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I've just bought this one yesterday and so far I'm extremely satisfied. I've always bought this hardcore phones from Nokia and it has been a while since Nokia did not introduced a new one on the market. This one is 90% waterproof,totally shockproof and dustproof. Much like our beloved watches:-!.
2 megapixel camera is quite lousy,you can tell they wanted to save money on it and give you best bang for the buck. 150 Euro is not bad...and I would never spend more than that on a cell phone actually.


Cellphone taken from web,bike pic is mine,enjoying a nice biking sunset yesterday testing the phone's camera.
 

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Nice! Which Nokia is that? I can order a new phone early next year and that one would be nice!
BTW I've never seen decent pics from a cell phone cam... Not even my Nokia 5800 with 3 Mp Carl Zeiss lense takes decent pics... :roll:
 

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Those Otter Boxes are great yester5! All the Law Enforcement and EMT's I know use them up in Northern Minnesota. You should see the cases, but the phone is in great shape!

I just saw a review about the toughest phones made. It was a brand called Sonim that was the best, but it was $499! Some cool phones in the review. I'll try to look it up.

http://www.toughestphone.com/en/xp1 is for the Sonim XP1.

Like the Frogman of phones?

Based on price alone I think! :-d
 

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My BlackBerry 8830 is pretty tough on its own - back when I first got it nearly two years ago, it accidentally slipped from my hand (without any protective case) while I was getting off an elevated train in Brooklyn. It fell right between the train and the platform, straight to the street below, falling just shy of 10 meters. Battery fell out, suffered a few scratches, but powered right back on.

That Nokia looks pretty sweet though - enjoy! :-!
 

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There is even a real Casio phone for heavy duty, the Gzone.
One of my best friends has the phone on the right. She lives in on the beach if Florida and calls it the perfect moms phone, kid-proof, sand proof and easy to find quickly in a stuffed purse. Much like a G-shock it is built to military spec and is shock resistant and waterproof (man I could have used that when my little one decided to play submarine in the potty with my LG o|). I've seen video of this phone both underwater and frozen in a block of Ice. When dialed it lit right up and ran (frozen or underwater).
 

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One of my best friends has the phone on the right. She lives in on the beach if Florida and calls it the perfect moms phone, kid-proof, sand proof and easy to find quickly in a stuffed purse. Much like a G-shock it is built to military spec and is shock resistant and waterproof (man I could have used that when my little one decided to play submarine in the potty with my LG o|). I've seen video of this phone both underwater and frozen in a block of Ice. When dialed it lit right up and ran (frozen or underwater).
Funny, They gave every guy on my crew this phone and the phone FAILED our tests. After about a month we returned them all for various reasons. Mostly durability. Not to mention in order to use a headset you had to have this "dongle" thingy plugged into it, and then you plugged the headset into the dongle adapter. . It was also difficult to plug in the charger, and the batteries fritzed out. Did not work for us !!
 

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I like this series of rugged celfones. It's just that we don't have as much of a selection here in the States for GSM celfones from the Big 2 GSM celfone providers. But if you go to mom & pop shops in Chinatown...they might actually have the latest and greatest that are available in Asia(GSM) but at/near retail price depending on how effective your haggling is.

We've been spoiled here in the States, so any celfone near retail feels like being ripped off.:roll:

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Nice! Which Nokia is that? I can order a new phone early next year and that one would be nice!
BTW I've never seen decent pics from a cell phone cam... Not even my Nokia 5800 with 3 Mp Carl Zeiss lense takes decent pics... :roll:
Michael, your phone has the capability for decent pics already(howardforumite here)...Wycombe in the Seiko, Citizen, Orient forums has decent celfone picture taking skills but says he polishes it off a little with some editing. But nevertheless, he has very good results with just his celfone. Has posted multiple times with the same phone on Seiko, Citizen, Orient WRUW threads.

His samples from his posts:
https://www.watchuseek.com/showpost.php?p=2326309&postcount=2

https://www.watchuseek.com/showpost.php?p=2338136&postcount=1

https://www.watchuseek.com/showpost.php?p=2328755&postcount=7

https://www.watchuseek.com/showpost.php?p=2318103&postcount=9

this is my favorite though...
https://www.watchuseek.com/showpost.php?p=2286117&postcount=13

He's received multiple (+) comments for his Nokia N85 watch pics. Makes me wish I had enough money for this fone... had 2 diff 66xx series w/ vga cams only and have had decent results in the past.

But anyways, that 3MP Carl Zeiss of yours is up there...really, just fool around with lighting if you haven't already...I suggest trying to prevent too much bright light from reflecting back to your celfone lens by giving shade to your lens when there's overhead sunlight and/or having your shiny watch or any subject that can reflect too much bright light in the shade and also no bright backgrounds(white cars, wet asphalt, the ocean, things like this, etc.).

I'd say best conditions for taking any celfone pic is actually on those gloomy days where there's just enough light. Else you'll have to compensate with creating enough shade on the lens, the subject and placing the subject somewhere w/out a very, very bright background.

Your avatar looks to have just the ideal conditions I'm talking about...just place yourself between the sun & your subject and in that avatar... you were good to go.
 

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Those Otter Boxes are great yester5! All the Law Enforcement and EMT's I know use them up in Northern Minnesota. You should see the cases, but the phone is in great shape!

I just saw a review about the toughest phones made. It was a brand called Sonim that was the best, but it was $499! Some cool phones in the review. I'll try to look it up.

http://www.toughestphone.com/en/xp1 is for the Sonim XP1.

Like the Frogman of phones?

Based on price alone I think! :-d
I have a Sonim XP1, and it is outrageously rugged! :-!
 

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We have the first generation G'Zone at work for an after hours phone when we are out and about when there is no office staff at the FBO. It has been through hell (ran over, one of the young employees testing it's shock resistance by twirling it on a lanyard and said lanyard failing, sending the phone 30 feet down a hallway not unlike a hockey puck, plus being immersed in a puddle for 3+ hours due to same kid dropping and losing ito|) and it still keeps truckin'. Not much in the way of features, but a really tough phone.
 

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Michael, your phone has the capability for decent pics already(howardforumite here)...Wycombe in the Seiko, Citizen, Orient forums has decent celfone picture taking skills but says he polishes it off a little with some editing. But nevertheless, he has very good results with just his celfone. Has posted multiple times with the same phone on Seiko, Citizen, Orient WRUW threads.

His samples from his posts:
https://www.watchuseek.com/showpost.php?p=2326309&postcount=2

https://www.watchuseek.com/showpost.php?p=2338136&postcount=1

https://www.watchuseek.com/showpost.php?p=2328755&postcount=7

https://www.watchuseek.com/showpost.php?p=2318103&postcount=9

this is my favorite though...
https://www.watchuseek.com/showpost.php?p=2286117&postcount=13

He's received multiple (+) comments for his Nokia N85 watch pics. Makes me wish I had enough money for this fone... had 2 diff 66xx series w/ vga cams only and have had decent results in the past.

But anyways, that 3MP Carl Zeiss of yours is up there...really, just fool around with lighting if you haven't already...I suggest trying to prevent too much bright light from reflecting back to your celfone lens by giving shade to your lens when there's overhead sunlight and/or having your shiny watch or any subject that can reflect too much bright light in the shade and also no bright backgrounds(white cars, wet asphalt, the ocean, things like this, etc.).

I'd say best conditions for taking any celfone pic is actually on those gloomy days where there's just enough light. Else you'll have to compensate with creating enough shade on the lens, the subject and placing the subject somewhere w/out a very, very bright background.

Your avatar looks to have just the ideal conditions I'm talking about...just place yourself between the sun & your subject and in that avatar... you were good to go.
I never knew Wycombe took those pics with his cell phone. Anyway, I use a DSLR for taking good pics. I only use my cell phone when I need a camera but didn't bring one ;-)
As you said, bright pictures don't work - usually they'll have a "glare". Here's an example of what I mean. Obviously the light conditions were hard that day, but still, I'm very sure that my wife's point and shoot camera (Canon Ixus) would take a better picture. Notice that the focus range is relatively narrow: the building in the middle is in focus, the city in the back isn't (mind you, the building in the middle is about 80-100m away). I guess it's not as much a lense thing, it's a software thing ;-)
 

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