Nokia 5110Type: NSE-1NX
WOW Factor: The first Nokia phone to come with replaceable faceplates
Evaluation in my collection: Great- 9/10
Nokia Codename: Santra
Life timer: N/A | Boxed: NO
Release Year: 1998 | Release Price: ~375 USD
About: The 5110, also known as Nokia 5146 on One2One (now T-Mobile), or the nk402 on Orange in the UK, was intended for the consumer market, succeeding Nokia 1610 and the analogue Nokia 232. Its design is based on the same platform as Nokia 6110 for the business market. It features a similar, simpler, revamped user interface called Series 20, but lacked the infrared data interface. It can, however, be interfaced with a computer via a cellular data card and the appropriate cable, enabling it to function like a modem to connect to remote computer systems through the Public switched telephone network (PSTN).
Nokia 5110 is rugged, has excellent battery life, and features an 84?48-pixel monochrome LCD with four LED backlights, operated by the Philips PCD8544 display controller.
It is the first Nokia phone to come with replaceable faceplates, which Nokia branded “Xpress-on” covers; a concept Nokia incorporated into several other consumer-oriented cellphones aimed at the young adult market for years to come, allowing users to customize their device.”Xpress-on” was trademarked in the U.S. on 25 February 1998.
Nokia 5110 is also one of the first mobile phones to feature the game Snake. It became one of the most popular phones of its era.
Nokia 5110 was discontinued by the year 2000, having been fully replaced by the smaller Nokia 3210.
Reviews when released: N/A