...Bienvenue 5300

A few days before my Nokia 3120 gave up, I'd been looking into phones because my family had been pestering me to get a 'better' phone, considering the condition the 3120 was in. So when it did die, I wasn't completely unprepared to buy.

I didn't want to spend too much on a device I'd primarily use to make calls. But if I was going to spend and get a phone, I'd want at least some features. The principal features I was looking for were connectivity via Bluetooth and USB and a music player. Secondary were camera, radio and connectivity via IR and whatever else would come as part of the package. And I didn't need any of these to be top of the line. I was happy with a 1 megapixel camera rather than shell out for a 3 megapixel one that I wouldn't really use.

Now, I'm partial to Nokia phones. I think they've the best, most intuitive interfaces around. And most of them are very well built and the standard features are well thought out. Plus, I've been using Nokia PC Suite for years now and I think it has all basic features I'd need or want to put stuff on my phone. It's bulky but it works. Also, I wanted to be able to access my SMSs and contacts on the phone and save them on my computer. As far as I know, most other phones don't let you into the phone memory even if you can connect them to your machine.

So I finally settled on the Nokia 5300. It's price was short of the upper limit on my budget and it had a music player, FM radio, 1.3 megapixel camera and a mini USB port, Bluetooth and IR! Everything I wanted.

It's a little flimsy, the body is plastic. It's a far cry from the solid feel of my 3120. And the screen's supposed to be problematic. And the battery doesn't last very long. And the camera's image quality is not great. But so what? I'll be careful with it. And I'll carry my charger with me. And I've got a Sony digital camera anyway, so I won't be using this much. ( Who am I trying to convince again? )

All in all, it's great for me; just what I need, in the price range I can afford, with features and looks that I like. Let's see how this one works out.


Mona said...

I hate to say adieu to my old things / friends or whatever...

Ok so you got Nokia...Be careful about the battery.. they are exploding as bombs these days.

& NGAC when is your birthday next month ?

no.good.at.coding said...

I hate change too! Hate leaving things I'm comfortable with, behind.

There's been battery scares all over the place; even HP had a recall on some of it's batteries. Luckily, I've not been affected yet. I'm not overly worried though, it's just one of those things that's out of your control, but which you have to deal with anyway, if it happens to you.

And how did you know my birthday was next month? It's on the third :)

Charles said...

You put your Astrological Sign in your profile, so she guessed, you have now confirmed it. If you don't want it known, don't put it out there... :) Of course you know Mona's probably going to post a really nice Birthday wish to you on your birthday. She's nice like that.

no.good.at.coding said...

Actually, I was wondering how she knew the month. But it just came to me, I mentioned it one of my replies to one of her very first comments on my blog. It's amazing that she remembered!

She's nice like that.
I know, I saw her post for snowelf :) She's sweet. I'm glad I met her and you, Charles. You guys are really nice people!

Charles said...

I try my best, maybe someday I'll be nice like some of my friends are. You've been a good find, yourself you know.

no.good.at.coding said...

Thank you Charles, that means a lot coming from you :)

Charles said...

Since it is still the 3rd here, Happy Birthday. I thought it'd be a bit more personal to wish you on your own blog. May you enjoy the following year, and grow into all you can desire to be.

no.good.at.coding said...

Thank you again Charles. (Still 3rd here too) :)