NEC e313 review
| ||Review: August 2004
In a nutshell: The NEC e313 is available on the 3 network very cheaply and has become one of 3's most popular phones.
It's a good value 3G phone that supports video calling, video messaging and all the other features available on the 3 network.
Other good features of the phone are the exceptionally large colour screen, polyphonic ringtones, voice recorder and MP3 player.
Although marketed as a budget phone, it has a lot of features that you might not expect, such as an expansion slot for additional memory, and even the internal memory is generous at 19 Mbytes. The finish of the phone is nice (better than in our photo here!), and as 3G phones go, this one is slim and relatively lightweight, although at 126g it's heavier than nearly all 2G phones. Overall it's good phone for those wanting to try out what 3G has to offer.
Users in the UK may not be very familiar with NEC as a mobile phone manufacturer, but overseas NEC has years of experience in this arena, especially as a manufacturer of the hi-tech i-mode phones in Japan.
The main issue with this phone, as with all 3G phones is the battery life - expect to charge the phone every couple of days, or daily if you make much use of the video calling feature.
NEC e313 features include:
- Supports all 3's video mobile services: video calling, video messaging & download video clips
- Rotating video camera for video calling, recording short videos and taking photos (VGA resolution - 640 x 480 pixels, digital zoom)
- Display: 65,536 colours, 220 x 176 pixels
- MP3 player
- Voice recorder / Call memo to record conversations
- Multimedia messaging (send photos, videos and text)
- Predictive (T9) text input
- 40-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Java games
- Synchronisation of data with a PC
- Phonebook (500 entries)
- Organiser features: Calculator, Currency Converter, Scheduler, Notepad, To Do List, Clock, Alarm
- WAP, GPRS class 8
- Connectivity: USB
- Fast 3G data transmission: 384 kbps download / 64 kbps upload
- Internal memory: 19 Mbytes
- Optional memory card up to 128 Mbytes (Sony MemoryStick Duo™)
- Size: 147 x 64 x 21 mm
- Weight: 126g
- Talktime: 2 hours
- Battery standby: 3.5 days
NEC e313 user reviews
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Average rating from 144 reviews:
Reviewed by toba
on 27th May 2010
I have one. Its very good mobile. but Im in egypt and I need arabic soft to more enjoy
Reviewed by jack
on 8th Mar 2010
the phone is soooo nice bt there are some complications like u cant apply your tunes as ringtones and the memory cards are not available for more than 16 mb
Reviewed by vincey
on 14th Oct 2008
i've just been search for a data cable to transfer my old jokes from this phone... I got this for about 30 quid with 10 quid credit a few years ago. what more could one want eh? It was the absolute dogs balls
Reviewed by lucy c
on 3rd Jul 2008
this phone is rubbish and so is the network because its takes your credit of you if you havent used it and the sound isnt clear the camera isnt clear all together its rubbish its not worth £30 pounds the price i payed for it. its just a rip of for money!
Reviewed by Khan Liaquat
on 18th May 2008
Ilove my nec e313 4 yers old best in the world Karachi.pakistan
Reviewed by DOHNEEDHELP!
on 24th Apr 2008
PLEASE READ AND REPLY!!!: I HAD THIS PHONE AND THERE WERE RINGTONES IN IT BUILT IN I LOVED THE RINGTONES BUT I WANT TO LISTEN TO THEM AGAIN I WOULD JUST LIKE A LIST OF THE RINGTONES BUILT IN PLEASE HANKS, BY THE WAY THE PHONE WAS GREAT AT THE TIME OF ITS RELEASE BUT ONLY THE BATTERY WAS QUITE UNREASONABLE
Reviewed by adeola
on 3rd Feb 2008
i love d fone. it is just dat i cannot unluck d fone.pls just send d code of d fone 2 firstname.lastname@example.org .thanks
Reviewed by kye
on 7th Oct 2007
It is rubbish i had it for a year then i turned it on one day and it went Chinese i hate it now. It is also far to big i took it in to a phone store and they made fun of it saying it was the size of a remote control. Trust me and dont buy it!!!
Reviewed by Sandy
on 24th Sep 2007
Mr bother has this phone and when i first saw it i was like "that looks like a remote control" In fact pretty much everyone told him that! But it does actually look kind of cool! I mean it's unique, you won't really see anyone carrying a phone like that anymore, people have started to get really tiny phone - the smaller the better but that is not actually true! My brother left the phone and got a new one and today i just found it lying around the house and i was like wow! Everytime i see it i say "wow" just because it is amazing!! I have only seen it on about once or twice because my brother stopped using it and now it wont turn on it is either the battery or something so i really want to get it to work because i will definatley use it!! If you think about it, it is really good value fo money - £45 snd you are getting video camer, internet access, camera, mp3 player etc. I know shops that sell phones for about £35 pounds and sometimes they dont even haev a camera!! I think this phone is a work of art! hahaha i know that sounds silly but serously, this is about the 3rd time i have seen it and gone "wow" i really want to get it to work!! If you like unique things i suggest you buy it but find out more about it first becaus ei know people you didnt like it! Ciao x
Reviewed by Devinder
on 8th Aug 2007
i just got this mobile of my friend and i am starting to like it a lot. i also have a sony ericssons W550i but that is my show case phone. nec is a good phone company
Reviewed by davey
on 2nd Jul 2007
you know i had this phone ages ago. i bought it on august 04 and man, it sucked. the phone was absolutely massive, the camera was poor, the sound quality was terrible, and the battery life was awful. yea i know that this phone may have been considered good three years ago, but it really stinks. im so happy ive got my new nokia 6300 last week, which is a hell of a lot better than the nec e313.
Reviewed by Big G
on 17th Apr 2007
i like this phone....it has a good quality camera and video (even tho i wont be using the video calling) and the expandable memory is a good idea but it is STRONGLY let down by lack of Bluetooth! Any camera phone should have bluetooth. end of. sorry but its only 2/5 for me.
Reviewed by bhupinder
on 10th Apr 2007
i have a nec e313mobile, i am very happy beacause this is a very good and light weighted phone. i used since two month.
Reviewed by CRAIG
on 8th Apr 2007
This phone is amazing love it to bits and i have had it for 2 years and had no problems some people are so pathetic why get a SMART phone and cry about the size of it!! mlb04uk You cant spell so shut the hell up what do you know (CANT UNDERTAND THEM) i cant underSTAND you haha also (HE BUD BUDDA) is being racist u pig!
Reviewed by toussaint
on 21st Feb 2007
hello i love this phone i have a veritable problem i have this fone and i search the pc suite or the driver of this fone please help me i live in cote d'ivoire this is my email email@example.com or another sites for download the pc suite or the driver for my nec e313
Reviewed by les
on 18th Feb 2007
nec e313 will not work Sony Memory Stick Duo 128
Reviewed by Mike
on 9th Jan 2007
I love this fone
Reviewed by Darius from Transilvana
on 4th Jan 2007
Hy,i have a Nec e313.The phone it's ok but it has it's problems:it keeps swiching on/off,life of the batery is poor,it's big,etc.But it takes good photos! I ORDERD A DATA CABLE (USB) FOR MY PHONE WHIT A CD WHIT DRIVERS,...I installed the drivers (Transfer Tools,...)...BUT IT DOSEN'T HAVE A MANUAL AND I TRIED EVERYTHING__TO TRANSFER MY IMAGES AND VIDEOS FROM MY PHONE TO MY LAPTOP___.BUT WHEN I CONNECT MY PHONE TO MY PC USING THE USB cable IT SAIS : "Unabel to start data transfer.Please connect the USB cable" !!!The phone doset'n recognise the cable and the and the Transfer Program that I instaled dosen't recognise the handset.HEEELP!!!__PlEaSe SaVe My LiFe___ !!! If you have a manual or know how I could make it work please help me( firstname.lastname@example.org ) The software is the same as Nec's C616,C313,E616,e808,... Others say that they're drivers don't work because they have Windows XP,but mine just say that :
(*) If you are using Windows 2000/XP, installation must be carried out by a user with administrator privileges. I don't thing that this is the problem. CAN ANYONE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE ??? plz plz plz Thak you! I would really appreaciated ! PS: excuse my english :) Darius__Transilvania(Romania)
Reviewed by adam watton
on 6th Aug 2006
o mi god this is the most rubbish fone in the world
Reviewed by xoxMehreenxox
on 5th Feb 2006
WELL erm this fone is wiked BUT it looks ugly lol. i still ave dis fone BUT NEVER USE IT....its really good at recording and takin pics and
doesnt freeze up on u......this fone wnt let u down but i wudnt buy it cus its ugly LOL but its heavy at takin pics and recordin vidoes
Reviewed by beck
on 26th Jan 2006
its OK but to take advantage of it you have to be in a 3g area or all you gone and brought is a dear brick
Reviewed by Nabil
on 28th Nov 2005
I have being using that phone the camara is bad
and the Vedio okkkkkkkk
Reviewed by Abs
on 12th Nov 2005
The phone is Ok, but it's too long and looks like a brick. Mobiles are meant to fit in your pocket, but because this one is too long. But apart from its size and network,3(becuse you have to pay £15 a month, and if you don't use all of the credit, they just take away the spare money-it can be unlocked easily though), it's a good phone.
Reviewed by Steph
on 24th Aug 2005
i brought this phone and started taking pictures i was so amazed at the quality and loved the photos videos and mp3 player .... till the battery died when i returned it they exchanged the battery and it worked i was happy till it broke down again i marked the back on the battery took it back and asked if they could repair it so i went home and waited then i had to walk to there damn shop and fetch it and suprise suprise it was the same battery now it won't even turn on! this phone may look outstanding till you get problems and im happy i didn't dish the 15 quid for credit as ive read the reviews and how do you spend 15 pound in 30 days? how!!! THIS IS NOT RECOMMEND!!! my remote control is smaller and more useful than this!
Reviewed by Patrick
on 23rd Aug 2005
and thats because theres no less rating. beware of the 3 network. Not only do their credit policy on pay as you go suck (30 days to use up their very expensive credit!) and battery life non-existent. also there is no possible way you can buy a replacement charger from them either from their website (Even though customer service told me so..), or any of their well, 2 stores in central London. Useless customer service too, their store in Kensington, the only mobile phone store i have ever seen a bouncer in over here! anyway off to go to another netowkr and back to Nokia. nice knowing you three. Not!
Reviewed by bill
on 9th Jul 2005
i hate the thing wish i never got it its the biggest waste of time money and effort mp3 player has never worked couldnt return it for a new 1 as it was on offer they told me so now its resting in bits in the bin wouldnt even recycle it never going for a phone like that ever again sooner go without
Reviewed by grze?
on 6th Jul 2005
Reviewed by Dale
on 1st Jul 2005
I think the e313 is good phone but i think its abit too big and i dont link it that you have to put #15 a month on it. other that that it is a good phone. i'm thinking of getting it duel banded so i can go back to orange becuse i think orange is value for money and cheep to run.
Reviewed by Jimmy
on 23rd Jun 2005
This phone doesnt even deserve 1 star - It is rubbish. The battery life is embarrasing, as well as its looks. It dont have any bluetooth or infra red so anything you do download you can't move. N then the 3 top up system is rubbish, this phone is made into basically a contract wit em as ur cred only lasts for 30 days. You need a nokia!
Reviewed by scott griffin
on 7th Jun 2005
i had this phone for aproximatly 3 months and was reasonably happy with it. its good because its a very cheap video phone (video phones dont come cheap!) and it has voice recorder, a large screen, good quality camera and lots more. but on the other not so good hand the phone is absolutly hug!!! infact its too big and heavy, if the phone was half its size then it would be good. i would give this phone 4 or 5 out of ten.
Reviewed by UK 3 User
on 16th May 2005
Have had this phone for more than a year and can say that this is the single most horrible phone on god's green earth! Battery life is hopeless for one, receiption is horrible (not only because it is on a horrible network but also because of the phone... Have a PhD in Mobile communications and know what I am talking about). There is a software glitch in the phone directory that won't allow you to delete a entire directory. The ergonomics of the phone are horrible the list goes on and on.... the short version: do not touch with a 10 foot barge pole! Save your money and look somewhere else much better 3g phones out there now. Don't make the same mistake I did.
Reviewed by Beska
on 29th Mar 2005
It was great .. for 6 months. Now it fails all the time, can't receive or send texts (even if you've brought text credit from the horrible service of 3), calls randomly cut out, can't make calls, phone restarts randomly, doesnt charge, the list goes on and on. But, as a plus, (or a negitive?) its on 3! 3 is rubbish. #15 min. topup .. every month they wipe your credit, and you -must- topup once every 3 months or they shut down your sim card. Buy a better phone.
Reviewed by Dare Shomope
on 1st Feb 2005
I have seen many kinds of phone, Nec e313 is unique. Its slim, easy to carry, usable everywhere, fits any type of fashion. Its camera is very nice, its as good as every other Nokia Camera phones. The only fault about the phone is that it doesnt have preloaded games, much ringtones and some of its acessories in the pack. People, wherever you are in the world, Nec e313 is the phone, One Of Its Kind...
Reviewed by Maya
on 12th Dec 2004
Pros : - Good battery life - Email Cons : - Size (HUGE!!) - Ugly - Bad network - Too small buttons - Too expensive (the credit) - No pre loaded games - Restarts itself occasionly - Slow to save photos and videos - Small memory - And theres more ..........................
Reviewed by david
on 24th Nov 2004
the best phone from nec so far the network is a rip off but the phone is brilliant and all the features are awesome.
Reviewed by Martyn Steer
on 9th Oct 2004
My mum got me this new Nec e313 mobile phone on 3. The phone is good and the camera is brill quility. The network is sooo rubish i am nearly neaver in video zone. And the way the credit is worked out is horriable. #15 on my old phone (nokia 3310)will last a 2 months but i GOT to use is within a Month on 3 else i loose it! Good Phone BAD Network.
Reviewed by Ryan from UK on 9th Sep 2004
I dont know what you people are whining about, for £45 you gettin credit,
an mp3 player, video phone etc. i mean what more do you want? the one
thing this phone doesnt have is a radio and thats it. And whats all
this about it buringing up and short battery life and switching itself
off? mine dont do that. Yeah it warms up when im on a long call but
all fones do that. my fones only ever switched itswelf off once when
i was messing with it and my battery lasts ages. The more I charge it
the longer it lasts. Also i have downloaded full length music videos
on it for just £1.50 each. i only know one other person whose fone can
do that and its like a £500 phone. i dont think you can set you own
voice recordings as your ringtunes but you can download mp3 from wap
and if u have the data cable from ur pc and these can be used as ringtunes,this
fone is excellent and im well surprised three are letting them go for
£45 each. And as for you people who whine about the three ne twork dont
forget they have only been around like a year and a half and their pay
as u go service just a few months. All networks at one time had validatity
times for credit. They've just changed their £15 voucher too so thats
awesome. I put on £25 a month and choose the 500 mins and then if i
need credit i just buy £5 add everything vouchers so basically you can
top up £5 at a time. What more could you ask for?
Reviewed by Ben Newnham from United Kingdom on
7th Sep 2004
you remember i said this phone was great? well my views have changed.
the damned thing has restarted on me twice within 10 minutes. so now
i'm gonna take it back and get a refund, use my 3410 for a while and
then get another new phone. BUT NOT A THREE ONE!!!
Reviewed by Ben Newnham from United Kingdom on
6th Sep 2004
yet another review.... i think this fone really is great, and that the
review below about face burning is a load of poo. and also, anyone who
says the phone's battery doesn't last long or says the fone is rubbish,
are the people who keep playing with it and dont know how to work it.
Also, the people who say it's rubbish for under £50, are the people
who need to shut up and face facts, yes there are better phones but
if you dont like the price, DONT BUY THE THING!! If you want to go and
spend £150+ on a nokia with much less features and an expensive name,
fine... :) Rant over... :)
Reviewed by Ben Newnham from United Kingdom on
4th Sep 2004
i got this phone nearly a month ago and am really pleased with it. It
does everything i'd want. I've had many phones in the past and this
tops them all. I cant see me changing again for a long while :)
Reviewed by chris from England on 4th Sep 2004
The only reason i aint givin this five stares is because of the size
but thats doesnt really bother me . I think the phone itself is a brilliant
phone . I have been after a phone with all the features like camra ,video,colour
e.t.c and i couldnt afford it because i dont get a lot of money and
i have go a kid on the way , so when this phone came out for 45 bob
i snatched the chance and got one. And now all my mates av them its
great!. the video camera everything on the phone is fantastic . a real
bargain for its price.dont listen to any of the other reviews.
Reviewed by devils tumor from england on 4th Sep
Well, I'm not sure what most of you are moaning about but feel free
to go out and spend the best part of £200 on a Nokia with virtually
no features if that makes you feel better but personally I think this
is the best £40 (inc £15 credit) I've ever spent. I initially wasn't
too fussed about the features as I have an iPod for my music and a PDA
for video, contacts etc but after this past week I have found myself
using only the e313. Far more features that I ever expected. I myself
had a bit of a moan about the whole 30 day validity scheme 3 have put
in place but when you think about it, its about the same as a contract
phone but without the 12-18 months of having your balls trapped in a
vice by any one of the other service providers! Generally, I agree with
the whole "you get what you pay for..." sketch but this time I'm inclined
to disagree. The e313 is a brilliant little phone with all the same
features as the £450 Nokia Communicator (minus the widescreen and qwerty
keypad). For the money I can't see how it could be improved at all.
Thank you for reading this mini tome, I'm now off to post my cv to 3's
Reviewed by chloe carter from england uk on 2nd
DONT BUY THIS PHONE IT HAS BURNT MY FACE TWICE.FIRST TIME WAS ABOUT
3 WEEKS AGO AND TODAY 2ND SEPTEMBER. THE GLASS ON THE PHONE HEATS UP
SO BAD IF U R ON THE PHONE FOR A WHILE? IT HAS LEFT ME WITH BLISTERS
ON MY FACE? I HAVE TAKEN PHOTOS OF MY FACE BECAUSE IM IN THE PROCESS
OF TAKIN THIS FURTHER
Reviewed by Alex (again!!!) from UK on 1st Sep
aA few weeks ago i said that the phone woz brill i 100% take that back
all my m8s say that my fone is a remote control!!! the 3 network has
serious problems and when i went to turkey i cudnt get eny signal 3
has some serious staff problems in fact most of them can't even speek
english. the 3 network is useless and in my area i have no coverage
4 video calls. if eny1 knows how to unlock the building block please
email me on alsxXx@aol.com another problem i have is that my phone turns
itself off, it says PLEASE WAIT INITIATING etc what a load of s#@t !!!!!!!!!
does anybody know how 2 set ur recorded tunes as your ringer tune if
so plz email me at alsxXx@aol.com i have rea all the manuals but it
does not say anything about setting your recorded sounds as your ring
tone many thnks al x
Reviewed by Will from United Kingdom on 1st Sep
This phone is the biggest pile of cock I have ever seen. Bought it for
50 nicker from Argos and the thing keeps going asleep, locking itself
when I haven't even typed in a PIN number and generally being an all-round
**** of a phone. Don't buy it.
Reviewed by Wudenberg from Indonesia on 1st Sep
I still do not know how to unlock it and use it in my countri's network.
This is with the latest version, and it doesnt work with 4960 format.
Does anyone do the unlock? I will pay you how many you want. This is
my email : email@example.com
Reviewed by Rosie Olly from England on 31st Aug
i was gonna buy this phone 2moz 4 £35 from carphonewarehouse but now
i think i will change my mind after reading all those revwies! could
sum1 plz write a revwiew saying bout credit! thanx xxx
Reviewed by gary mooney from ireland on 31st Aug
looking for information on can this phone de unlocked for other networks
so far pretty good phone bar size and network send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
if you hear if it can be unlocked
Reviewed by mlb04uk from United Kingdom on 30th
WOOHOOO!!!!!! I BOUGHT THIS PHONE AND I WAS LIKE.......YES. BUT THEN
A HOUR LATER AND IT WAS SO BAD!, U WUD HAVE MORE FUN WITH SOME COW PAT.
I BOUGHT THE PHONE FOR £50, I HAD TO USE UP MY £15 CREDIT IN 30 DAYS!!
I HAVE LOADS OF FRIENDS, BUT FOR ME TO USE ALL THAT UP, I WOULD BE HAVING
TO CONTACT THEM IN MY SLEEP!!! AVOID AT ALL COSTS, THIS PHONE IS SO
RUBBISH!!! 3 ARE SO PATHETIC!!!INDIAN ON THE PHONE, CANT UNDERTAND THEM-HE
HE BUD BUDDA<--ALL U GET!! MP3 IS TOTALLY BOGUS, U GET 1 SONG!!!! WOOOO
THIS PHONE IS RUBBISH!! THIS PHONE IS BIGGER THAN MY REMOTE CONTROL!!!
DONT BUY THIS PHONE, UNLESS U WANNA HAVE A DODGY PHONE THAT U THOUGHT
CAME OFF THE BACK OF A VAN..!! 3 ARE SO RUBBISH!!! DONT BUY THIS PHONE,
STICK TO NOKIA 3200!! :D
Reviewed by fjd from England on 29th Aug 2004
The only reason the phone doesn't get 5 stars is down to the battery
life. It lasts me about a day, although it does come with an extra battery.
A lot of people are saying its a terrible phone but for £45 its a real
bargin. The network 3, is probably one of the biggest cons I've seen.
They give NEC a bad name. They say that there calls are 5p per minute
but when you top up your automatically given a number of call minutes
anyway, which goes to show that the 5p per minute thing is a load of
bull s**t. If you want this phone (which is very good) you have to be
prepared to spend a lot of money using the network. Great phone, s**tty
Reviewed by Roopz from UK on 24th Aug 2004
After 3 handsets which all went wrong on three with in 8 months, I thought
I might finally have a phone that I could trust.... oh how I was wrong.
Within 6 DAYS!!!! it refused to recognise that there was a SIM card
in, and when it did turn on it refused to make ANY CALLS. Being my third
NEC I think its quite obvious that they just cant build phones at all.
Every NEC model feels flimsy, battery life is very poor. I have used
the e606, e808 before this and couldnt believe that 3 said it would
be 15 working days to get a replacement phone to me. I am quitting my
contract and have a proper phone on orange. AVOID AT ALL COSTS
Reviewed by davidparkinson from england on 24th
well were do i start, battery life NO WAY, 30 day ermmm, paying 4 games
every time u play Y COME ON 3. TOP UPS???? a brick, some services well
pants & to dear, no local store, rude staff no manners to 3 customers.
LOOK HAD E"NUFF PLEASE THINK TWICE ABOUT BUYING THIS FONE B4 U DO. PAY
DA XTRA 4 A GOOD FONE. THEN U WILL B MORE HAPPY. DONT TRUST THREE FONES.
AV FUN WITH OTHER FONES INSTEAD.
Reviewed by Stephie from England on 22nd Aug 2004
I have had this phone for just over a week and I think it is a pretty
good phone. I dont really understand why people are moaning about the
30 day credit validity period. I actually asked in the shop I bought
the phone from before I bought it, if people dont do this that is their
problem. Its not like 3 dont advertise the fact is it??!! Anyway, I
get a couple of days life from the battery, and I use the phone a lot,
so thats not too bad. I mostly bought the phone for the camera function
and its much better graphics than the old sony ericsson phone I had.
I live in a notoriously bad signal area and have full coverage with
3, so no problems there either. Its got pretty loud ringtones, and that
little dancing man is worth the money on its own!! I think the phone
is cheap and worth the money you pay for it. I wouldnt pay a fortune
for the phone but I didnt, I paid £30 and that to me is value for money.
Yoiu get what you pay for in this world!! Overall a good phone, nice
functions and cheap to call other networks. 5p a minute, cheaper than
all the other networks, but I wouldnt waste the money on texts. If you
use your phone a lot to call people on other networks quite a lot, like
I do, then the phone is worth the money.
Reviewed by Phil from ENGLAND on 21st Aug 2004
1stly, this fone has some of the best features available and all the
other fones ive seen that can do the same as this cost like £200 so
ITS NO RIP OFF! Havin said that i am dissapionted with a few things,
u cant get cheap games 4 it an the video quality is a bit naff (Though
u can get more than 10 secons by pressin the options button an selectin-size-large.)But
the screen is amazin, the cameras great an i love the media player on
it, an ive already downloaded 2 footy matches off 3 sevices (that i
think is much bette than wap + its free 2 browse). Also, u cant get
the accessories nwheres really 'part frm online. I bought the usb cable
4 £10 off the 3 website an the drivers 4 £1.50 off ebay!Im now gonna
buy a memory stick 4 it an use it as an mp3 player! Finally, 4 those
complainin about its size, ook at the size of alot of mp3 players, then
addf that to a comera/video fone + a game boy an u get somethin much
bigger (& about £400 dearer) than this rweasonably priced and eccce
lent fone from nec.
Reviewed by dave from uk on 21st Aug 2004
I purchased this phone from the link after reading the reviews here,
yes its a bit big but its lightweight a nice phone to me at a nice price.
I brought this phone mainly for mp3 and movie playback. If u buy a 256mb
memory stick duo you can download all your music or compress your movie
files into the gp format, plus you will also need a data cable and flash
reader as well as the software. The video camera again excellent, the
photos excellent, but it does seem to chew up a lot of battery power.
It does let off a high pitched tone now and again and im told it is
switching between gsm and 3 networks i really need to read the manual
to get a grip on this phone. Otherwise for 30 quid im more than happy.
Reviewed by David Ramsay from Newport on 20th
This network, 3pay, is really starting to p me off!! dont get me wrong,
the fone is fab, but 3pay is a load of bull. I 100% agree with the rest
of the reviews on this site about the A. rubbish battery life B. cant
get a signal anywhere C. if u dial 333 for customer services, the advisors
are about as much help as a constapated dog! text messages arrive about
3 hours late. There is a fone shop near me that, in 2 weeks, will have
the software 2 unlock my fone to Vodafone. If any1 lives in the newport
area, get in touch with me and ill give u the shop name- email@example.com
Reviewed by Bob Bovex from England on 19th Aug
Got mine for £40 (inc £15 Credit), so far pretty impressed. Pros: Exceptional
features (video phone, Video Capture, Good Quality Camera, Good Mp3
player, Slim slick design, lightweight Cons: Expensive content (although
the unlimited £10 vouchers gives full access to everything including
Downloading games which pretty is good), Oversized length, Poor battery
after high usage (such as video), Having to buy extra software driver
at £20 even after splashing out £15 on the Cable, Overall Feature Packed
Bargin phone, very much like a contract style deal eg for £25 per month
you 100mins talk, unlimited content with £1.50s worth Txt or essentially
others options. So if want video calling without the credit check and
hassle of being tied down for 12mths with a good phone phone get this
Reviewed by guy from england ! on 19th Aug 2004
i got this phone for my birthday. its a good phone for the money but
it dont come wif allot of memory and it has crap ringtones. the battery
life is ok but at the same time u get 2 batterys so u can have 1 spare
!. ive just ordered my data cable kit. so hopefully ill b able 2 download
pictures 2 my pc. this is a good phone for any1 whos on a tight budget.
but 3 is a bit of a rip off as you dont get "credit" just a set amound
of call time and texts. ive tried 2 order java games but when i get
them i cant acces the wap seeing as it dosent have it ! any websites
where i can get games and stuff for my phone ? thanx
Reviewed by Jas from South East- London on 18th
Hiya! I JUS BOUGHT DA FNE YDAY! N SO FAR ITS GOIN KOOL! DA FONE A BRICK
THO! MAN EVEN BIGGA DAN MA REMOTE CONTROL (WOZ DAT ALL BOUT?)ITS GOT
SUM KOOL GRAPHICS (E.G. COLOUR, CAMARA, PHOTO, RINGTONS, SCREEN SAVERS)
N Y DO WE HVE 2 PAY 4 A GAME! LYKE ANY OTHA FONES EXCEPT 3 LET U PLAY
SUM GAMES. ITS WOZ NUFF CHEAP, N I FINK IT IS WORTH YA MONEY BUT DER
A FEW ALILO FINS DAT CAN OUT U OFF. N Y DO WE HVE 2 PAY LIKE £2 4 A
RINGTON WEN WE CAN GET IT 4 BOUT £1.50. AL2GEHA I FINK DA FONES KOOL.
BUT DEM ALILO PROBS JUS MAKES IT ALILO PUT OF.. MAYB 3 SHUD TRY MAKIN
A FONE LIKE DIS BUT AILO SMALLA! THANX.........
Reviewed by Roxanne Sutton from United Kingdom on
18th Aug 2004
PLEASE HELP ME! I brought this phone because i thought it was a good
deal. I am a little bit unhappy with the phone as many people have the
same opininons as me which are the topup etc. My main question is: i
brought a USB data lead for this phone and i got a cd to load the software
too but i have tried to get it to download my pictures and videos onto
my PC but it wont recognise the drivers. I have tried to load it on
3 different PC's with different windows: windows 98 SE/windows 95 and
windows ME. I was more successful on windows 98 SE but still had problems.
I tried ringing up 3 and all they said was how to put the USB lead into
my phone and said they couldnt help me because i purchased it from someone
else so therefore they couldnt help me. Does anyone else have this problem?
If you know how to solve my problem please email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Emelda Marcos from Northern Ireland on
16th Aug 2004
Phone - absolute BRICK, LARGER than my remote control. Network (Three)
- Absolutely RUBBISH!!! They drain minimum £15 off you EVERY MONTH!
You don't use all your £15 in a month? - It goes down the drain? 30
day validity period, omg. What's the deal with that?
Reviewed by NormanS from UK on 16th Aug 2004
Phone looks good with lots of features. However 3Pay exagerated the
quality an extent of coverage. I really need to change to another service.
Is it possible to unlock this phone or not. It seems to be a problem
but surely the states that I can use ant provider.
Reviewed by daniel.g from uk on 16th Aug 2004
i think this phone is awsome there is one question does it suprt other
sim cards of is it locked
Reviewed by David Ramsay from South Wales on 15th
i bought this phone yesterday and i am very impressed so far. 1 Major
glitch is that people have sent me text messages and i have recieved
them about 2 hours after they have sent it. Does this only occur on
my fone??? and if any1 knows how 2 unlock it 2 different networks, please
get in touch email@example.com Many thanks!!
Reviewed by Tony from England on 15th Aug 2004
Not a bad phone if you just want something cheap and cheerful. Battery
life is absolutley pants. No WAP only 3's crappy network. Only £1.50
credit as well which ain't a lot of good as all ringtunes and wallpapers
are £2 unless you buy add ons not really much good. Topping up is a
bit of a problem as well if you live in a small village or town as half
of the shops that 3 say you can top up with haven't even heard of the
phone. 3's customer services is also a load of crap as the staff can
hardly speak English, I lost count of the ammount of times I had to
get them to repeat what they said. So unless you speak Indian I wouldn't
bother phoning them. Overall not really very good, only use mine for
work as the coverage where I live ain't that good unless I hang out
of the bathroom window. Don't bother trying to use outside on a sunny
day as you can't see the display. but will be fine if you work down
a mine or something lol. Conclussion: DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS,
BUY A NOKIA AND STAY AWAY FROM 3PAY....
Reviewed by Ryan Williams
on 15th Aug 2004
This phone is not all that for 2 reasons. 1 cos its big. and 2 cos three are a bad network. If they sold this phone on T-Mobile or a MAJOR network not a MINOR pay as you go service from three it would be awesome. But the keypad is horrible, the menu sucks but hey for #45 what more do you want I guess.
Reviewed by NATALIE ROWLES from WALES on 13th
I HAVE THE NEC E313 N BOUGHT THE USB & CHARGING CABLE... ONLY THING
IS HOW DO U TRANSFER...
Reviewed by Shady from UK on 13th Aug 2004
THIS PHONES A BRICK!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Vinoth from UK on 13th Aug 2004
Reviewed by diane from scotland on 12th Aug 2004
i find it a great phone, love it,but i would like to know where in scotland
i could get the accessories for it, as i would love to put my videos
on my pc..... apart from that i love the phone :)
Reviewed by Jay Watcham from United Kingdom on
11th Aug 2004
The NEC e313 is an OUSTANDING fone. I am suprised at all the cool features
it has ! The Ringtones are PHENOMANAL !! No - one in their right minds
would moan ! I saw it in woolworths for 45 quid wiv 15 quid credit !
I bort it the same Day (im only 12 too) BRILLIANT FONE !! If any 1 could
tell me how to get free Video Clips/Ringtones etc. PLEASE LET ME KNOW
on firstname.lastname@example.org Cheers
Reviewed by Malcolm from United Kingdom on 11th
This is probably the worst purchase I have ever made!!!!!! The aftercare
service is horrendous, you cannot connect to your PC (the reason I bought
the phone in the first place!!!) without buying a disc (for £14.99)
that NO-ONE at NEC can tell you the retailer of!!!! NEC repeatedly tell
you what you need but DO NOT (and I went through 4 separate people to
find this out) know who stocks it, how much it costs, how to get it
or where to get it. When I expressed my distaste, I was told that the
Software disc I needed to operate my 313 phone had nothing to do with
NEC!!!!!! But (read this paragraph again in a continuous loop and you'll
get some idea of what I went through on the phone with them.) The retail
outlet have no discs and weren't willing to try and locate one until
I threatened to return the phone (citing Consensus ad Idem or failure
to disclose all material facts pertaining to a contract) at which point
they gave me a NEC 616 cd - which didn't work!!!! I got the ever welcome
customer service call a month after buying it and with the option of
having my comments passed on - still haven't had a word back, despite
being told I would be contacted........ I gave up at that point. They
are horrendous and you would be very foolish to purchase this phone
unless you wanted an additional remote control for your telly.
Reviewed by Jack Ricks from England on 10th Aug
I have just got thsi phone and i find it dredfull, i would like to know
where i should go if iwant 2 get the hole phone unlocked not just part,
if anyone knows please can they email me any info needed at email@example.com
p.s is it even possible?
Reviewed by RichardBevis from United Kingdom on
10th Aug 2004
I was very disappointed to see that the video clips only last for a
mere 10 seconds, and then '3' steal your credit but I am quite pleased
with the phone, especially as it was only £45.00. I suppose you couldn't
expect a great amount out of it. I am also very angry about the 'WAP
enabled' part, when clearly, all you can do is visit the '3' places
which are quite frankly terrible. I am also a bit miffed about the USB
cable, which I'm told, you can purchase from Superdrug for £10.00. Apart
from that, the quality is great, the sound is superb and the look is
stunning. **Do you know where I can get cheap ringtones for this phone?**
Reviewed by adam from uk on 10th Aug 2004
the network is a con, firstly u think great yes, yes only 5p but u have
to use that credit within 30 days, no come on u most likely wont use
the 500 text or whatever so u will just waste them. the staff are rude
the phone is ok but is very dodge, if u like dodge phones and dodge
networks this is the phone for u
Reviewed by finch from UK on 10th Aug 2004
people what do you want for under £50 quid you can barely go to a payphone
anymore for that!!!! Just accept that technology moves on slowly....
Reviewed by marlene from UK on 10th Aug 2004
3 NETWORK IS A LOAD OF CROP, I HAVE NEC E313 FOR THREE WEEKS NOW, AND
IT AS GIVEN ME SO MUCH HEADACHE.THE MEMORY IS TOO LOW,BECAUSE THIS PHONE
AS NO WAP,THEN THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE MEMORY,ALL OTHER NETWORKS
AS MADE IT SO EASY FOR US. OH NO NOT 3. 3 CHARGES OVER 100 POUNDS TO
UNLOCK THE PHONE WHAT A BIG CON. 3 CUSTOMERS SHOULD BE TRANFER OVER
TO ANOTHER NETWORK AND 3 NETWORK SHUT THE COMPANY THE HELL DOWN I CANNOT
GET NO VIDEO,ALSO POOR SIGNAL, LOSSES ALL MY MISS CALLS, AND MY CONTACTS
ONE DAY I SWITCH MY PHONE ON, AND I GET JAPANESE WORDS OF WHICH I DONT
EVEN UNDERSTAND THIS PHONE IS ONLY LOCK TO ONE NETWORK, YES YOU GUESS
IT 3 WHAT A RIP OFF I LIVE IN 3 AREA BECAUSE UP UNTILL A WEEK AGO I
WAS GETTING VIDEO, THREE TOOK MY PHONE IN FOR REPAIR, AND YES YOU GUESS
IT, THEY HAVE RETURNED MY PHONE TO ME UNFIXED AS FAR AS THEY WERE CONCERNED
THEY HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEMS, SURE, LIKE HELL THEY HAVE NOT. WHAT A
WASTE OF MY MONEY.3 IS NOT RECOMMENDED BY ME
Reviewed by Beenie from UK on 9th Aug 2004
This PHONE is outstanding but its hard to get hold of wall papers and
ring tones unless you go on JAVA. Otherwise you surf the net and there
is nothing avalible!
Reviewed by kafrin from pembrokeshire,wales on
9th Aug 2004
LOOK READ THIS REVIEW!! I NEED SOME HELLP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!well i was a
little confused at the start b coz it IS MUCH DIFFERENT 2 nokia fones
witch arethe best around but reasonably expensive.the downfall is where
i live u cant get any coverage, so the internet is a no no 4 me.i read
sum where that sum1 got theirs unlocked, how do they do that????? if
any1 has any answers please tell me, coz when you surf the net u cannot
find any compatible games or tones, etc. on the websites except for
the 3 one which i cant access on my mobile. nice quality camera and
the video aint bad except u cant film for more than 10 seconds?
Reviewed by Barney from UK on 8th Aug 2004
This phone has many software problems, plus the 3 Mobile network is
terrible. Customer service is appaliing, i believe their agents spend
their time writing reviews for 3 phones thats how they get 5 star reviews.
It you are considering buying one Don't. Throw your money in the Bin.
you will get more satisfaction that way. I honestly believe that three
should lose their license.
Reviewed by Fionnuala from UK on 8th Aug 2004
Do not buy one of these phone. Poor software, poor network, poor service.
3 are the worst mobile network in the UK customer service is appaling.
Dont waste your money, as it loses texts, looses calls restarts,it is
Reviewed by Oonagh Maria from UK on 8th Aug 2004
Dont buy this phone. Battery life is poor, it keeps restarting, it loses
text messages. My sister has this phone, she may as well use a brick
as the phone has many problems. Cant understand people writing 5 star
reviews when they don't have a phone yet. Is this wahat the callcentre
in India is for. The customer support centre in INDIA IS USELESS. I
have heard rumours that any agent who transfers a call to a manager
gets the sack. Ofcom needs to do something here.
Reviewed by Robert from UK on 8th Aug 2004
Yuk what a useless phone. Do not buy one. How bad can a phone get. The
service is bad the network is bad, it eats battries, it keeps restarting,
I can't recieve text messages. 3 customer service is appalling, they
don't want to know about you problems. I reckon any 5 star reviews come
from 3's callcentre staff. Everybody i know who has this phone has problems.
What a Turkey
Reviewed by Sonia from UK on 8th Aug 2004
Poor quality phone, many problems. This phone has software problems
on three's network. It restarts loses text messages, switches it self
off. Save yourself grief don't buy one. Three's customers service is
bad so bad you can't imagine. The phone is the king of all Lemons.
Reviewed by TOTERS from ENGLAND on 8th Aug 2004
the phone is 1 of the best iv had the game,camera mp3player,video recorder.......its
all good apart from the network 3 is complete pants taking credit off
u after 30 days thats the only let down i carnt get it unblocked to
any other network any where some 1 please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by amanda barbour from scotland on 7th
i bought a phone sendo which i had to take back as it was faulty and
for an extra £5 i got this amazing phone i've always wanted a camera
phone but they were never in my budget at this amazing price i rushed
straight out to buy it very good features good picture quality and what
i like is when u take a picture of someone u can add it on to their
contact details so when they fone there pic comes up!! free emails!!
just brill but the downfalls are credit only lasts 30 days and you can
only browse 3's sites it's also large in size but for all the different
feature on it it's great i'm a happy customer!!
Reviewed by CRAWFORD from SCOTLAND on 6th Aug
I recently bought an NEC e313 for £15 plus p+p including a simcard,
what a bargain!!!!!!!! I also own a Motorola V525 on Vodafone and can
honestly say the e313 is much more fun and is always the first phone
I reach for,there is so much you can do with it, fantastic camera function,
fun video for messing about with and MP3 player with not bad sound to
mention but a few. The Threepay network doesn't deserve the rotten comments
I have heard okay there are problems connecting to the topup line and
the three services but all in all I don't get much better service with
the Vodafone Live service. It is quite a big mobile in length but it
weighs next to nothing and for the fun it gives is definately worth
buying especially with the fantastic offers that are available just
now. So I would say BUY BUY BUY !!!!!
Reviewed by alan from UK on 6th Aug 2004
If you want to send 1 text a month this phone will cost you a minimum
of £180 per year to run!!! Why? Lets do the math: First of all lets
get one thing perfectly clear, no matter what any of the spoof posts
placed here by 3UK employees say. YOU CAN NOT GET THIS PHONE UNLOCKED!!!
Simple as! Therefore it is tied in to the rip off 3 Tarrifs. The minimum
of which is £15. Of this £15 voucher, whatever is not used within 30
days you loose! 12 months times £15 equals £180. Fcuk you Three and
Phones 4 U. your both going down for stitching me up the way that you
Reviewed by tori from england on 6th Aug 2004
i think the nec e313 is good, but one thing tht gets on my nerves is
tht u can't go on the full world wide web on it
Reviewed by Adam K
on 6th Aug 2004
First of all, as everyone says the phone is pretty amazing for the price! You get good quality videos and photos and all the fetures u would expect in a mobile phone. The main focus obviously is the video calls which are AMAZING, chatting to your friends in real time is great! !!BUT!! What good is this great phone with such a poor quality service! First of all the video calling cost 50p a minute! What a rip off! Secondly the way ThreePay works is totally confusing an not fair on our customers! To begin with you got to buy at least #15 credit (which u have to use within 30 days), you cant even spend it on whatever you please, You get the option of ALL CALLING or a certain amount of txts and certain amount of calls - on top of that you have to buy an ADD ON (which u can only buy if you have the credit already), If you want video calls u need to buy a #5 credit just for that and txts, If you wanna download music videos or internet files you need to buy a #10 credit just for that - The whole thing is just a rip off and over complicated, Why cant we buy #10 credit and use it as we please? Secondly the manual is POOR! The leave out allot of things! There isnt even an MP3 player as it states, even if there is its not written in the manuel and i cant figure it out! My only thought is that u have to buy extras! Overal its a good phone, But really not worth the purchase due to the expensive, poor quality service!
Reviewed by Leonard from India on 4th Aug 2004
The e313 phone is good except for some features locked. I am not able
to use Airtel Network India. How to unlock. Works fine on Hutch but
again no SMS MMS :-( Any help will be great
Reviewed by Gobinath from INDIA on 3rd Aug 2004
Hi, I am Gobinath from INDIA.I got NEC e313 from UK.Here the phone is
working with HUTCH SIM(GSM)(Mostly all GSM).But call logedis not WORKING(INCOMING,OUTGOING,MISSED
CALLS)and MSG too. I tried all network.but not working call log and
sms.but we can make or recevice calls. my phone LOCKED with some network.
MY IME number:352798000253008 Phone model :NEC e313 I temp. unlocked
with the following code .i want full unlock. Instructions Power up phone
#4960*12345678# *4960*12345678*12345678# Says Insert USIM, press emergency
button Enter 12345678 Says USIM Lock Off Enter 112 on handset and press
dial Say yes to swap network Within about 15secs you should get your
sim provider logo .You can now dial out/recieve calls - but cant do
text, wap or access your contacts list. ANY ONE HELP ME TO UNLOCK FULLY?
Reviewed by Matt Pike from United Kingdom on 3rd
NEC e313 3G Video Phone. First impressions, this phone is light ! and
compared to my old Nokia 6110e, its only one centimeter longer,that
is due to the camera part. The display is fantastic, very bright with
vibrant colours :) The cameras photo quality is best I have ever seen,
better than the Trio 600! As is the video quality, truly outstanding!
Ringtunes are loud enough and the vibrate is certainly strong enough
to get your attention. To navigate around the handset took me a full
day to get uses to it properley, it can be quite difficult to begin
with, but you soon pick it up :) Battery life if GOOD ! And people who
say it isnt are people who are playing with the phone too much ;) At
the moment I am sending and receiving free emails (weird) My ex bought
a Samsung black slam shell camera phone for £250, this is ten times
better ! Oh and you must try the video calling, its very cool feature
:) I bought my phone from Argos for £45 and it came with £15 of free
talktime (100 mins). All in all, a awesome phone, and I cant stop laughin
at how cheap it is, I would have paid over £200 for this easy,.. NEC,
your mad for lettin this gem go for so little cash, 10/10 BUY ONE !
Reviewed by ken from england on 3rd Aug 2004
Doesnt really deserve 1 star, but no 0 star option. Where do i start?
Its totally locked to the Three network, which is unreliable, low coverage,
poor quality etc. This WAP/GPRS phone does NOT let you surf the internet,
you can ONLY visit three's own sites, nowhere else (so google is out
of the question) This JAVA phone does not let you download your own
java applets or non 3 applets, you can only install what you purchase
from 3....... This phone has a low battery life, used both supplied
batteries on the first day! Nice display indoors, TOTALLY unusable outdoors,
cant see a thing on it when outside. 19mb of memory, BUT limited to
100 pictures? weird... Cant play sound files over 20k in size - mad.....
Keeps crashing / resetting / dying for no reason at random times. Any
credit not used in 30 days goes straight into the Three Networks greedy
money grabbing thieving hands. A total con, and I am disgusted a company
can rip people of like this, its completely misleading / false advertising.
Reviewed by callum from scotland on 1st Aug 2004
Ive ordered a phone of of ebay and From what Ive heard it sounds brilliant.Could
someone e-mail me if you can record ringtones from the radio?and can
i use an o2 card instead of 3 talk?thanks again firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Alex from Uk on 31st Jul 2004
Before i brought my nec e313 i had a sagem myc2 which was pants although
the phone is quiete chunky that didn't put me off threepay is ok and
seeing as i am only 13 the phone seemed to be in reasonable budget i
brought my nec e313 from woolworths and i don't regret the purchase.
I just have a small question, whenever you record a sound and save it,
then after you go onto FILE MANAGER select your file then choose a song
then play it then press the button above the master key it has an option
saying ringtune, but it won't let me select it as my ringtune how do
iselect one of my chosen sounds to be my ringtune? if you know please
email alsxXx@aol.com thanx xxx.
Reviewed by michael from london england on 31st
THE WORST NETWORK EVER i hate 3g i hope they go bankrupt the phone is
terrible 2 no radio its not even wap enabled you can only go on TODAY
ON 3 which is RUBBISH the network ... oh dont get me started... the
credit only lasts 30 days tou only have 2 options on how to use it 25
mins and 100 texts or 200 mins and no texts and with both of them you
only get 150 to do what u like E.G video call download vid clips which
cost like 50p a min i better go im gonna cry soon
Reviewed by Axle from N.Ireland on 30th Jul 2004
Dose this phone support the WAP? if any1 knows if it does and how to
use it please email me on email@example.com
Reviewed by Yan Breton from UK on 30th Jul 2004
Poor company, very expansive Pay As You Go, (no tranfert from one month
to the next), cheap staff @ 3G shops, they are not able to tell me where
to find a USB cable,Finally this phone is locked 100%, I cant use my
O2 SIM card. I lost a bit of money but will buy a more expansive phone
from SOny or Nokia...
Reviewed by beulah from England ( London ) on
30th Jul 2004
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I have finished school about 1 week ago now and on my last day most
of the boys had a NEC e313 and i new it had a camra, and a lot of other
really good features! I wanted top find out more baout this brilliant
phone and i headed down to my nearest orange store ( as iam with orange
at the moment ) but they did not have any in! I then started to look
around other mobile phone shops and i finally found the phone i was
looking for! I was absolutly gob smacked when i saw the price ( £ 29.95
) for a phone with all those good qualities! it is my 12th birthday
soon and as i got a sagem my-x2 for christmas i have absolutly no chance
on getting this phone for my birthday but any birthday money that i
get will be saved up and i will explain to my mum and dad what the money
( if they agree ) will go to! I would love to get this phone but at
the moment i am happy with my other phone! the size of this phone does
not bother me but as long as the qualaties are good that is all that
matters! hopefully i will still have my other phone but put some money
towards this phone!