I am using nokia 5140i since january 2007. But some portions from the cover are getting out automatically, first the lid cover attached in the site meant for charging, then the volume keys and push to talk key... now it looks odd. Here at Guwahati,Assam (India)I am getting it trouble to change it with a new case and I am feeling that the product may have some manufacturing defect. Please comment at your earliest and suggest me how to change it here at our place.
TEe, 12 Mar 2010This is the ultimate cell phone as far as I know. It's got everything, absolutely everything y... moreThe lack of bluetooth is a minus aswel, almost everyone calls in the car nowadays.
This is the ultimate cell phone as far as I know. It's got everything, absolutely everything you need and a lots more. The lack of memory card is the worst feature, but the battery life, the grip, the compass, the torch, and reliability covers the missing memory capacity.
It is really simply Superb....
Are very very Superb, And It would be Reached the First Rank If the Pannel is Available (!)
Whats is the little bubble thing at the top of the phone for? is it a compass or spirit level or something else??
Bought it back in 2006 and had it for a year before I traded it in for a Motorola RAZR, a year later I got this phone back after my Razr died and I still have it as my backup phone to this day. Software is total crap compared to my main (N900, previously N95) but this thing is built like a tank, four years in and the only thing that died was it's crappy camera that I never used, much better than my N95 which died after 1.7 years, via a broken battery cover and rejected SIM issue. The N900 I bought turned out to be a dud, so it's currently in service about to be replaced, I eagerly await it's return but untill then I have a phone that will sooner break the floor it falls on than itself. I'll probably never throw it away.
Have this handset since the end of 2005. Works terrific, solid and durable. Through all these years after all droppings on all kinds of surfaces, splashing all the water on it (even washing away dirt from it) it works great. Reception is excellent as with virtually any Nokia phone. While using it, only had couple of minor issues, like no sound until it get dry after getting wet (couple of times), one or two deliberate switching off... can't remember anything else.
The body (the case) has more problems:
Wrist/belt attachment accessory broke almost instantly, as it's made out of heavy duty (but constructed quite fragile) plastic and I'm not very careful user (why would I have gotten the model, otherwise, huh?).
After numerous dropping of the unit on hard surfaces it finally got couple of cracks that I had to fix with a superglue. Nothing that would affect normal functioning though...
Couple of major issues for me are:
1. Keypad: made of something too soft and too quickly wearing out. Had to replace it twice, since it quickly came to a condition when I simply couldn't see the marks on the buttons. Plus, keypad's frame detaches from the rubber-like keypad's surface almost instantly. Great disappointment.
2. Memory. No - MEMORY! M-E-M-O-R-Y!!!! It's so damn limiting to have only little more than 3 MB of memory and no memory card slot. I think Nokia did it intentionally, otherwise I wouldn't consider replacing this unit for another 5 years :)
3. Compass and thermometer are quite nice features to impress friends but not accurate enough to really use them "on the field", so to speak. I did love the flash-light, though, although lack of dedicated button for switching it on/off it makes it a little less convenient.
Overall mark: 4.45667345686 out of 5
It's too old now. But there's still no alternative from Nokia :(
I ordered a blue 5140 from Dr wireless here in L.A. Ca. 3 years ago.
I paid a modest $115 for it.
It lasted 8 days.
Diagnosed as unknown issue.
Seeing as how it was made for the european market
exclusively,repair shops were clueless.
Got this model for its' due construction to avoid braking it. Not sure if this was supposed to be a design feature but put it through the wash in my work cargo pants, 1hrs in a front loader at 50 degrees. Dried it out on a tea towl for two days charged it and low and behold I still have a phone. All I can say is nice work Nokia and if yours gets wet dry it out as you never know.
Hi all, the NOKIA 5140i is great nokia should create a memory card reader through the pop-port that would be amazing it would solve it´s small memory and turn it in to a great mp3 player with a small java applet, it´s worth it because the radio has a fine quality, unreal is such adapter with a blue tooth device, or better the upgrade to AD-5B, i keep on dreaming...
Anonymous, 23 Jun 2009I had this phone for 2 years and was very satisfied with it. It really has great features, a... moreYou can have bluetooth on 5140i by using the wireless bluetooth adapter Nokia AD-5B.
I had this phone from 2yrs and i m very happy with this phone. Sound is superb...
I had this phone for 2 years and was very satisfied with it.
It really has great features, and only thing I can complain about is low camera quality and that it doesn't have bluetooth. and keyboard is a bit hard so typing is harder than on onther nokia phones.
but overall this is amazing phone,so many features,long lasting battery,simple for use and I give it overall mark 9/10
I've had the phone for almost 3 years now, overall, I loved the ruggedness of it and the long battery life.
Sadly, I fell from my bike today and the phone screen is now cracked... :( The fall was not that hard so I am a bit disappointed that the screen cracked so easily.
Now the search for upgrade begins.
i have gthe next version up of this fone, the 5500
its alright, though i miss this model...
the interface is different, and inferior. but that a problem with the OS which you can probs hack off, i just dont care that much.
I live in Hong Kong and just brought the phone with HK$ 580, the compus is very good and so the sound metre and the theometer. the down side is its camera as I got a 6220 classic which is much better. I can connect the 5140i to my PC. But I can locate a GPS shell in Nokia outlet as I want to use 5140i in the country side not my 6220 as it is more expensive and easy to break in the tough terrain