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Explain me what is justice, what is right?
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Help me choose a phone! XD (Warning: Lengthy and contains two polls)

I admit that the purposes of this entry are entirely selfish, although it may help other users who are looking to purchase a new mobile phone. Very, very long story short, I need to upgrade my Nokia 3595 (which has served me VERY well for the past three years) to another phone that has at least the same functionality and is currently supported by T-Mobile (I'm on contract with them). Preferably, this would be another Nokia phone, and I'm looking at five Nokia models that are supported by T-Mobile. I can't decide between them (although I'm leaning towards the 6133 or maybe 5300), and I would like any information that someone who has used them can give. But I would appreciate input on any T-Mobile supported phone that offers the basics I'm looking for.

Here are the aspects that I require:
  • Supported by T-Mobile -- this is non-negotiable
  • Provides access to the mobile web
  • Provides at least 30 URL bookmarks for the mobile web
  • Text and/or multimedia messaging
  • Durable and able to last at least a year of normal use
  • Good battery life that doesn't require recharges of more than once every day after six months of use
  • Display is easy to view and/or can be customized for easier viewing
  • Good call quality and volume control
  • High level of call reliability under normal circumstances
  • No major technical problems or issues
Anything else is pretty much extra though nice to have. And I certainly don't need (or even want) anything that looks "cool" and/or trades efficiency and functionality for a wide host of extra features.

So, I'm presenting two polls. Warning, they're both lengthy. The first one basically asks you if you've used at least one of the five Nokia models I'm looking at (3220, 5300, 6030, 6103, and 6133) and whether you would recommend them. If you haven't, Question #8 gives you an opportunity to list a different phone if you have one in mind. And the second one asks you what kind of experience you've had with various aspects of the phone you recommended. I will take every bit of information from these polls (as well as comments left to the entry) into consideration.

Because I may be basing my decision on the information from this entry, please be as objective and honest as possible. And please do not recommend or give information about any phone that you haven't personally used or only have secondhand knowledge of (such as talking about your friend's phone that you've never even touched).

Thank you all very much in advance. =)

This poll is closed.

1. Have you used at least one of the following Nokia phone models?: 3220, 5300, 6030, 6103, and 6133 (If you have used a different phone of any model or brand and would like to recommend it, please skip to #8 to list it there.)

Yes, I have used at least one of the listed Nokia phone models
4(26.7%)
No, I have never used any of the listed Nokia phone models
11(73.3%)

2. If you have ever had personal experience with the Nokia 3220, would you recommend it?

I have never had experience with this phone
7(87.5%)
I would highly recommend it
0(0.0%)
I would recommend it
0(0.0%)
I might or might not recommend it, depending on your needs
1(12.5%)
I would not recommend it
0(0.0%)
I would definitely not recommend it
0(0.0%)

3. If you have ever had personal experience with the Nokia 5300, would you recommend it?

I have never had experience with this phone
7(87.5%)
I would highly recommend it
0(0.0%)
I would recommend it
1(12.5%)
I might or might not recommend it, depending on your needs
0(0.0%)
I would not recommend it
0(0.0%)
I would definitely not recommend it
0(0.0%)

4. If you have ever had personal experience with the Nokia 6030, would you recommend it?

I have never had experience with this phone
5(62.5%)
I would highly recommend it
0(0.0%)
I would recommend it
0(0.0%)
I might or might not recommend it, depending on your needs
2(25.0%)
I would not recommend it
1(12.5%)
I would definitely not recommend it
0(0.0%)

5. If you have ever had experience with the Nokia 6103, would you recommend it?

I have never had experience with this phone
6(75.0%)
I would highly recommend it
1(12.5%)
I would recommend it
1(12.5%)
I might or might not recommend it, depending on your needs
0(0.0%)
I would not recommend it
0(0.0%)
I would definitely not recommend it
0(0.0%)

6. If you have ever had experience with the Nokia 6133, would you recommend it?

I have never had experience with this phone
7(87.5%)
I would highly recommend it
0(0.0%)
I would recommend it
1(12.5%)
I might or might not recommend it, depending on your needs
0(0.0%)
I would not recommend it
0(0.0%)
I would definitely not recommend it
0(0.0%)

7. If you have used more than one of the listed phone models, which one would you recommend the most?

Nokia 3220
1(12.5%)
Nokia 5300
0(0.0%)
Nokia 6030
1(12.5%)
Nokia 6103
1(12.5%)
Nokia 6133
1(12.5%)
None of them -- all of the ones I've used suck!
0(0.0%)
I have never used any of the ones listed above
3(37.5%)
I know you would prefer a Nokia, but I have a different recommendation that I will list in #8 or as a comment to this entry
1(12.5%)

8. If you have a different recommendation for a phone, please list it here. Again, please keep in mind the needs I listed in this entry.



The next poll, completely optional (or at least, more so than the first poll, LOL), asks about your experience with specific aspects of the phone you recommended in the first poll. If you did not recommend a phone at all, this next poll is entirely skippable.

Poll #963839 Of the phone you recommended the most in the first poll, what was your experience with its...
This poll is closed.

1. Call quality and volume?

Great call quality with easy and convenient volume control
2(40.0%)
Decent call quality and fairly good volume control
0(0.0%)
Okay call quality/volume control
2(40.0%)
Poor call quality/volume control
0(0.0%)
Very poor call quality/volume control
0(0.0%)
Not sure
1(20.0%)

2. Reliability of calls with normal use?

Calls are rarely or never dropped without warning
4(80.0%)
Calls are occasionally dropped without warning
0(0.0%)
Calls are sometimes dropped without warning
0(0.0%)
Calls are frequently dropped without warning
0(0.0%)
Calls are almost always dropped without warning
0(0.0%)
Not sure
1(20.0%)

3. Battery life with normal use? Assume that the battery is at least six months old.

Battery drains very slowly and requires recharging less often than every four days or so
3(60.0%)
Battery drains slowly and requires recharging at least once every four days
1(20.0%)
Battery drains at a moderate rate and requires recharging at least once every three days
0(0.0%)
Battery drains quickly and requires recharging at least once every two days
0(0.0%)
Battery drains very quickly and requires recharging at least once every day or more frequently
0(0.0%)
Not sure
1(20.0%)

4. Physical durability?

Very durable, can last well over two years with normal use, or can sustain occasional accidental abuse without malfunctioning too badly (ie., occasional liquid splatters, occasional drops, etc.)
2(40.0%)
Durable, can last well over a year with normal use and may be able to sustain rare accidental abuse
2(40.0%)
Breaks or falls apart slightly easily, may be able to last at least a year of normal use
0(0.0%)
Breaks or falls apart easily, may not last for more than a year of normal use, susceptible to occasional accidental abuse
0(0.0%)
Breaks or falls apart very easily, may not be able to last a full year of normal use, very susceptible to any accidental abuse
0(0.0%)
Not sure
1(20.0%)

5. Frequency of technical problems or issues? Some examples would include the phone "freezing" or requiring a restart to clear an intermittent problem.

Few or no significant technical problems experienced
4(80.0%)
Occasional technical problems that require calls to tech support to resolve
0(0.0%)
Some technical problems that require calls to tech support to resolve
0(0.0%)
Frequent technical problems that require many calls to tech support to resolve, or significant issues that cannot be resolved
0(0.0%)
Constant, ongoing technical problems that resulted in many calls to technical support and/or cannot be resolved
0(0.0%)
Not sure
1(20.0%)

6. If the phone you recommended does have any technical problems/issues that would affect use, please list them here (or in a comment to this entry), including "minor" ones.

7. Display?

Large screen, clear display, easily discernible and/or large text, good backlighting, background that is blank or can be customized to not detract from nor obstruct the view of information
0(0.0%)
Middle-sized to large screen, clear display, text is large and/or easy to read, good backlighting, background is blank or customizable
3(60.0%)
Middle-sized screen, clear display, text is large and/or easy to read, good backlighting, background is not customizable but does not obstruct the view of information
0(0.0%)
Small to middle-sized screen, clear display, text is easy to read, decent backlighting, background is not customizable but does not obstruct the view of information
1(20.0%)
One or more of the following applies: Very small screen, display is distorted or hard on the eyes, text is hard to read, poor or no backlighting, background obstructs view of information and cannot be customized to not do so
0(0.0%)
Not sure
1(20.0%)

8. Access to the mobile web?

Very fast and reliable connectivity to the mobile web, and browser is convenient to use
0(0.0%)
Fast and reliable connectivity to the mobile web, and browser is convenient to use
1(20.0%)
Decent speed of connectivity to the mobile web, may occasionally disconnect spontaneously, and browser is convenient to use
1(20.0%)
Slow connectivity to the mobile web, may sometimes disconnect spontaneously, and browser is fairly convenient to use but has a few "quirks"
1(20.0%)
At least one of the following applies: Very slow connectivity to the mobile web, frequently disconnects spontaneously, or browser is inconvenient to use
0(0.0%)
Phone does not have this feature
0(0.0%)
Not sure
2(40.0%)
Phone has this feature, but I've never used it
0(0.0%)

9. If you have had experience with using the mobile web on the phone you recommended, do you know how many URL bookmarks it allows you to store in the phone?

Over 100
0(0.0%)
Between 51 and 100
0(0.0%)
Between 26 and 50
0(0.0%)
Between 15 and 25
0(0.0%)
Fewer than 15
0(0.0%)
Not sure
4(80.0%)
N/A -- Phone doesn't have access to the mobile web, or I've never used it on this phone
1(20.0%)

10. SMS/Text messaging feature? (Allows you to send text messages of up to 160 characters.)

Very easy and convenient to use
2(40.0%)
Easy and convenient to use
2(40.0%)
Decent level of ease and convenience of use
0(0.0%)
Difficult or inconvenient to use
0(0.0%)
Very difficult or inconvenient to use
0(0.0%)
Phone does not have this feature
0(0.0%)
Not sure
1(20.0%)
Phone has this feature, but I've never used it
0(0.0%)

11. Multimedia messaging feature? (Allows you to send larger text messages, or messages that contain images and audio.)

Very easy and convenient to use
0(0.0%)
Easy and convenient to use
2(40.0%)
Decent level of ease and convenience
0(0.0%)
Difficult or inconvenient to use
0(0.0%)
Very difficult or inconvenient to use
0(0.0%)
Phone does not have this feature
0(0.0%)
Not sure
1(20.0%)
Phone has this feature, but I've never used it
2(40.0%)

12. Camera?

Easy to use and takes very high quality pictures for a camera phone
0(0.0%)
Easy to use and takes decent pictures for a camera phone (may be very slightly grainy or distorted, but the subject is still discernible)
2(40.0%)
Fairly easy to use and takes decent pictures for a camera phone
0(0.0%)
Difficult to use, or takes poor quality pictures for a camera phone (subject is frequently very grainy or distorted, even after special care has been taken in obtaining the shot)
0(0.0%)
Very difficult to use, or takes very poor quality pictures for a camera phone (most or all snapshot attempts are not worth the time or space required to take and store the pictures)
0(0.0%)
Phone does not have this feature
2(40.0%)
Not sure
1(20.0%)
Phone has this feature, but I've never used it
0(0.0%)

13. Memory capacity? (This includes not only image or audio files, but also capacity to store messages, call log lists, or contact lists)

At least 5 MB of storage memory or can be expanded with a memory card; never seems to run out of memory with normal use
1(25.0%)
At least 4 MB of storage memory, or almost never seems to run out of memory with normal use
1(25.0%)
At least 3 MB of storage memory, or may occasionally run out of memory with normal use
1(25.0%)
At least 2 MB of storage memory, or may sometimes run out of memory with normal use
0(0.0%)
Less than 2 MB of memory storage, or may frequently run out of storage memory with normal use
1(25.0%)

14. Any additional comments you'd like to make about the phone you recommended? (You may also leave a comment to this entry if there isn't enough space here.)



Once again, a huge thank you to everyone who contributes to this!
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