TL;DR – Guess who’s back, back again.
Nokia has been dominating the Internet for the last few years but sadly not as a dominating force as a phone manufacturer like we used to know them in the early 2000 but rather, as Internet memes. Without a doubt, we all remember how cool Nokia used to be. It’s almost impossible to find anyone who has lived through the 2000s without having owned a Nokia phone. Sadly, all good things come to an end, and for Nokia, they ended their glorious days when smart phones rose to popularity and they weren’t able to keep up with the big shift.
Good news (or maybe bad) to all Nokia fans, Nokia has announced a comeback with their new Nokia, 3, 5, and 6. Are these phones going to be so cool and beat the iPhone?
Sorry but the answer is NO.
So where are they positioning themselves?
According to their website, the Nokia 3 is powered by a MTK 6736 quad-core, 1.3GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage (with MicroSD slot for extra storage up to 128GB) and a 2,650 mAh battery3 . For those who buy phones for their camera capabilities, it comes with a 8-megapixel camera on the back and front. This will cost 139 euros (S$207) at launch.
As for the Nokia 5, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (same thing as the Nokia 3, comes with a MicroSD slot) and a 3,000mAh battery3. This comes with a slightly better camera, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, an 8-megapixel selfie cam. This will cost you a good 189 euros (S$282) at launch.
The Nokia 6 was already launched earlier this year in China. It is the more premier model amongst the three models but it still ain’t exactly a top tier phone. To save your life, in
layman Singaporean speak, these phones are cheap and (somewhat) good otherwise known as pay peanuts get monkeys. For this price, you pretty much know what you are in for. Not something to battle against iPhone or to become a market leader, that’s for sure.
Given its price range, I would say it is a pretty good phone for young kids or older folks to wet their feet with smart phones without paying the high price of an iPhone. Or adults who are still stuck playing Pokemon GO and need an extra phone.
Wait wait wait, is that the Nokia 3310? The legendary 3310 is making its comeback?!
Yup it is, the relaunched 3310 was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday and appears to have lost none of the charm and identity of the 17-year-old original. It even has Snake!
Unfortunately, this is still a 2G phone and most probably won’t be sold in Singapore since 2G services in Singapore will come to an end in April, hence making the phone incompatible with our country’s mobile networks.