complain about that must have some GIANT fingers. It took me less than a week to get used to the keypad. The only drawback is that using it for long hours can hurt your thumb a bit but that’s nothing to complain about.
WEIGHT and SIZE:
Whoever complains about the weight and size is crazy. This is probably the lightest 3series Nokia. Previously I owned a 3310 and 3410. They were both BIGGER and HEAVIER than the 3200. The 3310 weighs 133g, 3410 weighs 114g and the Nokia 3200 weighs 90g. You do the math. The size is indeed compact. It barely shows in my pocket. If you put the 3200 on top of a 3310 or 3410 you will see that the 3200 is not as wide or tall as those other phones.
I'm NOT saying it doesn't have it's BAD POINTS because like every phone it does BUT the good certainly OUTWEIGHS the BAD. NUFF SAID.
My post may be long BUT I'm SURE it was WORTH the read. Love you all.
I was very disappointed with this phone. I had to have it repaired within the first year because it switched off and wouldn't turn on again. My brother is now experiencing the same problems with his identical phone. I find that the buttons also freeze a lot. I'm in the process of buying a different one...
this phone is TERRIBLE!! i had it for a week and the sound was practically not there and it wouldnt ring, so i returned it n they gave me another..then i had to send that away twice, it just turned itself off one day and wouldnt turn back on, and it was fully charged..now everytime i go to look at the contacts it turns itself off...worst phone i have ever had..n i only got 800kb memory!! as far as im concerned its not worth it at all
I just got the phone the other day and i must say to me it is fantabulous. guys complaining about the camera quality should check the Kodak Website for the latest and quality cameras! Guys, get this affordable thing coz its just fantastik!
Nokia 3200 is all rounder phone. Its camera is excellent,sound recorder is cool, so is its radio. Although its looks aren't nice enough but All in All great phone in affordable price.
I hate this phone!The keys get on my nerves,there's not enough space for text messages and only 1MB memory..the camera is good but I wouldn´t recommend the phone!
can u turn on the radio without additional headset for this crappy phone ? i am only interested to get this phone coz of radio. i have no idea why on earth many other mobile phones does not include FM radio ? don't they need to listen to the news ? and music? none of motorolla phones got FM radio ? only few of sony ericsson got it, other mobiles? yea.. in your dream
i can download applications (java 2me applications)like dictionaries, books,periodic table,cientific calculator etc. and lot of free full colors games, surf the web, read news with full color photos in wap sites, check my mail for free at Orange (my service provider)convert mp3 songs to amr format and listen them in my phone (just 4 or 5 songs, but it is ok for me)lot of complete free midi songs.This is a great phone, and i have a lot of cover made by myself.Icq and IM are installed and working and a compatible messenger for hotmail. Boys This is a very great phone.
this is the greatest phono i ever had!i have it since last year and he's great!
if you need good camera, buy normal digital foto camera, not phone. This nokia is great phone. I'll buy one when I sell my 3100. Flashlight, Voice memo, covers and many more futures amd price makes 3200 the best choise
sucks!!! motorola c651 has a better camera and it's much cheaper! if your on a tight budget and you want a good camera get a motorola c651. less expensive and more features! trust me!
this is a dumb phone the camera is not good and the face plate gets scratched easly the colour is low the number hassel u because a number is under anoth so while pressing a number it some times presses 2 at a time a big time waster and the screen gets scratched easly b4 i bought it i though i was gonna be great but it WASN'T
this fone sucks the big one. it has everything wrong 1)sucky dispay, low res, bad colour, ver small. 2) crap camera, no camcorder 3) Bad memory, only 1 mega, thats really sh*tty. 4) only 50 messages in the inbox. 5) badly designed keypad. if anyone want to get get this fone above any others then they are mad. ive had this fone for a year and it really really really sucks.!!!!