Nokia 3310 (2017) : Review

Nokia 3310, the name itself is pure nostalgia. The original Nokia 3310 was lunched during fag end of year 2000 (aka Y2K). It was gong to replace Nokia 3210 models. And it soon became a cult with 126 million units in sales worldwide. The company later experimented with various spin-offs like Nokia 3315, 3320, 3330, 3350, 3360, 3390 and 3395; each one being pretty successful in their own right.

The new Nokia 3310 (2017) is a major upgrade over the super successful predecessor. It has a colored 2.4″ display and also has a 2MP rear camera with LED flash. It seems like HMD team is attempting to relive their Nokia days. And yes they have included the Snake game too! The phone retains the candy bar shape and curved edges. And sports basic functions like FM Radio, Opera Mini Browser and voice recorder.

While buying this phone, one has to bear in mind that this is a phone made by a marketing guys and not techies. HMD has attempted to remake an older phone that intends to just keep the memories alive. The phone does has bare minimum tech of the current times, however in no way should it be compared to present market offerings.

BODY: Nokia 3310 has 2.5G support and will be available in single and dual SIM options. Phone measures 115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mm, retaining the small form factor of the iconic 3310 series. The original 3310 measured 113 x 48 x 22 mm. It come sin four colors – Warm Red (Glossy), Dark Blue (Matte), Yellow (Glossy), Grey (Matte). The phones weighs 133 grams only.

DISPLAY: Nokia 3310 has a 2.4 inches TFT display. The maximum resolution is 240 x 320 pixels with pixel density of 167 pixels per inch. Screen to body ratio is maintained at about 30%.

MEMORY: The phone has 16 MB of internal memory and same is expandable with external SD card slot by upto 32 GB.

BATTERY: The days of never ending battery are back with Nokia 3310. Now you can forget to carry your phone charger without feeling guilty. The removable 1200 mAh Li-ion battery can easily take you through the day. No matter how demanding your work is. This phone just won’t give up with upto 20 hrs of talktime. You can keep the phone on standby and forget to charge it for a week, it just wont turn off.

NOTE WORTHY: The phone comes with Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB 2.0 connectivity. The Snake Game! Extra durable plastic and fall resistant.

WHY BUY?

  • If you have an un-ending nostalgia for Nokia 3310
  • If you want battery-life and nothing else
  • If you are going out to a crowded place and can not afford to loose your expensive smartphone, buy this as your second phone
  • If you wanna check how a (good built) small phone feels like
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