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Nokia - 3310 Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Azure

Model: TA-1036 AZURESKU: 6092430

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 325 reviews

84%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent for an old-school non-smartphone

    Posted
    paschott
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    So Nokia has brought an updated version of its candybar phone to modern carrier networks. We'd wanted to get a really basic phone for our oldest kid so if something came up at an extracurricular activity they'd have a way to contact us. We didn't want a smartphone and then deal with all of the distractions and unwanted apps that come with those. Not many dumb-phones seem to exist for US carriers these days. We got the Nokia, charged it up, and realized it needed a micro-SIM - something that our local shop didn't stock so we had to go to an actual ATT store. We got some funny looks for having such a limited-functionality device, but it works fine for our needs. Call quality is good enough to make calls. Battery life is great - can be on standby for days or weeks. Texting is better than expected with the US dictionary. Type the numbers corresponding to the letters you want to type and word suggestions appear. I don't think this can be customized, but you can opt for the older T9 texting if you want. Photos - it's a 2MP camera. Good enough to capture a reminder or some basic photo, but not to replace a real camera. MP3 Player - if you add a microSD card to the phone you can use it to play MP3s as well. Nice, but we haven't tried too much there. It can do basic Twitter, Facebook, and really basic web browsing but we didn't buy it for those capabilities. Gripes: * Can't remove/hide unused apps * Wish there were a better way to add contacts - haven't found it yet if there is. * Manual is a bit limited. Had to mess around to find settings. * No Vibrate when phone is on silent. Overall - it does pretty much what we want it to do and no more. I didn't buy it to be a smartphone and don't expect it to compete with those devices. It does make calls and let you send/receive messages. It also isn't a device that's going to distract you a lot from the people around you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Retro BASIC Phone

    Posted
    3310
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    1St of all- This is a BASIC phone! NOKIA 3310 is a retro phone that does what early cell phones were designed to do, before becoming "SMART". With this in mind, it is flawless and refreshing to own a rather simple cell phone. I purchased this as a "back up" phone for my MOTO g5+. this unlocked 3310 is a 3G phone that is GSM compatible (T-mobile, ATT and GSM MVNOs). I popped in my SIMPLE mobile SIM and it connected right away to network- no hiccups, no problems. Phone is also compatible with my previous METRO pcs SIM chip. That's the plus of having UNLOCKED cell phones, flexibility in changing cell services. Call clarity was good. screen is decent and visible. original "snake" game is colorfully updated with added game twists. FM radio is good and sounds good. includes headphones. Phone is rather lightweight. negatives are a few: buttons are rather small and crammed together, "2MP" camera is more like VGA quality, don't expect any useful photos! very limited onboard memory (good thing microSD expansion is available). preloaded junk game/Apps are non-removable. the back located speaker is not very loud at max setting. opera browser is ancient and clunky. Just keep in mind this is a PHONE, nothing more, and your expectations will satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Love old Nokia phones. This is NOT a true Nokia

    Posted
    fdavis
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    This is a really cute phone, and if you just want to make calls it's fine. But for almost anything else, it has far too many problems. It's a shame that the developers didn't have any of the expertise and attention to detail that Nokia did back in the day. Here are my "showstopper" problems with this phone: 1. The calendar only holds a couple of dozen entries, then it says "Memory full". That's ridiculous! 2. Entering text with T9 does not automatically capitalize a new sentence, and it takes 6 clicks of the # key to get to the "En" mode to enter a capitalized word. Even the original 3310 did this correctly! I ended up writing like some hipster ee cummings wannabe. 3. There's no way to quickly change to silent mode and back to ring. You have to press the # key for 3 seconds, then click left 7 times to silence. Same in reverse to turn volume back to level 6. That is WAY too many clicks! 4. The Bluetooth car connection does not support phonebook, so you cannot dial by name. This makes it dangerous to make calls from a car. 5. The small-size font has poor readability. For example, the '!' does not look like an exclamation point. Letterspacing is terrible, so some words show a gap in the middle. Original Nokia fonts were beautiful. 6. The phone I got didn't recognize a 32 GB memory card, although the specifications say it's supported. I tried 2 different cards. It might have been that particular device, but it's not a good sign. I will give kudos for one excellent detail: the alarm works even if you turn the phone off, just like original Nokia phones. One thing I hate about my current LG phone is that sometimes it spontaneously crashes in the middle of the night, then the alarm doesn't go off in the morning and I'm late for everything. The new Nokia 3310 alarm works even if you temporarily remove the battery then put it back in (a full shutdown).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nostalgia.

    Posted
    SRfR
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    I love the Nokia 3310. Brings back memories of my first Cingular Wireless cellphone. This 2017 version feels exactly like the original only better because it is tiny and slimmer and slides in small unused pockets. Navigation is super smooth and responsive. The Speaker is very LOUD. Battery is removable to access slot for SIM and MicroSD. Actually had to install battery out of box when I opened the box. Camera is to be expected and since cameras in phones did not exist for the original. The added camera is a great added feature for this feature phone. The FM Radio actually scans and sounds great on headphones and on speaker. You cannot beat the quality for the price without the need of signing to any carrier. https://photos.app.goo.gl/A38AdGzgfTKULgBu2

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nostalgic but great make over

    Posted
    Viral
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    I love my Nokia 3310. I mostly use it for snake, text messaging, and phone calls. The texting was a bit to get used to but all of the necessary options are there. I really like that you can switch between text function (T9, #, ect) easily with out going to a menu. My only complaint is that if you have long conversations with a person it sometimes takes a minute for everything to load. I have heard that some people erase messages for more memory but I haven't gotten there yet. The phone calls work pretty well but once again it takes some getting used to the functions. I've had it for over a week now and I finally looked up how to hang up the phone call. (Those big square buttons actually have multiple functions depending on the location that you tap - or look at the illustrations on buttons). Snake is better than ever with the endless mode. I really enjoy that you can switch the controller style. (I prefer the old school up,down,left,right) but there are many other versions that may suit different game play. The phone has a timer, calculator, unit converter, flashlight, and voice recorder (you can make your own ringtones)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it! This phone rocks!

    Posted
    Rello

    This phone is wonderful, so happy! this just what I wanted, so cool. Features and functionality are great, a sharp looking phone and everyone that see's it asks me about it. (I activated with Red Pocket using At&T's network. You can purchase an activation kit that comes with SIM cards at CVS). The only thing I am disappointed about is the lack of support this phone is getting. When I went into Best Buy in Downers Grove, IL to purchase it- the spot where it was supposed to be displayed was empty. (but they do stock it, and keep them in a drawer) The Rep in that department said that they had not received display phones from their Corporate office. Why would this be? I hope its not deliberate. Please stock display model's in your stores and keep more than 5 phones on hand for purchase. This phone may not be generating a large $ commission, but people do want to see it and purchase it too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Low quality device

    Posted
    Paulb
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    I was looking at a feature phone, something simple, and quad band. This phone is a feature phone, but it is a quickly released product far from Nokia old known quality. 1- Battery. Advertised to last 27 days. It dies it less than 4 days. I had it replaced at Best Buy for a brand new Nokia, still the same issue. Trust me, I am an engineer, I tried to solve it. 2- Service. Can't properly have coverage inside buildings (I am using H2O). In my house = no coverage ! 3- Pre-installed garbages. The phone comes filled with demo games and apps (Disney Kingdom, LittleBig City 2, Asphalt Nitro, Real Football, Facebook, Twitter, Snake). You canNOT remove those app. 4- The phone is not easy to use. Difficult to adjust sounds level and go from vib mode to loud mode, stuff like that. I used to be so straight forward with the old Nokia phone. Am-I too old or too young for this phone? I don't know but it just does not work for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Finicky phone

    Posted
    genX

    Like others, I was excited about this new Nokia due to nostalgia. However I was sorely disapointed. First off, it is NOT made to last like its predecessors. It is made of flimsy, light, thin plastic. My old one was built like a tank in comparison. Secondly, it took forever for it to connect to TMobile (it connected to ATT easily). After 2 days of playing with it, I think the problem is that the (brand new) Tmobile sim card comes in a micro size with a frame to make it bigger in order to fit. Due to the sim+frame, it does not lay perfectly flat in the slot and the wiggle makes it not able to connect. We finally got it to work last night, but by the morning it was showing a NO SIM message again. I might try to get a one piece (correct size) sim from Tmobile ($25 fee). But I don't have patience for this toy-like device to act out and drop service daily. No other phone does this. And Best Buy charges $35 for restocking fee! The ring tones are awful. And the inability to get rid of the phone lock is annoying. I don't want to press home-asterix every 2 minutes to unlock. Find another phone. You will just be annoyed with this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I should have bought a better feature phone

    Posted
    seba

    Call quality is good as other reviewers have mentioned. Here are the issues as i see it. I am on ATT network and after getting at BB, I had SIM installed at ATT 1. MMS and group text did not work post installation. Group text resolved now, but multimedia messages can not be view. Voicemail access broken in the SIM switch. 2. 3G does not work. 3. The Scroll key is also the enter key. So it's ver hard to navigate. Think corrupt data entry and accidentally calling/text people. 4. $35 restock fee on $60 dollar item is extractive business practice 5. Salespeople at bestbuy didn't know much about this phone. ATT tech support on this phone was mystified and stumped.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!!

    Posted
    Primthug
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    As a kid of the 90s and early 2000‘s, I had the first 3310. I have to say this is a very pleasant upgrade it. I currently carry an iPhone ex are, but sometimes I really feel like I want to unplug and also not carry around $1000 cell phone at the zoo and places like that. This thing is amazing it is so late! I actually got a second for my 10-year-old As her first cell phone. I couldn’t recommend this enough. Whether you want to go off the grid or use it as a back up especially at the price you really can’t beat it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Nokia Mobile team

      We couldn't agree more, Primthug. Thanks for the 5 stars! NokiaMobileprofile1

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunate Start, but good for young person.

    Posted
    mdollarsign
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    I orginally bought phone for a young child who was getting to the age for phones. This phone is great for text/talk - only plans with no data, we use Cricket and the sim works great on the BYOD plan. The biggest downside is that it is not qwerty, but you know that in advance. We will look forward to nokia re-introducing a qwerty feature phone in the future. BEWARE! if you set a lock code and forget or mistype it, the phone will turn into a pretty brick. Apparently some mishap occurred right off the bat and we are stuck with a useless device. It is unknown at the time if there is a reputable way to regain access to this phone. Just be very careful when dealing with the keypad and lock code.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great throwback!

    Posted
    RICHC
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    I use this on T-Mobile and it gets amazing reception. I get coverage in areas that I don't get with my iPhone X. While it pulls fewer bands the antennas on basic phones are just better. It does have room for improvement. T-Mobile offers free streaming of music, it would be awesome to see Pandora put an app out for these types of phones so you can still utilize a data plan. The music player is kind of a pain, hard to organize music on here. I finally got an album to show as an album and all the tracts went by alphabet vs track. I am sure there are ways to get the names of the files coded right, but it should just be easier to do. I am excited to see the new "Matrix" phone as it seems to have more potential to bridge the gap between smart phones and basic phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nokia 3310 Cell Phone....

    Posted
    GrandmaOfTen
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    I needed a second cell phone and didn't want to spend a lot, nor did I need a second smart phone, so I purchased the Nokia 3310. I am pleased that it allows me to block numbers, as I have had another phone where that wasn't possible. I do wish it was easier to unlock to receive calls, as it requires pushing 2 buttons....and, while I realize that's really not a lot,...it is a bit of a nuisance. Gives a touch more security,...but still a bit of a nuisance. It is small and fits in pockets, purse, and other spots easily, and does serve the purpose for which I purchased it.... Just not my favorite....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Nokia Mobile team

      Thanks for your feedback! NokiaMobileprofile1

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome basic phone. AND SNAKE!

    Posted
    Manfrotto133
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    Got it as a backup/nostalgia phone. Put my SIM in and it connected to T-Mobile right away. Was able to transfer my contacts from my iPhone to it via Bluetooth with no issues, and my car stereo and Sony bluetooth headphones paired with no problems as well. If you're looking for a basic backup phone, are feeling nostalgic, or just want a break from the 24/7 smartphone social media flood, this phone's calling out to you. Has a removable battery too! One TINY downside: no WIFI.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nokia 3310 (2017)

    Posted
    DWD1957
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    I love the phone. It does not have a touch screen for people who are tired of touch screen. It has a large screen. Nokia 3310 comes with a head set and wall charger. You can access Facebook etc. I like that you can personalize the phone. I wish it has side buttons for volume, but it does not. But you can answer texts without unlocking the phone and even phone calls. Overall I am happy.The 3310 is easy to save numbers to block sender without leaving the call screen .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Looking, Hard UI, not NET10 carryover.

    Posted
    larrynh

    It's pretty. The FM tuner is nice. The headphones which come with it are very good. I had trouble with the user interface. That might be me. If you want an old style phone that runs forever a a battery charge this is it. If you want a Net10 pay as you go with carryover this is not it. It's never going to run on my net10 prepaid with carry over account. I got the net10 sim card for bring your own phone and that automatically locks loses your time and days, throws you out of the prepaid with carry over plan and puts you into a monthly unlimited plan. Unlimited would be good if you are on the phone 8 hours a day, I suppose. I wish I could use my old Nokia 1200.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backup phone

    Posted
    Jess
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    I have this phone as both. backup as well as long weekend or even full day events. I love texting so this phone does take a little longer to get out a text but now by much. I still remember the T9 well. my biggest fight with this phone is that formatting an SD card was a disaster. I am not sure if it was the card or the phone but either way I need to get a new one. aside from that this phone is lovely and great fro a backup or even a long weekend getaway. the battery really is just like I remember. for the price its also not bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ideal as a spare phone or one for the kids

    Posted
    sdbhoy
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    Love this reincarnation of a classic Nokia phone, great battery life and the basic features you need to keep in touch. I recall the original from back in the day and this holds true to that albeit in a much smaller footprint. I got this for my son to have in his school bag in case we need to get in touch and for him to be able to reach us, the long battery life and basic feature set is ideal for him, not need to spend $$$$ on the latest smartphones when this will do the job. Can also be good as a second phone for those long trips when you need to be without a charger for long periods,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent phone

    Posted
    Reviewchick
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    I wanted a smartphone alternative, and this was it. It is reliable, good battery life. The phone has an irritating lock screen that seems to activate at random times. If you need to do anything else but make phone calls and text, this is not the phone for you. If you want an affordable communication device...this is a good option. Side note I bought a SIM card from T-mobile and use the pay as you go option so this phone costs me 3 dollars a month.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Nokia Mobile team

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. We're happy to hear the device is meeting your basic phone needs. NokiaMobileprofile1

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great small phone

    Posted
    Boo5
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    Perfect phone to fit in your pocket. My last Nokia lasted for years, through drops, falling in the pool and everything else. One day I was working on my car and rolled perfectly so my hip cracked the screen, at the time they didn't have bar phones, so had to switch to a flip to get something small. Finally Nokia came out with the 3310 with a decent camera (old ones didn't have a camera, so nice upgrade). So if you mostly use a phone as a phone, this is perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend