Nokia 3310 3G review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Nokia 3310 3G
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Quick Verdict

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 3310 3G at a glance
When was the Nokia 3310 3G released? October 2017.
What’s new about the Nokia 3310 3G? 3G compatibility, inbuilt browser, colour display, upgraded Snake.
How much does the Nokia 3310 3G cost? $89.95 outright.

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

Camera

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

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.

Promoted
  • 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.
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OS Feature OS
Display size (inches) 2.4
Display resolution (pixels) 320 x 240
Pixels per inch (PPI) 167
Processor N/A
Height (mm) 117
Width (mm) 52.4
Depth (mm) 13.4
Weight (g) 85
Battery size (mAh) 1,200
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 128MB
MicroSD expansion 32GB
Fingerprint scanner No
RAM 16MB
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 2
Rear camera (1) aperture N/A
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution
Front camera (1) aperture
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi N/A
Network category speed N/A
NFC support No
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Updated December 14th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Snapdragon 425
5.5
720x1280
8GB
MTK 6737
5
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 630
5.5
1920 x 1080
64GB
MT6737M
4.5
854 x 480
8GB
MSM8905
2.45
320 x 240
4GB
Snapdragon 835
5.5
2560 x 1440
128GB
Nokia 5.1
Nokia 5.1
MediaTek Helio P18
5.5
1080 x 2160
16GB
N/A
2.4
320 x 240
128MB
Snapdragon 636
5.84
1080 x 2280
32GB
Snapdragon 430
5.2
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 835
5.3
2560 x 1440
64GB
Snapdragon 660
6
2160 x 1080
64GB
MediaTek Helio P60
5.8
HD+
32GB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
5.8
HD+
64GB
Snapdragon 430
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at finder.com.au. He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and CNET.com.au.

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