Nokia 2760 - blue (T-Mobile) review: Nokia 2760 - blue (T-Mobile)

The 2760's VGA camera takes shots in three resolutions and three quality settings. Other features are pretty slim; you'll find just a 4x zoom, a night mode, a self-timer, and a multishot mode. The camcorder lacks any real editing features except for the clip lengths. Videos meant for multimedia message are capped at 9 seconds; otherwise, you can shoot for as long as the phone's memory will permit. The 2760 has up to 11MB of user accessible memory but that will vary depending on how many contacts and messages you saved. Despite the camera's minimal offerings, photo quality was pretty decent for a VGA shooter. Colors were bright and there was little image noise.

The 2760 had satisfying image quality for a VGA camera.

You can personalize the 2760 with a variety of wallpapers, screen savers, color themes, and alert sounds. You also can choose to activate a screen animation when you open and close the flip. The 2760 comes with demo versions of Frogger and Petz; you'll have to buy the full versions for extended play.

We tested the dual-band (GSM 850/1900) Nokia 2760 in San Francisco using T-Mobile service. Call quality was pretty good for such a basic phone. Voices sounded natural, and the audio was clear without any static or interference. Callers said they could hear us well, except when we were in very noisy environments. At times the audio sounded a tad hollow, but it wasn't a big deal. The signal remained strong most of the time, but like with many T-Mobile phones, the 2760 took a couple of minutes to regain a signal when we came out of tunnels or the subway. Also, as the phone supports just two GSM bands, your coverage outside of North America will be nonexistent.

Speakerphone calls were somewhat poor, unfortunately. The audio was soft, and the speaker crackled more than was tolerable. Callers had trouble hearing us unless we spoke close to the phone in a completely quiet room.

The 2760's menus are rather sluggish. Many features took a few seconds to open, even basic applications like your messaging in-box. The 2760 has a rated battery life of 3 hours talk time, which is rather short, and 11 days standby time. According to our tests, we had a talk time of 7 hours and 45 minutes, which is far more than what was promised. According to FCC radiation tests, the 2760 SAR of 0.74 watt per kilogram.

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