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Nokia 1280

Nokia 1280
alaScore 79

159 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the build quality and portability are on the whole positive. The battery and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money, battery, portability, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 1280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 159 reviews)

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Nokia 1280


As you would expect, this is a fairly basic phone.. but it does come with a surprising number of useful features. There's a monochrome 1.36" 96 x 68 pixel display, an FM radio (requires the purchase of a headset), a built in flashlight, MP3 grade...

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Nokia 1280


There is no fast navigation with numerical combinations, but you still get a quick access menu in the right function key. You can add necessary items at your discretion. Navigation key is responsible for the following actions in the standby mode: calls...

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Amazon review summary for Nokia 1280


alaTest has collected and analysed 26 user reviews of Nokia 1280 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Mobile Phones on

usability, battery, value for money, portability, build quality

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Good sound reception, Supe r cheap, Pretty hardy handset, Feather light

None. All expectations met

The cheapest phone in the world. I bought it from Flipkart and have been served well for 1.5 years. For a phone of this pricetag it responds super quick. Comes with a torch, 3 games and a cool FM radio. Just plug in your senheiser earphones and forget...

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good features with amazing battery power


This mobile has good appearance its features are fine enough. It's battery is better than most of the other mobiles. You, know it has always been a problem when it come to battery! It's very upsetting when you are outside the town and you want to cal...

Product Specifications


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


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


A2DP:Not Applicable
Bluetooth: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:Monochrome STN Display
Number of Display Colours:Monochrome
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operator:EE / O2 / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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