Nokia 3310 3G Launching In Singapore 14 October

By 9th October 2017Phones


Remember the good ol’ indestructible Nokia 3310? It’s making a comeback to Singapore this October. HMD Global, the new manufacturer of Nokia phones, is bringing in the handset to our shores on 14 October 2017.

Specs

  • Network: Dual band 900/1800 MHz +3G Band I, VIII,) Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 + 3G Band I, II, V, VIII
  • Feature OS
  • Dimensions: 117*52.4*13.35mm
  • Weight: 84.9g
  • Display 2.4’’ QVGA (240*320) Color LCD
  • Single MicroSIM
  • Connectivity: Charging over micro USB, 3.5mm AV connector, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Back Camera: 2 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Storage: 16MB internal, MicroSD card support up to 32GB2
  • Battery: 1200mAH Removable (BL-4UL)
  • Standby time: up to 27 days
  • Talk time: up to 6.5 hours
  • MP3 playback up to 40 hours
  • FM radio playback up to 35 hours

The 2017 Nokia 3310 3G pretty much follows the same tried and true form factor of the cell phones of the 90’s and nothing much has changed save for 3G connectivity, the addition of Bluetooth, and support for bigger MicroSD cards (up to 32GB).

Nokia 3310 Lock Screen

Nokia 3310 Theme

What on earth can you do with a Nokia 3310 in 2017?

  • Calls and SMS
  • Photos and videos (Be warned, it’s only a 2MP camera with a LED flash).
  • Listen to FM Radio! Anyone up for 987fm on the go?
  • Listen to your own music – there’s only 16mb of storage but you can add in MicroSD cards up to 32GB and fill em up with your tunes.
  • Check your calendar.
  • Set alarms
  • Make voice and text notes
  • Calculator
  • Weather
  • Surf the internet (very, very slowly on 3G)
  • And best of all:

Nokia 3310 Snake

If you remember Snake on a phone, you’re old.

What can’t you do?

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Wechat
  • GPS and Maps
  • Mobile Payments and NFC
  • Modern Apps
  • You get the idea.

That sounds like really useless, even next to my 10 year old smartphone. Who on earth would buy this?

Yes, the Nokia 3310 3G is VERY barebones and feature limited, but think about it – it could be the perfect phone for:

  • Consumers looking for a cheap, durable phone just for calls and text
  • Parents who want to stay connected with their kids, but unwilling to introduce them fully to the wild world of apps, games and the internet
  • Our foreign worker friends who can’t afford a smartphone just yet and need to stay in touch with their friends and family at home
  • The elderly who are used to feature phones and can’t transition over to the modern day Samsung or iPhone
  • Hipsters who want to look cool
  • 90’s kids who are desperate to play Snake again

 

Nokia 3310 CharcoalNokia 3310 Warm Red

The Nokia 3310 3G launches in Singapore 14 October and will be sold at a price of S$99. It’s a little high considering that you can buy a Xiaomi Redmi 4A smartphone for just $58 dollars more – but well – for those on a budget, every dollar counts.

The Nokia 3310 will come in Charcoal and Warm Red and can be purchased at Courts, Harvey Norman, Challenger, Gain City, Sprint Cass, Mustafa, and selected authorised retailers such as:

HANDPHONE SHOP PTE LTD (M1 Exclusive Distributor)
Bishan Junction 8 – 9 Bishan Place, #02-30, Singapore 579837
Compass One – 1 Sengkang Square, B1-12, Singapore 545078
Great World City -m 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-36, Singapore 237994
JEM – 50 Jurong Gateway Road, $04-38, Singapore 608549
Jurong Point – 1 Jurong West Central 2, B1-97, Singapore 648886
Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall – 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, #03-17, Singapore 689812
Toa Payoh Central – Blk 190 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #01-548, Singapore 310190
VivoCity – 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-216B, Singapore 098585

3MOBILE PTE LTD (Singtel Exclusive Retailer)
Bishan Junction 8 – 9 Bishan Place, #02-30, Singapore 579837
Compass One – 1 Sengkang Square, B1-12, Singapore 545078
Hougang Mall – 90 Hougang Avenue 10, #04-17, Singapore 538766
ION Orchard – 2 Orchard Turn, B4-22, Singapore 238801
JEM – 50 Jurong Gateway Road, $04-38, Singapore 608549
VivoCity – 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-216B, Singapore 098585
Star Vista – 1 Vista Exchange Green, B1-26, Singapore 138617

Billy Zheng

Author Billy Zheng

Billy is a writer and photographer based in Singapore who aims to bring readers an insightful local angle on the hottest consumer electronics. He has a huge passion for gadgets and mainly covers smartphones, laptops, PC’s, wearables, cameras, and audio equipment. Outside of work, he plays the guitar, experiments with web + graphic design and plays lots and lots of computer games.

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