Written on: 04/04/2002 by Andy.
After the micro sized 8210 it feels nice to have something that is a phone but not a brick.
Even though the phone is large, it is thin and lightweight enough not to hassle you.
The menu system gives the techno geek in all of us more things to play with.
Nokias excellent useability and functionality has been improved even more.
No external aerial to catch on things and break
Epic battery length
Good software to connect and use on PDA through IR link
You know that you have a phone in your pocket unlike some of the smaller models
Not a US useage phone for the international minded.
After going from the 8210 and its ridiculously short battery length it is nice to have a mobile phone like the Nokia 6310 which you do not have to keep searching for a power source to charge. Some of the smaller phones look very stylish but are useless to those of us using them continuously.
I have had mine for a couple of weeks now, one of which was on holiday in italy, i never had to charge it once and still had 'bars' to spare, and the second week with prolonged regular use i had to charge it every 4 days which compared to at least once a day for the 8210 is a massive improvement, and not nearly so embaressing as asking a customer you visit if you can use a plug.
I have always said that the ease in which you can use the common functions such as the address book is second to none on the nokia, and keeping with this excellent functional menu system they have added even more useful things. The calender is easier to use and more comprehensive. The to do list is as useful as the PDA, whilst not a WAP or other system user i managed to connect my ipaq up to the internet with relative ease and little hassle.
For the sneak and spy in all of us there is the ability to tape people too and play back voice recordings which although the recording space is limited short memos can be useful.
If you want a phone for prolonged heavy use i heartily recommend this model. There are enough gadgets and new games to keep you going for quite some time.