Nokia 8910i 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
The 8910i has now been replaced by the Nokia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.
Features of the Nokia 8910i include:
- Display: passive matrix, 4096 colours
- Bluetooth wireless connectivity
- SMS, Multimedia messaging
- Message templates
- Predictive text input
- Speed dialing for up to 9 names
- Voice dialing for up to 10 names
- Call waiting, call hold, call divert, call timer
- Two preloaded games: Backgammon and Sky Diver
- Downloadable Java games & applications
- Phone book (up to 500 entries)
- Calendar notes (up to 250 entries)
- To-do list (up to 30 entries)
- Dual band (GSM 900/1800)
- Size: 103 x 46 x 20 mm
- Weight: 112g
- Talktime: up to 4.5 hours
- Battery standby: 6 - 12 days
Nokia 8910i User Reviews
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
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
Reviewed by Peter M from United Kingdom on 21st
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.
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!!!!
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!
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 tits 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 ;)
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.
Reviewed by joji from philippines on 18th Jan
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.
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 crappy 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.
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
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
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!
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)
Reviewed by g/oid from great britain on 3rd Jan
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.
Reviewed by Daniel from Australia on 11th Dec
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
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
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 :).
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
Reviewed by Blah Blah Blah from Singapore on 16th
Hey Jarrad, if you want a phone that can do nothing but answer and recieve
calls then get a nokia 5110!!!
Reviewed by Quang Son from New Zealand on 11th
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
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.
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
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??
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
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
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.
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.
Reviewed by stephen from philippines on 18th Oct
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?
Reviewed by amy from uk on 17th Oct 2004
its excellent looks sooo cool i want it!!!!!!!!
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!
Reviewed by bradwen from United Kingdom on 15th
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.
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...
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
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.
Reviewed by Sebastian |Di Marco from - on 19th
Well,well...so much passionate reviews for a phone. Of course it's beautiful,
it does what you really need from a phone, Giorgio Armani could have
design it....I love it, just as it is!!!!!! Don't bother to write negative
reviews. Nobody is listening to those, just look at this phone...goes
well with an E-type Jag or an Alfa Spider, doesn't it?
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
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 email@example.com
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 :=(
Reviewed by SUPPO from SING on 13th Aug 2004
buy this immediatetly.
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 like wiping your arse with silk,
it 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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by HS from - on 13th Jul 2004
Threw my Sony Ericsson T610 into the pavement since I could not hear
what my business contacts where trying to say and this was the second
one that I trashed due to unreliable usage. So I bought the Nokia 8910i
and this phone is the phone for the Business Professional, not you kids
who want fancy ringtones etc. Reliability and good reception are my
nr. 1 concerns and this phone does what it is supposed to do. GREAT!!
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
Reviewed byfaisel from uk on 23rd Jun 2004
this is the best phone i had since a long time luk the biz might be
a bit pricey but well worth it
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.
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
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 crap. 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Reviewed by seyi from nepal on 1st Mar 2004
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
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~
Reviewed by Xolture from Indonesia on 23rd Feb
-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
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!
Reviewed by NEIL PORTER from ENGLAND on 16th Feb
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.
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 ...
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
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
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?
Reviewed by Aam from Indonesia on 27th Jan 2004
what a expensive phone with very poor capabilities
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.
Reviewed by Christian E. from Phiippines(Davao) on
15th Jan 2004
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.
Reviewed by Sameer Choudhry from England on 11th
da fone it self is ko0l since it looks good.....ok people say it has
not so much of tech well now how much do people use the camera like
hardly once a day and the 8910i is a great fone becoz its simple 2 use
with good looks. Well the person who thinks it stinks they need to get
a brain 1st not a fone.
Reviewed by Jason from Australia on 4th Jan 2004
The majority of these reviews seem to be split into two groups: "fun
and games" and "style and sleek". I don't think there is any right or
wrong, whether you think the phone is good or bad. People read your
reviews to aid them in their quest to find the perfect phone (somewhat
of an ever lasting pilgrimage for me :P) But I've got it! A phone that
has style but also all the features: the SonyEricsson T610! :D im buying
it tmr im so happy :)
Reviewed by soto from scotland on 29th Dec 2003
ask yourself,what do u really want on a mobile phone b4 u buy the 8910i.are
u interested on the latest technology or the best looking mobile phone
of all times? its hard to make a choice sometimes depending on our everyday
communication needs,i bought the nokia 8910i last week, the only thing
i got 2 say is BOYS UNDER 18 do even think of buying this phone,this
phone goes only 2 certain people( for examlpe rich people. this phone
has everything except technology.i dont know what else 2 say, just ask
yourself what do u really want from a mobile phone
Reviewed by tisha from indonesia on 18th Dec 2003
this phone is da best phone ever!!! i think those ppl who gave 1 or
2 star (stars) dont have a taste!!! this phone is designed extremely
elegant and only suitable for adult,mature, people that dont care about
all those camera or ringtones features.. at this times you can get a
camera and a polyphonic or games features mobilephone in everwhere..
with cheap price.. the cost of 8910i is reasonable and not everyone
can get this phone (that's the point!!!!) people who look for the classicness,
quality, well designed phone, HIGH CLASS people will understand the
design of this mobile phone. TITANIUM casing makes it more excellent
rather than using the crappy plastic.... LOVING IT so much!!! that phone
makes me feel more sophisticated...~~~~ WELL DONE NOKIA!!!
Reviewed by Oscar from England on 17th Dec 2003
I do agree with most of you have said but I would like to add that even
knowing that this phone is not a toy, for the price you pay Nokia could
have done something else and I am not talking about games. The only
special thing you have with this mobile is the feeling of the impresive
titanium case, nothing else, so afterwards what are you buying is a
beautiful case with a very poor machine inside.
Reviewed by mick from uk on 11th Dec 2003
Reviewed by paulette from England on 8th Dec 2003
Haven't got any real downer on the phone but where is the key pad light
display because you can not use it in the dark. A real bunch of idiots
must of forgot that.
Reviewed by jason from greece on 6th Dec 2003
Trully outstanding.I'm gonna buy it in christmas,thought i'm fifteen
Reviewed by Will from UK on 5th Dec 2003
Extremely expensive just because of the casing. Everything else about
it is very boring and not worth all the cost at all! 4096 color MIDI
format Polyphnic sound that costs crazy!! You can buy phones with 65k
color and 40 chord polyphonic which will cost cheaper than this 8910i!
It's really not worth it.
Reviewed by JL/0007 from USA on 29th Nov 2003
I fell in love with the design of this phone the very first time I laid
eyes on it. That is, taking into consideration both its external and
internal features. The only thing I didn't agree with Nokia is that
they only targeted European, Asian and African markets as the phone
is only Dual Band. This is one big mistake as they deprived themselves
huge profit for markets in North and South America (USA and Canada).
I hope they'll consider designing for tri-band features for this type
of classy phones in the future.
Reviewed by Charlie from Milton Keynes on 18th
I got this phone over a week ago , Before hand i had Nokia 8850 , Then
i bought this phone I think nokia have realy got the old style back
to life , They have fitted a small nice phone into a very small case
, You have to admit you dont see small nokia colour screens arround
, This phone has a titan case ! The metal which they use to make Space
ships that just shows the luxory of the phone , I'd give this phone
10/10 and Just to tell all the stupid people out there , You can download
games for this phone easly people which say you can't are nutters ,
Just go into google and search for free java games , The best place
to get games from has to be monstermob.com you can also get the new
ringtones on it , I'd say to anyone which works , takes good care of
there phones this one is for you Thanks for reading.
Reviewed by KB from UK on 16th Nov 2003
I have used all these new gadgets and differnt make phones previously.
For me mobile phones are a piece of your personality. My last phone
was Nokia 7650 and I started using it when it just arrived in market.
Played with it enough for about a year and then I started to realise
that all this new features and camera functions are of no use in everyday
life. Its like coming to the full circle and I now was looking for something
really simple but at the same time really exclusive. For me there was
no other choice then 8910i. Its a truely exclusive phone in terms of
professionals. Its not at all meant for anyone below age 20 as it doesn't
have any new 'features' as other phones that one can show off. Its meant
for professional people and business class. I mean do we really care
about having polyphonic ring tones and do people enjoy it when they
listen our phone ringing? I bet most of us keep our phone on silent
mode during working hours. After using all these phones, I realised
th at the only functions we use in mobile phones are to make or receive
calls and sometimes sending SMS. Do we have time to play games on it
or keeping ourselves happy with new logos everyday? So no offence to
any age groups but this phone is meant for business people and for those
who like to add a touch of class to it. On technical side, the phone
works great and there is no problem whatsoever the I would only sugget
to take care of the sliding buttons to all the users as it tends to
give problems after long time of use. So I will give it all thumbs up.
Reviewed by foxrip from uk on 1st Nov 2003
chelsei you are just saying that becouse you dont have one thats i and
nafing more and if you use your head you can download games and the
reste of the fings free and then copy them for the phone. by one and
you never will say tht again
Reviewed by phat from Amsterdam on 22nd Oct 2003
I just bought this phone for about a week and my impression untill now
is that its a decent phone without any xtra's like polyp./camera etc.
wich i never used anyway except for making that picture once a week.
I like the Titanium cover its really something different then the previous
models (excluded the 8910) of Nokia. It's a back to basic phone with
the basic needs of todays technology like bluetooth wich i think must
(will) be the standard for wireless datatransfer on mobile phones, the
looks and slide construction of this phone is outstanding and one of
a kind. Further more, i can recommend this phone to anyone who doesn't
have affection with the fancy functionalities of today and appriciate
good looks and bluetooth cuz thats basicilly what makes this phone intresting
Reviewed by DAvE from New York on 22nd Oct 2003
exclusive only for us mid twentys boys with our decent jobs nice cars
and hot girlfriends go back to school kiddies and stay out of the buisnesmans
toys. if u guys want toys with cameras buy a cheapo samsung or sony
Titanium casing worth every penny just for the sexy look and feel fits
nicely in the suit pockets not too heavy either recomend to all who
seek smart phone for everyday work use.
Reviewed by Geoff from Australia on 21st Oct 2003
Best phone I've ever owned. If you're into gadgets / ringtones / camera's
don't bother with this phone, you want a toy nokia like a 6610 etc.
If you want a serious mobile for using as a phone, then look no further.
Reviewed by mike peck from England on 12th Oct
This is the best phone i have ever seen. my friend has encouraged me
to buy one. no one cares if you cant get ringtones or games, there all
c**p and over priced anyway. this is posibly the best looking phone
ever! im only fifteen so it will take a while for me to save up the
£300 but from what i have seen this is worth it. i think that chelsi
is a spoilt pearson with too much money and no style, just look at the
stuff it dose do (bluetooth .ect)
Reviewed by doc from uk on 11th Oct 2003
DONT BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cos i luv being da only one whos got it
Reviewed by dave twist from uk on 5th Oct 2003
i think this phone is great,its the first nokia phone i have had, i
brought the nokia 8910i for its design and quality and the bluetooth
contaction its easy to use,ok it does not have polyphonic tones or xpress
covers,who needs them,ok the phone is not eveyone cup of tea,i like
Reviewed by alex W from england on 2nd Oct 2003
being a young man (25) i wanted a phone that was a phone .. i have a
toy phone that i use for messing around on nights out ( sharp gx10i,i
just use the camera ) but im not interested in ringtones, games etc
i just wanted a phone that not only looked extremely good but was practical
as a phone , what a fantastic piece of kit . nokia will struggle to
produce a phone that is better than the 8910i as it is in a class of
Reviewed by Sunny from UK on 2nd Oct 2003
Great piece of work by Nokia - its in a league of its own - The only
thing that I don't like is the keypad doesn't light the numbers fully
and you can't silence a caller if you don't want to answer their phone
call. Looks smart and very professional - trust Nokia to leave atleast
one thing out - but hey thats business. Sunny.
Reviewed by shanoor from uk on 2nd Oct 2003
i am afraid i have to agree with chelsei this phone is not as good as
the price suggests (basically you expect more from nokia), but then
again it wasn't designed for school kids! it does what it was made for
making calls!!!! if you want games and ringtones stick to the nokia
Reviewed by David from UK on 2nd Oct 2003
This phone is obviously aimed at those people who want something exclusive.
However, the only exlusive thing about it is the price! The titanium
casing is completely unnecessary, and plastics in fact do the same job
better. (Just like the titanium casing of the apple mac I am writing
on). And the casing does not even justify the price. But the phone _has_
to be this expensive - otherwise everybody else would have it, too!
There are some clever people at Nokia...
Reviewed by Yi Shiang from Indonesia on 25th Sep
Expensive phone with no other extra feature other than the Titanium
case. 100% not recommended.
Reviewed by Gavin from UK on 23rd Sep 2003
fantastic phone, as the majority of reviewers recognised, it is a functional
device for making phone calls. If you want to play I suggest you buy
some toys. The fact that the mre scathing reviews appear to have been
written by eight year olds such as Chelsei suggest that she got lost
on the way to the fisher price shop.
Reviewed by from England on 21st Sep 2003
This phone is Class A
Reviewed by mash from uk on 14th Sep 2003
I think chelsei should read her instruction book(if she can read!),
I took this from the nokia website:- Ringing Tones 35 fixed presaved
ringing tones (not removable) downloaded ringing tones can be saved
in the gallery and will use shared memory Pure quality for those who
know, I got rid of my 7250 because it was a piece of plastic c??p.
Reviewed by Alexander Irving from England on 12th
I think that most people have misinterpreted the Nokia 8910i. The phone
is not aimed for children but adults and people that can afford such
high quality. In a phone built out of titanium, I ask who would want
polyphonic tones and games, as it will just taint the truly extraordinary
quality of this phone. I would ask anyone this. Would you rather have
a Nokia 7210, 7650, 6100 etc and have the polyphonic tones and games
or have a phone which is truly exclusive and will amaze even you every
time that you use it? Remember, the phone will continue to be outstanding
much past the sale by date of the other Nokia phones. Alex
Reviewed by moley from uk on 4th Sep 2003
Picking my 8910i up tomorrow. Had a play with it in the shop and thought
it was great. (although a little pricey) Looks the dogs bo£$oc*&£@ and
is easy to use. As said by other people who have reviewed the 8910i,
who needs ringtones and games? I'm feed up with all the cr@p on phones
these days it's getting out of hand with all the camara's changable
covers and screen savers...... Good old nokia, keep up the good work.....
Reviewed by J from England on 3rd Sep 2003
This phone is pure quality. Its nice to look at, its tough and its got
all the features you need. Disagree with Chelsei though, if you want
to play games then buy a play station and as long as you knwo when you
have a call, does it really matter what ring tones you have????Don't
you think this phone is a bit expensive for school kids that buy phones
to play games in lessons??? Its designed for a purpose and games isnt
it. Top phone
Reviewed by mahmoud tamimy from egypt on 2nd Sep
ok..this phone lacks polyphonic tones, active matrix screen and supplying
connecting cable to computer (like sony does). but that's all... when
i got this mobile i didn't get it for games, listening to tones, and
sure not as a fm radio. this mobile is for a GOOD quality and a very
neat and ellegant use. so it's ur choice or style or fun...
Reviewed by Mr Twitch from UK on 29th Aug 2003
Basically, this phone is not for the text/ringtone/Xpress covers customer.
It is a rugged phone for the person who wants something a little bit
different and special. Another reviewer said you can't do ringtones?
Why would I want to? I'm over 30 and I don't even know what is number
one in the charts so why would I want it as a ringtone! Exceelent replacement
for the 8850/8890 market.
Reviewed by Gene Sandell from England on 27th
This phone is admittedly very expensive, but that is a function of the
materials used in construction, and also may have a little to do with
Nokia's idea exclusivity. It provides all the functionality that is
required of a phone, with the added advantage that you can easily control
and manipulate the phone book and diary, via a bluetooth connection,
synchronising with your outlook or outlook express applications. This
phone would not suit the text and gaming generation, but to be fair
to Nokia, this phone is not aimed at them. The keys are small, but perfectly
usable. This is an elegant phone, not a Fisher Price toy. I purchased
my 8910i to replace an 8910, which I was also happy with, but managed
to crack the screen of by walking into a table with it in my pocket.
This accident was my fault, and has nothing to do with the build quality
or design of the phone, of which I have had no problems. Indeed, I think
you would have to be exceedingly rough with it to break it.
Reviewed by mobile phone dave from England on
18th Aug 2003
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I agree with the semi-illiterate ramblings of "chelsei." Not sure what
Nokia were thinking of when they made this.