New vs Old Nokia 3310; What’s the Difference?

Difference between old and new Nokia 3310
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Nokia 3310 had its own realm and era of popularity in the 2000s but where later on it became a zombie and hibernated for 17 years.

But the Finnish company has now made a robust comeback with the collaboration with its exclusive partner HMD Global and presented its revamped invention, Nokia 3310, at the Mobile World Congress 2017.

How much the predecessor differs from the revamped Nokia 3310? Let’s find out by looking at the following intriguing details:

The Retro Design

The design of the new phone has not lost uniqueness, its retro pattern, which is now updated in the new Nokia phone.

It seems that the new 3310 has been working out for the past 17 years because it has burnt a lot of fat (structure), exact 53 grams.

You can see the difference here:

  • Nokia 3310, in the year 2000 – 113 x 48 x 22mm, 133g
  • Nokia 3310, in the year 2017 – 115.6 x 51 x 12.8mm, 79.6g

The innovative model is huge but lighter and by being partially longer and wider it carries a more defined persona. Also, you can notice the thickness of the phone has reduced by 40%, seriously? this is a good number because sometimes we could not carry the fat old version of Nokia 3310 in our hands all the time.

Moreover, the edges of the new phone are curved slightly and the buttons are more rounded than the old rugged one.

A Vivid Display

As aforementioned features confirm the lighter weight and a sleeker look of the phone, the reconstructed display adds another spark in the structure of the new device which is more ostentatious and vivid.

  • Nokia 3310, in the year 2000 – 1.5-inch, 84 x 48 pixels, 65 pixels per inch, Monochrome LCD
  • Nokia 3310, in the year 2017 – 2.4-inch, 240 x 320 pixels, 167 pixels per inch, color LCD

The older phone has monochromatic format whereas the new one holds versatility as it boasts vibrant colors in its display.

The new version is not as impressive as the Nokia’s giant smartphones but it can totally be a helpful gadget in your daily routine work as its polarizing layer seconds you to read in the bright sunlight just like its monochrome predecessor.

Camera; a Casual Addition

If we reflect back in the 2000s there was no trend of phones with camera and likewise, Nokia 3310 did not feature one. But the new phone has a 2-megapixel front camera with LED flash, casual video recording.

It, however, does not have a front camera for sure as the phone is not targeting the selfie-generation. Thus, you can say it is just a casual addition.

Connectivity but less connective

The older 3310 did not feature connectivity, though, new Nokia phone has made informal entries in this section. Here are few differences specified.

  • Nokia 3310, in the year 2000 – Dual SIM GSM 900/1800MHz, proprietary Nokia power connector
  • Nokia 3310, in the year 2017 – Dual SIM slots GMS 900/1800MHz, Micro USB connector, Bluetooth 3.0, audio jack of 3.5mm, microSD to extend your storage to 32GB, and FM radio.

With no Wi-Fi, it is a phone by which you can only text and message.

Battery life – the long-life feature

Battery life is the only feature that was good and is even enhanced by the company now. As you can see here:

  • Nokia 3310,2, in the year 2000 – 900mAh removable battery, 2.5 – 4 hours talk time, 55 hours standby
  • Nokia 3310, in the year 2017 – 1200mAh removable battery, 22 hours talk time, 31 days standby

What would you even do with this much battery time? Well, we cannot deny that the long battery life is Nokia Phone’s legacy but it seems the Nokia phone has now a competition in the shape of Q3310.

Snake Game

The retro and vintage Snake II used to be our favorite part of the Nokia phone. But now the game has been developed by Gameloft and the company has totally changed it from basic to a bit complicated. They have added more colors and intensified its animations, but you get bored playing it sometimes.

More Colors

The old one was usually rigid blue but the revived Nokia 3310 has glossy outlook and bright colors including; red or yellow, and matte in blue or gray. Because more colors are more fun!

It is to be noted that the upgraded Nokia 3310 will not be able to be as impressive as the standard of tech monsters like Samsung Galaxy S8, or the upcoming iPhone 8; however, latest Nokia Series 3, 5, and 6, and the upcoming flagship of the company Nokia 9 can run with the other giants in the race of technology.

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