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Nokia 1209

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 reviews of Nokia 1209. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and price are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 1209 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Nokia 1209 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the battery and reception are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the design.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Carly Page (

Nokia 1209


The Nokia 1209, released in August 2009, is a stylish candybar handset. It may arrive touting basic features, but the phone's managed to win us over with it's good looks and rugged touches.

On the spec-front, the 1209 houses a 1.4-inch (96 x 98) CSTN colour display within its fashionable blue or grey casing. This comes paired with a basic four-row alphanumeric keypad which makes sending text messages and absolute breeze, and included...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Nokia 1209 mobile phone


One of the most basic handsets we've ever reviewed, Nokia's 1209 is a budget, entry-level mobile phone that only does the bare minimum. This compact h...

Cheap, compact, flashlight

Tiny display, first row of keys too close to controls, no Bluetooth

The Nokia 1209 is a basic mobile phone that makes calls and sends text messages. It does the job, but don't expect any more than the bare necessities, aside from a handy flashlight and a ring tone composer.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Nokia 1209 mobile phone


A basic and very cheap Nokia mobile phone.

Cheap, compact, flashlight

Tiny display, first row of keys too close to controls, no Bluetooth

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (

Nokia 1209


It is one of the cheapest phones on the market, but the Nokia 1209 has a few novel features in the way it is designed that might well appeal to emerging markets.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (

Nokia 1209


Nokia released its entry level mobile phone, 1209, in India, in the first half of 2008. Explore the review and features of Nokia 1209 cell phone.

Consumer review by: Sophie5720 (

I use this sturdy simpleton of a mobile over my smartphone


I trawled through 26/27 pages of Nokia reviews to find this phone but here it is! What a shame they discontinued this beauty. I'd be offended if this didn't fetch a hefty, vintage price on aftermarket websites. It's become almost a running joke among...

Sturdy, Great reception, Battery life, Uniqueness factor

No Internet

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


FM radio: No
Polyphonic rings quantity:32
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice codecs:AMR, EFR, FR, HR / FR, HR


Built-in Camera: No

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: No
Infrared data port: No


Display:CSTN / STN
Display diagonal:3.81
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:96 x 68
External display: No
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Management features

Support for contact groups: Yes


Compatible memory cards: No
Flash card support: No
Internal Memory:4


E-mail: No
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): No


Data network: No
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Headset connectivity:2.5 mm / 2.5 mm AV IF
Interface:Series 30, One Touch
Networking type:EGSM / EGSM/GSM
Operating Frequency:900/1800 / 900/1800/850/1900
Playable formats:.amr / 32 / MP3
Smartphone: No

Phone features

Embedded games:3
Form factor:Bar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, events reminder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Countdown timer, Stopwatch
Phonebook capacity:200
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm


Battery Capacity:700
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5CA
Standby time (2G):365
Talk time (2G):1 / 7

Technical Details

Battery saver:Y
Call management:Y
Colour of product:Blue / Grey
Subscription type:No subscription
Type:Entry-level phone
Volume Control:Digital


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2 / 4.41 / 4.44
Height :1.75
Width:10.2 / 4.41
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