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Nokia 3310 Review

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The Nokia 3310 has been one of the most popular mobiles of all time, so it seems mean to award it just one star. However, the truth is that the 3310 cannot compare with modern phones: it’s big and heavy, has hardly any features, mediocre battery life, and is not as reliable as many people would like to believe. The newer Nokia 3100 is a much better choice.


General features
Made in Finland
Announced in September 2000
Dual band GSM900/1800

Battery type:
Standard NiMh 900 mAh (BMC-3). Stanby time from 55 to 260 hours, talk time from 2,5 to 4,5 hours. Time for charging 4 hours (ACP-7), 2 hours (ACP-8)
Li-Ion 850 mAh (BLC-2). Stanby time from 55 to 245 hours, talk time from 2 hours 20 minutes to 4 hours and 15 minutes. Time for charging 4 hours (ACP-7), 2,5 hours (ACP-8)
Display: hight-contrast graphic display. Fonts can be changed dinamically
Phonebook: up to 250 notes in SIM-card memory. Supports using numbers from SIM-card for sending SMS, redirection and other services
Language: chosen automativally according to the SIM-card language (Phase 2 SIM)
Europe and Africa – menu and intellectual text input for the following languages: Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Norse.
Menu only: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Roumanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Estonian, Latvian, Turkish, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Polish, Greek, Hebrew, Arabian
Asia and Pacific region – menu and intellectual text input for the following languages: English and Chinese
Menu only: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Viet-Namese, Tagalog and others
Xpress-onTM panels
Dimensions:: 113 x 48 x 22 mm
Weight: 133 g with a standard battery

Call management, ringing tones:
Voice dialing up to 8 numbers. Activated by a long pressing Menu button or a button on garniture.
Melodies: up to 35 already set. Supports creating up to 7 own ones (or loading via SMS)
Vibrating alert
Speed dialing for up to 9 numbers
Supports call back option for the last dialed number (scrolling shows the whole list)
Auto redial (up to 10 attempts)
Auto answer (works only with phone garniture or a loud speech set)
Allows to dial 112 without SIM-card and on a blocked phones
Supports call holding, call waiting
Auto and manual network selection
Closed users group
Supports fixed dialing option (FDN)

Organiser, extras:
Profiles, supports adjustment for already existing and loading new ones.
Screen savers based on graphic messages. Any graphic message can be used as a screen saver. Timer for a screen saver from 5 seconds to 10 miutes.
Countdown timer, stopwatch
Alarm clock
Currency converter
Reminder (up to 10 notices)
4 games (Snake II, Pairs II, Space Impact, Bantumi)
Cloros: Arctic Silver SKR-29, Himalaya White SKR-24, Iceberg Grey SKR-26, Polar Blue SKR-22, Sahara Yellow SKR-28, Vesuvius Red SKR-25

Allows to dial a number from SMS
Delivery report
Message changing
Cell Broadcast
Intellectual text input
Supports group SMS-sending
Graphical messages. They can be sent with text. There are 7 pictures already in the memory and free space for one more. When new pictures are received previous ones are deleted.
Screen savers(5) can be looked through with graphic messages and sent the same way
Extended SMS length
Smiles can be inserted to a message from templates
Mobile chat: all the messages (both sent and received)are displayed on the screen. Messages are not saved in the SIM-card memory.
Screen savers(5) can be looked through with graphic messages and sent the same way
Extended SMS length
Smiles can be inserted to a message from templates
Mobile chat: all the messages (both sent and received)are displayed on the screen. Messages are not saved in the SIM-card memory.

Smart Messaging:
Allows to send and receive graphic messages
Allows to send and receive names and numbers from a phonebook
Reminding notes can be sent and received
Allows to receive ringing tones
Supports receiving operator logo
Receives profiles
Allows to get information about the left sum on your account or pre-paying card

Xpress-onTM panels (6 colors)
Phone garniture(HDC-5, HDE-2, LPS-3)
Desktop charging device
Battery charger (DDC1)
Quick charging device (ACP8)
Loud speaker set for a car (CARK125)
Car adapter (MBC6)
Charger for a car (LCH-9)
Microphone for a car(HFM-8)


The features of the phone have become quite basic with the introduction of colour and photos. However for someone who wants to buy a phone so that they can phone people the Nokia 3310 is perfect. The phone isn`t exactly stuck in the stone age as it has many good options. The phone has 4 games, bantumi, pairs, snake 2 and space invaders. They aren`t exactly PS2 standard but they pass a few boring moments on the bus or if you are waiting for someone. The phone has a good range of ringtones and has space for 7 extra ringtones which can be composed or sent to your phone. There is a few picture messages and there is yet again space for more if you choose to do so. The Nokia 3310 also supplies a calculator, clock, alarm and reminders

Popularity: 53% [?]

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