New Nokia 3310 camera turns out better than Galaxy S7 camera: an unbiased comparison

DISCLAIMER: We've tried to keep this camera comparison as unbiased as possible. The article has been impartially examined and approved by certified experts1.

The original Nokia 3310 from 2000 didn't have a camera, but if it did, we're sure it'd have been rad. Fast-forward to 2017, though, and there's hardly a phone out there tha doesn't come with some sort of a snapper built into it. Good thing, then, that the brand spanking new 3310 from 2017 has one, and of the fancy-schmancy 2 megapixels at that! So we thought... maybe you guys would be interested in feasting your eyes on some real-life camera samples straight from this glorious shooter? You got it!

But to truly understand just how capable the 2MP camera of the Nokia 3310 (2017) is, we thought we should add some context to this test, so we decided to photograph exactly the same scenes with a Galaxy S7 as well, and then compare the results. What? You don't think the S7 is a potent enough challenger for the much-anticipated new 3310? C'mooon, it may not be able to match the awesomeness of the 3310, but it's still a decent camera. Let's just see how these guys stack up against each other!

You know how your phone suddenly starts feeling old whenever a newer super-duper model comes out? We think this might be one of those cases... We could swear the GS7 took better pictures than this, but now, with the 3310 around, it becomes clear that everything in life is relative. Just like yoghurt.

Oh wait! It appears someone has switched the positions of the cables feeding the picture content... Ah, those Nokia fans, they'd do everything in their power to make Nokia phones look better. There, our gallery should work correctly now:

OK, this makes much more sense now. That portrait of Peter looked way too yellowish and oversaturated to have come from the 3310. True, the GS7 appears to capture slightly more detail, but don't you just love the more natural, realistic colors the 3310 outputs? That's the mark of a true cameraphone.


Nokia 3310 1
Galaxy S7 0

Hmm, we aren't particularly big fans of the Galaxy S7's picture here, simply because it's so dark. Life should be bright and fun, not grim and sad. Would you agree? Great! It's settled then.


Nokia 3310  2
Galaxy S7 0

The Nokia logo can only be captured in its complete glory through the lens of a Nokia phone, so it's an obvious win for the 3310.


Nokia 3310  3
Galaxy S7 0

To prove our unbiasedness, we should point out that the Galaxy S7's croissants do look somewhat sharper and contrasty, which is a definite plus. However, did you know that there's another very important aspect to food photography, called the Yummy Index, or YI for short. World-famous food photographers from different parts of the world such as New Jersey and Boston have long postulated that the Yummy Index is probably the single most crucial element of food pictures. As long as you manage to get the YI right, you're golden. Now, if we remember correctly, we took this picture with a yellow (very close to gold) Nokia 3310, and a black (very far from gold) S7, so if we simply reverse the logic, it proves that the 3310 managed to obtain a much bigger Yummy Index with its photo.


Nokia 3310  4
Galaxy S7 0

What about you? Which smartphone do you think performed better in this camera comparison: the Nokia or the 3310?

1. The reputable experts involved in the evaluation of this article are highly respected and certified in the field of yoghurt.

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1. libra89

Posts: 2288; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I feel like I was just trolled...

29. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

This was a fun and pretty hilarious post. I actually liked this article. The yummy index had me laughing pretty hard....and very confused. This was amusing. The comments are just as good of coarse (the comments are 80% of the reason I come to this site)

65. asiansatan

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Is it April 1st there in the US today? Ah a developed country and a developed calendar...must be!

66. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

LMAO, this article is pretty hilarious.

36. cheetah2k

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Trolled to the Max. This article has presented itself to bring out all the phonearena haters. I think it's done a good job of it LOL

73. tuminatr

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Amazing!!! I am now a Nokia fan boy and am going to move to Europe just to be able to use this wonderful Nokia 3310 I am a free man and my life has been changed by this post. Thank You Phonearena

75. audibot

Posts: 634; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

how the hell scored this its a joke right someone thinks the 2mp camera on a $50 phone is better then the number 1 camera phone in the world other than the older 42mp lumias

2. mikehunta727 unregistered

Butthurt Samsung sheeps on notice now

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2615; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

100% honesty dude, calling people you disagree with "sheep" is about the laziest way of passive aggressively insulting somebody there is. It's a tongue in cheek article. There's no reason to draw a line in the sand.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? I have ome thing ro say to you: Galaxy S7 Edge winner MWC 2016 and 2017. Your favorite phone, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. Lol

19. mikehunta727 unregistered

At #7, what does that have to do with anything? I am glad they won the award, Samsung is a great company that makes great products that I enjoy

50. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Apple fanboy. Apple fanboy in disguise with a Android avatar

58. mikehunta727 unregistered

Have owned over 10 Andoid devices in the past decade, I am much more experienced with Android and ROM'ing and rooting and all that then you ever have with Android. The difference between me and you? I love technology in general as a whole and can make light hearted jokes that only the most serious biased fanboys take seriously while you are just a snowflake wannabe white nationalist hiding online spreading your hate garble nonsense. Get banned please

60. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

How funny. I'm a Android fan too. I also root, change voltage, Vm and command script, also alter Cpu gpu algorithm. Ow, just because I dislike non whites I should be banned. Lol. Great I don't like something and hate it, I'm a troll and should not have my point if views or freedom of speech. ....

63. mikehunta727 unregistered

It's okay arte you'll be banned soon

61. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Kid please grow up and stop that cry baby...

11. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

You sound like you're butt hurt. You got Samsung on the brain and can't get it out. lol

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I only stated a fact. It just shows hiw dumb this article is. Im not mad about anything. I think its very funny. But its also very stupid. Its not something to take serious. I only mentioneda fact. While PA is trying to pole fun at the S7 edge, it was top phome at MWC for 2 years straight. It is a spot the S8 cant be until 2018. Its a spot the next iPhone cant get until 2018. It wouldseen they would poke fun at the runners up. Like their precious iPhone. Lets poke fun at the losers too. Not just rhe winners.

3. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Phonearena - This is exactly why your blog will never be a credible source on its own. Clickbait articles like this infuriate your community. Change the title ASAP.

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its article like those thats make me love my ads blocker..

5. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

If you like wash-out pictures. Then yeah, 3310 is best. I slide the picture of the guy all the way over to view the sun light, you can't make heads or tails if it was a door or a big window..

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its obvious the S7 pictures are better. You claim its to dark? You mean naturla vs that washed out piece of carp pboto you took with a 2MP camera? I mean really PA?

10. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I think they are trying to be funny

31. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You got trolled by PA.

34. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree God PA you guy can be so dumb. I will take the s7 any day being a little dark but clear over the washed out , out of focus with noise 3310

78. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

You are taking it too seriously. Come on, have some sense of humor. Don't be emotional.

9. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Lack of news, PA?

13. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Lack of Brain. Same condition techiexp suffers from.

14. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

In all honesty they rank the iPhone camera better than any Android camera. This is very believable coming from this site.

68. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

In all honesty, PA just made this article for fun... so it's not to be taken seriously, and it's definitely not a thing to get mad at. Come on;

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