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The new Nokia 3310: what it is and what not

The new Nokia 3310: what it is and what not

Nokia showed the world their new phones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but took the opportunity also to teach an old phone, the Nokia 3310 that some know as the unbreakable mobile we had in adolescence.

The updated version of this legendary terminal may be a bit disappointed, as the design has changed considerably compared to the original version, but in return have gained some news and features (and some more buttons). What can you do exactly the new Nokia 3310?

For starters, you can call and send SMS , something that should not sorpendernos because that served mainly in 2000. In 2017 still the main use, hence its low price and has been advertised as a reliable device and secondary.

It also has two SIM , so it can be used for two phone numbers at a time, but you can forget to use WhatsApp . Although the Series 30+ operating system has an application called GroupMe, only the Nokia 3310 can access it and is not accessible to modern smart phones.

As good classic phone has a physical keyboard but does not have keys like a BlackBerry. There are only 12, which are 10 for numbers and letters and other 2 for the asterisk and pad. Only you are used to write SMS and surf the Internet, because, yes, the Nokia 3310 has 2G connectivity .

Indeed, no not even 3G , which is already out of date in many network devices; and neither can connect by WiFi. It is not recommended to enter into any modern page with many images.

Despite its retro spirit, the 3310 can play MP3 music ( it has a microSD card reader to expand its space, and all) and also has an FM radio. In addition to the secondary phone, it can serve as a substitute for an iPod. Given how little it costs, $50, does not seem a bad idea.

It also has a camera, which does not make much sense because it has only 2 – megapixel and a modest flash. For an emergency, we assume that will be worth something, but it is not his forte even close.

Finally, the Nokia 3310 has batteries and faceplates , which will help a lot to keep it looking new after falls and scratches from keys. Now, and here’s the big disappointment of this renewed version: very careful beat him or subject him to a lot of pressure, because it is no longer indestructible .

The original version was basically a brick screen, but Nokia and HMD have not highlighted anything this aspect of the new device, which is certainly not an oversight and that evidence that aspect we liked the mythical 3310 is history. A missed opportunity, really.

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