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brand new Nokia 8310 is in my opinion, the worlds best phone.
Its features are jam packed, especially since it is such a
tiny little thing! It is about the same size as a Nokia 8210, but
with amazing features. For those of you who havent seen or
heard of a Nokia 8310, it is 98mm x 43mm, the smallest phone I have
ever seen or held (which is not a flip-out phone. It weighs just
84g too, which is very, very light!
The Nokia 8310 talktime is just as expected for any new Nokia phone,
as Nokia phones have a reputation of having long lasting talktime
and standy times. This phone has a standby of 100-300 hours, or
8 hours with the radio on (yes, radio! See below) Its talktime
ranges from 2 hours 15 minutes to 4 hours, which is very impressive.
Now, to the phones features. Firstly, the FM radio available on
the phone. You can listen to the radio whilst on the move with this
phone, and you can even do it whilst playing games, sending a text
message, browse the web or even answer incoming calls!
As with many other recent mobile phones, the Nokia 8310 has WAP,
which stands for Wireless Application Protocol. In other words,
the phone has mobile internet. You can check the latest football
results, read the news by the minute, play games, check cinema listings,
and much more using just your phone. But unlike most WAP phones,
the Nokia 8310 supports GPRS, meaning you get instant access to
The Nokia 8310 has three voice features voice command, voice
recording and voice dialing. Firstly, voice command you can
use voice command to change profiles or to start the radio. With
voice recording, you can record a message up to 3 minutes in length.
Lastly, voice dialing you simply hold down the menu button
and say the name of the person you want to call, and you the phone
will call them! You can have up to 10 names available for voice
dialing. The Nokia 8310 is the worlds first phone to have
all three of these features in one, whilst many other phones have
just one or two of these features.
As with most Nokia phones, the Nokia 8310 has games to play. There
are 3 games on this phone Bumper, Snake II and Pairs II.
The only new game is Bumper, whilst Snake II and Pairs II are already
available on other Nokia phones such as Nokia 3310.
There are 35 ringtones already available on the phone, and you can
also create up to 5 of your own ringtones. You can download these
ringtones from the internet, for example, you could have your favorite
song or soap as your ringtone! It is very easy to download a ringtone,
as all you have to do is key in the numbers on the screen. You can
just go to a search engine and type in something like free
nokia ringtones and a list of sites will come up. Alternatively,
you can have someone else send a ringtone to you whether
it is your friend sending a ringtone from their phone or a company
sending you one (you call up the company and tell them which ringtone
you want; but calls cost about £1.50 per minute)
The Nokia 8310 has a vibrating alert feature, so the phone will
vibrate when you get an incoming call or a text message. This is
very handy when you need to have your phone on in a quiet place
eg. The cinema, as you can set the phone to vibrate but have no
ringtone/sound coming out of it. Or you can have both on at the
same time (ringtone and vibrating alert)
The Nokia 8310 phonebook stores up to 500 names enough for
almost anyone. Most phones have a 100 number memory, but this is
just another feature of the Nokia 8310 which adds to the others.
You can also store 150 text messages and 50 picture messages, or
any combination of these two (eg. 200 text messages and no picture
messages). If you are one of those people who are sick of other
people asking to see your phone, and then finding that they read
you messages, then this is the phone for you. Why? Because the Nokia
8310 has message folders, which is unlike almost all other phones,
so your snoopy friends will only look in the inbox, whilst you can
simply save all your messages in another folder! Smart! There is
also a to-do list, which can store up to 30 memos, and calendar
notes, which you can store up to 250 notes on.
As I have mentioned, you can store up to 200 text messages and save
them in different folders. You can also use predictive text when
writing a message, which makes it very easy and fast to send a text
The thing that catches ones eye when they first see the Nokia
8310 is the covers. You can buy 9 covers for the Nokia 8310, and
I am sure that more unofficial ones will be released soon. The phone
looks amazing at a first glance, as the front cover has two different
colours making the phone look like it has 3 covers
a top, a middle and a bottom.
Other features on the phone include a calculator, stopwatch, countdown
timer, phone profiles, clock, alarm clock, currency converter, white
lit screen, 5 line text on screen (most phones have 4) and infrared
Overall, the Nokia 8310 is a superb phone. With WAP, an FM radio,
changeable covers, a long lasting battery, voice recorder, huge
memory and infrared features, this phone is a must by for anyone
its list of features goes on, and it one of the smallest
phones available in the world. The only problem with it is the huge
price you can currently only buy it on contract, at £149.99
per month (plus you pay monthly for at least a year), but if you
buy it with no chip (offline, so you can just put your pay as you
go chip in it), you will be set back around £300!