Endless battery life, colourful fasciae and Snake (obviously) – as Nokia plans a return to the phone market, in praise of its most enduring product: the 3210
The iPhone 6 has an average battery life of less than a day, the Samsung Galaxy S6 isn’t much better. The 3210? Would last for, like, a week. Possibly two weeks, depending on how often Snake was played.
“There’s a reason why this joke has done the rounds on the internet:
Just put on a jacket I last wore at a wedding in 2001 and found a Nokia 3210 in the pocket. It still has 2 bars of battery left”
We all know that the phone shops in the middle of inner city shopping malls are making a killing from smashed smartphone screens. It would never happen with the sturdy 3210, weighing 153g. The 3210 could survive an atom bomb, an earthquake and possibly the two combined.
Drop it on the floor and the cover would pop off, the battery spit out, but it’d be the equivalent of a chipped fingernail. Polish it off, snap it back together, and everything would be ok. No wonder people now joke that dropping the handset would damage the floor, and not the other way around.
The 3310, the heir to the 3210, which essentially looked like the 3210 had put on a bunch of weight, was even more robust, and led to the Indestructible 3310 meme.