Nokia 3310 (2017) review: it’s not your smartphone.
Imagine: it’s 2002. You are sitting at your home computer with a Pentium 4 inside and playing Max Payne, while the Acorp 56K dialup modem is blinking nearby. And then they bring you a new Nokia phone.
It resembles the recent hit – Nokia 3310, only much better! Now the small body contains a camera, a dual-band radio module, two slots for SIM-cards and a whole set of useful software – notes, a calendar, a currency converter, games … We tried to look at the new 3310 (2017) through the eyes of a person from the early 2000s – those same times that inspired the new Nokia phone.
Technical specifications Nokia 3310 (2017)
Screen: 2.4 “, 320×240, color Processor: 0.4 GHz Graphics accelerator: not needed Operating system: Series 30 RAM: why? Built-in memory: 0.016 GB Memory card support: microSD up to 32 GB Communication: GSM 900 / 1800, support for EDGE / GPRS SIM: 2 micro-SIM (two separate slots) Wireless interfaces: Bluetooth 3.0, FM-receiver Navigation: in progress Cameras: 2 MP (LED flash) Sensors: excuse me? Battery: 1200 mAh Dimensions : 115.6x51x12.8 mm Weight: 79.6 grams.
Packaging and equipment.
The small multi-colored box is made of plain cardboard. It depicts everything important – the device itself, notes, as if hinting at music, a voice message and … a snake – Snake. Yes, there will be games! But we are not in a hurry, about everything in order.
The bottom part lists the main components of the kit: phone, battery, manual, charger and wired headset. And these are not headphones, but a headset – you can not only listen, but also talk.
The device is made in the recognizable Nokia style. It has a diamond shape Epoxy Flooring, Painting Decorating with rounded corners. The front panel consists of two parts – a screen and a keypad. The display is surrounded by a beige plastic frame, at the bottom of which there are four function keys of the same color. The right one combines a power button, Bluetooth control and call volume, and call hang-up at the bottom.
Its upper half is responsible for turning on the camera. The left button provides quick access to call history and the most important menu items – flashlight, keypad lock and photo gallery. The display itself is covered with a slightly rounded convex glass.
Between these two buttons is a large, framed menu button that acts as a four-way joystick. Each of the positions also has its own function.
The lower part of the front panel is occupied by 10 numeric buttons and the “*” and “
The keyboard buttons protrude above the body just enough to be comfortable and not go beyond the plane. The front panel at an angle of 90 degrees passes into the side faces and ends. At the bottom there is a 3.5 mm audio output and a slot for removing the back cover. On the upper end, on the left, instead of the standard round power socket, there is a strangely shaped connector, which is designated as micro-USB in the specification.
In it, the manufacturer combined charging and connecting to a personal computer via a data cable.
The back cover is removable and looks modest. With one exception – the camera lens is located in the upper part in a white frame. To the left is an LED flash capable of operating as a flashlight.
Just above the flash there are three oval holes of the multimedia speaker for listening to music without headphones, playing or communicating on the speakerphone in hands free mode. The silver Nokia logo is engraved just below.
What’s under the lid? And there is a battery and as many as three compartments! Two of them are for micro-SIM cards, the third is another revolutionary detail – for a microSD memory card. To fit all this into a miniature body, the manufacturer chose unpopular but compact formats.
However, we are sure that these cards are the future, and other manufacturers will surely follow the market leader.
The device is available in four colors – blue, gray, red and yellow. Moreover, the first two are matte, and the third and fourth are glossy. Despite the removable back cover, the front panel is heavily attached to the middle – lots of latches and four screws. Obviously, this model does not provide for the possibility of changing the panel.
It’s a pity that in this it loses to less advanced Nokia devices.