Are you able to answer incoming calls without having to slide the phone open? Im only asking as my flatmate found today that when she gets a call on her SE W550i she has to swivel the phone open
i've got the phone almost a month already, i felt that.. it's quite big actually^^
Very impressed with this phone, i got it for my missus because she was having som many problems with her w800i.
i am never going to get a non nokia phone again, got this on the 3 network which constantly get slated but the service is brilliant.
3g rocks man i never used gprs ever but with 3g so much stuff to download so many freebies and very novel way three let you check your balance (I have VTT 350 so loads to play with)
network 3 - 8-10 (loses marks for having non uk based callcenters)
nokia 6280- 9-10 brilliant screen, high res video, ease of use just feels a bit plasticky but looks better then any other slider available (like the ten a penny d600 hoe drab too many poeple have these)
Chris, the first thing I did was to check the manual for backlight adjustment, but could find nothing in any obvious place. I tried the normal places on the phone and could still find nothing so I phoned the '3' technical people, twice. They didn't know either and finally advised me it couldn't be done! I had to believe them, but I was a little surprised.
The video is alright, i mean at the end of the day its just a phone. For a five minute video clip it does the job. If i want to watch TV well...... i'll watch my TV ;-)
But its a step in the right direction, give it a year or two and our phones will even do the ironing (I hope).
Stuey, have you actually tried to watch a TV show on your uber-cool video player? Let me know if you're still happy with it when you've tried to watch a few things and realised that with FF/Rew it's about as usable as Sony Betamax... no hang on, even they had FF/Rew!
OK, i missed two things. The Battery life isnt great, i'm hoping it will improve though as it is a brand new phone. let the battery settle in.
and two, this phone is great. So what possessed Nokia to spend 20p supplying it with the worst looking set of headphones i've ever seen! Theres silly wires everywhere to go around your neck etc. If i wanted cheap headphones i'd buy an MP3 player from Tesco!
This phone is just awesome. I got it two weeks ago on Three in the UK, and have since bought a 1GB miniSD card for it (More memory the better i think). It just has absolutely everything, MP3 player, Radio(!!!), 2MP camera and flash, video recording, large high quality screen that can play TV sideways 'full screen'. When you link it with a PC and install the Nokia software you can do all sorts of things, like type text messages on your PC and send them through the phone (Pretty cool), or back up everything with the press of a button. The phone looks and feels well made, its exactly the same dimensions as a W800i so its not a brick. The Nokia software is as ever, easy to use and very simple. The phone is very easy to personalise with wallpapers and real MP3 ringtones etc. Basically as yet i havent found anything wrong with it. Not for want of trying, it just seems to have it all. Everytime i use the phone i just come across ANOTHER cool feature. I would recommend this to anyone. The only word of warning i would give is to get it insured straight away and not to wave it about in the street, because this is a muggers heaven!
As i write this i'm listening to the crisp & clear radio on my 6280 ;-) So now i can listen to Chris Moyles when i get up, on the way to work, and at work, never miss a second! SCORE!
In relation to the Three network i've found it to be reliable and the 3G services they offer are pretty impressive. I cant stop downloading things!
This is by far the best phone i've ever seen, or had the pleasure to own. If you want to turn your friends green with envy look no further...........
I´m so disappointed in Nokia´s design. This phone looks like a silver brick compered to Samsung´s slider phones. Nokia´s phones have really good specs but they should try to improve their looks. Otherwise this phone is awesome but I´ll wait for a while until they´ve sorted out those software problems before bying it.
D spencer try reading the hand book first then you know how to keep the back light on longer as its 3g then you will notice the battery will not last as long but you need to charge it 3 times for the battery to get its full charge form flat each time
Just received my new phones and I have to choose between the 6280 and one other. First impressions of the 6280 are (1) I am alarmed by the short battery life, (2) There is no protection for the back of the phone where the camera is positioned and I would have to be very careful where I put it down to avoid scratching the lens or the case, (3) The back-light doesn't stay on long enough and I can't find any way of freezing it ot extending it. Also, when it goes out the screen is just about illegible, unlike the other phone I have to choose from, (4) The slide action versus flip I am not sure about. It seems that some of the keys are still vulnerable when the slide is shut, which is what I wanted to get away from when I originally went to flip, (5) The 2-meg camera and the radio are very enticing, but I'm not sure yet whether they are enticing enough to overcome my other concerns, (6) I quite like the calculator, but the manual instructions to find it don't correspond with the phone - it's in 'Applications' and not 'Organiser'. I haven't had time to check much else out yet, but I must admit to being a little disappointed so far.
I checked this phone out and it's VERY plasticky...has the standard Nokia phone "creak" even out of the box...slide it up and use the navigation keys and it feels quite flimsy, not a good sign. Personally, I'm hoping the 6125 will be a better phone, as this specs up great but doesn't live up to it.
I've had mine for a couple of days now on Australias 3 network. Love the phone, but battery life is less than 24 hours so far.
Anybody know how to make the lights stay on longer or how to make it so you get the time and date to stay on screen when in stand by mode?
Having spoken to Orange it looks like they are releasing this phone on March 13th! Why is it taking so long!!!!
I have this feeling that Nokia knew the phone had faults - and chose to release it to 3 first in order to use their customers as gunea pigs to test it out.
Here's some free advice - don't get this phone until the first press release clears out. That way you can ensure you don't get stuck with a faulty one.
Got this phone yesterday so far all god did blank out once when i changed profile, but will wait to see if it happens again, all good, but can anyone tell me if you can set the slide to cancel out of what your doing and autolock the keypad as my d600 did, and i find it very useful.
ok i just got the phone.. on AUstrlias 3G network.. so far the phone has not been 2 bad.. the camera is great.. and if ur taking picthures in the day time there excilent... The phone has shut down and reseted twice.. ones when i tried 2 play a video clip that i made (a creazy resolution of 720*480 and the 2nd time when i was messing with a file on the phone when it was connected and opened on my computer... So far when the phone is not connected to any other device i havnt had any shut downs.. the phone has worked fine. The clarity of the picthure hav been great.. and Mp4\acc video clips of 320*180 and 256audio run GREAT!!.. as stated on some reviews the sound of an MP3 as a Ringtone is quiter.. but the video clip ringtones run at a great volume.. iv i stick a 2gig stick in there it can be a mini portable Media player.. the phone is great.. just little issues here and there.. that could hav been left out with some mart engineering but any way... 9/10 from me