Samsung E310 Review
Review: March 2005
The Samsung E310 is a clamshell camera phone that looks a lot like
other Samsung clamshells. It's a neat, small and lightweight silver
clam with an external aerial and has all the basic features that are
to be expected from a modern camera phone: VGA camera, medium-sized
65k colour screen, 40-voice polyphonic ringtones and Java games. It's
only exceptional feature is the 65k colour external display (one of
the best external displays on any clamshell). Unlike the Samsung
E330, the E310 does have an infrared connection, but the E330 has
the advantage of a handsfree speaker.
The E310 is not a very reliable phone and has a tendency to freeze
or randomly switch itself off. Battery life is also poor, and the phone
cannot be recommended. The E330 is a
Features of the Samsung E310 include:
- Internal display: UFB, 65,536 colours, 128 x 160 pixels
- External display: UFB, 65,536 colours, 96 x 64 pixels
- VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with digital zoom, night mode and
- 40-voice polyphonic ringtones plus recordable ringtones
- Messaging: SMS (with learning T9 support), EMS, MMS
- Games: 4 embedded Java games
- Wallpaper & screensaver
- Connectivity: Infra-red, RS232 serial port (cable not supplied)
- Organiser: calendar, scheduler, to do list, clock, worldtime, alarm
(daily alarm, once alarm, weekly alarm, auto switch on), currency
- Phonebook (2,000 entries)
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 8
- Dual band
- Vibration alert
- Size: 84 x 47 x 23 mm
- Weight: 85g
- Talk time: up to 4 hours
- Battery standby: up to 220 hours
Samsung E310 User Reviews
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Average rating from 42 reviews:
Reviewed by mohammadt from iran on 27th Mar 2012
Reviewed by emily from UK on 4th Dec 2008
well i suppose that nobody want to buy this phone anymore, because all
of the new features you can have on other phones. i still use my phone
and i got for the 4th year. i'm waiting till the phone that i want gets
cheaper.. but the samsung E310 is great he still lives.. but i never
could use my infrared.. and i see that other people had the same problems..
a excellent mobile phone
Reviewed by Leigh from United Kingdom on 21st
I found this in my drawer the other day. Have had a couple of mobiles
since that one. I never had any problems with the phone in terms of
reliability. It still looks good and it works fine. I did not use it
for more than about six months as I am clumsy and it was too slippery
for me! I used to like the way the side lights flashed. Pretty. Texting
was not as easy as it is on my subsequent Nokias. Overall Not Bad at
All. One thing...it is made of far better quality materials than a lot
of phones on the market now. Samsung ones used to be built to last.
It feels solid but light.
Reviewed by Joanne from UK on 19th Sep 2007
i thought this phone was great! i got it about 3 years ago at christmas
and was the best phone i ever had. i never had a problem with it freezing
but i did find that the infra red didnt always work otherwise it was
fine! i had it about 2 years and then i stupidly ran it over wen it
fell out of my pocket........
Reviewed by Sharon from Australia on 15th Aug
I have the Samsung E310 and when its good its ok, easy to use, annoying
how when you want to text you have to change it to alphabet. But too
many times has it frozen, needs a code punched in to get it going again,
and I can not find the kiddy keypad lock so find my little one connects
me to the internet far to many times. It has now totally stopped loading
about 2wks prior to 2yrs, lucky for me I have now gotten a new plan.
Wouldn't recommend this one to anyone unfortunatly, as cute as is it.
Reviewed by Anh from Vietnam on 29th May 2007
I've been using E310 for 2.5 years. It's easy to use but has some weakness:
1. It has an error in msg inbox & outbox when you enable delivery reports.
If you have Report msgs in box and then turn off the fone, when you
turn on the fone, it will cause an error "(no number)". "(no number)"
msgs appear but can't be opened. 2. The fonebook: I like it. You can
add many entries as you wish, for ex 1 or more mobilefone numbers for
a person not only one like other phones. But it doesn't provide an entry
for notes when I want to remember a person's address for ex. 3. After
2.5 years used, its battery runs out quickly, especially when you operate
the fone. 4. There is no way to take out video clips recorded from the
fone. 5. Establishing connection to EasyGPRS through infared port is
Reviewed by William Tell from Santaland on 8th
Your review is dead wrong. Phone is reliable and battery longlasting.
TMobile reception is very reliable - some weak areas. Problem is getting
pictures out of phone for me. I do not have the software or connections
or know how to go about securing.
Reviewed by ben from australia on 29th Mar 2007
this is an awesome phone. ive had it for almost 2 years, its NEVER been
to the repair shop, its NEVER frozen, ive nearly got 300 pictures on
it, WITHOUT any memory enhancing devices, the only downfall is i dont
know how to use the infra red, i got mine straight from Korea, so mine,
along with my Dad's, were one of the first of this model in Australia.
this being the case, i only got the phone and the charger, so i didnt
get a handbook, so everyone who has problems... shut the hell up. its
not that hard to work, the numbers are huge, and the only reason you
might not be able to use it is because you are mentally challenged.
peace. oh yeh, im 16, 17 in dec.
Reviewed by saintpaul from nigeria on 18th Feb
am saintpaul.i used samsung E310 but the binfared is not active.i cant
use the infrared to transfer any ringintone or picture to my phone.
i cant browser on it.
Reviewed by Luiza from England on 14th Feb 2007
My Mum has this phone and its great. it duz the job for her. it has
infraredand a decent camera. it never freezes or switchs itself off!!
this phon ei s excellent if you just want a simple phone!! SO SHUT UP
YOU LOOSERS THIS IS GOOOD NOT BASD STOP ADVERTISING IT AS A BAD PHONE!
Reviewed by BEN from AUSTRAILIA on 9th Feb 2007
dis is a bad fone,d' ariel is about 2metres long. DONT BUY DIS FONE!!!!!!!!.
Reviewed by jOY from Greece on 5th Oct 2006
I have that phone for 2 years and I can say I am very satisfied!It is
cute and the memory is very big.Sometimes it was turninig off but now
is ok.The battery is actually a little poor but this is not a big deal...
Reviewed by Fiona from Australia on 11th Aug 2006
Wish I'd read the recomendations before buying - what a useless bit
of kit!!! Has been back 5 times for repairs ! Keeps freezing and then
switching itself on and off battery life is pathetic strongly urge everyone
to give this a miss
Reviewed by livia from australia on 11th Jun 2006
this phone is kool! (btw im 13 =]) its so small, cute n it looks realli
elegant n nice. da pictures and videos r realli clear n it is just fantastic!
ive had it for abt a year so far and no problems! it never switched
off by itself or anything. it lasts long (i recharge it lyk one or twice
a week onli) overall, its a great fone and i would advise any1 to buy
Reviewed by Jess from Australia on 10th Mar 2006
I LUV THIS PHONE!!!!! I got it free off of my auntie karen. She had
it for two years before me and it is still in good condition. IT IS
THE BEST PHONE EVER!!!!! There is only one bad fault, i can hardly hear
the noise of my video recordings on it. That knid of sucks! There are
a lot of bad phones out there so don't choose one of them choose this
one. You can't go wrong! luv Jess
Reviewed by Mel from Australia on 13th Feb 2006
I have had the Samsung E310 for about 6 months after upgrading from
a much loved Sony Ericsson. I am very impressed with the reliability
of the phone, excellent battery life and fabulous camera and video (great
for capturing special moments). The phones ring tones are not fantastic
but I have had worse ; on the scheme of things, ringtones are not a
main reason to purchase a phone. My Samsung E310 is reliable and the
flip feature is great for keeping the workings of the phone clean. Highly
Reviewed by Bertrand from Philippines on 8th Feb
so far this phone has never hanged, switched off or anything like that.
The phone perfectly fits in you hands. The animation is really good.
The pictures taken are really outstanding. So all in all i would suggest
other people to get this phone.=)its a nifty little thing
Reviewed by Robert from Philippines on 6th Feb
The E310 is great but i find one downside to it. When playing the video
the sound can barely be heard. I don't know if there is a setting that
i must change or this is a permanent feature.
Reviewed by bronwyn from australia on 10th Jan
This phone has been one of the best I have had.Mine does not switch
off,and most probably only have to recharge every 2/3 days,playing games
seems to make the life on mine shorter.The only downfall for me is the
infrared,not quite sure if I am doing it right but by all accounts ,not
working for me.All in all ,it is a great little phone!!
Reviewed by Mia from Australia on 6th Jan 2006
Shocking phone! Should never of been allowed to appear on the market,
it has frozen many times, been repaired and still doesn't work, it appears
from reading these reviews that there are more bad then good ones, so
if you are thinking of buying one, look for another brand. The interface
is also shocking as it doesn't have as many features as even a 'standard'
Reviewed by MICHELLE from AUSTRALIA on 16th Dec
THIS IS A VERY POOR STANDARD OF PHONE. STUPIDLY WE BOUGHT ONE FOR OUR
13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER LAST CHRISTMAS AND WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY. APPARENTLY
IT HAS SOFTWARE PROBLEMS AND THEY CAN FIX SOME OF THEM BUT NOT ALL OF
THEM. IT FREEZES, DOES NOT SEND OR RECEIVE MESSAGES, CANNOT DOWNLOAD
PHOTOS EITHER VIA INFRA-RED OR DATA CABLE AND IS AN ABSOLUTE PAIN. AS
PER USUAL, SAMSUNG AND TELSTRA DON'T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT AFTER THEY
HAVE YOUR MONEY SO I WOULD STRONGLY ADVISE THAT NO ONE PURCHASES THIS
MODEL. NO ONE SEEMS TO WANT TO KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE PROBLEMS
Reviewed by karen from england on 23rd Nov 2005
after having this phone repaired 4 times then being given a refurbished
replacement ,then a brand new one i can hoestly say its it the biggest
load of trouble i have ever experienced! It freezes continuously,turns
itself off and is generally a pain in the backside ! it has now been
replaced with the X640 so we shall see how that goes!
Reviewed by martijn from the Netherlands on 12th
This phone isn't a good phone: It turns of many times and you can't
take a other ''thema'' the sound is realy soft and not very loud! But
its a good phone for medium ppl who can't buy an expensiver phone!(like
me) I hope you can read this cose my english is not very outstanding!
Reviewed by Amelia from Australia on 6th Oct 2005
i absolutely love this phone so much and lost it on the week end :(
But deffinately a gr8 mobile, quality is really clear but not much memory
space for videos of photos. Also had problems with it freezing all the
time and not receiving the write messages. But all in all i'd buy it
again as it's so cute!
Reviewed by - from - on 4th Oct 2005
this fone is gr8! i've heard ppl sayin that theirs turns off n that
its rubbish but i think its great cause mine doesnt do stuff like that.
its such a cute fone n the battery lasts foreva.......maybe u guys jst
got dodgy fones or sumthing
Reviewed by Johnny from Australia on 29th Sep
Iv just got this phone and it is perfect, its small, it has a great
camera and works perfectly. Some people have said that the video recording
has no sound but it does, and some people have said that it turns off
unexpectedly but it has not happend to me so far. All up it is a great
phone and i would recommend it to any one looking for a new quality
mobile phone. IT GOES OFF
Reviewed by elana from england on 14th Sep 2005
erm...well i think it a gd fone but i cant send pics 4 sum reason so
i dunno but it quite good!!! da battery dont last long but da video
n camera r good!!! Xxx
Reviewed by Natalie from Australia on 12th Aug
It's a cute lil phone and has a great camera! But it tends to switch
itself off a lot when I'm just about to send a text msg. I also can't
find out a way to get my phone to vibrate whilst ringing (oh except
on one ringtone, Waltz Of The Flowers).. Still a nice phone! I paid
way too much for it though...
Reviewed by flora from england on 2nd Aug 2005
Its a gr8 fone my frend has it and da cameras amazing its rele gd quality
and i rele want it!!!! the ringtones are wiked and so are the gmes!
its rele easy 2 download ringtones and gmes aswell!u hav 2 buy it!!
x x x x
Reviewed by Becca from England on 27th Jul 2005
A fantastic phone. Its easy to use and the picture quality is absolutly
outstanding. The video recording is of a very high standered aswell.
The battery last's for a long time. my one problem is that the infrare
does not work very well. Apart from that the phone is amazing. The perfect
phone for a school kid like me , or my dad has the phone which is perfect
for his work.
Reviewed by dave from england on 18th Jul 2005
I wouldnt recommend this phone, there are many out there that are far
better. it is fairly reliable in terms of not switching itself off randomly
like some phones, but the battery life is appalling - it needs to be
charged every night, and it generally makes other mistakes, like losing
reception for no reason and sending picture messages over and over when
you only send them once.
Reviewed by suavelito from phils on 26th May 2005
infrared is useless. it cant be use for sending and receiving pict and
movie files to other phone.really useless
Reviewed by Chlo from Australia on 19th May 2005
I love this phone, i have had it for around a month and had no problems
at all! There is only only one thing (which i have goten use-to) is
when the phone book and sms service is "initialising" when you turn
the phone on. Other wise, Stop looking for a new phone because you have
just found it!
Reviewed by percy from australia on 14th May 2005
Best phose ive eva ad fully sic
Reviewed by Kay-z from Australia on 9th May 2005
this phone rox!!! soooo hot...friends lurv it.....so jelous i think
if your looking for a phone with outstanding qualities.....this is it...you've
found it. STOP LOOKING!!!
Reviewed by Krito Konstantoula from Greece on
5th May 2005
Only that I have to say for this mobile phone is that it is the best
all over the world!!!!!
Reviewed by BbAlL from USA on 16th Apr 2005
This is a great phone. Ive had it for almost a month and it rocks. The
ringtones are awesome and the camera is great. It is very easy to access
AOL instant messenger. It is also very easy to download games, ringtones,
and wallpapers. I totally recomend getting this phone to anyone.
Reviewed by Helen from England on 15th Apr 2005
i got this phone in october and have been very dissappointed. i like
the look and size of it but it has a tendancy to switch itself off and
mees up all the data i.e. caller groups and photo i.d's. this wasnt
a major problem (except when it switched off during calls) but i got
an exact replacement and the earpiece dont work so i cant have calls
without the hands free. My brother has also had trouble with his and
for 3 of the same phone to be faulty in some way is just wrong. In my
opinion, not a very good phone
Reviewed by Louise johnston from united kingdom on
27th Mar 2005
Yes its me....again.Dave from england wrote about his e310 saying that
the little plastic thing that you put your charger into was easy to
lose.Mabey if he uses his head for once,the little plastic thing was
just to PROTECT it whilst it was new .You can just throw it away easily,you
know like you do with other little plastic things. Now dear please calm
down,its only a little review! by the way the fone is grrrrrrrrrreat!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by kayleigh from england on 22nd Mar
hiyaa ive had my E310 about an hour and i lurrrvee it :] ..its tiniii
but still has everythin u need 4 a gr8 camera foonne :] ..i recomend
it 2 any1.. im 14 :D x x x x x
Reviewed by Dave from England on 14th Mar 2005
Nice feel, lightweight, fits easily into pocket and being a 'flip' keys
cannot be accidently pushed as with non-flips. Is easy to setup and
use. Recharges quickly.A good buy. Bad points: To recharge you have
to remove a small plastic insert (its easy to lose). Also battery life
is a little less than stated.
Reviewed by Louise Johnston from United Kingdom on
13th Mar 2005
I've had my E310 for about 3 weeks now and its been really easy to use.The
intergrated camera is great quality and it also allows you to video
capture aswell.Its a fantastic size and really lightweight.The 4 games
that come with it are really fun and it comes with infared and acess
to the internet.Please bare in mind that I am a 12 year old girl so
this shows you that the E310 is fantastic for all ages!