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Best Nokia PAYG phones


Written on 12/19/2009 12:44:00 PM by poison_ivy


Nokia 1661

The Good: Dirt Cheap, only £20 at Vodafone or £7.95 over at dial-a-phone. You can't get any cheaper than that. For less than £20 you have a colored mobile phone with flashlight, FM radio and basic messaging and MMS. That's the most you can get out of this phone, it doesn't have a camera or an MP3 player and you can't even assign ringtones to your contacts. Call quality is average and the design is very basic.

The Bad: For a very basic phone you'd expect it to have a higher than average call quality but sadly, everything's average about this phone except the price. For long commutes you can listen to the radio or play with the three pre-installed games but that's it.


Nokia 2730

The Good: I chose the Nokia 2730 as the best choice for a midrange phone mainly because of one reason: 3G. The Nokia 2730 is the cheapest 3G phone you can find nowadays. Nokia also packed the 2730 with features such as 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth with A2DP, microSD and an FM radio. The Nokia 2730 also features a sleek design.

The Bad: Of course since Nokia can't even make their most expensive phones right, don't expect a lot out of your 2730. Picture quality of the 2 megapixel camera is poor and audio quality is average but again, the 3G feature lets you browse the web. Be sure to install Opera Mini though as their pre-installed browser is crap.


Nokia 5800

The Good: For less than £200 you'll get a touchscreen smartphone with the Nokia 5800. All of the features of a mainstream smartphone is on the Nokia 5800: 5 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G, GPS, FM radio. The Nokia 5800 is also a very good music player and has a 3.5mm headset jack on board.

The Bad: So, what is everyone looking for in a touchscreen phone? That cool iPhone flicking interface. Unfortunately, the 5800 isn't so finger flicking friendly. You have to use the scroll bars on the side a lot. The 5800 also has a resistive touchscreen so it's not as responsive as its Samsung counterpart: the i8910 HD. For a full review, check out my Nokia 5800 review.

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  1. Κάρτες r4i |

    I like Nokia's all phone it has very nice functionality with resonable price I am very excited about this one.Thank you for this one

  2. Anonymous |

    I have to agree, the Nokia 2730 has the best bang for the buck.


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