Pre-paid phones can have a stigma of being cheap, unreliable phones that are completely devoid of cool features, but the Nokia Mirage 2605 Prepaid CDMA phone manages to be a surprising exception to the rule. What we have here is a really cool and affordable phone that manages to hold its own against other full-priced, higher-end devices. More detail below:
Unlike other prepaid phones that can feature a very basic and, to be honest, ugly design, the Nokia Mirage 2605 is very elegant thanks to it featuring a very sleek and futuristic design that resembles higher-end lines: With a compact and lightweight clamshell design that comes equipped with a 2-inch color screen that can easily display up to 262 thousand colors, vivid and clean are perfect ways to describe the look of this phone. The device itself is blue in color and it even comes with Nokia''s express on covers, allowing for endless customization.
This is where the Nokia Mirage 2605 Prepaid CDMA phone really shines! Unlike other cheap no-contract phones that can only be used to make simples calls and send rudimentary texts, the Nokia Mirage comes with an amazing array of extra features totally uncommon with prepaid phones. On the top of the list is a great cameraA feature absent from just about every other phone in the Mirage''s price range. It also comes packed with a GPS receiver, which was a pleasant surprise to us as even some full priced phones still don''t have GPS. The phone''s Bluetooth connectivity tested perfect for headsets or wirelessly connecting the device to your computer to transfer files to and from it, phone-to-phone Bluetooth transfer also worked like a charm, Browsing the internet left some things to be desired, but was smoother than expected. Overall we were very spell-bound by the fact that this phone had so much packed into its little shell body.
When it comes to making and receiving calls, the Nokia Mirage works as expected: you will be able to hear the other caller very clearly and without any problems. The speakerphone function could have used some more work though, especially when it comes to loudness, but this seems to be a common issue with all phones. When it comes to the battery, the Mirage shines. This efficient devices can keep your phone on stand-by mode for more than 10 days and it can provide you with 3.5 hours of talking time which is just amazing for a phone in the price range!
Pros and Cons
- Great design!
- It''s a really slim clam shell phone with a color TFT screen!
- It has a camera!
- It has a GPS receiver!
- You can use it to browse the net!
- The battery will last you for 10 days in standby and 3.5 hours while talking!
- The speakerphone function could use some work
- It doesn''t have a 3 mm headphone jack, but Bluetooth works fine.
When it comes to pre-paid phones, no other device can provide you with all the features and functionality of the Nokia Mirage 2605 Prepaid CDMA phone! It comes with many goodies and functions that are usually only reserved for higher-end models, making this the best cheap phone that you could get your hands on!