Would you buy the new Nokia 3310? (Poll results)
by Florin Troaca / Mar 01, 2017, 11:58 PM
As soon as rumors about a modern Nokia 3310 started floating around, many people got really excited about this phone. And that makes perfect sense, because the original Nokia 3310 (released way back in 2000) gained somewhat of a cult status, being universally praised for its toughness and long battery life.
A new Nokia 3310 was indeed announced at MWC 2017, and will hit shelves in select markets starting the coming months, costing about $49 / €49. And we just had to publish this poll, asking our readers whether or not they'd buy the handset. As it turns out, plenty of people - 42.24% of all voters - certainly plan to purchase the new 3310. Another 25.64% may also want to get the handset, but only driven by nostalgia towards the original model. Finally, 32.12% of voters had/have no interest in getting this device.
After spending some hands-on time with the new Nokia 3310, we have to say that we were rather underwhelmed by it. The phone simply doesn't feel as sturdy as the original, and brings little value in today's market. Moreover, this modern 3310 does not offer Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity - it's a 2G-only device, which means that accessing the web (via the built-in basic browser) will be a pretty frustrating experience. Well, at least the phone has a rear camera that lets you take fabulous photos, and battery life should be great.
Mind you, the new Nokia 3310 won't be released in the US, at least not in the near future. Buying a global version of the phone won't really help in this case, as this doesn't support US 2G bands - basically, you'd be getting the handset just to play Snake on it.
Would you buy the new Nokia 3310?
Maybe, but just because I'm nostalgic like that
Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 18, 2014
Just add whatsapp and call recording facility, I will buy 4 :)
posted on Mar 02, 2017, 12:32 AM 1
Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014
Can whatsapp survive im 2G?
posted on Mar 02, 2017, 12:41 AM 0
Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015
Damn, the original 3310 was so good.
posted on Mar 02, 2017, 3:28 AM 0
Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017
nokia could have revive the symbian operating system by launching nokia 3310 with better design and symbian s60 pre installed. But still people like me who want to experience nostalgia should buy this phone
posted on Mar 02, 2017, 3:41 AM 0
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