Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Nokia 3310 2017 Edition Banks on Nostalgia and 30-day Battery Life

There was a time when the original Nokia 3310 was THE phone to get. In a smooth follow up to the antenna-less 3210, the 3310 sported a rounder, more accessible design that would eventually make it even more popular than its predecessor. It’s 2017 now though and smartphones are the norm — not dumb-phones and feature phones. Still, that’s not stopping HMD Global from releasing the Nokia 3310 2017 edition, an updated version of the 16 year-old classic.

The new Nokia 3310 isn’t anything like its smartphone brethren, the 6, 5, or 3. It doesn’t sport a large touchscreen, nor does it run Android. Calling it a feature phone is being more than a bit generous as it’s really a classic dumbphone sporting a cuter and more rounded body versus the original 3310.

Of course, smart features aren’t its main selling point. First is its battery life. The 2017 edition Nokia 3310 is capable of lasting 30 days on standby from a full charge. Second, you can also make 22 hours of straight voice calls if you wanted to. And of course, there’s the nostalgia of the classic device it’s succeeding.

Nokia 3310 2017 Edition Specs

  • 2.4 QVGA (240 x 320 resolution, 167ppi) TFT LCD
  • Nokia Series 3.0 OS
  • 16MB storage
  • expandable via microSD (up to 32GB)
  • 2mp camera
  • WAP 2.0/xHTML Browser
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • FM radio
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • 1,200mAh battery
  • Colors: Warm Red (Glossy), Dark Blue (Matte), Yellow (Glossy), Grey (Matte)
  • Price: $52 (about Php2.6k as of writing)

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Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.

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