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Nokia 1209

alaTest has collected and analyzed 323 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and battery. The design and value for money also get good opinions. There are some less positive comments about the features and build quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 1209 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 31 user reviews of Nokia 1209 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 1209 SIM-Free Mobile Phone - Grey Nokia 1209 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Midnight Blue Nokia 1209 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Midnight Blue

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Nokia 1209


It is one of the cheapest phones on the market, but the Nokia 1209 has a few novel features in the way it is designed that might well appeal to emerging markets.

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Nokia 1209 mobile phone


One of the most basic handsets we've ever reviewed, Nokia's 1209 is a budget, entry-level mobile phone that only does the bare minimum. This compact h...

Cheap, compact, flashlight

Tiny display, first row of keys too close to controls, no Bluetooth

The Nokia 1209 is a basic mobile phone that makes calls and sends text messages. It does the job, but don't expect any more than the bare necessities, aside from a handy flashlight and a ring tone composer.


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Nokia 1209


The Nokia 1209, released in August 2009, is a stylish candybar handset. It may arrive touting basic features, but the phone's managed to win us over with it's good looks and rugged touches.

On the spec-front, the 1209 houses a 1.4-inch (96 x 98) CSTN colour display within its fashionable blue or grey casing. This comes paired with a basic four-row alphanumeric keypad which makes sending text messages and absolute breeze, and included...

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Nokia 1209


Nokia released its entry level mobile phone, 1209, in India, in the first half of 2008. Explore the review and features of Nokia 1209 cell phone.

Product Specifications


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


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


A2DP: No
Bluetooth: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:Colour STN Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

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


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