Nokia 6310i Mobile Phone
This phone isn't just the 'Daddy' of mobile phones, it's the 'great, great, great grand Daddy'. It does exactly what a mobile phone is supposed to do. There possibly will never be another one like it.
I've been using mobiles since you needed a 'wheelbarrow' to carry the battery around for them. This one is ergonomically perfect. It works in conditions other mobiles give up in, I've dropped mine on countless occasions and still it works perfectly. The guys who work for me have tried many other models, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and SPV, but all have failed so we all now have Nokia 6310i,s.
The keys are a good size and even people with fat fingers like me can use them easily. The screen is well laid out, would have been nice if it was a 'tad' larger and colour, but that is being picky. Battery life is brilliant, I go away abroad on business for 3/4 days at a time and find that I very rarely have to plug it in.
The only thing I have found annoying is the 'PC suite' software, I have tried many times to get this connected and working, but have failed miserably so I have now given up.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
The Nokia 6310
The Nokia 6310 is truly a wonder of the modern age. Look at the things it doesn't have:
It doesn't have a camera, it doesn't play MP3s, it doesn't have a high resolution screen, it doesn't even have a colour screen, it doesn't let you play high-tech games.
These things, to all intents and purposes, really shouldn't be incorporated into a device whose primary function is mobile communications. There are personal MP3 players, small digital cameras that give much better pictures, personal games consoles and a whole host of other inventions available to society that will probably end up on mobile phones in the future.
The Nokia 6310 lacks nothing that is important. It is one of the main phones for business use, having a massive battery life, superb sensitivity to areas with weak signals and all the really useful technology and no frills.
I have two of them, and you can get them for a very reasonable price on ebay. They will still be working when your newfangled phone has long since died.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Probably the greatest Nokia ever made - the Nokia 6310i
The Nokia 6310i was built as a business phone. Its purpose was to cater for those working people who just wanted a good call quality mobile. In today's phone market, many manufacturers are focused on mega pixel cameras, mp3 players and internet browsing. What they have forgotten is that a phone, for many people, remains to be just a phone.
The Nokia 6310i, in my opinion, is probably the greatest of all Nokia handsets. I have had numerous Nokia handsets and many of them had various problems, namely that they crashed a lot (8210) or dropped signal too frequently (8310). I have never had a problem with a 6310i. The call quality is sharp and the size is not too bad. In its heyday, it featured the Bluetooth capability, still making it a very useful phone to have today. This quality and character is known by many mobile users and is reflected in the market price that you would expect to pay for one today. Even second hand prices are high for such an older model.
In truth, the reason why I have not rated this phone as excellent is simply because of the lack of features it has. In its time, it was hailed as the cutting edge of technology. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case as today's mobile market has advanced so much that even my Samsung D900 (under a year old) is three models out of date!
However, having said all that, I still own two 6310i handsets. One lives in my car, the other is my work mobile and I would not change this for any newer handset. It is reliable, easy to use and the battery life on it is superb. It also does not take long to charge making it very handy when at a conference or out on a day of meetings. It is also compatible with Bluetooth laptops.
It may not be the best looking Nokia, but pay homage to the world’s greatest Nokia handset - the 6310i.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Indestructable Cell Phone
In 2004 I bought a Passat Sport Estate with a fitted dashboard mount for a Nokia 6310i cell phone fitted by the previous owner. I hadn't heard of this phone model let alone possessing one. I tried to remove the whole installion was but aware I cound damage the dashboard so took the another route. Discovered the Nokia 6310i was a highly regarded business phone so did an Ebay search and bought one off a new private seller with little feedback. Should not have worried as the phone arrived in immaculate condition and even after six years hard useage has its original battery that lasts for an age. It has been dropped many times and has suffered paint damage but has never let me down. Thought I would look for another while they are still available on Ebay. Found loads for sale so again chose a UK seller who had submitted clear pictures and given all the info that was needed.
It arrived with all its original papers including CD and was virtually as new. comming with two chargers and an Italian leather case that had contributed to its superb condition. The Nokia 6310i has no camera or colour screen but is completely 'bomb-proof', easy to use with a huge capacity battery which is really all that is needed.
No wonder therefore that it was the premier business phone of its day and the preferred car phone for Mercedes and other top car manufacturers.
Lucky for me that the car kit was so well fitted and integrated into the dash of my car that it was not an easy task for me to remove. Car thieves would probably not give it a second look today which adds further to its appeal. Their loss but not mine!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Well what do you say about a phone that does not pretend to be anything else. it's a phone NOT a Camara or a radio, it's a phone and does this very well. The battery life is fantastic both in standby, or, under user calling/speaking conditions.Its reception is second to none. As to reception I have tried it in a steel framed skyscraper 3rd floor basement The reception was more than needed to make and recieve calls.
Basically it just does what it says on the box so to speak.
Styling is a bit dated but functional,there are now a few facias which liven it up slightly, with spare parts readily available,makes it is a good phone to own. A good point to mention is that there is no external aerial to break off like the earlier model nokia with is construction as robust as it is, they go on and on and on. a strong point of interest is the keyboard spacings, they are well spaced out so when texting the correct keys are used, also when dialing a number the right digit is press which makes for a much simpler process than going back and forth all the time changing the characters. Some phone keyboards are so spaced that unless you are a lady with long nails the phone would be hopeless to use as the correct keys would not be pressed.
To sum it up without going on and waffling about it, it is a good user friendly phone with a very simple menu to follow, not like some of the later phones on the market today. I feel this is why buisness people use them alot and trust them for there reliability.
The reason I have 3 of these phone is that they dont die, and have stood the test of time with daily use, being used as they should battery wise, they go on for ever. One point of interest with these phone is the screen is clear and bright when used with just the right amount of infomation displayed so the battery life is extended due to the lack of gimmicks which use up battery life.
Well there we go what more can I say!!! a classic phone in its owm lifetime which eventually will be missed by a large quantity of people everywhere.
Having just read my review I realised that I didn't need 3000 charactors to discribe the phone it's reputation goes before it. the phone speaks for its self.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.