The quirky traits
The Nokia 3310 is pretty basic by today’s standards – it’s a phone and it only does what it says on the tin – which is at the crux of its appeal. Naturally, it’s been upgraded and now includes a camera (albeit only 2 megapixel resolution which is limited by today’s modern 12MP phones and only just selfie-worthy) but ultimately you can simply call and text people with it, play music and run some apps and games .
Smartphones rely on at least 3G technology so that you can access the internet on the go. But the Nokia 3310 will only have 2.5G connectivity meaning that you’ll be able to do marginally more things than the original 3310.
But it’s not just that fact that it offers an antidote to our modern obsession of being permanently connected to the latest tech, the 3310 also doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s fun, cute and quirky – it looks a bit like a three-year-old’s toy phone with its podgy raised buttons, chunky body and rounded edges.