Nokia 3310 is back! Here's our thoughts.
Nokia 3310 brings the nostalgia back into today’s highly competitive mobile phone market. The handset is the most loved in the time when smartphones are yet to conquer the world. Now, the new Nokia 3310 is here, and it has been a long time coming.
The new Nokia 3310
The 2017 Nokia 3310 is a revamped version of the original handset – the durable build, iconic ring tone, Snake and long battery life. Thus, this is a good move for the company licensing Nokia to reignite users’ interest to the fallen brand.
The new Nokia 3310 is only priced at USD 40, that’s roughly Php 2000 in today’s exchange rate. However, those who love nostalgia hits will certainly buy this phone. But of course, there’s more reason for you to buy the handset. It would be a perfect secondary phone with its long battery life. And since it’s an instant hit, it’ll definitely make heads turn when seen in the wild.
Display and Design
The 2017 Nokia 3310 comes with a striking similarities when seen up-front. It’s pocketable at 79.6 grams with plastic construction and rounded corners. The display is a 2.4-inch 240 x 320 TFT full color display makes it bright and a little less crisp compared to other LCD panels. And no, it’s not touchscreen.
There’s no Android here, not even Windows Phone OS. It boots with a new Nokia’s proprietary operating system called Nokia Series 30+ which has a handful of features likes Call Logs, Contacts, Messages and of course Snake!
It’s quite a disappointment though that the handset only comes with 2G connectivity, 2.5G to be exact. This means no 3G or 4G experience. However, if you really want to try Social Media in Nokia 3310, it’s good to hear that certain markets will have shed down version of Twitter and Facebook installed in the phone.
There’s no WiFi connectivity but there’s Bluetooth. A music player will also get you through long commutes along with the 3.5-mm headphone jack and microSD card slot.
The new Nokia 3310 packs 1200 mAh battery which is an upgrade from the 900 mAh of the original version. It is said to have 22 hours of talk time and 31 days of standby time. Likewise, the 2MP rear shooter is also a breath of fresh air. It’s a very handy second phone feature in times of need.
Availability in the Philippines
There’s no word yet on the exact released date yet. However, the company licensing the Nokia brand said that it’ll come in Q2. There’s also a high probability that it’ll be released in the Philippines considering that we are insane Nokia fans. Will you get one?
Nokia 3310 (2017) Specs
2.4-inch TFT display
240 x 320 pixels
115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mm
16MB internal memory
Expandable up to 32GB
2MP rear camera
3.5-mm Audio Jack
2.5G mobile connectivity
1200 mAh battery