MWC 2017: Hands-On With The All-New Nokia 3310

As with the rest of the new Nokia smartphones, we don't know exactly when the Nokia 5 will arrive. Nothing very flattering, in all likelihood.

In addition to the new 3310, HMD presented three new smartphones, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 which will sell for different prices.

At the Mobile World Congress on Sunday in Barcelona, Nokia officially announced its plans to make a comeback into the smartphone industry.

Nokia's presentation featured virtual reality, its 360 camera, and their focus on healthcare products.

"HMD needs to revive the Nokia brand in classically strong but now weak markets such as Western Europe", added Fogg.

But Nokia has other phones too! Firstly, a focus on "real life" design.

The past 10 years have seen phone launches shift from general press events into global cultural milestones watched by millions, monologues about pixels and bezels often spanning over two hours.

Nokia 3310, known for its robustness, was the most widely used feature phone globally in 2000-05. The phones are simple and contoured to feel comfortable. HMD Global probably don't care either. Apart from this, Nokia appears to have strengthened the security and privacy settings, which in an earlier era might not have been a big deal from the consumer point of view, but now with so many cyber crimes making news, Nokia can easily bank on people's trust that went missing with Lumia. The other smart devices launched are Nokia 6 with a 5.5-inch screen, Nokia 5 with a 5.2-inch screen and Nokia 3 with a 5.0-inch screen. The first lot was sold out in 23 seconds.

The Finnish handset maker once dominated the mobile phone market, but was overtaken by Apple and Samsung as its popularity waned. Most of us have some form of old memory tied to the historical 3310. That said, the company says that the new Snake game gets optimized for the new color display. The 3310 will not turn any heads with the display but it will be more than adequate.

There have also been numerous videos and experiments posted on video platforms like YouTube to prove the hardiness of Nokia 3310 phones, including dropping it from heights and attempting to destroy it with hammers and even industrial crushers.

  • Arturo Norris