The Nokia 7280 comes with an extensive phone book capable of storing up to a thousand entries. Each contact can be customized and include up to five phone numbers, notes, email addresses, while the SIM memory can store up to 250 contacts. Contacts can be assigned with voice tags and organized into caller groups, and paired with a photo or any of the polyphonic ringtones.
Other basic features of this phone include alarm clock, vibrate mode, voice recorder, calendar, note pad, and organizer. It also has a speakerphone, infrared port, Bluetooth, and PC synchronization. There is a WAP 2.0 wireless browser that is, however, hard to view on the small screen of the Nokia 7280.
The Nokia 7280 has a VGA camera that can capture images with a mere 640 x 480 resolution. But users can make adjustments such as selecting from various picture modes like portrait, standard, and night picture, and image quality settings such as basic, normal, and high. There is also a zoom function, self timer, plus the option of using shutter sound.
There is also an integrated FM radio on this phone. The headset connected to the phone serves as the antenna of the FM radio, which comes with 20 station presets. The Nokia 7280 can also be personalized thanks to the wide variety of wallpapers, themes, screensavers, color themes and ringtones available for downloading on this phone. There are no games on this phone, but this is quite understandable when you consider the small screen plus the lack of Java support for the Nokia 7280.