Advantages So simple to use, and cheap
Disadvantages Not for those who love 'functions'
After my last phone came to a premature wet end (you really don't want to know what happened) I still had another six months before I was able to upgrade. Instead of opting to shell out loadsa money for a flash new phone, I bit the bullet and bought a Nokia 1100, after seeing it for sale for £18 on Amazon. Bargain!
The 1100 is erm.. a phone. That's it. No built in organisers, no bluetooth or MP3, not even a camera! It does make and receives call and text messages though! But despite its basic options, I have grown to love it.
The phone is small and light, weighing 86g and measuring 106x46x20 mm, in a 'candy bar' style (as opposed to a flip or clam phone). It comes in several bright colours (red yellow, green, dark blue, cyan, purple) and black, which I opted for. It looks basic, but a surprising amount of people have commented on how nice it looks! I was slightly embarrassed to tell them that it really is a bottom of the range phone. However, it looks more decent than many other cheap phones on the market.
The screen is rubbish, but its all you really need! It is an old monotone - it lights up when in use, and has a tacky green hue to it. However, the display is clear and provides all the information you really need. The menus have basic block-pixel pictures, and you certainly will not be able to view pictures sent to your phone!
The ring tones are pretty basic, but I find them much less irritating that what I usually endure from other people's phones! It is not polyphonic but thankfully has a vibrate function, which is my preferred option.
Because the phone is so basic, the battery lasts days and days. It takes the standard 'Nokia BL-5C,' and charges in a couple of hours. It uses the old style Nokia charger. I use it quite a lot and only have to charge it up every 5-6 days.
- Official talk time: up to 2 - 4.5 hours
- Official standby time: up to 100 - 400 hours
Scrolling through the menu, you get the following options:
1) Messages (texts)
2) Contacts (addy book)
3) Call register
6) Settings (eg time etc)
7) Alarm clock
8) Reminders (a very basic diary)
9) Games (yes it has Snake II and a game called Space Impact Plus)
10) Extras (calculator, stopwatch, countdown, tone composer, screen saver and the funky Flashlight!)
Ok I did lie a bit; there is one feature of this phone which makes it a bit special - the flashlight!! On the end is a bright LED, which you can turn on and off. It always impresses people when I show them, but to be honest, it isn't bright enough to be of much help in a blackout!
My phone has withstood a few falls from significant heights. Once the keyboard cover came off, but it is very easy to slot back in. Definitely a good phone for the clumsy.
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