Nokia 3110 classic - Test Shots

By Sandra Vogel



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  • Value 8
  • Usability 9
  • Features 7
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January 22, 2009, 7:50 pm

I have had this phone since I signed up with Orange for their mobile, home and broadband service. It has served me well although I only use it for calls and text. I chose it as it is so low spec'd and priced that it is almost a disposable and I do not feel left behind by pursuing better for the sake of it.

A phone is for making calls and dealing with texts and the 3110c does this as well as any other handset costing 10 times the price. If I want music at work I have a cheap MP3 player (٥.00) which is the size of a matchbox and connects to a set of Sennheiser ear bud headphones. For pictures I have a hybrid camera which produces perfectly adequate shots for commercial reproduction. So I guess you tailor your needs to what best performs the job for you.

Value added is not always the best way to service the end user, more so when the added extras are a compromise of price for quality. The 3110c is meant to be a'business phone' although I doubt many business executives would have one in their pocket. Business in this context means basic and simple, accept those limitations and this phone is a winner.

The organiser section of the internal program is very useful and the various ways of setting alarms and appointments mean it is used in preference to diary and note-pad although it would be handy if the notes made weren't volotile. I had a system 'crash' and this ment removing the battery and micro SD before for the phone came on line which left me with nothing in memory all notes etc where wiped.

I know I should have backed things up but the phone has been so relaible that it never crossed my mind.

Now the phone connects to Nokia Suite on my home PC which has the bonus of sychronising the various lists and contacts plus it allows text creation to be less of a pain in the thumb.

This works well and is a big plus, although it would be handy if someone in R&D at Nokia thought to connect the USB power pick up. As prolonged use in suite mode eats the battery capacity faster than bluetooth connected conversations!

I have recently purchsed a Nokia blue tooth earpiece and seem to be forever charging the phone and earpiece. You also loose the radio option as the corded earpiece provides the aerial...

So if you are looking for a simple no nonsense handset and can live without it planning your life for you the 3110c is probably the phone you have been looking for. BUY one now before it gets deleted and you have to no option but the iphone.

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