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Nokia 8390 review

5.5/10 AVG.

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The Nokia 8390 currently has an Informr score of 5.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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Nokia released the 8390 on March 5, 2002.

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Nokia backs up the 8390 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Nokia 8390's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.


This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.


Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 16 days standby time.

Nokia 8390 Specs

Release date March 5, 2002
Regions available No
Mobile / Cellular Data
1900 MHz
SIM card size Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.05 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.7 x 4.3 x 1.9 cm (3.8 x 1.7 x 0.7 in)
Weight 84 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Monochrome
Technology LCD
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display No
Graphics -
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Features high-speed [GPRS] technology, phone book / calendar synchronization with optional PC Suite
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For Fashion only!

Bought this phone because it was the tiniest at the time. Nice fashion statement. But that's where it ends. Reception was always a problem. (Low signal, No signal, dropped calls)Phone never had any physical problems. Dropped many times and it still works. Took the SIM card out and put it into a N-G...More
Bought this phone because it was the tiniest at the time. Nice fashion statement. But that's where it ends. Reception was always a problem. (Low signal, No signal, dropped calls)Phone never had any physical problems. Dropped many times and it still works. Took the SIM card out and put it into a N-Gage, Best move I made! This phone now sits in a drawer waiting to be used as an Emergency phone. Less


Good design, small, light, great battery life. Major problem is that it doesn't work alot of the time. Apparently you can't EVER drop this phone or it starts acting up. Shame, I like the size and style alot, but I need something that works consistently.

Very bad performance

This phone works half the time. I even had to repair it once...


This phone was cool for the first day, even that is pushing it. I can't get reception anywhere in my house, it cuts in and out at work and in my truck. Overall its a piece.

Reliable enough..

Gotta say that I've had this phone for a while, the battery is awsome, but the reception is crap at times, and mine likes to cut out on people but other than that its decent

Piece of Shit

It's interface is good (Nokia Bias here). Crap Reception. It's good to remind you for Ebay stuff. Basically this phone is a paper weight.

No or Bad Reception

This phone failed me when I was in most need of a cell phone. I was unable to get any reception or signal in the downtown area of Vancouver. It was frustrating. I gave it up and quit Rogers altogether....!