Nokia 3310 3G review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Nokia 3310 3G

Nokia 3310 3G
  • Display

    2.4 inches

    240 x 320


  • Storage

    128MB

  • Battery size

    1,200 mAh

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The Nokia 3310 3G is simple if what you want is a basic feature phone, but at this price you can get a much more complete phone experience.

The good

  • Excellent battery life
  • Simple enough for anyone to use
  • Inexpensive

The bad

  • Terrible camera
  • Predictive text is painful to use
  • Apps are laughably primitive

Nokia's reborn 3310 has nostalgic roots, but if you want a simple and stylish phone, it still has appeal.

When Nokia announced it was bringing back the Nokia 3310 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, it created a wonderful hype storm for the reborn phone company's push for its Android handsets. That was good news for hyping up the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 phones, and maybe that was the point. Folks were interested in the 3310 for its strong nostalgic attachments because around the turn of the century if you owned a mobile phone, the odds are very good that it was a Nokia.

The issue with the Nokia 3310 announced at MWC was that it was a 2G handset designed for countries that will continue offering 2G services in the near future. Australia's not on that list of countries, which relegates the Nokia 3310 2G to a mere curio here. At least, that was the case right up until Nokia announced the $89.95 Nokia 3310 3G, which was released in Australia in mid-October 2017. Suddenly, the 3310 was worth looking at – but is it really worth buying?

Design

  • Not quite the Nokia 3310 you remember
  • Fully removable battery is a refreshing throwback
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Camera

  • Slow to take shots
  • Photo quality leaves a lot to be desired
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Performance

  • Capable enough for basic calling and texting
  • Internet use is painfully slow

Battery life

  • Up to 6.5 hours of talk time and 27 hours on standby, according to Nokia
  • Should get you through multiple days on a single charge if you're only using it occasionally

Verdict

  • A neat throwback best suited as a backup phone

Pricing and availability

Nokia 3310 3G

Return of an icon

The much-loved Nokia 3310 makes a comeback to the modern day, this time with 3G support and an improved version of Snake.

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  • The Nokia 3310 3G is available for $89.95 from retailers like Amazon, Catch and Kogan, as well as stores like Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi.

Nokia 3310 3G specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 2.4 inches
Resolution 240 x 320
Pixels per inch (PPI) 167
Rear camera megapixels 2MP
Rear camera aperture size N/A
Video recording 240p
Front camera megapixels MP
Front camera aperture size
Dimensions 117mm x 52.4mm x 13.4mm
Weight 85g
NFC No
Wi-Fi N/A
Network category speed N/A
Processor N/A
RAM 16MB
Operating system Feature OS
Internal storage

128MB

External storage support Up to 32GB
Battery capacity 1,200mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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