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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of JCB PRO-TALK. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery. The performance also gets good feedback, whereas many are negative about the price and size.

portability, performance, battery

design, sound, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the JCB PRO-TALK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for JCB PRO-TALK


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of JCB PRO-TALK from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviews about the battery and performance are overall positive, but there are some less positive reviews about the price and size.

portability, performance, battery

sound, design, size, price

40% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JCB Toughphone Pro-Talk TP851 SIM Free Mobile Phone(This phone is not compatible with 3G Network Sim)JCB Toughphone Pro-Talk TP851 SIM Free Mobile Phone(This phone is not compatible with 3G Network Sim)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

JCB Pro-talk Touchscreen Toughphone


We were big fans of JCB's budget Tradesmen, so how does the flagship model fair?

Feb, 2011

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Stuff magazine


The builder's toolbox is no place for an iPhone. This is the domain of the hardest handset on the planet – the JCB Toughphone

Barring a direct hit from a V2, the Toughphone is virtually indestructible – the perfect burly blower for builders and tradesmen alike

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Mobile Choice UK (

JCB Toughphone Pro-Talk review -


Tough as old boots, two SIM card capability, useful touch-screen

No 3G, fiddly battery cover fixings, awkward keyboard is hard to use

Dec, 2011

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JCB Toughphone Pro-Talk Review by


A good looking, usable ruggedised handset that has some handy features.

Lack of 3G; fiddly keyboard; awkward battery cover fixings

A good looking, usable ruggedised handset that has some handy features but is let down by its fiddly keypad

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Carly Page (

JCB Pro-Talk Toughphone


If an iPhone 4 wouldn't last two minutes in your pocket, this durable handset is targeted at you. Aimed at those who work on building sites or spend a lot of times outdoors, the JCB Pro-Talk Toughphone is the ultimate indestructable mobile phone.

The JCB Pro-Talk Toughphone may not be the most attractive of mobiles, but its rugged appearance goes hand in hand with its functionality. Its chunky casing has been crafted from hardened rubber, which thanks to its IP7 certification, protects the...

Nov, 2010

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JCB Toughphone Review


Yes a phone just for builders, well maybe plumbers as well. When you want a mobile that can fall down stairs and get covered in gunk your choice is quite limited. We test the Toughphone from the toughest name in construction JCB.

Mar, 2008

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Not a happy owner of the JCB Pro talk


In all the years of having mobile phones this one has the worst sound i.e. I cannot hear people talk and they struggle to hear me. I'm presuming its because it is fully waterproof and all the holes are more or less blocked up. If I knew then what I k...

Sep, 2011

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B-Stock JCB Toughphone ProTalk


Good thing, fast delivery. We'll see how it will behave under extreme conditions.

Aug, 2011

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Obviously you only print positive reviews and fail to print ones that show the product and your service in a negative light - see previous (unpublished) review abot how this phone failed as the charging socket is not as strong as the rest of it and...

Jun, 2011

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Bought this - it broke easily under normal use - charger pins/socket shattered. Looking for a refund but none forthcoming - sent a replacement but why would I want one when they fail in such a fundamental fashion.

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications


FM radio: Yes


Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: No


Display diagonal:5.59
Display Resolution:320 x 240
External display: No
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes


Internal Memory:256


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
Data network:GSM
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
Wi-Fi: No

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Calendar
Phonebook capacity:1000


Battery Capacity:1800
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black, Yellow
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :2.2
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