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NEC N343i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and sound. The build quality and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the camera and portability. Opinions are divided on the battery.

design, build quality, sound, value for money

usability, GPS navigation, screen, portability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the NEC N343i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 79 reviews)

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NEC N343i Cell Phone Review

 

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NEC N343i

 

The NEC N343i is a mobile phone with iPod-like styling that includes a large keypad and support for Telstra's i-Mode service. Retailing at a very comp...

Unique Design, Improved Interface, Large Keypad

Oddly Shaped, Display, Camera, Battery Life

The N343i is an average handset which has a unique style and design. It doesn't break any new ground, but at a competitive price it may be an option for low end users.

Expert review by:

NEC N343i

 

The NEC N343i's glossy white design reminds us somewhat of an iPod. As it's an i-mode phone, it's only currently available in Australia through Telstra.

Attractive white and silver glossy design ; Navigation improved from previous NEC models ; Supports i-mode on Telstra's network

Navigation stick can tire your thumb ; Average-sized 65K colour screen ; No video recorder

The N343i retails for $179 and is available from Telstra stores and Telstra Dealers nationally.

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Expert review by:

NEC N343i I-Mode Phone

 

This prepay i-mode primer flaunts distinctive looks, almost mimicking the iPod's white livery. Its rigid, clean lines look classy while its slimline frame gives it aspirations above its affordable prepay status.

An individual design and sleek SLVR-esque profile make it stand out from the i-mode crowd.

The screen is poor and there's scant internal memory.

The distinct design doesn't match its feature set (shame) but it's a good starting point for i-mode dabblers short on cash

Consumer review by:

NEC N343i

 

Great mobile phone introduced by NEC. I like this mobile phone because its fast and efficient. Attractive look. Smart phone with good features. Battery timing is also good.

Very easy to use ; Small stylish design ; User-friendly interface ; Very light

No memory expansion slot

Consumer review by:

NEC N343i

 

or just put contact on the metal part....

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"For its price, an excellent choice"

 

I think I've been detailed enough...

For $99 from Camberwell Telstra Shop [684 Burke Road], a phone of this quality is brilliant. My last phone was a Sony Ericsson T68i, and it was an alright phone, but this one is great. The keys make it easier to type, you can always turn off the T9...

The menu screen is quite chunky, and the settings are confusing. When I say "chunky", I mean it is hard to remember what selection is where, because you have to scroll through the menu one by one instead of [this is what I like about my old phone]...

Consumer review by:

NEC N343i

 

an solid phone let down by dodgy navigation and difficult to hear ringtones

sound is good ; solid build

only has annoying ringtones which are hard to hear in the pocket ; not a simple messaging system ; navigation is awkward ; auto-lock is slow to unlock

Consumer review by:

"an solid phone let down by dodgy navigation and difficult to hear ringtones"

 

sound is good ; solid build

only has annoying ringtones which are hard to hear in the pocket ; not a simple messaging system ; navigation is awkward ; auto-lock is slow to unlock

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable

Configuration

Audio Formats : No
Audio Playback: No
AUDIOFORMATS: No
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: Yes
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: No
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: No

Connectivity

A2DP:Not Applicable
Bluetooth: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
USB: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE: No
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: No
Technology:GSM/PCN

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operator:O2 / Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: No
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No
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