Nokia 3310

Nokia 3310: The History Repeats

Nokia is re-launching its most sold smartphone in 2017. Nokia sold 1 million units of 3310 model, and people loved the device so much. Being a feature phone, it had the gorgeous specifications compared to other devices. The new Nokia 3310 is expected to launch on April 25th, 2017. It will be a dual SIM feature phone which will support GSM type SIMs. As it is a feature phone, it will not support networks except 2G as mentioned by some mobile portals. However, due to simple functions and durable model as well as easy operations, it is much helpful for the users who want simple device only. With easy operation, it is much helpful to the users who just want to have simple calling and texting facilities.

Design and Display

New Nokia 3310 has dimensions 115.6 x 51 x 12.8mm. It will be handy mobile phone and will easily fit the user’s palm. On the front side, there is a screen provided, just above the screen in the middle, there is a Nokia branding in white colour. Above the Nokia branding, there is an earpiece vent, below the screen, there are several buttons provided to select and return from the menu. A button in the centre is provided which looks like a D-pad which helps a user navigate in the menu option. A traditional Nokia style calling and standby buttonsare provided. Below these buttons is a numeric keypad which has keys from 1 to 9 in a matrix form and *, 0 and # keys at the bottom. On the rear side, there is a camera provided with flash support, and just above the flash, there is loudspeaker vent. Below the rear camera, there is a Nokia branding. On the bottom, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack provided for music lovers. On the top side, there is a microUSB port provided for charging purposes. This device will be available in three colour variants namely blue, green, red, and yellow.

The screen size of this feature device is 2.5 inches. The resolution of this display is 240 x 320 pixels with pixel density of 167 pixels per inch (PPI). It has a TFT display which provides better viewing angles in sunlight. The display can operate with 256 million colours so viewing performance can be enhanced. The screen to body ratio for this device is 30.26% which shows that the screen occupies very less portion on the device. As it is a feature phone, it has a numeric keypad, and hence the display covers less portion on the device.

Storage and Camera

The device being a feature phone has internal memory 16MB and can support microSD card up to 32GB. As compared to old 3310 variant, this device has a new expandable memory feature. Music lovers can enjoy the music on this device by using a microSD card. New Nokia 3310 has only a rear camera which is a 2MP shooter. With the device being a low budget segment and Symbian based there are no features available like autofocus and OIS. For capturing bright images in low-light condition, there is a LED flash provided on the rear side. Image resolution captured by the rear camera is 1600 x 1200 pixels. The camera on this device also supports digital zoom feature.

Battery

Nokia is well known for everlasting battery on all its devices. Nokia 3310 2017 is powered by 1200mAh battery which is the Li-ion type, and it can also be replaced by the user. The device can operate for approximately 22.5 hours at heavy usage (i.e. calling and texting). The battery has an amazing standby time which is 744 hours on 2G. Several mobile portals also say that even if one finds few years old Nokia device from somewhere, there is still battery remaining in it. With Nokia devices, it was all about the ever-lasting battery. Before the era of smartphones, Symbian OS of Nokia was ruling the market. Symbian OS has very fewer features, but yep battery backup is always very high. In this modern times, everybody keeps a secondary device handy because you never know when your smartphone battery drains completely. For all those users who prefer using a secondary feature phone, Nokia 3310 will be useful and affordable.

Nokia 3310

Network and Connectivity

This device is a dual SIM device and supports only GSM-type SIM cards. Both the SIM slot support mini sized SIMs. SIM slot 1 is enabled with GPRS support and works on frequency 1800/900 MHz. SIM slot 2 doesn’t support GPRS but works on frequency 1800/900 MHz. Bluetooth v3.0 is provided for better communication with Bluetooth headphone. MicroUSB v2.0 is provided for transferring files on the desktop and for charging purposes.

Multimedia

Nokia 3310 supports Radio FM which will be a boon for FM lovers. This phone supports loudspeaker during in-call operations. This device has an audio jack of 3.5mm and music can be enjoyed with that. The device supports music and polyphonic ringtones. These days’ feature phones do not have “vibration” option, but Nokia 3310 has a vibration option. Silence isn’t silenced anymore with this feature on Nokia 3310. Music formats supported are MP3 and none else.

Special Features

Nokia devices were well known for the Snake game. With the arrival of Nokia 3310, there is a joy to play that good old snake game. ‘90s kids shall rejoice that with the arrival of Nokia 3310 it is like getting a part back from our childhood. The phonebook on Nokia 3310 can store limited contacts, and the browser supports only WAP pages. Other facilities on Nokia 3310 are a calculator, stopwatch, world clock, calendar, and alarm.

Verdict

On 91mobiles, the expected price for Nokia 3310 is approximately Rs.4k. Yes, the phone is power packed with some extraordinary features as compared to other ordinary feature phones. The pricing of INR 4000 is a bit high, but when it comes to Nokia, everything is always turning the tables. All the best HMD global for Nokia 3310, and yes, the history repeats itself, mind it.

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