Nokia 3310 review: No matter how much you think you want it, you don't want it
Overpriced and underpowered, the Nokia 3310 is a feature phone for the hipster elite.
By Mark Walton (UK)
That the new HMD-made Nokia 3310 was the star of this year's Mobile World Congress says more about how dull smartphones have become than it does about the appeal of Nokia's chintzy slab of noughties nostalgia.
Despite the retro appeal, the Nokia 3310 is little more than a Nokia150 (a basic feature phone that sells for a mere UKP20 [$25.64 -Mod]) wrapped up in a curved glossy shell and sold for a millennial-gouging UKP50 [$64.11 - Mod]. It is, for all intents and purposes, a fashion statement - a phone for the beard-grooming, braces-wearing festival set that think tapping out texts on a T9 keyboard is the ultimate irony.