Nokia 8310 Review
The Nokia 8310 replaces the very popular 8210. The Nokia 8310 features
a more modern stylish look, WAP (GPRS), and the benefit of an integrated
FM radio with headset. The infra-red modem enables the Nokia 8310 to
easily interface with a laptop for example. The re-modelled facia makes
the buttons easier to use than the 8210 which it replaced, and of course
the phone looks more modern than the older 8210. It's actually even
smaller than the 8210, although a touch heavier. Reliability problems
and the fact that this phone is well past its sell-by date in terms
of features make this a poor choice nowadays.
- WAP, GPRS
- 5 line display
- Voice activated dialling
- Predictive text messaging
- 35 ringtones plus 5 customisable ringtones
- Phone memory (500 names and numbers)
- Changeable x-press on covers
- Picture messaging
- Data capability with built-in infra-red modem
- Voice recorder (3 minutes)
- Integrated FM radio
- Games, clock, currency converter
- Size: 97 x 43 x 19 mm
- Weight: 84g
- Battery standby: 100 - 350 hours
- Battery talktime: 2 - 4 hours
- Vibration alert
- Dual band
Nokia 8310 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by fone_lover from uk on 13th Jun 2004
Ive had my 8310 for about less then a year now.And there are couple
problems on a 8310 that is. It hasnt got composer, you can only keep
5 of your own ringtones and it hasn got screen saver.But other then
that, the 8310 is a super fone, a fone 2 be proud of.
Reviewed by angry! from australia on 8th May 2004
okay, first off, i got through half of the reviews and i couldnt belive
the amount of c@@p i i was reading. 1) the nokia 8310 is loaded with
features, if not bloated. 2) for the idiots out there complaingin about
the fone being improved, if they are so smart why dont they get a job
designing fones? the fones problems reflect on the idiots who use them,
i know that there ARE such things as bugs, and i am able to still use
my nokia with no problems. i quite like my nokia 8310, and soon am getting
a 6510 as they are pretty much the same fone, only dif is he 6510 got
the better screen with the blue light and more poshhhhhhh lookin cover.
i am sick and tired of idiots with no actual factual info making revies,
u got sum retard sayin stuff like he reckons the wap on the 8310 is
fast, the 8310 has gprs dumbass. and for all those idiots out there
who say not to buy it, well guess what, its one of the most common fones
and it kicks ass (for its time offcourse) and the fact of the matter
is these ppl are idiotic complaining winging people with nothing better
to do. il admit mine does restart, and ask for sim to be inserted but
i am happy with it, GET A LIFE!!! nokia 8310 is an outstanding easy
to use,m yet complex lil fone :) oh yeah, nothing is perfect and this
fone is not being portrayed as being perfect!!
Reviewed by Tolga Ozdemir from TURKEY on 28th
best looking, long battery life , traditional nokia simple features.
good price & performance. recommended.
Reviewed by Kevan from United Kingdom on 18th
Ok so it's old now, but i still rate the 8310 as one of the all time
greats, having had pretty much every phone for a trial it does what
it says on the box, it calls, texts, and stores no's, i'm using a SE
610 at the mo and the reliability isn't as good, not to mention camera
(haven't used yet!) if your offered an 8310 take it still good
Reviewed by Ian Connor from United Kingdom on
14th Apr 2004
Owned phone less than 1 year and have WHISTLING SOUND heard by my friends
on the other end of the line. My friend has the same phone and also
complains of this problem. Very poor customer service from Nokia, despite
still being under warrantee, who deny this is a problem. Don't get this
Reviewed by andy from i.o.w. on 13th Apr 2004
i'm on my ninth 8310 in a period of 12 months,the thing constantly turns
itself off, and when anyone calls me they cant hear anything i am saying
because of the screeching noise heard by them.dony buy one,absolute
Reviewed by Tiff from Australia on 9th Apr 2004
My brother had this fone for about a year but found the ringing was
too quiet and often missed important calls. So i swapped my 3315 for
his fone and i love it. Ive had it for about a month and ive had no
troubles. The radio is really good quality, has some pretty cool games,
heaps of ringtones and its a great size for fitting in ya pocket. My
only dissapointment was with the case. It feels really lose and the
buttons r quite lose and im often scared that ill break it if i hold
it too tightly. Overall its a pretty great fone and havent had any technical
Reviewed by tomboy anders from england on 2nd
im just about 2 get a new 3300, but ive had an 8310 4 ages and it is
g8, easy 2 use, g8 functions. deffeatly a gr8 starter fone and a 2nd
and 3rd fone. long battery life and stuff, i recomend it 2 ny 1
Reviewed by Atiq from Bangladesh on 24th Mar 2004
Cute and small enough to keep in your pocket. Sound level too low to
hear when ringing. But sound quality of the radio is excellent. Buttons
are rather loose. Battery life excellent. Many other handy and nice
features like infra red connection to laptop computer,calender, to do
Reviewed by Gro from Norway on 21st Mar 2004
I`ve had my 8310 for about a year now and i like it very much, its a
nice size, the smaller being the better in my book and the design is
also quite good. I have a withe cover on it and with the withe light
it looks stylish. As for functions it has all i need realy. The absolutely
best thing about it is the radio function, perfect when travelling,
running, walking, waiting for the bus etc.etc. I`ve dropped it on various
sufaces and its none the worse for it, the only problem is that it tends
to lose contact with the SIM card. It wont be replaced untill i find
a smaller phone with radio and better design
Reviewed by craigy boy from ENGLAND on 21st Mar
Wot a fone!!! i bought mine 4 £40 off ma m8s si the ova day and already
im in love wit it!!!! itz small, got good functions ( shame theres no
polyphonic or colour) , but i think the blue back light is wckd!!!!
itz alot clearer than the green 1's. from my veiw, this is the best
lookin fone on the market ( well out ), cos itz looks absolutly stunnin!!!!
all the functions are god and work, menu is fast, had no problems, the
cases look amazin especially the red and white, that looks WACK!!!!
i brought a budweiser string for it yesterday 2 hang it rnd ma neck,
cos im proud of dis fone!!!!
Reviewed by Jes from on 21st Mar 2004
Well it is a cute, stylish phone with some features. I've had it for
a year and a half. At first it impressed me somehow, but soon after
got bored of it so much. just wanted to get rid of it. It doesn't have
ringing polyphonic ringing tones and even the maximum volume is so damn
silent. compared to other phones ringing it just sounds like a an old
old scratched tape. the battery is not that good as well and has to
charge it more frequently than it was said in its review by Nokia.
Reviewed by jason hughes from new zealand on 15th
when i first got this phone ...which was replaced by phoneinsure!!!
i thought it was great. Small, smart,sofisticated,....it was for a few
months. All you have to do is read all the fault experiances of others
and ......need i say more...dissapointed.
Reviewed by me from UK on 13th Mar 2004
this fone is ace! but its a bit dissapointing! ive had this fone 4 a
year and a bit, and its blancked out every now and then when i try to
send messages.....from when i first got it to now! the sim card also
slips out a bit sometimes and i have to take off the back, take out
the battery and replace the sim card.....although this has only started
happening recently! my friend has got the same phone, and hers also
blankes out. although i do love this fone and dont want to get a new
Reviewed by Kirsty from UK on 7th Mar 2004
i thik this fone is gr8! it has all the features needed, im still discovering
new things on it. i think u need 2 fully understand how 2 use it b4
u can benefit properly fron it! i highly recommend this phone 2 n e
1 considerin buyin it, if only it had a camera on it, then it wud b
the BEST fone eva! :-)
Reviewed by Marcus from Ireland on 3rd Mar 2004
Not a good phone. I have had 7 of them in a year. I kept bringing them
back with faults and was only allowed to change for the same phone.
I had many software updates and all that but nothing ever worked properly.
Ringing tone got stuck on "ascending" on at least 4 of them. Callers
on the other end often complained of whistling noise that I could never
hear. The car kit is absolutely appalling. Sound is very bad and the
volume buttons vibrate when the car is moving. I have always had nokia
phones and have never had a problem. I had a 6310 with car kit which
was flawless. I thought being Nokia that the 8310 would be the same,
not so. Ringing volume not great, vibration not great. For one of them
not to work properly was unfortunate, for 7....well it just wasnt meant
to be. Bought a 6100 yesterday. Nice phone but PLEASE give us the option
of NOT having polyphonic ringing.
Reviewed by t from NL on 23rd Jan 2004
Using this phone for almost 2yrs. Nice phone with enough (or too much)
functions. Sound quality is great compared to the modern phones! Only
problem is the automatic rebooting. However, this only happens once
in a few months. Only problem is the fragile front cover. it's showing
bursts in te transparent part at the keynummers 1 and 4. only solution
would be changing the cover.
Reviewed by Crystal C. from Scotland on 6th Jan
I just wanted to say that this is such an excellent phone but with a
couple of faults that hasn't been a problem with my other (a lot older)
Nokia phones. I've had my phone for less than a week now, so I guess
I shouldn't be judging so early, but I've always had Nokia phones so
I think I adjust to them quite quickly. The Bad Points: Really quiet,
weird ringtones!!! Most of the good, strong tones have been taken out
and replaced with these strange new ones that sound like there is something
wrong with the phone. The tones are really soft too, so if you are in
a busy place, you'll probably feel it vibrating rather than the actual
ring. Also, the buttons are pretty loose. I'm not sure if it's only
my phone, but the buttons feel rather insecure as does the cover - it
doesn't bother me as the keypad and the covers (which will cost you
a little bit) are interchangeable, so it has a less solid feel compared
to my older phones. The Good Points: Excellent radio, I thought that
it would be really very rubbish, but when you have good reception, sound
quality is crystal clear! (heh, I am SO hilariously funny. just nod
and ignore me for now) It's sooo small!!!!!!! It's so cute and tiny!
The games may be a bit hard to play as the buttons are so small and
dainty, but text messaging and dialing isn't too bad. Which brings me
to another point, Nokias have good reception always!! There are so many
other features that I haven't mentioned, but are useful, (such as calender
and calculator, but I've said too much so maybe it's best to stop).
Overall, this is a brilliant phone and I hope it doesn't let me down
like the some of the other reviews say! If you get a later version of
the model (like me) software faults etc shouldn't bother you too much.
It's a shame that this product have been discontinued, if it had a colour
screen and a camera, this would be the BEST phone!!! Thanks for reading
my review, I hope this helped! Sorry it was a bitty long :o) !! xxx
Reviewed by nigel from wales on 5th Jan 2004
had this phone for 17 months now so had plenty of experience of its
shortcomings. It is quite a neat phone with some nice features including
a radio BUT, despite a software upgrade and patch it turns itself off
when it feels like and occasionally reboots when you hit the
on text messages. This drives you crazy as you have to retype the whole
bloody lot again. Its also pretty flimsy and gives the impression that
if you drop it it'll shatter into a thousand pieces, unlike my siemens
phone which was built like a 4" tank. There are plenty of better (more
reliable) phones on the market so avoid buying one.
Reviewed by Glenn P from Switzerland on 5th Jan
I have had this phone for 1 year. In that time, it has been replaced
twice, and had its software "upgraded" twice. The ubiquitous lousy Nokia
software shows itself here again, with the old familiar problems such
as turning itself off during SMSs, and other inopportune times such
as in your pocket. Ring tone is weak, forget hearing this in your clothing
in a public place! The FM (mono) radio is great, that is if you like
carrying the unwieldy headset around with you. I actually can't find
one redeeming feature in this phone. I get only Nokia phones through
work, and now have a comprehensive (better than your average Nokia repair
agent!) list of common Nokia software issues, consistent poor quality,
and general frustration.
Reviewed by Dawn from N Ireland on 3rd Jan 2004
I had an 8310 but unfortunately lost it (one of the disadvantages of
it being so small?). I absolutely loved it and never had the slightest
problem with it. I dropped it the first day I had it but it wasn't damaged
at all. For such a tiny phone it was pretty tough! The radio was brilliant,
the reception terrific. I also loved the voice recorder. Texting was
a doddle, as it is in all Nokia phones. No problems with voice calls
either. After I lost it my husband said he would buy me a new phone
with camera included so I decided to get a Panasonic GD87. It's a great
phone but nowhere near as good as the 8310 for texting and doesn't have
a radio. I can only store 10 text messages.The voice recorder has a
much shorter time than the one in the 8310. If anyone doesn't want a
camera or colour screen I would recommend the Nokia 8310 - you'll love
Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 20th Dec 2003
A Brilliant buy. i got this phone on contract for christmas last year
and its not let me down once. i must say you need slim fingers for the
tiny buttons or you'll end up pressing about 3 every time. The covers
for it are really good but there quite hard to find, i got a ded nice
winnie the pooh one for about a fiver. the menu is really easy to use
(like all nokias)and there won't be a feature you cant use. The radio
is really handy for when your bored on the bus or walking down to the
shop or something, where you can preset you favourite stations. The
amazing amount of text messages it can hold is gr8!!! i dont like deleting
txts because there is always some really nice ones you wana keep or
some funny ones, so with this phone holding about 200 messages its brilliant.
However the inbox does get really slow to open which can be abit irritating
when you get close to the limit. The voice tags are good for when your
in a rush as you dont need to search through all your names. Th e battery
life is really good, i charge mine about once every 2 weeks. NO JOKE.
and i have it on constantly day and nite. The games aren't very fun
but you have got bumper and snow boarding which makes a change from
just snake. it holds bout 500 names, which is really good for someone
that relies on there phone as an address book, an you can also assign
different ringtones to different caller groups e.g. family. so you know
whos calling before you even look at your phone. Its cute design looks
very stylish and never takes up too much room in a handbag. But at the
moment where there are phones with cameras and colour screens this doesnt
seem like much competition. To be honest i think i'd want one with all
the new features but if you just want a phone to do what a phone is
designed for you cant go wrong with this cutie. Also the two player
snake is very fun to play with a friend and the infa red option is good
so you can recieve business cards and stuff without people spendin g
money to send them to you. It will never let you down and even though
it is quite an old phone it doesnt look it and you will still look good
with this phone. I dont care about any other review, i have had this
phone for a year and i know all about it ( and i am VERY picky about
my phones!) and i think that it has been fab. i recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed by Jordan from UK on 19th Dec 2003
When i got this phone i thought it was great. I then noticed that there
were already phone entries in the phone book...strange. The last person
called was "The Link" where I got the phone from. Turns out that the
phone had been taken back, rebooted and sold on again. what a disgrace!
So i got a new one, this time with a fully packaged battery and a sealed
screen. This one turned itself off all the time though. So onto my 3rd
one. This continued to do the same and i was no longer allowed my money
back. I payed £30 to get it fixed when it was Nokias fault. Although
the radio, size, weight and other good features - this phone dissapointed
me because of its poor performance. Overall i was dissapointed with
this phone, and within a year i got a newer one, this time not a nokia.
Reviewed by carrots from uk on 17th Dec 2003
ive not had any probs with mine 12 months old and still going stong.shame
that theres no colour screen and polly ring tones.i had a 8210 pile
of sh-t b4 this.
Reviewed by Jo from UK on 16th Dec 2003
A great looking phone but after a few months it became really unreliable,
it keeps telling me to insert the Sim card even if it's in and sometimes
when I go to read a saved text it will switch itself off, but the backlight
stays on (!?) Also at times when I try to reply to a text it switches
off too. Maybe it's just my phone but in my humble opinion it ain't
really worth the cash. Am thinking of getting a 7250i, anybody got any
warnings before I do?
Reviewed by dragon from england on 14th Dec 2003
WAS EXITED TO RECIVE MY 8310 THEN AFTER ABOUT A WEEK OR TWO OF PLAYING
IT STARTED TO DO SOME STRANGE THINGS, WHEN I RECIVED A TEXT IT WOULD
SHOW THE TEXT ON THE SCREEN NOT THE NORMAL 1 MESSAGE RECIVED YOU NORMALY
GET, CALLER GROUPS FAILED TO WORK IF YOU PUT MORE THAN ONE NAME IN IT
WOULD PACK UP AND RING ANY RINGTONE IT WANTED THIS WAS SOLVED BY RESTORING
FACTORY SETTINGS BUT ONCE I TRIED TO FILL THE CALLER GROUPS AGAIN IT
PACKED UP AGAIN, ALSO IT WOULD MAKE A NOISE LIKE A FAX MACHINE WHEN
ANYONE CALLED SO I AM TOLD I NEVER HERD THIS MY SIDE OF THE CALL, AND
THAT IS ABOUT IT NEEDLESS TO SAY I DONT USE THIS PHONE ANY MORE IT HAD
POOR VOLOUM AND WAS A LITTLE FRAGILE FOR ME, I HAD A 8210 IN THE PAST
AND DISPITE RELIABILTY PROBLEMS REPORTED I HAD NO PROBS WITH MINE IT
WAS A FAR BETTER PHONE THAN THE 8310 ALL IN ALL A BIG DISSAPOINTMENT
Reviewed by jenny from england on 14th Dec 2003
wat a load of poo!! i have had this fone 2 years now, it was great in
the 1st year but this last year it keeps switching itself off for no
reason especially when im texting!! and now my answer button doesn't
work so i cant even get up numbers wat i last dialled which is annoying.
all my mobile fones have been nokias but after this s**t phone im gonna
change to a samsung.
Reviewed by thomas from england on 11th Dec 2003
the phone is the best one ever the samsung a800 is very good to but
the 8310 is better it is gggggrrrrrreeeeaaatttttt!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Ray from UK on 9th Dec 2003
My daughter conned me out of mine and I was left with a 3510. Worst
deal that I have ever made. The only down sides are, the buttons are
fiddly if like me you have large fingers and it is not a tri-band, but
hey who cares? It has everything else you could ever need in a phone!
Reviewed by Rob from UK on 5th Dec 2003
I am on my third set after having problems with the phone screeching
at people who call me. I do not hear the problem but people calling
me complain of hearing a noise like a train screeching to a halt. According
to Orange this is a problem Nokia are aware of and Orange also told
me that the replacement handset will probably have the same problem!
Not the best handset I've ever had although I love the radio.
Reviewed by Phil from Swansea on 4th Dec 2003
Do yourself a favour and show Nokia what a screw-up they have made -
by buying something else. My 8210 was great, all I want is a phone that
is reliable and small which is why I just got an 8310 - I'll be changing
back very soon! After a couple of months I have finally accepted that
my phone must be faulty because so many friends have now complained
of poor volume/screeching sounds/ crackle when they phone me (in particular
as I answer). I'm digging out my 8210 and nokia can have this pile of
Reviewed by joolz from canada on 26th Nov 2003
i HAD THIS PHONE FOR ABOUT 1 YEAR AND AFTER ABOUT 6 MONTHS I NOTICED
A BLACK MARK ON THE LCD WHERE IT HAD CRACKED THE PHONE DIDNT WORK WITHOUT
THE LCD SO I HAD TO GET IT REPAIRED WHICH COSTS ABOUT 100 DOLLARS! THIS
HAS HAPPENED TO ALOT OF PEOPLE I KNOW SO IM NOT REALLY LIKING THIS PHONE
Reviewed by bob from northern ireland on 26th
this phone deserves a minus rating. ive had two of these phones already.
the first one kept rebooting after trying to send a message, i phoned
my service provider and they said that all the 8310,s had been recalled
for this reason and a new one was sent out to me with updated software.
after about 4 months the display has went blank making the phone useless
to me. i had a 8210 before this and it gave me endless problems aswell.
my advise is never buy a nokia phone because they are absolutely rubbish.
Reviewed by Bruce from England on 22nd Nov 2003
Had mine for over a year now and just recently it started rebooting
the SIM every couple of minutes or so. Found this was something connected
with my changing the option for Cell Info Display. Turned the option
off and all was OK again, Great phone, neat, small and using the Voice
Activated dialling is just so simple. Just touch the button on the remote
microphone and say you voice tag. As hands free as you'll ever get.
Want one with colour, camera and hi fi ringtones now!
Reviewed by Nathan from uk on 19th Nov 2003
This phone is the best in the world i have had it for 60 years and it
is the best nokia on the market if u are thinking about going to get
a 7210 or a 7250 go for the nokia 8310 it's ggggggrrrrrreeeeeeaattt.
Reviewed by Mikey from UK on 13th Nov 2003
This phone is the best ever had it for 1 yr and not a problem. Its great
and easy to use. For all the people out there dont regret buying this
phone its worth the money and lasts a long time. ( A+++++++++++ Nokia
Keep IT UP )
Reviewed by Andy from Scotland on 13th Nov 2003
Reviewed by Al from uk on 23rd Oct 2003
ilove this phone i think all the links it has are usable and i definatly
have NOT regretted buying this phone! buy it if you need a good mobile!!!!!
Reviewed by Denise from Newcastle on 22nd Oct
What can I say !!! I've had trouble with this phone from day one and
since reading most of the other reviews seems the problems are more
or less similar, so why are they still happening - surely Nokia can
put these problems right by now. My phone constantly switches itself
off, sometimes taking ages to turn back on, freezes in the middle of
a text and cuts its self off, and when I receive a text message I also
receive previous messages that have already been deleted from my inbox
as well as the new message - how on earth that can happen is beyond
me. My contract is up in a few months and I can hoenstly say that the
8310 has put me off Nokia phones altogether !!!
Reviewed by Natasha from Wales on 18th Oct 2003
I normally love Nokia phones as they're so easy to use, so I "upgraded"
to this phone from my Samsung, much to my dismay. The quality is appalling.
I've had 4 different handsets in the space of 3 months, because each
time I experience the same problems: phone switches itself off while
texting, which is very frustrating. Also, while I'm mid conversation,
the person on the other end sounds very faint, and sometimes vice versa.
Also, occasionally, when you call someone and they pick, they hear a
really high pitched screeching sound. All in all, this phone is appalling.
I've finally managed to get it replaced with a Samsung, thanks to phone
insurance. My advice is, don't bother!
Reviewed by Brian from uk on 15th Oct 2003
I have read with interest all the reviews on this phone. I have had
mine for just over a year and have had no problems whatsoever with it.
I see various people using their phones on the train and tube and I'm
not suprised they have problems with them. They just have no patience
and seem to get so stressed with them. People, chill out relax and take
your time with your phone......after all it's only a phone.....meant
for fun!!! Only drawback with this phone, it does not make tea!!
Reviewed by Nasser from kuwait on 14th Oct 2003
Its from the best phones i have ever used so easy menu .. very fast
access to missed calls.. all ppl who had a problems before all because
the old version they have ..after V05.80 say good bye for these problems
. i want to buy another phone but i can't . I love you 8310
Reviewed by Lisa from UK on 14th Oct 2003
To everybody who is still moaning about the problem of it turning itself
off before you send a text - do you not speak to your network provider??
I called Orange when this happened to my phone a year ago and they sent
me a new one out with a software upgrade straight away - problem solved.
I was also told by others that you can get this problem fixed by any
phone repairer for about 30 quid. I may have upgraded now but I still
think this is one of the best little phones. If Nokia had brought out
a colour version with some better features I wouls no doubt have got
Reviewed by mfer_v18 from UK on 14th Oct 2003
Had the phone for a year but decided to get rid of it. The up and menu/select
buttons stopped working after 3 months. Very annoying. Apart from that
it worked well, great radio feature and other applications. Could do
with java and colour screen though.Very resilient too. Dropped it down
a toilet and set of stairs and it still works. Not bad for the price.
Reviewed by Des from UK on 10th Oct 2003
Points Disadvantages Turns itself off for no reason rejects sim card
again for no reason looses signal, when a few seconds ago it had 4 bars
scratches up really easily You press a button and nothing happens for
5 seconds or more. Its tempremental like a moody woman! Advantages Small
Easy to use (Nokia's are probably the easiest phone make around in useability)
function packed long battery life all in all i reckon the disadvantages
outweigh the benefits, plus there are much better phones around for
the cash. Cant wait to get my new Samsung v400 through the post!
Reviewed by Kevin from UK on 8th Oct 2003
This could have been such a brilliant phone. Don't get me wrong. I did
LOVE this phone and I still carry it as my 'work' phone today because
of it's brilliant small size. But the problems with the txt messaging
and sim card are dreadful. I've had this phone 15 months now. For the
first 7-8 months I thought it was perfect. And to be truthful, it was.
But then the problems began with the text messages. EVERY time I tried
to send one, the phone would switch off. So it got to the point where
I had to save every message first and then send. At least then it was
in the outbox so I didn't have to retype every message. The 'allow sim
action' message got unbearable. It was happening constantly. That is
NO me dramatising the situation. It was contstant. Then EVERY key push
resulted in the phone switching off. I was ready to throw it out of
the window but I opened the back, wiped the sim card and I no longer
get the message. I've also tried the 'chosing another network and then
chosing your own again' and that seems to have stopped the text mesage
problem (for now). All in all, a great phone at first, but then it became
Reviewed by jess from england on 6th Oct 2003
AHHHHH i want to get rid of this pile of sh!!t!! it turns itself off
ALL the time! the buttons dont work and it crashes alot of the time
too! i loved it when i 1st got it but now i cant wait to chuck it! im
gettin the 7250i soon thank god! DONT BUY THIS PHONE!!!
Reviewed by lauren from England on 1st Oct 2003
I have had this fone for bout a year and i would not reccomend anyone
to buy this fone. It turns itz self off wheneva your bout to send a
txt. It does look good and stylish and the games are good but it just
has to many technical problems and for the price it just aint worth
it.You'll spend more in repair bills!
Reviewed by preeya from UK on 1st Oct 2003
this phone has given me soo many problems i have just given up! i can
handle the phone always turing its self off all the time, that it takes
forever to load the numbers on the sim card, i can even handel the fact
that the power swith doesn't even work any more but what i really can't
stand is when i switches its self off and it automatically deletes all
the numbers in your phonebook. What a pain in the ass!!!!
Reviewed by andrea from bristol on 28th Sep 2003
just got this phone from changing from samsung a300 rubbish phone ...this
nokia 8310 is the bees knees interchangable covers if it gets scratched
but as allways nokias know how to make phones with excellent battery
life,texting is so simple,just a easy phone to use and very stylish
and with a great radio when you want a little time to chill out listening
to music on the move ....WELL DONE NOKIA OUTSTANDING again!!!!!!!
Reviewed by meg from uk on 30th Sep 2003
ok i havnt had the phone myself but my 2 friends have and the amount
of problems they have had with it is unbelievable!!!! when they first
got it i thought it was great, you can store loads of messeges on it,
it has a built in radio and its stylish. i was planning on getting one
untill their phones started switching off by themselves, being too slow,
the screen started to crack, i could go on. take my advice just DONT
Reviewed by ang from uk on 28th Sep 2003
have had this phone 1 week great little stylish phone ...these problems
people keep saying about phones turning off .....if they read in their
manual you must charge the phone for 16hours and then 2-3 times fully
charge and then discharge so you dont get memory data ,,,,well done
to nokia shame they didnt make a nokia 8310i with colour screen and
polyphonic ring tones that would have been a great phone as much as
this is now ....buy one now!!!!!
Reviewed by ke_tax from Malaysia on 22nd Sep 2003
I've been using this phone about 1 year ago.. To me, there is no major
problem. It very suitable for me as a student and make everyone look
at me, juz a little bit "WOW" because it's not a very cheap or expensive
phone.. in the middle. Yeah, i will use it until i have an enough money
to buy a new one! Maybe nokia 8310 also...
Reviewed by Rach from Uk on 21st Sep 2003
Not good enough 4 1 star. no color screen, camera and it turns itself
off!!!!!!!! Don't buy dis fone!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Greg from Uk on 15th Sep 2003
had this phone as a test phone at work (Orange) the sms rebooting problem
when you goto send will never be fixed, the insert sim message's only
resolve is to clean the sim contacts with a pencil eraser, and the singal
dropping is only on early software revisions, orange are now refusing
to replace them for this fault as nokia cant fix it, wait to go nokia,
how many more phones are going to turn off for no reason? 7210's alarms
stop working same on 7250, 6100 reboots on way, screens on 6100 and
7210 flicker. get a gd87 or x70
Reviewed by brian from Philippines on 14th Sep
Reviewed by Volz from UK on 10th Sep 2003
This hpone is an excellent phone to have. Its sheer size is the biggest
attraction to me as it fits in my pocket and doesn't leave a huge and
uncomfortable bulge. The backlight is very bright so it looks good.
Some features are a bit useless such as the stopwatch but things like
the voice recorder are good for a bit of fun. This phone is also very
sturdy as i have dropped it many times and it has never given me any
grief over the year that i have owned it. I've read that other users
had problems with it turning itself off and stuff, this must have been
an early problem and must have been fixed by the time i bought mine.
An excellent must have phone for someone who doesnt want a swanky camera
and colour screen etc.
Reviewed by Paul Cooper from United Kingdom on
5th Sep 2003
I have had this phone now for about 9 months and I have been very pleased
with the performance. The only complaint I have is that occasionally
it comes up with "Sim Card not recognised" which is annoying but luckily
it goes away fairly quick. The small size is extremly useful for me
as I carry the phone in my trouser pocket while at work and I don't
want something the size of a brick! The only improvements needed are
the addition of a colour screen and the use of polyphonic ringtones
but I guess that if Nokia introduced these it would be competing with
some of its own products. I am looking to swap it at the end of the
year purely to get something with colour and a better set of ringtones.
I am looking at the Nokia 7250i but I will be a little sorry to say
goodbye to this one.
Reviewed by yasmin from UK on 3rd Sep 2003
This is a very classy handset and has served me well over the past year,
except that I've never been able to fully take the covers off; it sometimes
switches off for no reason, and I have had to get the switch fixed once
because it refused to switch on. Apart from these (relatively minor)problems,
I would recommend this phone as you can now get it for free if you're
subscribing to a 12 month contract. Plus, the radio is good quality
and a very nice option!! Happy buying!!
Reviewed by Nathan Bailey from United Kingdom on
1st Sep 2003
I think this phone is the best black and white phone out i have only
had it a week and i am having so much fun with it i can't stop playing
with it it has so much to do like:Phone Features Tri-dimensional design
concept, multicolor covers Integrated FM radio WAP 1.2.1 HSCSD (High-Speed
Circuit-Switched Data) GPRS SMS, picture messaging Customizable and
timed profiles Calendar To-do list (up to 30 notes) Clock, alarm clock
Calculator, currency converter from idle mode Stopwatch, countdown timer
Voice command for up to 5 features Voice recording up to 3 minutes Infrared
applications SIM application toolkit Multiparty calling Real time clock
from the network: Its the best i would recommend this phone to people
who like the Nokia 8310.
Reviewed by Liz from UK on 31st Aug 2003
What a pile of s@@te! I'm presuming those who have given this phone
a good rating haven't had it for long...I thought mine was great for
the first couple of months, but after having it for nearly a year I'm
ready to chuck it in the bin! The sim card is always getting rejected
- nearly every time i put the phone down! I spend ages typing a message
(keys are really small and fiddly) only for it to cut out when i try
and send it, so that i have to type it all again!! I remember the days
when mobile were built like bricks, but they lasted for years! All in
all - steer well clear!
Reviewed by Vikki from United Kingdom on 31st
Wot can I say.... This phone, is sleek and very sexy...however, the
problems with it let it down, I had one of these and the display would
freeze up, it would turn itself off unexpectidly, cut off during calls
etc. I personally adore this phone and I think Nokia should make a colour
version of it. It is a very attractive phone and if the problems were
resolved and its display was replaced with a colour one and poly ring
tones etc to bring it bang up to date it would be a fantastic phone.
Reviewed by Reviewer ! from UK on 21st Aug 2003
Doesn't even deserve 1 star, phone has been absolutely awful. My year
contract is almost up and I can't wait to say good riddents to this
phone! Turns itself off, in my bag, in my pocket, when texting, for
no reason atall !! What a pain - do yourself a favour and don't buy
this piece of junk
Reviewed by Zak from Uk, London on 13th Aug 2003
Bravo nokia bravo !!!!!!!!!! 4 bringing out the best fone to date. ive
had it for 2 yrs as well as all the new latest colour fones. this has
to be the best. i had problems in the start but had the software upgraded.
after that boy o boy this fone is the dogs boll**ks if u just like using
ure fone for talking on, texting on,storing contacts and using the calender
and forget the radio.then this is what u need NOW!!!. No crashes,menus
are the fastest then any other nokia on the planet. typing sms messages
is tellly fantastic, i can write an essay on it in under like 30secs
thats how quick it is, call quality,reception sound is A1. i would rather
stick to this fone if u dont need gimmicks like gprs,pic messgaing and
poly tones. the wap is superb no problems in fact at times it is quicker
then gprs!!!! seriously. i would willingly buy this fone again just
for its sheer brillance and i aint chatting S**T ive been through 90%
of all phones made and i would give the the kingdum crown for best in
usability,durabi lity,access,calls quality, and for perfect erganomics
the nokia 8310 i cannot praise you enough.. .....
Reviewed by Sharon from England on 8th Aug 2003
I am having major problems with this phone, whenever I receive a new
text I also receive two old ones that I have previously deleted, apparantley
its a problem with the phones memory and I have had to send it away
for a software upgrade. I have only had it six months and am wishing
I had picked a different phone, plus all the phone covers that I have
found are boring no where near as good as the ones you could get for
the 3330. Must admit the radio does come in handy but other than I wouldn't
recomend this handset to anyone
Reviewed by JB from UK on 10th Aug 2003
I had that phone for 2 month now and I think it very expensive for what
it is. Why do you want a radio on your phone? It is a mobile phone not
your car radio! Ok, it is small and the baterry last for ever......so
it is not bad. the key pad is easy to use beleive or not and the reception
not bad. Basic phone but what more do you need? buy it but not for more
Reviewed by g from UK on 5th Aug 2003
Had this phone for 2 years and tried all my friends nokias and this
one is the best cos the extra features all the new phones have are useless
to the average tom dick and harry. As for the turning itself off problem--easily
solved : slide a piece of paper between the battery and cover. The battery
is ever so slighly loose and causes the sim to break contact with the
points. Try it, it works!
Reviewed by Tan from Malaysia on 2nd Aug 2003
Got this phone about 1 and a half years ago. Had no major problems with
it, except for the annoying casing which creaks on the first day I got
it. Overall, its a great phone..Nice design (outdated now though), user-friendly
functions, fantastic radio, a very convenient phonebook and a standby
time. Highly recommended for people who are looking for a affordable,
reliable and fully function phone (if you don't mind not having a digital
camera). One of the best phones I've owned and never regretted buying
it. Traded it in for a Samsung S300 two days ago and still finds the
8310 a better phone, function wise. The only advantage this Samsung
has over it is just the colour displays. Other than that, the 8310 licks
it in every department. Hmm...miss my 8310. Go get this phone, trust
Reviewed by Joanne from Uk on 31st Jul 2003
Ive had this phone for a year now and it is the best phone I have ever
had. I've never had a single problem with it even after accidentaly
bouncing it on the floor a couple of dozen times. I am due to upgrade
and am finding it difficult to get anything that matches the 8310 especially
on its great battery life.
Reviewed by IRIDIUM from PHILIPPINES on 28th Jul
F*ck this phone! Whenever I open my "bookmarks" on my GPRS, it would
reset the power. When I try to play games, it owuld turn its back light,
but it was set to ON. So, i think you know my recommendation. BUY THIS
Reviewed by joseph bell from uk on 24th Jul 2003
it loses signal turns off insert sim when it is in turns off in the
midle of a call so i went back to my 8210 it is ok
Reviewed by Lana from Australia on 19th Jul 2002
i loved this phone! i had it for overall nearly a year... and then i
accidentally dropped it in the tiolet. hey - accidents do happen. luckily
the phone was insured, but apparently i cant get an 8310 anymore and
it is being replaced with a 6610. i NEVER had any problems with this
phone (other then when i actually broke it myself). my calls never cut
out, the phone never turned itself on/off and it generally held its
battery power pretty well. i would recomend this phone to anyone who
is seeking a high performance and small mobile phone... just be careful
with where you take it! ;)
Reviewed by Stevenage Saint from UK on 6th Jul
What a great phone full of excellent features. However most of the features
are unwanted. In 12 months I have had 4 phones all failing with the
same unwanted features. These include cutting off the phone call, telling
me to insert SIM when it is in, turning itself off, When turning on
security features not working and the worse was not turning itself back
on again. Considering I have had 5 Nokias in the past I have never had
these problems before. When the 8310 works it is a great phone it is
just let down by shody software. Do not get this phone buy an alternative!
Reviewed by Emily from Uk on 26th Jun 2002
I was really happy when I first got this phone as it looks pretty good,
and is nice and small. However it began to switch itself off just after
I'd written a text message, which became very fustrating. My friend
with the same phone found hers would ask: allow sim action, then: how
are you? -for some very strange reason. I took mine to a nokia shop
and they fixed it within 2 hours. Since then it has very rarely turned
itself off. Other good features include the radio, and blue/white light
wich makes it very easy to use in the dark. However as regards to text
messages, it does not sent linked messages, and although it is useful
to be able to store around 150 messages, if you have a lot, or even
around 10 in the inbox, it takes a very long time to load (upto 30 seconds!)
Which can evidently be very annoying. All in all a good phone, though
a little dated now. I also hate the way everyother person owns one,
and I think they are too girlie for all those blokes out there wit h
Reviewed by Andy Y from UK on 26th Jun 2002
Had this phone for a year now. Had an initial software problem where
the phone would turn off when you tried to send a text. This was a recognised
problem and the phone was exchanged within 24 hrs by orange - they came
to me and I didn't even have to leave the house. Have awarded it 5 stars,
even though at the time of writing this, most new phone hae polyphonic
ringtones, cameras etc. However, its an excellent phone. Good reception,
battery life, looks, small size and weight, ease of use, reception .
. .the list goes on. No other problems at all. Only possible gripes
are that the screen is a tad small and the case creaks slightly. Other
than that can't really fault it. Due to change my phone in the next
month, thinking about a 6100.
Reviewed by sean from - on 24th Jun 2002
well i have had this phone for 12 months to date and it is now time
for me to get some thing else but befor i do this i must say it has
been the best phone from nokia i have had and i have had a new phone
every 12 moths for the last 5 years i would recomend it as a pay as
you go, as phones are limited in this area 10/10 realy good phone but
it's time for some thing else so good buy phone :-)
Reviewed by Lyn from England on 22nd Jun 2002
Yes the phone is small, light and stylish but the phone also constantly
turns itself off, certain features just stopped working ie i cannot
open recived calls list, games scores. I would encourage no one to buy
this phone, its annoying!
Reviewed by Des from UK on 21st Jun 2002
Well, we have had alot of mixed views on this product. At this moment
im hovering around variouse websites, shops etc looking for a phone
that will suit my needs. Looking at it in a sensible way, all i really
need is a handset that sends/recives SMS and calls. I dont particulaly
need GPRS etc, just the basics but it dont half look gud. Reading the
above reviews, i may reconsider my options over the 8310 as quite a
few peeps are not happy with the system performance. Oh, wondering if
ne1 could tell me where i wud b able to download the updating software
should i choose to buy. L8erz guys.
Reviewed by mike from uk on 21st Jun 2002
This phone is superb! I thought i looked really smart when it was released
so i had to have one as it was (and still is one of) the best looking
phones out. Before this i had a Nokia 3210 and this was amazing compared
to that .. everything was good about it, size, looks, functions etc!
I know a few people have had problems with theres but I didn't have
many problems with mine, it used to turn itself off now and then which
isnt that bad really! I then got rid of this phone as i just had to
have the 7210! big mistake ... wish i had kept the 8310!
Reviewed by mark from uk on 16th Jun 2002
Having problems with this phone on the first day.The Voice activated
dialling does not work.It keeps saying that i have not saved any voice
tags.It displays that they are saved but refuses to add them to the
memory.Will be taking it back tomorrow.
Reviewed by Renee from Australia on 11th Jun 2002
I have had this phone for 5 months now, and it kicks arse! Why dont
you all get a life and get over a few technicalities! Not everything
is perfect, and I'm sure every mobile phone out there has stuffed up
in a way! Get a life guys! Nokia 8310's rule!
Reviewed by Vicky from England on 8th Jun 2002
This is a real good fone and evryfing but it sometimes crashes down
for no reason, and also now compared to all the new phones e.g. Samsung
V200, its not very good anymore. But ova than dat its a well gud fone,
i like the way how u can store multiple numbers under one name insted
of avin' 2 type in Sven Home and Sven Mobile u can just type Sven and
have her home and mobile number both in it! and u can hold bare msgs
in the inbox - ova 40! and u can make ur own folders e.g. Sven or sumthin
insted of only inbox, outbox etc. and the radios wiked too. and also
the voice commands n voice recorder r both wiked 2! thank you and goodbye
Reviewed by Dirty Dave from - on 31st May 2002
a tigerific fone but randomly cuts out!?pesky fone!x
Reviewed by Warren from New Zealand on 30th May
Great phone. Dont know what everyone is moaning about. I've had it for
over a year and never had one problem. I even bought one from Malaysia
for my wife and it works fine in NZ, and shes never had problems either.
Radio, voice recorder, IR port all works great. Nice and small, even
my big hands can text fairly fast on it. Reception great. I recommend
best phone to buy.
Reviewed by John from ENGLAND on 26th May 2002
When buying this phone I knew about the problems that some of my mates
had had with this phone, but I have had no problems with it, it is a
quality phone, for only £150 it is affordable, good looking, light,
small and does all the things that other phones do and much much more!
my adive is to BUY THIS PHONE, OR YOU'LL REGRET IT!
Reviewed by Phil from United Kingdom on 21st May
Over time I have owned a Philips C12, Siemens C35, Nokia 3330 and then
this 8310. It was kind of an impulse buy and I thought I had got it
right. My C12 although being about as functional as a cardboard cutout
never gave me any sort of problems. The C35 was step up but I got bored
of it and I thought my 3330 had a few problems such as turning itself
off randomly. Then when I opened the 8310 box I was amazed at how small
and just plain great this phone looked. For the first couple of weeks
it seemed like a dream come true, all the features availible at the
time. Ring volume seemed as loud as any others Ive had. Then one morning
it crashed when I was writing a text. And from then on Id have to save
a copy of the message to my outbox, crash the phone by trying to send
a message and then once booted up send the copy from the inbox. I updated
to software v5.80 and it seems alright now. I still don't like it anymore
and am going to upgrade to a 6100 as I've heard that no problems have
been reported with it yet and when i played with it it felt solid and
well built. Basically if you buy one expect to have to make a trip to
a phone dealer who can upgrade your software (most shops don't actually
do it). But if your prepared to do that then you've got yourself a functional
but pretty boring phone.
Reviewed by A L R from England on 15th May 2002
I've had this phone for a year- almost to the day now, and all i can
say to someone who is going to buy this phone is: Get Insurance! It's
wiped my numbers a couple of times, but only ones on phone memory- so
keep your more important ones on sim! But it does look gorgeous! Other
problems: It restarts itself all the time, its a fault with the phone,
I've had my handset replaced 4 times because it has broken/I've lost
it, and each handset has restart regularly, usually when using calculator,
playing games or texting. One of the times I recieved a new handset
was because the ^volume^ button sunk in, and the on/off button did too,
which eventually resulted in the phone turning itself off and me being
unable to turn it back on again! My brother and two of my friens have
the 8310 too, and admittedly, my brother didn't hve problems for about
6months, and one friend has only had it a couple and has had no complaints
as yet. The other however was disgusted and hers broke many, many times!
people aren't giving this phone bad reviews because they've nothing
better to do, it's because it is not reliable, and I would not reccomend
it to anyone! It's even put me off Nokias, and in a couple of weeks
I will be getting my new phone: PanasonicGD87, which has much better
reviews and has better features than any Nokia available.
Reviewed by cooky from England on 10th May 2002
Got to be the worst nokia ever made (closly followed by the newer 6610
now discon)countless faults my family has owned 5 of these all with
different software but the same probs turning off,staying off requiring
a re-flash,clock stopping,do yourself a favour don't buy a nokia espacially
one of these!
Reviewed by CruisingComet from England on 10th
Despite all the moans & groans here I would say if you are Interested
in buying this phone go for it!! these review sites always seem to pull
deadheads who post negative feedback on different products, a mobile
is a complicated piece of equipment & like any other gadget they can
go wrong, afterall thats why you get a 12month guarantee right guys??
OK My opinion of the phone... I just got the 8310, I have in the past
owned quite a few mobiles (more recent ones include the Nokia 3310 /
3510 / Sagem MY3026e / Erricson T28s / Siemens A50 & others) The Nokia
8310 is without doubt in my opinion the most stylish phone on the market,
I love the way the front panel lights up, I love the cool grey display
illumination, the clarity of the incoming speech is tops, it charges
relativly quickly, battery life is good (not as good as 3510) its small
in your hand & more importantly small in your pocket, this phone is
the biz!! My only critisms are 1. the ring tones are old hat, polyphonic
tones are absent which are pretty much standard now on even cheap phones,
Nokia should have updated the phone with this feature, 2. my other critism
is the ring tones & that lovely startup tone when switching the phone
on are way too quiet, fine if the phones in your pocket.. but if you
are like me & leave your phone laying around in the house you are unlikely
to hear it ring if you are a few rooms away from it, other than this
I cant fault it!! Overall: Great Phone, Great Looks, Great Performance,
Dont waste your time reading the negative feedbacks, these people just
like to whinge about anything they can, as for Ericsson's being better
I can say that any Erricson Ive ever owned (and ive owned several) are
well known for dropping reception & a signal can only be obtained by
swithing phone off & back on again) never had this problem with Nokias
Reviewed by chris from uk on 8th May 2002
I was very pleased with service this little phone gave me over the course
of a year or so. This is the smallest phone out yet I have dropped it
countless times and it has never been damaged. Call quality and clarity
are second to none. This is the most reliable phone I have ever owned.
I have now upgraded to a 7250, but would reccomend the 8310 highly if
you are considering it!
Reviewed by - from Great Britain on 5th May 2002
Phone was fine, didn't believe that mine would crash!!! Would you believe
it? In the middle of a rather important call it died and refused to
turn back on loosing about 400 numbers. Nokia's after sales service
is pants and I will be taking it a little further.... Trust me, DON'T
BUY THIS PHONE if you want to keep your numbers!
Reviewed by neil from u.k. on 27th Apr 2002
In a word "great". In comparison with other small phones, it is one
of the best to buy,- reception is first class, pocket friendly and looks
nice, with loads of standby! Yes there are a few down sides to it, such
as thin covers, which are brittle and easily break, and hey, who needs
a colour screen anyway, (when making a call is more important) (yes
thats why we have a phone in the first place!) well done Nokia!
Reviewed by Kyle from England on 24th Apr 2002
i currently have a ericsson T68i but my last phone was an 8310, from
the day i got it i thoughtit was cool and stylish, small, compact, light
weight andd the blue screen and lights make it look even more stytlish.
But, within 3 weeks of having it, it crashed and wouldnt turn back on.
Phone 2 fine the shop replaced it, never mind minor fault nothing to
worry about! I spoke to soon one month later it kept turning its self
off it erased 500 of my phone numbers. The same kinda things kept happening
to other ones it had been replaced with. FIVE TIMES it was replaced
this is not a good Phone to buy! nb. The fith phone worked fine for
5 months until i sold the stupid thing. thanx Kyle..
Reviewed by - from - on 18th Apr 2002
This is a great phone which is seriously let down by serious technical
faults. This phone is the fifth Nokia I've owned and their usually fantastic
(Nokia still have the best user interface). I bought this phone on the
day it was released on the orange network because it's small, stylish
and has some great features (FM radio and great battery life). The problem
is the build quality of this phone is appalling, it feels cheap, it
crashes frequently and often fails to start up again. I've been told
by Orange that these problems are very common and are caused by a design
fault. Do your self a favour DON'T BUY THIS PHONE!
Reviewed by Lee from England on 17th Apr 2002
What can i say? to start off with the 8310 was the best mobile i had
seen, very slick and good looking. Couldnt fault the phone, i had no
problems. i heard a few ppl having problems with the phone turning itself
off when sending txt msg's, but i never had that problem Then one day
i phone turned itself off, and never turned on again, apart from blue
lights appearing, then freezing. Now every person i know who has/had
an 8310 had problems with the phone. Dont Say I Didnt Warn You.
Reviewed by jj from aus on 15th Apr 2002
1 month into using the phone, the switch on button broke and so did
the volume button. You gotta have nails to insert the sim card, and
if you do ur nails break anyway. Also when you select the 'ringing'
feature, its still ascending. But after 2 months within purchase, it
died anyway. The only good point: Its small and looks attractive.
Reviewed by Leah from Philippines on 8th Apr 2002
Nokia 8310 its very very excellent,its good looking and cute its niceto
carey in the pocket,but its more nice if he has polyfonic tones buy
the way still the best nokia 8310 for me
Reviewed by EarlofBarnet from UK on 7th Apr 2002
Very poor phone from Nokia. Experiences the same problems as the old
8210. Switches off during writing messages, re-sets itself, clock freezes,
phone freezes...the list goes on. I had to have my software updated
on my phone every 2 months, and it still isn't right (on v.5.80 at present,
and that still isn't right). I warn you now DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE! Superb
features, just very poor reliability! Everyone I know who ha bought
this phones has had problems with it!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
Reviewed by Helen from England on 6th Apr 2002
What a fab little phone, not only is it small light and stylish (loads
of fascias to choose from ) but it has lots of message memory (which
is something the older nokia 3410, 3310 lack)and superb reception. It
is so easy to use like all nokia phones and the radio is great. I also
have a nokia 7210 and the reception is much better on the little 8310.
Bad points - The screen is small and not in colour, but then the phone
is small too. No polyphonic ringtones - but some dislike them anyway.
This phone is also no weakling, mine has been accidently dropped many
a time only to been unharmed. Another bad point - the price, at the
moment 8310's are more expensive in general than even the new colour
3510i. But what can I say, an absolutely amazing nokia.
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The TO DO LIST function doesn't seem to allow you set an alarm against
an entry, even if you file it into the Calendar. When purchasing a new
clip on cover, the new cover does not come with a new keypad that compliments
that cover, ie, I have the red cover with red keys 1,4,7,*,3,6,9,#,
and if I were to put say the Blue cover on it, I still have the red
keys. The local dealer did not have any additional rubber keypads either,
but the appropriate keypads should come with the new cover. Other than
that, a funky little phone indeed .