The Nokia 3390 is, in my opinion, a very aesthetically pleasing handset. Its design accentuates Nokia 's determination to cater to the style-conscious WIRELESS customer. The phone 's overall dimensions are 10.9 x 4.8 x 2.0 cm (4.3 " x 1.9 " x 0.8 ") and with the included standard NiMH battery (BMC-2), the phone weighs in at 119 g (4.2 oz). While not the lightest handset around, its Weight is comfortable and gives it a very cozy and sturdy feel. If you, like me thought that the 88xx and 82xx series were too small, this is the right phone for you in respect to size/Weight. 3390 's display is nothing to brag about, with the ability to only display 4 lines of text and graphics.
It would have been nice if Nokia had included a backlit display, but alas, this phone is poorly lit by 4 LEDs on the bottom of the screen. The keypad is lazily based on the 51xx series models and while this ensures easy transition for existing users, the design inherits all of the flaws of the old 51xx keypad. There is a central softkey under the LCD screen, a Clear key on the left, and a combination up/down key on the right. In comparison, the high-end series like the old 61xx or 82xx models have moved away from the Navi-key design, which is rather limiting for the power user.
Unlike the 51xx and 61xx models, which only had changeable front covers, the 3390 features changeable front and back covers. Nokia currently offers seven unique and very stylish colors - Arctic Silver, Himalaya White, Iceberg Grey, Mica Pearl VoiceStream only), Polar Blue, Sahara Yellow and Vesuvious Red. While opinions will definitely vary, my personal favorites are the Himalaya White and Sahara Yellow. A quick search on ebay (www.ebay.com) reveals that many 3rd party manufacturers also offer face/back plates for the Nokia 3390. Beware though, I have found many of those to be of inferior quality to those offered by Nokia.
1. chrystal026 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Mar 2013)
I had my Nokia 3390,since 2003,and had to turn it off 3/1/2013.I switch to Metro PC[25.00],since T-Mobile was much higher.The Nokia 3390 never gave me no Problems,it was the Best!!!-If Metro PC had a Sim Card,I would still be using that Phone.I do all my Games at Home,and don:t need all those x-tras!!!