In the spirit of keeping costs down, impotent Nokia’s 2220 slide is another low-end phone from the Fins, look but that doesn’t mean it has to look cheap. From the first, the phone is a highly stylish device that would do any pocket proud. But does it follow-through under the bonnet? Let’s find out.
The Nokia 2220 slide is just a basic handset, but that’s exactly what quite a lot of people want- a mobile phone to use as a mobile phone.
You can get your hands on one for as little as £5 a month on MobileShop.com which is cheaper than a McDonald’s meal.
Coming in an array of colours including graphite, pink, purple, turquoise and blue, this handset will still make a stylish impact when you hold it up to your ear.
Being a low-end, basic phone, the layout is so simple that the most novice of phone users will take no time in mastering this device.
“Basic” doesn’t mean “nothing” though as you get access to Nokia Life Tools, which provides access to real time information on weather, agriculture, games and your horoscope.
Other nifty little features include Nokia Xpress Audio messaging, Ovi mail and MP3 ringtones.
Media-wise, there is an FM radio which you can even record from for up to eight minutes. There’s even the option of using one of these recordings as a ringtone.
There is also a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, so you won’t be tied into any proprietary headphones to tune into Chris Evans.
The 2220 slide also comes with the Opera Mini browser, which is so good, it has taken the Apple iPhone by storm, with users making it the most downloaded app in its category.
Internet connectivity is supported through GPRS and EDGE.
The phone’s display is basic with just 128 x 160 pixels, able to show up to 65k colours, but that’s still perfectly reasonable to check your messages and do a spot of web surfing.
There is 10MB of built-in memory, which will serve you well if you’re using this handset as a phone because you already have an MP3 player, and really don’t need yet another music device.
The 2220 slide’s VGA camera is really low-end, but the fact that it packs a camera at all is really quite impressive for the price.
The battery on this handset will keep you going all day, sporting up to 8 hours of talk time and 400 hours on standby.
Overall, the Nokia 2220 slide really won’t break the budget, and you even get a few added extras for your pennies.
The Gaj-It Verdict:
Nokia has done low-end well with this handset. It looks great and has a few interesting features to keep you interested. Anyone with this handset will master it in minutes, so if you’re trying to get your nan involved with technology, get her SMSing in style.