The new Nokia phones: Nokia 3310 (2017), and Android-powered Nokia 6, 5, and 3 overview


It has finally happened: Nokia, the company that was the king of both feature phones and smart phones until the iPhone came along, has returned. Kind of: it no longer has own manufacturing and it is a new company, HMD Global, with ex-Nokia brain-power at the helm.

At MWC 2017, we saw the Nokia 6, a mid-range Android phone previously announced in China, go global, and two new affordable phones to go with it: the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.

But it was not smartphones that were the highlight of Nokia's presentation: it was an unpretentious call back from the past. It was the Nokia 3310, reimagined and refreshed. The indestructible phone, the subject of memes and legends, has gotten a visual overhaul, has the Snake game, a month of stand-by time, and... is not a smartphone. Yes, it all sounds nostalgic (we feel you), but those keys are surprisingly disappointing to type on. If you can deal with it, this is a perfect 'mobile phone rehab' phone.

New Nokia 3310



It's truly a modern classic reborn, as the company puts it, in the most literal way imaginable. The new 3310 is a lot like its predecessor, in that it boasts incredible battery life (22 hours of talk time and a month of stand-by), and it also plays Snake! The version of the legendary game that comes pre-loaded on the device is not a carbon copy of the original, however, so keep this in mind if you're planning on buying the new 3310 just for it.

The new Nokia 3310 looks a lot like its grandfather and sports a similar egg-shaped design with an almost identical keypad below the screen. It also offers nothing in the way of Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, apps, or any other "smart" features that we've become used to in the past decade or so. It has a 2MP camera on the back though!

Nokia 6




The Nokia 6 goes global! After a China-only launch, the phone is ready to show itself to the whole wide world. What has it got to offer? A roomy 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, powered by the Snapdragon 430 chipset carrying an octa-core 1.4GHz CPU, and the Adreno 505 GPU. There is 4GB of RAM inside along with 64GB of native storage. The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 16GB and 8GB respectively. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh battery, and Android 7.0 is installed.

Nokia 5




The Nokia 5 was briefly previewed as having a larger, 5.2-inch HD display, and will cost 189 Euros. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 with 2 GB RAM, the Nokia 5 is crafted out of a single sheet of anodized aluminum and has a 13 MP main camera, as well as a hearty 3000 mAh battery. The handset sports 16 GB of internal memory, but does offer a microSD slot for storage expansions, too.

Nokia 3




The Nokia 3 is a basic cheap phone with absolutely nothing remarkable about it, except the Nokia brand name. It's a 5-inch phone with an HD screen made out of polycarbonate (yep, simple plastic) with an aluminum frame. It features an 8MP camera on both the front and the back, while under the hood there is a quad-core MediaTek processor, coupled with 2 GB RAM. You get a 2,650 mAh battery to keep the lights on, while the phone comes with a barely acceptable 16 GB of internal storage, plus a memory card slot if you need more. The best thing about the Nokia 3 is its price: €139, as cheap as it gets.

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14 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22478; Member since: May 28, 2014

Glad to see Nokia slowly, but surely, getting back into the smartphone game. Will definitely be picking up the Nokia 6, and New Nokia 3310 as a backup phone. Can't wait for the Nokia flagship!

2. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Didn't think you could make such an ugly phone!

4. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

We know, but Samsung took the crown on that

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I know people are wanting a Nokia flagship, but I have got to say the Nokia 6 and the Nokia 3310 are impressive offerings for those on a budget. I think I will be picking both up to see if it's as good as it looks.

5. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Now the question is : if it's a global launch, are they really coming to north America?

6. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Yea.It will come

7. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

I thought they should do that too. However, it should've looked more like the old one, it should've had a better camera.. and a definitely a better battery!

8. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Hope Nokia makes a decent sub 5" (4.5-4.7") phone.

9. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I'm gonna buy a Nokia 3310 (2017) for my dad that still uses a Nokia 6070 released in 2006.

10. DavidDau

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I'm really confusing for their naming convention. Nokia 6: 5.5", Nokia 5: 5.2" and Nokia 3: 5.0". How about you?

11. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

nokia 6 with "16gb and 8gb" camera?? check it pa

12. tanuj1617

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 27, 2017

People might get 3310 as their second phone but looking at their androids one,I don't think people will be interested looking at specs and that's what now a days priority are "specifications" and it's all old

13. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

10.33 = Nokia 3310 06.00 = Nokia 6 05.00 = Nokia 5 03.00 = Nokia 3

15. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

Finally!!! Not Finnish Nokia, but Chinese! 3310 was reborn! I do not know if this new 3310 can replace old, brick, legendary 3310 or not. I am happy to congratulate all of you with this infant - new 3310 !!

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