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The iconic Nokia 3310 is back with modern classic looks and features

Nokia used to be one of the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturers but it fell behind with the advent of iPhone and Android smartphones. Now Nokia made an entry with its 3310 set.

The new 3310, which will go on sale next week, will come at a retail price of PKR. 6,490. It will be accessible in a wide selection of color options, together with warm red and yellow both with a gloss finish and dark blue and grey both with a matte finish.

The re-imagined 3310 features a 2.4 curved display in the company of 16 MB internal storage along which is stretchy via a MicroSD. The 3310 is talented of delivering 22 hours of talk time with a support time of 31 days Powered by a 1,200 mAh amazing battery.

With this new phone you will get 2 megapixel camera this time. There’s nothing truly to boast about in provisions of image quality. It captures colors well as much as necessary under sunlight, but the focus isn’t extremely sharp. Images taken in the dim are awful even when using the flash, so it’s not a good idea to rely on this camera for anything. It will be offered in both single SIM and dual SIM variants. Users will also be gifted to play a revamped version of the iconic Snake game. Yes! The classic game, which first appeared on old Nokia mobile phones, is also back with a more creative version

The ‘brick’ phone follows the reputation of its ancestor, and features a solid plastic body, and no large display to protect, making it virtually indestructible.

Since this is a ‘revamped’ Nokia 3310, it gets plenty of design prompts from the original. That’s incompletely true for the front, which has a similar white band around the screen, although the screen itself is now full-color and much bigger. The body is also curvier than that of the original. But the Nokia 3310 (2017) isn’t trying tough to re-establish the past – the buttons seem to be and feel special, and there are extra new navigation keys. On the flipside, you’ll see a brand new camera with an LED flash sitting prominently above the Nokia logo, and there’s a 3.5mm socket hole on the foot.

In the set of choices you’ll discover icons for apps like Photos, Opera Mobile Store, Calendar, Weather, Calculator, Music Player, FM Radio, Voice Recorder, and a new-fangled version of the classic Snake game. That’s all enough options in this platter you will get, and if you’re really looking at this phone as a substitute to a smartphone, you’ll find yourself facing the truth that there’s not much else you can do later than 5-10 minutes.

Specifications and features of new Nokia 3310:

LAUNCH Released  June,2017
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions  115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mm
Weight  82g
SIM Slot  Dual SIM (Dual Stand-by )
DISPLAY Type  TFT Screen
Size  2.4 inches’ (~30.3% screen-to-body ratio)
NETWORK Network Support  GSM
2G Bands  900/1800
PhoneBook  Yes
CallRecord  Yes
internal  16MB
CAMERA Primary  2MP, LED flash light
Secondary  No
COMMS WLAN  No
Bluetooth  v3.0
GPS  No
Radio  Yes
USB  microUSB v2.0
BATTERY  Removable Li-ion 1200 mAh battery
PRICE  PKR.
OTHERS Colors  Red, Blue, Yellow, Grey

Verdict

It’s been clear from the start that the new manufacturer of Nokia phones HMD Global is advertising and selling the Nokia 3310 (2017) mainly for the sake of nostalgia. There are a hardly any things that do get back the feeling of owning an original Nokia 3310, such as the classic Nokia ringtone, the physical buttons, the small body, and rock-hard build quality. That might be sufficient for Nokia fans to grasp this phone, and surely, it has already sold out just as quickly as the Galaxy S8 in the UK. The question is whether they’re buying this phone to use it, or just as a uniqueness or collectible.

QMobile Launches Q3310 in Competition to Nokia 3310. As QMobile is offering Q3310 at lower price PKR.1999/- only than Nokia 3310 hence, it is estimated that Q3310 will get more the markets share.

We are seeing a good response before even making its way to retail outlets, and that’s an indication that people are eager to pay a slight more for the Nokia-branded handset that offers reliability, durability, and fine looks. So, we could see the feature phone as amazing people would purchase out of fancy. It does have something impressive to offer for those users who longing to upgrade from the Nokia 105, but almost certainly won’t affect Nokia 230 users all that much.

You have to wait a bit before getting your hands all dirty with the new Nokia 3310. For now take your seats, just hold back and sit tight.