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Nokia 1208

alaTest has collected and analyzed 894 reviews of Nokia 1208. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the camera. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 1208 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 user reviews of Nokia 1208 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Comments about the reliability and battery are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the camera.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 1208 Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackNokia 1208 Sim Free Unlocked Mobile PhoneNokia 1208 Mobile Phone T-Mobile Pay As You Go (Pre Pay)

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nokia 1208


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Nokia 1208 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The price and reliability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the camera and size, while there are some mixed reviews about the durability.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: T-Mobile Nokia 1208 Prepaid Cell PhoneNokia 1208 Unlocked Cellphone with 850Mhz BandNokia 1208 Prepaid Phone (T-Mobile)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Carly Page (

Nokia 1208


The Nokia 1208 is an easy-to-use candybar handset, ideal for those after a handset equipped with basic phone functionality, or for those looking for a spare for use at the weekend.

It may be cheap, but the 1208 is a stylish piece of kit, sporting a textured matte-black casing with coloured accents on its rubberised keys. It measures in at a fairly compact 102 x 44.1 x 17.5mm too, so it should squeeze in to the tightest of jean...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (yourmobilephonereviews)

Nokia 1208 Phone


The 1208 comes in a stylish classic bar handset which is mainly black in colour & enhanced with a coloured section in a choice of either black or red. The handset measures 102mm in height, 44.1mm in width & 17.5mm in depth which gives the mobile phone...

Consumer review by: zeth006 (

What's not to like?


Call Quality--Usually good, though your mileage can and will vary with the carrier. In the LA/OC area, I usually get 4/5 bars and people I talk to on the other end hear me clearly and vice versa. Keys-A bit on the average side, not the best for...

Call Quality-Great ; Speakerphone-Great ; Keys-Functional, usable

No camera - Don't worry, people. Unless you're a journalist who likes chasing after celebrities or taking snapshots of crooked cops in the act, you won't need this. Most journalists I've seen use DSLRs anyway

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: tpbria (

Great when you want a basic phone.


I was after a basic phone as a second phone. I haven't had any problems with it so far. If all you want is a basic phone or you don't have wads of cash to buy a phone, then you must consider teh Nokia 1209. Yes, Bluetooth would ... Expand full review

price ; nice large screen for the size of the phone ; doesn't have features you will never use ; robust ; s-o-o-o-o easy to use ; very lightweight

No CONS if all you are looking for is a basic phone

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: thomas.wingenfeld--2008 (

Nice and robust basic mobile phone


This phone is smart as it is reduced to the minumum features that make sense. If you only need a PHONE (no smart phone) because of having access to a netbook it serves you right. I like the big watch in standard mode, the light, the rougedized keyboard.

All features included you need basically: a phone, a calculater, a light

no standard micro usb

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (

Very pleased - Great Little Phone


If your hearing is good and you do not need a phone that puts out a lot of volume, this is a very nice phone that works well. One reviewer received a phone that appeared to not be brand new but mine was new and complete.

Works well, light and small but shaped so that it is easy to hold ; Buttons laid out well with good countour/feel. People hear me well on or off speaker. Background noise (wind in car, background voices or music) is well controlled when using hands...

Speaker and earpiece are loud enough but a little more volume would be welcomed (My MotoQ is louder by comparison) ; Cannot switch to speaker until a few seconds after call is dialed (must wait for screen under right button to change from 'End Call' to...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great deal for the price!


I purchased this phone because I was tired of dropping calls and my tilt was just too cumbersome to use. I gave my wife the tilt because the kids trashed hers.

I live in the bay area and the reception is not too great here. This phone out performs my att tilt by a wide margin. This is just a phone so dont' expect more

This phone does not have bluetooth

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Jazz (

Can't go wrong


Good price, nice basic phone, easy to use


Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Below Expectations


It's a cheap, reliable phone, but I can't use this as my main phone because of all the deficiencies. As a backup? Yes. As an everyday phone? No.

Great battery life ; Good call quality ; No frills phone

Small phonebook (200 contacts) ; Low resolution screen, even for the price ; Rubber button covering + small buttons = lots of miskeying ; Bad software, lots of quirks that my barebones 5-year old Nokia did not have. (examples: 1. Call timer remains on...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Chase (

I love This Phone


Buy tow.

I work in IT I have had many phones. This is by far the best one I have ever had. This phones battery life is disgusting and Iv punted it ,thrown it and sat on it works fine. And to boot its a good flash light


Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Colorful connections are easy on the Nokia 1208 - with instant access to key phone functions, unique cost-management features, and a brilliant color display screen. Access phone features quickly and conveniently with One Touch shortcut keys for SMS messaging, calendar, contacts, loudspeaker, and flashlight. View wallpapers, screensavers, games, and phone menus on the vibrant color display screen which supports up to 65,536 colors. Personalize your phone with 32-voice polyphonic ringtones. Extend your talk time. Use the power saver mode to help conserve power when your phone is idle. Control your talk time. Time Tracker allows you to pre-set call times and disconnects calls when the pre-set time is up. Manage your calling costs. Cost Tracker lets you pre-set the cost limit for calls. Monitor your pre-paid balance. With Pre-paid Tracker you can view your pre-paid account balance information whenever you need. Get the right sound for any environment with adjustable ringtone and call volume. Hear more of your calls. Noise cancellation filters decrease background noise for improved sound quality. Keep your phone clean with the dust-resistant keypad.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):365hours
Talk Time (PB):420minutes




Band:GSM 850/1900 (Dual Band)
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified/T-Mobile
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia




Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:200names & numbers
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