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Nokia 8910i review

 Review: July 2003  
 

Rating: 3 stars

In a nutshell: An exclusive phone with stunning looks.



 

Review

The Nokia 8910i is a unique mobile phone. Constructed with black titanium covers, and with a smooth slide opening action, the 8910i is deisgned to make a big first impression. Titanium metal is as strong as steel and as light as aluminium, making it an excellent durable material, albeit very expensive! This is, of course, the point.

It must be understood that by paying £400+ for a phone you are buying exclusivity and looks, not the latest technology. Inside its titanium case, the Nokia 8910i cannot compete with more modern phones feature-wise. True, it has all the basics for making calls and messaging and can sync with a PC using Bluetooth™, but that's it. The display is poor quality in comparison with the latest phones; only 4096 colours, and the passive matrix technology means that the screen is dim and very difficult to read outdoors. There are no applications such as email, or organiser functions that come with smartphones. And of course, if you want a camera, MP3 player, etc, then please look elsewhere.

The 8910i fits a narrow niche, and fits it well: the person wanting a phone with essential phone features only, but one that will make a big impression.

The 8910i has now been replaced by the Nokia 8800, which offers the same exclusivity and style but with more up-to-date features as well.


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Reviewed by ss from dubai on 15th Aug 2012
ths is ver good cell phone i used alrdy b4 but i lost in the bus so im still looking but still i can not find in ver good condition so i hope i can find as soon as possible
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Reviewed by Peter M from United Kingdom on 21st Dec 2011
It is little wonder to see the one and two star reviews spelled so incompetently, with their puerile arguments against the phone entirely lacking substance. This is a phone that is all about looks. To say that "you may as well get a different phone because it does the same job and is cheaper" is entirely missing the point, and perhaps goes some way as to explaining the poor quality of English used in the reviews. Those who pay attention in school tend to go on to bigger and better things, like being able to actually afford this phone. You may as well say that no one should buy a Rolex because a Swatch works just as well. A Rolex is not about telling the time, its about telling everyone else what you can afford to tell the time on. The Nokia 8910 is not about making calls, its about telling everyone else what you can afford to make calls on. Unlike many other reviews here, I actually own this device. I have had it for many years and it remains, even now, a head turner. It gets surprisingly good reception, the battery lasts a lot longer than smartphones and I can do everything I need my telephone to do: send messages and make and receive calls. I have a netbook and a laptop for Internet access, so I don't need that on my phone. I have a very good CyberShot pocket camera, so I don't need that on my phone. I have a broadband dongle for my mobile computers, so I don't need that on my phone. The build quality is extremely high, as you would expect for something constructed principally out of titanium. It is strong and durable. The keys are small, but they need to be to fit into such a small package. The way the phone slides open is now, and will remain, futuristic, regardless of what year it is. The phone is years old and it still looks like it is more advanced than modern phones. The only true downside is the screen quality, which is a little dim, but I have never had a problem looking at it outside in any weather conditions other than the brightest glare, the type that has you squinting even to see ahead of yourself. Having a dim screen is the only aspect of this phone that could be improved. This phone epitomises a market of people that can afford it and it does so with style. For everyone who has slammed it for its cost: it's made of titanium, that is an expensive metal which is difficult to work with. For everyone who has slated its lack of features: maybe you should have read the writing on the box first. For everyone that has slated it incoherently: please stay off the Internet, there is enough nonsense on here without fools like you adding to it. This phone is awesome, you do get what you pay for in abundance, and you are paying for quality and style. I'm glad that I am among the people that love this device, looking at the ones who hate it remind me that I am in good company.
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Reply by Fawad from Pakistan on 26th Apr 2014
My personal opinions are exactly the same as yours. This is not a device but, rather, an asset that defines you. Even when you look around yourself in today's advanced tele-world, you'll come across douche bags with androids and i-phones. But, when you pull out your 8910, you'll actually see their jaws drop and eyes widen in awe. I just love to see their expressions as they ponder over the existence of such an exclusive device; the laser-cut titanium panels, aviation grade sliding mechanism and even the keypad buttons are made of polished titanium. True the phone only has basic features because it was never designed to compete with smartphones. Over the years, I have treasured many artifacts from Nokia's heritage but this device really makes my heart go doki-doki.

Reviewed by Abdulghani Al-Sabouni from UK on 14th Jul 2011
The Nokia 8910i is extremely exclusive and awesome! Very classy, especially with a suite!!
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Reviewed by Mr A from UK on 11th Feb 2010
I have this phone. I bought it 7 years ago, still going strong (haven't changed the battery, just need to charge every day but that's the only problem!). It's still as beautiful as it always was, and has only sustained some scratches, and works like new, brilliant phone for someone who only needs it for looks (and phoning/ texting).
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Reviewed by Slauta from UK on 14th Nov 2009
This Is One Of The Most Sexy Classy Phone In My Times But Didn't Bother Then And Now When I Want It I Cant Find It Anywhere. This Phone Is One Of The Best Looking Phone Nokia Pulled Out.
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Reviewed by MOh from UK on 18th Aug 2009
Think this phone is quality picked it up from dubai back in 2005 only know the sim reader has gone on it. other that that slick stylish and a sesxy phone to be acrried arround
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Reviewed by gaggi from UK on 15th Apr 2009
this is very nice mobile i like so much
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Reviewed by aKaN from UK on 3rd Apr 2009
I just need a phone to communicate! and so far this is the best.... has a special class on it,,,
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Reviewed by carlo from UK on 3rd Apr 2009
i have a 8910, and for goodness sake it stays 5 years faithfully with me... for the record i bought it second hand way back 2004. I pity the first owner lol
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Reviewed by jun from UK on 12th Feb 2009
8910i the handsomest phone in nokia line up..launch it again pls..
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Reviewed by kilo from UK on 8th Dec 2008
i think its beutiful
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Reviewed by IMZ from UK on 22nd Jul 2008
I have had many 8910iz 1 hell of a phone hold their value if you know how to look after 1. I've just got a battered condition one from my uncle few days ago and same phone looks like brand new the old mechanism was badly damaged the housing was scratched but I have sorted the phone out in just under 20 mins difficult job if you don't know what your doing but the phone is better than the latest 8800s I get 3 weeks battery life out of the 8910i
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Reviewed by Sufy (P) from UK on 21st Jun 2008
THIS PHONE IS WICKED!!!! IV HAD IT SINCE AGES STILL USE IT AS 1 OF MY MAIN PHONES. BIGGG UP TO THIS PHONE!!! I admire evereything about this phone. Its sleek and cool and it has the basic features of a phone that you use everyday. I dont care if this baby is evpensive. The only thing important to me is that most people in this world cant afford it and that makes it an elite phone and that means im one of them. Enough of this video,camera nonsense. If your cool and dont give a **** then this phone is for you.
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Reviewed by Nguy?n Kh?c D?ng from UK on 3rd Apr 2008
I like the nokia 8910i. Now I am using it and i hope i will not replace it in the furture. :-)
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Reviewed by Glitch_209 from UK on 13th Mar 2008
rubbish!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Harry KHAN from UK on 14th Feb 2008
I cant stress enough THIS IS THE BEST PHONE OF ALL TIME. YOU WILL NEVER SEE A PHONE BETTER THAN THIS. NOW THAT NOKIA DONT EVEN PRODUCE IT ANYMORE IT PROVES THAT THIS PHONE IS SPECIAL. THE BEST PHONE OF ALL TIME
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Reviewed by hamed from UK on 16th Jan 2008
its realy realy the BESSSSSSSSSST
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Reviewed by zax from UK on 7th Jan 2008
Its brilliant, no camera...fantastic! Just a phone, a GREAT phone. Had it 4 years and still love it
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Reviewed by aqib from UK on 11th Oct 2007
sik phone!!
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Reviewed by Mike from UK on 3rd Oct 2007
Just got one from ebay. Still a great phone
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Reviewed by love from UK on 19th Sep 2007
its a vry cul phne to hv...
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Reviewed by Cat from UK on 17th Sep 2007
I have been using my 8910i since 2003 and despite repeated requests to upgrade, I'm still impressed with this phone and the clarity of the calls. I've got a camera that takes better pictures than any phone, got a laptop, got gps in my car - I just need a good reliable phone. The only problem is that I dropped it and the screen cracked. I took it to Nokia for repairs and now they've gone and lost it. I'm devastated!!
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Reviewed by Russell from UK on 2nd Aug 2007
Listen-up, if your reading this review then you probably fall into a niche. Now a niche is just that, a niche, and if you want to stay in that niche then you need and seek niche products, the 8910i is such a product. The phone doesn't do anyting well except the things it was primarily designed to do, namely make and receive phone calls, all other considerations apart from the odd text are mute. What is not mute however is people's reaction to the phone, this is something that money can buy, because you will instantly be cool and Niche as soonas you pull this phone out and use it when the time is right.
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Reviewed by neo from UK on 17th Jul 2007
wow after all the sophifistication i met, i am still really impress with this phone, crazy after five years, this phone is the classic of all time.
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Reviewed by gohar shah from UK on 5th Jun 2007
the 8910i is a very good cell in cell phone life i love this phone this modle is very cool model
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Reviewed by monamin from UK on 27th Mar 2007
the best replacement for 8850 just people who used 8... class of nokia knows what is this
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Reviewed by razvan from UK on 5th Mar 2007
this phone is for people who love to be in top.i have one and it make's me fell different
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Reviewed by NIK MOHD AZWAN from UK on 13th Feb 2007
very good and elegant handphone..
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Reviewed by kerr from UK on 21st Jan 2007
Nokia 8910i. I bought this phone when it replaced the 8910 a few years ago. Back then this Nokia was quite up-to-date, not state-of-the-art "minus the Titanium case," it was the phone to have. I found the buttons very fiddly to use, no back-light on buttons (be carefull ringing or texting in dim light), it slides open on it own "i think that due to very high useage, the release pins begins to weaken" and the colour screen is useless. I LIKE THIS PHONE. It looks good, feels good and the way it opens! it a lads phone "that the ladies comment, honest". I use my phone everyday, i have dropped it many times, accidentally kicked it on numerious occasion and stood on, it is still working. All the knocks & bangs this phone has sustained throught out the years it condition is very good, never fell apart and carried on working. The 8910i have never being service since day 1, there was no need. I do have other phones, bit of a sucker for up to date technology, but for some reason the 8910i is the phone i want with me. It was expensive, but worth every penny. Guys at Nokia, you did well on this one. Keep up the good work. P.S. i rate 3 stars against modern phone standards, otherwise it would be a 4.
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Reviewed by Omid Manikhi from UK on 28th Nov 2006
I gave it a 4-star rate comparing to the new 8800, although at its time it's definitly a 5-star rated cell-phone! I've had it for 2 days and I love it! Everywhere I go, people seem to be amazed at its looks. I'm lucky I got to find a brand new one after 2 years of its production date.
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Reviewed by Tanya Blackstock from UK on 20th Jul 2006
I'm not one of those girls that's bothered with the latest gadgets or the most dazzling technology, but since I saw my boyfriend's 8910i I've been a mobile phone convert. I've never really liked them and used to find the way people used them in public annoying. Then I met Nigel. He took me for a Magners in a great bar in town and left his phone on the table when he went to the bar. I had a little look at it and was instantly struck by it's sleek lines and lovely sliding action. When he got back with our drinks he saw me with it and started telling me all about it. Usually I couldn't think of anything worse than a 'mobile bore', but Nige really sold it to me. In fact, he actually sold it to me! What I didn't realise was Nige ran a mobile phone shop and despite there being more modern and more expensive models he's stayed faithful to his 8910i. He's stayed faithful to me to, and I've also got a 8910i myself. We look a right pair in his MX5 with matching phones!
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Reviewed by Rupert from UK on 17th Jul 2006
I took ownership of the Nokia 8910i in the fall of '05. In my expert opinion there is nothing to rival this top-of-the-range Nokia. When your out on the town and want to 'be seen' this handest from Europes finest mobile phone manufacturer is ideal, whenever I take a call I ensure someone is watching me as I squeeze the 2 silver triggers on the sides of the phone. If your rolling with your standard 6 series Nokia and you clock me pulling the trigger on my Nokia 8910i get ready to be impressed. I most certainly look the part dressed in Armani, rolling in my M3 BMW and to top it off I have the most stylish Nokia 'on the hip'. It's like i've always said "life's for living".
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Reviewed by Raj Rattan from UK on 23rd Jun 2005
Fantastic piece of hardware. Bought this phone offline when it first came out 3 years ago. Have had no problems with it or wanted it to do any more than it could. Easy to use Nokia menus and excellent functionality make this one of the better phones on the market. My remit when buying this phone was to get a phone which looked the part and did not have any distractions (Camera, MP3, etc..) which slow down the operating system and cause stability problems within it. This phone is 3 years old and still gets the wow factor and seen by others. Was looking to upgrade to the 8800, but don't think I will bother. 5 stars.
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Reviewed by marco from UK on 22nd Jun 2005
I just wanted to reply to the user who said it is not possible to reject calls: not true, although it's not immediate. You need to slowly open the cover as far as to uncover the "silence/reject" button (upper right), and press it soon.
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Reviewed by Moe Enzo from U.K. on 4th Feb 2005
This phone totally rocks!!! Has no features, but the features it does have function very well. As the review says your buying it for the complexion, not features. Only downside is that it's very expensive and I have no money no money in my account, LoLzzz!!!!
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Reviewed by Laura from England on 1st Feb 2005
My brother gave me this phone yesterday... FOR FREE. I took it to college and was amazed by the number of stares and 'WOWs' I got from people who saw me using it... It was only when I got home I realised just how amazing this little phone is (and how much it's worth!). I was only planning on using it for 3 weeks until my other brother sends me a Motorola V600... But I think I might stick with this one! Sexy and stylish it'll get you noticed, granted. GREAT phone!
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Reviewed by pedro from england on 25th Jan 2005
I have had my phone now for 7 months, and am 21 years old. Now, all my mates have different phones (fortunately not this one) and yes, they all go on saying why did you pay this much etc when their phone does all these other things. But I ask them "yes it does all these things, but it just does not look the biz does it?". They all love playing with the sliding motion, and they all would want one themselves but just cannot afford it. It is a guaranteed head turner, marks you out as classy, and straight down to business. If you want a camera, buy a camera. How many people do you turn and stare at in disgust when you are down the pub who play with their ringtones?! You just appear like you have no sophistication. Do not be a lamb and follow the masses, buy this phone. Plus, it also never fails to impress when in a club and pull it out to get a rather fit looking young ladies number ;)
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Reviewed by Scott from England on 22nd Jan 2005
At the end of the day as alot of people have said if u want a mp3 player buy one, if u want a digicam buy one. OK, I admit i like a good camera phone because of the ease of taking a quick pic but stop complaining about these things when its a phone. Its a good phone to show off with the price and the great titanium case especially if ur not good at looking after phones. Its a great phone.
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Reviewed by joji from philippines on 18th Jan 2005
IO have one of these 8910i before, i upgraded to some savy 6600 and 6230 but i really miss the cool titanium feel of the 8910i, its like wearing a rolex and riding a mercedes benz, here in the philippines few own it because its passe, but 3 weeks ago i purchased one again i dont care what they said, im very satisfied with this 8910i.
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Reviewed by Andy from UK on 14th Jan 2005
People that say this phones downfall is it's price obviously can't afford it. Which is fine, that is the whole idea! Truth is this phone was the commercial prototype of the Vertu - (a phone which even I cannot afford YET! Give me time.) I can only reiterate the reviews that I have read really. I have had mine for around three years and I have yet to find another phone (except the Vertu) worthy of upgrading to, despite being pestered by my service provider. I am a Project Director at a design consultancy and therefore don't wish to be screamed at by ridiculous ring tones, nor do I wish to use the useless cameras found on lesser phones. At the end of the day if you want to take photos, buy a camera. All in all a fantastic phone that balances form with 'usable' function.
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Reviewed by vfurre from Norway on 12th Jan 2005
when people see the nokia 8910i for the first time they just take 5 seconds off just to concentrate! it's elegant and sexy! got it, and i love it ;) and for those who complain about the phone not having a toaster, cooler, wine cellar, satelite dish, cigatrette lighter, scanner and printer.. this phone is for people who likes it stylish, and want a cellphone out of the ordinary based on the looks. you can both send sms and ring with it, that's why it's called a phone. a good looking son of a b!tch that is;D
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Reviewed by Shabbar from Pakistan on 7th Jan 2005
The best phone there is....i've had it for 18 months now and i simply love it..everywhere i go ppl ask abt it ....and man do i love the color and the slider...i don't even consider changing my fone i love it soo much.
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Reviewed by M from England on 3rd Jan 2005
Ok, so i don't have this fone, but my mate does, It has an amazin exterior. Titanium, wit sliding front. This is a huge plus ot this fone, its sexy exterior and almost mysterious image impresses most people. The fact that it is sooo expensive shudnt be a point for snobbery, but an opertunity for sum1 to get an exclusive fone, which not everyone has the chance to get. If you want a fone with all the basic quialities, this is the fone for u! the ony snags i find are the quiality of lighting on the screen and keypad and the fact that the fone doesnt hav a camera, if these were fixed, this wud be the fone 4 me!!! If u hav the money, buy it! (that is if u want the sexiest fone ive seen in a long time! lol)
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Reviewed by Mike from England on 3rd Jan 2005
This is a stylish and robust business phone. The battery lasts forever, the reception is strong, the keys are easy to use, the software is intuitive, it has Bluetooth and it looks great. I have now had this one after an awful year with a tatty, unreliable silvery plastic Motorola V525. It had a MP3 player, a phone, lots of games and was polyphonic - and it did the business of being a phone really very badly. God, how I grew to hate it in only one year... This phone has class. It isn't even for most under 25's I suspect. Anyone who spells phone "fone" and mate "m8" is probably better off buying the latest little posing accessory rather than considering this. Anyway - to each their own. Happy New Year!
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Reviewed by g/oid from great britain on 3rd Jan 2005
i like the look of the phone and thats what matters but there is one problem. Mr. Beckham used to have one. that immediatly deducts one point. soz but its tru.
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Reviewed by Daniel from Australia on 11th Dec 2004
Lets not be silly now, this phone is great and it is really professional and elegant, but i think all people who have it just cost it is expensive and bragg about it are complete snobs. I got the phone cheap for about 150 pound and have loved it, but i would never pay 500 pound for this. I look at all the reviews and people think they are so special coz they own an 8910i, but heaps have it. It is a good phone with the basic features needed. I have a camera. I have a camcorder and i have an mp3 player, so i dont need once of those fancy phones. And in most phones, the camera is poor quality, the camcorder has no sound and can only record for about 15 seconds and the phone can hold about 4 mp3 songs! Cheers, daniel Daniel_448@hotmail.co,
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Reviewed by nib from philippines on 7th Dec 2004
i think thisphone is really cool. yesit cant compete with other modern phone, but the style is superb. it can easily out shine other moder mobile phone with its shear elegance. this phone is for those people who loves sofistication and elegance. but i hoppe that nokia will built another 8910i but this time try to upgrade its features. overall this phone rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Paddleshift from UK on 29th Nov 2004
Yes, it's very expensive, yes its has poor features and it's a basic phone with a basic colour screen but it does it's job and does it well and puts a big grin on my face.It's not my workhorse phone (God couldn't bare to drop or scratch it's satin coat)It's my going out and weekend Phone, when a huge slice of style is needed!If you're moaning about it's cost, cool, keep it exclusive to those who appreciate all that it is and buy a plastic cam phone and shut up!Looks the business sitting in its desktop stand or in it's cradle in the DB9 :).
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Reviewed by Blah Blah Blah from Singapore on 16th Nov 2004
Hey Jarrad, if you want a phone that can do nothing but answer and recieve calls then get a nokia 5110!!!
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Reviewed by Rahman from England on 16th Nov 2004
Ok let's put this nokia 8910i in terms of a car's perspective. Have you had that feeling where you drive past and no-one really looks at you well that's because you drive a car which in fact maybe a flashy car but face it "average" And the next minute you see a Rolls Royce pull up by you or maybe even a Ferrari or whatever and suddenly everyone is amazed well this is no different to the nokia 8910i. I suggest if you want that feeling and be honest to yourself of course you do EVERYONE does. See in this world is all about money nobody cares if your a doctor or whatever your nobody till your somebody, so if you want to be that person who doesn't get no looks or attention then by all means buy a camera radio mp3 phone but if you do, go get a 8910i p.s if you wondering I do actually have this excellent phone and also a Ferrari and Rolls Royce believe me I don't have to prove it quality speaks for it self just like the NOKIA 8910i
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Reviewed by Muhammad.M.Malik from UK on 16th Nov 2004
wassup GREAT PHONE 8910i never cared i had a camera with it! i used to carry my OS XDA a.k.a QTEK 2 AND I-MATE 2 the PDA phone and know 1 cared about it in front of the 8910i i guess its the mind set and the longest review chap xolt or whatever your wrong this phone cannot scratch! if it does after few days the scratches go away themselves! yes the triggers get messed up! ig ot my phone from England! they ask for 150 quid! i get my phones fixed in my country PAKISTAN zindabaad just for 4000 rupees which is like hardly 40 quid! so im sorted! i have one 8910 and two 8910i's soo there you goo! i suggest people in the UK should not buy this phone if they dont get insurance once they wanna stop insurance they should sell it as theyll get a great price still but now its a really old PHONE SO CANT SAY MUCHH! welll hope u like M M M's advice! cheers mate Muhammad Mustafa Malik PAKISTAN/ENGLAND
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Reviewed by Quang Son from New Zealand on 11th Nov 2004
This phone have no attractment.Only has Titanium cover and high speed Wap browser,nothing more.It has no camera,no camcorder,no music...It should be rated 1 star,but think about its cover,I gave it 1 more star
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Reviewed by Matthew from England on 8th Nov 2004
This is a very good phone it is ideal for working people because it is built to last.
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Reviewed by Mac from UK on 7th Nov 2004
The Nokia 8910i is in a class of it's own. The unrivalled quality compared to all other phones on the market is reflected in it's price but keeps the Nokia 8910i a rare phone on the market.
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Reviewed by Michael Tint from GB on 2nd Nov 2004
well, i had the phone for just over a year. My brother saw the phoen, wanted and took the phone from me. I'll missed the phone. Best phone I've ever had - build to last, very solid and strong. Michael
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Reviewed by jarrad from australia on 1st Nov 2004
A radio is a radio, a camera is a camera, a phone is phone. Its that simple. Why put them all in one?? A 8910i is a phone, and a dam good looking in fact. You can call people, and people can call you, and it rings! Thats pretty much what a phone is. A 8910i is an exceptional example of a phone. If a phone had everything....then shouldn't it be called a radio camera mp3 blah blah blah phone??
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Reviewed by RYAN from ENGLAND on 28th Oct 2004
this phone is the dogs granted it does not do as much as other phones but for looks its the slickest about its durable and exclusive not a lot of people will have it its a must have
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Reviewed by Gary from UK on 25th Oct 2004
Just come across this site and wanted to add my experience of the 8910, but since there seems to be only the 8910i review, I guess the comments are applicable there too. I selected the 8910 handset for mainly 2 reasons. 1) It had a titanium body which implied to me toughness and the ability to ignore drops/bumps. 2) It had a cover for the keys to prevent those annoying calls made while the phone in on your pocket. The reality is that neither works properly. The first bump the phone had resulted in the sliding cover coming off and pulling out the wires. IIRC around 47 worth of repairs. And the sliding cover loves to open itself in your pocket. In fact, near the end of it's life it just needed a featherlight touch on one side to spring open. That aside, the phone is fine once you have got used to the keys being so close together. And Nokia's annoying habit of putting daft/unexpected/very annoying, questions/screens in the menus etc. (But IME Nokia is better than most at limiting that). Worth getting, but be aware of the limitations.
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Reviewed by Gesus from UK on 25th Oct 2004
im very sad to say that i sold mine just today after buying in on ebay but 2 months ago. The phone was not the best for upto date technology however that was all made up for in looks! Ive never seen soo many people stare a mobile phone before and the click slide was the icing on the cake!
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Reviewed by Ryan Williams from London England on 23rd Oct 2004
This is the biggest rip off ever. My mate spent 300 on it, i bought an 8310 for 90 and theres pretty much no difference at. Just cos it has a blue light n a metal shell it sucks big time.
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Reviewed by stephen from philippines on 18th Oct 2004
This is not an ordinary phone intended for mass consumption. It's an exclusive phone, designed to be exclusive, and priced accordingly. This baby is not for the techy nerds who uses the cellphone to feel good about themselves but for someone who is simple yet highly sophisticated.If you cant afford it then thats not fair but hey who said lifes fair?
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Reviewed by Mike from Vietnam on 17th Oct 2004
Owned this unit for over 12 months now. Outstanding perfomance and durable. 3 YO has dispensed with it a number of times and, remarkably, no dents and the baby keeps on working. Great reception. Have owned Motorola and Ericsson in the past and experienced problems with reception. Nokia are undoubtedly the leader in the mobile communications market and with products like this I will continue to upgrade with a Nokia. Next stop...6260!
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Reviewed by amy from uk on 17th Oct 2004
its excellent looks sooo cool i want it!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by bradwen from United Kingdom on 15th Oct 2004
I admire evereything about this phone. Its sleek and cool and it has the basic features of a phone that you use everyday. I dont care if this baby is evpensive. The only thing important to me is that most people in this world cant afford it and that makes it an elite phone and that means im one of them. Enough of this video,camera nonsense. If your cool and dont give a **** then this phone is for you.
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Reviewed by Mick Davies from UK on 6th Oct 2004
I bought my 8910i about 8 months ago on ebay, its just about the coolest phone you can get at the moment.. Granted, it doesnt have many feature's but it does everything you need a phone to do and looks awsome... The main drawback on this near purfect phone is its not tri-band, and as im emmigrating to canada in november will have to leave it behind noooooooooo...lol... If your thinking of buying one go ahead im sure it wont disapoint...
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Reviewed by Antony from England on 5th Oct 2004
this phone is ok the fancy slide is all your paying for but it is ok not the best phone to but but if its what ur looking for well goet out there and buy it
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Reviewed by Ryan Williams from London England - we love it on 1st Oct 2004
This phone is rubbish. My mate had it and when i looked throught it had pretty much the same as my 8310. Don't buy this phone cos you're paying for the way it looks not what it has.
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Reviewed by paul from usa on 1st Sep 2004
Guys if someone could please post the reason why they do not sell this awesome phone in america i would apreciate it. i also saw them on ebay, but don't know if i buy them can they hook it up here? any info would be apreciate it. ohh and by the way this phone is by far the nicest looking phone i have ever seen. thanx
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Reviewed by ZJ from England on 21st Aug 2004
I think that the phone is brilliant. Can anyone tell me how much it costs to replace the sliding mechanism. please email me at jafzaa@millfield.somerset.sch.uk
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Reviewed by Hussein from UK on 17th Aug 2004
This is the superior Nokia phone to beat all other mobiles. Has not every latest function, but it has everything you will need, and it does everything with perfection. If you are using your 8910i for business it will store all your contacts and other business data and it will make the right impression when you meet with clients or other contacts. Reception and call clarity are the best in any mobile that I have seen. Reliability is 100 per cent. This phone is also very exclusive because of its price, but it is not too much for what it does, considering that it is made of titanium and in fact it is necessary to be expensive in order to keep it exclusive. At the same time it is a classy phone, not a vulgar display. It also has bluetooth which is an invaluable feature for using handsfree in the car, which is essential these days of course. To be recommended 100 per cent.
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Reviewed by Bear from Sweden on 16th Aug 2004
Piece of junk... Expensive, no new functions. The Slide-thing is the only thing selling this phone and if that brakes down U Are Screwed. Belive me I KNow :=(
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Reviewed by SUPPO from SING on 13th Aug 2004
buy this immediatetly.
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Reviewed by Aaron Emmett from UK on 30th Jul 2004
Being a nokia fan from the start, i think i maybe a little biased, but the nokia 8910i is the best phone i've owned yet! Not only does the 8910i look the part, (cool sliding case!) but it's as robust as any nokia, (i've dropped it at least 100 times in the last month!) but it does everything it's supposed too! it makes phone call (sorry no camera, or other multimedia nonsense!) and does a good job of it! Also has a the lowest radiation level of all the mobiles on the market at the moment. This was what sold me on the phone, (paranoia from a numb face, after 20 mins on my old phone...no such problems with 8910i) I think it has something to do with titanium shell... Summary: Perfect Phone.
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Reviewed by andy from uk on 27th Jul 2004
this phone is my showing out phone, i use a 6230 for work, which is great and does the job, but my 8910i is my pleasure zone, my personal moby for me and me alone. using this is a joy. it turns heads, never drops calls, makes a wap connection in record time, has great BASIC and not so basic features(make calls, send text and has bluetooth) but above all else is costly and makes you feel a little special using it. Not many people use it, which is good. I don't want to sound a snob but it is true.
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Reviewed by beast from uk on 20th Jul 2004
i love this phone, everything about it exept it dosnt have poly tones. there must be a way of gettin them on there because the start up sound is polyphonic and you have a tones folder in ur gallery. if anyone has managed it please let me know thanx. flybybeast@hotmail.com
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Reviewed by Duks from UK on 1st Jul 2004
Before u buy this Phone i recomend u look about 2 reviews down to "Das bald's" review,and think about the type of ressot that will buy this phone!
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Reviewed by GR from USA on 15th Jun 2004
Hi, It seems to me that this phone tends to draw extreme reactions from its owners - love it or hate it. I have liked it since i laid eyes on it and prefer its simplicity in terms of its functions to some of its more capable cousins. The drawback, of course, is its dualband compatibility and would therefore, not work in the US. Here's the interesting thing though : found some 8910i phones for sale on ebay(.com). Now some of these phones were based in Canada and the owner seemed to target the American market. Now I'm not very techno savvy so I would appreciate any feedback that anyone can give me on this matter. I really would like to own one of these bad boys before they go out of production. GR
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Reviewed by Dave from UK on 7th Jun 2004
After looking at the Nokia 8910i in a phone shop in town i decided to purchase one as i was due an upgrade on my current handset. I previously owned a Nokia 7210 and found i wasn't using any of the additional functions it had; i used the phone only to send and recieve SMS, and PHONE people. These two basic functions i beleive are what a mobile phone is designed for and the Nokia 8910i does both of these things brilliantly and in true style. Come on guys (and gals) how many phones on the market look as good as the 8910i? In my view the only phone that matches the 8910i in terms of looks is the Vertu mobile; this however will set you back considerably more money than an 8910i. In my opinion, and i think many fans will agree with me, people purchase the Nokia 8910i because they want something a little different, something a little special, a phone that does the basics very well and a phone that is classy without being flashy. I beleive that if you want to carry a laptop computer in your pocket then buy a Sony P900 because thats essentially what it is but don't be surprised when the screen breaks and you can't call anyone. Buy a 8910i if you want to have a basic phone that works well and looks excellent.
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Reviewed by Adskee from England on 26th May 2004
This is the coolest phone I have ever owned, and i've owned a lot so I should know. I have just replaced my P900 with it. Fair enough, it does not do nearly all the things I could do with my P900 (watch and make videos, take pictures, touch screen, games, and a load of other pointless applications), but what I finally realised after like 2 years, is that you dont need all that. Its really very simple. All you need a phone to do is fit in your pocket, look nice, make calls and if you're lucky, make your friends go oooooooohhhhhh. The 8910i certainly does these things. It has a few nice features like infrared, bluetooth, calender, colour screen, WAP and some games. And its all you need. It looks the dogs bollocks and thats what I've decided I want. A bit worried about the mechanism after a lot of use, but sod it, i'll get a new one. This is without question, beyond doubt, above all, bar non - the coolest, sexiest phone I have ever, and possibly will ever, use. Anyone who says otherwise clearly has absolutely no idea what they are talking about. Or they're 12. Sorry.
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Reviewed by Joseph from Canada on 14th May 2004
This phone is by far the best business phone attainable. I used to use a motorola v60, and the motorola let me tell you was second to none. The reception, was so good i could use it in the train tunnels 50ft underground. But compared to the 8910i it is nothing. This phone has not only superior reception, but is in a class of its own. If you want a phone for kids you can buy a camera phone with britney ring tones. If you want a phone to do business and stand out this is the one for you.
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Reviewed by shazad from uk on 12th Apr 2004
this phone is ****. ok its got the looks,bluetooth and stuff but it isn't all that. If ur after a bluetooth phone i say 6310i is the best.
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Reviewed by So from Hong kong on 10th Apr 2004
Hey this phone is far too expensive, its so boring.. just a color screen and a titanian case. i strongly recommend buying other phone rather than this piece of expensive trash, what a waste of money!! However, expenive and never worthy is why it is attract in some ways, especially for people who want to show off how thick their wallet is~
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Reviewed by ABID from pakistan on 28th Mar 2004
hi > when i was see this mobile first time i shock for 5sec when i open it i simp;y live with him and nothing else . Its has no pholymonic tones and fm radio and camera . I dont only 1 think and thst her lights its lights r to low or have no light in keypads and it is not so expensive what ever u told may im rich then u
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Reviewed by DAS BALD from UK on 21st Mar 2004
TO EACH AND EVERY ONE WHO HAS GIVEN A POOR REVIEW OF THE 8910I. YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IF IT HAS A GREAT RING TONE, BUILT IN CAMERA OR IF IT EVER BREAKS.....IT'S EXPENSIVE, LOOKS GOOD AND THERE'S NOT MANY CAN AFFORD ONE....THAT WILL DO FOR ME. THE MORE EXCLUSIVE THE BETTER....SPEND YOUR MONEY AND JOIN THE CLUB OR SHUT UP.
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Reviewed by Asim from UK on 16th Mar 2004
I had one of these, for a few months and what can i say, they where the best few months of my life!!! This phone is great, simple, strong and makes call WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT.
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Reviewed by Ged from England on 10th Mar 2004
I purchased my Nokia 8910i three months ago in London. As many people have already said it is an excellent "back to basics" phone that makes and receives calls. I didn't want a camera or funny ring tones, just too many things to go wrong. Excellent battery life and sound quality. I don't send many text messages but illuminated keys would be handy when using the phone at night.
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Reviewed by seyi from nepal on 1st Mar 2004
great phone
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Reviewed by Philip from ENGLAND on 28th Feb 2004
this is the best phone i've ever used, So what if it's expensive, if u can't afford it then don't buy it, it kick's a*s WELL DONE NOKIA
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Reviewed by Xolture from Indonesia on 23rd Feb 2004
-Very nice cool, luxury/elegant blackish cover and silver keypads. -color screen is good enough for mms, games, and other stuff -system menu is very fast, i don't like those lagging ones on samsung phones etc. -good connectivity, bluetooth, gprs, infrared everything you need. (however there some bad points below) -good memory, can store many people on the contact list, can store plenty messages, etc. -java application and games stability is excellent. -game features is amazing, i downloaded Final Fantasy RPG game to play on my phone and i think its the only game i ever need to kill time. -the titanium cover is strong, you can throw the phones anywhere, many times and the phones will not break except the plastic part on the back of the phone. (but scratches everywhere) (i really did it, when i was fighting over someone on the phone) -Battery life is excellent. -if you want to use this phone as paired device for pda, laptop etc for internet gprs connection is excellent choice. -Who said P900 was better? look at its gigantic size and extremely ugly look. -voice quality is outstanding, even without handsfree. -organiser and extra features are very useful. -excellent signal reception -its small Bad points: -Scratches very easily, and the phone's structures are not mostly made from titanium even on the outer part of the phone there is still a huge plastic part on the back of the phone above the nokia silver sign. the plastic parts break easily. -opening mechanism gets really bad ater a few weeks of use, and when it gets bad, the upper part of the phone will slide out like a cheap plastic toy when you press it. -2 bottom corners of the phone screen are blurry (bottom of Menu and Names). -Phone software is not stable even the lastest one, phone will crash often (specially when its on standby). so don't even think of using the phone as everyday alarm. -Minimum support from Nokia dealers for repairement, since this is a premium product you have to get in touch with nokia club for repairement -New casing cost around US150 -No lights on the number keys as this will be problem to some people who dont memorize the alphabet on the key numbers when they try to write SMS -can't reject calls -can't transfer files (graphics, ringtones) thru paired devices (mobile phones, pda, etc) -the bluetooth wireless headset can disconnect by itself because of loss signal while you're on the call. -dual band only, can't use the phone in the US Final Point: -Good for people who want to be "elegant" and "different" since not many people own this phone.If you want to buy high-end phones with excellent features then go look somewhere else this is not the phone for you. you will get very dissapointed with it. -be ready to change the phone casing at least every 2 months and update the software via nokia club or from those pro mobile mod people on the street. -when the first time youhave this phone you;re gonna be wow, you can show off to people, friends around you specially with the still new opening mechanism when you receive call. -You definetly will get annoyed with system unstability, can't reject calls, and scratches on your phone (even if you think you won't), however you will get used to it after a while. -also i disagree with people who said this is a phone for so called professional or rich or whatever high class thing. It's just a different kind of phone, stop saying weird stuff :P take a look at vertu phones and you will know what im trying to say www.vertu.com As for me the reason why i bought this phone is because -i like nokia's phone system and menu, specially on the 8910i as it is very fast like the old nokias. the lagging menus and low frame rate graphic display on other brands are gay. who cares about rich colourful display when its lagging and the frame rate is like 1fps? nokia's graphic doesnt lag at all. -i don't care about the camera , polyphonic ringtones (normal ringtones sounds more elegant and peaceful to me, others are annoying and who actually listen to them?) and someother all-in-one pointless gadget on a mobile phones as they are really suck and you won't need it most of the time. I'm happy enough with colorful java games, can fit 500 friends on mobile list (diferent numbers, emails, etc), good connectivity (bluetooth, gprs, infrared), good battery life, and everything else that you actually need to have on a phone. -from my experience, people who use those gadget techonish phone thing that has camera and stuff, soon they will buy a new similiar phone so fast, as the new one come out. I don't think I will buy new phone for about at least 2 years. last time i used my 8210 for 4 years since i think it was a really good phone and i didn't even bother to upgrade even that i got money. -and the last point is that i've been trying to find a good quality phone which has black color for ages. and at last i found it, This is really the only good quality phone that has "black" color in the market. I hope my review can help those people who are confused about this phone and for people who are thinking to buy it.
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Reviewed by Xolture from UK on 23rd Feb 2004
. Very nice cool, luxury/elegant blackish cover and silver keypads. . color screen is good enough for mms, games, and other stuff . system menu is very fast, i don't like those lagging ones on samsung phones etc . good connectivity, bluetooth, gprs, infrared everything you need. (however there some bad points below) . good memory, can store many people on the contact list, can store plenty messages, etc..java application and games stability is excellent . game features is amazing, i downloaded Final Fantasy RPG game to play on my phone and i think its the only game i ever need to kill time . the titanium cover is strong, you can throw the phones anywhere, many times and the phones will not break except the plastic part on the back of the phone. (but scratches everywhere) (i really did it, when i was fighting over someone on the phone) . Battery life is excellent . if you want to use this phone as paired device for pda, laptop etc for internet gprs connection is excellent choice . Who said P900 was better? look at its gigantic size and extremely ugly look . voice quality outstanding, even without handsfree . organiser and extra features very useful . excellent signal reception . its small Bad points: . Scratches very easily, and the phone's structures are not mostly made from titanium even on the outer part of the phone there is still a huge plastic part on the back of the phone above the nokia silver sign. the plastic parts break easily. . opening mechanism gets really bad ater a few weeks of use, and when it gets bad, the upper part of the phone will slide out like a cheap plastic toy when you press it. . 2 bottom corners of the phone screen are blurry (bottom of Menu and Names). . Phone software is not stable even the lastest one, phone will crash often (specially when its on standby). so don't even think of using the phone as everyday alarm. . Minimum support from Nokia dealers for repairement, since this is a premium product you have to get in touch with nokia club for repairement . New casing cost around US150 . No lights on the number keys as this will be problem to some people who dont memorize the alphabet on the key numbers when they try to write SMS . can't reject calls . can't transfer files (graphics, ringtones) thru paired devices (mobile phones, pda, etc) . the bluetooth wireless headset can disconnect by itself because of loss signal while you're on the call. . dual band only, can't use the phone in the US Final Point: . Good for people who want to be elegant and different since not many people own this phone.If you want to buy high-end phones with excellent features then go look somewhere else this is not the phone for you. you will get very dissapointed with it. . be ready to change the phone casing at least every 2 months and update the software via nokia club or from those pro mobile mod people on the street. . when the first time youhave this phone you;re gonna be wow, you can show off to people, friends around you specially with the still new opening mechanism when you receive call. . You definetly will get annoyed with system unstability, can't reject calls, and scratches on your phone (even if you think you won't), however you will get used to it after a while. . also i disagree with people who said this is a phone for so called professional or rich or whatever high class thing. It's just a different kind of phone, stop saying weird stuff :P take a look at vertu phones and you will know what im trying to say www.vertu.com As for me the reason why i bought this phone is because . i like nokia's phone system and menu, specially on the 8910i as it is very fast like the old nokias. the lagging menus and low frame rate graphic display on other brands are gay. who cares about rich colourful display when its lagging and the frame rate is like 1fps? nokia's graphic doesnt lag at all. . i don't care about the camera , polyphonic ringtones (normal ringtones sounds more elegant and peaceful to me, others are annoying and who actually listen to them?) and someother all-in-one pointless gadget on a mobile phones as they are really suck and you won't need it most of the time. I'm happy enough with colorful java games, can fit 500 friends on mobile list (diferent numbers, emails, etc), good connectivity (bluetooth, gprs, infrared), good battery life, and everything else that you actually need to have on a phone. . from my experience, people who use those gadget techonish phone thing that has camera and stuff, soon they will buy a new similiar phone so fast, as the new one come out. I don't think I will buy new phone for about at least 2 years. last time i used my 8210 for 4 years since i think it was a really good phone and i didn't even bother to upgrade even that i got money. . and the last point is that i've been trying to find a good quality phone which has black color for ages. and at last i found it, This is really the only good quality phone that has black color in the market. I hope my review can help those people who are confused about this phone and for people who are thinking to buy it.
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Reviewed by Sparkz from UK on 17th Feb 2004
This phone is purely for the style conscious and really isnt aimed at anywhere near 'power user' market. It looks nice, will recieve colour MMS (good basic improvement on the near-pointlessness of monochrome MMS on the 8910) and it performs near enough the same functions as an 8850, but with a colour screen, standby fullscreen clock, bluetooth, java and poly ringtones. I have no idea what Chelsei is talking about regarding in-built games and ringtones. The phone is capable of recieving both and has pre-loaded games and poly ringtones. Very wierd assumption to make, especially since games have been a Nokia mainstay since the days of the 5110/5146/nk402. The spring push up flip is very gimmicky, but for street kudos gets the nod, and the titanium casing on it is pointless when its painted black anyway :S I modded mine with the 8910 titanium housing for it to look nicer. Feature set wise, its very poor. Bluetooth works OK when paired with a TDK PCMCIA card and a Sony Ericsson HBH-65 (although I cant voice dial). But, and this is a big but, for the price, the Sony Ericsson P900 is available, which has more functions and features on it than you can shake a stick at. Its nice for the poser, but for me, my P900 wins every time I need a serious phone to use. P900 can be used as a mobile theatre with the right software!
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Reviewed by NEIL PORTER from ENGLAND on 16th Feb 2004
LOOKS GOOD HAS SOME NICE TOUCHES SLIDING COVER NICE LOOKING KEYS (NO BACKLIGHT NOT SO GOOD) EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR BROKE THE FRONT PLASTIC SCREEN COST ME NEARLY 70.00 TO HAVE IT REPLACED BATTERY LIFE COULD DO WITH BEING LONGER CHARGES VERY QUICKLY GENERALLY A GOOD ALLROUND PHONE IF A TOUCH PRICY.
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Reviewed by Fatz from UK on 9th Feb 2004
As stated before: no camera (how often do people use their phone cameras? and when you do, the pictures are c!@p); only two built-in games (and phone gaming is so much fun - sarcasm). Well I've a digital camera and PS2, so those two features I can live without. I've bought the phone for styling ... pure and simple. Dark keys - fair point - but it really isn't difficult to remember where ABC etc reside. Expensive, yes, but then again, so are my shoes ...
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Reviewed by angela from indonesia on 1st Feb 2004
for yi shiang whu does not reccomand tis phone , i am telling all of u tis phone is te greatest THANK YOU
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Reviewed by Aam from Indonesia on 27th Jan 2004
what a expensive phone with very poor capabilities
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Reviewed by Jay from Netherlands on 27th Jan 2004
OK, by now we know the 8910i is not a toy. It is a phone, used to make calls or receive calls. You don't want to take pics, listen to Britney when it rings or play games with it. ALl I have to add: " It is not how you feel. It is how you look" Capiche?
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Reviewed by Spence from UK on 27 Jan 2004
I had a SonyE.610 for a week untill it drove me mad. Man that thing is complicated. 8910i, no nonsence. I have 2 of them now for 2 different numbers. S
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Reviewed by Christian kelly from N Ireland on 18th Jan 2004
Have had an 8910i for 3 months and in my opinion its the best phone there is. have owened 8 mobiles in the last nine years, This one is different, solid and a pleasure to use.looks better than an 8850, which was my last phone. The only down side is no back light for sending tex in the dark, even in this it stands out cause there is simply no other phone like it. I was dubious about shelling out 500 so read lots of reviews, now after ive bought one i would not part from it. You can keep your polyphonic ringtones and cameras and all that mickey mouse stuff, give me quality any day.
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Reviewed by Christian E. from Phiippines(Davao) on 15th Jan 2004
Ayos!!!!!
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Reviewed by Ben from UK on 14th Jan 2004
Have you people got no idea how to construct a proper sentence? The grammer and spelling on this page is a true disgrace. Why don't you all go back to school? It's no wonder the UK is turning into such a hole if the intelligence of most of the people who have written a post on here is anything to go by. PS it's a great phone.
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