You asked for it! HMD Global the mobile vendor behind Nokia branded mobiles has launched the 3G variant of the revamped classic Nokia 3310 – the all new Nokia 3310 3G. Keeping the cute and classic design of original Nokia 3310, the feature phone is now 3G enabled. Now, one thing we desperately need is a 4G enabled Nokia 3310.
Thanks to 3G connectivity, the Nokia 3310 3G can now support more networks around the world. The revamped Nokia 3310 announced back in February 2017, was more or less useless as most of the telecom operators around the world already moved out of 2G. HMD Global has priced the phone at €69 or approximately around Rs 5,350, a pricey 3G feature phone to buy.
“Our fans around the world have been asking for this iconic phone to support 3G. Fans asked, we listened, and today welcome the Nokia 3310 3G.” Commented Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global.
So what’s changed?
The new Nokia 3310 3G as the name suggests comes with full 3G network connectivity. Thanks to the much speedier network support the feature phone can now run a handful of apps. Other than the classic Snake game, the phone now supports Facebook and Twitter, which probably will be a lite version of the apps.
Design and build quality of Nokia 3310 3G remain almost the same with a toughened plastic body covering the front and back. The colourful candy bar get’s four fresh colours – Azure, Yellow, Warm Red, and Charcoal.
The Nokia 3310 3G flaunts a 2.4-inch QVGA polarised and curved display. The polarised layer over the screen allows better readability even in direct sunlight. The device runs on ‘Feature OS powered by Java’ as per the company’s site and tweaked with all-new Retro UI. It offers an enhanced and customizable user experience. You can move around or rearrange icons and choose colour themes to match the colour of the device.
Storage of Nokia 3310 3G has been boosted up to 64 MB. You can further expand the storage up to 32GB using microSD card. You definitely going to need that if you are planning to use the phone for Facebook and Twitter. For photography, you get a 2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash support.
Connectivity-wise, the Nokia 3310 3G will come in both single SIM and dual-SIM variants. It supports Bluetooth 2.1 and comes with Micro USB (USB 2.0). Other than that you get a 3.5 mm AV connector along with support for FM radio. Battery performance has been degraded, thanks to the presence of 3G. The 1200mAh removable BL-5C battery can offer a maximum of 6.5 hours of talk time vs 22.1 hours for the 2G version. Yet you get up to 27 days of stands time.