Retro is cool: Basic Nokia 3310 3G launches in the US for $59.99


US consumers interested in purchasing the Nokia 3310 3G (a modern retake on the classic Nokia 3310 released way back in 2000) can now pre-order the phone through Best Buy. Priced at $59.99, the Nokia 3310 3G is a dual SIM handset that's compatible with carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. It obviously doesn't have LTE, so 3G is the best you can get out of the device in terms of cellular connectivity.  



 



The Nokia 3310 3G offers a solid body, a small 2.4-inch screen with 240 x 320 pixels, a retro UI, and a 2 MP camera with LED flash. It comes pre-installed with the legendary Snake game, and even lets you access Facebook (though you'll probably find the experience underwhelming). The handset also features a 3.5mm headset jack, FM radio, MP3 player, and a memory card slot supporting microSD cards up to 32 GB. As for the phone's battery, this is a removable 1200 mAh one - good for up to 6.5 hours of talk-time, or up to 24 days of stand-by time.



 



The new Nokia feature phone has four color variants (azure, charcoal, warm red, and yellow), all of which can be ordered from Best Buy - check out the source links below. The handset will be shipped later this month, on October 29. 


What do you say,  would you buy the Nokia 3310 3G as a backup phone? Or maybe just because it's a cool, retro handset?



 



sources: Best Buy (Nokia 3310 3G in azure, charcoal, red, yellow) via PhoneScoop

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3310 3G
  • Display 2.4" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.016 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(6.5h talk time)

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17 Comments

1. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

It's interesting how they said in the video "tweet and Facebook, IF YOU MUST" since, of course, Twitter and Facebook didn't exist in original 3310 era :) Also, it has 3.5mm jack - need to say more?

2. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

I wonder what the access fee on AT&T would be for this phone.

3. epic_ninja420

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Hmmm my 7 year old wants a phone.....this may fit the bill because I'm not exactly sure I want him having a smartphone quite yet.

4. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

Good luck contacting them on that 3G network. AT&T barely has 3G towers. T-Mobile is a little better, but still.

7. epic_ninja420

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

I'm on T-Mobile and live in a city where 3g hasnt been sunset as of yet. That being said I heard rumors that there is a 4g version of this phone in the works.

11. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1258; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Yes. Nokia 3310 with 4G volte coming first to India and then later to all countries as well, depending on the demand.

5. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Given that this is still constructed better than a gross majority of feature phones the price tag is rather justified, had anyone had doubts about whether or not this is worth it.

6. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

I still hope Nokia makes an LTE candybar cell phone, it would be the tits.

8. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

can you use whatsapp with this?

12. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

you cant, this still use Microsoft idea of feature phone s30, if you want whatsapp in feature phone you need to purchase Nokia Asha series.

9. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Stupid gimmick! Even my 8 yr old niece is tech savvy enough to see how inadequate this low-tech phone is for her gaming and social media needs.

13. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

8 year old ---> social media needs Like, seriously?

14. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Yes, SERIOUSLY! This is 21st century Earth, what planet are YOU living on? Your young kids don't regularly text or video chat their friends?

15. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

21st century huh ?? my kids are gonna grow up with limited access to the stuff untill they're old enough just the tablet at home and even that with limited access kids should go out and play imo

16. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

@microsoftnokiawin. So kids can't do both? They can't go play outside AND use social media? How many times a day do your kids go out and play and for how long? Are you willing to spend that much of your own time babysitting them each time they're outside playing?

10. themobileupdates

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Does this phone still exist. .Good luck

17. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Testing 123... am I banned by the PA nazis?

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