Nokia 3410 Mobile Phone. Budget mobile
This "ancient" technology does not play mp3's or take pictures. Neither will it make the tea or double as a pacemaker in an emergency. But what you do get, for under £20 usually, is a fantastic phone.
So Cheap, nobody will want to steal it.
5 days on standby without battery recharge. (my experience)
Silent ring (vibrate)
Light, compact, colourful.
Great clarity of voice.
Functional rugged design.
Has a "keypad lock" feature so you don't dial your friends unintentionally when out walking (isn't that annoying, and all your credit gone too!)
ON/OFF button located at top of phone and never accidentally operated.
I use mine with a payg sim primarily as emergency contact for vehicle breakdown. Invaluable, everyone should have one.
This little gem is destined to become a "retro" classic.
I don't like to have all my gadgets built into one. I find these "jack of all trades" devices lose sight of the original design and what you get is a below average under performing poor value clunky gizmo. I prefer a phone to be a phone, and to be a good one too!. I will make an exception for something like an "iphone" but I am not reviewing that price range.
A Plethora of accessories are available, should you need to pimp your phone.
I give the Nokia 3410 ***** (five stars).
Price/performance is unbeatable. Buy a spare today!
Oh yeah, nearly forgot. No nasty mp3 ring tone function to annoy those within earshot with what you think is really cool music, but everybody else hates and just shows how shallow your musical taste really is.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Nokia 3410 - Worth buying in 2008?
OVERVIEW: The Nokia 3410 was the replacement for the hugely-popular Nokia 3210/3310/3330 series. Featuring an updated front panel design, the 3410 is the same size as the older Nokias, but lighter.
The Nokia 3410 has all of the features that made the 3210/33xx so popular - downloadable ringtones, Xpress-on™ covers and great ease of use. The 3410 features Java games and is lighter too.
The 3410's Java capability means that you can download games just as easily as downloading ringtones or graphics.
The main defect of the 3410 is the joined-up keypad.
Features of the Nokia 3410 include:
• WAP (featuring WAP push)
• Predictive text messaging
• Picture messaging and picture editor
• Mobile chat
• 35 ringtones plus 7 customisable ringtones
• High resolution 4-line display
• Speed dialling
• Downloadable Java™ games and applications
• Animated 3D screen savers
• Phonebook (200 names)
• Changeable front and back covers
• 5 games - Space Impact, Bantumi, Snake 2, Bumper, Link 5
• Calendar, stopwatch, alarm clock, currency converter
• Size: 115 x 49 x 22 mm
• Weight: 114g
• Battery standby: 55 - 260 hours
• Battery talktime: 2 - 4 hours
• Dual band
It is a good phone, does everything a “phone” should do but if you are looking for the latest gizmos- it has monophonic ringtone sounds and the screen colour is rather boring and dull, this phone is not for you!!. In conclusion, the Nokia 3410 is a terrific first phone (will survive drops, immersions in the bath! Etc) it's simple to use and has the immortal games like snake etc. It now costs £5-15 second hand on ebay, it’s a great phone that is easy to modify to act as an autodialler for an alarm etc, making it hard to beat!!!!!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Couldn't live without my 3410 now.
This is my first mobile. The 3410 was recommended to me and it's been a great first phone. It's easy to suss-out or you can look up the instructions on the internet.
The 3410 is a nice, little chunky one but sits in the hand of a lady or gentleman quite easily and comfortably. It goes in a bag or pocket. I can phone or text and I just speak the receiver's name of any one of ten numbers and I'm through in a jiffy. I can keep over two hundred phone numbers. I like the fact that I can attribute different ringing tones to different people so I know who is calling.
There are a few simple games but more can be downloaded if you like. I particularly like the alarm clock, pictures for extra birthday greetings and Thank you's etc., The children were thinking about getting me something more up-to-date but I would probably still use the 3410 because it has all the features that I need and there are plenty of them. It's a great phone for anyone on the move. In fact apart from a camera, I can't think of anything any other mobile could do that the 3410 doesn't or couldn't.
Having resisteed the temptation for so many years, I am now totally sold on mobile phones.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
i love these phones, nokias were always so easy to use and ultra reliable.These days its all about how much technology you can stuff into a phone the size of a match box which is why people experience so many faults and breakdowns with phones they've had barely 6 months! this phone however, if treated properly, should last a lifetime! The lack of a colour screen may put some people off but if your just looking for a cheap phone to call and text from that doesn't freeze up on you then i recommend this one. It does eveything a mobile should do and it does it well plus for those of you who need games you should be all to familiar with the legendary Snake 2, a totally addictive simple game thats included on this phone along with pinball, a strange game involving pots and a three dimentional platform game that i honestly can't remember the title of? All in all a cracking little phone, why pay £200 on a phone when you can pick these up for around £15 and never have to replace it!
10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
I am pleased with this phone. I know its an old model but it is simple to use, the buttons are easy to see and doesn't get lost in my handbag like the smaller more up to date phones. I had a Nokia 2310 but found in low light I couldn't see the buttons or read the screen very well. No such problem with the 3410. I have also found that it picks up signals a lot better indoors than my 2310.
I would recommend it to anybody with poor eysight or of mature years because of it's ease of use and easy touch keypad.