Nokia 7205 Intrigue

Flip phone

The Nokia 7205 Intrigue is a flip phone option from Verizon Wireless. Some say the focus of this phone is too heavy on style and not enough on function. Review the pros and cons to determine whether the phone is the right match for your lifestyle.

About the Nokia 7205 Intrigue

If you love flip phones, you may want to take a look at the Nokia 7205 Intrigue, but be aware of the pros and cons ahead of time. It's a CDMA phone with a beautiful, clear display. There is also an external display that takes up almost the whole face of the phone. However, it hasn't been accepted with open arms.

What You Get from the Phone

You get a sleek, glossy black phone in a compact package that will easily fit into your pocket or purse. You get the protection that a flip phone offers, something many Nokias don't offer. For making your way through the phone's menus, there is a cross instead of a trackball or circular navigation pad. The phone is thin, lightweight (3.19 oz), and aesthetically pleasing. The phone's dimensions are 3.56 x 1.85 x 0.55 inches. Other perks include:

  • 2.0 megapixel camera with flash
  • Two keypad options, silver and pink
  • Weight of 3.19 oz.
  • Access to social networking applications
  • An external display of 176 x 32 pixels and main display of 240 x 320 pixels
  • VCAST Music and Video
  • Music player
  • Option to use VZ Navigator
  • Room for five phone numbers and two email addresses per contact, with enough space for 500 phonebook entries
  • 25 polyphonic ringtones
  • Bluetooth
  • Video messaging in addition to SMS/MMS
  • Up to 4.5 hours of talk time and 11 days of standby time
  • Ability to read text messages on the outer display
  • WAP 2.0 browser
  • Voice activated commands

The Pros and Cons

The reviews for the 7205 Intrigue are not all positive, unfortunately. Some feel that the concern for style when the phone was designed overshadowed the functionality. In some cases, such as the glossy black exterior, the style isn't even so positive because of how easily it gets covered in distracting fingerprints. The CNET editors' rating was only three of five stars, while the average user review was two of five stars (with 21 reviews). The CNET review states that the call quality and V Cast video quality are sub-par. However, the photo quality is impressive.

User reviews comment on the charger defects, sluggish response time, unreliable Bluetooth, and how easily the phone can be scratched up. On the upside, they did enjoy the small size, elegant appearance, graphics, and the organization involved in the habitat start screen that allows you to keep all contact with each person together (phone calls, texts, and more).

Is It Right for You?

If a sleek style in a basic phone is your ideal wireless device, the Nokia 7205 Intrigue may be worth a look. Just be sure to keep the pros and cons in mind when you go to inspect the phone in the store. See if the shortcomings will be an issue for you or if the graphics, weight, and beautiful display will be enough to make up for the low volume, potential charger issues, and other downfalls of the phone.

Nokia 7205 Intrigue