CNET First Look
Nokia 7390The Nokia 7390 is a lovely cell phone from Nokia's L'Amour design collection. It's not optimized for U.S. cellular networks, but it's impressive just the same.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:01 >> Hi, I'm Kent German, senior editor here at CNET.com. Today we're taking a first look at the Nokia 7390. This is a new phone in Nokia's Lamar collection. You might remember other phones in this design series from Nokia. This phone however has a pretty traditional flip phone design. It is pretty attractive. It also comes in powder pink, which is pink and white. But we like this design a lot better. Love the bronze color here on the front contrasting with the black background. The etched design here on the frame surrounding the external display have kind of a swirled pattern. So it's kind of cool. The phone isn't thin, which is fine with us. It is a tiny bit on the big side as flip phones go. It's also a little bit heavy, especially on the backend, there's a lot of weight here on the back. So it feels like it does flip around a little bit. But it's not too much of a problem. It has a very solid feeling though which is nice. The external display is great. It's pretty bright and colorful. You can also use it to scan through some menu options, which is pretty cool. The buttons right below it can be used to scan through those menu options or you can actually use them to control the MP3 player when you have music on the phone. And when you want to keep the phone closed. You have the phone charger port right here. We don't really like the charger port on the top because if you're trying to use the phone while it's open, it can just be a little bit unwieldy, usually prefer that on the bottom. Here on the side, we do have the infrared port. We do have a dedicated power button. Here on this side we have a volume rocker. And a dedicated camera key. Also have a little fabric tag. This is very characteristic of this phone in this Lamar collection. Some people think it's kind of useless, some people think it's kind of cool. So we'll leave it up to you. Another unique design feature on the phone is this leather like pouch here on the back. It's not real leather, so vegetarians can enjoy the phone too. But it does make for a nice tactile feel. Here on the top, you have the camera lens and a flash. Flash is pretty bright. Didn't really like the location of the camera lens though as we kept wanting to put our finger there when we were holding the phone, trying to take a picture. Inside the phone, this swirled pattern continues around here on the silver frame. Also we continue to like the dark color with the bronze coloring. This is a 16 million-color display. It's fantastic. It's really bright and vibrant. Shows everything you need to see. It's also pretty visible even in direct light, which is nice. This series 40 menu system, so if you're used to that you'll notice it's a lot of big, clean graphics, pretty easy to use. Navigation array. It is kind of flat with the surface of the phone. It's very, very simple in its design, maybe a little too simple for some. You can see it doesn't even have the red and green colors in the talk and end keys. You figure out which one is which pretty quickly, but just the same. Toggle is raised a tiny bit above the surface of the phone. It is still pretty flat. We had a hard time using it if we weren't looking at it. Overall though it's a very attractive phone with a lot of good features and pretty good sound quality. I'm Kent German and this is the Nokia 7390. ^M00:02:32 [ Music ]