If you were to glance at the new Nokia 3310 in someone’s hand as they passed you on the street, you would think that either that person was more than a decade behind the times or that you had time-traveled back to 2001. That’s because the new Nokia looks a lot like the old one – once the leader in the mobile phone market. If you were a fan of the original, you should definitely check out the new one. It’s got the same look and feel of your original Nokia but with some modern day additions. Let’s take a look at how the Nokia 3310 compares with modern smartphones.
The price of the Nokia 3310 is $49. In the age where smartphones cost hundreds of dollars, this is a pretty amazing deal and even if you already have a phone, this one is affordable enough to get just for emergencies.
When it comes to the design of the new Nokia 3310, it’s really close to the old one with a few upgrades. The new Nokia is slimmer and more modern-looking and it weighs just over 79 grams. That’s almost half of the weight of the original. The casing seems solid and it comes in four different colors – dark blue, grey, psychedelic yellow and warm red.
As for the display, it has a 2.4 inch full-color screen with a resolution of 240×320. This is obviously a terrible display size and resolution by today’s standards, but it is better than the 2001 model by a long shot. Touchscreen? You’re kidding, right? Text is bright and clear though as well as the icons. There is even a version of the class “Snake” game that was on all of the old Nokia phones.
The Nokia 3310 is running Nokia Series 30+ which covers the basics and offers a basic web browser. You get contacts, messages, a camera application and a calendar, among others.
If you want a great internet experience, you are going to have to look elsewhere. This phone is only compatible with 2.5G, so you have very limited browsing capabilities. There is no Wi-Fi either, but you do get Bluetooth.
The original Nokia was famous for its long battery life and this one is even better. It has a removable 1200mAh battery which gives it 22 hours of talk time and 31 days of standby time. The 2001 model had 2.5 hours of talk time and 11 days of standby. This phone is also compatible with the newer mini-USB chargers.
The camera is 2 megapixels and it only faces rear. You don’t get any of the newer features, nor do you get a flash, but it does have a digital zoom.
The bottom line here is that this is definitely not going to replace your smartphone. But if you need a backup for emergencies, this is a good little phone that will definitely make you remember the early 2000’s. The phone will be released sometime after April 2017.