First, let’s talk about the old Nokia 3310 and its features., It was first released on September 1, 2000, replacing the popular Nokia 3210 of that time. The original Nokia 3310 quickly gained popularity in the market and was sold very well and It is still considered as one of the most successful mobile phones with 126 million units sold worldwide after it was released. People often makes jokes on the internet that how strong the original Nokia 3310 was comparing it to Thor’s hammer. It was the perfect phone for the people who keep dropping their phones all the time. There are also many videos on the internet showing the phone going through many damage tests like throwing the phone from a great height or smashing the phone using a heavy object like hammer etc and It proved to be a strong phone of its era. Now, let’s move towards its features.
The Nokia 3310 is known for having many features as compared to other phones of 2000’s.
Features of (OLD NOKIA 3310):
– Long battery life, Around 4:30hr talk time and standby 55 h to 245 h.
– Nokia Network Monitor
– It came with 4 games (Pairs II, Bantumi, Space Impact and the most popular one being the Snake 2)
– Mobile Chat mode for SMS
– Currency converter
– Voice Dial
– Smart Messaging
– Predictive Text Input
The new Nokia 3310 (2017) was announced on 26th February 2017 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. It is a remake of the iconic Nokia 3310 which was originally released 17 years ago. The new Nokia 3310 comes with curved shape and It looks much slimmer, sharp and looks way more delicate than the original Nokia 3310. The screen of the new Nokia 3310 is way larger than its older version. As you all know in the older version of the phone there was no camera but guess what in the new version there’s a camera and flashlight as well. Seems interesting already isn’t it? Now, let’s move forward toward the whole features of the new Nokia 3310.
Features of Nokia 3310(2017):
– It has a long battery life (1200 mah battery) more than the older version, Talk time up to 22 hrs and standby time up to 744hrs. Amazing isn’t it?
– First! It comes with a curved shape design.
– The screen of the phone is way larger than the older version and as well now the screen comes with color (Say bye bye to those black and white days)
– In the newer version, there is 2.4mp camera and flashlight.
– There are app store and a browser in the newer version of the phone.
– You will be able to play the most popular snake game with newer version & also download the newer games like Asphalt 6.
– FM radio
– It comes with the variety of colors, Warm Red (Glossy), Dark Blue (Matte), Yellow (Glossy), Grey (Matte).
– Dual Sim
– Micro SD card and many more new features!
You will be able to purchase the new Nokia 3310 in 49 Euros and by looking at the features it will be one of the best budget phones.
The downfall of Nokia and the comeback in 2017
Nokia has been one of the best sellers in the mobile market with the huge customer base all around the world. Nokia was at the top in the mobile market in 2000’s with their N series and the best one among them was the N95(2006) which had almost all the features of a modern smartphone It received positive reviews from all around the world. The company started trembling in 2007 after the release of i phone which had all the features for a smartphone and people started comparing it to having the roots of desktop PC. And suddenly the N95 looked terrible in front of the new I phone that was released in 2007. Now it was at this point Nokia had to make a move to come back in the market with the google releasing their first android phone. Nokia responded by releasing Nokia 5800 which was a good old smartphone and It was praised by many people but criticized by many people for having bad/slow/laggy software.
So where did the Nokia go wrong and it eventually became their downfall?
The reason for their downfall was that they took so much time in making strategies rather than innovating something new in the market. And Samsung took the advantage of the situation and overtook Nokia for the largest manufacturer of the world. Now let’s talk about the comeback of Nokia in 2017 with the new mobile phones in the market that is Nokia 3,5 are 6 and now the remake of the Nokia 3310 (2017). We will see in the near future if the new Finnish company HMD will be able to bring back the Nokia from its graves.