There is just the one camera, as Nokia has chosen not to bother with a front camera for two-way video calling. The very small and somewhat fiddly side button launches the camera software but only when you are viewing the handset’s main menu. You can assign one of the D-pad directions to it if you need quick access.
The camera shoots stills at a perfectly acceptable 5-megapixels and it performed well except when I asked it to function in low light conditions when the puny LED flash really let things down. The coloured dish, photographed under normal household lights, is sharp and clear, and the lens lets in plenty of light. The chair lacks a bit of clarity and definition, but the white flower, shot from a distance of about five inches, proves that cameras don’t need a macro mode to produce good quality fairly close-in shots.
In addition to the software mentioned there is a fair amount of other stuff going on here. Bluetooth, of course, is present. There is mobile email support, FM radio, voice recorder, alarm clock, calendar, to do list, notes maker, calculator, countdown timer, stopwatch, and some links to FaceBook, MySpace and YouTube.
Nokia hobbles this phone a little. With Wi-Fi and a less fingerprint and scratch-attracting screen, it could have got another mark on the overall rating. However, its good battery life and GPS are both a real boon, especially for those who want a phone primarily, but not purely, for voice calls.
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