NOKIA 3310 OLD VS. NEW: PRICE
The new Nokia 3310 price is really low. It will go on sale globally somewhat between April and June for €49 (around $40, Rs. 3441).
In compare to new nokia 3310, the original phone was launched at £129.99 (around $160, Rs. 10,653).
OLD VS. NEW: DISPLAY
What makes a good screen? Is it the size, the resolution, the colors, the viewability in bright light, the pixel density? It’s somewhat of a mixed bag on both the old and the new Nokia 3310.
The original phone packs a monochrome display with an 84 x 48 resolution that’s very low-resolution in today’s world.
It consumes very little power and was still perfectly readable even in direct sunlight.
Things have been stepped up a notch on the new Nokia 3310, with a 2.4-inch full color display beautify the front of the phone.
A 240 x 320 resolution gives a more detailed look to the interface, but it’s still nowhere near as good as the displays you get on even entry-level Android smartphones.
It’s still power-efficient however, and while Nokia claims a polarizing layer will help with viewability in bright light we’re not convinced it’ll be as good as the original 3310.
OLD VS. NEW: BATTERY
The original Nokia 3310 is fondly remembered for its days of battery life. The handset featured a 900mAh power pack which could give up to 2.5 hours of talktime and up to 11 days of standby, making it a bit of a road warrior.
Things get even better with the new Nokia 3310 though, with a larger 1,200mAh battery giving you 22 hours of talktime and up to a whopping 31 days of standby i.e. a full month without neesd to recharge the phone.
OLD VS. NEW: DESIGN
The design of the original Nokia 3310 is iconic. Back in 2000 its 113 x 48 x 22mm dimensions were viewed as impressively compact, coming off the back of the taller 3210, and more importantly it could take one hell of a beating.
Dubbed by many as ‘indestructible’, the 3310 put solid build quality front and center, with a noticeable thickness and removable fascias, which meant that if you did manage to crack the casing it was cheap and easy to replace.
The 133g weight provided a reassurance presence in the hand, without being overbearing, and you could easily use the phone one-handed.
Nokia has put the new 3310 on a diet – it tips the scales at 76.9g and measures 115.6 x 51 x 12.8mm, making it a lot more compact and lightweight than its predecessor.
While this makes it supremely easily to handle, and almost undetectable in a pocket, it doesn’t feel as solid. You also can’t remove the front cover, only the rear, so swapping out the current fascia for a new one is out of the question.
OLD VS. NEW: INTERFACE
Pick up an original Nokia 3310, hit the menu button and use the arrows keys on the right and you’ll scroll through a familiar list of options.
It’s simple yet effective, giving you access to call logs, contacts, messages, games, calculator, settings and… not a lot else.
The menu on the new Nokia 3310 isn’t exactly feature-packed, but it has a number of additional options over its predecessor.
There’s a calendar, basic web browser, a simple app store and a camera application to name a few. It runs the Nokia Series 30+ operating system, which is navigated via the directional key below the screen. It’s all very intuitive.
OLD VS. NEW: CAMERA
This is a quick section. The old Nokia 3310 doesn’t have a camera. Why? Because it was around before cameras were being put into phones.
The new Nokia 3310 does have a camera – but don’t get too excited. The rear-mounted 2MP snapper features a digital zoom and single LED flash – but that’s your lot. For the odd snap it’s fine, but it’s not going to be your main camera.
OLD VS. NEW: CONNECTIVITY
When it comes to connectivity the old Nokia 3310 is very limited. There’s no Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microSD slot, USB port or NFC. All you get is basic cellular connectivity. It was a simpler time back in 2000.
While the new Nokia 3310 adds a few extras – namely Bluetooth, a microSD slot and a microUSB port – it still misses options such as Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC.
You get a slightly better cellular connection – 2.5G to be exact – but that’s only enough to give you a very basic web experience.
FINALLY NOKIA 3310: A VERDICT
We’d have liked to have seen the design follow the original a little more closely, but the addition of the new features, improved battery life and color display means the new Nokia 3310 is a worthy winner.
OFFICIAL SITE: https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/nokia-3310