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Friday, April 4, 2008

Nokia 5210 Review


This is the first time when a dust-tight dampproof model with a thermometer was offered to young people. By the way it has changeable panels.


Specifications


General features
Made in Finland
Announced in November 2001, in the market since 1 quarter of 2002
Dust-tight and dampproof, shockproof parts
eGSM900/1800
Battery type 750 mAh Li-Ion
Talk time 2 h 20 min - 3 h 50 min, standby time 60 - 170 h, full charging time - ACP-8/ 2 h 10 min or ACP-7/3 h Graphic display shows up to 3 text lines with 16 symbols, two service lines, pastel orange backlightning, font size is changed dynamically, clock-like headband or any other animated one, also any picture can be used the same way as a headband
Colors - standard color is Burned Orange, also Xpress-on™ changeable panels are available: Thirsty Blue, Wave Blue, Flushed Yellow, Weathered Green
Weight: 92 g
Dimensions: 105.5 x 47.5 x 22.5 mm

Memory
Phone book memory for 250 names (20 symbols per name and 30 symbols for a number) + up to 250 names in a SIM memory
Calendar memory for 100 notes, a possibility to create recurrent events
Call register of last 20 received, 10 missed or 10 outgoing calls

Call management, ringing tones
Vibrating alert
35 ringing tones and melodies, up to 7 of own ones. There is a mixed signal mode - first vibra then a melody.
Speed dialing for 8 numbers
Voice dialing for 10 numbers
Automatic redial (max 10 attempts)

SMS
SMS, concatenated messages (up to 3, thus the whole length is up to 459 symbols)
Predictive text input T9
Templates - preset, allows to edit them or add new ones
Emotion icons for SMS - preset, allows to edit them or add new ones
SMS Chat
Graphic messages, 9 preset and place for a new one. All the pictures can be replaced

Connectivity
WAP 1.2.1
Built-in modem, speed of up to 14400 Bps
IR-port

Organizer and extras
Time(automatic synchronization with the operator's network time), alarm clock
Stopwatch - intermediate results can be stored in a calendar. By the way there is a stopwatch icon in the calendar.
Countdown timer, two work modes - normal and cyclic
Termometer - shows the current temperature according to Celsius and Fahrenheit
Calculator, currency converter
Chinese moon calendar(works only with Chinese menu)
Organizer for 100 events, recurrent events, 20 icons that can be assigned to events
Graphic editor, there are 6 preset collections with 8 pictures in each, a possibility to edit, delete and replace them.
Adjustable profiles (6 logo for profiles and a possibility to get new via SMS or WAP), 4 preset profiles and place for 2 more
Automatic phone lock, in some time the phone is locked. Allows to set a code for locking
Games - Snake II, Space Impact, Bumper, Bantumi


Review


The Nokia 5210 is designed to be hard wearing, even outdoors. The outdoor theme is enhanced by the inclusion of a built-in stopwatch and thermometer. Apart from these features, it's a good-looking all-round performer at a budget price.The infra-red modem enables the Nokia 5210 to easily interface with a laptop for example. The x-press on covers are designed to protect against bumps and scratches.



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