This year, we’re going to have a throwback to the year 2000. Nokia has recreated their 3310 model. While this new Nokia isn’t up to speed with the rest of the new tech for 2017, it has it’s own perks. There’s no touchscreen and no App Store, so what makes this phone so great? Let’s dig into what Nokia revealed about this device, and why it’s caused so much excitement on the web.
One of the new features people are buzzing about is the new colors. The original Nokia 3310 was a bland and boring charcoal gray. In 2017, the Nokia 3310 (2017) comes in four different colors: Yellow (glossy finish), Warm Red (glossy finish), Gray (matte finish), and Dark Blue (matte finish). The Yellow and Warm Red definitely make the phone stand out and draws the eye because of the glossy finish. The Dark Blue and Gray are not as flashy, for those who prefer to be subtle with their devices.
How long does your phone’s battery last? Probably not as long as the Nokia 3310 (2017). Standby on this battery can last a month. An entire month of no charging the phone, as long as you aren’t using it. Which should be easy considering there’s no Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other form of social media. But, if you’re talking, texting, or playing some snake, the phone’s battery can last for up to 22 hours. The phone’s battery is removable, making replacing a used battery easy.
The Nokia 3310 (2017) now features a camera on the back of the phone. The original didn’t have a camera. The camera isn’t anything special, 2 MP with LED flash for simple photos. The photo quality isn’t the best, of course this isn’t a perk of the phone, but for a Nokia 3310, it’s a pretty large buzz for those whose first cell phone was the original Nokia 3310. Sadly, the phone doesn’t feature a front-facing camera.
The screen has improved in size, pixels, and display style. The original screen was 1.5 inches and 48×84 pixels, with a monochrome display. Now, the screen is 2.4 inches and 240×320 pixels, using a liquid crystal display.
The Nokia 3310 was originally released September 2000, the reboot was released February of 2017, but sadly for the U.S, we will not be seeing a release date. Many people probably won’t care, but for the few who do, it is a tragedy. In the U.K, this phone is being released for £49. The same price as the original released back in 2000.
By Emily Perkins