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Nokia 3510 review

 Review: March 2003  
 

Rating: 1 star

In a nutshell: The Nokia 3510 was the replacement for the hugely-popular Nokia 3210/3310/3330 phones.



 

Review

Featuring an updated front panel design, the 3510 is the same size as the older Nokias, but lighter.

Like the 3410, the Nokia 3510 has all of the features that made the 3210/33xx so popular - downloadable ringtones, Xpress-on™ covers and great ease of use. But it introduces some new technology within the familiar exterior. New features include polyphonic (MIDI) ringtones, Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) and GPRS (fast, always-on internet access).

The X-press-on covers available for the Nokia 3510 include some specialised functional covers, such as the gaming cover. Snap on the gaming cover, and you can really enjoy the 5 built-in games, which make good use of the phone's polyphonic sound and vibration effects.

MMS means that you can receive multimedia messages containing text, MIDI audio files, and graphics or animations. The Nokia 3510 was the first Nokia to use this technology. The Nokia 3510 is able to receive MMS messages, but not send them, so its use will be mainly in receiving MIDI ringtones, graphics and screen savers.

The 3510 is not highly recommended, due to software reliability problems and the fact that it's an old phone with a limited specification: try the newer Nokia 3100 instead.

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Reviewed by JMM from Portugal on 29th Jul 2015
I buy the new Huawei P8. My 3510 still work... but it is an old man and can no more do the job!
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Reviewed by Kiran Poojary from India on 24th Jul 2014
Are you serious one star??????
i got this phone in 2003, i have used several phones before 2003 and in-between 2003 to 2014. Nokia 6610, Nokia 3510, a lot more of the basic Nokia phones before switching to Nokia N8 and now using a Nokia Lumia 1020. A couple of days ago i recharged my 3510 to see whats up with it...and guess it was up and running the same way when i unboxed it and the handshake made me smile like it did the first day when i switched it on. The phone offered a lot more than just a tank of a battery life and a good quality screen (for that period)...to me it offered the joy of using a Nokia phone made in Finland. I honestly abused the keypad by playing the Kart Racing game all day on it...and when i was not playing some or the other buddy of mine was...the keypad still works fine. It's one of the best phones a phone manufacturer could have made. All my phones have been Nokia and have never sold any one away. I love all my Nokia phones but 3510 is my all time favorite.
From 3510 to N8 to Lumia 1020, you have to carry a charger for all your new high end smartphones. Since the battery recharge i am using the phone instead of my Lumia 1020 and i dont miss the 1020 super camera or my whatsapp and email connectivity.
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Reviewed by Dan from Russia, Canada on 28th Aug 2012
Well, I am also one of those offended by 1-star rating. I've had this phone for years and then my mom. Guess what? A decade later it still works like it's day 1: all original, original battery and everything. Now that, kids, is truly hardcore! Now she says she's finally sick of it, so I bought her a new touch screen one. Imagine that! It's like being instantly transported from 2002 into 2012! As cool as it gets, 'cause by 2022 they're gonna be like: "What's a phone?" But hey, I told my mom not to throw away my Nokia 3510 under any circumstances. I might go to retro parties with it. I can shock everybody with my groovy polyphonic ringtones (I got Nirvana, RHCP, all the good stuff!). Hell it might be even worth getting it back, buying a new battery for it and showing all those iPussies what a true non-conformist is! ;)
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Reviewed by Sarah Crooks from UK on 16th Jul 2012
I don't know why you've only given this phone one star! I love it - I'm glad it doesn't do anything fancy like email etc - I'm quite happy to be incommunicado when I'm out of the office! And I have a camera if I really want to take pictures. The fancier a gadget is, the more there is to go wrong with it. I've dropped my phone, sat on it, trodden on it, etc and it still works. Nuff said!
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Reviewed by john from uk on 5th Feb 2012
I still use mine although i have other newer ones, still great but forget internet, mms and all other media. Only use for the classic mobile experience. Love it though, a TANK of a phone, great fun if you like that sort of thing
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Reviewed by Zahra from UK on 16th Jun 2007
my samsung was stolen and took this phone out to use while i got a new... i love techonlogy and i love style and techicnal kinda stuff when it comes to phones.. lit reliable and excellent resitant... however hasn't get anyfin good like blue tooth, irda or MP3 so personnaly i'd say its brillant phone for dudes that dont care about techincal stuff but 4 a person like me who cant live without my music... it's good temporyarily.
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Reviewed by STAC.y from England on 12th Apr 2007
I've had dis fone bak in 2004 and for the first few months it was cool!! Easy to text and changeable covers. I think after about a year I got bored with it cos bak then phones had bluetooth and I decided 2 ditch dis this phone cos I wanted 2 recieve and send on bluetooth. This phone is rubbish and a load of poor quality, looking bak, I regret buying dis phone for 80!! Wat a waste!!!!!! Nokia's r rubbish, stick 2 sony ericssons. I recommend u to Buy the sony ericsson k750i
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Reviewed by sachin from india on 17th Mar 2007
good mobile to fetch informotion on our finger tip's .
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Reviewed by ali from britain on 17th Feb 2007
It sucks
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Reviewed by Lum from UK on 17th Jan 2007
Must say I have used this phone for about 3 years on and off and never suffered from any 'software reliability problems'. In fact this is the most reliable phone I have ever owned, and has been a faithful standby whenever any other model I possess fails me. Good battery life, reasonable size, simple old school Nokia interface and tough as nails, not at all a bad choice if you are looking for a backup phone or just a cheap model.
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Reviewed by john from uk on 8th Jan 2007
i think this phone is rubbish because it has no style
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Reviewed by SHEILA from ENGLAND on 5th Jan 2007
I have been in possession of a Vodafone Nokia 3510, and although I own other phones, I still think it is the best and easiest to handle and find information on. It is like my filofax, and small enough to hide away wherever I am.
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Reviewed by Shihab Aaqeel Daiyan from Puttalam,Sri Lanka on 6th Sep 2006
Wow ! It's absolutely fantabulous. I have been using this phone 4 9 months and really it's just touched ma heart. Well My cousin used it 4 2 years and it dint have a single disability. I bought it and it has fallen many times and there is no casualties. Thanx !
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Reviewed by Kathleen from Belgium on 28th Jun 2006
I have had this phone for over 3 years, dropped it a million times, that it fell apart completely for most of the times but it kept on working perfectly! Good phone for a clumsy person!
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Reviewed by 2c from england on 11th Mar 2006
dis fone is wikid,fantastic batery life.i hav dropped dis fone hundreds of times and it still works,da games r ok,but does anyone know how to set up gprs,laters!
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Reviewed by Faith Hope Joy F from leiceter on 15th Jan 2006
brill! just sooooooooooo good and i luv it! fabulous ....... xxxxxxx bi bi xxxxxxxx
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Reviewed by Vincent from SOUTH AFRICA on 3rd Jan 2006
The phone is impresive. I can understand everything on the phone, but I had a little problem with the phone ones, i was trying to get my security code. I took the phone to a cellphone repair shop that they can flash the phone for me and it cost me a R50. But what can I say it is a verry nice phone. Regards Vincent.
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Reviewed by Ciara from Ireland on 23rd Dec 2005
I thought this phone was quite good,if a little boring.I have HAD IT FOR THE PAST 4 years and it hasnt broken down even once its stil just as good and reliable as the day i bought it!
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Reviewed by tara-pinna from luxem on 3rd Dec 2005
good! I has looked after me well over the past 4 yrs and has done everything i needed it to do! I mean, whats the point of getting a brand new flashy phone when you can just save the money and keep your old one until it goes bust?! I am keepind it til it breaks ( it will probably be about 5 years though, cuz the phone is soooo good! Oh well! Fantastic phone and worth it!
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Reviewed by Maisie from England on 26th Nov 2005
Omg! I'm so glad I'm getting a new phone for christmas!!! This one's ok because it does the basic job but its way too boring! I feel mean for saying that because its served me well these past 2 years but I feel I have to move on *sniff* my advice- don't buy this phone! Awwww bless
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Reviewed by Carly Harriet from Britain on 19th Nov 2005
Brilliant! I have nothing more to say!
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Reviewed by Evie-linn from UK on 16th Nov 2005
Really good! i have dropped it loads of times and nothing happened - it did not malfunction! As this is my first phon ( i am only 14) I was looking for something simple, and the Nokia 3510 came along and I knew it was the right phone for me. It is perfect for older people as it is easy to understand, and the buttons are positioned well. It is also, as I experienced, perfect for a young persons first phone. I have had it for 2 and 1 half years and it is everything it has cracked up to be! Fab!
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Reviewed by Tom from England on 6th Nov 2005
Ive had this phone for 3 or 4 years now and not any problems. It may not compare to modern phones, but if all youre looking for in a mobile phone is easy calling, texting, good battery life and light weight, then the 3510 should be your choice. Another good thing is that it doesn't support those earsplitting monophonic ringtones, instead it supports polyphonic tones. You can change the cover as well. Good phone for your pocket. Remember, this phone was re made in color if you like the look of the phone in the first place.
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Reviewed by Becca from UK on 2nd Nov 2005
This phone is really good. Although it might be a bit heavy, it is not as heavy as some! I have had it for 3 years and it has not cracked up once! I will only get a new phone when this one goes bust, and that will probably be ages! I also like the way it looks and its shape. There is one problem though- it is a little bit too big. its ok if you are carrying it in a bag, but it sticks out of my jeans pocket! But, overall, it is afab phone!
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Reviewed by Lucy from England on 1st Sep 2005
After about 4 years of use, I am now saying goodbye to my Nokia 3510 but ONLY because I am going on contract now. My Nokia 3510 is just as reliable as it was 4 years ago - I still only have to charge it about once a week. I have NEVER had any problems/needed repairs compared to my friend who has had to send in his new model phone for replacement 3 times already in the past year - which temporary replacement do they give him when his phone is in repairs? Why the Nokia 3510 of course! One word to describe the Nokia 3510 - RELIABLE. Being a clutz, I have dropped this phone about 10 times a year - and that's only counting the times it's casing has come apart when dropped. I've dropped it on roads, on pavements, down the stairs - you name it! But it is so easy to put back together and works just as new! Being a bit of a wannabe fashionista, it no lie that the phone doesn't look that nice. And I have had a few problems trying to fit it into tiny clutch bags. But boy, is it light! That said, I can't wait for my contract fliptop phone - that's just because I'm vain though. All the functions work 100% and it is such a simple phone to use. I would recommend any people new to mobile phones to buy this because it will ease you in gentle into the mobile phone world. This is a phone for GRANNIES and CHILDREN - i particularly stress children because I hate seeing them around nowadays with such flashy stuff.
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Reviewed by MARVIN GONZALES from PHILIPPINES on 27th Aug 2005
I HAVE THIS FONE UNTIL NOW. ALTHOUGH I FOUND SOME FRUSTRATING FEATURES BUT I STILL HAVE TO KEEP IT BECAUSE I CAN NOT AFFORD TO BUY ANOTHER ONE. ACTUALLY A FRIEND CONVINCED ME TO BUY THIS WITHOUT TELLING ME HIS BAD EXPERIENCE WITH THIS MODEL. AFTER I DISCOVERED THE TERRIBLE FEATURES HE SMILED AND SAID "CAUSE I'D LIKE YOU TO KEEP ME COMPANY WITH THE TOURBLES I HAVE WITH 3510". EXAMPLE, YOU CAN NOT DELETE THE RINGTONES YOU DON'T LIKE. I DOWNLOADED TWO RINGTONES FROM MY PHONE SERVICE BUT WHEN I RECEIVED THEM, THE SOUND IS SO FAINT THAT I CAN HARDLY HEAR THEM. WHEN I DELETED/ERASED THEM, IT WON'T ERASE. I DID IT MANY TIMES ERASING BUT TO NO AVAIL. ONE TIME I THOUGHT I WILL JUST THROW IT AWAY.
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Reviewed by Abdul Bari from Pakistan on 2nd Aug 2005
Its a very good phone. its now over 2 yrs i been using this excell talk time still using the sane battery no problems at all. u cant compare this phone with the latest ones, bt beleive me its the most relieble phone i have ever come across. Thanks to Nokia
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Reviewed by james from Australia on 9th Jun 2005
This phone is alright, but i cant download polyphonics??? Screen is small and phone isnt as reliable as 3315.
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Reviewed by Mitesh Mistry from England on 7th Jun 2005
I think the nokia 3510 is an alright start to getting a mobile. I have got loads of games and ringtones on it and I have also got colour screen to work on the 3510
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Reviewed by kru from england on 1st May 2005
this phone is gr8 ive had it for a year and itz wicked, u can drop it and nothing will happen itz a good phone, but theres beta phones on da market with beta features.
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Reviewed by Serdar from Turkey on 24th Apr 2005
3510 is agood phone for talking like a walkie talkie it has gprs but only for it self. No pc gprs internet connection available. Data cables worst. But it still works
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Reviewed by Pasi from Finland on 9th Apr 2005
The most reliable phone ever. 3 years old now, still works like a dream. Looks like new, the covers don't even have scratches on them. The phone has seen more than 10 countries, a trusty companinon wherever I go.
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Reviewed by jorg from netherlands on 27th Mar 2005
i had this phone and it stinks. DON'T BUY IT...
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Reviewed by andy farrel from UK on 26th Mar 2005
Its a phone, its a nokia. After 4 years with this phone its still as reliable as it was 4 years ago. It may not have video or any new features but if you want a camera, buy a camera, if you want an mp3, go buy 1. This is a phone. full stop
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Reviewed by andy from United Kingdom on 22nd Mar 2005
What can you say... the menu is Nokia, easy to use, simple. the battery life is the best i have come across, even after using most of week, only needs charging every 5-7 days, if that sometimes. So, its not colour, no camera and the games are naff...what more do you want. IT WORKS VERY WELL. Well done Nokia. ( i have had it 3 years now)
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Reviewed by Rosanna from Uk on 20th Mar 2005
Well, as my first mobile i thought this phone was the best! But you get a bit bored of it after a while, although it is really easy to use. I've had it about 2 years and there have been no problems at all. (This phone is only really good if u want something simple)
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Reviewed by Lionel Zisengwe from Zimbabwe on 16th Mar 2005
The Nokia 3510 is simply the easiest phone to use. Well don't get me wrong or anything...I love new technology but I am a firm believer in the fact that new technology should be easier to use than the older models of anything. For me the Nokia 3510 lives up to that fact. A truely humble fone whose functions are really friendly to the user and believe me, it's a purchase worth of your money!
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Reviewed by Mike from Finland on 10th Mar 2005
I've had this phone for almost 3 years now, still working perfectly, never had any problems. The Polyphonic ringtones were great when I got it, nowadays all phones have them. Basic phone with great durability and quality.
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Reviewed by DARRY from SCOTLAND on 10th Mar 2005
THIS IS THE PERFECT PHONE FOR YOU IF YOU'RE NOT INTERESTED IN GAMES, CAMERAS AND FANCY GADGETS. I HAVE HAD ONE FOR ABOUT 18 MONTHS AND I'VE NEVER ENCOUNTERED ANY PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER, IT IS EXTREMELY EASY TO USE, RELIABLE , AND NOT TOO BULKY. IF YOU ARE BUYING YOUR FIRST PHONE YOU COULDN'T DO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE AND OLD GEEZER FROM HAMILTON CALLED RONNIE.
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Reviewed by CoolDude from Uk on 7th Mar 2005
I tink dis fone is average da best fone out is da Nokia 3220.The 3510i is betta than dis fone! I was a bit dissapointed that it that i didnt av any gud games. If i was u then i would either get the Nokia 3200 or Nokia 3220!
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Reviewed by Joanne from Scotland on 3rd Mar 2005
Good budget phone but the battery runs out very quickly. However it does have the classic good looks of a nokia that make it appealing and GPRS.
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Reviewed by Matt from Australia on 25th Feb 2005
I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER NOKIA... First I had a second hand 3210, it lasted 3 months then the microphone broke. I thought it was just because it was second hand. So i got another 3210... 2 months later same problem. I then bought a 3510... I thought it was great. I have had it for 12 months. For the first four months, no problems. The list of problems: When the battery is fully charged it randomly turns off and on While writing txt message it shuts its self off When the battery is half full I have to push the on button around 10 times before it will come on While playing games it sometimes exits back to the main menu The only thing I like about this phone is that the battery lasts a long time. Sorry for the lost post...
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Reviewed by vix from my wurld wer u all liv in on 22nd Feb 2005
this fone is ok. the games arnt that bad. obviously the fone altogether is out of date but its ok if its wot u need. i think the colour version is a lot better tho (3510i) im not sure how much they go for now coz i updated my 3510i to an nec e525 but it broke so i got a siemens mc60 but that got dropped in lemonade so i have an e600-samsung. da best fone iv eva had. so da 3510i's betta dan 3510 so get it if ur price4 range is 50 about der
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Reviewed by Callum Garderner from Scotland on 21st Feb 2005
*COUGH* brick! *COUGH* This fone is a bit outdated, however it is good value for money and is all i need. I do think it could do with a makeover. Overall a good buy though.
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Reviewed by Dan from england on 6th Jan 2005
brill phone but could of had colour than having to buy a 3510i nice and simple.
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Reviewed by Ems from UK on 5th Dec 2004
I've had the nokia 3510 for a year. After about 6 months, i wanted to change it, once you know all the functions and features, really theres nothing unique about it. I'm bored of this phone, its like a brick! Im planning to get the nokia 6260 by xmas this year and it looks fab and great reviews from others. If you like a basic phone for calls and dont want any advanced technology, buy the nokia 3510. if your young and like something modern and stylish, buy the nokia 6260 or the 7280 which is out next yr! xxx
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Reviewed by Lucie from England on 30th Nov 2004
I think that it was a v. good phone , but if you bought this you would get let down by the Nokia 3510i. I had this phone and I thought it was quite reliable. The Games where not overally that great but apart from that it was ok.................If you have big fingers like me it would be a good idea to buy it because then the buttones ar'nt to close together
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Reviewed by lucy from uk on 27th Nov 2004
i up graded this fone from a 3310 and noticed no real differences. i find this fone quite bulgy but on the other hand it is light. not too sure bout the cover tho.
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Reviewed by Guiseppi from Italy on 22nd Nov 2004
I think that it was a good phone but it was a shame that the 3510i came out because people always asked me if I had the 3510i and they took the pizz out of me and iy was really annoying atleast I ahve the company of my new phone to keep me happy I now have the Nokia 6100 and it is a great phone
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Reviewed by william pillar from UK on 20th Nov 2004
this phone is excellent, i had it a while back but swopped for a color one. this phone has cool features including poly tones which is a gr8 bonus. the phone design is cool and it is v.easy to use if you want a phone that will play games txt and be reliable buy this phone!!!
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Reviewed by VenomNL from netherlands on 11th Nov 2004
I've had that phone for over 2,5 years.. It was great, the only thing not al that good is that the keyboard not lasts very long, after 2 years my 3, 6 and 0 were damaged.. but overall its a great phone :D
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Reviewed by Beauty from Thailand on 3rd Nov 2004
I have had my Nokia for about a year, advice to you, DON'T get it. This phone is awlful, it was about 60.00, yes you might think its a bargain but it isn't. The buttons are so hard 2 press,they are so stiff now looking at it, it looks U.G.L.Y! I mean if you want a phone for petty little things like sms or mms and ringing and recieving calls then its alright but for anything else it is rubbish. I feel sorry for anyone who has it, if you are looking to buy a new phone get the samsung P510, it is *****outstanding, this phone is ha*poor more like rubbish, so that my reveiw, see ya bye ********~x~********
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Reviewed by Charlotte Wilkins from USA on 31st Oct 2004
When I had this phone I found it at a resonable price and I found that the 3510 is a phone for more older people, particually becaus nower days people are heading for camera phones . When people use to look at me they always asked me if that was a 3510 i and I use to get chessed of because they where taking the mickey out of my phone, I would say that it is defentaily for older people..
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Reviewed by COTTER from IRELAND on 25th Oct 2004
A PHONE 4 CHEAP SCATED WITH NO SENSE OF CLASS IF U STILL HAVE THIS PHONE WELL. I PITTY U .
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Reviewed by Daniel from England on 9th Oct 2004
Well i have had this phone for 2 years now and it hasnt let me down. It doesn't look bad and its polyphonic ringtones are great, they sound like ringtones from a more expensive phone. Which is great on the bus!
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Reviewed by Tuomas from Finland on 30th Sep 2004
I've had the phone for about two years now and not once it has let me down! Works like a dream. A bit boring in the long run though, but at least the calendar is great. My next phone will be 6220 or 5140.
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Reviewed by stefan from uk on 18th Sep 2004
it is class because i have got it
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Reviewed by anisha from uk on 12th Aug 2004
the 3510 is a good phone but i found that i got bored of it. I have had it for a year and a half and i got bored of it soon after. It has no colour screen so you cant send pictures or recieve pictures and you cant take pictures. I cant get onto the internet so really you can only send messages and call people. The games arent even that good!! Its a good phone for a first phone but its not as good as i hoped.
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Reviewed by Mal from UK on 11th Jul 2004
My main gripe is that when on a hands free set, I can barely hear the caller! I know it is not the fault of the hands-free, as it has been tested with 2 other phones, both Nokia, (different models) and they boomed thru! I like the size as I have big hands, and it has been reliable for 2 years.
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Reviewed byMatt from uk on 23rd Jun 2004
this phone is durable, i washed it in the washing machine, and it stll worked even when full of water. but only get this if thats likely to happen, as it is with me. otherwise it's a bulky bottom end craptacular phone
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Reviewed by John Doe from UK on 10th Jun 2004
This phone sucks more than any phone has ever sucked before. I bought it last week and it restarted 5 times in 10 minutes of usage. This phone is so c**p. Not only did the key stick, the ring tones are about as good a quality as Britney Spears music... ie. They suck big time.
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Reviewed by Heatha from Wales on 22nd May 2004
Seeing as this was my first mobile i've got to say for what i paid it has been a great phone, its easy to use, light, very hard to damage and unique...not many with a simmillar design! To begin with i found it very hard to find any x-presson covers, although they have been easier to find recently, they can be a lot more expensive and boring...mine for example is swirly and colourful, that set my Dad back 19.00!! Otherwise i have no complaints what-so-ever, its a hard-wearing, easy to use phone, with added bonuses of games,rigntones and covers. A great first phone, slightly outdated now but well worth the money.
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Reviewed by Jakes Wu from Singapore on 26th Apr 2004
Many people say it is no good, I have to admit it to some extent, due to the poor durability of the keypad. It keeps wearing out, and I cannot find original versions in Singapore (They don't sell original keypads separately). If we put it in a plastic cover it won't be fun playing with the games. But about Games, it is quite good and addictive for gamers like me. The poly tones are also quite good. Does anyone know how to get rid of those question marks in Kart Racing game and convert them into racers?
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Reviewed by -=sOx=- from England on 25th Apr 2004
I love my nokia 3510, its the best phone ever, now its outdated, but when i first got it it was great. I never had any of these problems with it at all, everything works fine, the buttons look funky and give it a personality. Messaging is easy, and okay so you dont get a back up option untill you have cleared the txt message screen of text, but theres the red cancil button, and if you hold down delete it erases instantly. Ive also droped nokia 3510 loads of times and it still works. It only doesnt score a 5 cos its outdated now, im saving up for the nokia 3200 :P
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Reviewed by shazad from uk on 12th Apr 2004
This phone is worthless i mean its the same price as 3510i so why get this!!! 3510i's got colour screen and the same features as this so people if u hav bought this phone already, u got skancked
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Reviewed by Jon from UK on 19th Feb 2004
Utter rubbish. The keys are sticky, calls hang up spontaneously despite software upgrades, when playing games the lag time between pressing a button and getting an on-screen reaction renders them unplayable, it's far too easier to outpace while texting, and is very badly organised (for example, after replying to a text you have to delete everything you've written before you get a "Back" option to delete the message you've just replied to). Avoid like the plague.
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Reviewed by Robin from u/k on 29th Jan 2004
My Daughter and I have both got a 3510 Mine has been a pain Its software has been upgraded twice and its now had to be sent back to Nokia. The back light stays on and the menu's keep skipping through the list even when you only press the keypad once. I am getting fed up with this fault now and the Warranty will soon run out. My Daughter's phone bought Three months before mine and used a lot more has had no problem's at all Perhaps I am unlucky?
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Reviewed by Manrico from - on 24th Jan 2004
sucks. calls hang up for no reason, even when i upgraded its software. number buttons are sticky ... worst phone i ever had
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Reviewed by James from Uk on 8th Jan 2004
I had this phone for a while, when it was still new and it doesnt deserve some of the slating it has recieved. It is a pretty basic phone and I wouldn't want one for myself anymore but that's because phones have come a long way since I considered this phone to be worth having. For a start I would recomend splashing out an extra few quid and getting the colour 3510i, only about 75. It does hold a load of SMS that can be organised into folders which is cool. Get this phone (well the 3510i) for a kid or your missus, but I wouldn't recomend it to anyone else unless you're tight and don't want to spend alot. It did occasionaly play up for me by humming!, which required me to take out the battery, but it is a nokia after all. I gave it to a m8 at this point, shortly afterwards it was stolen.
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Reviewed by Ph4ses from UK on 5th Jan 2004
Better than all the phones i've had put together. This phone is a beauty. Its soo light for its size, polyphonic tones are excellent, i love em! Texting is so easy. Its got everything you could possibly want in a phone. The games are really good too. Why people have given it less than a 3 is beyond me, but i'm sure i'll have this with me for a long time to come. Absolutely outstanding..I recommend it to anyone :)
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Reviewed by praveen from india on 31st Dec 2003
This phone ia pretty good its good looling & its weight less but some times networking prob .either than that its good
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Reviewed by Kirit from England on 27th Dec 2003
This phone is awesome. some people compare it to the 3310, and its nothin like the 3310, in a different league all together. this is probably the best black n white phone i've eva had. its nice, easy to use, battery lasts for ages, polyphonics r nice. the reason y i gave it 4 star is cos the GPRS sumtimes messes me about, but thats only cos i go through poor signal areas, and also it would be nice with a colour screen (which is the 3510i). all in all, a nice phone.
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Reviewed by ray from UK on 9th Dec 2003
I bought 3 of these for my family, unfortunately only one still works! They all have the same problem, the star button stops working? Still using mine and it has some great features. The buttons were made for my fat fingers and I can actually touch these buttons with ease. But with the replacement button pads costing 20 each time, it is costly to run. Its big brother the 3510i still has the same button problem. Would be my 1st choice phone otherwise. Its best claim to fame has to be the ability to store a lot of text messages. No need to start erasing each time you recieve a text!
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Reviewed by Jim from Great Britain on 8th Dec 2003
If you're looking for a no frills phone then this is your best choice...long battery life, some basic games and sidelights. Very easy to operate and lightweight too.
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Reviewed by selda from Turkey on 8th Dec 2003
I have this phone for 8 months. Everything was nice until now bu suddenly it started to shut down when someone called. I guess this is the same software problem as the other people had. I am not sure what to do now, I think I'll try to reset the software. (although I don't know what exactly it means). Or I will throw it away. (Actually I liked this phone and don't want to leave it but what would you do with a phone that you can not keep open?)
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Reviewed by suttlem from ireland on 22nd Nov 2003
i upgraded from the 3310 . this is the worst phone i have ever had.it is not intuitive , messaging is awful, the buttons stick or double digit. i brought it back and they would not chjange it after 2 months. its so bad i have reverted to the 3310. thats how bad it is. dont buy one.
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Reviewed by Al from uk on 19th Nov 2003
Agree with folks previous comments about size and wieght etc. looks pretty ropey aswell. However don't forget the excellent menu system. Also I've dropped mine on many many occasions and it's always worked fine (over 74hours use to date) and still going strong.
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Reviewed by Ian from Scotland, UK on 17th Nov 2003
This phone is by far the worst I've had/used. Only 3 months old but the buttons don't work. Also, in operation its very user unfriendly. I thought I was upgrading but this phone really is two steps backward.
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Reviewed by Jenni from Scotland on 8th Nov 2003
This phne is mingin!! It is a brick compared to other phones on the market. Considering it's size the screen is quite small. There are no special features worth having. I personally can't stand this phone and would much prefer a Samsung at least Samsung can make their phones stylish!
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Reviewed by Tari from South Africa on 3rd Nov 2003
The worst mistake of my life was getting this phone. Firstly it is ugly, secondly the ringtones are ridiculously high pitched. Then comes all the software issues I have had with my phone. It has this terrible habit of restarting itself every so often. Then whilst I am writing messages, it just shuts down. During calls, the phone just hangs and won't cut unless I switch it off. I have never had suck a useless phone in my life and everyone else who has one says the same thing!!! In fact all of the Nokia 30-range is c##p. What ever happened to producing good quality phones???
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Reviewed by diablo from Serbia and Montenegro on 31st Oct 2003
I like this mobile it's great.
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Reviewed by Dawn from uk on 31st Oct 2003
Well before writing this reviewi have read all your comments, and must say i understand what you guys are saying about faults etc, but some of you are so fussy be happy you have got a mobi! i personally like this phone i wouldn't ever give it up, not for a long time anyway! There is only one downfall about this phone....... someone give me some info of how and where i can get rid of the numpty looking orange lights on the side of the phone, they are ludicrous who in the world thought lets put these lights on, make it look funky eh...... almost as bad the phone that glows in the dark......the nokia 3100 is it? anyway thumbs up for this phone just if ya wanna put reflective light pannels on the phone make sure they're clear, i want rid of my orange things!
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Reviewed by thangavel from india on 31st Oct 2003
i'm using 3510 for past 6 months and its good.but it was little bulky.polifonic tunes r just superb.but i still don't know how to store numbers in MY NUMBERS(phone book)category.if any onme knows just help me by sending the details to my mail i.d. thangavel_gold@yahoo.com
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Reviewed by Jeremy Hopchet from Belgium on 29th Oct 2003
Bought the 3510 about a year ago, well one thing is positive the battery last long but that's about it. The phone is ugly, the ringtones sucks you just can't hear them even when on loudest. After one year suddenly my keypad won't work anymore i've heard this happens al the time. Now i'm trying to sell it but nobody want's it. I don't care I will have my samsung s300 in a few days, now thats a phone worth your money !!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by sweet_sassy_sexy from uk on 14th Sep 2003
This phone is ok but the sms is really bad on dictionary. The games are really bad, including cart - racing. The green button at the top is horrible. The screen savers are soooo bad, and when you view them they come all fuzzy, If you really want this phone, buy 3510i or a dcent samsung, not this one!!
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Reviewed by Sandy from Latvia on 10th Sep 2003
OK, guys, I read all your rewievs, but I still think this phone is rubbish, cause I had it for almost 6 month so I KNOW what I'm talking. Just take a look at it`s outlook - awful, the old 3310 is much more handsome! The poly tones are rubbish, I compared it with my girlfriends Samsung`s tones, and wanned to threw my Nokia out of window. And of course the weight, it's like a brick in my pocket - one hundred nine grams I guess it's too much for phone. And it's not stylish, even with white light built by myself. The only good thing abaut it that the battery is on for almost one week. I was happy when I sold it, very happy. Never buy it!!! Even don't take it as a present!!! P.S. Only one big problem - what phone to by for replacement!?! Maybe Nokia 8310 or the trendy Samsung T100
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Reviewed by steve craven from craven on 8th Sep 2003
Nothing has brokenin year and 80 hrs use , but have missed loads of call due to polyphonic ring tones being very quiet even on max and blending into radio on car.Have now gone for 5210 as nokia is the only menu system to have.
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Reviewed by yasmin from UK on 3rd Sep 2003
This is a good phone but a bit big for my liking - like the java games though.
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Reviewed by Andy from UK on 1st Sep 2003
I've had this phone for a year now and overall i am not impressed with it. The battery ife deteriorated massively a few months after i bought it and now wont even last the day. Also the speaker or something has broken so whenever i have keypad tones or warning tones on, all i get is a buzzing noise which remains untill i turn the damn thing off. Oh yea, and it also has a habit of doing that aswell! Aswel as this i had to buy new buttons as the paint somehow flaked off my original ones. The basics of the pone are ok, but overall its a waste of money. Upgrading to a samsung v200 :-)
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Reviewed by Nii Amasah Namoale from Ghana, West Africa on 14th Aug 2003
I have used this phone for the past one week but my battery did not last the week. It is nice but unfortunately, downloaded tones do not ring out as expected, it has no composer so one is out on that. The ringer is so low even at 5, which means the phone must be by you at all time to know you have a call. On the average it is pretty bu
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Reviewed by Chris from UK on 11th Aug 2003
The only thing wrong is the size. Could all the retards reviewing this phone please note that phone is spelt P-H-O-N-E and not F-O-N-E.
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Reviewed by Angelo from Philippines on 25th Jul 2003
it's a very good phone. met all my requirements: texting, calls, organizer, and good sound system. it also has GPRS. easy and nice to handle. it could have been better if is colored. very simple yet very good.
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Reviewed by Timara from - on 18th Jul 2003
I bought this phone about 6 months ago now. I was hoping for something exciting and new but the 3510 has neither. It is a very unattractive phone compared to some of the silver flip phones on the market now with its large and bulky appearence and the dodgy ringtones this has been my worst buy ever. I recomenned changing it for a samsung flip phone my friend recently bought one and they are fab. the 3510 is terrible.
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Reviewed by Kip from - on 16th Jul 2003
Ive had this phone for 3 weeks now and i must admit its certainly superb. Initially i had a 3210 and decided to upgrade to a 3510. The difference is tremendous. Its storage capacity is unlike any other phone in its price range. Sample this: 160 sms capacity, 500 names in phonebook, over 20 downloadable ringtone space etc.. This is a must buy!
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Reviewed by shane mcbride from england on 9th Jul 2003
the best buy i made
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Reviewed by Az from Indonesia on 5th Jul 2003
This is the most sucks handphone!!!! I just bought it for 1 week and the phone very often to restart itself!!! I brought it to nokia centre, they reinstall it, but there's nothing change!! Just restart and restart and restart again and again...one of the keypad doesn't work well...it hard to press...and it's very slow!!! Ugghhh.. i hate this phone!! It's regretfull!!! VERY POOOR HANDPHONE!! DON'T BUY IT!!! the polyphonic is bad too.... what are you expecting from phone like this????? very poor....
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Reviewed by aandrew from kenya on 2nd Jul 2003
i got this phone 4 7 months and i have no complain 2wards it i find it thrilling to b a caarrier.................... am infected by its charm. ................i hardly let go it games are the ....#@@@@@@@@@@@ boooooooooooom no other nokia has such a variety kudos.
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Reviewed by Christos from Greece on 25th May 2003
I own a Nokia 3510 for 6 months now. The first thing I did when I bought the phone was to upgrade the firmware to V.4.24. Using then the phone, I never encountered any of the problems mentioned above in other people's reviews. My impression so far is that this phone is an excellent one for usage as a business phone with no fancy features! I think that this phone has been underestimated so far! It does perfectly its job and the nice thing about it, is the battery's long time between charges (usually once a week). I also installed a 1100mAh aftermarket battery and charging period has been increased to 8-9 days (including a 40-minute talk time in between)! That's an excellent performance, which I value a lot! I use the phone just for talking, sending SMS and calendar notes. For those 3 things, the 3510 has performed excellent for me! The display is nice, the automatic keylock feature is good, the digital clock screen-saver is big, the phone's keypad is very good and well- backlit, and the phonebook's memory one of the biggest in its class (I have appr. 400 contacts with 1100 phone numbers in it). It lacks IRDA interface but one can buy a connection cable to have PC-phone communication. Leaving behind all these marketing-appealing, eye-catching, tantalizing advertised fancy features that phone manufacturers bombard us every day in order to rush and go buy a new model(e.g. radio, camera, covers, images, melodies, pictures, games, etc, etc) the 3510 is just a perfect PHONE when using it as a phone and not as something else! It has excellent reception, good quality sound, large phonebook and very long battery life! I am totally satisfied with this phone (from the point of using it as a "mobile phone" and not as a do-it-all-around device).
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Reviewed by Andy from England on 17th May 2003
Hmmm........... After owning various Nokia mobiles since 1996 this, unfortunately, is the one I have had problems with. Phone was only 3 months old when it suffered a 'software failure', the unit was repeatedly cutting out in the middle of a call, whilst on WAP, or texting. Seems that, on reading past reviews on this phone, it's a common occurrence! Had the software re-set and touch wood, I've had no problems with it yet. But apart from that, ringtones are poor, both on quality and volume (is this really the first ever Nokia with polyphonic ringtones?!), can't get used to the awkward keypad design, outer case colours (on UK Orange network) are rather strange aswell. Only plus points of this phone I can think of is the weight of it (pretty light-ish) and the excellent battery life on a full charge. Word of warning, though - I'm on the Orange network with this phone and I explained to them the problems I was experiencing. They asked me if I had their 'Orange Care' insurance (which I haven't) and they went all unhelpful on me........
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Reviewed by J from - on 12th May 2003
I have had this phone for over a year and i hate it. When you switch it on its sounds like an ice cream van! The polyphonics are of very bad quality and the phone is highly unreliable, when iam typing a text it switches off and you have to start all over and also the clock stops. Iam just about to upgrade from the worst nokia ever i wish i had kept my 3330 or even my old 3210!
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