Do you remember the phone that could do nothing more than make calls, send texts and wake you up in the morning with the world’s loudest alarm? Let’s all welcome back the Nokia 3310.
With its LSS ringtone, compact design and addictive game, it was one of the first mobiles to become a real national icon. So beloved was it that the 3310 was chosen as one of the national symbols for Finland, referred to as “The Unbreakable,” as it was famous for its toughness.
There is no touch screen, the battery life is huge, and it only costs less than 50 USD – just some of the reasons why the re-launch of the 3310 is the best news to come out of the tech industry since the year 2000, when the original was launched.
Here are some of its amazing features:
The Battery Is Amazing
The old model continued working for weeks if you were lucky. The new one is apparently going to be able to last for a month if left on standby. Can you name a smartphone that could last a month? The Nokia 3310 is truly the superhero.
It Will Give You a Break From Social Media
The new model will only have a basic 2.5G connection, which means there will be no access to WhatsApp, Facebook, or Twitter. Imagine life without the constant stream of notifications? If the idea of this makes your palms sweat, you need a Nokia 3310 more in your life.
It Has New Features to Make It a Bit Updated
It may be brilliantly low tech, but the new 3310 does have some “hi-tech” features. There is an SD card slot for holding music and photos, a headphone jack, a two-megapixel camera and an FM Radio.
You’ll Get to Play Snake Again
Part of the success of the re-launch is the inclusion of Snake (King of games) on the reboot. If they hadn’t brought Snake back too, there would have been uproar. Everyone knows it was the absolute best thing about the Nokia 3310.
I can’t be the only one who whiled away many an hour on the bus playing game after game. Be warned though, it has been updated somewhat.
It Is Virtually Indestructible
If you’ve smashed your smartphone screen more times than you care to admit, you have probably yearned for the days when you could run over your Nokia and it wouldn’t break.
You could drop a 3310 as much as you liked and it would remain unmarked. In fact, it’d be more likely to leave a dent in your floor than break into pieces.
It Is Very Affordable
Compared to an iPhone 7, which starts at 744 USD, the new Nokia is a cheap 50 USD. Sure, an iPhone gives you access to every app you could possibly want, the whole internet shebang, and allows you to stream music and tracks your steps – but, can it withstand being thrown across a room into a brick wall?
Nope, most probably not.