Excellent phone! Never lets me down, buy original genuine 5610 Finland. You can easily identify if your Nokia is a Finland version if the 7th & 8th numbers of your IMEI is 0,1 or 1,0 respectively.
It depends whether you need a symbian smartphone or not. N73 is a symbian smartphone, 5610 is a simpler S40 phone, but there are pros and cons:
Smartphones are more feature-rich, can install symbian programs (sis file, if you don't know what is it, google it), can run a few programs at the same time (multi-task), can "minimize" program without closing it, and generally have a smarter file management system. However, due to these "smart" features, the phone can sometimes turn very slow and non-responsive, when it turn "busy" you might need to wait a few seconds before it becomes functional again (some people experience a few minutes too!) Think of a very old computer with very little memory and you get what I mean.
S40 phones on the other hand has much less feature, but are usually very responsive and fast in opening programs, navigating menus etc. You seldom see an S40 phone turn "busy" for too long. Switching to camera mode, music player, internet browser etc is truly instant! No lag!
You cannot install symbian (sis) programs on S40, but you can still install Java (jar) programs which are usually games.
Smartphones are normally more expensive than S40 phones, but currently N73 and 5610 are almost the same price because N73 is 2 years old while 5610 is a lot younger (just a few months old).
Other than that, N73 and 5610 are almost head to head in terms of features. Both have similar screen resolution/clarity, camera quality, earphone sound quality etc. However N73 has louder but noisier speaker. 5610 speaker is only about 80% loudness of N73, but is super high quality, very crisp trebel and better-than-average bass. N73 supports miniSD cards up to 2GB, 5610 supports microSDHC cards up to 4GB.
5610 keypad is a lot more comfortable than N73 (try it and you will know).
In terms of style and "cool"ness, I think 5610 (red version) wins hands down :)
WTF!!! dis nokia 5610 s*ckS.. i used it for 3weeks n then it turn Blank screen..and until now it doesnt work. and i bought it for 13k(php) until now the nokia cant fix it..
plz help me which fone to buy 5610 or N73..
i've heard some complaints regarding both handsets..
so plz help me which fone is better & plz telme their pros & cons if any1 of you & conclude which one shud i buy, I'll b thankful to you...
Ok, I've been away for a couple of weeks, and on cheking this site, I see nothing has changed. There is now 118 pages in this forum - if nobody is going to read previous pages, they may as well be deleted!
Firstly, yes some phones do "hang" and some "restart". My own phone restarts occasionally when (and only when) listening to music for more than half an hour. This is the only problem I have with it. I'm on my second phone - the first was damaged so the replacement came direct from Nokia. They have both suffered exactly the same problem, and they are both on the most up-to-date firmware.
THERE IS CURRENTLY NO FIX FOR THIS, SO GUYS PLEASE STOP ASKING. MAYBE IT WILL BE FIXED IN THE NEXT FIRMWARE RELEASE, BUT NOBODY KNOWS FOR SURE.
Secondly, battery life seems to vary from phone to phone. I've seen plenty of posts saying it barely lasts one day. However, mine lasts for 4 days maximum, 2 days on heavy use, so maybe 3 days average. I think this is perfectly acceptable, considering the large screen. My partners N82 doesn't last this long.
Thirdly - I think the camera is very good. No, not as good as a dedicated camera phone, but this is primarily a MUSIC PHONE. I've just been on holiday and taken some very good outdoor pics. Indoors not so good unless very close to the subject, but it's not a xenon flash, so you can't expect it to be as good. Still much better than any SE Walkman phone I've owned, including the W810i which only had a light rather than poroper flash. I would however say that you need to ensure the lens is clean, as it easily gets finger prints on it, leading to blurred pictures - possibly a reason some are not happy with results?
Overall, this is the best phone I've ever had, apart from the one flaw - the restarting problem - but this only happens once every couple of weeks, so although annoying, it's tolerable.
Yes I've heard some horror stories from other people. I could be wrong, but most seem to be phones locked to one service provider? Mine is unlocked - maybe this is significant?
i love this phone,coz nice, elegant, lifestyle. but...this phone camera pixel cannot sharp...sangat.hihihi..and sound cannot high sangat.....that's all.hehehe.i'm sure you all buy and try this phone ;-)
hv been usng it for a wk.apart frm restartin few times, it's an amazing piece with no crap features.
hi i got this phone b4 a week,the phone hangs and restarted while call s going,s this pbm can b rectified?if so how?plz tell me
i think the noki@ 5610 cost 306 bucks @nd if u sing your contr@nt it'll be h@lf price
nokia phones rock!i know this person that has used over 8 nokia phones this year!
i bought it 6 months b4 but i hav jst used it for 3 months....coz it showed some problems.....first it showed problem on its phon lock and i couldnt open it and i had to send it to the nokia care .....thn after using 1 months thn 1 day suddenly it lost its reception......i did everythng to fix it up...i even did the restore factory settings and then softwear updates for it from nokia web ...but then still no sign of nothing....
thn i send it to nokia care centre againg....still waiting for them to fix it up.....otherwise i loved it's all....and m missing my set....every1 pray for my set plz..
its my fourth day with this fone and i charged it last tuesday and until now i still have full bars... hehehe... it never hanged and i tell you sms comes when i'm listening to music....i'm very happy and i love it...
still a crap phone. just recieved phone number three from orange and the battery ran out today having made about three calls, no blue tooth and no music. that is very very poor.
two days, 48 hours is not acceptable for a phone with claimed 13 day standby.
just dont do it. the cons far far far away the pros.
here i wanna to know nokia 5610 have dictionary or not? someone pls answer me...
While using phone doing anything if any call comes sometimes phone gets hanged and I have only one option left to take out the battery no other option. Please suggest what to do?