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Little cute phone by nokia to waste ur money


Aug 16, 2005 by mahbub2006

I have just want to say-----
#this phone is little & cute
#has no facilities like other nokia phones
#poor graphics
#poor sound
#very limited memory
#loud speaker is good for nothing, only showing



Oct 19, 2004 by jcoons22

phone is way to complicated for an ordinary user

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least favorite


Nov 10, 2004 by phonemom

Have always been pleased with my Nokia's...until now.
Bought 4 of these for the family since they were small & cute...just to find out they don't work very well...
1. It's hard to hear well on them.
2. Can't believe the buttons are so hard to push...they're all connected in a long plastic row!
3. Poor reception.
4. Bizarrely cheap sounds and ...
5. Embarrassing to be seen with!
6. Poor graphics.
7. Poor, limited gaming ability.
8. Very limited memory...make sure you don't use the larger images to associate with your contacts...you'll run out of room quickly!
9. Quirky to program.
10. Menu not user friendly...limited, if any, shortcuts available. Not flexible for user!

Absolutely the Pits


Dec 9, 2004 by terdflower

I am on my second 3120 in 10 weeks and it's worse than the first. If you want a phone capable of going from full charge to battery low in just 24 hours, this is the phone for you. And literally all of that battery drain happens on standby because it's extremely rare that I talk more than 15 minutes in a day and I'm not into games, text messaging or wireless internet. And you're dreaming if you think Nokia cares and, of course, Cingular ... well, we won't even go there. Don't buy this phone, period. And if you want to be treated like your business is valued, stay away from Nokia and stay away from Cingular. That comes from a customer who's been with Cingular continuously for 10 years and used Nokia products for at least 6 of those years.

Classy, elegant, stable, but cheap screen


Jul 29, 2005 by aegrotatio

This is a very small phone--much smaller than any other Nokia I have seen. The screen is high-resolution but very poor quality. I got it specifically to try out the Cingular network (and it's the winner by far in Northern VA).

The phone has excellent reception, though not as stable as the larger Nokias are. The 3120 makes up for this by using the new Adaptive Multi-Rate voice codec. This coded gets much better sound on poor signals as it automatically adjusts the codec based on signal quality and network congestion. This is also why the 3120 does not allow you to select the codec like most other GSM Nokia phones.

One very clever feature is that the speakerphone is implemented by the ringtone speaker. I wonder why nobody thought of this before? It's a brilliant solution and it's much louder than even my cordless landline speakerphones at home.

Small, can be hung on a lanyard (see Cons).
Light (see Cons).
Shiny, elegant.
Extremely loud and useful speakerphone.
AMR codec (see Cons).
Great reception.
Useful internet browser with good fonts.
Ringtones that use vibrator will blink backlight with the tune.

Small (hard to press the keys).
Light (easy to drop!!).
Horribly cheap and poor quality screen looks like a fuzzy TV picture and many partially stuck pixels (solid black screens aren't).
AMR codec is the only one available (no way to select EFR or HFR manually); phone audio snobs should look elsewhere.
Speakerphone/ringtone "orifice" very easy to block and seems to be easily damaged if that happens.
AOL Instant Messenger application takes at least 10 minutes to log in and randomly sounds the SMS ringtone for an AIM event even when nothing was received.

Bad Phone or Bad Service, not sure which.


Jan 25, 2005 by LovedSanyo

The Nokia VX3120 is a poor replacement for my good old brick of a phone, the Sanyo 4900. I think I was spoiled.

Small and cute.
Easy menu.

Sounds very toyish, like an old AM radio.
Cannot change reminder tone, or set individual ringers for incoming calls.
Battery life is average but drains abruptly.

It may just be the service in my area, but the signal is poor and cuts out, repeatedly. I would advise anyone living in Garland, near Firewheel to steer clear of Cingular/ATT, at least for now.

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