Nokia 7310 Supernova
Nokia’s Xpress-On phone covers were making history among the new technology cell phones, but now Nokia has launched 7310 Supernova which supports Xpress-On.
The press release announcing the new range says that the Supernovas are appropriate for ‘style conscious men and women who want to stay connected’.
Its screen is mirrored and the silver plastic number keys also have a mirrored effect so that stylish types can check their coiffure at regular intervals. The color i liked was deep blue. A ‘candy pink’ Xpress-On cover was provided with it. Better than wasabi green, wasabi green look cheap.
In the hand, this is a very sober phone. It is thin and light weighing just 83g and measuring 106.5mm tall, 45.5mm wide and 11.95mm thick.
The screen’s mirrored front disappears when you switch the phone on and you are left with two diagonal inches of display offering 320 x 240 pixels at 16 million colours. I liked the default theme, there are 4 more themes and more can be downloaded.
The keys are large and solid, dialing numbers, writing sms is fun on it 🙂
The D-pad comprises a thin silver frame that surrounds a large select button. To its left and right are softmenu keys and Call and End keys, the latter doubling as the power on/off button. There are no other keys on the front of this handset, on the side mounted you will find volume option on the right.
Its a bit disappointing that you will not find activator key for the camera and nokia menu 🙁
Phone runs S40, which means its bit backward from the new technology cellphones, it has 32MB built-in memory, and you can use MicroSD card to add more.
Nokia quotes battery life at up to 4 hours of talk and 300 hours on standby. My own battery test, which is a rundown of music playback, gave seven and a half hours of music from a full battery charge. There is an equaliser with presets for rock, pop, jazz and classical, plus two user presets.
Other software that I haven’t mentioned so far includes mobile email with built in Yahoo! Go, voice recorder, alarm clock, radio, calendar, to do list manager, notes taker, calculator, countdown timer, stopwatch, currency converter and a few games. Opera Mini is also pre-installed for superior quality Web browsing, but remember you are doing this over GPRS.
For me camera is just okay, compare to my Samsung x-820 and Nokia 2630 this 2 megapixel camera isn’t satisfying me.
Never the less, I can stay connected on net without any trouble, use radio, can make calls, send sms… its perfect 🙂
Rating out of 10:
Over all: 8