New Nokia 3310: everything you need to know

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The Nokia 3310 is one of the most-loved phones of all time, and now, 17 years after its initial launch, the beloved mobile is getting a reboot. Say hello to the new Nokia 3310.

It’s still a feature phone at heart, so don’t expect a big screen (or even a touchscreen), Android or Windows Phone, stunning cameras or a wealth of apps and games – Nokia has kept things tame on the new Nokia 3310.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? A reboot of the original Nokia 3310 from 2000
  • When is it out? Sometime in Q2 of this year (April-June)
  • What will it cost? Just €49 (around $40, £35, AU$55)

New Nokia 3310 price

While we were excited for the return of the Nokia 3310, we knew the only way it could have a chance at succeeding was if Nokia kept the cost down.

Thankfully that’s exactly what happened, with the new Nokia 3310 price coming in at just €49 (around $40, £35, AU$55).

New Nokia 3310 release date

The new Nokia 3310 release date is set for Q2 of this year, but the firm is currently unable to give us anything more specific than this April-June time frame.

We have been told the new 3310 will be available globally though, so it will hopefully be quite easy to get hold of.

New Nokia 3310 design

The design of the new Nokia 3310 brings the classic look up to date with a slimmer profile and lighter body alongside the familiar screen border and key layout from the original phone.

Its body measures a highly-pocketable 115.6 x 51.0 x 12.8mm, and the new 3310 tips the scales at just 79.6g.

Other additions over the original include a headphone jack at the top and a microUSB port on the base for charging. There’s also a microSD slot under the removable rear cover which supports cards up to 32GB in size.

The new Nokia 3310 will be available in four colors; the original blue and grey along with the newer, and brighter yellow and warm red.

New Nokia 3310 display

In a time of huge displays and massive resolutions, the Nokia 3310 couldn’t be further away from these smartphone ideals.

The new 3310 packs a 2.4-inch, QVGA (240*320) display. It is color, and while it is readable you won’t be watching any movies on it.

That dinky display is covered by a curved window with a polarized layer for better readability in sunlight.

See how the new Nokia 3310 shapes up against the original 3310 in our versus video below

New Nokia 3310 battery

The original Nokia 3310 was well known for its multiple days of battery life, and the good news is the new 3310 keeps up with tradition.

Nokia is quoting up to 31 days of standby time for the 3310, and 22 hours of talk time. In comparison the original could muster up to 11 days in standby, and 2.5 hours of talk. That life is delivered by a removable 1,200mAh power pack.

New Nokia 3310 camera

The 2MP camera on the back of the new 3310 is a new feature for the 2017 reboot.

It’s a very simple affair, with no fancy features other than a digital zoom. Good for the odd shot, but nothing more than that.

New Nokia 3310 interface

With the new Nokia 3310 being a feature phone, it comes running a feature phone operating system. Nokia Series 30+ to be exact.

Navigated by the direction pad below the display, the simple interface offers up a variety of options including call logs, contacts, messages, calendar, calculator, camera app, a simple Opera web browser, Snake and a few other things.

The new Nokia 3310 only offers 2.5G connectivity, so you won’t be able to get full-blown internet on the handset, and there’s no Wi-Fi on board either.

New Nokia 3310 snake game

Snake is back! It gets its own icon in the menu of the new Nokia 3310, but it looks a little different to the pixel block of old.

Graphics have been given a boost, it’s in full color and there are a variety of new levels. The controls have also slightly changed – you just use the 4 and 6 keys to move left and right now.

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