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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Nokia 3310: The Return

Remember the very first Nokia phone that was ever introduced in the year 2000? Nokia 3310?
Yep! Its back! And... its back with a bounce!

For those who fondly remember the Nokia 3310 the new model will almost be a no-brainer of a purchase. Its low price, pleasing feature set and long battery life make it appealing for anyone looking for a back-up handset, festival phone or just a simple retro buy. Nokia has unveiled a refreshed version of the renowned Nokia 3310 with some improved features & hardware. The new Nokia 3310 (2017) comes with a simple design and a near indestructible shell ; similar to the one that was launched in 2000.

Here are the new features of Nokia 3310 (2017) :

1. It has a colour display : 

new nokia 3310

The 3310 features a 2.4 inch QVGA display with a pixel density of 120 ppi. Although the screen is not as impressive as modern day smartphones , the 3310’s polarized and curved screen window makes for better readability in sunlight.

2. It has a camera :
Screenshot of the Camera Display

Although not impressive , the 3310 has a 2MP back camera for taking “Simple Snaps”. The camera has an LED flash which helps when taking shots in a dark environment. Tragically for social media enthusiasts there is no front camera for selfies on the new phone

3. It DOES NOT run Android OS :
Contrary to what we all expected , the 3310 DOES NOT  run Android operating system. Instead , it runs Nokia’s Series 30+ software which is designed for feature phones. The user interface has been remodeled to give a more cleaner & modernistic look.

4. The battery can last for one month :
The original Nokia 3310 was also known for its long battery life, and there’s good news for those eyeing up the new 3310.
A removable 1,200mAh power pack is an instant upgrade over the 900mAh of the original, and thanks to the improvements in phone efficiency, the new Nokia 3310 boasts 22 hours of talk time and up to 31 days of standby.
That’s a huge upgrade over the 2.5 hours of talktime and 260 hours (around 11 days) of standby on the original Nokia 3310.

5. It can access the internet :
Yes the 3310 can access the internet but you’d need to have a lot of patience because it uses a 2.5G connection which is very slow compared to 3.5G and 4G LTE internet.

6. Internal & External storage is available :
The 3310 has a storage capacity of just 16MB (laughs). However , there is an external SD card slot of up to 32GB for those who need more storage (Who wouldn’t? :D)

7. It has new games :
The renowned Snake game is available on the 3310 , albeit a modern version which looks different from the one you know.

Screenshot of the new Snake Xenzia
Snake isn't the only game you can play on the new Nokia 3310 though, with the handset we got hands on with also packing Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, Diamond Twister 2, Doodle Jump and Drag Race.

8. Goodbye to “Small-Pin mouth charger” The new 3310 has a Micro-USB charging port which is different form the “small-Pin Mouth” charging port that was used in the year 2000.

Nokia 3310 Specifications

  • Display  : 2.4” QVGA with 120 ppi.
  • Network : 2.5G
  • Software : Nokia Series 30+
  • Storage : 16MB  internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • SIM : Dual SIM & Single SIM options
  • Camera : 2MP camera with flash
  • Battery : 1200 mAh battery with Max. talk time Up to 22.1 hours & Max. standby time Up to 31 days
  • Bluetooth  : 3.0 with SLAM
  • Micro USB (USB 2.0),
  • 3.5 mm AV connector
  • FM radio, MP3 player
 So, there, I hope you have fun exploring this new version of the Nokia 3310.

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