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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88. pt020

Posts: 188; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

I think your experts need glasses

87. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

LOLOL. Actually got me on that first photo.. I was like WTF? hahah funny article.

86. transtrac unregistered

U should have compared it with pixel. In medium low light s7 sucks. Lg g5 is great. s7 pictures are also skewed and with fake colours. Mean while i never knew that PA has a funny side.

85. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I can't force laughs, but it seems that I need to here.

84. ronigj

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 24, 2005

Nokia Lumia 925 vs Nokia 3310 2017

83. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

lol! Awesome article! Haha!

82. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015


81. yalokiy

Posts: 1145; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Finally a fair and reasonable camera comparison. Kudos to PA!

80. Mxgmubashir

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Omg i can't wait to trade my s7 to buy this master piece. Nokia you did it again.

79. Shubham1221

Posts: 153; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

This is the most funny article I ever read.A 2mp camera vs 12 mp camera.I think a 2 mp camera produces washed out pics.Also when u look 2mp pic on pc,it definitely looks washed out and noisy.But I think I must try 3310 to see its camera capabilities.Also HMD must provide camera senor and other camera details.This is the bravest article in a funny way

77. SailfishOS

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

Loool... But i feel 3rd & 4th went to s7. I'm a nokia fan

74. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

It would have been even funnier if it was a iPhone 7 competing against the Nokia.

70. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Funny troll article. I expected to see this article full of funny comments but so many idiots with no sense of humor smh.

67. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

May be the best article I've seen in quite a while. Well done, Ray S!

69. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The funnies article I've seen from Ray S in a while.

76. phonester

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 27, 2016

Isn't this article similar to that satirical review of a "calculator" ,G$MArena did almost 2 months back..

64. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

too much triggered person around here :-/ to clarify this case, I hope DxO can review this nokia and give it 99/100 DxOmark

59. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

Fake news!!!!!

55. D13H4RD2L1V3

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I can't believe a lot of you fell for a blatantly obvious sarcastic post....

62. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

People like getting up in arms about LITERALLY everything.... this comments section is a clear indication of that.

49. aegislash

Posts: 1538; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Ahhh, Ray S...glad to see you recovered after that massive heart attack you suffered after hearing Samsung's headphone jack dig at Apple. ;)

48. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I don't take those kind of photos on S7.

47. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Which smartphone? You people need to correct the article

45. hurrycanger

Posts: 1776; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I'm getting my money ready for the 3310. Fantastic cameraphone!

46. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They must be the new camera company, look out apple.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31797; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

43. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 663; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Samsung wins phone of the year 2 years in a row, so phonearena wants to please the other fan boys and make them feel better :D Next time they should use an iphone 7 and the nokia 3310 ;) lets see what the apple fanboys say.

42. surethom

Posts: 1768; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

2 megapixel way better than the 2 megapixel from back in the day but not as good as the latest phones but for the price it's actually quiet good.

40. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 932; Member since: May 07, 2014

I am surprised, they didn't put their favorite iPhone 7 plus in the test. I am sure the 3310 would have beaten that easily too.

54. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

No way, Ray S will blindly praise Apple.....

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