Nokia 2680 - GoPhone black (AT&T) - Prepaid review: Nokia 2680 - GoPhone black (AT&T) - Prepaid

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CNET Editors' Rating

2.5 stars OK
  • Overall: 5.6
  • Design: 6.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 5.0
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The Good The Nokia 2680 offers Bluetooth, a VGA camera, and an attractive, compact design.

The Bad The handset has a clunky and slow menu interface. Its speakerphone quality is subpar.

The Bottom Line The Nokia 2680 doesn't offer the best menu interface or speakerphone, but the prepaid phone is a decent basic phone for occasional use.

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Cell phone bills can definitely add up, which is why a prepaid plan option can be an attractive alternative, especially if you don't make calls or need the mobile Web very often. For AT&T Wireless customers, the carrier offers its GoPhone plan with a handful of handsets, including the Nokia 2680 that's largely similar to the Nokia 2600 except it offers a slider design. The feature set is basic, though it does throw in Bluetooth, and sound quality on regular voice calls was acceptable. Unfortunately, similar to the 2600, the Nokia 2680 suffers from a sluggish menu interface and has a sub-par speakerphone. That said, as a prepaid phone for occasional use, the handset can get the main job of making calls done. The Nokia 2680 costs $79.99 and offers several prepaid plan rate options.

Design
The Nokia 2680 is a compact slider phone that measures just 3.89 inches tall by 1.89 inches wide by 0.61 inch deep and weighs 3.3 ounces. Though nothing fancy, the handset is quite attractive with a nice metallic, charcoal gray finish and rounded edges. It also has a fairly solid construction and its sliding mechanism was smooth.


The Nokia 2680 is compact and has an attractive design.

On its front, you get a 1-inch TFT display with a 128x160-pixel resolution. The low resolution is poor for looking at graphics and images, but we realize the Nokia 2680 is a basic phone, so it's not as if we're surprised by the fact. That said, we wish the screen were a tad bigger to make it easier to read and compose text messages. The phone's main menu system is easy to understand, but when digging into the submenus, the interface can be just a bit confusing and clunky. You can customize the home screen with different themes and wallpaper and adjust the font size and color.


The navigation array is spacious but the controls are a bit stiff to press.

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Bonnie Cha is chief correspondent for Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.