Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
Newest Review: ... my game. These days, if you get a full day out of your iPhone, you're lucky. But a 3310, even with heavy use, lasted weeks. The other thi... more
A VERY popular MOBILE ' BACK IN THE DAY'
Member Name: Abs2uLOTT
Advantages: BASIC, EASY CALLS AND TEXTS, CAN DROP IT LOTS OF TIMES AND STILL WORKS!
Disadvantages: Not easy to get hold of these days, but Ebay sellers still seem to sell them
**Who would this phone be suitable for?**
This is very much a simple phone without all the fuss and functions of the modern technology of today. If you are looking for a BASIC phone, perhaps for a grandparent, parent even, or young child or teenager that wouldn't cope well with lots of functions, the Nokia 3310 would be a very good start. This phone is also a useful phone to have in the house for when your mobile breaks and you are waiting for repairs or buying a new one. At least you can just grab this cheap phone from the cupboard and still have access to texts and calls.
I remember my father (never one for buying the latest technology, preferring and happier with his older stuff) taking ages to get around to having a phone. Infact, I don't think he would have ever had one if it wasn't for my brother buying him one, one Birthday (the Nokia). My dad prefers it that when he goes out, nobody can get hold of him lol, but I think he realises now that stuck in an emergency, he can at least make a phonecall with his phone (that's the only time the flipping thing is ever on!)
I started my son off with the Nokia as well when he was about 8. He had one of my old ones and it was ideal for him. This is going back a few years ago now though, when young boys of that age didn't know more than us adults about phones! Give a smart phone to an 8 year old now, and many are whizzes with them! Still, not all are, so this is still an ideal phone for them to get used to texting on and making a simple phone call.
I'm not sure if anywhere still stocks these phones now. A few years ago my brother managed to get one for my dad from Argos but I haven't searched to find out where stocks them. I do know though that you can always pick these phones up really cheaply on Ebay, from around a fiver. It's crazy to think of how mobiles have improved over the years though. I had this phone in the mid 90's and at the time it was REALLY popular! Lots of people wanted the Nokia! Compared to todays phones it really doesn't do alot other than make a call and a basic text!
Dark grey/Silver in exterior with a small grey screen of 84 by 48mm.This phone is what we later started to call the ' brick' phone (obviously because it's quite clumpy looking). The phone is fairly heavy compared to todays phones. Its weight is 133g and its very durable and robust. I remember when having this phone, I dropped it numerous times and it just seemed to bounce, with no damage! Drop a Smartphone today and it's not so easy to get it working again.
There are 12 buttons on the keypad with 4 above the keypad being for cancel and back, select and ok and up and down. There is an interchangeable cover and ' back in the day' many a different front was available. I would imagine you can still pick these up from sites like Ebay if you don't want the bog standard cover. It's very easy to use the phone, holding it in one hand with the thumb of your same hand being able to text, or holding it between both hands, using both thumbs to text.
Please note, this phone does NOT have a Camera,Video,WAP, Browser, Email, Video recording or Infra red, but it DOES HAVE....
4 Games (Classic 'snake' game - awesome times!)
Ringtones (nothing fancy)
Little animated screen savers (using pixels)
Text and Picture messaging
**Great Battery life/Easy Phone calls/Simple Texts**
This phone has great battery life, not really needing charging for a week or so, quite simply because its functions are simple compared to phones of today. Phones of today demand alot of memory which can make responses slower, and batteries lower quicker. You won't have that problem with this phone at all. The battery pack with this phone is really big and fat compared to today's phones but it's not a problem when it's doing a good job and doesn't need charging much.
To make a phone call is really simple. You just enter the number using the keypad or take a look in your address book and press the 'call' button. Call quality is good with clear sound and no interference.
Texting is really easy as well although the predictive text is quite basic. I remember having to plug in alot of words as it wasn't able to predict as well as phones can today. I spent quite a while not even using predictive text when first having this phone, but many years later, couldn't be without it! It's so much quicker, once you get the hang of it! In order to send the text, you just look for the person in your address book, or type in their number. Easy! There isn't scope for storing lots of messages though. I think it only stores about 10 or so, but that's fine for those that the phone is suited to and at the time of me using it, I don't recall it being a problem. Phones of today can store hundreds of messages, but do we really need them all?
Overall, this was a GREAT phone at the time and still great for those that wants to keep things basic!
Summary: A great phone when I had it - great starter phone for my son when he was younger - keep as spare now
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