Hype for Snake, imibhalo T9 futhi design sleek uphendulé 3310 sika uqalisa ku umcimbi. Kodwa 2G kwenethiwekhi bese ikhamera udoti ngikubuyise emhlabeni
Lesi sihloko osesikhundleni “Nokia 3310 ukubuyekeza: Ukuqhuma kusukela esikhathini esidlule, izithupha obukhulu futhi wonke” kwalotshwa Samuel Gibbs, I-theguardian.com ngoLwesihlanu 19 Meyi 2017 06.00 UTC
I darling ka Hambayo World Congress futhi Retro tech abalandeli kugcine lapha, kodwa owenza Nokia entsha 3310 ukuphila ngokuvumelana hype? Ingabe konke ukubuka kwakho-rose-anombala konyaka 2000 is bakhalela?
Hhayi ziningi izinto ezingenza kube ngobuqotho lingachazwa ngokuthi "yisakhiwo sodumo", ake izingcezu wedwa yobuchwepheshe Ulapha namuhla akusekho kusasa. I-Nokia 3310, walithanda izwe ngenxa Snake, ukungabhubhiseki yayo sobala futhi lula, kungenxa mayelana abantu abahlobene eduze njengamadodana amagajethi uthole.
Izinkinobho - khumbula labo?
I-Nokia "entsha" 3310 zifana bazohlonipha yokuqala kuka a Remake iqonde-up. Kubukeka ngalokwanele efana yasekuqaleni, sibonga uhlelo lwemibala yayo blue futhi grey, izinkinobho okusaqanda kanye Nokia uphawu. Kodwa kwesikrini - manje 2.4in QVGA umbala isilo - futhi umzimba abizwa yenziwe ngcono, okungenani ngaphakathi mikhakha we "candybar" sici yefoni kungaba ekhaya ngonyaka 2010.
Umhlane iza off ukuze adalule ibhethri esikhiphekayo, micro-sim futhi slot microSD ikhadi - lapha uyodinga amadala, inkudlwana usayizi khadi, hhayi yesimanje nano-sim, noma okungenani i-adaptha. Ngaphambili iduduzekile, ke khetha umbala wakho ngokuhlakanipha.
Ngo phezulu kukhona slot microUSB amandla, okusho pin amancane ngaphezulu Nokia ishaja, futhi phansi inokuthile ngisho iPhone Apple 7 abakwazi ukuqhosha: wayo embobeni.
Ingabe isikrini njengoba ibukhali njengoba zakamuva Samsung Galaxy S8? Ungenzi, ngisho eduze. Kodwa sekuyinto agqamile has engeli okuqinile ovundlile wokubuka, uma labo olungaqondile, futhi ungavele mayelana ifundwe ngaphandle. Akukona ngisho esithintwayo, okuyinto kweso udidekile abanye abantu Ngawatshengisa. Kunalokho une izinkinobho (khumbula labo?), kuhlanganise-D-pad, ukhetha, amabili izinkinobho imenyu, shayela futhi hang-up izinkinobho 12 okhiye yezinombolo.
Akukona elula njengokuthi elidala 3310 sika ukhetha, up, phansi bese ukhansela izinkinobho, kodwa ke lokhu akasebenzisi isofthiwe efanayo noma. The new 3310 siphela Series Nokia esisha ubudala 30+ nge "i-UI entsha nge ufakazelwe yilabo abazibiza original" kanye nezindlela eziningi navigation ngaphezulu. Empeleni, ubungumfazi eyolanda 150 noma yimiphi esinye isici Nokia yamanje noma okuthiwa -phones "eziyizimungulu" (yebo, Basaba ukuzidayisa yi hatful), uzowathola ukuthola isipiliyoni ajwayelekile kakhulu.
- Screen: 2.4e QVGA LCD (167ppi)
- Isitoreji: 16GB + microSD ikhadi (kuze kufinyelele 32GB)
- Isistimu esebenzayo: Nokia Series 30+
- Ikhamera: 2MP bakhulise ikhamera LED flash
- Ukuxhumana: 2G, Bluetooth 3.0, Umsakazo we-FM ne-USB 2.0
- Ubukhulu: 115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mm
- Isisindo: 80g
Ngeviki phakathi amacala
The new 3310 ayinayo kakhulu endleleni ukusebenza, kodwa kungcono esheshayo ngokwanele ukulingisa lokho Ngikhumbula kusukela kowezi-2000. It uzoba wenze amakholi, 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 (ungenzi, 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
Apps, imidlalo, music and video. Entsha 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, timer, stopwatch, 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? Yep. The Guardian? Yep. Gmail? Yep, 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, kwesokudla?
Texting is like being back in the 2000s, T9 predictive text and all. After about an hour I was right back up to speed, kakhulu. 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.
Oh yes, 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, okuyinto, 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 kuba.
The new 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.
- 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 phone – just turn on Bluetooth and put them near each other. The same works for sending photos
Entsha Nokia 3310 costs £50 and comes in four colours.
Many of Nokia’s similar phones, such as the Nokia 150, cost under £35.
Entsha Nokia 3310 ephumelelisa lokho abaningi ngeke ufune njalo. Kuyinto ifoni eyisisekelo izici eziyisisekelo e eseyintsha, igobolondo nostalgic. Impilo yebhethri mkhulu, kwenza izingcingo futhi Opera Mini ngokumangalisayo uyakwazi ngaphakathi nokuzabalaza 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.
Buhle: week-long battery, ngehedfoni jack, slot microSD ikhadi, removable battery, ikhamera, flash/torch, Snake
Bawo: tedious T9, ezibizayo, no Spotify, not many apps, 2G-only
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