Should I get a Nokia 3310

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  1. nokiaapplefan macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking about getting a nokia3310 as a backup phone when its released, what do you guys think? I have a iphone 7 plus
     
  2. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    We are not in your head or your life. Ask yourself if you need a backup phone or not, and follow your own answer.

    You want one? Get it. If you are unsure to the point where you need to ask complete strangers to take a decision for you; I'd say you don't really need it.
     
  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Why do you think you would like it? Or, rather, ask yourself why you would want one?

    And I write as someone who still uses (daily) - I don't have a smart phone - a veritable antique - a Nokia 3510 (which is around 15 years old and still works perfectly well).
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Personally, I don't see the need for a back up phone.
     
  5. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    Bad idea in the US. It is limited to 2G GSM, and the bands are limited too. No coverage on ATT, Sprint, Verizon, and poor coverage on T-Mobile.
     
  6. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    Are you talking about getting a phone for a second line or an extra phone to pop in the sim from your iPhone 7 Plus? If you're going to open a second line you should check and see what deals you can get from a carrier on a second phone. Sometimes you can get a phone for free (like my S7Edge was) but you will be restricted to what your carrier is offering.

    If you're just going to buy a Nokia out of pocket because you really admire the Nokia brand, well go for it, but know it's probably not the most robust choice available for the money right now.

    ps, popping a sim between an Android and an iPhone can be a pain unless you're willing to give up iMessage altogether, all the time. I now keep my main line dedicated to one of my two IPhones and keep my secondary line reserved for whichever of my Android phones I feel like using for awhile.
     
  7. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    If you're like me then you want one simply out if gadget lust ;) That new 3310 is such a beauty....
     
  8. frankgrimes macrumors 6502a

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    Nobody other than you can decide this.

    Personally I think the chance of me buying one as a backup phone is almost 80 %. The nostalgia factor is just too great and I think it could serve very well as a backup phone.
     
  9. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    Tomorrow, T-Mobile is giving another free line (I already have two free ($4.64/mo each) that I have 2 people paying me for). If I don't get someone to pay for it, I will just get the Nokia 3310. It's not needed but it's nostalgic.
     
  10. MRU, Feb 28, 2017
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    Its €50 ..... probably less than you spend on a night out. If you can afford it, and want it, buy it ...

    But the bigger question is, why do you feel the need to seek the approval of random strangers on the internet for what is ostensibly a whim based on personal and individual motives ?

    We don't pay your bills, we don't know you or anything about you, so why is our opinion important enough to seek ?

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  11. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Yes buy it. Then play the new snake game for 20min, then realize you wasted your money. :p

    There are plenty of flip phones for about the same price that have 4G LTE.
     
  12. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    I kinda wish Nokia would also come up with a kind of deluxe version of the 3310.

    Imagine the same design but featuring a 4K screen so whatever you watch on that little screen, it'd look excellent and you can at least really make small writing out etc.

    And then a totally kick ass speaker system so you can just plant the little bugger on a table and play some party tunes.

    Since the screen is so small, perhaps let the hardware keys slide down or open to the side with a hinge, revealing a touchpad for swipe typing and gestures. Or just let the keys fold/slide away to reveal that there's actually an oval screen there that fills the whole front of the device...

    This paired with ultra durable and ridiculous battery time... Would be lower given that screen and functionality of course, a whole other ballgame, but given the tiny screen they could still probably achieve a battery time that'd blow bigger phones away.

    Come on Nokia, just give me that chief designer job already!! :D
     
  13. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    [​IMG]

    Sounds like you went to same design school as Homer :p ;) :D
     
  14. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    HAHA! GTFO man, don't crap on my dreams :D

    Actually I thought of another huge selling point - include a truly top notch front facing camera and highlight how the phone becomes a perfect makeup mirror when opened to the full screen format... 10 mil units sold in one year, minimum.

    Omg I'm on a roll, this thing is gonna be so hot.
     
  15. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    Nevermind I got totally mixed up with the Nokia 6 somehow. Duh.
     
  16. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    It seems like a cheap modern take on the 3310. It even looks different. Pretty much only for young kids, grandmas and as a safety net in the car glovebox with a PAYG SIM.
     
  17. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    So, what have you decided? Still lol-ing at myself for thinking you were talking about the new Nokia. Decaffeinating myself also apparently means debraining myself. :p
     
  18. nviz22 macrumors 68040

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    The 3310 is just a nostalgic phone. Similar to the NES Classic, but it won't sellout like the NES Classic. For a backup phone, you certainly could do better. For a nostalgic experience, it's a little bit overpriced for what it is. I would wait till like BF to pick it up for like $10-$20.
     
  19. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    One month standby battery life would make it an ideal backup phone plus retro is in. It's also only ~US$50 so what do you have to lose?
     
  20. nviz22 macrumors 68040

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    Being stuck to one carrier, T-Mobile. Having a bigger sim than what you normally use in flagships these days. Just a couple of considerations, mi7chy.
     
  21. niploteksi macrumors regular

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    I so want one... I was really reluctant in adapting to Smart Phones. Only problem is that in order for it to work I'd have to start carrying around some sort of tablet... and my iPad is only Wifi.... and rather big.

    Still... I feel really tempted in trying to move back in time.
     
  22. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    I'd rather buy another N95 over this POS iteration!!
     
  23. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    I dont think I could move back. I use google maps almost daily, check the weather etc.
    I would be lost I think :eek:
     
  24. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    8210 and 8310 were way cooler flagships. The 3310 was always a midrange handset.
    The N-Series came later.
     
  25. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Why buy a brand new phone as backup? When I need a backup phone,for emergency calls,or as extra phone,I either use an old Ericsson "shark fin" or my old iPhone 3G. For me,a backup phone should only be used as a phone,so basically,any GSM phone,regardless of age works fine.
     

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