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Nokia 1208 Black US Version Unlocked CellPhone

  • Color screen
  • Affordable price
  • Easy to use
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The Nokia 1208 is a nice basic phone with excellent quality and reasonable price. Its 96 x 68 pixel display supports up to 65,536 colors to show your applications, wallpapers, and messages in exquisite detail. Time and cost trackers let you manage and monitor your phone usage and get your costs under control. A handy flashlight lets you see what you're doing in the dark.

Your calls will sound better thanks to the noise cancellation filters that decrease background noise. The phone's battery provides plenty of power to keep you going through the working day. Alongside an impressive 7-hour talk time comes generous standby time in excess of 15 days, so you'll never run out of power when you need it most!

  • newegg A Flashlight Featuring a light on the top of the phone, the Nokia 1208 can be used as a flashlight with One Touch key to turn on.
  • newegg Long Talk Time With the built-in BL-5CA 700 mAh battery, the Nokia 1208 lets you enjoy up to 7 hours of talk time and 15.2 days standby time. Long battery life ensures uninterrupted talk anywhere you go.

Learn more about the Nokia 1208


Please read the product description carefully for all unlocked cell phones.

Some unlocked cell phones sold by Newegg may have previously been locked to a specific carrier. A carrier-locked cell phone may often have carrier-specific applications and branding. Some of these applications cannot be unlocked and/or may not function with a different carrier. Also, applications requiring a data plan may result in data usage charges from the original carrier.

In addition, the cell phone box may arrive unsealed and the cell phone may appear previously handled. The unlocking procedure requires unsealing the box and manually handling the cell phone. In this case, the cell phone should not be considered “tampered with” or “defective”.


Form Factor
Bar Phones


Wireless Radio
GSM 850 / 1900 MHz


Personalize your phone with pre-installed MP3-grade or 32-voice polyphonic ringtones
Concatenated SMS for long text messages

Multiple message sending: a quick and easy way to send the same message to several people

SMS inbox with large storage capacity: up to 60 messages

Picture messaging lets you send fun SMS greetings with graphics

Easy message deletion: erase multiple messages at a time

Message distribution lists: create and manage your personal list

Speed dialing for quick message sending


Operating System
Series 30 User interface


Main Display Color
Main Display Format
Main Display Resolution
96 x 68

I/O Interface

Headset connector: standard 2.5 mm AV IF


Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Talk Time
Up to 7 hours
Standby Time
Up to 15.2 days


Multiple phone books make it easy to share your phone with others – each supports up to 200 contacts

Analog/digital clock, alarm clock, countdown timer, and stopwatch

Large digital clock wallpaper so you can keep track of time even while your phone is idle

Reminders for important meetings and appointments

Localized calendars available




One Touch shortcut keys for SMS messaging, calendar, contacts, loudspeaker, and flashlight

Hearing Aid Compatibility Rating: M1

Time tracker, Cost tracker, and Pre-paid tracker for controlling, managing, and monitoring your call costs and call times

Call history and call duration summary for monitoring your calls

Integrated handsfree loudspeaker

Support for HR (except US band), FR, EFR, and full AMR voice codecs

Over the air (OTA) ringtones (via SMS)

Three pre-installed games

Use your phone as a flashlight – get quick access with the One Touch key

Demo application is accessible with or without a SIM card

Jumbo font makes it easy to see who you're dialing

Animated screensavers

Made from robust, durable materials with a non-slip backing to keep your phone firmly in your hand


4.02" x 1.74" x 0.69"
2.73 oz.

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days

Customer Reviews of the Nokia 1208

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  • Thomas R.
  • 8/19/2009 5:12:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery pleased - Great Little Phone

Pros: Works well, light and small but shaped so that it is easy to hold.

Buttons laid out well with good countour/feel. People hear me well on or off speaker. Background noise (wind in car, background voices or music) is well controlled when using hands free.

Can configure custom ring tone out of key beeps (not just select preset).

Good ringer profiles (Silent, Discreet, Loud).

Cons: Speaker and earpiece are loud enough but a little more volume would be welcomed (My MotoQ is louder by comparison).

Cannot switch to speaker until a few seconds after call is dialed (must wait for screen under right button to change from 'End Call' to 'Loud Spkr').

Other Thoughts: If your hearing is good and you do not need a phone that puts out a lot of volume, this is a very nice phone that works well.

One reviewer received a phone that appeared to not be brand new but mine was new and complete.

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  • Dennis W.
  • 7/31/2009 5:48:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCurrently 0 for 2 on unlocked phones

Pros: small, good basic phone, sound quality is good, very light

Cons: mine spontaneously rebooted and dropped calls for no reason

Other Thoughts: this would have been a decent phone but mine was defective. I would chalk it up to bad luck but I just ordered a second phone from newegg (motorola pebl) and it showed up with no batter cover! These are really not 1st quality phones so buyer beware! I never replaced or returned this phone because for the money it was more trouble that it was worth but the motorola pebl is on the way back after wasting return shipping and another 2 weeks of waiting.

The product guidelines say I can't criticize Newegg so I wonder if this will be deleted...

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  • William J.
  • 7/15/2009 11:40:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: great little phone but I feel in the water.

Cons: none

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  • David E.
  • 7/8/2009 3:45:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat deal for the price!

Pros: I live in the bay area and the reception is not too great here. This phone out performs my att tilt by a wide margin. This is just a phone so dont' expect more.

Cons: This phone does not have bluetooth:(

Other Thoughts: I purchased this phone because I was tired of dropping calls and my tilt was just too cumbersome to use. I gave my wife the tilt because the kids trashed hers.

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  • Jaskaran G.
  • 7/2/2009 12:48:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't go wrong

Pros: Good price, nice basic phone, easy to use.

Cons: None

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  • Yaroslav S.
  • 6/10/2009 4:03:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBelow Expectations

Pros: Great battery life.
Good call quality.
No frills phone.

Cons: Small phonebook (200 contacts).
Low resolution screen, even for the price.
Rubber button covering + small buttons = lots of miskeying.
Bad software, lots of quirks that my barebones 5-year old Nokia did not have. (examples: 1. Call timer remains on screen until manually dismissed. Means after you received a call and hung up, you have to unlocked it and dismiss it for the timer to go away. 2. Received calls list does not have the option to view contact's number. And other silly quirks that are surprising to see in a Nokia.)
Awful, awful ringtones. Not one plain ring.
New power adapter means can't reuse existing Nokia adapters.

Other Thoughts: It's a cheap, reliable phone, but I can't use this as my main phone because of all the deficiencies. As a backup? Yes. As an everyday phone? No.

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  • Matthew H.
  • 6/5/2009 2:06:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust a phone

Pros: Nifty flashlight, good reception, small enough size. The speakerphone is pretty clear and the vibrating alert is strong, too.

Cons: Some might not like the small buttons, but they are fine by me.

Other Thoughts: Its a phone. Just a phone. It's not loaded with features I don't need or want, and the price shows that.

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  • Joseph N.
  • 6/5/2009 2:23:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Phone

Pros: I've had many different phones and this one gives the best reception. It has a good battery life.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a phone with a lot of bells and whistles, then get something else. It was perfect for me because all I want in a phone is something that rings, dials, and gets good reception.

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  • Chase L.
  • 6/3/2009 1:03:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love This Phone

Pros: I work in IT I have had many phones. This is by far the best one I have ever had. This phones battery life is disgusting and Iv punted it ,thrown it and sat on it works fine. And to boot its a good flash light.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Buy tow.

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  • COREY B.
  • 5/6/2009 8:51:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works reliably
nice little flash light feature
great signal

Cons: Has a bug, When it’s memory fills up with TXT messages, you have to manually clear them so that you will be able to receive more (seems to use the SIM card for message storage). However, if you don’t power cycle the phone after deleting old messages, new messages that you send will not actually be sent and will just sit in the outbox.

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