Nokia’s iconic 3310 was reincarnated with a new look last 2017. Nokia 3310 is known for being a strong and longer-lasting feature phone. Besides from its toughness, games like snake becomes iconic too and that distinctive Nokia sound when you turned it on as well as the text notification tone.
Because I thought my mother would have an easy acceptance since she’s already used to this kind of phone, I bought her one last year as her primary phone to communicate us.
The phone is just the same as its predecessor except that it’s now has a colorful display and not the monochrome one as the older version, glossy finish, dual sim and a little lighter.
But just recently, mother called using another feature phone from Samsung that my brother gave. She informed me that her Nokia 3310 died out and the cause is a bloated battery.
This new incarnation is not as tough and better as the original version. I was disappointed to hear the news as I was really rooting for Nokia to be true and be as what I knew about them before. I think Nokia now is just a brand that was used to be better and manufacturer of durable phones. The sad part is they don’t sell batteries (maybe they do but not here in the Philippines?). It’s rare to find cellphone shops that are selling batteries these days since most phones now don’t have a removable battery.
Comparing the Samsung feature phone that my brother gave to my mother versus Nokia 3310, it’s truly a disappointment. It only lasted a year while Samsung is still functional and now on its 5th year with mother. I don’t recommend buying this phone as your back-up phone. Better get a Samsung’s or go directly for the entry-level smartphones if budget is your main concern.