Nokia 2220 Review

Welcome to the Nokia 2220 review. Released in mid-2010 the 2220 is one of the newest models in Nokia bargain or cheapest new mobile phone line-up. Price at less than $60 outright this is a very basic GSM only phone but it does have limited data connectivity.  So if that is all you are after then read on.

The construction quality is very good for a basic phone.  Likewise the screen quality good for the price but it is low resolution. In fact we can say that about the keypad and functionality included in the phone are good of a basic mobile phone.  When to held it it felt like a small rock so it will presumably be quite a sturdy phone.  The only thing interesting about the 2220 is that it can do IM and email notifications as well thanks to its basic data connectivity. Replying to emails though would be quite a lengthy experience due to the non-QWERTY keypad. Remember this is a cheap phone so does nothing exceptional.

The user interface and operating system uses the latest S40 enhancements so if you’ve used a Nokia before you will be at home with how it operates. However it is not the most responsive phone on the planet. Since it come in a variety colors the model is targeted as first time users and school children who want to stay in touch.

The Nokia 2220 does talk and SMS messaging easily and sure it is a cheap mobile phone BUT spending a mere $20 more will get you a more functional phone in the Nokia range or other brands.  If they priced this phone under $40 it would make it a must have for those who want a simple mobile phone.

To conclude we think that the 2220 is a decent basic phone with the features high end phones used to have 10 years ago.  However in 2010 unless you only want basic talk and text then look else where. This phone is priced cheaper than most pre-paid packages available so the bonus of getting an network free phone is a bonus – but remember that it is only a dual band phone so may not work on all networks in your country.  Try to find a Quad-band GSM phone if you don’t know anything about the which frequencies your phone network uses.


  • Nokia 2220
  • Network
    Dual-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Based on country)
  • Design
  • L97.14 x W47 x D15.85 mm
    Weight 93.5 grams
  • Display/s
    TFT 128 x 160
  • Camera
    640 x 320 pixels
  • Video Camera
    128 x 96 pixels @ 10FPS
  • Connectivity
    Not included
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • Up to 10Mb available to user
    No expandable memory
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, vibration and others
  • Features
    Music and Media player
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    FM radio
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    BL-4C 3.7V 860mAh
    Up to 20 days Standby
    Up to 5.3 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Under $60 AUD Mid-2010 (Outright)