great phone perhaps the greatist phone but when are they gona relase a newer version with all the trimmings suck as card slot real tones and a camera that provides some level of detail
I only wish it wouldn't produce cancer. I mean for all these mobile phones...
This phone is robust, easy menu selection, lasting batteries and normal buttons for people with strong hands. All in all I think it's a great successor of some previous phones I had from Nokia. And most of all it wasn't very expensive. I only wish it would have teleportation device so I could go to Bahamas.
what do you do when you want to run an aplication and it says application error?
Awesome phone. I liked it and am using it for an year... looks are good and its really sturdy !!
Thanks Nokia for this phone...
Can someone please help? I'm looking for a 3G phone similar to 5140 - with flashlight & all other extras & also the "heavy duty" cover.
Good phone. My phone always keeps searching for operator if set in Automatic and if Fixed in Manual then loses the operator and waiths until you reset. Help..
Great phone, rugged and doesnt breakk when u drop it. Only problem is its NOT waterproof as some peopl say, i spalshed a small amount of salt water onm m,ine today, and it has now dies, apart from that a great phone
This phone is packed with unusual features. How many others offer a decibel meter, thermometer, torch, compass, stopwatch, voice recorder etc? I had mine for over two years and it performed faultlessly. I have only replaced it because it did not have bluetooth. I agree the screen could be bigger and the camera higher resolution, but for a freebie supplied by my service provider, it was hard to beat!
the Nokia 5140 is a real longlasting phone for ppl who works at construction site it has everything for work purposes radio, flashlight an even a compass real cool
I bought this about $135 & its fair price. phone is sporty but the memory and Screen quality is not enough.
some one says this one is water resist but don't think so. suitable for hard use.
overall is fairly GOOD.
i bought it on ebay. 50 bucks. fair price. phone is neat. temperature doesnt really work (its 120° in my room lol) its just for playing around. compass well... its OK... +/- 20°... at least you know that N is not S ;)
price is OK!!!
I just ordered my phone on ebay. Had to order out of the state b/c they don't sell this phone here. I can't wait. This phone reminds me of the Panasonic Duramax. I have a Nokisa 6010. Durable phone. Nokia knows what they are doing.
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brilliant phone .no others come near especially when you do contracting work.why dont they make a modern one with a bigger screen !
Best. Damn. Phone. Ever. Period. I've had my first gen 5140i since they first came out. 2 batteries, 5 cases & 10(!) keypads later, the only faults I can find are the camera Quality & the memory size, everything else is awesome.
This phone is definitley the most rugged of what is available yet could be much better. I am an earthmoving contractor and ususlly destroy a phone within 3months. In two years this one has been left in rain, had mud smeared through it and been dropped numerously without ill affect.
Battery life is good but memory frustratingly small. The rubber key pad goes soft and falls out within 6 months and its a bit slow for texting accurately. I am now on my third key pad and take care to keep the sun off the keypad as I suspect the UV attacks it. I have also needed 2 new cases (at $100 each including rubber keypad!!!)as the screen cover eventually scratches or gets white bleamishes where dented. Even so its the toughest case I have experienced.
Overall the font sizes are too small, especially the time display. I shouldnt have to put glasses on every time I want to use the phone! When you key in a phone number the numerals are enormous (wonderful for older eyes) but when you callup a number from the address book it is in small font and difficult to see (I have already set the phone on the largest font size).
The camera is disappointing as most images are too blury for printing even at postcard size.
When I bought the phone the sales rep said it had blue tooth but alas he was wrong so using the phone hands free in the truck without a tangle of cords is an unnecessary issue for me.
Overall a good phone that could be much better. I would buy another one today but only because something better is not yet available or the model has not been upgraded.
The "ruggedized" nokias are fabulous. Unfortunately like most "good" mobiles they are hard to find in the US and only sport one of the GSM frequencies used here which makes them less useful in non-urban (e.g. older towers) areas - precisely where you'd really benefit from such a phone. How about a quad band? Note to nokia - your only competitor in the States for ruggedized handsets is Motorola - they have Mil Spec ruggedized phones - but they only work on IDEN/TDMA/Nextel and who wants to go there... I would switch to any US carrier who carried these. In general why don't more cellphones have flashlights?!? I have an ancient 5100 and I must use the flashlight at least twice every day. I can't recommend these models enough.
its a bloody excellent phone, rugged, water proof, got a torch, and everything else..an outdoors type of person would need. I mean what else are you really going to use your phone for???
Its cheap, reliable and i would always buy one...except i get them for free...anyway, this would be my choice for top phone of the year.