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Nokia 3510i review

 Review: May 2003  
 

Last updated October 2003

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: The Nokia 3510i updates the Nokia 3510 with a colour screen and downloadable Java games.



 

Review

Like the 3410 and 3510, the Nokia 3510i has all of the features that made the 3210/3310 so popular - downloadable ringtones, Xpress-on™ covers and great ease of use. It also has new features that were first introduced on the Nokia 3510 - polyphonic (MIDI) ringtones, Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) and GPRS (fast, always-on internet access).

The X-press-on covers available for the Nokia 3510i 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.

The 3510i 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 Rostro from Germany on 20th Jan 2017
Still using the phone, I had to change battery from another one this year as the battery held too short time. No other problems all the years! Nokia 3510i is simply the King.
The post-modern man as ill-minded advertisement and media product looks for new and new toys, however this was a functional reliable product of very high value for the user. One needs no dummy apps to make a phone call.
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Reviewed by mightystud from Nigeria on 3rd Dec 2015
the best and reliable phone i ever used.. It was the 1st phone i ever used in sufrin the internet... I love it... I wish i still own one of it...
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Reviewed by carsten from Australia on 13th May 2015
Nokia 3310, 3510i, 6100 are the best Nokias if anyone is wondering, but 8210 is amazing too - and 3410i...

8210 and 6100 have so advanced features you would think it impossible in such a small phone

my personal favs are: 1. nokia 3310, 2. 6100, 3. 3410, 4. 8210

these phones are all amazing, unbeliveable good, you can find a new battery and they will last 2 weeks of battery all of them, where a smartphone lasts 5 hours
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Reviewed by Abel from Philippines on 21st Oct 2014
Good
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Reviewed by chrissie from England on 16th May 2013
I would like to give my review on the Nokia 3510i.
I bought this phone when it first came out on the market, and I still have the same phone, it still has the original battery and charger.
In the 10 years plus that I have had this phone never once has it let me down, I can send texts messages and emails from the handset, I can send and receive photo from it, the only thing it doesn't do it take photos.
I love this phone it's reliable, easy to use and sturdy as I have dropped it many times over the years and it still works 100%.
The Nokia 3510i is the best handset ever brought out on the market. THANKYOU NOKIA
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Reply by ET1 from south-africa on 16th Aug 2013
Hi, I'd just like to find out, if by any chance, you know on which websites I can still download games for the 3510i? I salvaged mine about 2 days ago and I remember the sky diver game it used to have on but is now missing. Obviously the wap services aren't as powerfull as my blackberry's, so almost no sites open, haha. If you can help, please email me on et.strydom@gmail.com Kind regards Ettienne

Reviewed by diane stitson from UK on 1st Mar 2011
had mine since it first came on the market....and its still going strong would not swap it for any phone on the market today love it to bits
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Reviewed by Ange from UK on 18th Nov 2010
Bought this as my spare phone its reliable an does job i got it for great
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Reviewed by Horace from UK on 18th Apr 2010
I've had this phone for about 7 years now and it's still going strong. The most reliable phone I've ever owned. The battery lasts for 4-5 days (more than anyone else's phone that I know) and you can drop the thing and it still survives. It does everything that is required of a phone, messaging (and multimedia), calls and ... well, that's about all anyone *needs* isnt it? Find one of these, and have it last as long as mine has. You won't regret it.
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Reviewed by joe gill from UK on 9th Jan 2010
best phone ever :) iv had it for about 6 years, and when my other, newer "better" phones have broken i've always had this one to rely on.
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Reviewed by sam from UK on 4th Dec 2009
hey, ive got this phone from my mum, who got it from my sister. making it a 3rd generation phone and it still works!!! even after it spendin a night in a puddle of sick and rain, washin it under a tap and droppin on repeated occasions. indestructable.
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Reviewed by Peter from UK on 10th Sep 2009
Second hand to me a few years ago as a cheap upgrade from a Nokia 3310. I'm a pretty undemanding mobile phone user in terms of lots of functions, but do like to see reliability - the 3510i has certainly given me that and is still going strong. OK, the legends have just about worn off the keys, but thats the only appreciable degradation (and easily fixed by a 2-3 replacement from EBay). Not modern, but does almost everything that I might want a basic phone to do, even after years of being jangled around in various pockets and bags. A 25 basic phone today would probably replicate all the functions, but would it last as well as the faithfull 3510i? Only time would tell, but I doubt it! 3510i: A Basic, but very reliable phone - built like a brick toilet!
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Reviewed by Malcolm Webb from UK on 30th Aug 2009
I got this phone originally as a free upgrade from O2 in 2002. It is the easiest phone I have ever used. It makes and receives phone calls and sends and receives texts. That's all I want it to do. I got a free upgrade again in 2005 -- an all-singing, all-dancing Sony Ericson. Every time I picked it up I accidentally connected to the internet or took a picture. I couldn't respond to text messages -- it was totally beyond me. I gave it to my daughter who thought it was absolutely fantastic. I bought a reconditioned 3510i on E-Bay for 10 as my original keypad was wearing out, and I mixed and matched parts between the 2. I have recently dropped my 3510i in some water. It still works but just in case it fails anytime soon I have just bought another reconditioned unit on E-Bay for another 10. I now have 3 fully working 3510i's, and 3 batteries which I keep fully charged so am never without my phone due to a flat battery. There are not enough stars available for me to rate this phone. If all you want is a simple phone to send and receive phone calls and to send and receive texts this is the one. An excellent, easy to use piece of kit.
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Reviewed by Meimi132 from UK on 1st Jun 2009
I've had mine 6 years and it still works, the battery life is just as good as when I got it. Both the keypads I had have worn out, but its still very much usable. I've never had any problems with it. Probably why I'm sticking with Nokia's from now on.
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Reviewed by danny from UK on 7th Mar 2009
its ok but isnt stylish my mates dont like it they think its 1 star
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Reviewed by Jamie from UK on 20th Feb 2009
ok this was the first phone ive ever had and too be honest when i transferred to sony ericsson i realised how much i was missing out on. the phone was ok for me because the phones were up to scratch then. nokia really need to get there act together and stop making phones which dont do nothing. for instance, walkman in sony ericsson but an mp3 player in nokia. wheres the flashy title like sony. and nokia are too classic and old stylish for me, theres no eye catching features!
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Reviewed by Flukey from UK on 10th Feb 2009
I got mine in September 2003. It is now February 2009 and I've never had any problems with it. I often think of upgrading, but why change a phone that works and does all the things I need it to do?
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Reviewed by Ray Thompson from UK on 6th Feb 2009
I have just aquired a Nokia 3510i, as being an older person I wanted something straight foreward and simple to use, and I got exactly what I wanted with this model and am highly delighted with it.
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Reviewed by khalid from UK on 24th Dec 2008
One of the best mobiles in respect of reliability. Its charge lasts longer. It rarely get any problem. I am using it since last one year.
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Reviewed by lucy o scully from UK on 11th Aug 2008
i think ure this phone i a misstake it the worest phone on the plant
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Reviewed by ajibola from UK on 15th May 2008
i have been using the phone for a while now but now i cant even read my messages nor check my missed calls cos all the front 4 keys aren`t working.i do need the cash plssssssssssssssssszzzzzzzz
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Reviewed by Stevie from UK on 13th May 2008
For what I need it for it does everything. EXCELLENT! Really it just texts and calls. If that's all you need, BUY IT!
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Reviewed by Gerald from UK on 28th Apr 2008
Good phone, but can be improved.
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Reviewed by motolover from UK on 17th Apr 2008
this phone is a 'phone'. I love mine. It just doesnt break! i have other higher featured phones, but this phone rocks.
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Reviewed by Paulo from UK on 28th Dec 2007
I have this cellphone for a 4 years not even a single problem. all the people problems is because they dont know how to managea cellphone, even the crash ringtone, this happens bebause the cellphone cannot play some tunes, there are many polyphonic ring music types (if oyu dont know). mine already have hit the floor many time and never have happened anything. it works the same way as i buy it.
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Reviewed by mladenBelgrade from UK on 12th Dec 2007
awsome nasic phone, i had it since november 2003 and only now i am thinking of replacing it bacuse of teh avaliability of wireless internet, so ill probably go for n91
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Reviewed by chiwiz from UK on 3rd Dec 2007
i dont play games in my phone, because there's no game in the phone, and its making me feel like there's no fun in using the phone, i forgot my wallet code, ineed to unlock it cause of my datas in it.
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Reviewed by john from UK on 4th Oct 2007
5 star phone i could not ask for a better phone
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Reviewed by Pipsar from UK on 16th Jul 2007
Our 3510i has been in the family now for ages...My sister off loaded it to me in 2003 when she decided it was looking old fashioned...then I had it for a year or so then my Partner took it off me and is still usung it... We have not had a second's trouble with it...It's awesome!
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Reviewed by ema from UK on 12th Jul 2007
i had this fone ages ago iits ite buh like dnt do much init oh well its gud for a beginner
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Reviewed by Ed from UK on 5th Jul 2007
Well, all I can say is, I used this phone for several years s my main phone, with no problems. Then I upgraded my phone. However, I still have the Nokia for use when I go rock climbing, paintballing and several other adventure sports. It is really hard wearing. I even chucked it at a wall and it bounced back! Plus i can stand out in the rain (when marshaling paintball games!), the phone gets soaked, but it still works!! The only problem may be the lack of camera and more modern things like that!
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Reviewed by Vanetia from UK on 1st Jul 2007
Phone freeze and go off some times cant switch while during freeze and have to remove batt then restart.
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Reviewed by Charlotte from UK on 29th Jun 2007
This was my first phone I got, Its great for people who have never had a mobile phone b4, its so easy to use. Although im changing my phone this weekend, I am only changing it as ive had my phone 4 so long, and yes it has become a little boring now. It would be better with a camera and MP3 player but when the phone came out ( ages ago ) There were hardly any camera /mp3 playing phones. I do love this phone and highly recomend it !!!!!
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Reviewed by Osayemi Akindele from Nigeria from UK on 28th May 2007
The phone was a king in its own terriotry when it first came,but now the introduction of the new 3D phones made it useless,most especially its colours.
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Reviewed by Linda from UK on 14th May 2007
I've had my Nokia 3510i for 3 years and it's the best phone i've ever had. I've never had a single problem with it - well, i had one problem, the alarm didn't go off one morning. The battery lasts about 5 days, the buttons are a nice size, it's got an old style colour screen which is good for it's age. Best of all It's been bashed, dropped and thrown around by my kids and it's still going strong! The games let it down a bit, but overall i think it's a great little phone.
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Reviewed by Martini mmmmmorse? from UK on 1st May 2007
Oh My golly gosh-where to start....Everyone should own a 3510i. This is the must have acessory that everyone should own. It has has several AMAZing features that everyone can enjoy.Whether you are a single man in your mid 40s or a hamster looking for a good time the 3510i has something for you. One endearing feature is the "dad dancing" simply set the phone on a stable surface and turn on the ringtone. Me and my friends have spent many hours gazing in wonder at this riviting spectacle! The stylish "go faster" stripes add a touch of class to the classical contemporary design so u can be the envy of all your friends. BUY IT NOW!!! HURRY BEFORE STOCKS RUN OUT!!!
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Reviewed by Ronald Farrugia from UK on 30th Apr 2007
I live in Malta and my Nokia 3510i came all the way from Dubai. It is an excellent phone and I have had it for four years.It has never let me down It is excellent for text messaging as the text is bold and clear and easy to read, unlike many newer phones which have very fine text, which is very hard to read without reading glasses. Not all phone users are teenagers and it is a pity that Nokia don't seem to have a modern camera phone with decent text size.The only downside is the lack of a camera.It has never failed me and I have never experienced any of the faults in some of the reviews. I am very reluctant to part with it as I will not be able to buy another one like it now. Great little phone.
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Reviewed by Yolande from UK on 25th Apr 2007
I've just been reading through the reviews and was actually quite surprised. I've had my Nokia 3510i for the past 3 years now thereabouts and have had no problems whatsover with it. It works fine and is extremely user friendly. I would recommend this phone to anyone and everyone although there are more up to date phones out there now this phone is probably quite obsolete!!!!
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Reviewed by Peter Beech-Allen from UK on 23rd Apr 2007
I like it because it's pretty. x
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Reviewed by Felicia from UK on 13th Apr 2007
I have had this phone for 4 years now, and it still works perfectly! The buttons are easy to press and it is extremly simple to use. It's not very avanced anymore, but if you don't care about having a fancy with loads of features, then get this, it's perfect!
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Reviewed by andreea from UK on 17th Mar 2007
excelent
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Reviewed by Richard from UK on 16th Mar 2007
ive had this fone for along time now its da only one that hasnt brokin when i drop it and thats alot and the fone is about 2 years old now
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Reviewed by Mr X from UK on 26th Feb 2007
the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Becca from UK on 21st Feb 2007
This phone has been really reliable, I've had it 3 years and its worked fine. It hasn;t broken once.
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Reviewed by Brandon Foran from UK on 15th Feb 2007
The Nokia 3510i is my favourite mobile and I think it's great!
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Reviewed by Madhu from UK on 13th Feb 2007
it is quite good
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Reviewed by Michael B. golez!!! from UK on 6th Feb 2007
I guarentee every body!!! use this cp! Its great and suits ....aaaa dipukal sana..... naraot pa bugay...
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Reviewed by lou from UK on 4th Feb 2007
really easy to use if u dont want camera, video, bluetooth that sort of stuff my granda of 74 has one straight forward to use and colour screen so easily understood highly recomend using this phone for ict coursework for an simple use phone
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Reviewed by er from UK on 3rd Feb 2007
gd
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Reviewed by Ben Sutcliffe from UK on 26th Dec 2006
I've had this phone for years and it still works! I've been using it daily for 3 years and for what it can do (ie. not much) it's pretty good. The keys are waring away so I'm finally looking for a new phone. When I first got this phone it was top of the range- now it's pritty much bottom of it but it still offers quite alot! For anybody new to mobile phones this phone is very easy to use. It's simple to do things with it and you can MMS and it does have WAP. You can easily get in to text messages and the keypad is well laid out so that you can send texts easily. For anybody who wants to go a bit further the phone accepts downloaded games and with a few more clicks you can both email and MMS. As I say, my 3510i is losing it now, but it still works and although the keypad is scratching off there are no other marks even though I'm extremely clumsy and often drop it. What really sold it to me was the fact that there are lights on (one orange light down) each side. I only know of one other phone that has this! Today this phone doesn't reach 5* and compared to your Sony Ericsons and Motorolas it's a caveman but for what it does do it goes beyond 5*.
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Reviewed by Viktor Zafirovski from UK on 18th Dec 2006
I can't believe the reviews people have been giving the Nokia 3510i. I've had mine for 4 years and every day I'm more certain that it is the best phone ever. The screen darkness thing. Come on. Its not that dark and the contrast and auto light off is adjustable. What i liked most about this phone is its durability (lol). I've probably dropped my phone on pure asphalt like 70 times and it never shows any sign of damage. Not even a scratch. The GPRS service is also amazing and its very easy to download content. My favorite thing about this phone is the Li-ion battery. It can last up to 12 days (tested)which is great for people who are on the go. Another great personality is the powerful (internal or "built in") antenna with which you could get a signal even if you were down the grand canyon (I haven't really done this but i have had a pure signal in many different widely unpopulated areas, mostly mountains). Hope this review helped, Sincerely, Viktor
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Reviewed by Rich from UK on 12th Dec 2006
Had one for 3 years, probably the most battered phone anybody has ever seen, the case screen cracked, I dropped it rock climbing 20ft into a rock pool, dropped it in the bath, its indestructible. wicked phone!
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Reviewed by JIJU from UK on 10th Dec 2006
i had been usin this mobile for a long time ....but the problem what i face is i cant change its body cover ...since it isnt available in the south Indian markets...i do have other phones but i have a personal attachment 2wards this phone since my aunt give this to me...she isnt no more....so some one help me..plese....
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Reviewed by Tony from UK on 26th Oct 2006
Well this mobile is good. And like it because this is compact and styling. This is best mobile phone from Nokia.
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Reviewed by lucy pucy zingo wingo from UK on 21st Jun 2006
got this phone 2 and a half years ago was good for me then coz i was only 11. got rid of it a year and a half ago for the motorola v220 (rubbish dont buy). Got sony ericsson k700i xmas 2005 was pleaseed with it.it broke after 3 months so virgin sent me a motorola razr for free which is amazin!!! i would only recommend the nokia 3510i for a kid of about 10 or 11 who is gettin a 1st fone.
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Reviewed by coolman24 from UK on 6th Apr 2006
this a great quality phone it may not have all the new stuff but it does what phones are ment for!
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Reviewed by Simono1958 from UK on 28th Mar 2006
This is my second cellphone ever and I have had it a few years now. I use it mainly for texting, sometimes for calls, occasionally for WAP and sometimes as a torch! It still works well, the battery holding charge for a week and the buttons responding well. The only grumbles are: that it doesn't take pictures and sending emails is tricky. If the phone wasn't out of date I would happily recommend it as a basic phone.
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Reviewed by alison taylor from UK on 3rd Mar 2006
for a now standard mobile this one is great,ive had mine 4 over 2yrs on the same battery and its still going strong,textin is easy and qwik,and the fone over all for a as todays modern mobiles go is still good.i use mine as a second/back up fone now,and its battery life out lasts all other mobs ive used since.
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Reviewed by chloe from UK on 17th Feb 2006
this phone is simple and unique, has easy access to all the menus, great colour screen and pic quality, has excellent ringtones
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Reviewed by Ryan Williams from UK on 8th Feb 2006
I hate this phone its rubbish. theres no camera or option to put one in the bottom, the ringtones r terrible, the screen is dark and it justy sux. DONT GET THIS PIECE OF JUNK. Shame on u nokia
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Reviewed by adrien from UK on 21st Jan 2006
i love it i love the style
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Reviewed by funki munki from UK on 17th Dec 2005
This waz my 1st fone. At first it waz gud but then it got a bit BORING. I am getting a new fone. I have dropped it once, it went flyin out my pocket, and I only got a scratch. I have had a few problems tho'. The games arent exellent, Backgammon, a tennis game and Sky Diver, and the screen isn't brill. But in general, it is okay. It is a simple, easy to use phone.
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Reviewed by phone from UK on 3rd Dec 2005
rubish rubish rubish unlucky too
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Reviewed by Alison taylor from UK on 25th Nov 2005
i have had this fone for ages,and will say,although its 'old' in comparison 2 modern mobiles now,this fone is so reliable,hell loads of battery life,good ringtones and qwik 2 text with.shame i have a new fone now,but wont part with this fone,will always remain a spare one! fab fone!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by leyna from UK on 15th Nov 2005
i have devolped an affection for this phone. im updating this christmas (yay!) but willl be sad to see it go. im 13 and pretty heavy on phones but this one lasted. the thing abiut this phone is value!!! i paid 10 pound for this phone as i traded in an old one with orange, i have had it for over a year (record for me). it has been dropped down the staires of the eifel tower (1 block of 20 steps) and the back cover only came of, i then went on a double decker bus where i was leaning at the top of the stairwell talking to my friend. bang it went flying down and smashed at the bottom. after reassembling the phone if ound a loos metal bit.i pushed it gently and it fell into place and my phone still works. not bad for a 10.00 phone eh? i am only upgrading due to having no camera, and my dad is eyeing up my 3510i with glee, eager to own the phone next instead of his newer motoralla c350! i love this phone!
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Reviewed by chpsauce from UK on 3rd Sep 2005
This is an ok fone. I would reccommend the 3120 with similar features but a much smaller compact size. Don't get this get 3120 its much nicer!
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Reviewed by sarah from UK on 26th Aug 2005
Ok, lets face it this phone doesnt have a camera (o dear what a shame!) Dont diss this phone just for that, this phone is excellent. Its one of these day to day phones, you can put it in your pocket or bag and dont have to worry about it getting scratched. A reccomended buy to anyone who wants a user friendly basic phone!!
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Reviewed by Weird Hamster from UK on 21st Aug 2005
Ring volume is awful, can rarely hear it. Buttons are stiff and the screen is too dark. Not great really.
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Reviewed by No name from UK on 4th Aug 2005
I DONT KNOW WHAT ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE GOING ON ABOUT THIS PHONE BEING RUBBISH. I HAVE HAD IT FOR TWO YEARS NOW AND I HAVE NO PROBLEMS WATSOEVER. THIS IS A PERFECT BASIC PHONE. MY MUM LIKED IT SO MUCH SHE BROUGHT A NEW ONE FOR HERSELF TO REPLACE HER OLD ONE. SHE ALSO HAS HAD NO PROBLEMS. THIS PHONE IS QUITE AN OLD MODEL BUT STILL IS REALLY GOOD. ALL THESE PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT RUBBISH RINGTONES, IF YOU DONT LIKE THEM SO MUCH BUY A NEW ONE U PLONK! AND ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO HAD ONE THAT BROKE THEN BROUGHT A SECOND ONE WHY ARE YPU COMPLAING?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?! IF YOU BROKE THE FIRST ONE THEN YOU WILL PROBABLY BREAK THE NEXT ONE!!! I AM TRUELY APPAULED AT SOME OF THESE REVIEWS. IF YOU DONT LIKE THE PHONE SO MUCH WHY MAY I ASK ARE YOU BOTHERING TO LOOK IT UP ON THE WEBSITE. WELL WELL WELL. I SUPOSE YOU ARE ENTITELED TO YOUR OWN OPINION. BYE BYE I LUV MI PHONE EVEN IF YOU DONT!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by me from UK on 27th Jun 2005
dis fone is rubbish already da fone up button doesnt work and the select button and most of the numbers dont work either
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Reviewed by Danny Jeffery from UK on 23rd Jun 2005
I have had this phone for some time now and it has generally been pretty good. It's a pretty bog standard phone without any cool gizmos like some of the newer phones have. Also, it is limited when it comes to ringtones and the only way I have found to connect it to your computer is through a bizarre shaped cable that requires removal of the back cover and the battery. As with most Nokias, MSGing is good with predictive texts etc. My only real complaint with this phone (Apart from being somewhat geriatric now) is that one by one the buttons have stopped working properly. This is a pain when you're trying to lock / unlock it with a temperamental * key!! other than that, very solid and a nice phone.
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Reviewed by JRHTowers from UK on 13th Jun 2005
Although it lacks many of the more sophisticated features of later phones, in terms of its ergonomics, this is the best I have ever used (and I used many). The keys are nicely spaced and also extremely well illuminated when pressed without any noticable compromise to battery life. In fact the keys are clearly visible in any light from bright sunlight to pitch dark which makes for very fast texting, a process which many newer phones manage to make extremely difficult, particularly in semi-light conditions. The screen font size is also nice and big which makes it very legible. One seemingly little-known feature of this phone is its huge text capacity for SMS messages. If Nokia were to combine the same ergonomics into a more modern design (and perhaps smooth the keys off a liitle), they would have a winner.
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Reviewed by Blue Fanatic from UK on 4th Jun 2005
Well... I've had this phone since September 2003 until the begining of May 2005 - that's when it broke. I don't know why it happened. I was browsing the Internet when it switched off, and it wouldn't turn on again. I thought there was something wrong with the battery, but I found out that it's something more serious. Fixing it would cost more than the phone is worth, so I decided to let it go and buy a new one... When my phone was still working, I was always complaining about the display (not enough colors), the fact that it doesn't have a camera, it doesn't have mp3 ringtones, etc. Now, I realise it wasn't that bad! It might not be the most modern phone you can get, but you can get used to it. I miss it. I still have it, actually. It's in my drawer, and I just can't get rid of it. I've become attached :P. Overall, I had fun with it. I would definitely recommend it for someone who wants a simple phone that doesn't have to be super modern.
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Reviewed by Rainer from UK on 3rd Jun 2005
Software Problems, Takes Months to turn on, nice phone for the avrege person.
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Reviewed by ***a from UK on 7th Apr 2005
The 3510i is a good, reliable phone. It may not have all, the latest features but if you want a phone that will last, I would consider it. It fairly light and the keypad is responsive. The colour screen okay, and is clear, even in bright light. If you want an easy to use, reliable nokia handset, go for it.
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Reviewed by Donnamarie from UK on 28th Feb 2005
it is da worse fone in earth
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Reviewed by hoppy from UK on 11th Jan 2005
i think this phone is great. there is such a great battery life and does what i need. navigating is simple. and calls are of good quality.
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Reviewed by maria from UK on 15th Dec 2004
This phone is the worst i have ever had after 6 months every couple of weeks i get sim restriction coming up and screen goes and doesnt come bak 4 24hours it turns it self off it frezzes its a brik the only thing that is gd i hav drouped it serveral times and it doesnt hav a rcrak on it i wouldnt recommed this phone at all
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Reviewed by Sky from UK on 27th Nov 2004
Worked fine for the first 2 years and now it's complitely full of problems like when I but the keypad lock on the phone turns off. My friends have the same problems and many other problems with this phone. Do not by this phone.
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Reviewed by Wasfi from UK on 9th Nov 2004
I have had this phone for 2 years. It is absolutely wonderful. The battery life is so amazing; 4-5 days
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Reviewed by Raf from UK on 29th Oct 2004
A rubbish phone. I am so disappointed with this that, I will never buy a Nokia again. The keypads are ruuuuuuubisshhhhhhhh.
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Reviewed by Ben Newnham from UK on 4th Sep 2004
this fone is quite cool. It's got an acceptable colour screen (could be better), polyphonic ringtones, 700k memory (could have had more), downloadable java apps. The games that it comes with could have been better and it would have been nice if it had a camera. but it doesn't have that stuff, which is why it gets 3/5 :)
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Reviewed by Chris from UK on 4th Sep 2004
I have had this phone for over a year now. I have not really had any problems with it except it shutting down and not turning on again. TO FIX THIS TAKE THE BATTERY OUT AND LEAVE FOR AROUND AN HOUR. THEN PUT IT IN AGAIN AND SWITH SWITCH THE PHONE ON AGAIN. Tones are a little quiet but a good phone.
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Reviewed by Matthew Walsh from UK on 31st Aug 2004
This fone is alright. Of course you have the colour screen and picture messaging and so on but you can get bored of it very quickly. I mean Once you got it's wicked. The games like splinter cell, Rayman 3, italian job and space impact 3 are awesome. but after a month or two it's rubbish. What's there to show off about. No camera bad quality I mean Nokia have let themselves down Honestly If you are thinking of buying one, watch yourself mind you may be dissapointed. cheers for readin'
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Reviewed by Frenzie2 from UK on 4th Jul 2004
i dont see wot the hype is about this fone! the ringtones are whack and the colour screen isn't clear at all compared tot other nokia fones. not to mention that the fone is bombarded with software problems.
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Reviewed by frenzie from UK on 24th May 2004
absolutely poor got this fone 4 xmas and after one month it refused to switch on. Nokia rushed it!!!
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Reviewed by Anastacia from UK on 10th Apr 2004
This is phone is one of the poorest mobiles I have ever had in my whole life! It constantly falls out of my hand...it's just to heavy!! And anyway why is the phone not smaller in size?? It has no special functions like a camera or something. Okay it has the polyphonic ringtones and a colour display but that's all!!Oh yeah and of course the WAP but nowadays every stupid cheap phnoe has WAP. So my advice: if you are in a store and you'll see this stupid hideous thing...don't buy it don't even look at it!
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Reviewed by Dave Wyatt from UK on 7th Mar 2004
Not up to Nokia's standard. I bought one which had a faulty display and was replaced which also had the same fault. So eventually got my money back.
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Reviewed by gaz from UK on 11th Feb 2004
dont bye this phone it is rubbish and it turns it self off all the time
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Reviewed by Alex M from UK on 10th Feb 2004
This phone is OK but it\'s nothing special. When i first got this phone i was really happy with it for about the first week but then it very quickly got booring. Soon after i got this phone, i was comparing it to my friends phone (cant remember what type it was) and his had loads more features than mine, a better & brighter screen, better quality ringtones and was smaller but at the same price. This was when i realised that the 3510i was not as good as i thought and was no better my old phone (3210). It just had a colour screen and WAP which i never use. However, there are some good points about this phone aswell. It is extreamly user friendly and easy to use, it\'s very clear and easy to listen to, erm... i cant think of any more, there are some other good points about it but they\'r too small to bother mentioning.
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Reviewed by gary from UK on 18th Jan 2004
Ive got this phone and its rubish it wouldnt let me use voice tags or let me dl polyphonic ringtones overall its rubbish.
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Reviewed by Jammin from UK on 15th Jan 2004
I bought this phone for #80 and from what people where saying who i talked to they said it was great best phone in the world they thought well, its not sorry to dissapoint you but its not basicly, colour screens, games, tones, you name it its ####. probably the only thing that is passable is the looks and that definetly is it. so trust me dont buy it. Now listen the colour screen really, no really is ####.
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Reviewed by Sarah from England on 26th Nov 2003
ive had this phone for about 3 months now and has bot failed once but the games are shocking "racket" "back gamon" and sky diver" controls are bad and very hard because of the horrible hard buttons im selling this phone to my brother and ive now bought a sony ericsson T610 which is amazing!! on the 3510i the contrast is appaulling but some good points are the ringtones (polyphonic) are outstanding pixels could be better. message storage can store up to about 70 sms. orginiser is very good and a well displayed calender but unfortantly dose not go off when the phone is off. ive always had a nokia and al i can say about them is what a load of junk!!! my 1st phone 3310 had a fault then i got a 3410 and kept turning itself off when i recieved a call or sms and now i have this phone and im just glad to be gettijg rid of it. overall i wouldnt recoment this phone get the sony ericsson T610!!
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Reviewed by Damian from UK on 25th Nov 2003
I have this phone a month now and it has to be said that it has a lot of features such as java, polyphonic ringtones and mms. The phone is quite cheap but that is for a reason which can be easily spotted when compared to a Sharp GX 10. The Nokia 3510i has only got 4 Chord Polyphonic ring tones which i compared with the sharps 16 chord ones and the difference was definately noticable. the quality of the pictures on the phone is very poor too. if you just want a phone with the latest features but don\'t mind the quality of them this phone is fine. otherwise go for a 7250i or a Sharp phone
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Reviewed by Shane from UK on 22nd Nov 2003
ok i aint really a big nokia fan - my last to phones were sharp gx10 and samsung v200 - but now ive orderd a sharp gx20 and its not coming for 3 weeks so i bought a 3510i until it does, an i must say for a simple nokia phone i was very pleased. im used to having the best phones around but was still entertained by this little thing. nice menus very easy to txt and loadza otha great things. if ur price rang is around 100 i'd say get this phone its one of the best in its range
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Reviewed by Al from England on 18th Nov 2003
Well there are good and bad reviews for this phone, sadly an I am adding another bad review The Nokia 3510i has to be the worst phone I've had, it's very unreliable, I have now had 2 3510i's the 1st one lost it's sound after 3 months from new, and the second 3510i i had worked for a couple of days until i went to go and phone my Girl Friend only to find out that it had shut down, tryed to turn it back on and nothing another dead phone, another bad point of this phone is wap downloading, i have found that if you download to many ringtones and wallpapers from wap, the phone stuggles to cope and more often than not it will crash when playing ringtones. All in all, not impressed at all with this phone, being a Nokia only phone man, I'm very surprised at nokia, usually there phones are hard as nails.....But not this one!
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Reviewed by Louise from england on 18th Nov 2003
i REALLY want to get this phone, i looks really cool! nokia phones are extremely simple to use - you just cant go wrong (i have had nothing but nokia phones)!! NOKIA RULES!!! thanks for making my phone life so easy!
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Reviewed by B Whatton from UK on 11th Nov 2003
I cannot believe the reviews I have been reading about the Nokia 3510i. People are actually saying good things about it. Where I live it can be bought for under 80.00 (The Orange Shop). Having just bought one I can see why. It may be a great looking phone, with lots of electronic gadgetry, but there is one thing wrong with it, and it is quite an important reason for not buying it. It is practically impossible to read the text in daylight conditions unless it is very dull. It about as good as having a watch without out being able to see the hands!! You cannot adjust the contrast. The back light, which only stays illuminated for a mater of say 10 seconds, cannot be adjusted, and believe you me you need as much light as you can to read what you are keying in. The Orange Shop won't let me change it as their 14 day 'cool off' period has gone. I cannot get it changed under guarantee. So what have I done-- pretty well binned it and bought a Siemens A55 for under 40.00. Great phone. Be warned folks, do NOT buy the Nokia 3510i. whatever you read good about it!!!!!!!!!!.
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Reviewed by Leigh from UK on 10th Nov 2003
all dis stuff about it turning off iv had no prob with it the ringtones sound mint loud gaames very good there loads an can download dem free off wap/gprs an people moneing about the size it like 5mm bigger den 3310 lot lighter an thiner the couler screen very good like photos lol i got bruce lee but u do get good an bad wallpaper an ringtones if u wont a good one u best bet is to buy them downloadin them free off wap r all dotty but do get the odd good one the ringtone buy them free one all trust me it looks good no probs wat so ever an u can send photos so if someone got a camra phone den then can send u da photo an hav as wallpaper or send it what ever u wont
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Reviewed by Colin watts from UK Bournemouth on 6th Nov 2003
These reviews are useless 1 star and 5 star for the same flippin phone!!
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Reviewed by Tom Bowen from England on 6th Nov 2003
6 months ago, I decided to get a nokia 3510i (Despite a friend's breaking constantly) on orange. I got the phone home, only to find it didnt work, so, the next day, I took it back to the orange shop and recieved another phone... Only to find this dosnt work. After taking this back, I got a new phone which actualy works. I was slightly impressed at first at the free internet untill I was made to pay for it. Today, I sent a text and my phone switched off and wont turn back on! I'm anticipating having to go through the same b-s as my friend who wated months for his phone to be repaired only to find that he was given the wrong phone! After looking on the nokia and orange web-sites I've found nothing helpfull. There are premium rate numbers but they dont help either. If any one is thinking about getting this phone, DONT. ANYTHINGS BETTER THAN THIS. I'm probably going to get a 7250, atleast they work!
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