Nokia 6350 - Good, But....
We received this phones as a replacement / upgrade from our RAZR V3 through ATT. The phone is well designed, and easy to use. However, the volume of ring tones, speaker, and even headset are too low. I contacted the manufacturer, and spoke with their level 2 tech support. I was told that there is NO way to change this. When asked if there was something I could do equivalent to SEEM edits that I had done on the V3, they said no. In fact, their tech suggested that if I did not like the phone, to return it and find a Motorola! I think I will... If I cannnot hear it ring, if I cannot hear people talk, and I cannot edit those features to make it work, then, I will find one that will...
BTW: Other than short battery life, the phone seems to be ok.
Considering returning it for another phone
Switched our family plan to AT&T from Verizon, from a Motorola RAZR to the Nokia 6350, because two of our Verizon phones (different makes) started shutting off for no apparent reason near the end of the contract-term, and also teenage son wanted iPhone as his birthday present.
Here is what I don't like about the 6350:
-- speakerphone has crappy sound quality and you cannot start out in speaker-mode by pushing a button on the side of the phone; you must press a navigation button after the call has commenced to go into speaker mode
-- basic ringtones are very annoying, not a single decent one in the bunch, not even a basic old-fashioned ring-ring-ring
-- alert tones are too quiet even at max volume
-- battery life on 3G network is roughly half what the RAZR got on Verizon (maybe not Nokia's fault since 3G might use more power than CDMA; not sure)
-- menus are not intuitive (to me) and the choices don't make any sense; what does it mean with respect to the Media Player on the home screen: "set as empty"?
-- text-messaging not as streamlined; takes a few extra steps on the Nokia
-- when you enter a letter when looking through Names (Contacts) only names beginning with that letter are displayed; you cannot move on to the next letter in the alphabet, but keeping cycling through the same names; I'd prefer it to be an index that drops you into the full Names list starting at the letter.
Here is what I like:
-- call sound clarity is good
-- keyboard buttons are a good size and have a good feel when texting
-- predictive mode for texting seems very good at predicting (English)
-- screen is crisp and clear
-- camera is good
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looks good - isn't
Great looking little phone with lots of features, however, the volume is the worst. If you can't hear a phone ring, what good is it? It could have a lot fewer features, pump up the volume and it would be good. Too bad - I'm going to have to find something else.
Nokia 6350 ....not good for basic use
ATT Wireless, Bay area California
Pros: Nice looking, good keys, lots of applications, slim/small profile
Cons: Battery life, no speakerphone, low volume, lower signal strength.
Every year the basics of cell phones get worse and worse for me. I see the carriers pushing the applications...but forgetting people need to be able to place calls and hear them. My last three phones have been Nokia. I've been with the candy bar style phone to the clamshell through the years and have been fairly satisfied. All my phones have lasted past the two year contract and that should be standard in the industry.
Since receiving this phone I can say that it doesn't get the reception or even the battery life of my 2 year old Nokia that has never had the battery replaced. What a joke! The other annoying thing is the ptt button. There isn't a phone offered that doesn't have it. I don't want the extra. Same thing for the ATT medianet button. I don't like that you can accidently connect with the net. I don't want the extra charges ATT. I have to get it disabled through the partental controls.
Please offer good phones for people that want to talk on their cell phones.