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Nokia 3530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Nokia 3530. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the price and screen are overall positive. The portability and design are also appreciated. Many are critical about the sound. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, portability, screen, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 3530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Hardware Zone (

Nokia 3530


The Nokia 3530’s relatively low price of S$448 (without line) makes it attractive to those who are looking for MMS, a color display and polyphonic ringtones on a budget. But the lack of a radio and other features found on higher-ranged mobile phones...

Jan, 2003

Expert review by: Michael Oryl (editor) (

Snapshot: Nokia 3530


Around the same time the world was buzzing over the new Nokia 3650, Nokia's Asian division quietly introduced their own new color phone, the 3530. Subtle, it is not....

Sep, 2002

Expert review by: (

NOKIA 3530


YOU may be wondering about the headline ? no, no, this is not a jibe at Nokia for coming up with a product that is behind its time.

May, 2003

Expert review by: (

Nokia 3530: Innovative layout


Don't let the wacky button layout fool you - the Nokia 3530 is a pretty decent mid-range phone that follows Nokia's general tried-and-true style of design quite closely.

Mar, 2003

Expert review by: (

Nokia 3530


While the 3530 may seem to resemble, in many aspects, its 3510 predecessor, there are also those improvements that make this model a more acceptable choice of mobile phone in comparison.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: fmigan (



Overall I think that the Nokia 3530 was a pretty good phone in it's time. I liked that it could MMS and had the most long lasting batter life of any phone I have ever owned. I don't know that I would own this phone today however as there are much...

I like how durable and long lasting this phone model was. AT the time this phone was a pretty economical purchase and it was considered pretty cool and funky as it had the coloured screen

I personally do not like the physical appearance of this phone, however i know that others would disagree with me on that.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: baggio2k2008 (



The most attractive phone I have ever owned at that time and the color and the features was the main reason why I purchased it, and to top it off with excellent battery life when making calls. Very high quality phone that lasts and lasts!

I used to own this phone back in the old days. There were so many unique features to use compared to other brands that made it very attractive for me to buy. Back in the day the phone was at a great price for outright and the features and color screen...

None, no problems with it since I used it for two years

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: balistic (



This was my first colour screen phone and i still have it to this day. Its basic compared to the newer stuff that is out. The battery life is excellent i can get up to 1 week out of it without charging it. My new phone i cant go any longer then 2 days...

Great phone Havent had any problem with it.

None at all.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: mahery (



Overall it wasn't a bad phone to use, but wouldn't use it again - besides it is an old model now anyway.

The Nokia 3530 was really just a spin off from the Nokia 3310/3315 but with an added colour screen and a weird keypad layout - I guess it was cool because it was one of the first colour screen Nokia's

Not original design, the keypad layout was poor and hard to navigate.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: travo (



OK at the time I got it but I can't wait for my contract to expire so I can replace it!

Great battery life. Timed profiles (eg. turn to SILENT until 5:00pm - phone goes back to normal automatically). Clear(when used as a phone). Comes with Backgammon(basic level though). Durable.

Terrible colour. Difficult to see the letters on the keys for text messaging - especially at night. Bulky! Many java games don't work on it. Old technology.

Jul, 2005
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