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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Nokia 3310 3G

How do the two most talked-about phones of 2017 compare?

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Picking which phones will catch the public’s attention is a tricky business. You can usually expect Apple phones to garner attention no matter what, and Samsung is in a similar position on the Android side of the smartphone fence. Get beyond those brands, however, and working out which phones are going to grab people can be hard to figure out.

In 2017, however, no two phones have had quite as much attention as Samsung’s just-announced Samsung Galaxy S8, and Nokia’s absolute throwback phone, the Nokia 3310. We took some hands-on time with the Nokia 3310 back at Mobile World Congress 2017. Just for the sheer fun of it, how do the two most talked about handsets of 2017 compare?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Nokia 3310: Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S8

Nokia 3310 3G

Product Name Samsung Galaxy S8 Nokia 3310 3G
Display size 5.8 2.4
Operating system Android 7 Feature OS
Height (mm) 148.9 117
Width (mm) 68.1 52.4
Depth (mm) 8 13.4
Weight (g) 155 85
Battery size (mAh) 3,000 1,200
Front camera (1) megapixels 8
Rear camera (1) megapixels 12 2
Rear camera (2) megapixels
Water Resistance IP68 N/A
Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac N/A
Network Category Speed Category 16 N/A

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Nokia 3310 3G: Analysis

This is, admittedly, a massively one-sided fight on more levels than you might appreciate. The S8’s specifications absolutely wipe the floor with the Nokia 3310, but then you’d expect that given the immense gulf in asking prices. You could buy a bunch of Nokia 3310 3G handsets for the price of one Galaxy S8, after all.

At that point, the asking price of the Galaxy S8, which works on 3G and 4G frequencies and will almost certainly expire well before both of those technologies are made redundant is undeniably the more sensible buy. If you’re still fixated on feature phones, however, we’ve rounded up the best non-3310 feature phones that will work on Australian networks for you already.

If your tastes run more in the smartphone direction, we've also compared the Galaxy S8 against the iPhone 7, the Galaxy S8+ against the iPhone 7 Plus and both new Galaxy S8/S8+ handsets against the cream of the Android handset crop.

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