Back in 2016, HMD global announced their plan of reviving the Nokia brand. The brand which was once amongst the top when Android and iOS are in the initial stage. Later on the huge success of iOS and Android results into the demise of Nokia brand, later on, Microsoft took the brand to releases Windows-powered smartphones under Nokia but the company failed to revive the brand. In last quarter of 2016 HMD global came forward to revive the Nokia brand with Android-powered devices. At that time everyone in the industry was predicting they will soon crash even before Microsoft.
However within a year in Q4 2017, as per IDC report, Nokia brand managed to acquire the 1% market share in Android smartphones market. We have to admit its a huge success for the HMD team they revived the name in no time. In last quarter of 2017, the company managed to sell over 4 million units. Overall sales for 2017 was 8 million units which are worth appreciating undoubtedly the pulled off pretty well.
HMD global not only revive the brand with Android-powered smartphones but also they brought back the iconic Nokia 3310 which certainly lure those who like the original 3310. There are still many smartphone users whose first smartphone was the Nokia 3310. The reboot of the Nokia 3310 helped the HMD global to ship more than 40 million units of feature phones in last year. As the expected major portion of these sales is of Nokia 3310.
The revival of Nokia 3310 not only brought back the iconic device but also it helped the feature phones market which was dying ahead of Nokia 3310 2017 launch. Recently HMD global announced the upgraded variant of last year Nokia 3310 with 4G LTE connectivity support. Today we will briefly preview the latest Nokia 3310 to know in detail what new device is bringing on board in terms of design, battery and other features. We are hopeful this preview will certainly help out those who are willing to grab Nokia 3310 4G phone.
52.4 x 117 x 13.4 mm
2.4 inches - 320x240 px
Last year the Nokia 3310 2017 brought somewhat similar design like the original 3310 with refinements. The Nokia 3310 4G shares similar looks with the last year variant. On first look, it won't be easy to differentiate. It is sleeker, smoother and lighter than its predecessor. For those who don't like the last year 3310 and looking for a refined version, they can opt the latest version.
Like its predecessor, the Nokia 3310 4G features a 2.4-inches display. Its a TFT LCD display with a screen resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The display pixels density is 167 pixels-per-inch which is pretty great considering its a feature phone. The display size and resolution remain same like the last year 3310. One of the most appreciated features of original Nokia 3310 was its ability to survive even in toughest conditions, same is the case with the last year variant. However due to being sleeker and refined it wasn't as sturdy as the original. Considering the current lifestyle most likely your device will be dropped from your pocket, or even height of 6 to 7 feets. The new device is solid enough to bear all this wrath with smiling face. The rear side is adorned with a single camera flashlight above it.
Undoubtedly the Nokia 3310 4G is one of the toughest feature phone available in the market. The device will be available in four striking colors options including Red, Grey, Blue, and Yellow. All these funky colors and refined UI makes it more appealing and pretty much on par with current gen feature phones. The new colors options will surely lure young gen buyers who didn't use the original 3310. The rear cover and battery are removable for the last year and original 3310. The MicroSD card and SIM card slots are under the rear cover. The Nokia 3310 4G dimensions are 117 x 52.4 x 13.4 mm and it weighs 88.1 grams.
Being a feature phone you can't expect it to compete against the latest Android-powered smartphones. Most of the feature phones in the market have pre-installed apps from the manufactures same is the case with the Nokia 3310 4G. All apps on the device are pre-installed straight out of the box. However, the good thing is pre-installed third-party apps on the Nokia 3310 are better than most of the feature phones and they are can be upgraded later as well. We can expect more apps as developers surely won't be interested to build apps for this platform due to much lower demand as opposed to other platforms like Android and iOS.
Like the original Nokia 3310, HMD global brought back the famous Snake game but as expected it is much more refined than the original version. The Nokia 3310 4G lacks apps like WhatsApp and Facebook but instead, it comes pre-loaded with apps like Bluetooth, Twitter, Emails, browser as well as the MP3 media player to play music. It features 3.5mm headphone jack for audio output via headphones. Unlike last year Nokia 3310, it supports 4G LTE connectivity.
The Nokia 3310 4G is running on the Nokia Series 30 plus Yun OS. The device is powered up by a 1 core chipset with 256MB RAM and built-in native storage is 512MB. The good thing is its native storage is further expandable using MicroSD card up to 64GB. The camera sensor on the rear is 2MP which is accompanied with LED flashlight. It can record video of 1600 x 1200 pixels.
Like most of the latest feature phones, the Nokia 3310 4G comes with a Micro USB port for charging. The Nokia 3310 3G variant features 1200mAh battery cell. This year Nokia 3310 4G retained the same cell but we can expect slightly lower battery life due to 4G connectivity. The battery life is as awesome as the original variant of Nokia 3310. You can easily last days without charging again and again. This feature will certainly be liked by those who don't like less than the one-day battery life of most of the latest smartphones.
The first most important aspect is Nokia 3310 4G is yet not launched for the global buyers instead initially it is announced for the Chinese buyers, however, we can expect it to go global at this year MWC show. Despite being a feature phone it is still one of the most expensive smartphones in this category. Last year Nokia 3310 was announced for RMB 800 which was way higher than most of the feature phones in fact at this price tag you can grab an entry-level Android-powered device. The Nokia 3310 4G most likely will be luxury to have for most of the buyers.
At the end, we would like to hear our readers thoughts regarding a complete brief preview of what Nokia 3310 4G is bringing on board to lure feature phone customers in 2018!