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Nokia 6510 review

 Review: March 2002  
 

Last updated February 2003

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: A popular early Nokia phone.



 

Review

The Nokia 6510 was launched in Spring 2002. It's a great-looking phone, available in a choice of colours, similar to the popular Nokia 8310 in many respects, but with a smarter appearance, reminiscent of the more exclusive 8850. In keeping with the best of Nokia traditions, its advanced features are made easy to use through excellent design. Reliability can be a problem.


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Reviewed by Varun from India on 5th Apr 2015
I love this product and i will purchase this.

i'm from bangalore.
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Reviewed by sivareddy from india on 18th Nov 2014
i love this product i wold like to purchase now in hyderabad india
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Reviewed by bench28 from philippines on 7th Jan 2014
i like this nokia 6510 but
If i put a sim it will shutdown
And on again. . .
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Reviewed by InterMilano from Bosnia on 18th Sep 2013
i still use 6510 last 3 yrs...this is monster of phone,and i will use this phone forever :)this is mobile pnone,not SMARTPHONE,IPHONE,GALAXY,TAPLET,PHABLET...that is softver trash for internet...nokia 6510 is mobile phone ;)
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Reviewed by salman from india on 26th Mar 2012
i love this phone. i m using this phone since 2006. it was so small in size,and comfortable to using it.i want to buy its panels.so plz tell me about this plz.
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Reviewed by Hari from India on 21st Mar 2012
I believe itís the best phone I have used in last 12 years and it does its mobile phone functions in the best way. I appreciate the designer for its very best compact design of this phone. I wish Nokia could continue its production / release it again. If anybody can help me to purchase this phone please let me know.....
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Reply by maggie from uk on 27th May 2012
try ebay they do this sort of stuff

Reply by kingbigs from uk on 17th Aug 2012
Yes you'll be able to get this phone off ebay or you can google it and you'll find that there is still a few places that still do them I'm just about to buy one.

Reviewed by jonathan from Philippines on 8th Jan 2012
I super love this phone. I still have it now! Year 2012! Its working fine just a bit problem with the charger and the housing. I think the old original Nokia charger and housing for it is no longer available. I try the USB changer but its not working. 100% Cute phone! I have it as part of my NOKIA collection!
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Reviewed by Zech Schariah from Switzerland on 26th Sep 2007
Nokia 6510 is a very good Mobile phone and reliable equipment.
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Reviewed by Sunil Soni from India on 31st Aug 2007
This is world best and awesome phone ever made, sleek, handy, smart, comfortable etc. etc. etc. the biggest pro is the size and design. if we can add a 5 MP camera with Ziess lens and MP3 Player to it noting like it. i will certainly buy it if it is upgraded like this. i am currently using a 6630 but 6510 was lovely size and handiness. you never feel if it is there in your pocket or not. i love it
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Reviewed by 6510 user from malta on 31st May 2007
well, not so bad when you've had it for quite a long time, but i can't find the "composer" which reviews say it has... not so sure about it. another thing, it tends to turn off whenever it feels like it.
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Reviewed by kingsly from sri lanka on 30th May 2007
30th May 2007 THE BEST CELL PHONE EVER!! i always believed in the style and overall functionality of the nokia series. started with the 3310 but this, the 6510, is the best by far.. i am having difficulty finding a newer model to replace mine. it has the most practical features, fast processing, good battery life..AMAZING but................... my phone has stolen still i havn't 6510 phone. the other thing is 6510 phones are not available in our country. i'm so sad witout nokia 6510 always i remind about my phone. kingsly
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Reviewed by skywalker from Indonesia on 5th May 2007
I still use this phone till now. Bought it in late 2002 and still working well now. It has big memory allowing us to save many sms and phonebook contact. Good battery life and small dimension. I love this phone...
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Reviewed by Qaer30s from Malaysia on 25th Apr 2007
This is one of the best mobile phones I have ever used, I still using this 6510! It's small, sleek, has good memory for messages, ringtones, and lots more. It's cool!!!
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Reviewed by Justine Jose from India on 20th Apr 2007
I believe itís the best phone I have seen in last 9 years and it does its mobile phone functions in the best way. This may be bec, I donít believe keeping any toy camera / silly tones in a phone which I use as a phone and still I prefer 6510 than N72. I appreciate the designer for its very best design of this phone, but it could have a USB data connection to the modem. I wish Nokia could continue its production / release it again
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Reviewed by GmfZ from Latvia on 19th Apr 2007
This is one of the best nokia models. Small good looking and durable. Ok it has no colour screen or camera or Mp3... But cellphone is for call making and mesaging not for other things.
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Reviewed by vriakziel from philippines on 2nd Apr 2007
yeah its true.. i have used my cellphone for almost 5 years
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Reviewed by Albin from Philippines on 26th Mar 2007
this phone is so good. it is so small and reliable to use. very cute and handy.. this is one of the great things nokia made
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Reviewed by CLaude from Romania on 16th Mar 2007
Great phone. I've liked it a lot and it is still in my pocket with his younger brother.
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Reviewed by tony from uk on 28th Feb 2007
i have had many new cellphones but the 6510 is simply superb easy to use long battery life and still looks good even now......well done nokia
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Reviewed by laurunas from lithuania on 7th Feb 2007
i'm have this mobile and in cool but i'm not faund games on his
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Reviewed by Alvin from Malaysia on 29th Jan 2007
This is the greatest phone ever produce. It is durable, easy to use and just too good to mention. Besides, i did not see any more detail review abt this phone. Maybe most of the user don't aware that this phone comes with a builtin fax modem. Not even the nokia ppl aware of this. Really feel shame for thier knowledge of this phone and yet selling nokia product. You can use this phone to send and receive fax as well. This is what i call the greatest phone at all times. Not many of such phone available nowadays. or probably non-existence at all. I've been using this features since the nokia 3810 phone. Which is another great phone available so far.
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Reviewed by benny from indonesia on 28th Jan 2007
Simply the best. The design is very2 exclusive. Nothing can beat it, even my N9500 or W850i
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Reviewed by Dirk from The Netherlands on 24th Jan 2007
I use this phone for some years now and I still love it because it is small, goodlooking, easy to use and has everything I need. I simply can not understand why Nokia stops producing this one and introduces the 1100 - 1112 range. I even bought a new one and stored it somewhere, just in case I will need an other phone. Phones with colour screens really bore me. In short: I still like this phone best.
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Reviewed by mp17 from phils on 21st Dec 2006
This is the best non-colored phone produced by nokia. I bought my 6510 4 years ago and still working perfectly. although battery already replaced. I have other phone 6600 and n71 but still 6510 rocks!!
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Reviewed by Milan from netherlands on 20th Dec 2006
I think i have abused this phone anyway i could. I kicked it into a wall, it flew out of my pocket and bounced around on the concrete going 40km/h on my moutainbike, and dropped it incountable times. Even ink from a leaking pen leaked in, and everything but the battery is working just fine. Bought it used about 4-5 years ago, and battery life has decreased alot. Now looking around for a new modern phone, but will always carry it around with me because of its reliability. Have the same problem with shutdowns during sending sms messages, but even then i can live with it...i need a new cover for it, but maybe ill keep it just for nostalgia. The durability of this phone is just amazing... Very easy and straightforward, built like a russian tank.
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Reviewed by Mansoor from Botswana on 21st Oct 2006
THIS IS THE BEST PHONE EVER!!! My phone turned 4 recently. Its simply the best. I've always ha d 2 phones with me(sometimes 3).. I always get the latest nokia phone. When the 6510 came out, i was the first to get it in my country, then the 7250 came out and i got it. I was still using my 6510. Then i bought the 6600, then the 6670 followed by the N90. I'm soon getting either the N73/N93 OR N80.I have been using the best phones of the time but 1 thing i can simply say is that those phones were the best when they came out and so they were the best at their times... But the 6510 is the best of ALL TIMES!! I'm really looking forward for getting 1 for my girlfriend. It's a pity u don't get a new 1 anymore. I recently changed the face of it and it looks beautiful as ever. One liner!!!!! This is the BEST NOKIA PHONE EVER!!!!!!
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Reviewed by zabz from england on 25th Sep 2006
i like this fone so cool
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Reviewed by Dushyant from India on 3rd Apr 2006
A very good fone to begin with. Small in size and big on features. Good clear screen. Nice and smooth keypads. Can be handled rough. Using this fone since a year now and its quiet clean. But only problem is that it has limited memory. Can store only upto 150 messages. But though it has no bluetooth infrared is good. No problems connecting with other fones or with my laptop. Voice reception is good and clear. Yea as the others said if u need to have a cam, mp3.. and stuff like that.. why do we need mobile fones? And if we do have them in owr mobile fones... how often do we use them?? ;)
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Reviewed by Daniele from Italy on 22nd Mar 2006
This phone is simply FANTASTIC! Small, lightweight, it does what I need it to do (phoning and SMS messaging) just fine, has great memory and so I can add lot of information to every name in the Phone Book. I bought it new in August 2003 and it never gave me trouble, it has one of the latest firmware versions (v4.12). Last year I bought an used one for my mother and she is happy with it too (she used a Nokia 3210 before). THE BEST NOKIA PHONE EVER MADE!
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Reviewed by Wil from NL on 26th Feb 2006
Hi, I'm 3,5 years happy with this phone! And battery life is still excellent, still my first one.... Last year the problem of shutting down while wanting to send a sms occured too for me, just a few times... I bought a 6510 for my girl as well... that one had it all the time... after having connected it to my pc with a normal 6510 data cable, importing all data in Oxygen Phonemanager to back up things, I have written all data back on her phone... the problem is gone... works fine again.. no expensive software upgrade needed... Hope this is the solution for many other happy 6510 users...
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Reviewed by hulk_jnr from malaysia on 14th Dec 2005
Okay I cannot belive some of the reviews that I have read about this phone. This is one of the best mobile phones I have ever used, it's small, sleek, has good memory for messages, ringtones, and lots more. Yes there is a software fault with some of the phones but once sent away to get the software upgraded this shouldn't happen again. As for the names not showing up in the inbox or when receiving calls this happens when the same number is stored twice, either twice on the sim, twice on the phone, or once on the phone and once on the sim with both memory's turned on. Just make sure there is only one occurence of this number. This was also one of the first mobile phones to have the ability to copy contact data from the sim to phone and vice versa and to allow numerous contact details under one name. For the price and age of this model of the Nokia I would call it the best on the market. I had the 6510, got a new phone, then after not liking my new phone went back to the 6510 a year later again.
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Reviewed by Vikas from India on 31st Oct 2005
I reckon this is one of the best models from the Nokia stable. I've been using this model for last 3 years. Solidly built, it packs in loads of features. Keypad is pretty cool. The navigation keys resembles the SWATCAT cartoon character, something which I get to hear once in while. With 500 addressbook entries and with as many as 5 details for each entry, this is one feature that I've really used a lot. The FM radio and the 20 preset stations is another great feature. The radio sounds awesome. The only downside is the ringtone volume, which even when set at the highest, is not as loud as the newer models. On the whole, this is a great phone. Sadly, I've not been able to find a replacement model. I vote it a deserving 5 star rating.
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Reviewed by joshua from philippines on 21st Sep 2005
THE BEST CELL PHONE EVER!! i always believed in the style and overall functionality of the nokia 6000 series. started with the 6110 but this, the 6510, is the best by far.. i am having difficulty finding a newer model to replace mine. it has the most practical features, fast processing, good battery life..AMAZING!!
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Reviewed by vivek from india on 31st Aug 2005
out standing one .thats enough for this mobile.but one thing i dont know where the composer is.if anybody knows please tell me.my email id is vivekkollam@yahoo.co.in i am waiting for your reply.be fast.thank you sir.
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Reviewed by Rajesh Tripathy from India on 5th Jul 2005
Have used the 6510 since November 2002, it is a great phone. Pity Nokia doesn't have an offering to match this now.
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Reviewed by Saad from United Kingdom on 7th Jun 2005
Outstanding phone .. I am using it as my main phone for more than 2 yrs althought i have another Motorola E1000.. I Have smashed this phone at many ocasions when i go Crazy . but it hasnt given me any problem ever .. apart from taking a bit time for loading inbox when u have lots of Text msgs in it .. Very Good fone all round
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Reviewed by Ashik from Bangladesh on 5th May 2005
I'm using 6510 since last 3.5 years. It don't have any problem. This is one of the best set from Noika.
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Reviewed by Pragya from India on 29th Apr 2005
This is a hardy phone and well built. It has a good battery life too. I am using this phone for more than 2 years now and have not even repaired a single time.
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Reviewed by lukas from lithuania on 25th Apr 2005
the best looking phone ever ;) if you need a phone to call and write sms this is the ONE
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Reviewed by prabhjot singh from india on 24th Mar 2005
Good phone, i used this phone more than 1500 hours in just 19 months, with no repair, no service and no battry change,and this is the only low budget phone which is build in GPRS system, but some functions like (ringtone composer) and (message editor)are not awailabel in this,screensavers are also not awailabel,and its real battry backup time is (talktime) 3 hours its worth, and the best in it is its size, it is verry small, and picky.
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Reviewed by Clare from UK on 23rd Mar 2005
I'm very impressed with the number of messages this phone holds and the ability to organise them into folders. Also i find the radio really useful. I have had some trouble with the software, the phone kept turning itself off if you go a little to quickly for it. I did get the software updated but the problem has persisted. But i have had the phone for over 2 years so cant complain.
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Reviewed by stella from italy on 18th Mar 2005
well,my nokia 6510 is quite old...i haven't taken so much care of it and it looks like a wreck,but still,it's the best phone i've had so far.the problem is that,everytime i search that composer thing,i don't seem to get any track of it!i thought all 6510 had a composer!how come mine doesn't have one?WHERE'S THAT COMPOSER?
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Reviewed by Tony from Ireland on 6th Mar 2005
An excellent phone. I've had mine for about 18 months now and it's still working perfectly. The phone has taken a few knocks, but hasn't given any trouble.
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Reviewed by Terry from Australia on 15th Feb 2005
Ive had this phone for over two years and it has taken a battering. I have dropped it on numerous occasions, and have even thrown it over 15m. It is the most robust phone I have ever owned, as it still works 100%. It is now getting old and time for a replacement, but so far this has been the best phone I have owned. I would definitely recommend this phone to anyone.
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Reviewed by Dan from Ireland on 6th Feb 2005
Have it about a year and a half. It's been back under warranty to have the software reload twice. It gives the 'Insert Sim' message every few days and has an awful problem with predicting the battery life. If left in a cold environment for a while it actually slows down and takes several seconds to do anything. It's a nice small and neat phone and I like the blue screen but otherwise I would stay well clear of it !
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Reviewed by Eddy from The Netherlands on 23rd Jan 2005
Ok, so I've had this phone for 2 years now. It's easy to use, the keypad is great for typing sms-messages and even if you have large hands/fingers, its comfortable (I had an 8850 for a while and the keypad on that is worthless.) the phonebook is great, even if you have 200+ names in it, works like a charm and fast too. the sms-inbox however gets slow as hell when its full... I've dropped it on a few occasions and it has quite some user damage now, but come on, what do you expect after 2 years of daily use! the battery still works fine, which is a big surprise to me. (just only reload it when its really empty, not half full.. it wastes your battery life) Now the downsides. after all the abuse it had, it sometimes gives me 'insert SIM' but when I turn it off and on again, the problem is solved. it gets on your nerves though because it allways happens when its in your pocket, and you could have missed some calls and stuff. Another thing it likes to do is shut off completely, once again, only when its been in my pocket for a while. Maybe theres some bad contacts on the battery or sim holder, I don't know. I'm getting it replaced now with a nokia 7270 which I ordered two weeks ago. (still isn't in stock yet.) overall, it's a great phone, it lasted for 2 years. it has great features (for it's time that is..) and its easy to use, it served me well. I'm giving it a 4 star rating because it's not completely perfect but it's definetly the best phone I owned untill today.
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Reviewed by apollo from philippines on 14th Jan 2005
I'v been using this phone almost a year. This a great non-coloured phone. It has an ergonomically designed keypad. I love using it. Also, it has smart shorcut commands which is very useful. My phone was accidentally submerged to water and went many falls. Guess what, it survived! I'm still using it. However, I got a little problem with the reception now (most probably with the accidents it encountered). For the downside, it takes a year when re-opening your inbox if it's already full. I'm planning to buy a mobile phone with built-in camera.
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Reviewed by Kevin from Australia on 13th Jan 2005
I have had this phone for 18+months now. I love it, best phone i have had so far. I have had 4 Nokias before this, and recently got a Sharp GX30i. Biggest complaint is that 6 months ago, every now and again when you press the Send button for SMS the phone resets (no PIN required). This is quite annoying but you can save it to the outbox before trying to send. I have 200-300 SMS messages stored in custom folders and 200+ contacts with multiple details. SMS can also be given a name like filenames on your computer. To read messages in custom folders you need to Open them which takes a little time, then a little wait as it Opens the selected message. It's got a great send to many option, just hit the left key for each person you want to send it to in your contact list. There are customizable templates and you can also send picture messages. It can erase all read messages in folders which is handy when you start running out of space and don't have to delete 50 messages manually. The software is great...when it works. I use IR to connect and it is a bit tempermental with occasional dropouts. I set my IR dongle to 9600bps with 5ms interval, turn on IR on the phone, press New synchronisation and it takes 15+ minutes to synchronise with Outlook Express. Very small annoyance is that the entire name is stored as surname field in Windows Address Book. It can download most data from phone (incl SMS) and store them as Comma Separated text files (CSV) which open in Excel. SMS are sorted according to the folder name but it is hard to decipher as sometimes sender and message names are in different columns. Software can also backup and restore settings on the phone and other Nokias wich use the same software. Menus are reasonably fast and very intuitive. You press the left button for most things and the right button to cancel. The "call" button dials or activates a send, the "end call" button exits all menus instantly. The power button can be used to change profiles. There is a scroll bar on the right in menus so you know how many items are in the current menu, it's really handy. But it does not appear when browsing contacts. I have 200+ contacts and it is very easy to search or browse to find the right person by name. This is an excellent business phone with lots of memory. Each contact can have multiple details like Name, Mobile, ome, Office, Fax, Email, Address, Note, and more. This is why i bought the phone to replace my 6210 - big memory, multiple details, small size. The screen is a light blue, not as bright as the 8310 however. The shell is easy to open and change. There are very few after market products for this phone, and they are bad quality and don't fit properly. Most will be designed for 8310 and fit this phone. I highly advise you DO NOT get aftermarket accessories for it, one case damaged my volume button and i needed to get it replaced. Battery is great lasting about a week. My 18mth battery may show 3 out of 7 bars but can drop to zero in one 2 min call, so I charge every 3-5 days. The batteries are only rated for about 1 year, as are most Li-Ion which are light and pwerful but shorter life than heavier NiMH. NetMon cannot be enabled on this phone using IR or standard data cable, DCT4 generation Nokia phones apparently can't. They probably have disabled it in the factory and you need special extra hardware and software. It has a mono FM radio which is pretty good. 3 min voice recorder and multi-function stopwatch and countdown. I really like the calendar, entries are categoriesd (eg Call, Meeting, Birthday) and can be repeated, auto-deleted, alarmed. But they cannot be post-poned (like on the Nokia 8810). It has a problem with entries aroung 12am or 12pm because the rules it uses to check before/after warnings is faulty. For example sometimes a 11pm - 1am event cannot be alarmed . You cannot also schedule events in the past. You can copy and move events around, and editing is really easy - just keep hitting the left key to scroll through each detail and save. Unfortunatly the calendar does not have predictive text entry. The ringtones can be very loud as it has a separate buzzer. Speaker volume is average. You can also upload your own ringtones to the phone using software, there is no ringtone editor. Vibrate is average. Seems robust as it has survived a few short 1m falls, it is alwyas in a leather case/belt clip. GPRS works OK, but in its nature is slow and still expensive. The software has even been designed for internet shopping with a secured Wallet, but you can't use it in real life because it is not wdely accepted. There are 5 profiles that you can fully customise. Also has user groups for selective ringing. Use a computer to change the user group icons. Adding users to groups is easy and fast (press left button for each person you want to add to current group such as Friends or Family.) No 1 is reserved for voicemail so you have 8 speed dials. There is no in-call timer, but you are told when you end the call. A few nice games - snake 2 (and 2 player at that), pairs 2, space impact and pinball. Also supports game services (extra levels which are quick to download, and check world wide high scores) and nokia club which is now defunct. Overall it's a fantastic phone with lots of powerful features. It is aimed as a business phone so it is missing some fun features found on the more "trendy/toy/young teen" nokia phones such as bright lights, ringtone composer, etc. Instead it has lots of memory, great contact list, calendar, GPRS, impressive messaging functions, and you can sync with a computer to get everything out of it.
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Reviewed by maranga from kenya on 24th Nov 2004
i've had my 2 6510s since dec 2002. exellent phone. just needs an up gade, colur screen version and camera would do. good battery life.
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Reviewed by aNuar from Malaysia on 31st Oct 2004
i do agree with charlie from uk on 24th Aug 2004. this phone trouble me a lot. on replying my emergency msg, it suddenly shut off b4 sent. wht the heck!! need to rewrite all the 160 char all-over-again!!Maybe in the Manual should've to remind all propect buyers to REMEMBER THE WROTE MSGs B4 SENDING THEM! even worse in hectic KL city, it shows The Sim is not ready? ayyooo... nokia need to adjust the sim outside on the body, therefore easier to rearrange the sim. really amused me in using this hp. any fools want it, come and c me fast. really can't stay any longer....
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Reviewed by Phil Osorio from UK on 27th Oct 2004
Tremendous phone, best I've ever had, but it's coming to the end of it's life now, so I'm going to have to get a new one.. The problem is that I know that any new phone I'll get I will comprare to this one, as I've been putting off getting a phone with a colour screen, or any of the other rubbish that phone companies will do to get you to spend your money! My next phone will have to be absolutely stonking to live up to this one!
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Reviewed by vijesh pareek from Jaipur In India on 24th Oct 2004
i am using cephone from last 8 years and i has been replace more models of various companies but now i am using nokia 6510 from last 6 months this is excellient model and i will use it for long time because its perforemence is best among the other models.
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Reviewed by Carlos Melo from Portugal on 13th Oct 2004
I really don't understand some of the reviews. I bought it when it got out and it's one of the best i've ever had. And I've had a few. Two years six months later it only shows some weakness in the battery when near the end of the charge. It dies suddently. But still does 3 or 4 days.
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Reviewed by Pencil from Singapore on 6th Oct 2004
I was in a dilema then, because i signed on a new contract and was able to trade in my Nokia 6510 to a Misutbishi M350 with a camera function. But In the end i never trade in, because Nokia 6510 is the best! It is durable and does not scratch easily and has many good functions.. although the new phone tempted me, but i still did not trade in because u are not always able have such a good phone around..
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Reviewed by max from germany on 1st Oct 2004
this is brilliant phone from nokia all the features are good but the phone book function is a lil complicated i dont know why but its still good to use with 500 no.s, personally i had motorola c350 n i use it for only 15 days n get bored motorola is the worst phone makers and stick with nokia nokia 6510 is the best!!! waooooo
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Reviewed by Tedwyn from Manila, Philippines on 15th Sep 2004
This is one of the best mobile phone I've had. It is ridiculously small but very usable, even for people with big hands and fingers like me. It has GPRS, a great-sounding FM radio, has an excellent memory, a unique backlight color and a higher resolution screen than its Nokia 8310 sister. Unfortunately, I traded this for my current Nokia 3650, which is great too. I miss my 6510 though.
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Reviewed by jeremy from london on 27th Aug 2004
i had this phone just to listen to radio i like the way nokia changed its look and added the wallet the phone feels great in my hands and looks great to
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Reviewed by charlie from uk on 24th Aug 2004
dont know what half these reviewers are talking about. I have had at least 5 nokias in my time (mainly due to theives) and this is ok for someone who last had a 3210 or some old brick like that. But anyone in the know must know it continously says "insert Sim card" after a few knocks. Switches off randomly before you get to send a text and then resets itself and deletes your texts. Takes AGES to load up your inbox of texts if there are only 10 in there. ITs absolutely awful - steer clear and get the 8310 - does all the same this does but none of the above flaws
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Reviewed by nokia from Philippines on 24th Aug 2004
well, nokia 6510 is one of the most superb sms phone on land!
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Reviewed by Farook from Bahrain on 22nd Aug 2004
well first of all hi to all the readers out there well i purchased 6510 Nokia 2 months back its a nice phone but the problem with it is that its reception is somewat not good. well i purchased it ... it was a second hand one and its reception is not good i think so its bcuz of the duplicate housing plz any 1 tell me abt that ............my email hbk_973@hotmail.com
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Reviewed by Paul from Scotland on 9th Aug 2004
Okay I cannot belive some of the reviews that I have read about this phone. This is one of the best mobile phones I have ever used, it's small, sleek, has good memory for messages, ringtones, and lots more. Yes there is a software fault with some of the phones but once sent away to get the software upgraded this shouldn't happen again. As for the names not showing up in the inbox or when receiving calls this happens when the same number is stored twice, either twice on the sim, twice on the phone, or once on the phone and once on the sim with both memory's turned on. Just make sure there is only one occurence of this number. This was also one of the first mobile phones to have the ability to copy contact data from the sim to phone and vice versa and to allow numerous contact details under one name. For the price and age of this model of the Nokia I would call it the best on the market. I had the 6510, got a new phone, then after not liking my new phone went back to the 6510 a year later again.
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Reviewed by Anees Poonawala from India on 5th Aug 2004
Excellent,hv been using for more than a yr however the panel cover is flimsy as well as the on/off button is sad :( hv replaced it twice before other that no problems till date. mem is amazing....
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Reviewed by isoy from philippines on 29th Jul 2004
this fon is really great. I've been using this for over 2 yrs. it has survived several falls... and its still working very very well up until now.
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Reviewed by Phillip Ashdown from UK on 26th Jul 2004
I love this phone. Its so easy to use and does everything i asked for it. I believe its better then the 8310. The blue screen is beautiful and the style of the fascia is very business like. The fm radio is very important and there is loads of sms storage space.
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Reviewed by Christine Bridel from Guernsey on 11th May 2004
I am having problems receiving long text messages from the more up to date phones with longer message output. My friends keep sending me messages which say 1 of 2 or 3 and I only get the first part and a small section of part 2. My daughter has a Nokia 6100 and I cannot receive all her text and my husband has a cheap Nokia 3310 and he can receive all these long text messages. Is there any way I can receive the full text messages or is the problem that I can only receive 160 characters. It seems unfair to have to purchase a new phone just for the sake of being able to receive a decent length message. Any help and advice would be appreciated.
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Reviewed by me from england on 16th Apr 2004
This fone is complete and uter junk it it turns off when it feels like it,deletes my message when i write it and turns off,no sound sometimes,the battery says its full then after about half an hour when ur out without a charger it turns off, ive been caught out many times!DNT BUY THIS FONE IT WILL DISSAPOINT U!i thought it was gd with the "composer" this doesnt exsist!!it looks nice and has a few handy things but on the hole is rubbish.
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Reviewed by Reet from Malaysia on 24th Mar 2004
I find the phone cute n very handy. but the other thing is that on some sites i see the features that it has a composer but when i search for it in my phone..it doesnt. so im cofused!!! :)
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Reviewed by hamzah from england on 2nd Mar 2004
i just swapped it about 2 weeks ago with a nokia 5210 and i liked that 6510 better i found out u can get new pholonical ringtones oh yae then i took it to the shop to swap it again and he said give me £40 ontop then i will do it so if any one is looking for a nokia 5210 i will swap them for a nokia 6510 so email me on khanm249@aol.com
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Reviewed by Midnight Hawk from Singapore on 16th Feb 2004
superb grey scale phone,looks real professional.the onlie downside is that it tends to blackout once in a while,even after servicing.its real irritating when u hav to receive an urgent call or sms n ure hp knocks out.other than that,the phone's real small n the features r real advanced 4 its time.
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Reviewed by Bob Smith from England on 3rd Feb 2004
A friend was ringing me, i put the phone next to my head and BANG, IT BLEW MY EAR OFF. I wont be buying another one.
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Reviewed by Den in sing from Singapore on 30th Jan 2004
Generally is a good phone. It is small, light, nice & soothing LCD light, and professional looking. But some time (not very often) it will cause some problems like, off and on itself after composing a SMS, and someone call in the caller's name will not appear even his name is save in the SIM card.
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Reviewed by thekla from cyprus on 10th Jan 2004
It was a great phone for the first six months, then when I'd press the send button of an sms, the screen switched off, deleted my message and then switched on again. So I had to save every message I wrote and then send it. Now, One and a half years later I can't set my alarm. After entering the time it doesn't do anything when I press the button 'ON'. Plus, when entering my code for the 'WALLET', it accepts it only whatever days it wishes. Sometimes I can't get in for weeks. The phone's got a mind of it's own. I can't wait to get rid of it now!
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Reviewed by Leo from ENGLAND on 8th Jan 2004
I LOVE THE SIZE ITS SO HANDY ITS FITS IN MY HANDBAG?
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Reviewed by fiona from ireland on 29th Dec 2003
ive had this fone for more thn a year now, an it suits me down to the ground. its small, light and has a really nice blue light!! the msg inbox is huge- infact mine neva got full, the only reason i had to delete them was bcuz it was gettin too slow to open the actuall sms. basically ull neva run out of room to store ur msgs. theres about a million (slight exaggeration) different folders in which u can store the messages aswell. the thing is aswell, they arent too common so ur gonna be original havin a fone that no one else has - also saves any confusion if u mix ur fone up at a mates house etc.... the blue light is class - also works well as a torch in the dark!! ( eg at night lookin for someone elses fone on the bus floor!) but after a year im getin a new fone an givin this one to my dad! but for all you who want this - especially 4 business ppl i wud definately reccommend it as its small, sophisticated and modern all in one package! the nokia 6510 rocks!!!
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Reviewed by DR abrar from india on 28th Dec 2003
hi tere .. i have been an avid user of 6510 .. i also had a nokia 6210 which was broken in an accident. sory me ..it was hell of a phone .. and i dont know why it is stopped manufacture .. 6510 in many aspects resembles 6210 .. can any one pls tell me if we can upgrade the software of the 6510 ?? and how to browse the web on Pc by connecting to the 6510 ?? and which data cable is suitable for the same ...since MY 6510 does not have the typical slot for the data cable (as other phones like 5210 or 3210 etc) there is sone thing near the sim card bay ... pl tell me weather tahts the cabe connector ...pl mail me at drabrar@musanimail.com ..tahnks
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Reviewed by harmonixer from malaysia on 24th Dec 2003
this phone are really great.the memories is so big, so i can store many messages and phone number, but this phone not have a java,that's the problem.after all this phone was so awesome.
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Reviewed by me from UK on 17th Dec 2003
well had mine for about a yr and a half, but now has decided to completely die on me- very handy for the nokia people, as it is outside the warrenty. before this, i had numerous problems as the phone kept turning off when on wap, or after writing a message. now it just wont turn on again, any ideas where i should go 2 try and get it fixed people?
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Reviewed by toms from Singapore on 24th Nov 2003
After having this phone for a year, this is my verdict: + FM radio + Voice recorder + small and light + holds tonnes of sms -x10 Has lousy OS that crashes all the time, reads 'Empty battery' when using a full one and needs better build quality on the inside. The 8310/8250 OS seem better.
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Reviewed by Jasmeet from India on 28th Oct 2003
i replaced my nokia 6210 with a 6510 over a year ago... i had extremely high expectaions from nokia after using the 6210 trouble free for almost a year! but to my dismay it started crashing very often at least 2 -3 times a day. the battery life cud be much better. the inbox is very slow after u have more than 25 - 30 sms's in it.. i really liked the looks thou.. overall i feel its much better than the 8310 as lots of my friends have it and are facing way more problems than me.. finally im planning to change it for a 7250i..
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Reviewed by Nezza from UK on 2nd Oct 2003
Had the phone for almost a year and it has been a fairly trouble free time. The phone is small enough to stuff in your pocket but robust enough to not feel like it will snap in two if you sit on it! I swapped the covers straight away as I thought the champagne colour was pretty naff - it's now purple! Was worried about the smallness and ability to use the keys with my not-so slender fingers, but it is very well laid out - and the predictive text is xcellant. Battery life could be better, though - maybe this is the trade of for such a small phone? It has occasionally spontaneously turned itself off, but restarts without complaint and I've occasionally had to wait for 1/2 minute before the SIM cards ready, but that's been about all that's gone wrong. It's tough - been drop kicked several time (by accident) and the cover is now looking decidely shabby, but it's easy to replace & would look like new again. My contracts up for renewal,so I'm getting a 7210 - the 6510 will hopefully continue to give sterling service from the dark recesses of my girfriend handbag!
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Reviewed by dolly from philippines on 28th Sep 2003
i bought my first 6510 march of dis year. too bad it ws stolen from me and i really need to get another one. my boyfriend told me i should buy those with built-in cameras since its d latest trend these days and that he would care to chip in d amount dat i still need coz needless to say those models are more costly. but i didnt. d first time i saw 6510 in a newspaper ad i swore dats d kind i wud buy if ever my 6150 gets "non-functional." i've always wanted smaller models but this phone has better calendar features, to-do lists, plus a built-in radio. just d stuffs that i need for a personal phone. i was jst so happy dat 3 months ago i still found this phone the one with beige hues that i first come to like.
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Reviewed by Gursewak from England on 22nd Sep 2003
This phone is very similar to the 8310 but better. Shame about the pastel blue lighting. A lighter blue almost ice white would be better (like the colour on a nokia 6310i). Yeah its got a few gadgets but isnt JAVA enabled so thats upsetting. Battery life is appalling sort it out NOKIA. I got roughly 3 days standby and 3hours talk time of it! My Nokia 6310i does 18 days standyby and upto 8hrs talk time. However, it is a cute phone not for me though its popular with the ladies I thing. After all mobile phones are the only thing men argue over who has the smallest! Hehehehe. I might get a Nokia 7250i or 8910i now. Might being the operative word!
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Reviewed by chris douglas from uk on 17th Sep 2003
When will they bring out a successor? Time to upgrade and my choices are only the SE T600 (dodgy software) ar the SL55 (c**p battery life). I'm just going to keep this one as I can't see any sense in upgrading to a LARGER phone (yes that's you Nokia who need to get your act together). Also it's a little uncomfortable on long calls compared with the siemens curved edge phones.
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Reviewed by Elaine Omand from Scotland on 14th Sep 2003
Hi everyone I have been looking for this phone for ages now and was SO upset when I found out they don't make it anymore. Please, if anyone is willing to sell me their phone or help me find where to get a new nokia 6510, contact me: Elaine@Omande.freeserve.co.uk
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Reviewed by ransik from england on 14th Sep 2003
its a good phone i love it but i really want to know how i can compose ringtones anyone help me pls?
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Reviewed by Pradeep Bansal from Singapore on 12th Sep 2003
Pretty Good as compare to Nokia 8250. A lil pricy but okie. GPRS is cool.
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Reviewed by Tim from England on 4th Sep 2003
Ive had this phone for just over a year now, when i got it it was top of the mzrket phone and looked, worked and just was better than all my mates phones...it still is. Im upgradin to a 7250i, but only coz its free, otherwise im sure i would have no problem stickin with this phone for another year. The only problem ive had is it very occasionally crashes, but i just turn it on again and its fine...has NEVER happened whilst on the phone or txtin, only happens when the memory is either very full or very empty when ur coming out of the inbox. The blue display looks far nicer than the, wel, kinda common green. Stil one of the smallest Nokias around, i hate brick phones, some ppl say theyed loose my phone if they had one but i never had, its just the rite size. The keypad is very useful, with buttons that navgate round the phone real quick. Battery life seems good, Auto-lock is always useful, got loads of extras. A great phone
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Reviewed by Fin from England on 4th Aug 2003
When you consider that this phone is pretty much an 8310 underneath, I can't imagine why anyone would want to buy the hugely inferior 8310 over this marvellous piece of technology. Compared to its sister-phone, the 6510 has more functions, a better display, better build-quality, and a nicer design. Seeing as this was released to cater for the business market while the 8310 was aimed at morons in the street, it's no suprise the features are better and a damn-sight more classy. I've never had the slightest problem with mine, whereas my girlfriend's 8310 is forever falling apart and locking up. The only disadvantage that the 6510 has is that as it was designed for the business user there are more functional features that the 8310 but not as many 'fun' ones. For instance: screensavers, ringtone composers, better games, and more options for customisation would have been nice. Also, compare the amount of different fascias that are available for the 8310 and 6510. Lots and hardly any. All in all, the 6510 is a fantastic phone that was definitely the best of the pre-colour, pre-polyphonic generation. Seeing as it's pretty much being given away nowardays, if you're on a budget and want an amazing phone then get on eBay and net one for practically nothing.
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Reviewed by Kayleigh from England on 30th Jul 2003
Hi, i have had this mobile for just over a year now...but the time has come for me to give "my baby" yes i love my phone that much up...i really dont want to though!! :( but all the time mobiles are getting better and as iam on contract i may aswell take advantage of a free phone!! iam getting the 6100 as its very similiar...but i dont think it will live up to me as much as my 6510 did!! iam giving it to my mum so at least it wont go far...i'll still be able to see him!! lol, iam talking like it is my baby...but you should all understand that this mobile is perfect!! thats how good it is :) luv kay xxxx
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Reviewed by Noumbissi from CAMEROUN on 28th Jul 2003
Ilove my NOKIA 6510 but i have some problems my NOKIA dont'have a network please help.nmazarin@yahoo.fr
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Reviewed by Lea Marie Preston from Great Britain on 14th Jul 2003
it is a fantsatic phone, but it would be better if you could compose your own ringtones! the radio out put on the phone is very clear and has been very useful!
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Reviewed by Oleg from UA on 9th Jun 2003
This phone have all for talking,send sms,play games,relax and leasen radio.Key is very nice,easy to enter words or digits. And when in sms you STUPID dont have NAME,you must choice what memory you will use:sim card or phone.Read user manual where it choisen!!!
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Reviewed by Martin from Australia on 26th May 2003
I love the 6510! I've had this phone pre-integrated camera days and I still havent seen any other phone (from Nokia or another manufacturer) that is a worthy replacemenet for this one. Sure, no colour screen, but as a light phone with a huge amount of practical, useable features, you can't go past this phone. I use the calendar all the time to remind me to do things, schedule appointments, keep track of birthdays. I get to keep all the important SMS's messages as it can store 150, and the stopwatch function is great for those with an active lifestyle. PC Suite works great with this for phone for backing up your info. Even though the 6100 is lighter than this phone, it isn't smaller. This and the 8310 are still the lightest phones in nokia's range. And as the 6100 has the superior software and ease of use, it gets my 5/5 rating. Colour camera phones are really a novelty at this stage, and their large size, weight, poor image quality and short battery life all make them unpractical in the real world. I'll be keeping bmy 6510 for a long time until Nokia invents a phone with at a better colour screen, better quality integrated camera, lighter weight, and polyphonic ringtones which can be heard when you are in a shopping centre or on the street! (nokia 7210 owners, you know what i mean!!!)
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Reviewed by - from - on 25th May 2003
so you saying the 6510 isnt good,well i think it rocks had mine bout a haalf year and the novelty doesnt seem to wear off a lot, and bout one review of one guy who had to reapair his phone 3 times,dowsnt mean it sucks ,it means you bought a phone with some problems you should trade it
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Reviewed by Matt from England on 24th May 2003
Having owned this phone for just over a year, I feel in a good position to comment on it. First of all, I must say that phone's are not my life and therefore gadgets such as a thermometer, tone composer, heat seaking missiles etc don't really interest me. However, moving from not owning a mobile phone to this one was a very easy transition. Nokia have a good reputation for easy-to-use phones and this one certainly does not dissapoint. Within days I could use it like a pro. All features are clearly accessible and very easy to use. The phone has a clear agenda, allowing very quick access to the features you'll use most (in my case text messaging and telephone calling). WAP over GPRS is excellent, if only to check how Swindon town are getting on while you're away at university! The phone does, however, have a major software flaw (at least with my version), in as much that every once in a while when browsing WAP or sending a text message it just restarts itself. Aparantly this can be 'cured' through updating the software on the phone. Not something I'm too keen on. If you're like me and want to get a fairly 'cool' phone (so people don't laugh) but aren't interested in gimmicks, this is a great phone. It's very small, lightweight and has an amazing battery life. You can store well over a hundred text messages (although your inbox slows down like mad when it's getting full) and I'm yet to see a contact list limit (my phone book has well over 200 people in it now and it's around 45% full). Be warned thoguh, the phone doesn't like taking a bit of a battering. It has seen better days, having been dropped, kicked, thrown and generally mistreated over the past year. It still works, but the (changable) covers are certainly scratched to pieces. A well reccomended phone that has seen through a good year of university for me. Well reccomended, although if small and cool is your criteria, upgrade to a Nokia 6100. I just did, although it hasn't arrived yet, so I cannot comment on it.
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Reviewed by Kim from North Yorkshire on 15th May 2003
This phone is a simple straight to the point phone. It has a My Folders facility which allows you store certain messages in certain folders-god send! Perfect for texting, nice buttons and so delightfully small!so many times i thought i'd lost it at the bottom of my bag! Not so great for those after all the gimicks and composing tones etc. Phone Book has a ridiculously large memory, which holds a mob number, home number, address and so on. The calendar too has excellent memory. I've used 4 Nokias in the past, so if i upgrade, then this will be the standard the new phone will have to meet!
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Reviewed by Glyn from UK on 8th May 2003
This phone is excellent, the best I have ever used. After upgrading from the super 8210 the 6510 has even bettered that model. I have used other Nokia over the years, (2110i/8110i, etc with brief encounters with Motorola & Ericsson) and this continues the usual foolproof Nokia menu system in being so easy to use. Call quality and reception is good, hanging on to calls in difficult areas such as heavily mechanised factory areas. Even the radio quality is good. T9 texting is simple and fuss-free.No screen or freezing problems. Recommended completely. The one problem being that this is so good what do I change to at upgrade time?
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Reviewed by Dominic from Malaysia on 1st May 2003
I have used many phones especially Nokia and Motorola and found this to be the best of the lot. It has a professional image though would be better if it is colored. Ring tones compared to the other brands such as Samsung, this is great. Have also used Samsung phones and noted that they have one of the worst ring tones and very, very soft. Also very weak vibra compared to Nokias. However, noticed that when we turn off the keyguard, it takes a while before we can use the Menu key. Maybe need to look into this.
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Reviewed by Ferguson from Scotland on 29th Apr 2003
I really liked this phone when i first got it but the novelty wore off very quickly. I have had the phone for just over half a year and ever since i got it it has had numerous faults. It has been sent away but since being returned has developed the same faults again. The on/off button doesn't work and the screen often freezes and has to be sent away to be unfrozen! This has happened again for the 3rd time and this time there is no way i am getting it repaired! I want a new phone right now! Does anyone else experianced similar problems?
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Reviewed by - from - on 28th Apr 2003
Not bad.But mine doesnt have composer.That's the weakness.I like the radio and the capability of storing so many messgages.It's great.
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