Nokia 7610 Review
Review: September 2004. Updated March 2005.
Based on the same series 60 platform used by the pioneering 7650 and
3660, the Nokia 7610 was a ground-breaking multimedia phone that features
a 1 megapixel digital camera and up to 10 minutes of video recording.
The phone comes with a Movie Director application, so you can shoot
and edit your movies on the move.
This is one of Nokia's best phones, with full smartphone features,
an excellent display and camera, and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
The range of pre-installed and downloadable applications is immense,
but the design is compact and lightweight (for a smartphone!) One niggle
is the idiosyncratic keypad design which slows down typing and can be
quite annoying. Audio quality isn't the best either, with mono MP3 sound
only. Despite this, the 7610 is an outstanding smartphone that seems
to be virtually free of the reliability and software problems that dog
so many high-spec smartphones.
Features of the Nokia 7610 include:
- Integrated 1 megapixel (1152 x 864 pixels) camera with 4x digital
zoom for quality prints
- Integrated video recorder with audio function and 4x digital zoom
for video clips up to 10 minutes long (128 x 96 or 174 x 144 pixels
- Standard and night camera modes and self-timer
- Movie Director - combine video clips, add music, or change styles
- Created and downloaded digital content (images, sounds, videos)
with Gallery storage
- Welcome Demo for a quick start as well as a Help application that
guides you through your phone's many features
- 65,536 colour-display, 176 x 208 pixels
- 5-way navigation key
- Bluetooth wireless technology and USB connectivity
- 8 MB internal dynamic memory (expandable to 64 MB)
- MMS, email, and instant messaging
- Advanced XHTML browser
- RealOne Player - download and play multimedia (video + music) files
(formats: 3GPP, RealMedia, MP3, AAC)
- Voice features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recorder, Integrated
- Polyphonic ringtones
- Text messaging
- Multimedia messaging: Combine image, video,
text and voice clip and send as MMS to compatible phone or PC
- Downloadable Java™ MIDP 2.0 applications
- Personalized user interface themes
- Nokia Xpress-on™ Style Packs
- Bluetooth wireless technology
- USB with Pop-Port™
- Symbian operating system 7.0s (Series 60 platform)
- Tri-band coverage (GSM 900/1800/1900 or GSM 850/1800/1900)
- Weight: 118g
- Size: 108.6 mm x 53 mm x 18.7 mm
- Talktime: up to 3 hours
- Battery standby: up to 10 days
Nokia 7610 User Reviews
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
Reviewed by Amir from Pakistan on 20th Mar 2012
Hy guys nokia 7610 is a best mobil in nokia history but its a heavy
Reviewed by Joseva from India on 22nd Dec 2011
I use nokia 7610 its an good mobile but it will be slow processed mobile
...Any way its an good phone.
Reviewed by ali payandeh from iran on 25th Apr
well,about this phone,i bought it 3 days ago,and i am glad to have it!it
has a nice features:1-tft lcd,,its shunning! 2-it's user friendly! 3-it
has a nice calender! 4-its design is outstanding! and many other feuters!
but it has it's bad features to! it doesn't have stereo,no dual earphones!
no fm radio, and if u are in a place that doesnt have enough light!!
the pix u take with its mega pixel camera becaome like junk! but if
u are in a good place it take good pix!! with all this i recommend it
to u!! u will love it!
Reviewed by Mike Sawyer from UK on 22nd Apr 2005
This is simply a fantastic phone with all the features you need. It's
a phone, game console, mp3 player and good friend :) It has fantastic
sound and it's so cool to use mp3's as ringtones. Collect all the cool
realtones on the net and use www.mobstorage.com to upload it to the
phone for free. I have also watched complete movies on it :) The best
thing is the memory card of course. I have a 1gb card with over 200
mp3's stored on it :)
Reviewed by Mister D from England on 18th Apr
Great phone, excellent features but not impressed with layout of the
keypad and I would prefer the joystick type as on 6600. Camera quality
is excellent as is the zoom facility. Excellent display but sadly no
radio or headphone facility, along with a different type of hands free
to other models, a shame but an allround fantastic phone. Very easy
Reviewed by Sue from England on 16th Apr 2005
I simply bought this phone because I wanted a stylish looking camera
phone. I am not very technical and really looked for something that
is easy to get to grips with, but had the features there if I wanted
them. The Nokia 7610 is relatively easy to navigate your way around
and has so many features (that I do not use a lot), that I keep having
to re-read the instructions when I decide to use them! I love the way
the menu is laid out like a desktop in the 'grid view', is this now
a common feature of all new phones? I love the camera, nice clear pictures
although I have never owned a camera phone before so have nothing to
compare it with. Unfortunately though, when I first bought the phone,
I decided to try to experiment using my very limited knowledge and downloaded
a animated screensaver. The result was that the phone immediately locked
up and would not let me into the menu to try to clear it out. At first
I was told that this phone was not capable of accepting this type of
screensaver, but then was told that it was the phone that was at fault
and it was sent back to the manufacturer for repair (this was within
a week of buying the phone). My other general impressions of the phone
are: I find the keypad fine to use without any problems hitting the
keys. I am not too keen on the scroll key as it does not seem to respond
that quickly. I have found that the phone has locked up a couple of
times when I have tried to access the gallery and I have had to turn
it off and take out the battery to get it to work again. Agree with
others that the battery life does not seem to be that good. The signal
on this phone is much weaker than my old phone the nokia 3100. I changed
networks with this phone to t-mobile, but as I have said earlier, have
limited technical knowledge and am not sure if this is down to the phone
or the network. I am not sure if I would recommend this phone to anyone
like myself who does not fully understand the range of applications
and therefore does not get the full value from it, but generally it
is easy to use and I would say is good value for money.
Reviewed by Mitul from Bangladesh on 10th Apr
Kool Cell From NoKia. All da Things are great Display,Camera,Looks.
But not good For mp3 player or mp3 ringtone. Display is Large, Larger
then k700. Why there is no headset for this kool phone??(huge minus)
Battery Power is good compare to k700. Still pix are da best but not
video, video is better in k700. Where Can i get that soft like in 6600
unlimited zooming in camera where???? It's Slim Light weight not bulky
like k700. Themes are kool but not animated like k700. I Think this
fone is for young people like me. Enjoy with 7610.......
Reviewed by Klaus from Germany on 7th Apr 2005
Contra: 1. Sound is MONO, the phone DOES NOT support standard Nokia
stereo headset, if you want to listen music on the phone DO NOT buy
this model - it is completely useless for this purpose. Also, do not
count on using favorite MP3 song as a ringing tone, the sound quality
is just awful. 2. No support for hot change of memory card - To change
the RS MMC card one need to switch off the phone, open the cover, remove
the battery,... 3. Sound recorder feels sometimes unreliable - starts
recording with some delay so you miss few first seconds 4. I am really
missing the touch screen for some Symbian applications - spreadsheet
app (real pain to make a spreadsheet without pointing device), recording
(extremely useful for taking notes, but one need to use keyboard to
name recorded clip - stylus and graffiti software would be much better
solution),... 5. Lack of support for synchronization tool for other
operating systems - Mac OS, Linux 6. No FM radio 7. No IR connection
Pro: ---- 1. Excellent design, feels awesome in the hand, also you get
used to the funny keyboard quickly 2. Really useful 1.3 Mpix camera
- makes daylight pictures comparable to some compact photo camera 3.
Very good display 4. Reliability 5. Tones of nice application and games
for Symbian Series 60 operating system available for fee or for free
6. Standard Nokia synchronization tool for Microsoft Outlook (with some
minor issues though) 7. Nice set of software in the package (recording,excellent
calendar, notes,todo,...) 8. Powerfull address book Actually, I was
thinking of giving 4 stars, but the SOUND IS AWFUL!!! so I just couldn't.
Reviewed by me from pakistan on 7th Apr 2005
The best! What else is left to be said
Reviewed by GRAEME REID from SCOTLAND on 3rd Apr
SIMPLY OUTSTANDING PHONE AND IN THE SAME CLASS AS THE MOTOROLA V3 AND
THE EXCELLENT SAMSUNG D500!
Reviewed by hillary from philippines on 2nd Apr
wow!!! im really very much satisfied with this phone,it has everything
i want but it just lack one thing no radio,please help where can i find
Reviewed by woolmysta from united kingdom on 1st
This phone is one of the best phones available today due to its amazing
features and memory expansion believe me when i say to buy this phone
cos iv had the motorola v3, the sony ericsson k700i and even the samsung
d500 and this beats the lot nokia is the best and you will never find
Reviewed by did urs from england on 1st Apr 2005
i think the nokia 7610 is a very good phone to be used however it has
a bad looking.
Reviewed by Mansoor from pakistan on 1st Apr 2005
well this phone iz outstanding,itz weight is normal and easy to use
. camera quality is fantastic and itz price really normal . This is
the most koolest cellphone in pakistn which is used by youngsters.This
phone is the best .
Reviewed by Annie from UK on 31st Mar 2005
5 thumbs up for dis fone! its wicked! i'd like to know about the dual
headset though...any1 know where to get 1 for dis fone from? thanx!
Reviewed by omar from Iraq on 31st Mar 2005
Its simply , the best phone i ever bought
Reviewed by Ruth from Scotland on 30th Mar 2005
Good phone, decent camera, keyboard not as annoying as everyone says,
only letdown is that sound quality is terrible and there is only one
dual mono headset (ebay). If you want a phone that you can use as an
mp3 player dont buy 7610!
Reviewed by pete wes from england on 29th Mar
This phone is great. It is so easy to use and has all the accesorys
and more. The phone is stylish,light and is perfect fpr anyone with
a active lifestyle.
Reviewed by G from UK on 26th Mar 2005
I have had this phone for 6 months plus now. I am sick of the keypad.
its makes clicking sound everytime i try to type a SMS. CAMERA is amazing.
Better than any other phone (similar Size) on the market. I hope some
third party companies makes a soft version of the keypad and I will
stick with the phone. Otherwise, I will put it on Ebay without thinking.
I have had enough of Noisy text messaging.
Reviewed by Daz from uk on 22nd Mar 2005
I brought this phone on contract but I sent it back almost straight
away I couldn't believe how poor the keypad is to use, the buttons are
hard, stiff and too small and very slippery i had to use my finger nails
which got quite painful after awhile As for the multimedia features
what a big con! The video recorder is very jerky, dark and slow its
just like watching a slide show, 7610 video was shockingly bad and i
mean shocking because the 6230 which i later purchased does a better
job and records smooth video so how come the video recorder is so bad
on the 7610? Why is the video recorder so jerky dull and slow on 7610
but much faster and brighter on 6230? The 7610 is meant to be a level
above the 6230 right?, wrong- not with video recording it isnt and not
with MP3 play back either as I later found out. The 7610 supports only
mono mp3 playback which means you cant even listen to your mp3s in true
stereo quality on the 7610 but you can on the 6230 and most other phones!
Also 7610 has no infrared, whats all that about? 6230 has infrared!
The phones meant to have full internet support but when i tried surfing
on it, it looked nothing like the internet your used to on a PC or laptop
and it was extreamly slow, besides if you wanted the phone for full
internet support it would be very expensive and slow and you could get
a ngage that has this feature and NGAGE QD now is only £79.99.
Infact i came to the conclusion that the 7610 is only better than the
6230 by 1 or 2 things it has a 1 megapixel camera which isnt that much
better than the 6230s VGA camera and ofcourse it has symbian support
so you can add different programs to your phone but lets be honest you
are very unlikely to do this as there are few if any useful symbian
software out there woth buying and its expensive and difficult to install.
Most people haven't got time to be downloading and installing SIS files
in 3 different locations on the phone just to get it up and running.
Oops 1 last thing did i mention the 7610 looks like a todlers toy?
Reviewed by 7610 from saudi arabi on 21st Mar
excellent feautures.can not have mobile better than this
Reviewed by Samad from Canada on 17th Mar 2005
im using 7610 for 7 months and its the best .Nokia rux for ppl how like
dual headsets for this cellphone u have to buy NOKIA ACTIVITY HEADSET,HS-8
which works like a crisp with 7610 for more information contact me at
Reviewed by Willy from England on 16th Mar 2005
Looks ok but has every feature u could ever possibly want. If u r into
gadets then go out and bye it. But there r betta lookin phones out there
Reviewed by RAJARSHI GUIN from INDIA on 15th Mar
After using this phone for 5 days now, i would say i am extremely happy
with its performance, but at the same time EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED with
the fact that there are no dual earphones for this set!!!! i mean, what
was nokia thinkin when they put a rs 20,000+ phone in the market with
expandable memory, an mp3 player, a video+audio recorder but no stereo
sound?? i can store all the mp3s in the world on a 1GB RSMMC, but then
what do i do with them? listen on one ear n go deaf in that ear? Apart
from this major dissapointment, everything else in the phone rocks,
specially the 1MP camera. Softwares like PhotoExpress n Snapshot and
Video Editor saved the day. I wish nokia is quick to bring stereo dual
earphones in the market. (CAN ANY1 PLZ HELP ME IN THIS ASPECT?) had
thr been stereo sound, i wud hv given this a 5 star rating. battery
life is average, not too good. BASICALLY, AS SOON AS THE W800i (SONY
ERICSSON) IS OUT, IM EXCHANGING IT WITH 7610!! I WUD LIKE IT IF OTHER
7610 USERS COMMENT ON MY RATINGS. THANK YOU.
Reviewed by Helen from New Zealand on 14th Mar
I have had my Nokia 7610 for over 6 months and find it to be a gem.
It has so many features available you can cover ever need you may come
across. I have download my viedos on to cd, the camera is the best one
I have had, I had Nokia 3650 before. Bluetooth is an excellent tool,
there are heaps of stuff games etc out there to download. I have watched
a TV program a friend downloaded for me but I have yet to watch a full
length movie but can if I want etc. This phone grows with you its excellent.
Reviewed by Khosrow from Iran on 14th Mar 2005
Battery gets discharged in one day only ( on Standby mode ). If I take
a few photos or play games for maximum 10 minutes it doesn't last for
more than 8-9 hours. The service providers in Iran are various but the
worst one is "Itsalat International". Apart from the battrey the other
functions are reasonable.My friends having 6600 also complain that the
battery get discharged very soon.
Reviewed by markie from The Philippines on 12th
well at first, this phone looks like very elegant and extremely fashionable
but when you started using it, after a couple of minutes, you'll realize
that you'll get easily tired of using it coz of unusual keypad layout
and featurs that lacks specialty. no infrared too. thanks for the mighty
camera that saved the day.
Reviewed by Sam Biedul from United Kingdom on
5th Mar 2005
This phone is brill compared to the last phone I had which was the nokia
3510 kept crashing on me RUBBISH... This phone has everything I rely
like the ten minutes video wicked anyone that is a big fane of Nokia
should buy this one its the best.
Reviewed by George from Lebanon on 5th Mar 2005
I bought this phone because of its features and specifications but now
I kind a regret . Th sound quality is not at all the best , the camera
sucks (compared to samsung's vga camera and nokia ) . Same for the video
recording , it is not the best but acceptable . The buttons are not
well placed and too close and the front's shape of the phone is bad
( but the bak side is not bad ) . Plus I got problem . The buttons are
not functionning well . IT IS A VERY EXPENSIVE PHONE AND IT IS NOT WORTH
IT Thank You.
Reviewed by Nick @ The Link from England on 3rd
I've worked in the mobile industry for 4 years now from the nokia 3210
to this fantastic 7610. I have had this phone now for 9 month now, what
a fantastic bit of kit. The cam with its 1 mega camara puts other 1
meg phones to shame. can't wait for the next daddy phone to come out.
Only one disappointment though, NO games!(what were nokia thinking?).
I would choose this over the samsung D500 anytime. I have my reasons!
Reviewed by lew from england on 28th Feb 2005
I've had this phone for 3 days now, and cant say much more than this
is the best phone ever made. The camera is outstanding, quality of pictures
is excellent and the zoom is fantastic. I was a little dissapointed
by the fact that there was no games, pre-installed onto the phone but
after sulking a bit, got distracted by all the other feeatures like
the the movie director (edits your video's with special snazzy effects).
Battery lasts for ever, havn't had to charge it in 3 days of heavy use.
Bluetooth is excellent, easy to use. this phone is amazing, go out and
Reviewed by Yogi from England on 26th Feb 2005
dis is da worlds best fone bluetooth real one player you have to be
Reviewed by vlad from moldova on 25th Feb 2005
recording sound only for 1 poor minute1 and the 5 seconds stop with
the amr format this suks
Reviewed by ivan of the yukon from yukon on 22nd
it looks great it sounds great it is great
Reviewed by Alan from South Africa on 16th Feb
Dam nice phone, great camera, display is crisp and batery Life aint
bad considering how much power that large display must draw. The menu
system is easy to navigate and a book worth of info in the help menu's
make this phone a sinch to learn how to use. The Key pad may look strange
but I found it easy enough to use and actually quite liked the feel
of it. As with most nokias the signal strength was excellent, as was
the bluetooth. I really reccomend this phone and only had one fault
with it. Every now and again whilst attempting to make a call the phone
would freeze and would require one to restart it before you could use
the phone again. this was highly annoying considering the phone is based
on the series 60 platform and took a good 40 seconds before you could
dial again. a small fault but annoying none the less go buy one, I am
very happy with mine
Reviewed by Zahir from England on 13th Feb 2005
The 7610 is overall an excellent phone. Design wise, it is superb and
i know the keypad layout is different but it hasn't given me any problems.
It also has Zillions of features. Two major gripes though. Sound quality
is very poor and it doesn't have a volume controller on the phone itself.
Apart from that it's a classic phone and im know Nokia themselves think
this too because they have stopped producing this phone and it has been
dis-continued!! so to those of you who dont have this phone....ha ha!!
Reviewed by jamie walker from uk on 13th Feb 2005
you would have to be a right idiet not to get this phone it has everything
you need with its 1.3 megapixel camera even though it is a quite chunky
phone it is worth buying
Reviewed by Joe Hurn from UK on 10th Feb 2005
This phone is very good. it offers some great features including blue
tooth ( which i think is a must for all people these days), a brilliant
camera, and a 10 minute video recoorder. you can also edit these short
movies, with the movie editor application which is included. The few
things i dont like about this phone is the fact it has no infra red
( which i guess is old news, but still useful) no radio and sound is
a little rubbish. ( but thats why i have an ipod. i would give this
4 stars, its great! ... but lets you down slightly on a few things.
Reviewed by kishan from engalnd on 10th Feb 2005
this is the best phone ive ever had and its much better than the 6230
sooo dont dis this phone
Reviewed by Iqbal from UK on 10th Feb 2005
I have had my Nokia 7610 for two months now and I love it! Generally
speaking, the operating system (Symbian OS) is easy to handle and get
into. The funky keyboard didn't give me any problems when I texted.
The camera is brilliant, except when it gets dark, although the night
mode helps. My brother has a S700 and the camera in comparison is pants.
The only real let down is the mp3 player. There are no dual earphones
out (yet) for the 7610! :( And the sound is a bit tinny. Also, it could
do with some external sound control. Overall the great looks on this
phone hide some brilliant features eg. Phoning, camera, video and general
operating.Shame about the earphones.
Reviewed by Jake012656 from Wales on 9th Feb 2005
shocking. camera is rubbish. keeps crashing
Reviewed by blu from birmingham on 9th Feb 2005
I brought the 7610 3 months ago which replaced my 6230 and what a improvement
it is.Screen size is great the interface is typical nokia very easy
to use excellent camera and video big memory which you can add more
too,it looks great and feels solid.I like the fact you get the usb lead
and software to use the phone with your pc which saves you a fortune
instead of buying ringtones etc.Only real draw bac id say is no automatic
keyguard which is a nice feature, radio im not to fused about but otherwise
another quality nokia,ive had many mobiles tryed most sony,samsung etc
but fact is nokia are the best phones around by far if your thinking
of gettin one you wont regret it 10 out of 10 from me cheers!!!!
Reviewed by yogi from England on 8th Feb 2005
The best fone in da world 10 minutes of video recording people and expandable
memory it also has other features aswell for example bluetooth,Mp3 player
Reviewed by BAHADIR from TÃ¼rkiye on 7th Feb 2005
I loved my new 7610 then I saw Ä±ts terrible sound quality... I think
its really bad..7610 has really good picture quality and a usefull menus
but sound is a really big problem for me..
Reviewed by jo from uk on 1st Feb 2005
almost 6-7 months back I bought this phone from hongkong.Firstly i bought
because of the looks but i didnt really knew what this phone was really
good for.Man the resolution of the screen is amazing.when i found out
that it has got symbian opeating system i was so :).I bought loads of
application and games and now some how i m obsessed with the phone.the
phone does the more than most normal PDA apart from wifi internet connection.Battery
life time is outstanding.but the same time i would like to tell u guys
the bad side of the phone is it doesnt have the radio,no infrared,No
availibilty of the headphones which u could use for both ears.The phone
speaker is mono not sterio like most new phones.After u have quite few
more application the phone gets slower.Me being as a music person I
would like to listen loads of music,even though i have enough memory
on my pohone to keep hundreds of song compilation i cannot fully take
advantage because of the headphone unavailability so i could upgrade
after one year later
Reviewed by A Penny from Great Britian on 31st
We purcharsed this phone to get Bluetooth to connect our PDA's with
it. In the 5 months we have had the phone it has never worked. The phone
is totally unreliable. We bought 2, both were replaced within a month.
They both became faulty again 3 months later and have had to have firmware
upgrades and new parts. The keypad is a total pain as is the calendar.
The photos jump. While playing games it errors and throws you out. Lifeblog
would not work because of the firmware. I would not recommend this phone
to any one. I always have Nokia phones and this one has been a total
let down. It started sending texts multiple times as well. DO NOT TOUCH
THIS PHONE YOU WILL BE SORRY
Reviewed by jojeth delos reyes from netherlands/philippines
on 29th Jan 2005
the camera and the video recording is outstanding! it is very user friendly
and i like its gigantic memory capacity. the connection is also well
above the standard.. its a worth buy..
Reviewed by keith farrow from england on 22nd
WOW, WOW, WOW, hard to use? er NO, Expensive? eh NO, i got 2 7610s on
free upgrade with vodafone(when the wife saw mine she wanted one!),
much much better than 6230 which is a bit 2002,so easy to use, everything
anyone would want, i sent back to vodafone my sharp gx30 as it was a
waste of pocket space, the 7610 is 10x the phone, crack on Nokia!!
Reviewed by Joss Fisher from england on 15th Jan
this is one of the beast phones i have ever seen, i would still have
one now, but it isnt the best phone out ther
Reviewed by em-em from philippines on 12th Jan
this phone is the best in other reviews they say that this sucks but
it does for me its the best
Reviewed by Jen from England on 11th Jan 2005
This phone has all the modern features you could need or want... well
almost. The Nokia 7610 provides excellent pictures from the 1.3 mega
pixal camera and videos along with a variety of toys such as video editor,
for when you have far too much spare time. It also has a huge memory
so loads of pictures can be stored. BUT theres a few things which bring
it down. Its slow to open options such as messages, pictures and web.
The calander has few options and is primative for such a new phone.
Also Nokia informs me there is no headphones available for the phone
as the Realplayer is mono output, so everyone has to listen to your
MP3s when you want to. It boasts new extras like "positioning" and "Presence"
which frankly, knowbody uses anyway. So yes, the NOKIA 7610 is very
advanced phone but like NOKIA do so well, they have taken 2 steps forward
and 1 step back. I recommend this phone for all its clever feactures
but i wouldnt stay loyal to it. I intend to change my phone within the
next 3 months for a smaller, lighter model... with a decent calander
Reviewed by Bern from England on 11th Jan 2005
The 7610 is a GREAT mobile! Ive been getting mobile phones for my birthday
since i was 12 i am now 16, and my last birthday by far had to be the
best phone wise! I think that this at the moment is definately in the
top 3 in the market!
Reviewed by the king from africa on 8th Jan 2005
ITS soo god, it has evrything a phone can have and its the best phone
Reviewed by Bernie from Australia on 7th Jan 2005
THIS PHONE IS OFF THE HOOK!!!!! It is the best I have had alltime and
I have had a lot of pones. it's got every thig you need and then some
more, pics come out sick with the 1mega pix camra, listen to mp3's and
even better I am watching my dvd's on the move with my NOKIA 7610. I
really LOVE THIS PHONE!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Jamie from England on 21st Dec 2004
I have had the phone for nearly 3months, it is a fantastic phone that
has everything a person needs in a phone, but there are some faults
i have found. the first is that the camera has a delay and so you miss
things if you take them quickly and if they are moving. the second is
that the video camera jumps. but the other features on the phone are
fantastic and i do suggest this phone to anybody considering it.
Reviewed by JOE from LONDON on 19th Dec 2004
GR8 PHONE. ENOUGH SAID.
Reviewed by phill from uk on 19th Dec 2004
the best phone i have ever used. theres to much samsung d500 this and
that that phone is being over hyped as my friend has one and is okish.
the mono sound never botherd me because in reality an mp3 player is
better for playing your songs then any mp3 in phones. excellent phone
Reviewed by taj from travis on 17th Dec 2004
it is just plain GOOD BUY IT I JUST GOT IT 2 DAYS AGO AND IT IS OFF
Reviewed by Lukas from Germany on 17th Dec 2004
I've tried a friend phone (that is to say a very disatisfied friend).
The phone don't hold to a single of it's promises. Take the camera for
instance it is low below a lot of the 640*480 cameras because the colors
aren't well reproduced. Another thing is the keyboard you will be irritated
from the first time you try to uswe is and it will get even worse after
a while (my friend know ofcourse planning to change to another phone
that actally let's you type in a SMS longer than 2 letters without being
Reviewed by dannyb from england on 15th Dec 2004
Simply amazing. Had it since day of release and there is no reason not
2 get it. Even the keypad that some people dont like the look of is
easy to use and the phone just looks so good as well.
Reviewed by EBAD from PAKISTAN on 11th Dec 2004
i got the 7610 about a week ago and its simply amazing... the phone
features are simply beautiful...the looks are also stunning,the mega
pixel camera is famulous ...although the phone is amazing there are
still some negative points about the phone...at first the 7610 does
not have an IRDA port which is very important to connect with phones
and computers which do not have bluetooth technology...the second con
is that there are no direct volume controls on the cell phone.except
for these 2 things the phone is perfect.
Reviewed by Antonis from Greece on 5th Dec 2004
Unbelievable!!! Greece Rulez..
Reviewed by Lionel from uk on 3rd Dec 2004
I just got the phone and I think it is fantastic. It has got so much
and can do lots of stuff
Reviewed by bizzy bone 2 from london on 2nd Dec
outstanding. its not a brick. it has m-pixel cam and vid cam.. nice
fone. only £200. get it
Reviewed by dave from london on 1st Dec 2004
this phone is to good for da hood. peace.
Reviewed by viki from some where like on 25th
yeh but no but yeh but no but yeh but no but,OOOOOHHHHH my god i can't
believe you said that about this phone! Coz like its sooooooo amazing!
it aint that expensive any way,can you believe wot appened it corre
Reviewed by John Betrand from Australia on 25th
Its too expensive.This fone borrows too much features from n7600 and
Reviewed by E from philippines on 24th Nov 2004
hey! if you were gonna buy a nokia 7610, DON'T buy it! my uncle bought
a new one and he dropped it from about a foot in height and it broke
easily! it was such a waste of money...i know its a good phone and all,
but its so small that when it hit the ground, it just shattered..so
dont buy it if you dont wanna waste your money
Reviewed by John Walker from UK on 23rd Nov 2004
I was sold this phone as I was looking to upgrade from the P800 to something
that ran symbian, was less of a brick and had a decent camera. The 76100
was what the salesman recommended. It's taken me a while to get back
into not using a stylus, but got back into keypads again. So what did
I get for the rather large sum of money I had to part with? I got something
that looked fantastic. It is smaller, lighter, more user friendly. It
does the job, if a bit more slowly than the P800. It looks great and
it's unusual design is a talking point. What I didn't get was a good
quality digital camera. On uploading my images I got a passable snap
on the computer screen. This is most definitely not a replacement for
anyones digital camera. The video is limited with regard to quality,
but I had no real expectations in this area. Bluetooth connectivity
to my HBH 65 headset is a joke. It keeps disconnecting and is so gruesome
to use, I have gone back to a wired headset when driving. One of the
most annoying aspects of the phone is that you cannot listen to any
quality music, because they do not seem to have a stereo headset that
works with this phone. I was told by my supplier that this phone had
no headset supplied with it. I have tried using a matching headset for
the 7210 and after that the 7600. They plugged in ok, but then came
back as non supported. Don't sell me a music player with no way to appreciate
the quality. When I got the Sony, I got so many accessories. The Nokia
7610 had no accessories supplied with it. Not even a hands free kit.
They really are the barebone packages of the mobile phone world. To
summarise, I got something that does a great job of being a mobile phone;
a poor job of being a PDA and is a disappointing multimedia device.
The one blessing is that it is Symbian and so I should be able to find
apps to do the things I want in the way that I want them. This phone
did not meet my expectations and I suspect that it is aimed at the sector
of the market that rates fashionable over usable. Looks like another
contract year of wishing I'd waited a bit longer before upgrading. that
Samsung D500 looks the biz.
Reviewed by Nikolas aka GoGoBear from Greece on
21st Nov 2004
This is not the best phone evermade. Not even the cheapest. I had the
nokia 3650 for over a year and it was like my heads extension. Not really
a great improvement BUT by far the best s60 phone, right now on the
planet. And by the way, if you didn't ever used this phone don't bother
review it. After all se k700 is a simple phone while this is a smart
Reviewed by Harry from UK on 17th Nov 2004
Am I blind or what? Why can't I find infrared on this phone?
Reviewed by jatinder taneja from India on 16th
Dear Nokia, It was just going fine with my older nokia until on 3/11/2004
my wife wanted me to upgrade my mobile to Nokia 7610.(Just because of
the bluetooth technology). I spent Rs.23000 vide bill number 60871 dt.3/11/2004
buying your above mentioned set and Rs.5980 for Nokia HDW 4 kit vide
bill no.60872 from Satnam Electronics, M-42A Greater Kailash -I. It
was not 23000+5980=28980 i spent, i feel i spent 13 days of my precious
time.Also, i bought the pain and agony.Eversince i have bought the set,
i am not able to use the so-called bluetooth as it gets disconnected
very often(every 5-10 minutes).I spent a day in your Nokia care on 5th
of Novemeber 2004, vide jobsheet no. 1500015550 date 5/11/04 Time 12:28
at K-25, Alankar Road, Lajpat Nagar.trying to resolve the issue. They
kept the set for few hours and returned it to me saying the battery
has not been charged despite my insisting that the same was done for
2 days. I was assured by the Mgr Mr. Batra, that there is no problem
in the set/bluetooth and given false and lame assurances. If this is
the way Nokia India wants to handle their customers, i feel they will
be very soon responsible for their own downfall. Regards with Best Wishes
Reviewed by NottmBantam from UK on 11th Nov 2004
Had this phone fora bout 6 weeks now,and its not bad. I was recommended
the phone by a sales person, based upon what i wanted. My previous phone
was a Son Ericsson P900 and I wanted something that was lot less complicated,but
still with some decent features, and lo and behold, the Nokia 7610 was
the answer. I like the way you can configure which button to have on
screen in the stand by mode, and once you install AppMan (www.symbianware.com
) you can add any programme to the Go To folder and tehn have this button
on screen, so its the 'favoutites' button. THe keypad does take some
getting used, although you should pick it up quickly. I found the number
3 button a littl eon teh small side, and much samller than the others,
so when texting or dialling, I always miss out the d/e/f letters of
the number 3! The other small gripe is the caller id / caller display
on incoming calls. THe pop up thumbnailis rather small ( although you
can get Full Screen Caller application ) but normally, it takes a few
rings for the phone to match the numbers thats ringign you to those
you have in your phone book, it doesn't bring it up straightwawy, it
just displays the number. Also had a small problem with teh Alarm function,
as the snooze option disappears. The only way to bring it back is to
re-boot the phone!Recently downloaded a few games as well, and also
there are some otehr applications out there to help you maximise teh
funtionality of your 7610. Apart from all that, its a pretty decent
phone, I can download all my POP3 emails, reply to them , text happily
enough, take decent photo's, download MP3 files and use them as ringtones,
and also sync it with my Outlook calendar on my pc so I can carry my
diary round with me. THe pc software ( Nokia PC Suite ) is a little
limited, but you can do most things with it ( transfer files, download
music / images ) . Not a bad phone at all.
Reviewed by juan carlo peni from philippines on
6th Nov 2004
7610 is generally very good, yet some functions needs improvement like
1 mega pixel camera needs to have flash to really capture vivid pictures
and has to have a camera fast capturing speed in order not to blur the
picture, other functions are very impressive, man you've got to have
Reviewed by Rachel from Scotland on 3rd Nov 2004
Have to say, somewhat disappointed with this phone. Found it overly
complicated, and was unable to hook it up to my computer as it was not
compatible. I dont think the sound quality is as good as it could be
either. Find that it takes so long to do things, everything has to be
loaded or downloaded first. It also doesnt keep up with text messaging
- I'm not that fast, yet I still have to wait for words to appear before
typing any more. Although I like the look of the keypad design, find
it slightly clumsy to use. Kinda disappointed at not having radio either,
considering i cant actually download MP3s!
Reviewed by Dav from Scotland on 2nd Nov 2004
The phone is excelent. Has lots of aditional features. Bit dissapointed
about it having no games originally. Picture quality is great, video
is surprisingly good. The sound quality from the phone could have been
improved. My main disappointment with the phone is the Nokia PC Suite
6.3 wont install on any operating system except Windows 2000 or XP Service
Pack 1. I run 98 and ME and was shocked by this as there isnt even a
downloadable verion for these operating systems. Overall the phone is
a greeat buy well worth its money.
Reviewed by peter v from england on 1st Nov 2004
Amazing!!!! I have gone through many phones and this one is the best
Ive ever had!! Probably the best phone out at the moment. The quality
of the camera is unbelevable!!
Reviewed by BexieID from UK on 29th Oct 2004
I had a 7650 for just over 2 years and decided to get the 7610, taking
out a new contract so I could get it free. I wasn't prepared to fork
out £230 again, although I was very tempted to get the P900. Camera
is of very good quality. Although I think photos inside with a good
light look better than some taken ouside when I've had them printed
in Tesco. Movie Director is really good. MP3 is not as good as the K700i
(my brother has that phone), but it's kewl that you can use MP3s as
your ringtone. I just got a 512k memory card off Amazon for £40. Well
worth it! It's well handy connecting to a PC and just dragging the files
you want onto the phone. Bluetoothing them just gets annoying! You don't
get any games with it, well I didn't but I put the games from my 7650
onto it and you can d/l snake from the Nokia wap site and some other
bits from there. Theres just one thing that annoys me with wap, that
it doesn't always disconnect you and I end up having to switch the phone
off and on, losing about 3 battery bars in the process! Other than that,
it's been a great phone so far. The Krussel leather cases with the zip
are really good.
Reviewed by Lee from U.K. on 25th Oct 2004
DIS PHONE IS BANGIN. AND THAT. OH MY DAYZ
Reviewed by Cyrus from Netherlands on 22nd Oct
Everything is very good EXCEPT for the sound quality: both the loudspeaker
and the headset sound extremely tinny and the voice dialling absoulutely
refuses to recognise any combination of syllables. The shops tell me
the voice software is buggy and will probably be updated soon. Anyone
know when?? Without an update it is fancy bu not really useable. With
better sound it would be truly awesome.
Reviewed by Cheeky Fella from Singapore on 21st
Its pathetic that for such an expensive phone, Nokia 7610 offers only
MONO audio output. I was lucky to get SE K700i instead. Not only does
SE K700i has good reception, it has good connectivity (Bluetooth, irDA,etc)
and a good STEREO audio output for its FM radio and MP3 player. On top
of that, the MP3 player has an equalizer where you can tweak the treble
or bass of the audio output. NOKIA priced its mobile with such MEDIOCRE
features rather expensively. TOTAL RIP OFF.
Reviewed by Chris Faddon from England on 15th
Nokia have once again done what they do best -- Taken their winning
formula a-la the 7250, a formula that is known to work beautifully.....and
dropped it in favour of something new and risky.....which has totally
paid off! The operating system on the 7610 has loads more features than
their older phones, and is very different to use. Yet in true Nokia
style, it somehow all works -- They keypad is unusual but still feels
right, there are extra buttons but they all work in your favour, the
menu system has extra levels but it's still quick and easy to find things,
and so on... This phone has amazing features, looks good, feels great,
and just *works*. Nice one Nokia!
Reviewed by Geoff Bosley from Wales on 15th Oct
Its a great and stylish phone no doubt. However its not a phone that
you can just pick up and use, u do have to sit down and flick through
the manual. The video isnt fantastic but its a good picture and the
camera is great. Its light and looks the bomb! I was umming and arring
whther to wait for the the 6630, but the look won me over. It has some
features which i have no idea what it does, like positioning etc. I
would recommend this phone and would buy. but saying that dont coz i
want to be the only one with one so i look cool! Buy it it!
Reviewed by Steve from England on 14th Oct 2004
Whats wrong with Nokia? dont they listen to their customers? a phone
that plays mp3 but isnt stereo??? people have been complaining about
nokia symbian phones poor sound quality, especially the ringtones!!
but each new symbian phone is the same, i myself own a nokia 6600 which
is a good phone but the sound it appauling. also nokia should test their
phones in the "real world" before releasing them, that will probably
save them a fortune in firmware upgrades, if you ask me, nokia are going
downhill and fast start listening to your customers Niki and stop being
so damn arrogent. WAKE UP NOKIA! and stop charging top rate prices for
3rd rate phones. the only reason most people stick with nokia is cos
its easy to install software/games/apps onto the phones and they are
easily availible online I was considering buying this phone but if the
sound is mono then i may as well stick with my 6600.
Reviewed by noypi from philippines on 11th Oct
pic quality isnt that exceptional as what they claim!
Reviewed by sean from uk on 10th Oct 2004
try the e700
Reviewed by James Blake from UNITED KINGDOM on
7th Oct 2004
This is da hottest fone on da planet
Reviewed by Brian Parry from England on 4th Oct
This is the first Nokia I have bought for some time and will also be
the last for some time. The phone is so unusable I am exchanging it
for a Sony Ericsson K700i. A few of the faults - bluetooth connectivity
erratic, even when the phone establishes a connection it only actually
allows connectivity 50% of the time. Voice dial recognition is appalling,
recognises the voice 1 in 50 when driving even when recorded when driving.
My old Ericcson recognises voice while driving virtually without fail.
Often the phone fails to connect time after time, only cured by switching
the phone off and on and waiting an age for it to be ready to use. I'll
let you know what my Ericsson K700i is like in comparison.
Reviewed by Daz from UK on 21st Sep 2004
Quite simply the best mobile phone I have owned. Apart from stereo output
this phone has every feature you could want in a phone in a lightweight
compact and stylish shell.
Reviewed by raul from australia on 11th Sep 2004
damn poor fone,try d410!!!!!!
Reviewed by mr armani from uk on 10th Sep 2004
i have always had nokia phones my last one was nokia 7600.i just got
the 7610 and it is the best phone i have experiences.words can not say
how this is. just get one.
Reviewed by seyi from nepal on 3rd Sep 2004
great fone good pic quality ruls
Reviewed by J Lapham from UK on 1st Sep 2004
No doubt the best fone available at the moment and probably for the
next season. The main rival of the 7610 will be the 6630 which does
have significantly better features, but is anyone really going to buy
anything as ugly as a 6630 over something as sexy as a 7610?????????
Reviewed by Mellody from Indonesia on 22nd Aug
I ve got this phone like about three or four days ago . Well the first
time eiv'e got it it was totaly cool in school. But my friends have
it too well there is no problem with that . But when I dropped my handphone
It broke and couldnt be fixed ! IT is the 7th hand phone ive got so
i guess it is not a verry good one ..Although, it has a good recording
stuff and a good camerra but id rather choose Samsung p400 ....... Buh
Reviewed by Karlls David from India on 10th Aug
I've had the Nokia 6600 for quite long now & recently i saw the new
Nokia 7610 in the Market. Although this phone looks good but this dosen't
offer you as many features as Nokia 6600 except the camera part of it
However, if you are planning to buy a cell phone just wait for couple
of months because the new Nokia 9500 is on its way & all set to shake
up all the mobile phones,It'll be quite expensive though. For more details
click on the link below http://www.nokia.co.in/nokia/0,,55208,00.html
Thats it for now..Thanks- Karlls
Reviewed by CC from UK on 3rd Aug 2004
I have had the 7610 for a couple of weeks now and am still trying out
the multitude of features and functions, so this is just an initial
review. Up to now, I have been very disappointed with pics taken with
camera phones. When the new breed of 1mp phones became available, I
was naturally quite interested. But the main reason I got the 7610 at
this time was because my 12 month contract was coming to its end, and
the 7610 was available free with a new £22/month Anytime 100 Vodafone
contract (including half price rental for 3 months + free weekend calls
for 6). In effect, I received a free £350 phone for a contract which
costs quite a bit less than my expiring one! So I am experimenting for
nothing, and I also now have a 6100 as back-up as well! Personally,
I really like the look and feel of the 7610. Even though it is quite
a bit bigger and heavier than the 6100, I am getting used to it. I like
both versions - I think the white/silver version (mine) is ~classy~,
whilst the black/red is ~sexy~. When the replacement fascias come out,
I shall be buying the red/black and alternating! The key layout is unusual
but it doesn't take long to get used to it. Those who are used to phones
being ready to use almost as soon as they are switched on are in for
a little surprise. The 7610 is like a PC and takes a while to go through
its 'boot up' process. But once on, it works as quickly as everything
else. No complaints about reception either, more 'blobs' than the 6100
in my test areas. The loudspeaker function works well and with the phone
on a table or dashboard, people I call say they can hear me fine i.e.
you could use it hands free in a car. Battery life seems OK average
but I haven't used it over a long enough period to really comment. I
am generally very pleased with the phone. I's a good combination of
phone, camera and PDA. Photo quality is just ok, even at the 'high'
setting (1152x864). Sure, it's far better than most camera phones but
still some way behind your average 3mp digicam; I have to use 'Photoshop'
for enhancement. Video quality is acceptable and the length of 10 mins
is very good. Haven't tried the video editor yet. The phone may play
MP3 but sound quality is pretty atrocious, mono only and no jack for
headphones. Luckily, I do not need my phone to play music, or listen
to radio (which it doesn't have!). The included USB cable for connecting
the phone to a PC is very useful (I wouldn't have a camera phone without
one). Far easier/quicker downloading and uploading stuff, manipulating
files, doing memory back-ups, etc. I download the pics and videos and
email them, rather than use MMS. But be warned, the DKU2 cable driver
and Nokia PC Suite software for the 7610 only works with Windows XP
(SP1 minimum) or 2000. If you are running Win Me or older, forget it
- I have PCs running different Windows versions and I have tested this!
A very poor decision by Nokia, in my opinion. Lastly, the back cover
needs to be closed carefully - the locking tabs do not seem very positive
or secure; I have had the cover popped off a couple of times. Not really
on for a phone that costs this much but I've since bought a protective
case, so end of problem!
Reviewed by Mark from England on 2nd Aug 2004
I have owned the Nokia 7610 for about 2 weeks and found it to be an
excellent phone, the camera picture quality is superb, a full A4 Printout
with near perfect quallity, it has numerous features and is very easy
use. Without a doubt the best Nokia Mobile on the market HIGLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Tony from England on 24th Jul 2004
Awesome phone end off
Reviewed by May from Egypt on 17th Jul 2004
IT IS LIGHT!!!!!!!! Everyone might be talking about its features including
the 1M camera and the ten minutes video recording, but one striking
feature about the 7610 is that it does what a cell phone is meant to
do, be light and easy to use. Way more than that, it looks good...so
good that it makes you think twice before buying the newer 6630 phone,
which is equipped with better features but has the ugliest shape a phone
could have....Don't think twice...the 7610 is your best buy!
Reviewed by fe from philippines on 17th Jul 2004
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7610 is the best phone i've ever had.Its cool.