Nokia 3310 3G officially introduced, coming to the US and other territories from mid-October


Great news for Nokia fans who've been asking HMD for a 3G version of their iconic Nokia 3310 feature phone, as the Finnish company has just unveiled the new handset in Australia.

Since the original Nokia 3310 lacks 3G support, it's not available for purchase in countries like the United States and Canada where there's little to no 2G (EDGE) network coverage. Well, the new Nokia 3310 3G will finally come to the US, and possibly to Canada as well.

The feature phone comes in Yellow and Warm Red, as well as Azure and Charcoal hues, all four featuring a matte finish and new silver keypads. The new Nokia 3310 3G has been slightly redesigned to offer an even better handling experience, so the device now has more spacing between the buttons.



The original Nokia 3310 offered quite a lot of battery life, but the addition of 3G has dropped that to 6.5 hours of talk time and up to 27 days of standby time, which is still impressive by today's standards.

Price-wise, HMD announced the new Nokia 3310 3G will be available for purchase for €69 starting mid-October. The first country to get it will Australia, but then the feature phone will be slowly rolled out worldwide.



source: HMD, Nokia Mobile (Twitter)

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3310
  • Display 2.4" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.016 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(22.1h talk time)

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18 Comments

1. SaRPeR

Posts: 147; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

6.5 hours of talk time is not impressive. Most smartphones now can get around 18-20 hours of talk time.

2. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Very ugly phone. Hmd just ruined the original 3310 design.

3. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Oh shut up. I've using this for a month now. Everyone who saw this phone found it appealing including my professor.

4. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

What makes it appealing? It is no different from a chinese made plastic toy that you can buy from a sidewalk vendor. Really!

5. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Get a job bruh. Its not made in China and it does not look like a plastic toy. Use it before posting another comment.

6. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

I did not say it's made in china. Read my comment again. Oh and look at its back. Very cheap. Very ugly. I have tried it for almost 30 mins in one shop here in my country. At first I was planning to buy one, but after i try it, i changed my mind. I 'll just keep on using my nokia 101 as my backup phone. It's so comfortable on my hand unlike the one that is no different from a plastic toy.

9. Sandy_W

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Have one in my hand right now. Under the back cover and it clearly says "Made in China"(by "HMD Global")

7. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Wouldn't make a bad work phone, currently use an LTE enabled feature phone however. I would love it if Nokia came out with an LTE model bar-type feature phone, I would use that over what I currently have.

8. stevetruman

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

any chance of 3g version coming to india?

10. smoked_2na unregistered

I'm on board, only exception is the BOOK-FACE-SNAP icon on the home screen. Gotta go!

11. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

Anyone still using 3G?

12. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Most feature phones in this state have them now, I can only name a few LTE models out that aren't considerably more expensive than holdover. TracFone has a few actually dumb phones on CDMA and GSM 3G networks respectively.

13. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

At 49 Euro ($57.75 USD) this could have been a nostalgic and fun little 3G backup phone, but at 69 Euro ($81.33 USD) I could just get a cheap network-locked prepaid Android smartphone with a 5-inch FWVGA screen, 1GB of RAM / 8GB of ROM, and a Snapdragon 210 or 212 chipset, instead, and it would probably have some LTE support, too. For only about $20 more I could get an Android phone with a 720p HD display, 2GB RAM / 16 GB ROM, and a Snapdragon 425 or 427 chipset with decent LTE support, which would be great for my needs. The problem now is that the nicer feature phones are just as expensive as the cheap Android stuff. Someone needs to make a feature phone that has 3G support for just $19.99 or so, but I kind of doubt that will happen at this point. Besides, the average selling price of phones is on the rise here in the US, and with the advent of common and popular thousand-dollar flagships, there is less room for cheap Android phones and feature phones in the market here, and even the poor in America can often afford to buy Samsung Galaxy phones or even an Apple iPhone SE if they really put their mind to saving up for it.

14. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

The ZTE Cymbal G and Cymbal C (Z232TL/Z233VL Respectively) offer 4G LTE, a clamshell design, a 2.8'' display and 1500 mAH (LTE kinda needs that capacity, really) for only twenty five bucks. Bonus it ain't even a smartphone. The Alcatel GO Flip is thirty dollars but you do get at least Wi Fi along with LTE.

15. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Then the Nokia 3310 3G is even more overpriced than I thought at first... no doubt about it.

16. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

The build quality doesn't compare to this 3310, unfortunately, but I want Nokia to keep making feature phones, something they still dominate at. They're putting a lot more emphasis on build quality than even some plastic mid-rangers sold for $150+ on prepaid networks...

17. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I like feature phones, too, but they are becoming scarce as of late. I only know of one person that still uses a feature phone in my entire circle of local acquaintances.

18. TrainFromUkraine

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Eeeeeeeewwwwww. Who'd want this ugly plastic brick? Not me for sure.

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