Written on: 06/08/2002 by nomie.
texture, profiles, available features, orange display,
the buttons do seem a little hard to push however they are built to last against hazards, the menu system is a bit slow
i used to have an ericsson t10 which i loved, then moved onto the nokia 3310 as a temporary phone and finally ended with the nokia 5210. for my lifestyle being throwing the phone onto the table, or the botom of my breifcase this phone is the best. it is built to be shock proof, dust proof and can withstand splashes of water, even the dc socket for the phone has a gasket covering it so water would not seep in. the reception is good and the sound is great. the personal profiles is endless and could be better then playin the games which are the same as most other nokia phones (pairs2,snakes2,bantumi,bumper,space impact). it has everything that you would expect any normal phone to posess and many other extremely pointless features like the thermometer which is closer to internal body temperature then the actual surroundings (still have not figured out why). the phone feels comfortable to hold and with its rubbery texture i would have to say it is the best cover i have ever felt. the orange backlight brings a great difference to teh typical green or blue backlight. this phone is definately affordable. if you are one who wants a phone that is slightly smaller and alot more expensive id recommend the nokia 8310, however if you want a phone with teh same features, and would last A LOT longer id recommend the nokia 5210. (ps due to the shock reisitent covers of the 5210, a leather case is no longer required to protect your phone)