This is the return of the legendary Nokia 3310 that made life easy during the early 2000s. Nokia sold about 126 million units of the original phone at the time.
Now, the company has decided to bring back the mother of all phones in a modern fashion. The phone is not exactly like the original one; it is gorgeous and has some awesome features but don’t expect too much from it.
The phone is not exactly like the original one; it’s gorgeous and has some awesome features. But don’t expect too much from it.
The new Nokia 3310 is encased in a retro plastic cover, which I don’t think is as super sturdy as its role model. It isn’t a substitute for your smartphone but will make a good companion if you need a second phone for your daily tasks.
Remember how heavy the original was? Well, this one is almost half the weight. It’s slimmer and lighter and won’t weigh down your pocket. Also, it won’t easily fall off from your hand because the body isn’t slippery.
In terms of color, you have the choice of four for the new Nokia 3310: Dark Blue and Grey both come with a matte finish while Yellow and Warm Red come with a gloss finish.
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New Functionality and Life Time
The usual Nokia ring tone (ti rin rin rin ti rin rin rin ti rin rin rin rinnnn… lol) on this phone sounds different than the original Nokia 3310. It’s a little bolder here unlike the original. The sound is polyphonic in this version and not the old monophonic sound in the original.
The legendary snake game has been updated for more fun and interesting moments. The snake is now fatter and the whole graphics look more colorful.
Talking about power efficiency, the company says it can last up to 31 days in standby mode. Real life test has, however, shown that the battery isn’t as incredible as the other version. But it lasts far longer than most available smartphones, which only keep you going for a day or two.
In case you need to charge it, the USB port has been provided to renew battery life. Yes, it doesn’t come with the old pin-mouth charging port. Good news!
Connect with the World
Not much for internet connection, but with a good network, you can enjoy a considerable browsing speed with the 2G network available on this device. Note that it doesn’t support Wi-Fi connection. So, you have to always depend on your subscription on MTN, Airtel, Glo, or 9mobile.
The internal storage space isn’t quite impressive; it’s limited. The good news is there’s an option to expand the space to up to 32GB using the micro SDcard slot.
Brighter and More Colorful
The display is now brighter and is designed with full color. Although the resolution isn’t much impressive compared to modern-day smartphones, it still very much does the job for basic tasks like texts and calls.
After all, you don’t need a super sharp display since the gaming is also graphically basic.
It’s disappointing to see that it isn’t a touchscreen display. This means that you’ll have to navigate around with the buttons. And typing will be slow since you have to use the alphanumeric keyboard.
Nokia 3310 Can Snap?
Yes, it has a 2MP camera – accompanied by an LED flash – pegged at the back. Selfies will be a bit of a problem. But don’t get too disturbed, the phone is easily manipulated with one hand.
The external card is the most convenient way of sharing your files as the Bluetooth doesn’t support the transfer of photos and videos. You can also choose to transfer through a multimedia message. But that’s pretty old-fashioned.
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Nokia 3310 Specifications
|Operating System||Nokia Series 30+|
|SIM||Single (micro) or Dual (micro)|
|Type||QVGA Polarized Layer (Non-Touchscreen)|
|Resolution||240 x 320 pixels (167 Pixel Per Inch)|
|Dimension||115.6 x 51 x 12.8mm|
|Colour||Dark Blue, Yellow, Warm Red, Grey|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v3.0 with SLAM|
|External||MicroSD, Up to 32GB|
|Back||2MP, LED Flash|
|Talk Time||Up to 22.1 hours|
|Standby||Up to 31 days|
|MP3 Playback||Up to 51 hours|
|FM Radio Playback||Up to 39 hours|
|Audio & Video|
|Audio Jack||Yes, 3.5mm AV connector|
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