Nokia 5110 is a Nokia GSM mobile phone model. It was released in 1998. At one point it was the most popular mobile telephone in the world.
Although considered bulky by today's ultra-slim standards, the Nokia 5110 (also known as the Nokia 5146) was rugged, had excellent battery life and was one of the first phones to feature the game "Snake". It performed all the basic mobile phone functions well. It was also one of the first phones with a replaceable front face, allowing users to customize their mobile. The Nokia 5110 was discontinued in 2001, being replaced by other slimmer, more compact mobiles. This is considered by many consumer analyst and technology experts as the mobile phone to change the game, making cell phones and cell phone technology easier to use and more accessible to the general public.
Nokia 5110 is also well known for its interface and operational feasibility. It formed much more advanced models in the Nokia family such as the 3210.
In the Asia Pacific region, Nokia launched a successor to the 5110, the 5110i. The 5110i has a longer talktime and standby time and has a more ergonomic, redesigned, silicon keypad.
The external antenna of the 5110 can be mechanically tweaked by some mobile phone technicians to make it internal, by replacing it with a streamlined back cover. Some users who have had their antennas modified have experienced fluctuating, or if not, zero network reception.