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Nokia 3310: My all time favourite phone

Posted In Phones - By Kwasi Ampadu on Sunday, April 8th, 2018 With No Comments »

You will agree with me, that throughout the 90s and early 2000s, Nokia mobile phones was loved and used by millions of people around the world including Africa. In Ghana,  the Nokia 3310 was so cherished due to many factors including long battery life.

Original Nokia 3310            Image: EBAY

My Experience

My father in the early 2000s, had a Nokia 3310 and was dark blue in colour . I admired it a lot due to its “light weight” size in comparison to other brand of phones then. eg an old style Motorola flip mobile phone. One distinct feature was it long stay batter power.  It could say up to 55 h to 260 h, yes unbelievable.

Not forgetting the 4 games pre-installed , namely  Snake II, Pairs II, Space Impact and Bantumi. Playing the Snake II was fun. Had a little difficulty with the Bantumi game because I could not get my head round it. With my two siblings, we had to queue to play and yes we quarrelled  about who to play first and all.

The phone had over 35 polyphonic ringtones built in . Few times I tried to compose a tune using the tone composer, since it had space for seven custom tones. Also admired the neatly spaced button.

Nokia last year 2017, redesigned the Nokia 3310 with an unbelievable 41 megapixel camera.

Nokia 3310 Gets 41-Megapixel, Windows Phone Makeover

 

The phone with its original manual, charger and box        Image: EBAY

Specification

Came with a GSM technology, 113 x 48 x 22 mm, 97 cc (4.45 x 1.89 x 0.87 in) dimension. A weight of 133 g (4.69 oz) with SIM only, no memory card. Can record 8 dialed, 8 received, 8 missed calls. There is vibration; downloadable monophonic ringtones.  Four (4) games on it, namely  Snake II, Pairs II, Space Impact and Bantumi.

For laughs

Few persons have made fun of Nokia 3310 due to its weight.  It wasn’t a light phone, was very solid. Some made fun as to equate it to a “weapon” or could be used for self defense in hard time lol …

Kwasi Ampadu

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