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Specification for Nokia 5210

Main Features
Camera Less than 2 MP
Features Bluetooth
Style Flip Phone
Main characteristics
Network Type: GSM 900GSM 1800GPRSEGSM 900
Design: Mobile
Technical Features
Antenna Type: Integrated
Connectivity: IrDA
Input Method: Keypad
Talk Time: 2.33 Hours
Standby Time: 170 Hours
Other Features
Messaging Formats: SMS
Data Formats: WTLSWAP
Phone Features: Automatic RedialPersonal security codePredictive text inputSpeed dialVoice dialing
Organizer Features: Alarm clockCalendar
Other Features: Water, shock and Dust resistance
Applications: CalculatorCountdown timerCurrency converterStopwatchGames
Multimedia Features: Composable ringtonesPicture editor
Address Book Capacity: 250 Contacts
Other
Height: 10.5 cm
Width: 1.87 in.
Depth: 2.26 cm
Weight: 1.47 kg

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★★★★☆
Nokia 5210

“A mobile newcomer's first impressions: ”

Written on: 11/03/2003 by Oswald. (1 review written)

A mobile newcomer's first impressions:
I like the dinky looks and feel of the blue version very much. It feels good in the hand because it has good ergonomics with the shape and quasi-rubber, and good balance of the weight unlike the 3510. I don't mind that the buttons are clicky since that is the price you pay for the robust versatility of the phone.
Compared to the 3510 though, the sound is a little tinnier or scratchy in the way those simple metallic earplugs are. You know, the really cheap… Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“The nokia 5210 has a major software bug. If you go to...”

Written on: 23/02/2003 by lieven lr. (1 review written)

The nokia 5210 has a major software bug. If you go to profiles->general->personalise-> message alert tone->personal and you select a ring tone, then you 'll get a language menu when you go to names->caller groups and select one of the caller groups. Instead of group name, ... you 'll get a language menu. There are more of these software bugs, so i recommend that you don't buy this phone… Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“I wanted a robust phone that i could use and abuse, i...”

Written on: 14/02/2003 by ian dunning. (1 review written)

I wanted a robust phone that i could use and abuse, i am an operational firefighter, and up to now it has not disappointed (yes it has been dropped and been wet). So maybe some reviewers expect too much and if they want a poser's phone don't buy the 5210… Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“I've had my nokia 5210 for a year now and all i've had...”

Written on: 08/02/2003 by mash. (1 review written)

I've had my nokia 5210 for a year now and all i've had is trouble, I wish i hadn't bought it. I am going to sell it now and when i dropped it the screen cracked. So how can they call it shock proof? I am going to buy a different phone now!!!!!… Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“SIZE IS A PLUS, IS NOT SO LIGHT. I WAS LOOKING FOR A...”

Written on: 07/02/2003 by RICARDO. (1 review written)

SIZE IS A PLUS, IS NOT SO LIGHT. I WAS LOOKING FOR A WATER/SHOCK PROOF PHONE FOR TRAVELLING AND THIS IS THE BEST AROUND. HAD IT SINCE APRIL 02 AND HAD NO PROBLEMS AT ALL, HAS BEEN BANGED AROUND A LOT WHEN TRAVELLING… Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“I would like to see the phone with the build quality...”

Written on: 03/02/2003 by fow wow. (1 review written)

I would like to see the phone with the build quality of the 8310 cause if all the things that were on the 8310 were put on to the 5210 it would be a smashing phone… Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“I got my 5210 in April 02. I am now on my 5th. Y?...”

Written on: 30/01/2003 by rob. (1 review written)

I got my 5210 in April 02. I am now on my 5th. Y? because it's the most unreliable phone i've ever had! Faults i have had include, buttons not working, buttons putting a different number on the screen to that i pressed. Phone cutting out during texting. Phone losing signal until phone is switched back on. Turning itself off. Locking up. Not switching itself on at all. In addition to these faults i've had a screen crack when the phone was in my jeans pocket, and i'm a small person! The phone… Read Full Review

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Korma_Kamelion.'s Response to 69124_rob.'s Review

Written on: 09/06/2003

This guy is totally correct, I have had 3 of them now and the one I am now "using" is also faulty so by this time next week I think I'll be on my 4th! It is THE worst phone ever and is totally useless! All it does, if indeed I can ever turn it on, is turns itself off for no reason, turns itself off again when texting, turns itself off when phoning someone. I can hardly ever get it to turn on EVER!! DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!

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★★★★★
Nokia 5210

“I love everything about this phone.. It is the best... ”

Written on: 28/01/2003 by Moonstone. (1 review written)

I love everything about this phone.. It is the best… Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“A good upgrade from 3330 but rubbish”

Written on: 28/01/2003 by GarF. (1 review written)

A good upgrade from 3330 but rubbish… Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“By far the worst phone I ever bought. It was so...”

Written on: 24/01/2003 by Sat. (1 review written)

By far the worst phone I ever bought. It was so boring, thermometer doesn't work at all etc... I now own a panasonic gd 87 colour camera phone. And there is just no comparison. I wouldn't change it for anything. Never buy a monochrome phone these days, at least get a colour phone like the 3510i, or the 7250 soon.. I always ask myself this question: why do people bother buying monochrome phones??? I can't stand them anymore!!! Get real, colour and camera phones are the future!… Read Full Review

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Snookiewaldz's Response to 67645_Sat.'s Review

Written on: 05/11/2003

Perhaps 10 years from now phones have fridge. I'll rather have a decent Canon camera for taking pictures or a Sony minicam for filming..

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Nokia 5210

“I got this 5210e on a free upgrade from Orange, used...”

Written on: 20/01/2003 by Adam. (1 review written)

I got this 5210e on a free upgrade from Orange, used it for one day at work (cycle courier). I like the phone, small and light, can knock it about a bit etc. But I can't hear the ring over the London traffic noise. The main problem for me is using the hands free kit. I got a nokia hands free and need to use voice dialing alot, but when i press the button on the mic to start the voice-tag recall nothing happens. If i un-lock and then re-lock the keypad it works fine and dials away, but if I… Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“It's nice (as far as my review is concern) has good...”

Written on: 20/01/2003 by Jc_Lance. (1 review written)

It's nice (as far as my review is concern) has good features well if you're an outgoing person, hey dude try this one! Well I mean you could buy a casings/shells with bubble keypads so it's easy to press. I bought mine for 7500 pesos thats about......141.50 american dollars well thats a kind of cheap. HEY NOKIA: IF YOU COULD BUILD A 7650/5210/5510 COMBINATION WELL MAKE IT A PHONE W/C IS SHOCKPROOF,COLORED/HAS DIGITAL CAM.,HAS MP3 WAPABLE HUH WHAT ,MORE!!!!!! (",)… Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“This phones just the best. I dont know what all you...”

Written on: 14/01/2003 by gray. (1 review written)

This phones just the best. I dont know what all you other lot are talking about. I dropped it in the sink the other day and its fine!! It's truly the best phone of all time with some great features… Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“I owned this phone for 5 months, then sold it...I was...”

Written on: 24/12/2002 by justme. (1 review written)

I owned this phone for 5 months, then sold it...I was very dissapointed with the reception quality.... … Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“The Nokia 5210 mobile phone is garbage - it is for...”

Written on: 20/12/2002 by Burak Ural. (1 review written)

The Nokia 5210 mobile phone is garbage - it is for clumsy idiots.
The only reason to buy for is being a bit more resistant to shocks than others.
Rest is same with every others.
Thermometer is a mean marketing trick from Nokia. It is definitely useless, I tried two 5210 phones. I regret to buy this phone. Should have bought a second hand 6310 which would be a great phone. I went for the thermometer and got backstabbed... The dealer refuses to change the phone also.
Damn you Nokia !!!… Read Full Review

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64057_Jerry.'s Response to 59327_Burak Ural.'s Review

Written on: 10/01/2003

The screen is microscopic. A waste of time.

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★★★★★
Nokia 5210

“Apart from the software fault I love the phone and...”

Written on: 11/12/2002 by claire. (1 review written)

Apart from the software fault I love the phone and dread the day I have to get rid of it… Read Full Review

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64058_Bob.'s Response to 57201_claire.'s Review

Written on: 10/01/2003

Always important to buy a phone because it fits in any handbag!! What about it's usefulness??

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67152_Dicky.'s Response to 57201_claire.'s Review

Written on: 22/01/2003

I think your review was pretty rubbish, this phone has now aged a lot compared to the latest phones.

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Nokia 5210

“rubbish”

Written on: 09/12/2002 by aga. (1 review written)

rubbish… Read Full Review

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59535_Alexei.'s Response to aga.'s Review

Written on: 21/12/2002

Why is it bad?

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64060_Jerry.'s Response to aga.'s Review

Written on: 10/01/2003

So why did you give it 7/10 for style & 4/10 overall?
I agree though, it's rubbish. The screen is way too small for a start.

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Nokia 5210

“I had my 5210 for 12 days, for the first week, it was...”

Written on: 06/12/2002 by Ian. (1 review written)

I had my 5210 for 12 days, for the first week, it was great (previous phone Siemens C35i), Unfortunately people that phoned me said they couldn't me hear very well. After a week the novelty value of the phone wore off, as I am not sporty the chances of me dropping the phone are slim. Therefore I changed to a Nokia 3510, so far impressed with this one much better battery and reception … Read Full Review

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Nokia 5210

“I was on my third Nokia 5210 mobile phone in 12...”

Written on: 03/12/2002 by Charlie Kininmonth. (1 review written)

I was on my third Nokia 5210 mobile phone in 12 months. I like to have a good phone but if I buy the best, I will lose a lot of money when it inevitably breaks in the near future. So I buy mid range phones generally, 3310, 3330, 3330. These never lasted more than 4 months. I am a clumsy person and my phone gets dropped often. This phone practically bounces back into your hand when you drop it. Feature wise, it is a substantial upgrade of the 3330, which in turn is an upgrade of the 3310. It has… Read Full Review

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64061_Bob.'s Response to 55489_Charlie Kininmonth.'s Review

Written on: 10/01/2003

Pure luck you did not ruin it under the tap. It is Splash resistant NOT waterproof remember. Nokia would not have replaced it

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Nokia 5210

“All in all a good phone worth having for the money...”

Written on: 02/12/2002 by drunk. (1 review written)

All in all a good phone worth having for the money doesn't hold a lot of messages but I am trying to change again but sure its great!… Read Full Review

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56880_Jerry.'s Response to drunk.'s Review

Written on: 09/12/2002

For the thermometer to work correctly (like any thermometer) you would have to leave it for anything from 5 - 20 minutes in the location you want to check (unless you use a laser thermo) for it to read correctly. You can't expect it to tell you the correct temp if it's in your pocket or hand. Leave it outside for 15 mins then it will tell you a more accurate temp.

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