Nokia 2610

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The Nokia 2610 has a highly attractive design among phones in its price category. In addition to its small dimensions, it also features WAP and MMS an...

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Review of "Nokia 2610"

published 04/07/2010 | Sunnysmiles
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Break time over , back to do some more reviews, I forgot how much I enjoyed it here
Pro simple to use
Cons bit out dated
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Battery standby time
Battery talktime
Value for money

"Good old brick"

I have owned this Nokia 2610 for a few years now and even though it is an old model it suits me just fine. It is basic enough for me to use as I'm not keen on the modern mobiles.
The screen is clear to read and the buttons are in the typical Nokia places which is good for me as I have always tended to have a preference for Nokia phones. I think its because the first mobile phone I ever bought was a Nokia and I am now used to the style and layout of the Nokia phones.

This model can be bought on Ebay for around £12.99 which is a lot less than I paid when I first purchased it from Carphone Warehouse at a whopping £49.99.
It is a candybar style phone and has a standby time of 300 hours or 3 hours of usage battery time this all depends on whether you are phoning, texting or playing the games on the phone.

It has a vibrating alert for if you want to get messages on silent or if you are in a noisy place and can't hear your ringtone. There is a good choice of ringtones to choose from, but unfortunately this isn't a camera phone so you can't use it with your computer to upload phones.
as a basic mobile it is compact, light weight and easy to naviget around.
It has predictive texting which after all the years I have owned a mobile I still can't fathom it out.

You get a battery charger with it and it also has exchangable covers if you want to buy another colour casing at extra cost.
These can be found on markets and some phone shops, as well as online.
The thing I like about this is the voice recorder, this has come in handy for me a few times as you can just speak the persons name you want to ring and it will call them for you.
You have to pre- programme this function but it comes in handy if you need to phone someone quickly and can't or don't have time to go through the address menu in your phone.

There is also WAP and email on the phone but to be honest I don't use this as it only eats up your talk time. It is a pay as you go phone on the Orange network and the signal strength is very good in most places, it's very rare I go anywhere that I can't get reception.
It's a basic phone without bluetooth or some of the other features an upto date mobile phone has but for me it is durable, easy to use and does the job I need it for.

In time I will probably update it to a new version but I do like the style of the phone, but for now this one suits me as its an easy to use tough little phone as it has survived being dropped on the floor a few times and it is pay as you go and cheap to run.

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  • paulpry118 published 05/07/2010
    I much prefer the phones that are just phones without the millions of fancy gadgets that confuse you on new phones
  • just.bcoz published 04/07/2010
    The Nokia brick phones are great, they last so much longer than modern phones. Great Review xx
  • lorna_call published 04/07/2010
    Good review.
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Product Information : Nokia 2610

Manufacturer's product description

The Nokia 2610 has a highly attractive design among phones in its price category. In addition to its small dimensions, it also features WAP and MMS and is easy to use.

Product Details

Product Description: Nokia 2610 - black - GSM - mobile phone, Nokia 2610 - GSM - mobile phone, Nokia 2610 - brown - GSM - mobile phone

Product Type: Mobile phone

Service Provider: Vodafone, T-Mobile, Not specified

Form Factor: Bar

Dimensions (WxDxH): 43 mm x 18 mm x 104 mm

Weight: 91 g

Colour: Black, Brown

Technology: GSM

Band: Dual Band

Integrated Components: Voice recorder

Display: LCD display - colour

Phone Design: Candy bar

Standby Time: Up to 300 hours

Talk Time: Up to 180 minutes


MPN: HGNK119, 300004539, 0032153, 2610, 0033162, 0036815, 0032375, 0033498, 2610NOIR

Product Type: Mobile phone

Form Factor: Bar

Integrated Components: Voice recorder

Aerial: Internal

Width: 43 mm

Depth: 18 mm

Height: 104 mm

Weight: 91 g

Body Colour: Black, Brown

Phone Design: Candy bar

Available Body Colours: Black, brown, grey


Technology: GSM, GSM - Dual-band

Band: Dual Band

Service Provider: Vodafone, T-Mobile, Not specified

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, Nokia Smart Messaging, SMS

Supported SMS Functions: SMS Chat

Messaging & Data Features: XHTML Browser


Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Ring Tone Formats: MIDI, MP3

Additional Features: Melody composer


Personal Information Management: Calendar, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Phone Book Entries Qty: 300


User Memory: 3 MB


Type: LCD display - colour

Display Resolution: 128 x 128 pixels

Colour Depth: 65,536 colours

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver


Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 970 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 180 min ¦ Standby - up to 300 hrs


Included Accessories: Power adapter


Listed on Ciao since: 22/09/2006