Just the mention of it brings back the memories , the nostalgia , it reminds me of the good times , the simpler times , when I was young and had dreams ( haven’t grown old yet and haven’t given up dreaming ) it was the time when no one asked for a cellphone ,we all asked for it’s synonymous Nokia , it was the time when I got it ,in 2002, as a gift on my wedding and for a couple of years it remained by main phone , the legendary , Nokia 3310.
And now , HMD Global , the new home of Nokia , has brought the legend back in it’s new form to Pakistan. Priced at Rs 6490/- and available in Warm Red ,Yellow , Dark Blue and Grey colors , the phone features a 2.4 inch QVGA (240×320) screen , running Nokia Series 30+ ( made by MediaTek) and supports J2ME applications in .jad and .jar format. HMD has added support for 32GB extrernal SD card , and also has a 2MP camera with LED Flash which doubles as LED Torch along with Micro USB and Bluetooth 3.0 support with SLAM . The best thing in Nokia 3310 , is it’s battery life with 31 Day standby time , 22.1 hour talk time and 51 hours MP3 playback .
As per Kamran Khan, Head of Near East, HMD Global, “Pakistan is one of the top emerging markets when it comes to mobile phones, we have witnessed an overwhelming response in the country ever since we announced our Nokia phones at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. The return of the iconic Nokia 3310 is a real statement of our ambition and commitment towards honoring the hallmarks of the true Nokia phone experience.”
Will I buy the Nokia 3310 , I definitely will , for the sake of nostalgia , nowadays my current phone is Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and although Nokia 3310 is no match for it in terms of features , it will replace my Nokia 150 , which I use for my travelling due to it’s extra long battery life.
I’m waiting to get the phone in my hands so I can share my through analysis with you all to help you make a decision