Phone Scoop Review
Apr 13, 2005 by Eric Lin
In-depth review of the affordable new Nokia 3220 GSM phone with extensive customization options for T-Mobile. read review ›
Over all this is a great phone but it has a few problems. One of them is that it doesn't have enough memory for you to listen to music and watch videos. If it had Blue Tooth, Infrared and 1.3 mp it would be the perfect phone.
- good looking
- nice menu
- good battery life
- good games
- loud ring tones
- lights up
- good reception
- voice recorder (up to 5 min)
- not enough memory
- bad video quality
- cants play music
- no Blue Tooth
- no Infrared
overall great phone
this phone is great
you can use your own pics for the faceplate
light up sides
grips so you don't drop it
a music player or mp3 ringtones would have been nice
Hard to find faceplates
Hard to find different colored grips (I suggest Ebay)
Not Washing machine durable
Nokia 3220, Very decent.
I had this little phone for approximately 10 days. Returned it due to the the 4-way button was too small and I kept hitting the wrong side, or missing the center to get to the menu. But on the whole its a nice phone. Loud ringers. Decent speaker phone.
The phone was in a pre-paid kit, but I slipped my own SIM in and used it as a contract phone.
This was my first experience w/ a camera phone. It didn't get much use, but it was fun to tinker with.
I am with T-Mobile (in NW Pa.).
-Loud ringers (almost too loud).
-Good signal, no dropped calls.
-Call quality good.
-Decent screen (better than the 6010).
-Very annoying center 4-way button.
-Headset speaker too high for placement on
Good entry level camera phone
I've had it a month with Cingular pay as you go and like it. It was $90 at Cingular but it's on sale for $60 now.
-good menu system.
-good ringtones. Has about 25 and I like 5-10 of them.
-Camera. It doesn't do well in low light, but otherwise the photos and video are good enough for me. There's not a lof of memory for photo storage.
-Very low radiation. Has the lowest SAR of any phone out there I know of.
-grip pads on the side
-speaker is weak. It can be hard to hear callers.
-no side keys to adjust call volume. It can only be adjusted during a call using the left and right menu buttons.
-keypad is a bit small and hard to use, especially the middle select button.
-not a GPS phone.
-It's small so easy to carry, but maybe too small. I'd like a bigger keypad.
-the flashing lights are fun, or they can be turned off if you don't like them.
-Internet capable but I think you only get a few sites and I don't want to use it and pay for that service.
The weak speaker is the biggest problem but I don't use my phone much so that doesn't bother me. For the low price and non-heavy use this is a good phone with some nice features.
What a neat phone, and at a great price!
Free online right now this cute candy bar phone features a beautiful color screen. Nokia made one fun phone and they remembered to make this model just as reliable as its predecessors. Plus the video camera feature is too cool! And the changeable covers make you feel like you have a new phone everyday. I give this device a 5 out of 5. Outstanding!
I recommended this phone to my co-worker
I told my co-worker that she would love this phone, and today she got it from T-Mobile and I was right! She loves it! Great graphics, nice features, OUTSTANDING call quality and signal strength. If you are looking to get this phone, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
I Think I'm In Love !!!!
This phone is everything I asked for.
- Light weight
- Descent camera
- Small Easy Fit In Pockets
- Great Eye Appeal
- Changeable face plates
- Heavy Duty
- Customize your face plate with your own pics.
- Inexpensive face plates
- No music tones
- Faceplates hard to find
This upgrade to the 3200 keeps the design-your-own cover feature and it adds flashing lights and it upgrades the screen from the 4096 color to 16,000+ colors. Plus the polyphonic chords go from 8 to 16. And this phone has a camera and video recorder. All this phone lacks is the FM Radio. But other than that this phone will keep you entertained and it will perform very well. I give it a perfect 5.
Great phone overall
The Nokia 3220 is my 3rd phone from Tmobile. I will never stray from Nokia again. Nokia phones have never given me a problem, including this one. I previously had an older motorola phone (I can't remember the model) and thent he NOkia 6010. I upgraded to this phone because it fit my personality well. The biggest thing that kept this phone from getting a full 5 rating is a few minor things.
- The menu button is very hard to push at first. It takes a while to get used to, and if you have big fingers this phone is probably not for you.
-The camera is good considering it is a phone.
-Great Nokia quality
-Speakerphone (kind of low but not to bad)
-Yahoo, ICQ and AIM messaging
-Lights on the side make the phone easy to see when it's dark out.
-Ability to change phone covers, and personalize the phone more than any other I've had.
-Picture caller ID (you don't have to have the pictures in the Gallery to keep the picture ID. Once it's saved to a contact you can delete the picture and when that person calls their picture will still show up).
-No HiFi Ringers (the real songs)
-Can't assign one person to a ringtone, only caller groups.
-Menu button makes it hard to take self portraits.
Other than those minor things this phone is great. Great reception with Tmobile in the Central Florida area. I would recommend this phone to everyone with tiny fingers. Ha ha!
LOVE this phone
This phone is true to Nokia reputation - aways reliable, great reception, battery life, very easy to use. Returned a Sony Ericsson and bought this phone unlocked on Ebay for use on Cingular network in South Florida. Read the reviews saying this is a 'kids' phone - I'm probably a dinosaur compared to most of you, but I love it - especially the flashing lights and changeable covers. I may not be a kid, but I'm not dead LOL. I like the cool stuff too!
Great reception, battery life
Nokia searches multiple letters in contacts
Easy to read display
Love the flashing lights
Pretty good built in ring tones
Perfect size for pocket or purse
Sturdy, easy to hold
Camera's adequate for a phone
Buttons small but easy to use
Speaker is good (could be a little louder)
wish it had individual ring tones
wish it had music ring tones
Buttons probably too small for a guy
Overall a great phone. Thanks to Ebay (Cingular has crappy phones)