Nokia 3310 3G review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Nokia 3310 3G
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.

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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.
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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 March 19th, 2019
Name Product Display Rear camera Internal storage Battery size More info
Nokia 9 Pureview
Nokia 9 Pureview
5.99
inches

2880 x 1440px

12MP + 12MP + 12MP

128GB

3,320
mAh
5.84
inches

1080 x 2280px

12MP + 5MP

32GB

3,060
mAh
Nokia 4.2
Nokia 4.2
5.71
inches

720 x 1520px

13MP + 2MP

16GB


32GB

3,000
mAh
5.3
inches

2560 x 1440px

13MP + 13MP

64GB

3,090
mAh
Nokia 3.2
Nokia 3.2
6.26
inches

720 x 1520px

13MP

16GB


32GB

4,000
mAh
5.5
inches

720x1280px

8MP

8GB

4,000
mAh
5.5
inches

1920 x 1080px

16MP

64GB

3,000
mAh
5.2
inches

720 x 1440px

13MP

16GB

2,990
mAh
5.5
inches

1920 x 1080px

16MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5.8
inches

HD+px

16MP + 5MP

64GB

3,060
mAh
5.5
inches

2560 x 1440px

12MP + 13MP

128GB

3,260
mAh
5.8
inches

HD+px

13MP + 5MP

32GB

3,060
mAh
6
inches

2160 x 1080px

12MP + 13MP

64GB

3,800
mAh
Nokia 210
Nokia 210
2.4
inches

320 x 240px

0.3MP
1,020
mAh
5.5
inches

1080 x 2160px

16MP

16GB

2,970
mAh
5.2
inches

1280 × 720px

13MP

16GB

3,000
mAh
4.5
inches

854 x 480px

5MP

8GB

2,150
mAh
5
inches

1280 × 720px

8MP

16GB

2,630
mAh
6.18
inches

2280 x 1080px

12MP + 13MP

64GB

3,500
mAh
2.4
inches

320 x 240px

2MP

128MB

1,200
mAh
2.45
inches

320 x 240px

2MP

4GB

1,500
mAh
Nokia 1 Plus
Nokia 1 Plus
5.45
inches
8MP

8GB

2,500
mAh

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is the tech and telco editor at Finder. He's written about technology for more than 20 years and makes regular TV and radio appearances to discuss tech issues across the nation. His previous roles include editor for Gizmodo Australia, editor for PC Magazine Australia, editor at CNET Australia and reviews editor at Australian Personal Computer. In addition, he's written for numerous publications including the Australian Financial Review, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Courier Mail, ZDNet Australia, PC World, Good Gear Guide, Macworld Australia, GameSpot, Kotaku and many more. Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England and a serious passion for retro gaming.

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