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The Forefather Of Smartphones Still Good

Reviewing: Nokia 3650  |  Rating:
lordofdarkness66 By lordofdarkness66 on
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Screen: 176x208 4096 colors

OS: Symbian S60

Network: GSM 900/1800/1900

Tunes: 24 Chord Polytones

Images: All

Memory: 14MB Internal + External MMC

Internet: GPRS, Dial Up

This is one of the first symbian or smartphones to be launched by nokia. The reason I'm writing about this phone is that my friend recently let me use the phone. Its a big phone and has an interesting, if not an overly bulky look. Whats surprising is that its relatively light for its size, as light as my 3120. The keypad is circular which is unconventional for any phone. There is a 0.3 megapixel camera at the back of the phone and bluetooth for phone to phone or phone to pc file transfer. The keypad is very hard to use and constantly slips to the next key due to its shape. The power consumption of this phone is amazingly high, even a brand new battery lasts only about 7 hours (standby time). There are major problems with the symbian applications. Most of the newer software cant be run on the 3650 and even if it does work, it constantly "hangs" or shuts the phone down. However I've heard that latest firmware versions, when installed on this phone, will solve that problem. The price of this phone has dropped a lot the past few years. I can't find a brand new model (probably it's out of production) but I've seen second hand or used models that cost around $90. So if you dont want a fancy phone with all the latest features but a cheap symbian phone and get to know what a smartphone is all about, then the Nokia 3650 is the phone for you.