If you had a Nokia 3310 in the early 2000’s, you will appreciate what it means to have an unbreakable and long-lasting battery GSM phone which modern phones like the iPhones has not been able to match. The device was one of Nokia’s most successful phones ever – having sold 126 million of its original 3310 phone since it was first introduced back in September 2000.
Now the 3310 is making a nostalgic return in the form of a more modern variant, thanks to Nokia-branded phone maker HMD. At the Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona today, the HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela held up the phone and said the only three things that matter. Its battery lasts a month, it has Snake, and it has the Nokia ringtone. And then he was gone.
The Nokia 3310 is still very much basic like the Nokia 216 and 216 dual Sim variant launched late 2016. Opera Mini is bundled for basic web surfing, but the real selling point is massive battery life – standby time on the Nokia 3310 is 31 days, alongside a talk time of 22 hours. When needed, a Micro-USB port makes charging simple.
Unlike the brick-like sturdiness of the old 3310, the modern variant is a little smaller, thinner, and lighter all round. It’s also a lot more colorful this time around, with glossy yellow and red colors, and matte grey and dark blue models. It’s instantly recognizable as a Nokia, and HMD has even included a modern Snake game on the handset just to play on the nostalgia.
Detailed Look At Nokia 3310
- Beautiful push buttons and iconic, shaped design
- 2 MP camera with LED flash for simple snaps
- Headphone jack for your tunes
- 2.4” curved window with polarized layer for better readability in sunlight
- Available as both single SIM and dual SIM variants
- 2G connectivity for calling and texting
- All-new UI with nods to the original
- Awesome battery life, with up to 22 hours talk time
- FM radio and MP3 player for music
- 16 MB storage3 plus a MicroSD card slot with support up to 32 GB
Nokia 3310 Full specs
Colors Warm Red (Glossy), Dark Blue (Matte), Yellow (Glossy), Grey (Matte)
Size 115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mm
NETWORK AND CONNECTIVITY
Network speed 2G
Networks GSM 900/1800 MHz
Operating system Nokia Series 30+
Internal memory 16 MB
MicroSD card slot Support for up to 32 GB, memory card sold separately
Connector 3.5 mm AV connector
Apps FM radio, MP3 player
Size and type 2.4” QVGA
Primary camera 2MP
Flash LED flash
Connectivity Micro USB (USB 2.0), Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM
Battery type Removable 1200 mAh battery
Max. talk time Up to 22.1 hours
Max. standby time Up to 31 days
Max. MP3 playback time Up to 51 hours
Max. FM radio playback time Up to 39 hours
Price: €49 ($52).
This is not the first phone Nokia will be producing after it’s non-complete deal with Microsoft came to an end in May 2016. Eearlier this year, Nokia 6 android phone, teased to feature a military grade body which can withstand a wide range of extreme condition was spotted. Nokia may not even remotely resemble the company it was in 2000, but it appears to be getting some of its swagger back.