Nokia 6310 Review
The Nokia 6310 is the replacement for the Nokia 6210, widely regarded
as a design classic. The Nokia 6210 was probably one of the most user-friendly
phones around, and the 6310 offers a very similar design, updated in
style, and packing in the latest features, including GPRS WAP, Bluetooth
wireless technology, and a built-in voice recorder.
However, the 6310 is missing Tri-band and Java, and for that the 6310i
Features of the Nokia 6310 include:
- WAP 1.2.1, GPRS plus HSCSD
(High Speed Data)
- Bluetooth wireless technology
- Hi-resolution 6 line display
- Predictive text messaging
- 35 ringtones plus downloadable ringtones, plus composer
- Phonebook with 500 names
- Picture messages
- Voice activated dialling
- Voice recorder
- Data capability (built-in infra-red modem)
- Calendar, 4 games
- Size: 129 x 47 x 21 mm
- Weight: 111g
- Battery standby: 480 hours
- Battery talktime: 1.5 - 3 hours
- Vibration alert
- Dual band
Nokia 6310 User Reviews
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Average rating from 38 reviews:
Reviewed by Ben from Great Britian on 31st Jul
5 Years old never failed to impress bashed and batered and working.
Reviewed by mickey kirkpatrick from nothern ireland on
11th Apr 2012
good phone every way
Reviewed by Pedro Salgado from U.S.A. on 28th
I have purchased this phone in Mannheim, Germany, in 2002 and I still
use it here in the U.S.A. I have dropped this phone so many times. Great
phone to have and is in perfect condition. Outstanding, and which NOKIA
can manufacture more like this phone. I have not purchased a battery;
still have the original. Outstanding phone!!!
Reviewed by Sharif from Sudan on 6th Dec 2011
Nokia 6310 was my favouriate cellphone upto 1997.But it is no more available
for sale in the shops.I wish if I can find one now .
Reviewed by Johnny B from UK on 13th Aug 2011
There IS nothing to replace the 6310i - unfortunately I had to look
having lost my last one recently (bought 2002). I've used it worldwide,
only place it didn't work was some places in Argentina. Guess what -
replaced it with a 6310i, the only phone I could find that combined
ability to talk with people, reliability, good keys and fantastic battery
Reviewed by michael franklin from United Kingdom on
3rd Jun 2011
i have had three 6310 i far and away the best and most durable hand
set . my proble is simple what do i replace it with
Reviewed by Nokia6310rulez from USA on 17th Jun
Dis fone is de cool! u must getz it. all ic an saz is tat its aewsome.
u hav to by dis gadjet now!!11!!!!1!!1!!1!!1!!1!!!!1!
Reviewed by yancan from england on 14th Jun 2009
i have just bought this phone from ebay because my car has a phone kit
for this phone. I know its a very good phone as i use it in my wagon
every day.I look forward to getting my hands on it.
Reviewed by ABBAS from UAE on 3rd Jun 2009
I hace this phone for almost years seven years ans still is going strong...
its broken at the moment and i am using by winding a elastic band over
it and i dont have any problem with it. It has fallen down quite number
of times but it works like always... I am very happy by using this one.
THERE IS NO OTHER MOBILE PHONE RELIABLE LIKE THIS ONE.... PITY NOKIA
IS NOT MAKING THIS ONE... THEY SHOULD NEVER STOP MAKING THIS MODEL......
Reviewed by Emma Metcalfe-Smith from UK on 10th
I still have this phone! A few years ago my dog ate my new Motorola
RAZR. As a temp phone i started using my dad's old business phone, his
6310. I fell in love with it instantly. Four years on and i refuse to
part with it, it's stunningly simple, has an insanely long battery life
and is INDESTRUCTABLE!!! i've dropped it in a lake and from my bedroom
window and put it through the wash a dozen times...and it's still going
strong. I'm 16 and to be honest I love this phone regardless of it's
age and size, it's so reliable.
Reviewed by raghava from india on 23rd Mar 2009
EXCELLANT AND VERRY GOOD
Reviewed by Bernie from England on 13th Nov 2008
Reviewed by katrina ayub from india on 5th Nov
this fone is great!!!! one of the best fnes of all time! i got this
fne 4 my 15th b'day as a gift, wasnt sure bwt it at first until i startd
to use it! im the type of person hu lyks to pul out a Stylish fne! so
this was a surprise to my frends wen i had this fne! awesome! and so
frikkin reliable! best buy well wotrth every penny!
Reviewed by Wheels from England on 1st Mar 2008
What a G-R-E-A-T phone ! I have big fingers & it's ideal simply for
that alone ! But all the features it has are more than enough for me.
I got it on an up-grade aeons ago & I WON'T be parting from it as long
as spares are available. Truly the best all round phone Nokia have ever
produced. Mine has just been refurbished as I can't find anything decent
to replace it. Not one has any where near the battery life. As Pepe'
says, if you haven't had a chance to EXPERIENCE this phone, you really
haven't lived ! I agree. LONG LIVE THE 6310!
Reviewed by hugh jass from new york on 15th Sep
this phone is the best mobile i have ever owended it fullfills all my
need and has very nice rington capabilites. only thing i would say is
that it needs a 3 megapixel camera at least
Reviewed by Pepé from uk on 8th Sep 2007
I love this phone, have had it for a long time and am absolutely won
over by it, i also have a Nokia 8800 sirocco but i still prefer this
phone over that one as the sirocco battery isn't exactly ace. This phone
i reckon is BY FAR THE BEST PHONE NOKIA HAVE BUILT, Nokia should not
have stopped production. I am thinking about getting the Nokia 6300
next but i wont be surprised if i jump back to this old friend of mine
namely the Nokia 6310 as i have done it b4 numerous times. I advise
every1 who has this phone to keep it, and those who haven't, well you
won't understand anyways. Another thing is YOU DON'T KNOW NOTHING ABOUT
PHONES, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE HAD, IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD THIS
PHONE EVERY YOU HAVEN'T EXPERIENCED THE TRUE NOKIA MAGIC AND YOU DON'T
KNOW NOTHING ABOUT PHONES. LONG LIVE THE 6310!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Keith from Warrington,England. on
31st Jul 2007
I was given this phone on a business rate tariff through work,and at
first you feel like you have just gone 10 years into the past when using
it because of the black and white screen and basic functions! I've had
many phones with colour screens,cameras,video players,etc,etc and with
those phones come the usual problems of the phone freezing etc. Plus
you get bored with them after a while.......there's only so many photo's
you can take and video's you can watch! If you just want to talk/text
then this phone is reliable,good battery life,sturdy and can take a
few bumps and knocks. It hasn't let me down yet!
Reviewed by Giorgio from UK on 22nd Jul 2007
This phone is truly remarkeable. I have had mine over 5 years now and
it just keeps on going. Truly is a business man phone. I own my own
accountancy firm and as you can imagine i would need a phone with excellent
battery life and a phone that was designed for business. I got my 6310
in 2002 on an upgrade. Since then it only developed one fault and that
was my fault purely. I dropped the phone accidentally and my secretary
stepped on it, the screen cracked. This was last year so I took it to
my local phone shop and ended up paying £30 for repair. It was money
well spent. Recently I got the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition. Its a great
phone but it has poor battery life for a heavy user. If your a low to
medium user its perfect. I still use my Sirocco but it isn't for business
but purely for personal use. My 6310 is by far suited to my needs and
is better for business as i finish off 1600 x-net minutes a month easily.
This phone is excellent and is easily the best phone i have ever had.
Even 6 years on when i pull this phone people still say "Thats a great
phone you got there". Now that is quite good for a OAP in the phone
world. MY ADVICE TO ANYONE WHO HAS THIS PHONE IS KEEP IT!!!
Reviewed by mark from warwickshire on 3rd Jun
ace fone, i have had mine since year DOT!!!!!!!!!!!! My wife has had
so many different phones to my one,she has to put hers on charge about
three times to my one ok,battery is bril,ok texin takes bit of a time
but hey thats nothing in this day and age.its big compared to what you
get these days but hey i can live with that
Reviewed by hung from vietnam on 10th Apr 2007
Reviewed by Mangura from United Kingdom on 19th
Im a business amn worth about £6.2 million so you can imagine that buying
a phone is not a problem for me bu they is no phone that can match this
maybe even compees with the veru phones I will always keep his phone
they should not stop producrion. LOng live 6310
Reviewed by Michael from UK/Denmark on 24th Jan
I genuinely think that the 6310(i) is the best mobile phone ever made.
Awesome battery life which is still unmatched, excellent reception,
fantastic build quality and ergonomics, Nokia's tried and tested menu
system - what more do you need?? (assuming you need a phone). Lots of
people who have owned one and replaced with newer have junked the newer
phone and gone back. Regarding size, it isn't easy to find as good a
phone in a much smaller phone nowadays. I've had mine for 5 years, and
am struggling to find a decent replacement, now that it is starting
to die regularly after I dropped it so many times.
Reviewed by James Sage from England on 2nd Aug
What a phone (For its age!) it has so many features and animations i
was shocked when i found it had bluetooth too, my much more modern 3510i
doesnt even have that. And its Tri-band not Dual-band so reception is
great, battery lasts for up to 1 and a half weeks, yes the size is annoying
but i've had worse and i think people on this review page have been
cruel. Thanks for Reading
Reviewed by Andrew Downes from UK on 10th Jul
I'm just about to say a reluctant goodbye to my 6310 after it has accepted
about 4 years of abuse by giving me almost zero trouble in return. Sadly,
the right-hand side of the keypad is slowly giving up. The battery (original)
STILL lasts for a week or more, I never switch it off. Yes, it's irritating
that the text inbox takes an age to open (fixed on the 6310i, which
I also have as my employer provides it), but that's the only thing that
was ever wrong with this handset - an outstanding communication tool
and a design classic. At the present, I don't see the need for a blocky
camera, crackly FM radio, tinny MP3 playback and battery-sapping colour
screen, but as I'm replacing with the 6230i, which has all these features,
I trust that I'm about to become a convert. I just hope I'll be as moved
by its passing to record my opinions in a review! In my judgement the
6310 was the ultimate of its generation - the pre-colour handsets -
and therefore deserves 5 stars. May someone somewhere give mine a good
home when it's been reconditioned.
Reviewed by Marcus Blunkett from England on 27th
Having read the other reviews, I can state several things: firstly,
you don't need to state the size of a phone in a review - that much
about it ought to be obvious. Secondly the use of "textspeak" by countless
reviwers surely renders their reviews as irrelevant. This telephone
performs in terms of battery and bluetooth features. The voice activation
is very useful too. In other words as consummate an article as a telephone
can be. If it's cameras, colour screen etc that you want, then clearly
a telephone that is so good in regards to communication isn't for you.
Reviewed by nadia g from plymouth on 5th Jun 2005
very ugly, plz dont waste ur money bad screen, (my nans got it!)
Reviewed by GLENN from NORTHERN IRELAND on 21st
BOTH MY PARENTS HAVE ONE THAT SAYS IT ALL
Reviewed by millie from england on 28th Feb 2005
all i can ay is that this might aswell be a brick. i had to use it when
my other phone broke once and i actualy kept mistaking it for the housefone,
infact i would rather carry around a house phone than this! sorry but
its pathetically big.
Reviewed by edward from engand on 19th Feb 2005
this phone is a realy great but a bit out of date, however it is great
fun and has loads of memory. yeah it may not have a camera or other
fancy items but it is by far a great phone.FOR THOSE OF U WHO HAVE NEVER
HAD 1, U SHOULD BE ASHAMED BECOZ YR MISSING OUT
Reviewed by Dougie from Scotland on 11th Jul 2004
Size of ahousebrick, no decent features, pish really
Reviewed by Fevin Mascarenhas from U.A.E. on 25th
The fone is pretty Ok. Just rite 4 da business consumer. If ur lukin
4 fun then just 4get dis 1. It luks as well as feels like a brick. Da
blue2th feature is da best but da rest r mediocre.
Reviewed by Chris from N Ireland on 16th Apr 2004
I was using this phone when waiting on an S300...did the job, held more
messages than my 3410, never crashed...almost perfect. The size bugged
Reviewed by Mark Croston from UK on 5th Jan 2004
Excellent phone, lacks the current fashion for colour screens and photos,
but makes up in other areas. The battery will easily go well over a
week without going near a charger, and the nokia PC suite lets you control
all aspects of your phone over IR or bluetooth including outlook sync.
Also the size of a proper phone and nigh on indestructable.
Reviewed by DEL from UK on 5th Jan 2004
Kushti little number easy to use and carry. Looks good against my Robin
Reviewed by QUAZ from UK on 1st Dec 2003
IDE RATHER CARRY AROUND A HOME PHONE. ITS THE SIZE OF MY MERCEDES KOMPRESSOR
Reviewed by Dave Gwynn from England on 20th Nov
I borrowed one of these six months ago from a friend and must say I
am very impressed indeed. The battery does indeed last forever, and
the phone is the most reliable i have ever used - no random crashes
or messing about so far. One word of warning - fill the phone with messages
and opening the inbox can take an age (well, about 15 seconds) Apart
from that, fantastic!
Reviewed by sam from Can on 12th Sep 2003
hey!! i think that is fone might not be as good as other new models
but i can give it a 3 stars!!
Reviewed by jkdunne from ireland on 19th Jun 2003
Great phone along with the 6310i they are the best and most reliable
non colour/photo phones i have used. The battery just keeps going and
going and going and going and going and going................