Definitely a guy phone. Very durable and dependable. Have one as a backup and activity phone. My problem is where to find a new faceplate of good quality.
I love the phone vary much, it's vary rugged and strong to handle,love the quality and appearance not to flashy, and looks vary matured to handle, not vary common in Nigeria, but is one of my favourate nokia products.
the battery does not corresponds with the fone,easily gets flat needs recharging everyday and the switch should have been on the keypads, can easily gets damaged on where it is.two star rating
I like this phone very much but my bad luck i can not find it in quetta pakistan
why my nokia 5140's gprs is not perfect. everyday if i try to set it is not good. it is even got off. pleas what is the solution.
I've had one of these for just over 3 years. I am wanting to get another phone but I just can't find anything that seems close to my trust 5140. This phone just won't give up after being thrown, falling and being dropped in rivers and hot baths it still works. The battery is starting to show signs of giving up because of all the GPRS IM chatting I do with it. And the original cover lasted about 2 years, now I am going through knock off covers at a rate of 1 every 3 months. Perhaps loosing this phone will be what pushed me to upgrade. IMHO one of the best phones ever made especially because of its immunity to water. There haven't been any major new features in the newer phones with even Nokia regurgitating the same platform over and over again in different configurations. The only thing I wish the 5140 had was bluetooth as for MP3's I'd rather use an MP3 thumbdrive player for battery life purposes.
This is a great Rugged Phone i have owned one for 3yrs No probs the only downside is no mp3 player but i use the torch all the time and internet if Nokia make a new version of this phone with an mp3 player i would upgrade but until then im keeping this.
I got this phone as a replacement for my Nokia 6250 because I needed a triband phone. But I still regret replacing my 6250 with this cheaply built piece of plastic.
They call it a rugged phone but it is lightyears away from the ruggedness of a Nokia 6250 which is allmost indestructible.
How on earth can they call a phone with removable plastic covers a rugged phone, after 3 years of normal use it allmost falls apart completely.
My 6250 survived a drop down a concrete staircase without any problems and I don't see a 5140 doing that.
Nokia should be ashamed that they stopped producing really good phones.
I am the proud owner of my lovely k810i but i still prefer to use this phone whenever im out hikeing or camping, purely for the piece of mind that i'll never be uncontactable! this phone doesnt take knocks and bumps, it easts them and spits them out while screaming, C'MON IS THAT THE BEST YOU'VE GOT?? WELL? WELL?! also the compass- although a tad unreliable due to fact you have to line the bubble up just right- is perfect for short distance point to point navigating, the torch is perfect for finding your torch and all this wrapped up in a waterproof casing BARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, the 5140 does come in Black as well. Had used it abt a year back. One of the Sturdiest Phones i have ever seen in my life after the 5110 and 3310. The only Drawback is the Graphics.Othrwise overall 3 cheers to Nokia again.
An Ardent Nokia Fan
I've had the 5140 for a long time now, but I've never had any problems with it. I love the rubber shell, the flashlight (so useful!) and the fact that not everyone has this phone. I had the 5100 before this, which i loved and lost. I actually prefer the 5100's looks over the 5140. I also have a Nokia N73, but I still use the 5140 as my main phone. I wish it had a TFT screen, though. What's the point of having an outdoor phone if you can't read the screen outdoors? The STN screen really sucks. I also wish it had more memory. I know people say you should buy a real camera if you want pictures, but the fact is Nokia DID include a photo and video camera in this model, so it would have been more sensible to include a bigger memory or an expansion slot. Overall, this phone is one of my favorites, along with the 5100.
nice phone overall have had it for 2 1-2 yrs battery needs to be charged every day, my keypad keeps falling out if dropped and i cant hear pepole on the other end right away, needs a much better camera (who still makes a 4mm vga?) but i would still recommend it for its sturdyness, the phone is outlined with rubber which is good as is the key pad which makes the phone waterproff
i simply love this phone, i have had it for a little over 2 years and although it is starting to go south, i cant part with it, i broke the bottom piece off so it is no longer water proof and the key pad likes to come out also the "0" is starting to fail but nonetheless this is by far the best phone i have ever had. it is EXTREMELY user friendly and is very fast to respond to user imputs. even though it is old it is by far one of the greats