An alternative “legend”: what to buy instead of the new Nokia 3310
The emergence of a “reborn”, “same”, “the legendary Nokia 3310” has caused a serious shitstorm. Analysts excitedly ran to prove something to the experts, subject to nostalgia and marketing is to convince realists. The latter was somehow more, and that’s a reasoned and detailed verdict: why don’t you buy a new Nokia 3310. “Yak rozumny yea this is the alternative?” – immediately the question arises, who successfully formulated the immortal classic. But there is, not even one. Because classic ringtone, 16 MB memory camera 2 mega pixels with plastic case and “snake” can not be 1700 UAH. But deflope “cult 3310″– can.
But, if you start from the set of qualities that a phone should call (loudly) for a long time to hold a charge (for weeks) and more or less firmly to withstand a meeting with the vicissitudes of fate (the fall). These criteria correspond with a vengeance at least half a dozen less famous “dialers”.
1. Sigma mobile X-treme IT67 Dual Sim
Like most other “armored” vehicles, the model combines modest performance with a decent margin of safety. Phone received protection from moisture and dust according to IP67 standard. This means that the device is dust-proof, withstands immersion in water. Among other features: a two-inch screen, FM radio, flashlight, memory card support microSD up to 32 GB and a camera of 1.3 megapixels. There are two slots for SIM-cards, it supports only 2G networks. Due to this, as well as the battery on 1700 mAh battery the phone lasts about 12 hours in talk mode and up to three weeks in standby mode. The price tag — 1350 UAH.
2. Land Rover X6000
Model with questionable functionality, known under different names. The unit features a very bright flashlight and the protected case (IP67 standard) and a battery of 4800 mAh (according to different capacity of the battery is from 3300 to 6000 mAh). In addition to the micro USB port there is also a full-length connector for use as external battery to charge other devices. Battery life lasts about a month in standby mode. The model is equipped with two slots for SIM-cards, FM radio, camera 3 megapixels and a slot for micro SD card and 2.4 inch screen with a resolution of 320×480 pixels. The weak point of the Land Rover X6000 – not the convenient menu. Weighs phone record 207 grams. Price 1400 UAH.
3. Nokia 222 Dual Sim
The model is a little less than completely identical to the “new 3310” in terms of equipment. In fact, the same thing, only in a more compact package. A two-inch screen with a resolution of 320×240 pixels, support microSD card, headphone port, FM radio. The battery is 1100 mAh holds up to 21 days in standby mode and up to 20 hours of talk time. Price tag — 1150 UAH
4. Astro A179
A cross between “babushkofon” and budget push-button phone. Large buttons, large labels, minimum required equipment. The phone supports two SIM cards, is equipped with a 2.2-inch screen with a resolution of 220х176 points. In stock flashlight, port 3.5 mm headphone Jack and support microSD card. Of the features characteristic of the “Babushkino” is the emergency call button and speed dial. The manufacturer has equipped the phone with a mysterious camera resolution 0.08 MP resolution. Estimated time of operation in standby mode and talk time for a removable battery of 800 mAh is not specified. But according to user reviews, the battery is enough for a week and a half not too heavy use. Price lists — 660 UAH.
5. Philips E160
“The calling” under the brand name of Philips for a long time managed to maintain a reputation as “the phone that needs to be charged once a month.” The manufacturer said this model work time up to 8 hours of talk time and 20 days standby. Equipment not too different from the already reviewed devices: support dual SIM, flashlight, radio, card slot micro SD (up to 32GB), Bluetooth and megapixel camera. According to user reviews, menus, and control is not the most convenient. The price tag is 950 UAH.
6. Nomi i242 X-treme
The main feature of the model is protected according to IP68 standard. The phone is fully protected from dust and works when submerged in water to a depth of one meter. Plastic body, with rubber pads. But to tempt fate and test the unit for strength is not necessary. Unlike other models of review – here we use 2.4-inch display based on IPS-matrix. Declared 64 MB of internal memory and support micro SD up to 64 GB. The primitive camera of 0.3 megapixel, a radio, a 3.5 mm port and Bluetooth. The price tag is 1400 UAH
7. Viaan V281
A simple “dialer” with dual SIM card, whose appearance somehow subjectively brings back memories of mobiles Siemens. The relatively large display – 2.8 inches, but the standard resolution is 320×240 pixels. The feature set is almost standard: 3.5 mm audio Jack, support micro SD card (up to 32GB), radio. Cameras two, however, not clear why. Rear camera with a resolution of 0.3 megapixels, front – 0.08 megapixels. The phone only works with 2G networks, no video call quality may not be considered. Price 560 UAH.
If it really hurts nostalgia for 3310 or memes about the “indestructible Nokia” to take effect – why waste time on trifles, if you can easily buy original (well, almost) 17 years ago. And then you can tell “I remember, I’m proud of.” For example, on Aliexpress 3310 restored “like new” is $13. But its most ideologically correct successor – the Nokia 1100 – a dollar more expensive. A Chinese clone of the new 3310 – will cost about a dollar more expensive. Yes, actually, there easily it is possible to find analogues of many models from this collection.