NOKIA 3250

SPECIFICATION

Size
Length 103.8mm
Width 50mm
Depth 19.8mm
Weight
115g
Main display
35x41mm QVGA
176×208 pixels
262K colours
Camera
2mp, video, 4x digital zoom
Connectivity
Tri-band GSM, EDGE, Bluetooth, USB
Memory
10MB plus 512MB MicroSD
Battery Standby
245 hours
Talk time 3 hours

LOOK AND FEEL:
A solid slab with a neat twist – the bottom bit swivels, through 900 for the camera and 1800 to present the music controls. Finish feels a bit rough, glossy parts show fingerprints.
5/10

EXTERNALS:
Lots of different materials on show in various shinynesses of metal and plastic. Uncluttered around the edges.
6/10

KEYBOARD:
Number pad on twisting section looks crowded but works well enough; elongated D pad on main section is perfectly useable.
8/10

DISPLAY:
Very good high-resolution screen with rich colours. Contrast is good.
8/10

MEMORY:
Loads. 10Mb internal plus 512MB microSD card – awkwardly located, so don’t try removing it; but at least there’s a card in the box.
8/10

CAMERA:
2 megapixel, 4x zoom with still, burst, and video modes. Music keys double as camera controls, eg for zoom. Results are average.
6/10

MANAGING MUSIC:
Good interface – intuitive and generally functional. Also synchronises nicely with Windows Media Player on a PC via USB.
8/10

PLAYING MUSIC:
Poor earbud headphones, disappointing audio quality even with replacement
headset. No equaliser functions.
4/10

IN USE:
Inserting MicroSD card is tricky, but everything else works well. Good call performance too.
7/10

EXTRAS:
Data cable and sync software in the box, Push To Talk, FM radio (didn’t work for us though), latest Symbian S60 functions, EDGE.
6/10

WE LIKE:
• Twist-for-function feature.
• Enough memory to store music, reasonable playing interface.
• Useful collection of extras (especially EDGE – when it’s available).

WE DON’T LIKE:
• Disappointing music player functions, poor earbud headset.
• Overall standard of finish.
• Poor battery life.

OVERALL:
An ok mainstream phone, but a mediocre music phone. With this level of capability, the twisting looks like a gimmick.

66%

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