Nokia 7280 review

Camera:  the lens is on the back of the phone and is exposed by sliding the unit.  The display is used as a view finder and the silver button of the scroll wheel takes the picture.  There are three modes of pictures available, standard, portrait and night (for low lighting).  The camera has resolution of 640x480 with zoom capabilities and producers pictures in JPEG format.  Pictures look good on the phone screen, probably because it is small.  I have taken many indoor and outdoor pictures with this phone and when downloaded to my computer they appear grainy.

Below are some examples: 

Indoor: Normal and with zoom

Media player: this feature allows the user to watch streaming videos.  However, the screen is so small it is almost pointless.


Radio: like most Nokia's I have owned the radio will only work with an attached headset.
Voice recorder:  records up to 3 minutes and allows phone conversations to be recorded, with the parties hearing a slight beep every 5 seconds.


  • To Do list
  • Calendar
  • Alarm clock
  • PC sync – I was able to sync to my computer via the infrared connection.  It was fast and allowed me to download all my contacts in a matter of minutes.


Web: The internet connection is slow to load and because of screen size navigation is difficult.


Multimedia messaging: send and receive messages containing text, images (JPEG, GIF, WBMP, BMP and PNG), audio and video.
Email: there is no email client on this phone, but per the manual one can send and receive emails via text messaging.  I was unable to get this to work.
Text messaging: create, send, edit, and receive text messages (SMS) up to 160 characters



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  • Display 104 x 208 pixels
  • Camera 0.3 MP VGA
  • Storage 0.05 GB
  • Battery 700 mAh(3.00h talk time)

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