- By Carlos A. Soto
- Jun 05, 2003
GSM cell phone
If you're tired of squinting every time you look at your cell phone, perhaps it's time to get a phone with a better resolution.
The Nokia 7210 has a 128- by 128-bit resolution and is capable of producing 4,096 colors. Images are sharp considering the size of the LCD and bright enough to see the displayed information in almost any light.
The 7210 is particularly good to have when traveling out of the country because it's compatible with Global System for Mobile Communications standards 900, 1800 and 1900.
Unfortunately, the phone is missing a couple of features conducive to use on the go. At 4.1- by 1.7- by .6 inches and weighing 3 ounces, the 7210 is larger than most phones on the market and more cumbersome to carry than many travelers prefer.
Likewise, the keypad design slants the right and left columns of buttons outward and apart from the center 2, 5 and 8. This counterintuitive design is annoying and takes some time to get used to.
Although the 7210 doesn't have voice-dial features'which it should'it does have a loudspeaker for hands-free communication, which is easy to get to but not loud enough to use effectively.
But despite these setbacks, a long battery life, embedded antenna and built-in FM radio make the 7210 an above-average cell phone. Price: