Nokia 3210 GSM Cellular Phones Features

Nokia 3210 Features

Slim design
Pick it up, look it over and try it in your hand and up to your ear. The Nokia 3210 is a combination of slim design and top technology. When you see its large display, well-designed keypad and smooth contours, you can see right off that it's a Nokia mobile phone.
The Nokia 3210 is light, only 151g, and comfortable in your pocket. But it's so nice to hold, look at and use - so it might not spend much time in your pocket.

Main menu animations 
Everybody thinks in different ways. Some people think fastest when they see a written word. Others recognise pictures faster. But almost everyone can recognise clear, simple animated pictures, quickly and easily.
To make the features easy to understand - and fun to use - many of the functions and menu items in the Nokia 3210 are shown by animated images on the display.

Picture messaging
Sometimes a picture tells more than a thousand words. The Nokia 3210 lets you send pictures as part of a short message to another Nokia 3210. You could create your own picture signature. Or say it with pictures by sending a heart to the one you love. Don't wait for Valentine's Day. There are three designs already in the Nokia phone. Plus there is room for one new design.

Ringing tone composer 
Now you can make your phone totally yours, with a ringing tone that is all your own. Use the ringing tone composer to create your own ringing tone. Use it yourself or send it to a friend. Happy Birthday, Jingle Bells, or your own original tune.
You can define different ringing tones for different callers.

Internal antenna
Hey, where's the antenna? One of the first things you notice is something that isn't there.
The antenna really is in there though. But it's built in. It gives you good coverage and there's no antenna to get caught on your jacket pocket. But best of all is the way the Nokia 3210 looks. Sleek, smooth and stylish.
The availability of services may vary depending on the region and on the operator. Check your status at the operator's helpdesk.

Fun outside - Xpress-on?covers
The Nokia 3210 is the first mobile phone with Xpress-on?covers you can change on both sides - front and back. Snap off the front, snap off the back, and snap on a new cover to match your mood or to suit the situation. Rocket Silver for a party, or - who knows - Zircon Green for business.

Predictive text input
Predictive text input makes writing fast and easy.
Instead of pressing each key one, two or three times, press it just once. The text input software decodes the keystrokes and scans the internal dictionary for matching words. With this software the Nokia 3210 is much easier to use for writing short messages.
Predictive text input is available in Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.

Dual Band Functionality
It's like having two phones in one. The Nokia 3210 works in both GSM 900 and GSM 1800 networks. And it switches between networks automatically - even during a call within the same operator's networks.
The Nokia 3210 always selects the strongest signal. So you get a more dependable connection, for example in a shopping center or at the end of a football game when everyone wants to call home at the same time.
Also, when you're travelling, the dual-band operation of the Nokia 3210 gives you more networks to choose from, depending on operators' roaming agreements.
The availability of services may vary depending on the region and on the operator. Check your status at the operator's helpdesk.

Pre-paid meter
Everyone likes surprises on their birthday but no-one likes them when the phone bill comes. With the pre-paid meter you decide in advance how much you want to talk - and how much you want to pay. When the time runs out, buy more - or wait until next month and begin again.
Designed for markets where pre-paid SIM cards are popular.
The availability of services may vary depending on the region and on the operator. Check your status at the operator's helpdesk.

Long operating times
How mobile is your mobile phone? It all depends on how often you have to stop, find an electrical outlet, and recharge the battery.
The Nokia 3210 stands by for up to 260 hours with the standard battery - that's over ten days. And you can talk for up to four and a half hours.
Operating times will vary, of course, depending on your network and how you use your phone. But in normal usage, you can probably go several days without recharging. So leave your charger at home and get more mobile.

Dimensions & weight
How small is just right? Small enough to carry in your pocket without you noticing it. Light enough for a long chat without your arm getting tired.
How small is too small? You need a large display and a large keypad to make a mobile phone easy to use.
Weighing in at a featherweight 151 grams, the Nokia 3210 won't wear any holes in your pocket. But it is a good weight to feel right in your hand.
Dimensions: 123.8 x 50.5 x 16.7/22.5 mm
Weight: 151 g



  • Dynamic display layout adjusts automatically for best viewing, including e.g. the following display layouts:
  • full graphics layout (used in games and for animations)
  • basic layout1 line for softkeysignal and battery bar indicator windows2 or 3 lines for main window depending on the language, and status indicator windowmessage layout2 to 4 lines for text depending on the language1 line for softkey
  • phonebook layouts
  • menu layouts


  • ITU-T European keypad printings
  • Language dependent keymappings
  • Special characters under
  • -key while in alpha mode
  • Last digit and full display clear.
  • Full screen cursor editor.
  • Changing character case by pressing # key once
  • Automatic word wrapping
  • Voice mail function with long keypress of 1 key
  • International access (+) function
  • Keyguard to protect against accidental power off and call initiating and answering
  • Illuminated semi-symbol keypad

DTMF tones

  • DTMF (Dual Tone Multi Frequency) signal transmitting, DTMF control characters (pause, wait)


  • Welcome message
  • Own number display if stored on SIM
  • Service provider indicator
  • Voice mail waiting indicator
  • Pre-paid information

Phone book memory

  • 250 supported in SIM (the actual number of memory locations in SIM is SIM specific)
  • Fetch service: Possible to use a phone number from memory whensending SMSstoring Message Centre numberstoring Voice Mailbox numberactivating Call Divert to 'other number'
  • Phonebook display options:name with Large font (Standard)name listname and number
  • Phone number in large font by pressing #-key
  • Business card sending
  • CLI ringing - assignment of a ringing to for every caller recognised in the phone book. Several persons can have the same number thus forming a group
  • SDN Service dialling numbers (dynamic, operator dependant), operator may send a set of service numbers for customer's use


  • Automatic selection based on SIM card language (Phase 2 SIM)
  • Supported user interface languages in GSM 900/PCN1800 (these are the available languages, the phone language set varies in different market areas): Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek , Hebrew, Hungrian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Thai.

Tone control

  • Number of ringing tones: 4038 fixed1 OTA (Over-the-air)1 Composed
  • Ringing types: ascending ringing, beep once, normal ringing, ring once, off
  • Keypad tone levels: 4 (from Off to 3)
  • Ringing tone levels: 6 (from Off to 5)
  • SMS alert tones: no tone, standard, special, beep once, ascending
  • Quick alert settings from power-key: Personal, Silent, Discreet, Loud
  • Ringing tone composer with send option

Voice volume control

  • Number of volume levels: 10
  • Separate voice volume level settings for handportable, car hands free (plug and play), and headset mode
  • In-call volume control with scroll keys

Power control

  • Automatic power save if no network available

Call management

  • One touch dialling: locations 2 to 9 (1 is always voice mail)
  • Last number redial from dialled calls list (e.g. scroll-up from idle)
  • Automatic redial (max 10 attempts)
  • Automatic answer (works with headset or plug and play only)
  • Emergency calls to 112 without SIM or with locked phone
  • Various speed dialling methods
  • Call waiting, call hold
  • Automatic and manual network selection
  • Closed User Group
  • Fixed Dialling Numbers, allows calls only to predefined numbers

Call ID control

  • Calling line identification presentation (CLIP)
  • Calling line identification restriction (CLIR)
  • Connected number identification presentation (COLP, COLR)

Call timers

  • Last call timer (including incoming calls)
  • Total calls timer (including incoming calls)
  • Incoming calls timer
  • Outgoing calls timer
  • Clear timers function

Call divert

  • Divert all voice calls (activate, cancel, status)
  • Divert when busy (activate, cancel, status)
  • Divert when not answered (activate, cancel, status)
  • Divert when phone off or no coverage (activate, cancel, status)
  • Cancel all diverts

Advice of charge

  • Charge meters
  • Charge limiting
  • Currency handling
  • Info on remaining units/currency on pre-paid cards based on smart messaging updates from the network operator.

Recent calls list

  • Dialled calls: 8
  • Received calls: 8
  • Missed calls: 8
  • Time and date stamp for call lists
  • Automatic erasure of call lists when SIM card is changed

Short Message Service

  • Mobile Originated (MO), send
  • Mobile Terminated (MT), receive
  • Message class 0, 1,2,3, supported
  • Easy to call number in message
  • Sent message delivery report
  • Replace message
  • Cell broadcast
  • Operator logo receiving
  • Predictive text input for SMS

Phone Features

  • Unlocked GSM phone
  • Clock
  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Games (Rotation, Snake, and Memory)


  • Electronic keyguard (Menu *)
  • Security code (when a non-owner SIM is inserted)
  • PIN1, PIN2

System specific features

  • GSM Phase 2 signalling
  • 3V SIM support
  • Enhanced Full Rate (EFR) speech codec (may be de-activated in some market areas)
  • Full Rate speech codec
  • Half Rate speech codec (may be de-activated in some market area)
  • Encryption algorithms: none, A5.1, A5.2
  • Discontinuous Transmission (DTX)
  • Cell Broadcast DRX
  • CPHS version 4.2
  • SIM appliction tool kit class 2 (excl. call control)

Smart messaging (Over the Air SMS) features

  • Name and number (business card) sending and receiving
  • Operator logo receiving
  • Ringing tone sending and receiving
  • Remaining units/currency on pre-paid card

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