Nokia 3310 Has A Major Design Flaw That Can Make The Phone Completely “Useless”
Nokia has officially re-launched everyone’s favorite indestructible Brick phone Nokia 3310 recently. Since then, the internet has been buzzing around the return of the iconic Nokia 3310 in the past few weeks.
Nokia produced more than 126 million original models of the Nokia 3310 before it was discontinued in 2005. The company finally re-announced the device at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
The new model measures 12.8mm thick and it weighs 79.6g, making it look fresh and slimmer than its predecessor. The highlight of the device is its one-month battery life, 22 hours of talk time and the original Snake game.
It also comes with a color display, supports web browsing, has a 2-megapixel camera and only costs about 3,500 rupees – sounds great, right?
But if you’re planning to get your hands on one you may be left disappointed. Read more to know the reason:
Apart from all these specifications, there is one detail that could mean that it’s not as incredible as it may seem – it probably won’t work in half of the world.
Yes, while many parts of the phone have been updated, the new model still communicates using the old 2G frequencies, used before the mobile internet got prominent.
The 2G frequencies have already been turned off in major parts of the world, including the US and Canada.
The problem is that it is only 2.5G enabled, which means it is incompatible with newer 3G and 4G networks, only communicating with the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies.
So far, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan and the US have shut down most of their 2G networks or will do so soon.
If you happen to buy the Nokia 3310 in Europe, but live in another part of the world – or travel to another part of the world – it may not be possible for your phone to do anything because it won’t be able to connect to the network.
The device only supports GSM 900 MHz and 1800 MHz, which is mainly used in most parts of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. But the South, Central and North America support 850 MHz and 1900 MHz frequencies that the new Nokia 3310 won’t be able to connect with.
Unfortunately, this means that the phone will eventually become obsolete even in the markets that Nokia is targeting.
Also, there some speculations that the HMD Global company bought the right to use the Nokia brand and is now exploiting your longing to relive the “good old days” for profit.
The new phone looks delicate and funny when compared with old iconic phone Nokia 3310, have a look at the picture below:
Nokia 3310 vs. Nokia 3310. pic.twitter.com/XQG16r2wk7
— Vlad Savov (@vladsavov) February 27, 2017
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