Here is a short manual on how the music player in Nokia 7390 is controlled: save the corresponding file into the phone memory or onto a memory card, run the music player, wait for it until it looks up the new items in the file structure and then listen to the result. Control functions like fast forwarding, switch between music pieces etc. are viewed on the display in the form of a four-way control key.
The player menu allows for organizing files in a custom way or by artist/album/genre/composer. There is also an integrated five-band equalizer, which changes the sound in five pre-set or two user-configurable editing options. Besides, Nokia 7390 is able to play music through Bluetooth as well as to download files from Internet. Repeat and shuffle are available too.
Unlike other applications the music player can be minimized while one works with the phone functions. Running music files are visualized on the active stand-by display, from where it is possible to fast forward songs or switch from one song to another. Playing gets stopped when a call is coming in or another multimedia function (camera, radio) is used.
As we mentioned several times already, Nokia 7390 is equipped with an integrated FM tuner. In order to receive radio broadcast you need to plug in the earphones as they serve as an antenna. The radio options alone fit into Nokia standards – you can save radio stations, search stations automatically, switch between mono and stereo output, or let the sound go out through the built-in speakers. Unfortunately, Nokia 7390 does not feature RDS, that is, it cannot receive radio station data.
Inside the retail package along with the phone itself you will also find a number of interesting accessories. Even though Nokia 7390 is not advertised as a multimedia phone, it comes along with a microSD 128 MB memory card and a standard SD adapter for memory card readers. (Let us just add that users have 21 MB of internal memory space). Here you will also find a wired stereo headset Nokia HS-60 for listening to music and voice dialing.
Nokia remains non-conventional even in the elaboration of its headset. Instead of common wires it has applied a non-traditional slip over one’s head; besides, the set is so long that storing it will create you worries rather than pleasure. The remote control only features two keys for switching between songs / stations and activation of voice dialing; it does not allow you to control volume, play / stop music files or receive calls. The latter functions are reached through keys on the external cover of the phone.
In the retail package you will also find a stylish silver wrist band. To our opinion, silver is not the material that suits black the most, but on the other hand, when Nokia creates extravagant models, extravagancy usually breathes from every single detail. Nokia 7390 is no exception to the rule.
As far as data options are concerned, Nokia 7390 offers nearly all of them: you are going to appreciate GPRS Class 10 in GSM networks as well as its faster EDGE version, also in Class 10. If you’d like to communicate even faster, you can use 3G networks. The phone communicates with other devices via wireless technologies like IrDA and Bluetooth. If you do not mind wires, then you may also use the above mentioned miniUSB connector.
Nokia stylish phones have always been somehow special, different, so it is difficult to state who their direct competitors are. On the other hand, functions play an important role too. One of the most serious rivals for Nokia 7390 in the category of 300-350 euros will be Sony Ericsson K800. The most serious advantages of the latter are its 70 MB internal memory, its built-in camera that creates higher-quality images than the camera in Nokia 7390 and its competitive price. On the other hand, Nokia 7390 has an external display with better saturation, and most of all – EDGE.
Anyway, Nokia 7390 is not only a design product, but also a device of superb functions. Care is visible even in the tiniest details. The only drawback is the phone’s price of 380 euro. For this money nowadays you could easily have a high-end phone, including a smartphone with an OS and plenty of additional options.