What's the best mobile phone you've ever had?
Nokia 6310 hands down.
10 days battery. It was a badass too – ran it over on my bike twice, dropped it down wooden stairs.
And snakes. Nuff said.
Dropped mine down the toilet when pissed. Two days on the radiator with the battery and sim card out and it worked again.
I miss the old nokias.Posted 3 years agoAlexSubscriber
I seem to have had most of those. 6310i indestructible and clearly running on a cold fusion reaction. A 52xx that came with a belt clip. Ah the days of swinging your phone off your hips. We were cool kids. Possibly. And the Silver clamshell Nokia. It was the first voice activated phone I’d ever seen.
I used to shout ‘LAGER’ at it and it’d call my drinking buddy. I never got bored of that 🙂
Apparently – might be urban myth – those 6210/6310 now trade on eBay for more than they originally sold for. I could go and look, but I want to preserve the mystery 😉
oh oh oh the 5100 With the temperature gauge. And a tiny torch. Ah fellas you’ve made a happy man very old this evening 🙂Posted 3 years agolegendMember
jaaaaaaaaaam – Member
Galaxy Note 2 that got destroyed when I got knocked off my bike by a car.
Gotta say I’m surprised by the number of technological luddites.
Pretty sure that your phone is the only one posted that wouldn’t survive a crash, or wouldn’t last about a week without charging. As a phone, are you sure your phablet’s that great?Posted 3 years agoAlexSubscriber
Yeah. Give the luddites a bit of respect. Backintheday(tm) it was a blooming technological breakthrough when not only did the CLI come through BUT your phone matched it to an internal directory. It was like elven magic. No really it was. Maybe you had to be there 😉
One of my first phones had the keypad on one side by the speaker and mic on the other. I wish I could remember what it was called. Never seen one before or since.Posted 3 years agolukeMember
The 6310 is still the phone I compare all others to, it just worked and well. My old man still uses one and has a stockpile of spares and spare batteries so he won’t have to figure out how to use a new phone for a few years.
I used to change my phones every few months as I worked in the industry and whilst certain ones were great for various things,such as Sony CMD-MZ5 or Siemens SL45 of music the Samsung A400 and the Benefon Q for size, the Nokia 8*** range and the Sony CMD-Z1 for looks, the 6310 is the king in my mind of all phones up until the current smartphone ranges, now if one of them had the battery of a 6310 or even half as good they would be on to a winner.Posted 3 years agoStefMcDefSubscriber
Loved the pared-down look of it, and the fact that you could programme your own ringtone melody, in the days before sampled ringtones became de rigeur.
Allowing smartphones, favourite phone of all time though is the iPhone4. No contest. One of my favourite THINGS of all time, never mind phones.Posted 3 years agobob_summersMember
N95 was the first one that made me think that phones could do more than just, well, phone. After trying to browse internet and write emails on little Nokias, the N95 made it easy and had WiFi and GPS too. It was a long way from perfect but better than the first android phones I had later. Symbian was rubbish though.Posted 3 years agoedhornbySubscriber
I had a 3310 for years and years because it was tough, great battery life and you could text with 2 thumbs at a quite frightening speed even accounting for the reduced set of digit buttons for texting
The other great phone is the one I’m typing on right now; a nexus 4. I really can’t see what extra a galaxy 5 or similar would buy me reallyPosted 3 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
I loved my Ericsson SH 888 because it had a built in modem and infra red connection port. That meant I could get onto the tinterweb with it through my Psion series 5.
I could send faxes, write “word” documents, surf porn. I couldn’t email anyone though because nobody had email addresses then.
All that in 1998, it was a sort of DIY smart phone with the Psion.Posted 3 years agoprawnyMember
Loved my 8310, had a jack daniels cover on it, ahhh 6th form days.
Always wanted a 6310, but because I wasn’t in sales or middle management I couldnt afford one.
I had a siemens C35(?) for a while, text the same girl so much the numbers wore off the buttons, didn’t get anywhere though.
All in all though apart from the battery life my Galaxy S3 is the best I’ve had so far, even if it does looks pathetic and effeminate.Posted 3 years agoCletusMember
This was my first mobile – the Nokia 2110 – still have it in a drawer somewhere.
The best pre-smartphone mobile I had was a Nokia 6210 which was the predecessor of the 6310 and did not have Bluetooth.
When I changed jobs and was given an Ericsson I was really miffed as the Nokia was just so easy to use.Posted 3 years agoCountZeroMember
N95 was the first one that made me think that phones could do more than just, well, phone. After trying to browse internet and write emails on little Nokias, the N95 made it easy and had WiFi and GPS too. It was a long way from perfect but better than the first android phones I had later. Symbian was rubbish though.
Teetosugars – Member
Nokia N95 was the best phone I’ve had..
Loved my Razr tho..
But the N95 for the music, camera etc etc..
I had one of those. It was crap, a bitter disappointment. Phone reception was dire, a fuzzy, buzzing sound, the camera sucked big-time, it wouldn’t focus on a bike propped against a tree ten feet away, let alone an 80′, 80-ton sailing ship in the middle of Bristol docks, the GPS wouldn’t work unless the keyboard was slid open, unless it was paired with a BT GPS receiver, and listening to music would kill the battery in two hours from fully charged. And as for web-browsing… 🙄Posted 3 years ago
I was truly glad to get shot of a real piece of junk.maccruiskeenSubscriber
It wasn’t clam-shell though
Nokia massively blew it with Clam Shells – they missed the flippy phone boat by a year and went from being the best selling phones in the world to not even being the best selling phones in Finland as a result.
I really liked my old n73 – reasonably smart but still candy-bar sized. But really my old ip4 is the best phone i’ve had simply because its stayed operational for twice as long as any other phone I’ve owned and, unlike all the other phones I’ve owned previously, it hasn’t filled up with dust, which all the nokias I’ve had, even the supposedly rugged nokias like the 5210, were terrible for.
The old Razr was good – properly strong and hardwearing as well as pretty but massively let down by have the enter and cancel buttons back to front. So nice as an ornament now that I don’t actually use it for anything.Posted 3 years agomattzzzzzzMember
My first phone was a Ericsson PF768 which was the daddy of the T28 that arrived 2 years later in 98 , I then went to a p800 touchscreen in 2002 which was an amazing PDA style phone and a smartphone granddaddyPosted 3 years ago
Went through all the early Sony Ericsson phones as they tended to have the best cameras and also flashes before most others until the iphone came along and I am still a convert now
The PF768 was a brilliant little phone though -so tiny compared to most bricks people had back in the mid to late nineties, texting was a pain though as it was a single line screennbtMember
Another vote for the 6310i here. Battery lasts for over a week (never bothered taking a charger away on any trip lasting up to a week) and in extreme circumstances you can use it to fend off attackers.
Have three in a drawer at home. Got to the point hwre I had to take them apart every three or four months to clean the screen of the dust so I could read it – think the rubber keypads were perishing or something. Sitll got at least one 8210i in a drawer as wellPosted 3 years ago
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