Although smartphones are the most popular mobile devices right now, there’s still a market for classic feature phones. These devices are compact, have amazing battery life, and are affordable. One example is the Nokia 6310 (2021). Read our hands-on below.
The Nokia 6310 (2021) is a revival of the original, business-oriented classic released in 2001. The two don’t look much alike but you’ll notice some similarities in design, which is mostly the gold frame accent surrounding the screen and the navigational pad.
We got a 2.8-inch QVGA colored screen, which is a low-res screen but good enough for reading messages. Viewing angles are limited and susceptible to color-shifting. The colors are nice, though, and are a bit punchy. Found above the display are the earpiece and loudspeaker.
We have plastic buttons which are firm and clicky. The menu and directional buttons have a glossy finish, while the T9 keypad has a matte texture. Found beside the 7 key is the microphone.
At the bottom, we have the micro-USB port for charging, and the 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can use the earphones included in the package, especially when using the FM radio.
At the back, we have the 0.3MP camera, which is very low-res so don’t expect detailed photos. There’s also an LED to be used as a flashlight.
As standard in feature phones, the back panel is removable to give you access to the SIM card slots (regular size), microSD card slot, and removable battery.
The Nokia 6310 (2021) is mostly plastic but is very well-made. The polycarbonate shell is almost seamless and has a matte texture so it’s grippy and can resist fingerprints. It’s also very compact and light at 98g, will easily slide in and out of your pocket.
When it comes to software, it runs on Series 30+ and has features like a music player, video player, voice recorder, calculator, calendar, and file manager. There’s even a web browser and a Facebook app but will only work if you have data.
It has plenty of games, though, 11 to be exact, which includes Snake Xenzia and Tetris but they only offer 3 to 5 trial games, which is a downer.
As for the battery, we have a 1,150mAh capacity but can provide 19.45 hours of talk time and a standby time of 21.7 days.
The Nokia 6310 (2021) is priced at PHP 2,490. It’s still a good main phone for those who are not into smartphones and just need something to use for calls and texts. It’s also a good home phone if you don’t have a landline or a backup phone. As long as we have uses for these devices, feature phones are here to stay.
Nokia 6310 (2021) specs:
2.8-inch QVGA display
Unisoc 6531F CPU
Expandable up to 32GB via microSD
0.3MP rear camera
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
FM Radio (Wired & Wireless)
3.5mm audio jack
micro-USB (USB 2.0)
1,050mAh battery (Removable)
135.5 x 56.0 x 14.1mm
Dark GreenNokia 6310 (2021) Hands-on
Phonebook and SMS Capacity please
Kudos to yugatech for still reviewing this feature phone. Some elders or seniors still prefer this kind of phone.