Nokia's Supernova line includes devices of various classes. The hero of our today's review is Nokia 7210 Supernova. The cost of the device in our online store is only 940 hryvnia, so we can immediately conclude that this is the first budget model in this line.
Nokia 7210 Supernova package contents:
- handset Nokia 7210 Supernova;
- BL-4U battery;
- mains charger;
- wired headset HS-40;
- user's manual.
Nokia 7210 Supernova design
The body of the device is made in the monoblock form-factor, almost the entire body of the phone is made of plastic (only the camera platform and the edging of the navigation button are metal). The front panel is matte-glossy. The body is interesting for its color design: at the top we see the milky-white color of the panel, and when it goes down, it smoothly turns into a dark gray gradation. One gets the impression that the gray part of the case is covered with metal pollen.
The display area is more prone to fingerprints, when both the keyboard units and the display bezel, although mirrored, will be extremely difficult to see the traces of fingerprints on them. It is pleasant to hold the phone in the hand, as the edges of the device are rounded around the entire perimeter. The side faces of the phone are made of ordinary white plastic and have colored plastic inserts. At the level of the navi button, the side inserts go into small small areas with the Finnish manufacturer's logo. The back edge is also made of white plastic. The build quality is excellent - no backlash or squeaks were found.
The device measures 106x45x10.6 mm and weighs 69.8 grams. As you can see, the dimensions of the device will allow it to be easily carried in pockets, shirts, trousers and so on.
There is not a single extra protrusion on the surface of the right side. On the left side there is a 2 mm connector for connecting the charger.
The strap attachment is located on the bottom edge.
At the top there are connectors: 3.5 mm audio output - for connecting a wired headset, microUSB - for connecting a cable from a PC. Also, under the plastic plug, there is a latch to simplify the removal of the battery pack cover. The solution is still quite necessary, but not always, since very often there are cases of accidental clicks on this latch.
As you probably already noticed on the ends, there are no control buttons. If you can put up with the lack of a quick launch button for the camera, then it will be much more difficult to put up with the absence of a sound volume control button.
The SIM card slot is located under the battery.
To the right of the earpiece is a light sensor that automatically adjusts the level of reciprocity backlighting based on external conditions.
The phone is not hot swappable. At the time of writing the review, only two color solutions were presented on the mobile market: a gray version with blue inserts and a white with pink ones. Based on this, the first color option is more suitable for representatives of the strong half of humanity, and for the second female half.
Keypad Nokia 7210 Supernova
The button block has a typical set of keys. The upper part is a block of navigation buttons it includes: two soft-keys, two buttons for working with calls and a navigation joystick. The joystick itself has a metal frame in the center.
The buttons of the navigation block are medium in size, thanks to which it is very convenient to operate with your thumb. When you press the soft-key, you will be taken to the "Active" menu in which you can add frequently used applications and then quickly launch them. And when you press the right button, you get into the list of names. The navigation key is four-way, its arrows can be programmed to quickly launch certain applications.
The block of numeric keys consists of 12 buttons.The keys are located on a smooth metal plate at the level of the case. By the way, the navigation buttons are also on this plate. The keys are separated by plastic partitions. The buttons are quite spaced apart from each other, thanks to this, your fingers will not quickly get tired when working with the keyboard of this unit. The symbols are not applied from the outside, but from the inside, thanks to which they are practically indelible. The keyboard has a milky white backlight that can be discerned in any environment.
The keypad can be locked either in automatic mode or by using a combination of the navigation joystick and an asterisk.
Battery Nokia 7210 Supernova
The set with the Nokia 7210 Supernova phone includes a lithium-ion battery BL-4CT with a capacity of 860 mAh.
According to the developer, the battery can last up to 250 hours of standby time and up to two hours of talk time. In real conditions, with average loads, one charge lasts no more than two days.
It takes about two hours to fully charge the battery.
Screen Nokia 7210 Supernova
The matrix type of the phone is TFT, its diagonal is two inches, and the physical dimensions are 31x41 mm, the matrix has a QVGA resolution (240x320 pixels) and is capable of displaying up to 262 thousand color shades. There are no complaints about the display quality, the picture is juicy and bright. Colors are not distorted when changing viewing angles. Thanks to the tinted protective glass, the display behaves with dignity even in the brightest lighting conditions. The font size can be changed depending on the applications.
The screen can accommodate up to three service lines and up to nine text lines.
Camera Nokia 7210 Supernova
The camera lens is located on the back of the device.
When shooting with the camera, your finger does not cover the peephole. The camera has a horizontal interface.
But there is a possibility of switching to the horizontal shooting mode.
The buttons of the digital block do not perform any functions when shooting with the camera, but only soft buttons and a navigation joystick are used. The camera can be launched from the menu, there are no buttons for quick launching of the camera on the body of the device. Unfortunately, the camera's peephole does not have a protective shutter. There are no cameras for video calls and a mirror for self-portraits either. Also the disadvantage is the lack of LED flash. But you can put up with this, since the device is not positioned as a camera phone.
The camera can shoot video in 3GP format, at a maximum speed of 10 frames per second.
When recording a video, you can turn off the recording of the audio track. Video can be shot in two resolutions - 128x96, 176x144. The video quality is below average.
Software component of Nokia 7210 Supernova
The software part of the Nokia 7210 Supernova mobile phone is based on the Series 40 fifth edition platform.
Nokia 7210 Supernova menu
The main menu has four display modes.
Navigation through the menu is carried out using the navigation joystick, the numeric keypad is not used here.
You can go back to an item using the right soft button, and to exit to the main menu, press the call cancel button.
The phone has four preinstalled themes, and additional themes can be downloaded from the Internet.
Applying a theme changes the desktop background and the background of the main menu and submenus.
Internet in Nokia 7210 Supernova
The phone has a standard browser that supports WAP 2.0 XHTML and HTTP / TCP / IP protocols. The browser is pretty easy to use.
In the browser settings, you can change the font size, disable the loading of images, select the display mode, and so on.
Memory and file operations in Nokia 7210 Supernova
The phone has 30 megabytes of internal memory. The phone supports memory cards up to 2 gigabytes. The memory card is not included in the package.
The memory card slot is located under the battery cover, but hot swap is supported as you do not need to pull out the battery when changing memory cards.
The phone has a file manager that allows you to perform various file operations.
Communication capabilities Nokia 7210 Supernova
The phone has a built-in Bluetooth 2.0 module with support for EDR and most other currently relevant profiles.
When connecting a USB cable to a personal computer, the phone offers to choose one of three connection modes:
PC Suite - used to synchronize e-book, calendar and so on;
Print and files - selected when using a phone with a printer, if it supports PictBridge;
Saving data - when you connect the phone in this mode, you do not need to install additional software to work with files, the phone is recognized by the computer as a removable medium.
When the USB cable is connected, the phone battery is automatically recharged.
Apps in Nokia 7210 Supernova
Alarm clock - the phone has one alarm clock, which is programmed on days of the week. Any audio file can be used as an alarm signal;
The calendar - you can browse by day, week and month, find specific dates and so on;
Calculator - the phone has several calculators, namely: regular, scientific and credit;
Timer - the device has two timers: regular and interval (supports up to ten intervals);
Stopwatch - this application can measure time with the receipt of intermediate reports and measurements of circles;
Download - using this application, you can quickly access the download of melodies, images and programs from the network;
Size converter - with the help of this program you can convert the sizes of shoes and clothes. The application contains a history of the emergence of all types of clothing;
World clock - this application can display the time simultaneously in four time zones and displays the location on the map;
Search - in this application, you can search the Internet through the search engines Yandex and Yahoo;
WidSets - using this application, you can save time by sending the information that interests you;
Dictaphone - with this application you can record sound. The created audio recordings can be immediately transferred via Bluetooth, the recording duration depends on the amount of free memory.
Music player Nokia 7210 Supernova
The phone has a pre-installed music player, the player can play audio files of almost all popular formats. You can also view 3GP videos at up to 25 frames per second with this player. The player can repeat the playback of the current track or the entire playlist, it also supports a random order of playback. All music tracks and videos that are stored in the phone memory or memory card are automatically added to the player's music library.
The player has the ability to turn on the expansion of the stereo base, but it practically does not affect the quality of music playback.
The music player can run in the background. In terms of quality, the phone is comparable to other devices of this class.
FM radio in Nokia 7210 Supernova
The phone has a pre-installed FM radio with RDS support, the frequency range ranges from 87.5 to 108 MHz.
For the radio to work, a wired headset must be connected, since it acts as an antenna for receiving a radio signal.
The first time you start the phone, you will be prompted to automatically search for radio stations.
The quality of the radio signal reception was not satisfactory.
Games in Nokia 7210 Supernova
The phone has three preinstalled Java games:
Seasweeper - the game resembles a sea battle - the goal of the game is to transfer ships from one side of the battlefield to the other. Before transferring, you need to mark all the reefs on the playing field for a certain time, after which the ships will begin to sail across the sea;
Snake 3 - an ordinary three-dimensional snake;
Sudoku Is a famous sudoku puzzle.
Third-party games can be downloaded from the Internet and saved to the phone memory or memory card memory.
The maximum size of a JAR file that can be installed is 1 megabyte.
The phone does not support multitasking, so it will be impossible to work with multiple Java applications.
Competitors Nokia 7210 Supernova
The main competitors of the Nokia 7210 Supernova are the 5310 XpressMusic and 7310 Supernova mobile phones. Both models have similar matrices; also the same camera modules, the same batteries, and so on.
The advantages of these two phones include:
7310 Supernova - the ability to change panels (about five colors), one of them is included in the package, a separate button for launching the camera and adjusting the sound volume;
5310 XpressMusic - the bundled 2GB memory card, better build of the case, more compact dimensions 103.8x44.7x9.9 mm and weighs 71 grams, a high-quality music player, and a better accessory headset.
As you can see, the 7310 Supernova stands out in its lineup with the ability to change panels (which is very rare given the conditions of the modern mobile market), while the 5310 XpressMusic takes the leading position as a compact music mobile phone.
If you look at the lineup of other manufacturers, then the Sony Ericsson W880i is a more suitable competitor for our hero. At a cost of about $ 180, we get a metal case; 1 gigabyte memory card; dimensions - 103x47x9.4 mm, weight 73 grams; a high-quality display with a slightly smaller diagonal - 1.8 inches; battery with a capacity of 950 mAh, which can work in the mode of listening to music for about 19 hours, a camera with a resolution of 2 megapixels without a separate quick launch button; Walkman music player version 2.0; high sound quality, a separate music player control button; high-quality headset; support for multitasking in java applications. The main disadvantages of this phone are the absence of a radio receiver and a smaller screen diagonal, otherwise the advantages of Sony Ericsson W880i prevail.
Nokia 7210 Supernova review results
The quality of the speaker is average, the sound is clear. The vibration signal is average in power, you can skip a call if the device is in your pocket.
The Finnish manufacturer has released the first budget model of this line. By paying only 940 hryvnia, we get a high-quality assembly of the case; ergonomic keyboard; capacious battery; a 2-megapixel camera with appropriate quality, a good 2-inch screen, a matrix protected by a tinted stack; light weight and size; the latest software and so on.
Pros of Nokia 7210 Supernova:
- high-quality two-inch matrix;
- battery of average capacity;
- high-quality body materials.
Cons of Nokia 7210 Supernova:
- camera module 2 megapixels;
- limited color solutions;
- lack of a double key to adjust the volume of the sound;
- difficult removal of the battery cover.
You can buy the Nokia 7210 Supernova phone in our online store at a special price.
You can buy the Nokia 7210 Supernova phone in our online store at a special price.