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Nokia 3310 in the flesh!




For someone who grew up in the golden age of Nokia phones, the return of the Nokia 3310 is perhaps the most exciting part of our trip here in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress 2017.

The Nokia 3310 does not only feed the nostalgia but it also represents the simplicity of communication devices like the phone. All we used to do is make calls and send text messages on our phones. We have that amazing skill of being able to compose a text message without looking at the phone. And they last for a whole week without reaching out for a charger. And they were very durable.

There was the occasional gaming but not as hard core as NBA 2k17 — all we needed then was Snake. It was simple yet entertaining and people were really good at it.

So yes, the Nokia 3310 is a phone from the Jurassic era but it’s a phone that everyone will not hesitate to buy just for the heck of it.

Well, I for one just wanted to see how the new Snake is played on the 3310. Still loving it.

The Nokia 3310 is expected to be released by 2nd quarter (April-June of 2017) and will be priced somewhere around Php2,500.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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11 Responses

  1. Achardie says:

    The old 3310 was my first cellular phone. Must buy!!! hahahaha

  2. cruizer says:

    Cute sana kaso sablay yung curved screen. Looks contrived to me.

  3. Jed says:

    Medyo mahal siya for the specs. Wala mang kahit WiFi or 3G. Pwede ka na makabili ng Android phone sa price na yan. I suppose it’s meant to be more of a fan-service device than a serious competitor in the market.

  4. Miles O. Campo says:

    Technological advancement is too fast and it’s awesome!

    I bought the original 3310 a few months after it was released at 11,000 pesos.

    Now this new 3310 is miles better than original version in every way and yet is still considered as overpriced at around 2,500 pesos.

    • imagi says:

      I got my 3310 when everyone else were using a 3310, bought it Php8,000. Now they released an updated version priced at Php2,500 and people say it is overpriced? I’d get one for myself, my mom, and my dad. The 22 hours talk time is the feature that I want. My parents on the other hand still prefer tapping on keys instead of a touchscreen. What critics don’t realize is beyond the nostalgia, there are still people who would want a phone like this: very good battery, very long talk time, small size.

      previous users of 3310 will get this because of familiarity and ease of operation.

      also, at last nagkaroon na ng camera ang 3310, kahit 2 megapixels lang.

  5. Will says:

    What is this abomination? It looks nothing like the original. Such a fugly mess.

  6. gab says:

    am i the only ine who thinks the original looked better? like, what’s with the white “bib” below the screen..

    also, what about durability? waiting for the all-important drop test..or rather, the throw into the wall and bounce back test.

  7. deuts says:

    With all the hype surrounding the Nokia 3310 resurrection, this new Nokia 3310 as unveiled in MWC 2017 is a big disappointment. The design itself is nowhere near the original.

  8. RoccoRyan says:

    Funny how there are those are wanting this to be an exact replica of the original…
    If you really wanted the original, may I ask where’s your original 3310? If you do not have it anymore, then maybe it wasn’t that important to you then… otherwise you would’ve kept it. Or maybe are still using it.

    Just take this version as it really is, a novel attempt at nostalgia and not authenticity.
    Take my money now. I want this!

  9. Paul rivera says:

    That snake sure looks like a pointed penis

  10. evans_01 says:

    I wil surely get this,,????????????

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