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Nokia 6280

Reviewing: Nokia 6280  |  Rating:
James Ritchie By James Ritchie on
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Nokia is possibly the most prolific mobile phone manufacturer out there, and the sheer breadth of its release spectrum is boggling; not surprisingly, the company has had to continually refine its product with every incarnation. The 6280 takes some of the manifold functions of a smartphone, crippled albeit, and bundles it with an appealing slider design and big, bright display to hit the right compromise between form and function.

Among the feature list of this model is: 2 megapixel camera on the rear for stills in addition to a front-embedded VGA for video-calling, 8 MB of in-built memory with mini-SD expandability, MP3 and 3GPP format playback and, of course, the now prevalent Bluetooth wireless communication standard for accessories and file sharing.

The phone hits all the right notes capability-wise; pack-in apps are the essentials, while Java is also supported if you feel the need. The speakers are loud enough for enjoying tunes in public, and FM radio is also catered for (with use of a Nokia headset). An 'organizer' suite, comprised of a stopwatch program, alarm clock, calendar and to-do list among a selection of others is also much appreciated.

In terms of aesthetic and design, the phone is comfortable, compact and sleek. If I am to level any criticisms at the phone it would be a lack of durability (my cover is coming off and will not slot back into place completely due to damage, the back is scratched and the screen is scuffed) and a blur-prone camera. Overall, a solid product.