Written on: 09/08/2002 by chris bajada.
This phone is very strong and has continued to work perfectly even after throwing it onto a hard surface (however sometimes needs restart). It is also waterproof, you have no worries using it while raining (i even used it under the shower). Holds 200 phonebook space unlike the Nokia 33**. It's design is quite nice.
Battery life is disgusting, it ends having to be charged every 2 days, and after 1.5 years it does not hold for 1 day. Now i ve got a new battery. The battery indicator gauge is also rotten.
Reception is bad when compared to other phones.
The rubber on the back peels off after some time resulting in the phone getting ugly.
The rubber taps for waterproofing the phone are quite fiddly and get lost easily..
The display is relatively small for wap.
The games suck, phone sometimes switches off by itself, holds only 25 messages.
Well, this phone is rather old and for the generic type of person who wants a mobile phone to phone and recieve calls and sens SMS it would be quite good (however take care of that battery life!) However it lacks a lot when compared to the 3310 (it was launched in that same period).
Now i am considering purchasing the 8310, after all nokia are dedicated to telecommunications and not dedicated to fridges, cookers........ and finally mobile phones.