Nokia 5140 - Great idea, fantastic features, but let down by awful menu graphics and poor water-resistance.
Nokia's proprietary software was fast, responsive and uncomplicated; The market leader is now beaten flat by many other manufacturers who have taken advantage of the real benefits of Symbian - what went wrong!!??
Has anyone discovered if there is any way of getting rid of those damned wallpapers?!?
im also a former commando for the s.a.s.
this fone saved my life!
i was in a mission in iraq, but i never knew that the enemy was following us, suddenly we came under fire from an anti aircraft gun, i got split up from my platoon and i got lost in a wadi. i grabed my compass to determin my destination but it was broken, probably when i fell down. i used the digital compass on the fone, determined my position and was able to call in a helecopter. this fone saved my life, it was the best investment i made.
im a former s.a.s commando and this fone serverd me well, while i was in the training course i dropped this fone into -15 degree water and still it worked, i droped it from a 15m rope course and the phone still worked. i guess if i wasnt that clumsy then i wouldnt have found out its true potential.
its a great fone, supa strong!
My boyfriend got this phone because he works outdoors, & needed a durable phone. He dropped it & it wouldn't come back on. Sent it Nokia who said it was "beyond economical repair" & was "water damaged". Water damaged how i'd like to know, since the day he dropped it was bone dry! You're supposed to be able to attach this phone to the front of your bike. It would appear that is only recommended if the weather is good! Our opinion: A LOAD OF RUBBISH!
Love the phone, sound meter is great, everything perfect, except one thing! how the hell do you remove the blasted wallpaper with the lines through it? Ive turned off the wall paper option, but that only removes the thing from the main screen, not all the menus, is there a way to fix this? I have a DKu-5 cable and nokia software... there must be a way!
I'm an old Nokia 5100 user (more than 2 years) and I just got 5140. If you feel oready satisfy with 5100 so you'll be amazed by 5140. The sound meter is very usefull like usuall (I'm a sound engineer) so does the flashlight. The Compass is really cool. The durability is just awesome.
Too bad the screen, camera, video recorder is just so so. But still I love this 5140, it's really fits on me and my job. This is a cellphone that a field engineer should have. I gave 9 for overall score....
All I want to say that I Never Seen Such a phone like Nokia 5140, It never crashes, sinks, or anything else...
My Advice is that everey one who wants the long live cellphone must have Nokia 5140...
It almost going to be 7 months for my cell and it's amazing phone, my daughter dropped it many time but nothing happen,who have kids should go for this cell,I just love it, but it would have been nice if there was bluetooth for it.
I think what you meant to say was that the phone has 4MB of memory, not 4kb. :-)
D phone has 4kb of memory. personally i dont see the need for all those extra features, coz as it is d phone is already overflowing wid dem. Sure, get a phone with mp3, bluetooth, tons of memory and megapixel camera. but if it's not as tough as the 5140, don't come crying home to your mammas. :-)
This phone can be better.Very much better.Can it has 64k or 256k?Can it has much memory?Can it has MP3?Can it has anything.
To Mitch, I bought the 3220 a couple of weeks ago and its a very nice phone, colors are very bright, lights are very atractive, the design is perfect and of course it have some disadvantages that you probably know, about connectivity for example. But a funny thing is that when I bought it there was a man changing his 5140 because when he bought it, the employ let the phone fell down to the floor to show it is shock resistant, but the 5140 remain unusuable. Good luck in your selection...
3220 has no IR ....although display is good but no radio also...
Shock resistance, Dust Resistance, Water resistance, flashlight....etc etc...
go for the 3220
it has a way better camera and video display
its smaller and lighter
its a fun phone and my best friends little bro has one and hasnt had any trouble with it
i wanna get one
ps. sry about your 3310
i recently had my 3310 stolen and am looking at getting a new nokia, i am looking at this 5140 or the 3220. can anyone recommend which would be better i would be thankful
The keypad is very difficult to use. Certain keys have to be pushed twice
The striped background can't be switched off, for now. Maybe it might be removed with a firmware upgrade, but personally I wouldn't consider it just yet while the phone is within warranty.