Hahaha! i cant believe you would take your phone underwater! yes, the phone is dust proof, shock proof, and water proof - to a certain extent. They are made for people who might accidentally drop their phone a fair bit, or work in an area where its dirty/dusty or where there might be a bit of water splashback (like a building site,etc). They are not made to be thrown at the ground, taken diving, buried, or put in a glass of beer (seriously). you wonder why your phone wont work? its called liquid damage. And you want it covered by warranty? Sorry, warranty is designed NOT to cover foolish things that fools do to their phones.
Just bought it, and it is everything it is meant to be plus a lot more. Will post again after I have owned it for a few months and give a genuine appraisal.
i just bought it in greece and i love this phone has everything for a busy person. especially for outdoors am very happy cause the release here is 18th of august.
Well we put them in our beers then ring them and watch the glass froth over... they apear to be very water proof.
This phone is:
Just a phone for outdoor people like hikers, mountain bikers and survivelers, I think people who work in the army would love this phone also because of its handy features!
It is shockproof, dustproof and rainproof (NOT waterproof). It has a compas, a flashlite, a radio and you can upgrade it with a GPS module if you want. It also has some kind of walkietalkie feature. You can use the phone as a personal fitness trainer and share and compare your fitness results with your fitness buddy's (who also have the phone)
This phone is not:
A iPod, megapixel digital camera or a Sony PSP.
I think that this is generally a very good phone yet one major flaw for me is the fact that after you have taken the cover off 4 or 5 times it doesn't fit on as well and you need to get a replacement,it would also be better were it a little bit more scratch resistant and if the camera were a little better.
someone tell me am wrong,...but i think the 5140i is a great phone. It may noy be cutting edge design but just look at the features. so what if it doesnt have bluetooth...its a phone...u use it to call people!+ Its durable has all those neat features like the flashlight, camera both still & vid, compass, fm radio, the works !!! am seriously thinking bout buying one. someone tell me why i shouldnt?
where is the bluetooth as an ex builder i had the one b4 it was fantastic but now adays tec has moved on and bluetooth would be suming with great selling point
Nokia Has just released a CDMA model of the nokia 5140i, it is called the nokia 5145 and is getting released in the Asia-Pacific Markets (Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore)
be practical men, look for a phone that is durable and afordable and this phone serves for what you want at sports or at work with the dust,dirt and wet.
its great mobile but it can be petter if there is blutooth ,also the cam should be clear cause the people who use this mobile
they can use it in the water and they get nice pictures .
I loved this phone, unfortunatly mine doesnt work anymore. I;m not sure why, its water proof, I took it diving so i could see the temperature when I was 40 mts underwater and now it wont work. I called Nokia and they just laughed at me. I asked them to replace it and they said no. I'm so disappointed. Doesn't warranty cover this?
your all rite in your own ways the 5140i should have been the 5140 the design is great and yes it can fight off all those ninjas but if would hav been good with bluetooth but remember it is just a basic phone.
Bluetoot?More memory?Wake up guys this is phone,made to sport use,and for this usage its phone nro:1 ;)
If need moore memory,bluetooth and even w-lan go and byu a new communicator...
Anyway i have been use this phone couple of weeks and its just what i need from phone,and well,best of it is gps option (i got gps cover on my own nokia)/elec.compas and mp3 ringtones.
I think this is a great phone.
Once when I was ambushed by the ninjas, the phone flashlighted all the attackers, and then it somehow downloaded the most horrible piece of Chinese music, it was HORRIBLE, and started playing, and as you know, ninjas are all from japan, and mammals... they hate chinese music. This drove them away. BUT. What really did the thing was when the phone showed from the thermometer that it was freezing outside, and they believed it and went inside to change for warmer clothing. Meanwhile I could escape. And it has a 2 year guarantee!
It would be great if Nokia would stop wasting customer's time by introducing so many phones that are pretty much the same thing! 7210, 7250, 6610, 6610i, 3200 are pretty much all the same except some have cameras pretty much...and 5140i is pretty much the same as these phones (along with 5140 and 5100) ...by bringing out so many phones it is confusing for customers! Why does this phone not have Bluetooth? It would be handy for tradesman to have a phone that can withstand a dusty environment that they can keep in their pocket, and when their hands are dirty they can just quickly answer off the bluetooth headset...plus you'd rather damage an $80 bluetooth headset rather than a $500-$600 phone...