New Nokia 3310 Review

More than 120 million units later, the Nokia 3310 is making a comeback as a more current new terminal, with color screen and less than 50 euros. Nokia 3310 in 2017, so It seemed a dream or a joke but Nokia back to “real” mobile telephony has been big. On the one hand with the new Nokia with Android operating system, but especially with a resurrected Nokia 3310 that we love.

The new Nokia 3310 slightly renews its design becoming smoother in their forms but also recognizable. The colors that will be available are very striking. Despite the unofficial name of indestructible from his father, the new Nokia 3310 is not neither water nor dirt-resistant.

Specification level, the most relevant is the color of its QVGA display. Is 2.4 inches, you don’t touch but comes with polarization to facilitate visibility outdoors. It is a terminal 2 G and BT 3.0, we can get in dual SIM settings. Despite the fact that he is the son of the “indestructible”, here the water resistance there or anything like that

In addition to the physical keypad and call and control buttons, the Nokia 3310 includes headset port, radio FM and up to 32 GB microSD card slot. As operating system we find with Nokia Series 30 +, accompanied by a Snake to color in its internal memory of 16 MB! The camera, also present, is 2 MP with LED flash.

Yes, 16 years since its launch are many as to be relevant in today’s world, but with a price of 50 euros, either by nostalgia or practicality by providing up to a day in mode conversation or a month waiting (battery 1200 mAh recrgable via microUSB), the Nokia 3310 is a reality.

This outburst of bile against the newcomer is not free. I think there were several roads that Nokia could have taken when it comes to resurrect the device. One of them passed through the 3310 became a new symbol adapted to the sign of the times: modern, with its limited but successful range of connectivity and a discreet profile.

Another, which Nokia seems to have taken, just simply pull of nostalgia and present almost the same with wash face, camera and a color display. The result is a phone very inexpensive ($ 50 dollars can have one, not to mention that they lower price), faithful to one of the indisputable advantages of its predecessor (as the eternal duration of the battery) but extremely limited in terms of everything else. There is no WhatsApp, or Facebook or anything like that for many people today, and not 17 years ago, defines what is a mobile phone.

Network Technology GSM
Launch Announced 2017, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, Q1
Body Dimensions 115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mm (4.55 x 2.01 x 0.50 in)
SIM Single SIM (Mini-SIM) or Dual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Flashlight
Display Type TFT
Size 2.4 inches (~30.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels (~167 ppi pixel density)
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
Phonebook 2000 entries
Call records Yes
Internal 16 MB
Camera Primary 2 MP, LED flash
Video Yes
Secondary No
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms WLAN No
Bluetooth v3.0, A2DP
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0
Features Messaging SMS
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML
Games Yes
– Audio/Video player
Battery Removable Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 744 h
Talk time Up to 22 h
Music play Up to 51 h
Removable Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery (Dual-SIM)
Stand-by Up to 600 h
Talk time Up to 22 h
Misc Colors Warm Red (Glossy), Dark Blue (Matte), Yellow (Glossy), Grey (Matte)

It is clear that the limitation on benefits has resulted in a very affordable and with an enviable battery phone. The problem is that those are terms that defined success almost two decades ago. In the 21st century, the simple absence of applications is more than enough to convict a terminal irrelevance or the niche market, one in which the 3310 is gradually diluted. It is arguable, of course, think that what Nokia are looking for with the Nokia 3310 reborn from the ashes is something of a success. In my head it approximates much more a marketing maneuver. The problem is that, cinismos and troubles aside, still remains a huge hole for a Nokia 3310 simple, tough, durable and with “the basics”: WhatsApp, Facebook and a Web browser.

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