Nokia 3200

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Nokia 3200
Nokia 3200 (white bg).jpg
Manufacturer Nokia
Compatible networks 3200: United States GSM 850/1800/1900 or
European Union GSM 900/1800/1900
3205: CDMA 800/1900, AMPS 800
Predecessor Nokia 3100
Successor Nokia 3220
Related Nokia 7250i
Form factor Candybar
Dimensions 107 x 45 x 20.8 mm
Weight 90 g (3200)
96 g (3205)
Operating system Series 40
Memory 1 MB
Battery BLD-3 780 mAh
Display 128 x 128 12-bit (4096) color CSTN
Rear camera 352 x 288 CIF (3200)
640 x 480 VGA (3205)
Connectivity IrDA

The Nokia 3200 is a mobile phone, part of the Nokia Expression (youth) series. It is based on the Nokia Series 40 platform. Its main feature set is a mix between the Nokia 3100 and Nokia 7250i. Like the Nokia 7250i, the phone has an integrated CIF camera. Other features include an XHTML browser, alarm clock, flashlight, and FM stereo radio with a 128x128 12-bit (4096) color screen. The phone has multimedia features such as picture and text messaging. Features carried over from the Nokia 3100 include ringer profiles and voice memo capability. It also has Java games (max downloadable size of game or application cannot exceed 64 kb). The phone has an extensive calendar with a lunar calendar (for the Chinese/Asian variants). The flashlight is located under the phone and can be activated by holding the "star" (asterisk) key. The camera is on the back of the phone. The 3200 can also play both polyphonic and monophonic ringtones. An interesting feature present in this phone is that the face plate system allows users to print out their own faceplate designs and use it in the phone. The phone's visual interface in its menu system is similar to that of the Nokia 3100, using large, static icons rather than animated ones.

While the phone's feature set was an improvement over the Nokia 3100, the 3200 did not quite enjoy the popularity that the 3100 did; some known complaints with the phone included its low CIF resolution camera, quirky keypad design, and its small 12-bit color display.

The Nokia 3220 addresses some of the 3200's flaws, including a better VGA resolution camera, more standard keypad layout, and 16-bit color display.

Versions[edit]

  • Nokia 3200b (RH-31) for North America - Operates on GSM 850/1800/1900 with GPRS and EDGE technology.
  • Nokia 3200 (RH-30) for Europe / Asia - Operates on GSM 900/1800/1900 with GPRS and EDGE technology.
  • Nokia 3205 - Operates on CDMA 800/1900 and AMPS 800 with CDMA2000 1xRTT technology. Features a VGA camera, a timer and night mode.

To check version type *#0000# while phone is powered on.

Reception[edit]

Kent German of CNET gave the phone 3.5 out of 5 stars lauding it's extensive personalization options, it's ability to send and receive instant messages, built-in speakerphone FM radio, decent battery life, infra-red port, and compatibility with the EDGE network while panning it's "somewhat flimsy" plastic casing, "confusing" keypad layout, "unintuitive" multimedia messaging, "basic" CIF camera and it's 1 MB of shared memory.[1]

The PhoneArena team was more positive, giving the phone a 7 out of 10. Unlike CNET they said camera was of "satisfactory" quality and its battery life was "good", they further praised it's flashlight, FM radio and speakerphone however they panned it's lack of appeal for the youth market with its "same old form factor" with the "same old series 40 graphic platform".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ German, Kent (8 April 2004). "Nokia 3200 (AT&T) Review - CNET". Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nokia 3200 review". 5 September 2004. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 

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