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Nokia 7900 Prism Review

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Home screen - Nokia 7900 Prism Review
Main menu - Nokia 7900 Prism Review

Home screen

Main menu

Just as the 7500 Prism, Nokia 7900 uses Series 40 5th Edition user interface. When the phone is at standby, in the upper part of the display, information appears about the signal strength, battery status, the clock and the mobile operator. In the lower part, the functions, related to the left and right selection keys, appear, which are „Go to” and “Names” by default and you can adjust them, as well as the functions of the five directions of the D-Pad to your liking. There is an opportunity here to use Active Standby – a function that alters the appearance of the Home Screen; therefore it is rendered similar to that of the Series 60, visualizing links and information on certain applications on the screen.

The icons in the main menu are animated and are located in a 3x3 grid, as you can displace as you wish to ensure your own convenience. You can also set them to appear as List, Grid, Grid with labels or with Tabs. Working with the phone and menus is very easy, the order is intuitive and logically connected and will hardly be difficult for you. 7900 reacts comparatively fast but sometimes you can see the slow loading of some applications or submenus.

Except for changing the main menu view you can also personalize the whole view of the phone by choosing one of the 11 themes. Most of them are drawn in the shape of diamonds in various colors in order to contribute to keeping with the design line.

Themes - Nokia 7900 Prism Review
Themes - Nokia 7900 Prism Review
Themes - Nokia 7900 Prism Review
Themes - Nokia 7900 Prism Review

Themes


You have at your disposal 7 profiles that you can adjust at your own discretion; the flight profile excludes the tones and the connection with the operator, so that you can use the other functions of the device.


PhoneBook:

The Phonebook is visualized as a list of names, but there are two other options: name and number and name and picture. When you introduce a new contact, you can enter two names and a number, but in order to add more information (ringtone, picture ID, etc.), press ‘add detail’ from the options menu. During an incoming call, the picture associated with the contact, appears and takes almost the whole screen, but when you dial, the picture is very small. Except for a picture, you can add to the contact a video clip, as its sound serves as a ring tone, while the video plays on the display.

Nokia 7900 Prism Review
Nokia 7900 Prism Review
Dialing - Nokia 7900 Prism Review
Incoming Call - Nokia 7900 Prism Review
  

Dialing

Incoming Call


An important drawback of the phonebook is the fact that you can look for the contacts only by the first name, you entered, which can cause major inconvenience when working with the phone.


Organizer:

The organizer includes the following: calendar, to-do list, notes, аlarm clock, stopwatch, countdown and timer. The alarm clock offers the following settings: alarm time, alarm tone and snooze time out, and except for a single alarm, you can set the phone on an alarm, which goes off on certain days of the week. The calendar can be viewed by months and weeks, and you can add new notes with options for meeting, call, Birthday, memo and reminder. You have at your disposal also a standard, loan and scientific calculator. The rest of the organizer’s options are the standard ones and are not going to be discussed.

Nokia 7900 Prism Review
Alarm - Nokia 7900 Prism Review
Calculator - Nokia 7900 Prism Review
Timer - Nokia 7900 Prism Review
 

Alarm

Calculator

Timer


You can use voice commands for some of the functions, as well as a voice setting for the contacts in the phonebook. For this purpose it is not necessary to record them with your own voice because the text can be recognized as speech and it is necessary only to press and hold the right software button from the homescreen in order to make the voice settings/commands active.

The phone disposes of 1 GB built-in memory, so, regrettably, you will have to be content with it solely, since there is no slot for an additional one in the 7900.

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Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) OLED
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.40 x 1.77 x 0.44 inches
(112 x 45 x 11.3 mm)
3.56 oz  (101 g)
Battery830 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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