Nokia 3310 шолу: Өткен жылғы Blast

Nokia 3310 Review: Blast from the Past
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  • The new Nokia 3310 achieves what many will want it to. It’s a basic phone with basic features in a novelty, nostalgic shell. The battery life is great, it makes calls and Opera Mini is surprisingly capable within the confines of a non-smartphone.

Snake үшін алдау, T9 мәтіндер мен тегіс дизайн оқиғаға айналады 3310-ның қайта іске қосу айналды. But 2G connectivity and a rubbish camera bring you back to earth


Guardian.co.uk арқылы PoweredАтты Бұл мақала “Nokia 3310 шолу: blast from the past, sore thumbs and all” Самуил Гиббс жазылған, for theguardian.com on Friday 19th May 2017 06.00 ДҮНИЕЖҮЗІЛІК ҮЙЛЕСТІРІЛГЕН УАҚЫТ

The darling of Mobile World Congress and retro tech fans is finally here, but does the new Nokia 3310 live up the hype? Is it everything your rose-tinted view of the year 2000 is crying out for?

Not many things can genuinely be described as “iconic”, let alone pieces of technology that are here today and gone tomorrow. The original Nokia 3310, loved the world over for Snake, its apparent indestructibility and simplicity, is probably about as close as gadgets get.

Buttons – remember those?

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Oval buttons, a D-pad and even place and end call buttons, they’re all there. Фотосурет: Guardian үшін Самуил Гиббс

The “new” Nokia 3310 is more like a homage to the original than a straight-up remake. It looks vaguely like the original, thanks to its blue and grey colour scheme, oval buttons and Nokia logo. But the screen – now a 2.4in QVGA colour beast – and the body are vastly improved, at least within the realms of a “candybar” feature phone that would be at home in the year 2010.

The back comes off to expose the removable battery, micro-sim and microSD card slot – here you’ll need the older, slightly larger sim card size, not the modern nano-sim, or at least an adapter. The front is fixed, so pick your colour wisely.

In the top there’s a microUSB slot for power, which means no more tiny pin Nokia charger, and the bottom has something even Apple’s iPhone 7 can’t boast: a headphone jack.

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Slot those headphones in there and live the FM-radio dream. Фотосурет: Guardian үшін Самуил Гиббс

Is the screen as sharp as the latest Samsung Galaxy S8? жоқ, not even close. But it’s quite colourful and has solid horizontal viewing angles, if not vertical ones, and can just about be read outdoors. It’s not even a touchscreen, which instantly confused some people I showed. Instead you have buttons (remember those?), including a D-pad, select, two menu buttons, call and hang-up buttons and 12 numeric keys.

It’s not as simple as the old 3310’s select, жоғары, down and cancel buttons, but then this isn’t running the same software either. жаңа 3310 runs Nokia’s new-old Series 30+ with an “all-new UI with nods to the original” and many more navigation options. Шынында, if you were to pick up the 150 or any of Nokia’s other current feature or so-called “dumb”-phones (иә, they still sell them by the hatful), you’d find the experience very familiar.

Техникалық сипаттамалары

  • Экран: 2.4in QVGA LCD (167пиксел)
  • Сақтау: 16GB + MicroSD Card (32GB дейін)
  • Операциялық жүйе: Nokia Series 30+
  • Фотоаппарат: 2MP rear camera with LED flash
  • Қосылу мүмкіндігі: 2G, Блютуз 3.0, FM radio and USB 2.0
  • Өлшемдері: 115.6 X 51 X 12.8 мм
  • Салмақ: 80г

A week between charges

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Top up with microUSB if the 3310 ever runs out of juice. Фотосурет: Guardian үшін Самуил Гиббс

жаңа 3310 doesn’t have much in the way of performance, but it’s quick enough to mimic what I remember from the 2000s. It’ll make calls, send texts and has limited internet browsing capabilities. There’s no 4G, or even 3G connectivity, which means you’re stuck on 2G. Given everything else has moved on from 2G you’ve pretty much got the network to yourself, but it means long click-and-wait load times and inferior voice call quality, as 2G calling just isn’t as good.

There’s a quoted 16MB of storage (жоқ, that’s not a typo), but in reality only 1.4MB is user accessible as the rest is taken up by the operating system and the included apps. Everything else needs a microSD card, including downloading java apps and games. It’s actually quite disappointing given that £50 buys you 500 times the storage (8GB) in a tablet. I managed to fill up the storage with five photos. Best buy a microSD card with it.

Battery life is measured in days rather than hours, and with pretty much constant use I dropped less than a quarter of the battery a day. Regular usage for calls, texts and a bit of basic web browsing will probably last at least a week. Nokia says the new 3310 lasts a month on standby.

Text like it’s the year 2000

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The Guardian is just about usable on the new 3310. Фотосурет: Guardian үшін Самуил Гиббс

Apps, ойындар, music and video. The new Nokia 3310 does barely anything. You can forget Spotify, or anything like Clash of Clans, Candy Crush or Super Mario Run, but it does have a new version of Snake and the facility to download other java games if you have a microSD card.

Out of the box you’ve got MSN Weather, an MP3 player, an FM radio, a calculator, alarm clock, таймер, секундомер, unit converter, a voice recorder, a note app, calendar and contacts. There’s also a browser called Opera Mini and the Opera app store.

Opera Mini is the standout here: it’s quite amazing what it can do given it’s running on this tiny, 2G phone. YouTube? Иә. Guardian? Иә. Gmail? Иә, although you can’t attach photos or other files. Facebook, Twitter and most other websites work, in one form or another. It might take ages, and be incredibly tedious moving the mouse around with a D-pad, but it gets there.

There’s no WhatsApp or similar though. So you’re mostly stuck with SMS, but then that’s the point, оң?

Texting is like being back in the 2000s, T9 predictive text and all. After about an hour I was right back up to speed, де. Unfortunately that speed was glacial. It took a very long time to bash out simple messages that take seconds with a virtual keyboard.

Some things may have been better in the good old days, but messaging friends wasn’t one of them. I got hand cramp almost instantaneously.

Жылан

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It’s Snake, but not quite how you remember it. Фотосурет: Guardian үшін Самуил Гиббс

Иә, The 3310 has Snake, although it looks nothing like what I remember. By default it’s set to a timed mode, rather than out-and-out survival (the mode everyone remembers). There are power-ups and bombs, and it defaults to diagonal movement, rather than right-angles, қай, frankly, is cheating.

It’s quite fun, and I did get a nostalgia hit out of it, but I quickly remembered how much better Monument Valley болып табылады.

Фотоаппарат

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A camera, and a flash/torch on the back. Фотосурет: Guardian үшін Самуил Гиббс

жаңа 3310 has all mod cons including a two-megapixel camera. It snaps photos, can shoot video. It even has a zoom.

But the photos are pretty bad. They look OK on the phone’s screen, but get them off on to another smartphone or computer and they look like an impressionist water painting version of what you thought you were taking a snap of, rather than a photo.

There’s no selfie camera, but it’s not too difficult just to turn the phone around and point it at your face.

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The Regents Canal shot by the 3310. Zoom in to see the magic, who needs Prisma? Фотосурет: Guardian үшін Самуил Гиббс

бақылау

  • The predictive text is a bit of a mystery to me. It had “lol” (which I’m sure wasn’t a thing in 2000) but didn’t have the name “Samantha” in its dictionary
  • The speaker on the back is surprisingly loud
  • The navigation D-pad is really quite fiddly and difficult to use without accidentally hitting the select button
  • The screen is a fingerprint magnet, but then you’re not meant to touch it (even though I constantly did)
  • It’s easy to fit in a pocket, but it’s quite thick for a phone these days
  • Getting contacts on it is pretty easy using Bluetooth Slam with an Android phonejust turn on Bluetooth and put them near each other. The same works for sending photos

Баға

The new Nokia 3310 costs £50 and comes in four colours.

Many of Nokia’s similar phones, such as the Nokia 150, cost under £35.

Үкім

The new Nokia 3310 achieves what many will want it to. It’s a basic phone with basic features in a novelty, nostalgic shell. The battery life is great, it makes calls and Opera Mini is surprisingly capable within the confines of a non-smartphone.

But if you thought things were better in the days of the pre-touchscreen smartphone, you’ll find out within minutes that they simply weren’t. Texts take ages to write, you get hand cramp in the process, and you’re not even really, truly disconnected from the internet world. You can check your email, so you have no excuse not to.

If you really want a dumbphone for the odd occasion, and don’t mind paying over the odds for one, buy it. You’ll love looking at it more than actually using it, but then you’re probably not planning to use it much. But if you’re looking for an emergency phone, or something disposable, Nokia makes loads of much cheaper versions of the same idea. They’re just not branded 3310.

Артықшылықтары: week-long battery, headphone jack, ұясынан картасының ұясы, removable battery, фотоаппарат, flash/torch, Жылан

Минус: tedious T9, қымбат, no Spotify, not many apps, 2G-only

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When you drop it down the toilet, this is what you’ll have to do before sticking it in a bag of rice. Фотосурет: Guardian үшін Самуил Гиббс

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