Communication made easy
Let’s go back to past and look at one of the best phones at the time: The Nokia 1280.
A phone’s purpose isn’t just for communication anymore; they’re for games, listening to music, camera use and just simply for display, like an accessory. For other people though, a phone serves as an item of security. We feel safer when we have our phones around – it is a pocket away for calling help, and sending emergency messages. If you’re this type of person, you might want to consider Nokia 1280, it’s simple and easy. Sometimes you don’t need the fancy stuff you can normally find in today’s Nokia Lumias or iPhones like a camera, microSD slot for storage expansion, internet, and awesome HD graphics in color.
The Nokia 1280 from 2010 is an affordable ultra basic dual band GSM mobile phone that has a classic candybar design, lightweight and rugged. A phone designed for practical use, the 1280 is complete with the basic phone functionality, performance and it’s also a tough one (dropping it by accident like it doesn’t matter).
The Nokia 1280 is 107.2 mm x 45.1 mm, 15.3 mm thick, and weights 81.9 g with a 3.45 cm display. With 1280’s cute size you can keep it anywhere, your purse or pocket. The handset makes communication simple with its large, dust-resistant keypad, lots of storage for text messages and an integrated hands free speaker, basic indeed, which the battery compensates for. The Li-Ion 800 mAh battery (BL 5CB) provides a talk time of 8 hours and 30 minutes, while stand by time can take up to 540 hours (that’s 22 days). Its simplicity is perfect for practical use, or for an extra phone for emergency use.
Other features include a built-in stereo, FM radio, Nokia Life Tools, exchangeable color covers, flashlight, speakerphone, 3 games (bounce, rapid roll and snake xenzia), calendar, voice memo, predictive text input, converter, countdown timer, and stopwatch. Its phonebook can save up to 500 (important) contacts.
If you are going to some sketchy dark places, and do not want to be seen walking around with your fancy gold iphone 5S… this is the phone for you. Snatchers probably wouldn’t go for it, and if they did it’s not much of a loss really as you could just get a new one… heck, get 2 or 3 more as it is quite cheap nowadays.