I purchased this phone just before Xmas. As a phone I have no complain. Keypad is a OK, cant complain these days, if we want things compact as well. Very stylish. Nice and loud loud speaks, and its feature packed. even sound meter and thermometer. Could even be better if it has a barometer also to . No bluetooth, but it has the GPS shell enhancement which I purhcased for GPS and Satellite Navigation which is automatically downloaded on installation. The GPS works well, but the signal is slow to pickup. To me the Travel Guide ( map navigation) is worse than useless so far. I have spent 2 weeks contacting all Nokia websites, telmap ( its software people), and O2 UK,, done and repeated all the settings 100 times, and the Travel Guide ( nav map system ) cant connect, with " Error cannot synchronise with remote server ". Shame all these people tend to know very little and kept passing the buck..It would be nice to hear from anyone who has managed to get the Travel Guide working.. Something like this should be made quite simple to setup without going into complex settings. Not everyone likes to spend a lot of time doing trial and error if a product is good...
I've currently got the 5140 and about to upgrade. The logical choice is the 5140i but I am reluctant to do this as the only difference I can see is more colours on the screen? Does anyone have any other suggestions for a water and knock resitant mobile phone??
well i have sat and read all the comments on here with a bemused expression. I hope to provide a usefull insight into the merits of the phone. First if all, i am neither a builder not a outdoor sports fanatic. i just wanted a phone that was well built and i like the feel of the rubber, simple as that! The screen is not as good as a 6230i. but it has its own charm and with the orange menu background looks really nice. To aid visibility i dont have a wallpaper, just white back ground with orange signal and battery indicators. Simple and cool. Okay plus features - the blinking light is usefull not just for locating your phone in the dark, but also it flashes a different pattern if you have missed a call or have a new message, which is handy if you want to glance over to your phone without having to get up and press a key to activate the backlight. And of course its handy to have the flashlight light to, another small feature i found very very handy is the fact that when you write a text message, email, sms, etc and select the send button, instead of having to go through your whole address book you can choose "recently used" which displays your last 10 or so message recipents, which is a lot quicker...and was a feature i missed while i had a 6230i for a while. I also like the sound quality that the rubber case seems to have on the acoustics of the ring tones and loudspeaker function, i found the 6021 and 6230i a bit tinny compared to the 5140i. The radio is also very good. I had a choice to make between this and the 6230i having bought both phones at the same time. yes the 6230i has more functions, but the charm of the 5140i won it over for me. And lets be honest once we have played with all the toys. most of use just want a small light weight phone that is easy to use and navigate and easy to text with, and i would guess that 98% of people mainly use phones for this purpose.
hey i just bought the nokia 5140i and i cant work out how to set up gprs and mms!! Ive rang customer service like i did with my old phone to get it to work but it still wont connect to the internet or send/recieve mms. can anyone pls let me know if they have managed to get their mms and gprs working on their nokia 5140i. plz anyone
excellent phone,resisted a 20ft fall without ascatch or even turning off
i heard that this phone is water prove and shock prove. is it true ? pls let me know.
The 5140i still has the sound meter on. I have this h/set not that impressed as keypad difficult to use and the quality of the display is poor.
Ive had the 3200 for almost 12 months and it has started playing up on me so i decided to buy a new phone. i was looking around for 6020 but couldnt find it and then i bought this phone...Best descicion i made. Was gonna buy SE W800i but that can wait till nxt yr..gr8 phone for anyone (im 15) and i recommend this phone...battery life sux but thats ok
I like Nokia
I utterly dislike this phone
You cannot see the screen 60% of the time... terrible.
The buttons are really hard to press (always press the one next to it)
Why bother with the camera... it is very poor
the sound quality on my handset is very poor.
The handsfree earphones are very uncompfy on my ears.
The battery life is average. The phone is durable.... but way too expensive... I would have been much happier with any other phone... and I have had plenty of Nokia's this one SUCK big time.
The guys that really like this phone, you can get it off me for 30% of the price - come on put your money where your mouth is... ;)
Do any networks actually support the push to talk feature? Does it actually work?
If u want better shock,water and dust resistant I suggest Go for the Siemens M75 It outclasses the 5140i more than a mile
aye peoples!!! this phone is a gooooooooood phone, especially if you're clumpsey...haha shock and water resistant..
I have this phone for over 10 months...and never dissapointed me...It happen many times to lose the phone on the floor...no problem, it`s robust, precise, and it's features are more than enough. Is a reliable phone..and I will change it only with an improved model of 51**. Thx.NOKIA
I bought this phone and at first I was quite dissapointed. I mena the camera wasn't that good...but then I stopped and used my brain like most of you should do. Why do I need a camera? To take pictures of a car? Well there's this thing called Internet...you should have heard of it to be reading this post. Well I'm sure I could find any picture with better quality on the Internet. Ok imo they should have added bluetooth, but at least there's infrared. The compass is really cool..but well in my hands quite useless lol. The flashlight helps me a lot...and being a durable phone it's very good in my clumsy hands. The lower buttons are a bit too hard...but thank god soemone made a phone with decent buttons...not some small ones. And what's with the screen?? Do you need a high resolution to read numbers or names or sms/mms? The battery is quite good,not to the SE standard(God they're sooo good) but it's the second best imo. I wanted to ask if anyone who downloaded or transfered midi phones from pc/wap if they have worked for him...I think they should...cause I downloaded and transferred midi file, and the phone recognizes them as midis and their length...but when I try to play them they don't work...it says 'File corrupted'. I sent them via infrared to my mate and they worked fine for him...but when he transfered them back same problem...So is this normal? And if someone can tell me what I can do to solve this problem I would greatly appreciate it. Anyways this is a very good phone overall. I would have liked a bit more memory, but it's still very good.