Of all the cell phone manufacturers on the planet, Nokia arguably has the most varied product line around. From fancy models like the Nokia N97 Mini to basic handsets like the Nokia 1661, the company has them. The Nokia 2320 for AT&T's Go prepaid service is definitely of the latter camp. Built for communication, the 2320 offers a simple design and good call quality, though we would have liked Bluetooth and a dedicated volume rocker. It will cost you $29 with no contract.
With its smooth lines, simple controls, and plastic skin, the Nokia 2320 is just what you'd expect from a basic candy bar phone. It won't win any design contests, and it doesn't feel particularly sturdy, but this is a handset that rightfully puts usability first. At 4.21 inches by 1.81 inches by 0.54 inch, the 2320 travels well. And at just 2.81 ounces, you might even forget it's in your pocket.
The 1.75-inch display supports 65,000 colors and 160x128 pixels. As you might expect, it's not very vibrant, and graphics are far from sharp, but colors are bright and you can see the display in direct light. The menu interface is intuitive in either the list or icon style, and you can change a few display options like the standby font color and font size.
The navigation array consists of a toggle with a central OK button, two soft keys, and the Talk and End/power buttons. The toggle ring is raised above the surface, and its silver color stands out from the phone's black face. The remaining keys are flush, but their spacious arrangement makes them easy to use. On the downside, there's no dedicated Back button.
They alphanumeric keypad buttons also are flat, and they have a cheap plastic feel, but they're easy to use. When texting quickly we made occasional mistakes, though those instances were few. People with visual impairments should take note that the backlit text on the keys is quite small.