The Nokia 3310 was a breakthrough phone when it arrived in 2000. It’s prime features were the presence of a calculator, stopwatch and 4 games: Snake II, Pairs II, Space Impact and Bantumi. Now, Nokia is bringing back the 3310 in its classic form factor: the tiny screen (which is now a colour display), the number pad and the direction and select buttons. And it comes in glossy red and yellow, matte black and dark blue colours.
The new Nokia 3310 is a redesign from the inside out. It is slimmer, has a 2 MP camera, Nokia’s Series 30+ software and, a 2.4” QVGA display and is lighter than the original. A custom designed UI envelopes the system giving it a fresh take. While is it not meant to be an internet phone, it does have a basic web browser. The new phone has support for 32 GB Micro SD card, two SIM cards and it has a headphone jack!
And while all these changes might make this a very different phone for a very different era, Nokia promises the same outstanding battery life and experience. The battery on this phone does 22 hours of talk time and lasts a month on standby. And guess what - Nokia has redesigned Snake for the colour display, in an epic throwback to the 2000’s.
While this phone is not necessarily meant to be used as a primary device in this era, it is a really solid backup phone. It is priced at €49 (USD 52 or CAD 68), and it's worth it for all that nostalgia.
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