One point I forgot to mention is that the 6310 has an excellent battery: 1100 mAh in power. This is an upgrade from the 6210's battery and is also the most powerful standard battery currently available on any mobile phone.
I've just bought the Nokia 6310. This phone was originally supposed to come out last September as Nokia's answer to the Ericsson R520, but it was delayed and has only come out in January. In the meantime, The releases of the 8310 Ericsson T68 have taken a lot off the shine of the 6310's release. Initial impressions are that this is a larger handset than average, not light, but certainly not heavy, with a good feel to it that fills the hand without being too bulky - the internal antenna helps in this respect.
I have to confess that I was very impressed by the build quality of the phone - very solid. Infact, after putting on the battery cover I was unable to remove it again - very solid indeed!
The keys have a good feel to them and need to pressed well to activate. The very small on-off button is at the top of the phone and takes some getting used to; it's a minor nuisance but not a big issue.
The entire phone, which in my case is the black-gold version, has a true quality feel to it. It feels and looks very luxurious. This is a definite improvement on the 6210, both in terms of functionality and in aesthetics; the only drawback is the price of a SIM free handset, which is fairly steep.
GPRS, HSCD and Bluetooth are all present, as is Nokia's easy to use menu system. The screen is clear and a good size.
In summary, this is an excellent business phone for the busy executive or professional person. I would not say that this is a 'fashion phone', because it isn't, but it looks very elegant in the black/gold combination and oozes class.
I was never happy with the T68 because I felt that the build quality was poor and the overall size of the phone to small to handle comfortably. Until and unless Ericsson comes out with a proper replacement for the excellent but bulky R520, the 6310 will remain the benchmark luxury phone. I recommend it without reservation.
OK Nokia v's ericsson experts, who can give me the definitive answer - 6310 or T68? Convince me with 3 reasons (for business and private use)! Thx
Did anyone buy the 6310 yet? tell me if there r any bugs because for sure there will be! thats what happenned when the 6210 came out. The 6310 is the first phone ever that has soo many good features compared to all other nokia phones, like GPRS and Bluetooth in 1 phone. But Nokia is always behind when it comes to technology because Ericsson released phones like that throughout 2001, (like R520, T39, T68). I have the R520 only because its Tri-Band, Bluetooth (use the bluetooth headset its way coool), and GPRS-capable, and its way thinner than other phones i've seen. When the 6310 comes out, its going to have a tough time in the market! Nokia better produce something that is worth buying, not just for looks but also in features as well.. Well I hope!
6310 is available in uk sim free for £329(which is about $470) at www.extele.net, also with contract (Cellnet+Voda) at www.mobileshop.co.uk
I'm teenager I hate 8310 because it's small to difficult read page on WAP. I had own mobile 6210 it's very good mobile but 6310 had better than this. So I will buy it anyway.
better then 6210 whit good battery performance and voice record. the colour combination sux a little but..
ericsson is a shit whit slow menu and external antenna !! there is no comparison !
why would anyone want to by r520?
by the way, they aren't proudced anymore. Compare with t39/t68 instead (technically both of them are much better than 6310 by the way...)
Well i have a question here, which one is the best ericsson r520m or nokia 6310 generally features and appearance
When do you expect the Nokia 6310 to be available in South Africa for the general public?
Can you give me the actual price of Nokia 6210, 6310, 6250 in US$
Thanks for your cooperation
Does this phone store all the 500 phone book entries on the SIM card? If not, what's the division of its storage between phone memory and SIM card?