Nokia has launched a brand new version of the legendary 3310. This is the Nokia 3310 brought up to date for 2017, but with a heavy dose of nostalgia thrown in for good measure. To help you decide whether to buy one, here’s everything you need to know about the new Nokia 3310…
In the middle of February we reported that the legendary Nokia 3310 was making a comeback. This was based on a rumor, albeit one from a trustworthy source. The rumor turned out to be true, and Nokia unveiled the new 3310 ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Nostalgia With a Serious Upgrade
The new Nokia 3310 mimics the look and feel of its predecessor. However, everything has been given a serious upgrade. The new version is smaller, thinner, and lighter than the old Nokia 3310, but a 1200mAh battery means 22 hours of talk time and up to 31 days on standby.
The screen is a 2.4-inch QVGA display with a curved and polarized window to improve visibility in strong sunlight. The operating system is Nokia Series 30+, which is navigated via an old-skool D-pad which corresponds to what’s on the screen. Which is how you play the new Snake.
You get 2G internet, a MicroUSB port, a 2-megapixel camera with LED flash, support for MicroSD cards up to 32GB, an MP3 player and FM radio, and a headphone jack. The built-in Opera Mini browser lets you go online, but we suspect most people will use this phone for calling and texting.
The Nokia 3310 isn’t available to buy yet, with HMD expected to launch the nostalgic feature phone in the second quarter of this year. Priced at just €49 ($52), the new Nokia 3310 could be perfect for older generations, or anyone who wants an affordable burner phone in case of emergencies.
The Best Feature Phone Ever Released?
The new Nokia 3310 is a strange beast. While smartphones are very much in the ascendancy, feature phones haven’t gone away. And this may just be the best feature phone ever released. Partly for reasons of nostalgia, but also because this is a decent package at a decent price.
What do you think of the new Nokia 3310? Are you even remotely interested in buying one? If so, why? Would it be purely for a hit of nostalgia? Or can you see yourself actually using the Nokia 3310 on a regular basis? If not, why not? Please let us know in the comments below!