Nokia 6310i Review
The Nokia 6310i adds Triband capability to the Nokia 6310, enabling
it to operate worldwide. This feature, combined with the new Java applications,
famous user-friendliness and features like High Speed Data, voice dialling
and voice recorder make the Nokia 6310i an excellent business phone.
The Java capability means that you can download applications just as
easily as downloading ringtones or graphics. As well as Java games,
you can also download applications like personal assistants, travel
and information tools.
We would like to have awarded the 6310i a higher rating, but there
are persistent reports of reliability and reception problems with this
phone. The Bluetooth support is also limited, its a heavy phone to carry
and some of its features are rather dated.
For those looking for a 6310i replacement, we recommend the Nokia
6021 which has all the features of the 6310i (and more) in an updated
Features of the Nokia 6310i include:
- WAP (over GPRS) plus HSCSD
(High Speed Data)
- Downloadable Java applications
- Bluetooth wireless technology
- Hi-resolution 6 line display
- Predictive text messaging
- 35 ringtones plus 5 downloadable ringtones
- 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: 3 - 6 hours
- Vibration alert
Nokia 6310i User Reviews
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Average rating from 112 reviews:
Reviewed by Mateus Kaholongo from Namibia on 15th
I am looking for the Nokia 6310i. I had one and was stolen five years
ago. Where can I get the new one.
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email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by nadeem kayani from pakistan on 12th
Reviewed by geoff from uk on 1st Oct 2012
Hi guys.I love this old 6310i of mine,Why i hear you say well i have
dropped it sat on it stood on it and it still works 100%..ok it ant
all singing and dancing.So what if am not the top of the look what i
got list,But i know this old work horse work,s very VERY well,I have
tried TRUST ME I tied now for 7 years...Clonk click rules...
Reviewed by Nick from Scotland on 25th May 2012
I love two things here, my Nokia 6310i which does every single thing
I need when I absolutely have to rely on a phone and secondly, I love
the incongruity between the glowing reviews below and the mediocre review
above. The people have spoken!
Reviewed by Frances from South Africa on 16th
SO happy to hear there's somewhere I can get my 6310i repaired! Can't
wait to get to the UK to get it fixed. I hate my android!
Reviewed by Sagar Shedge from india on 28th Jan
Reviewed by Evgeni from England on 11th Jan 2012
The best phone ever !!! :)
Reviewed by L.Senthilkumar from India on 10th
I am using this phone for nearly 7 years which may be a 4 years old
when I bought this as a second hand phone. The Best Mobile phone of
Nokia. When I am talking over phone in bike driving, I dropped the phone
and it splitted into pieces on road. Immediately I stopped my bike and
collected the pieces, assembled and continued my conversation of the
same call. Imagine how good the phone is. I would request Nokia atleast
to produce materials to repair & rectify the phone for the 6310i lovers
like us. The BEST INSTRUMENT of NOKIA 6310i.
Reviewed by Jan Valk from The Netherlands on 19th
Best phone ever build. I am so happy these phones are still for sale.
Recently I bought a 6310 just in case my current 6310i of 6 years old
will stop working in the future. Amazing to see how todays phones cannot
even come close because of unneeded power-consuming screens and gimmicks
and too small buttons etc etc.
Reviewed by Davor Okrołnik from Slovenia on 12th
I love this phone as well. You can still buy refurbished models on german
Ebay for 59 EUR. Recently I bought for my 8 years old Nokia 6310i the
new battery and guess what - after nine days still 90% power (german
ebay, wannsee electronic)
Reviewed by Jane Bristow from UK on 12th Dec 2011
Brilliant phone. I am on my second refurbished one which are excellent
value. Excellent battery times, always work when you want them to and
an excellent in car handsfree that charges as well. I am just about
to get a new/refurbished one as after 5 ish years it is very battered
and the dialling tone has become fuzzy.
Reviewed by john west from usa on 28th Nov 2011
I have one of these old aligators,6310i for 16 yrs,but my on off switch
finally fell out,sure would like to find the part, carry this phone
around the globe and it always works,lots want it,cause it works anyone
in the world.
Reviewed by Tom Marshall from UK on 28th Apr 2005
Ikeep looking to buy a new phone as my 6310i is getting very knocked
about but every time I fail to find a phone that does the essentials
( battery life, call quality, bluetooth, durability ) as well and has
a comfortable size and shape with the right amount of weight. It really
amazes me that with no real problems on my budget I am going back to
buy refurbished 6310i's . It really is that good. I have looked at the
latest Nokias but they feel lightweight and too small. Camera's etc
are just gimmicks
Reviewed by 50 Cent from England on 22nd Apr 2005
Very impressive phone. Even its so old.
Reviewed by David from UK on 22nd Apr 2005
This phone is bullet proof, I've had mine for about 3 years now it has
travelled all over the world with me on business, never failing to find
a local network before I've got off the plane. It syncs perfectly with
my laptop. I've dropped it countless times, I've sat on it and even
rescued it from the dishwasher! the facia is getting a little worn but
everything works just fine. If you need a comms device to make and receive
calls and the odd text this is truely the best business phone. It is
a real shame that Nokia discontinued it. I have a camera, I have an
iPod, I have a radio, why don't Nokia just produce a another rock solid
phone for business use like the 6310i?
Reviewed by Steve from England on 22nd Apr 2005
Best phone I've ever had but thought there must be something else by
now. Well I've done my research and there isn't. Jesus Nokia, get the
message and bring it back with colour and polyphonics and you'll have
a winner. Its not just kids who need mobiles!!
Reviewed by Beeblemaster from England on 20th
"They don't make them like they used to" - and that is certainly the
case when you review any of the 6210/6310/6310i family. What a truly
excellent and perfect family of phones. Their design is flawless and
functions are rich and ideal for business and personal users. I'm currently
using a 6310 and a 6310i and I'm amazed at the battery life these phones
offer even with continuous use throughout the day. I think the only
complaint I have is how the fascia's become worn and shabby, you have
to be fragile with them to keep them looking good. It's a shame Nokia
don't make these anymore and it's a shame everything on the market looks
like it's been built to target 8 year olds. If you want a good, reliable,
solid phone, get one of these, they are a bargain second hand and there
are so many to choose from.
Reviewed by Bev Shortland from UK on 18th Apr
The best phone I've ever had. Brilliant battery life, easy to use menus,
and robust construction. Sound quality is always fantastically clear.
Like so many other people I'd like something now with a few toys on,
colour screen and poly. ring tones, but not at the expense of a shoddily
built phone with poor UI. So for now I'll stick with this. Just don't
forget about us Nokia!
Reviewed by Robert Watling from UK on 15th Apr
I totally agree with all the PLUS points already written and have to
say I have not experienced any of the few reported problems in all the
years I have had the phone. COME ON THOUGH NOKIA, I want an upgraded
6310i, with colour screen for example, that will fit my Honda in-car
6310i car kit.
Reviewed by Vishal from UK - Liverpool on 15th
I love this phone because it is easy to use, has great reception, brilliant
battery life, reliable, sturdy and problem free. It is definitely the
best and most reliable phone I have ever had, no problems what-so-ever.
I am not a whizz kid and prefer something that is simple and easy to
use. This phone has good size buttons and the menu system is a doddle
to use. I am now replacing the phone with the Nokia 6230. I hope that
the new phone is as good as the 6310i. Well done Nokia!!! :-)
Reviewed by Martin Harvey from UK on 6th Apr 2005
I love this phone, but am tempted to replace it (with what? 6230i? any
alternatives?) because my IT people can't get it synchronise with Outlook
on my PC at work. Any tips from anybody? Am I using the wrong version
of Nokia PC Suite? The phone is battered (wife through it across a road
and under a bus) but still works beautifully although it does rattle
a little bit now.
Reviewed by Dhanpal from India on 4th Apr 2005
Its a tremendous phone,very user freindly as other Nokia phones.The
most important thing I like about it is its reception is the best,Its
very light and sleek. I like this phone most.
Reviewed by Jamie from UK on 1st Apr 2005
The only mobile phone that I would recommend anyone buy. No colour screen,
no camera, no MMS; but who uses those anyway! This phone had the best
interface of any I've used. (hit the left softkey 3 times to start writing
a text message). Menus load instantly, everything is fast and responsive.
The Li-Polymer battery lasts for ever. I went on a weeks holiday and
it barly dented the battery (as opposed to my mate's 7650 which ran
out on the coach /to/ the resort). Quite probably the best phone ever
made. I had to give mine back when I changed jobs, and I miss it everytime
I try to make a call on the symbian joke I have to use now.
Reviewed by Ross Davison from U.K on 29th Mar
I recently got this phone when my dad upraded. My mates Graeme and Grace
kept boasting because they had one. But i ddnt realise how good they
were.Iam never parting with min
Reviewed by Grace Kennedy from U.K on 29th Mar
This phone rulz. if ya aint got one, get one. Da ultimate tool
Reviewed by Graeme Farquhar from Nrthern Irelan on
29th Mar 2005
This is an absolue beast of a phone. Never in your life will you get
anyhing better. I upgaded from this phone to a nokia 6230, but not a
quarte of the phone hat this is. it still looks very sleek and sophisticated
and is the ultimate snobs phone. Nokia have made a terible mistake discontinuing
this model. These are The Benchmrk of phones. Just like the New Ford
Mondeo and the Vaxhall vetra. the Mondeo is in a league of its owncompared
tothe Vectra. The nokia 6310i is the Mondeo, and the 6230 is the vectra.
Reviewed by roger from England on 19th Mar 2005
I agree with most of the comments. This is the best communication device
for business users. I travel to the most remote places in the planet
and the long battery life coupled with the good reception means that
I am almost always able to phone home. Afghanistan was the only country
where I couldn't call at all but that was because of local service limitations.
It appears that the new Nokia 6021 will be close to being a suitable
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 6th Mar 2005
This phone is great but time marches on. For those who expressed an
interst in replacing the cradle from thier car kits for the 6310i look
for the "EVO CARK-91 Converter Cradle". Paul
Reviewed by Nick @ The Link from England on 3rd
My first love!... never quite got over this phone and probably never
will. I hold Nokia and this phone in high regard, I would have one again
and again. compared to todays standard of phones it had bugger all on
it but the battery life was so long that i actually forgot when i charged
it last. The phones huge phone book, the converter, the games, the wap
ability. If u are a company that requires a non-camara phone(security
reasons) this is the phone to choose. Nick :D
Reviewed by Keith from UK on 26th Feb 2005
Have had three of these having had previous 5000/6000 series all of
which fitted into the same Nokia car kit. I am totally perplexed that
Nokia are ignoring the fact that these phones are used by probably their
biggest consumer base, business users. If Nokia do not come up with
a model to fit the car kit then I'm looking elsewhere. The phone by
the way is the best I have ever used (I have been using mobiles since
the early 90's)battery life is phenomenal and it does what it says on
the can very very well. Nokia shame on you.
Reviewed by Mansoor Ahmed from Pakistan on 23rd
Iam a Siemens lover..I hate Nokia and i mean it but it is the best phone
i have ever used...Iam using Siemens as a secondery set on my other
network.. 6310i is a solid fone it dont care abt the envoirment u can
sit on it, flood it with coke or drop it frm ur front poket it wont
say "ouchh man watch it!!!" it will work gr8 as always.. and ya if ur
looking 4 camera, music or radio get some thing else this phone is for
those who want communication tool... I never miss any of my calls cause
i have this gr8 thing
Reviewed by Simon Latham from - on 18th Feb 2005
Like most people writing here, I have had 18 months of this excellent
phone. Mine has been used and abused on many continents and has survived
countless drops (and beer floods), like its predecessor the 6210 it
is virtually indestructable and does exactly what I want it to do. (thanks
I have a camera already etc...). As I invested in a new car kit only
12 Months ago I am mightily annoyed with Nokia for discontinuing the
phone, I work in the comms industry and almost everyone I know has the
6310i and car kit. Nokia appear completely unconcerned about the loyal
Nokia users out there and show no intention of bringing out a replacement
that will fit the car kit. What a way to treat a cutomer base !!, when
my 6310 becomes just too tatty, then it's goodbye Nokia after many years
Reviewed by mohaibullah from pakistan on 3rd Feb
i love nokia 6310i though i have 7610 and 6600 but i don't know why
i love 6310i so much and 6210 is also a good one. take care. alway God
bles evey one.
Reviewed by Steve Paull from england on 2nd Feb
I upgraded from a 6210 to the 6310i nearly two years ago. I can't get
on with the clutter on current fashion phones. I just want to talk and
occasionally text. The phone works fine abroad. My bluetooth headset
works fine. The phone battery last for about 10 days. I've just managed
to get a decent second hand one to replace my wife's 6210. This came
with a brand new case which was easily replaced. This is the phone's
one weak point. The finish on the case isn't as robust as the 6210 and
marks easily. I've kept mine in a leather case to keep it looking good.
It says it all when my favourite phone dealer wouldn't recommend an
upgrade for this phone, so I'll stick with it for a while.
Reviewed by Roadrunner from UK on 31st Jan 2005
I agree with everyone else, as a business phone it is outstanding. I've
been using mine for about 2 years now and have a spare one which I took
as an upgrade, rather than the gimmicky rubbish that the kids like.
I notice that the majority of business people I meet use a 6310i, which
really says it all. If you want a digital camera then buy a proper one
with around 5 megapixels and an Ipod to listen to your mp3s! I cannot
imagine listening to music or the radio on a phone!!!
Reviewed by Michael from The Netherlands on 14th
Could not agree more with most of the reviews, only wonder why with
so many people still enjoying the 6310i they ever stopped production.
And even more why so little information can be found on how to repair
when finally after a zillion drops you need to open the back. In my
case the vibrator only works when you shake the phone, something is
loose in there! As so many people my next phone will probably be a 6310i
again, even if it means second hand for outrageous prices (175 Euro
Reviewed by Toveri from Finland on 10th Jan 2005
It would seem I am not alone with my problem. The 6310i is getting obsolete,
but I can't find a phone good enough to replace it with. I would like
a phone with all the new toys like cameras and mp3-players, but first
and foremost I want a good phone. The 6310 has the perfect keyboard,
it seems to be made for my fingers. The battery is still going strong
and the phone itself can fall all the way to hell and bounce back working
as well as it always has. Those of you who are having trouble with the
phone switching off randomly, try the 'Nokia paper trick': take a small
piece of paper, fold it couple of times over and place it between the
phones body and the battery. This is something you should do to every
Nokia phone. Over time the battery will get loose and thus it won't
be able to provide a steady voltage for the phone. This will cause all
kinds of weird behaviour like the phone switching itself off randomly,
the battery life going down dramatically and even the phone booting
itself at 3:33AM every night!
Reviewed by Raymond A Hook from UK on 8th Jan
Now discontinued. I have just bought a second handset via eBay. If you
want a phone that is functional, this is it. If you want coloured screens,
photo capability, fancy ringtones etc. look elsewhere. I want something
that just works as a phone, reliably and easily. Both mine do - all
the time. I have not experienced signal problems, either in the UK or
in Europe. The infra red connection works well; the Bluetooth is another
matter but that's well known. A true workhorse with an excellent battery
Reviewed by Dan from USA / South Africa on 20th
This is truly one of Nokia's best phones yet. After a false start with
Bluetooth only being supported by their (now defunct) PCMCIA Bluetooth
adapter, Nokia fixed the problem, and if you've got software version
5.50 or higher, it should work with most BT adapters out there. I've
had PC Suite 4.88 work for over a year with two different, cheap, BT
adapters (Belkin and Linksys). The phone is exactly the right form factor,
and feels great in the hand. It has Nokia's stellar user interface,
before they slowed everything down with unecessary colour and non-phone
related functions that you will never use. Even after two years, I still
get 9-14 days out of a battery charge. My reception is consistently
as good or better than any phones I compare it with. The only downside
is the way that it handles a BT headset. It keeps the connection active
all the time, which means that you've got to disconnect the headset
if you want to use your BT PDA to dial the phone, or to connect to the
GPRS modem. So even after I've had this phone for 2 years, I have not
found a compelling reason to upgrade. I really like my gadgets, and
even so, I have kept this phone longer than almost any other before
it. If you're in the market for a great no-frills phone, I would definitely
recommend the Nokia 6310i!
Reviewed by Andy from UK on 17th Dec 2004
Simply the best phone I have ever used. It makes phone calls, sends
texts, is bluetooth enabled, I can GPRS/WAP for share prices, robust,
excellent battery life, good size display, sensible size buttons and,
of course, it works more or less all over the world. I can't think of
anything more you may need from a phone... unless you are a child that
is. It doesn't have a camera... thank goodness!!! Please Nokia, bring
it back for those of us who need a phone for communication not as a
Reviewed by sam from australia on 14th Dec 2004
The phone is REALLY good considering that it is black and white but
i wouldn't recomend it.
Reviewed by Mike from England on 6th Dec 2004
Outstanding business phone. Good strong reception, easy to use software,
battery lasts about 2 WEEKS each time it is charged. Good weight, nice
to hold and use for extended periods. Terrible if you are a young poser
into playing monopoly with yourself on your phone or want to take tiny
grainy pictures, or have the latest teeny song for a ringtone - because
it doesn't do these things. However, if you use a phone a lot, and if
you want a reliable, high quality and easy to use phone - then this
is it. I used one for 2 years until I got a motorola V525 as an upgrade.
Big mistake. I will never get a Motorola again - and God how I miss
the Nokia... Be warned... there's no hope for me, but don't let your
life be ruined like mine... you still have time...
Reviewed by Koos from South Africa on 3rd Dec
The Good : I got the phone on a contract when it first came out, it
is very robust and the menu functionality was tops in its time. Very
As a phone The Bad : I bought myself a usb Bluetooth adapter to use
with different hardware including phone, I was very exited to use it
on cell for sync of contacts and calendar. Problem is 6310i only work
with a specific Digianswer Bluetooth card that is not manufactured any
more (found that out after The PC suite software gave a weird error
message when I try to connect Bluetooth, and I visited a lot of online
forums were lot of people have same problem but no solution). :-( Very
bad The Ugly : Well to some any way. It is large and old shapeish I
agree but it has one of the best ergonomic designs especially compared
to new designs 6820, 6600 for instance.
Reviewed by Kaydee from UK on 30th Nov 2004
I look through the reviews as I consider upgrading from my 18 month
old workhorse 6310i and still don't know what to do. OK, it's looking
a little worn around the edges - it's bounced once or twice, but it
still does the important thing - Makes and receives phone calls reliably,
wherever I've been in Europe. The battery life is phenominal, the menus
are easy to navigate, texting is easy...... why am I thinking of changing!!
Reviewed by Rod from UK on 27th Nov 2004
I've had this phone since it was launched and without a doubt it is
the best phone on the market for everyday business use. I was considering
an upgrade because mine has been so heavily used one or two of the keys
are now looking tatty, but there is nothing that seems to come near
it for functionality. I've dropped mine I don't know how many times
but every time it just keeps on working. It's built like a brick, and
some people think it looks like one! That's a bit unfair because although
it might be larger and heavier than some modern models, it is quite
ergonomic and all the keys very easy to use, especially for someone
with like me with fingers like thumbs! There's no gimmicks, like a camera
or radio, but there is just about every type of connectivity you'll
need, and they all work perfectly. I live and work around remote parts
of Norfolk where reception is notoriously poor in some spots, yet reception
on this phone has been excellent. Infrared, bluetooth, GPRS, they are
all work without fail. I use mine with a Nokia car kit a lot of the
time and have no external antenna. The reception is excellent, even
at high speed. This also acts as a charger and I have never had to charge
it from the mains, and the battery is as good now as it was when I bought
it. As this phone is now almost obsolete (why oh why did Nokia stop
manufacturing?) I don't know what I'll do when mine finally gives up.
This phone is probably as near to my perfect choice as I'm ever likely
Reviewed by Steve Parry from Wales, UK on 25th
5 star + !! This phone is a brilliant buisiness device. Battery life
is fantastic. I can take this phone with me on business trips and not
worry about taking the charger. It'll happily last all week on a charge.
BT & GPRS are perfect compliments to my bluetooth Ipaq, allowing me
to stay in touch with office email with ease. Not gimmicky ie no colour/polyphonics/camera
etc just a functional global phone. Its replacement is going to have
a lot to life up to!
Reviewed by r from uk on 16th Nov 2004
I have had this phone for 3 years, upgrading anually. I am, a property
developer in Scotland so am out and about on site daily. I have dropped
it from a couple of meters and it has never lost any info or been damaged
in anywya. If it did, my day would be wrecked. Without doubt the most
reliable and user friendly phone that I have heard about and used. I
am tempted to get the new p90010i but have read the reviews and think
it is a little too fancy and fragile, but if a decent protective case
comes out I may consider it. Tough and very good reception, all this
talk of bad reception must be based on the network not the phone.
Reviewed by steve from uk cornwall on 15th Nov
why is it when manufactures hit on something as outstanding as the 6310i
they choose to cease production?? i have used this model on contract
since it first came out,upgrading yearly with the same as ive had before.
i cant fault this phone in anyway. menu's are simply and straight forward
to navigate,it works well for data transfer,in car kit & blue tooth
work with out fault,predictive texting is accurate and easy, as a business
user mine is almost at capacity for numbers and texts so although battery
life is shortened due the the amount of information stored its a small
price to pay. i live work & travel in and around cornwall which in places
has real problems for lack of signal,yet the 6310i works where others
fail. my only complaint all be a lame one would be the drop in signal
within buildings.that aside this phone has to be the best out there.
not flash but functional to an incredibly high standard..ive just upgraded
and told that i can no longer have this model im stuck totally.. three
different phones in the space of 2 weeks and not one will work to level
i require in the cornwall area...bad call to stop this superb handset...
Reviewed by Wee Bob from England on 13th Nov 2004
Have had this phone for over 2 years now and every time I look around
with a view to changing/upgrading, I have failed to locate anything
newer, that is better. The kit may not look "flash" and it may not be
the smallest phone around, but it is slim and smooth and strongly put
together (I have dropped it on a couple of occasions with no ill-effects).
OK it has no camera and no radio, but I want (and need) a PHONE. If
I wanted a camera and/or a radio, then I will buy a camera and/or a
radio! Problem is, if you don't already own one, it is now very hard
to find one from a main dealer/supplier, although they are out there.
Reviewed by Paul Skynback from UK on 11th Nov
Simply the best mobile phone on the market today. A proper business
phone. Not too small, powerful and great to use.
Reviewed by nick from uk on 8th Nov 2004
The 6310i does everything it needs to do without any expensive and unreliable
gimmicks. The battery lasts for days without a charge, the sound is
clear and the egonomics are great (easy to use, logically placed buttons
and an earpiece where you can hear it). Bluetooth, Ir, GPRS all you
need to connect to a PC. I dropped mine in the lake twice and into a
bucket of cleaning fluid before the display finally gave in on a rainy
day (the phone still works!). If only it was waterproof and the sliver
paint didn't come off, it would be perfect. Why oh Why don't Nokia still
Reviewed by David from UK on 2nd Nov 2004
Just changed my car and my Pansonic GD95 was not compatible with the
car kit, so have inherited a 6310i, which works in the car. Oh dear....
usual Nokia problems: software locks up, signal strength "bounces" up
and down while other phones nearby show constant signal levels, fails
to locate network when roaming outside the UK, bluetooth only works
when it wants to and too many key presses required to access the various
functions. Battery life is better than the 3 Panasonic phones I've had
over the past 7 years, but they all worked. This is just a pain in ****
Reviewed by Peter from UK on 29th Oct 2004
Excellent phone. You will never need another after this one. Had one
stolen. Bought another as a replacement. Never breaks down or hangs
up etc. Maybe a bit dated looking now but I have a new Sony Ericcson
camera, colour sexy looking thing and never use it because the 6310i
is still so good.
Reviewed by DrHabib from Egypt on 28th Oct 2004
Define what a mobile phone is, and you will end up with this one. An
outstanding battery life of 10+ days on average use and a 5-6 days on
heavy use is something unmatched. A very good reception quality. A real
loud ringing volume, and good vibration. A very good design making handling
keys and texting a sleek and handy. (Despite being a little bit big)
A convenient organizer. And above this the great BLUETOOTH which does
deserve a special appreciation from those on the go. I have used it
for almost 2 years, and I have to say "I'm more than satisfied with
it" as long as I'm thinking of it as a MOBILE phone not a toy that plays
non-audible music & non-clear video and takes non-sense photos with
a clumsy look to end up always attached to a wired power source.
Reviewed by mrs man from uk on 27th Oct 2004
'it's a work horse' says my dad the current owner of the brick. probably
one of the ugliest phones out (not to mention the biggest!) but very
practical and reliable. yea dont really know what else to say and it's
past my bedtime... gonna go write a review for another random phone...
Toodles! Night night... love me xxx
Reviewed by Ray Mizzi from Malta on 22nd Oct 2004
This phone should be at least a phone! as its reception is very poor
and unstable and frustrating for poeple who are trying to call you or
talking to you! This happened even when i travelled in europe not just
locally in Malta thats why lots of problems when using bluetooth.
Reviewed by James from Uk on 16th Oct 2004
If you want a phone that makes reliable and crystal clear calls consistantly
then this is the one. I have dropped it many times, got it wet etc etc
and it still works perfectly. Its well made, and the standby of nearly
2 weeks is amazing. This really is a no nonsense proper telephone, at
the end of the day a phone is for making calls and a camera is for taking
pictures, I think a lot of manufacturers have forgotton that a phone
is exactly that........
Reviewed by Bob Heselwood from England on 13th
I've had this phone for about 18 months now, and itrs been great. I've
dropped it, sat on it, and it still works ok. The battery life is amazing,
about 14 days on standby, and thats at 24 hours a day. I take about
4 calls a day and make about 3 calls a day on it, so not a heavy user.
The ringing sound is quite loud at the '4' setting, and the vibration
alert is good too. I can't see me wanting to change it for a long time
Reviewed by Jeff from Dubai on 6th Oct 2004
Simply the best mobile i've ever had!! Using it for a bit over 2 years
now, having dropped it uncountable times, sat on it, used it on 3 continents,
and it never failed me. It is a shame that none of the new mobiles,
no matter what brand, is of the same or even similar quality. And definitely
one of the best mobiles Nokia has ever produced!
Reviewed by John from Ireland on 31st Aug 2004
very disappointed with this phone, I upgraded from a 3310i for its longer
battery life and all round robustness.But I was severly wrong on this
count. The phone does not receive calls and sends the caller directly
into my mailbox. If someone leaves a message I get the message approx
12-18hrs later. Inconsistent network availability despite living in
a city and frequent power down issues for no apparent reason.Before
you say anymore - these are not phone setting issues - I've been using
mobile phones since 1996 - this is just a poorly manufactured phone
that in my opinion was rushed onto the market without full QC completed.
Again thats just my opinion.
Reviewed by Andy Walker from UK on 28th Aug 2004
This phone is pretty good. I have had it now for a year and no problems.
Connects my laptop to the internet fine via a ten pound cable. Battery
life is excellent. I upgrade to this via a 6210 and a 5110, each of
them using the same user friendly menu's. Obviously this phone hasn't
got a camera,radio or MP3 player like the newer phones but if all you
use it for is voicecalls then I'd say this is still the best around.
Standby lasts for about ten days if you're away from a charger!!! Buttons
are easy to dial with one hand. Alarm is loud, vibrate is strong if
you need to be quiet. At the moment I'm thinking of upgrading but can't
really see anything worth spending money on to replace it.
Reviewed by Yanick Pierce from Australia on 27th
This phone is a work horse - Just works and works. I have had it for
2 years without problem and make 80 calls a day (take 40 calls a day)
and it is brilliant. The slim design fits in the tightest jeans and
the phone memory is excellent - Nokia says it can hold 500 "names" -
well I have 500 names & numbers and the "phone memory" is still only
57% utilized. Chuck it , knock it, beer face it - it works! Great phone
- however beware! The new phones on the market have truly bewitching
offerings (video / music / camera / 24 function swiff army knife / breath
analyser / length of dick measurer etc)but these are marketing trinkets
only and virtually junk compared to the solid practical offerings of
the 6310i. Smoke & mirrors or the real McCoy - your choice!
Reviewed by Ceejay from UK on 18th Aug 2004
I have had this 'phone for 12 months now, it was a free upgrade from
a 5210 and I am being offerred another upgrade. The only problem is
I cant see anything half as good on the market. There are plenty of
'pretty' camera 'phones out there but none seem to have the robustness,
battery life or sheer quality of this 'phone. To those considering one
as a second hand buy consider the following; 1) See how many of these
you see being used by business users who rely on 'phones (you even see
the old gold and black models about) 2) Dont worry about bluetooth compatability,
mine works with 2 headsets, a Sony organiser and a Mac via USB dongle.
I have used it to browse the web on the Mac ! 3) If yo want a brillian
communication device GET ONE ! and no mine is not for sale !!
Reviewed by Martin Mills from UK on 14th Aug 2004
Ok - but dont drop it as aerial problems arise. Not as easy to replace
aerial as on 6310. Made big impression in my pocket, girls thought I
was hung like a horse.
Reviewed by Mike S from United Kingdom on 9th
Well, first impressions of this phone are that it is great. However,
as someone else has reviewed have found that using this phone causes
headaches. The phone is on an o2 SIM. I also have a t610 which I can
use for hours at a time and do not suffer this problem. Again, have
had the phone checked and all is reported to be ok, obviously something
somewhere isn't. I know loads of other people that also have this phone
as it is company provided, none to my knowledge have the same problems.
Apart from this problem.... battery life is great, bluetooth works a
treat and to cut a long story short - the phone just works! does what
it says on the tin.
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 4th Aug 2004
What can I say. I have had some nice phones in the past including a
Nokia 7650, Treo P600, but the second hand 6310i from Ebay eclipses
them all. I can't put it down. It just feels so right in your hand.
It oozes quality. Ok, so there is no camera and no colour and no polyphonic
ring tones, but after all this is a phone not a gimmick. The white backlight
on the display stands it out from other phones for a start. I have had
the phone for a week and the battery life bar graph still hasn't dropped
from reading full (I've not made many calls but it has been on standby
for all that time). The voice recorder is of excellent audio quality
and very useful. I don't know what phone Nokia have replaced this one
with, but it will have to be VERY good to get me to change.
Reviewed by Go Commando from UK on 3rd Aug 2004
Easily the best serious mobile around. If you want a phone that works
anywhere, a battery life that seems to go on for ever and stunningly
reliable call and SMS functions look no further than the Nokia 6310i.
Reviewed by Samual L Jacksman from Jamaica on
2nd Aug 2004
Dis is da best fone I's evah had. Tis small an cute and the secret menu
item at da end makes it worth 10 times da value. Thank you Nokia.
Reviewed by Iulian V. from on 27th Jul 2004
Hi! The phone is very nice, battery lasts for about a week (now, 1 .5
years since I have it) and I talk about 400 minutes/month. There are
two drawbacks i met: 1. if I get the sms confirmation while you browse
the Outbox (for example, you send the SMS, and then search Outbox to
find some message to delete 'cos you want to save the one you just sent)
then the mobile hangs 'partially' not letting me go again into the Messages
menu. 2. after using Bluetooth (I have a tungsten T3 which I use paired
with the phone to connect to Internet) I have to reset the phone, otherwise
I won't be able to make/receive any phone calls or send/receive SMS-es.
It appears as being online, but nothing comes/goes out. But beside these
very rare ocations/inconvenicences, the phone is outstanding. Fast,
very nice battery, bit buttons to press, calendar + conectivity, a truly
Reviewed by CHRIS GALLAGHER from ENGLAND on 15th
I found this phone to give very bad headaches whenever I used it, in
fact it would take about 15 seconds to start a headache. I spoke to
Nokia who checked the phone over, and they could not find anything wrong
with it, however I still got very bad headaches. Futhermore I only had
the phone for a month or so, and in that time I developed a cataract
in my right eye. This phone is VERY BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH, and when I
find a sollicitor I am going to sue them to kingdom come. If Nokia would
like to contact me please feel free. Chris ( The Nokia moble phone hater
Reviewed by Paul Cooper from G.B. on 2nd Jul 2004
A very good phone has never let me down until recently after purchasing
a Bluetooth headset found my phone does not let me use the menu for
this service. Apart from this i can honestly say it is the best phone
i have had.
Reviewed by shaun from uk on 21st May 2004
i've had this phone for over a year now and its still doing the biz,its
performed 100% all the time,i've recently attached my laptop thru it
for access to the web and it did the biz no worries,bat life is outstanding
connection to blue tooth headset great(so keeps the police off my back)when
i send txt messages and receive them its great being able to store in
different folders.i had a 6210 before this which i thought was good
but the 6310i just blows the 6210 away,i've dropped it several times
and it still continues to work,mine is silver and looks as new as when
i opened the box it refuses to age in looks(unlike me)the games keep
me occupied when i'm bored,i also use the converter which is good when
abroad comparing prices and also for distances meters/feet ect,the wallet
facility is great for secure information ect,as for in car use because
its so light a simple grip holder is good enough to hold it while i
use my blue tooth headset,and because its slim and light it slips into
a shirt pocket and you dont know its there until it rings/vibrates(cheeky)its
never let me down when i've travelled abroad,it may not be a playstation
or gameboy but BOY its GAME for all those pretenders out there, so for
all those out there that just want to make calls and have a clear conversation
or while not talking have fun with your thumbs give the 6310i a go,
you'll be VERY imprest god knows how nokia will replace this slim,cool
Reviewed by GG65 from U.K. on 9th May 2004
Excellent reception, sound quality, battery life, keypad operation,
WAP/GPRS navigation. Much more reliable than newer models with colour
screen and fanciful add-ons like camera etc. A wonderful phone.
Reviewed by Jon from UK on 14th Apr 2004
no keyguard timeout (even my 5210 has this!)
Reviewed by shazad from uk on 12th Apr 2004
This phone is my current phone and believe me its wicked. i had this
phone when it newly came out. this phone's got it all i mean what more
do u want then this.
Reviewed by Leo from Ukraine on 16th Mar 2004
easily the best business phone ever. battery backup is exceptional,
even when it starts telling you to recharge there is still talktime
of about 20-30 minutes standby of about 24 hours ( think about that
). i had a 6210 which i which i lost so went for the 6310 which is practically
the same ( lost it as well ). 6310i is the same as 6310 minus a minute
of recording time and java applications. i have this set for about seven
months now and it has been to the service station twice, kept switching
off all the time but now seems ok. i use it extensily and there are
no problems at all (daily phone usage is 4-5 hours talk time). the nokia
phone editor software for synchronising is great for managing data between
laptop and phoneset, tends to hang though with windowsXP its ok with
98 or 2000. bluetooth is simply great. you can use the bluetooth for
talking and at the same time transfer data to the laptop. GPRS modem
is very primitive and the best i got is 9660 kbps / sec even on HCSC
D using a data cable, with bluetooth it shows the max. speed on pc but
connection is not better than 28k actually.plus you cannot use the net
and talk at the same time, the modem does not allow that. all in all
its not perfect but the best business phone considering that you can
use it almost anywhere in world, reception and voice quality and above
all battery life my acp-12 charges it in 3 hours from zero. the only
thing i would like improved is a better generation gprs modem and more
recording time for recording conversations. needless to say a cloured
screen will be welcome as well though not a necessity.
Reviewed by Ben from Philippines on 12th Mar 2004
The most durable and easy to use phone in the market today! I will keep
my 6310i forever! Even with the newer phones coming out with color,
MMS, etc. I will not trade my 6310i for any of them!!! VERY DURABLE
and USER FRIENDLY!!! have I said enough!!!
Reviewed by GH from Scotland on 25th Feb 2004
Outstanding phone - had it since may last year, has never let me down
regardless of which part of the world I've been in. I will never buy
another piece of Motorola junk again - the battery on this thing refuses
to run out and it's only once dropped a call.
Reviewed by Roy from UK on 25th Feb 2004
I've had 2x 6310i's and found them both excellent. Battery life, memory,
bluetooth and infra-red have all been top class. My only gripe to date
has been on my current model where I have found that the screen suddenly
gets dark patches all over it particularly when I have had the phone
in my pocket. It clears up after a few minutes but it's irritating.
Other than that, excellent - I wouldn't swap it for anything else on
Reviewed by Jamie B from USA on 25th Feb 2004
Apparently, this phone is called "The Jungle Phone" because it works
everywhere. I've just bought a T610 and its not getting any signal,
while my nokia, on the same network, is getting 4 out of 6 bars! Combine
this with Nokia's famous ease of use, and you've got a winner. Sure,
it doesnt have a camera, or color screen, like the T610, but at least
I can talk to people with it :)
Reviewed by Roger from England on 21st Feb 2004
I am a business user who wants a phone without a camera or gimmiks.
We use this phone extensivly within our company. The proof of its worth
is that it has been chosen by all the technical department as well as
the senior managers. The blue tooth attribute allows us to use hands
free in our cars via a parrot unit. As a practical business phone apart
from a NOKIA ORGANISER it is the best that we have seen
Reviewed by Avalon from Qatar on 31st Jan 2004
Just an update on my review on 24th Aug.(same fone) The only 2 problems
I've faced with my fone is that some of the keys dint seem to work until
pressed hard enough. All u have to do is give it to the service Centre
to get a little spring cleaning done. And secondly if you press the
keys too fast OR in a hurry then it hangs which is quite acceptable
cos it happens to most PC's as well. I recommend to you'll who have
the fone for more than 7-8 months to give it to the service centre for
a software upgrade.
Reviewed by Robert Rafai from Yugoslavia on 19th
Best phone if you need PHONE, not gameboy or multimedia station with
cameras or games..... When you need to find something in the menu or
phonebook that's lightning fast and you will find in second(try that
on some another phone like S&E T610). When you need to write SMS that
you can do even you drive a car becouse you don't need to look in your
phone, menu is so simple and fast. Extended battery life for long long
use. I hope Nokia will make one new good mode like this, simple and
fast for TALKING, not playing and surfing like in Sahara desert searching
for "something" that even you don't know what are you doing ......
Reviewed by Tom from Ireland on 14th Jan 2004
I am afraid this is the worst made phone ever. I have it a year to the
date. Myself and a mate bought same day. 1 year later, and it keeps
switching itself off, and the nearest vibration, and its off. Friend
has the exact same problem. It wa a grea phone until this happned. I
am now changing to sony erricson t610. I have had enough of nokia..need
Reviewed by CW from B'HAM UK on 8th Jan 2004
Reviewed by Paul W from UK on 3rd Jan 2004
I agree it's a good phone and great battery life but I've had it repaired
twice, then a swop and it's failing again The problems have been bluetooth
locking, and the sim reader. I'm now getting network error tones when
dialling and getting cut off during calls, but my sim card is fine in
an older Nokia with no problems
Reviewed by Bernie from Australia on 2nd Jan 2004
The most feature packed phone ever made - has everything I want in a
phone and more! Even better value for money - nothing can match its
value on the market! No wonder Nokia took it off - low profit margins
compared to the crackerjack toy 8910i phones! This is a real phone for
people who want a mobile - not a micky mouse play thing with cameras
and colour screens! No wonder Mercedes car kits are standard with this
phone - should see the amazing things it does on my dashboard and sat
nav on my C32 AMG!
Reviewed by dave from Lancs, England on 21st Dec
Had this 6310i now for two week's after owning a Motorola t720, there
is no comparison, absolutely astounding battery life,brilliant reception,great
bluetooth reception,tough as nail's,user friendly,best ringtone's (volume
wise),Let's face it if you want a phone that will do the job as a phone
and not a playstation then this is the one to buy, I've had the all
singing all dancing phone's with colour screen's, polyphonic's, java,
minature size etc and believe me after seeing my wife's 6210 outlast
all mine it was time to buy one, ok it's not the size of a postage stamp
but i'll guarantee it'll outlast and outperform the rest, if you need
a phone that will do the job properly then don't look any further,GET
ONE OF THESE !!!!!!
Reviewed by mick bov from uk on 11th Dec 2003
Good phone,i use it for busines and really do thrash the life out of
it and it's battery,i drop it,spill tea on it and it still works.I have
5 of these phones for business and the main problem is they tend to
turn off and on at will,mine has turned off at least 3 times today -
only for 5-6 seconds but it's still annoying.Good phone for business
use- and i've had a few phones in my time.
Reviewed by Daniel from New Zealand on 10th Dec
Superb phone, i use all of its features and cant complain with the ammount
of phone numbers it stores! the only thing i would change is the screen,
it needs colour to recieve MMS from my friends! As i am only 17 i forked
out $1049 when it was new, because i had to have it - but i regret that
now when pxt ones start at $699 ! Anyway it has lasted me for 7 months
now,i have dropped it, run over it in my car, and it has been swimming,
and still bloody works ! Better than any sonyericsson i ever had!
Reviewed by Ram from India on 2nd Dec 2003
This is an excellent phone for the heavy business user. It is a no-nonsesne
phone with all the important features that users need. I was able to
synchronize all my contact and calendar information just through infrared
and it is fantastic. The bluetooth functionality is extremely good.
It does not have the modern features like color display, camera etc.,
but again these r not for the heavy business user. Its battery life
is amazing. I am very happy that i bought this phone and recommend it
Reviewed by Tony from India on 30th Nov 2003
The set is Excellent. The phone featuring is almost compared to all
other nokia sets. But One thing I dont understand is 35 pre-defined
and 5 variable ringer tones. But I am able to Store 35 + 10 ringer tones.Dont
Understand what has happened. I used a Nokia 8310 before this which
was amazing set ever in my life....... The battery backup was tremendous.
Really great.....Unbeleiveable Just imagine 1 week battery backup.Nokia
dont try to trace me whos this- Its not joke - a real fact. Still my
frnd is using that set. I will just let u know where I am from INDIA.
My name is AMAL. I luv u nokia...! Thanx very much if so its any probs
Reviewed by Dr. Deborah Hilterman from New Zealand on
28th Nov 2003
An outstanding 'phone but want to ask has anyone required a repair/replacement
to a faulty radio frequency amplifier wihtin this 'phone? Within 8 months
of use, mine required replacing. Apart form this with my Bluetooth handsfree
carkit, bluetooth headset and Tungsten T Palm I'm all set.
Reviewed by SteveW from England on 13th Nov 2003
I have had 2 new phones since I got a 6310i, I just can't sell it!!
it's not got the looks but it does have everything else.
Reviewed by Rois from Ireland on 4th Nov 2003
I dropped mine down the loo twice in two weeks - and it still works!
Reviewed by Rajat Bathla from India on 3rd Nov
The phone is outstanding in many aspects like battery life, triband
feature and light weight. Never gave me any trouble since the time I
bought it. Recommended phone to travellers.
Reviewed by Ian from Canada on 19th Oct 2003
This phone is excellent overall. The battery life is outstanding - I
can easily go 3 or 4 days without recharging and I talk on it a lot!
I can't say enough about how great it is to be sure my battery will
last such a long time, and the battery meter is very accurate (no surprises
like with my old Motorola). The range is not great but I attribute that
more to our regional GSM coverage (or lack of it) rather than the phone.
The phone has an excellent record feature that I have found very useful
- when I don't have a pen to write down every detail, it's great for
getting driving directions or whatever. The ability to sync with my
Palm is outstanding. I have about 80 people in my 6310i, and each has
multiple phone numbers, and the phone handles it perfectly. The lack
of a speakerphone is a minor flaw, although given the rest of the phone's
great features, it's easily forgivable. I've had this phone for about
a year and a half, and while many phones since have had "neat" features
like colour screens and polyphonic ringtones (features that the 6310i
doesn't have), the 6310i has everything that I need for a serious phone
and I think it'll be a long time before I give it up.
Reviewed by Tim from England on 19th Oct 2003
I used have the Nokia 6510, which was very quiet and had poor battery
life. The 6310i however has great battery life, which is quicker to
charge than the 6510! Although I must say I expected more voice dialling
slots & bigger voice recorder memory- 2 minutes compared to 3 minutes
on the 6510. Being 19 years old, this isn't exactly a phone that my
friends have- they moan about it's inability to send colour messages.
Wow! Who the hell wants to send picture messages anyway?! In conclusion
a fantastic phone that does what it's supposed to do. (No gimmicks,
Reviewed by Ian from UK on 28th Sep 2003
Regarding people whose phone keeps crashing/freezing..... If you can
send your phone off to Nokia then they will usually upgrade the software
free of charge which should definatly stop the problem.
Reviewed by ***** ***** from UK on 24th Sep 2003
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Actually the phone itself is Exc***ent, there is enough memory on the
phone and on the SIM, the battery is interchangeable so one can use
old style batteries as a back up and the calendar is really useful.
I use the stocks and shares facility all the time. My gripe is the shoddy
software. It just doesn't WORK! Either through Bluetooth OR Cable. There
is a basic incompatibility between other different models even though
the connector is the same. The recently upgraded drivers have just given
me basic modem facilities but all the rest of the software is unuseable.
There is no way of upgrading or continuity with the data I already have.
Don't buy an expensive DLR3 cable on it's own, buy a comprhensive data
suite that's NOT nokia. phone 9/10 software 1/10