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Nokia 3310 vs Darago 3310 vs Micromax X1I 2017: The nostalgia battle

Cheap smartphones idential to the iconic Nokia 3310 are already for sale in the market. Do they offer better specifications than Nokia?

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HMD Global announced the Nokia 3310 (2017), revamped version at Mobile World Congress 2017 and since then, the basic phone is up for sale in multiple markets. The company launched the Nokia 3310 in India too and it’s priced at Rs 3310. The pricing did receive a lot of flak from most Nokia 3310 aspiring buyers as the phone comes with only basic features and 2G connectivity, making it nothing but a very simple feature phone. The phone retains its form factor and there are already duplicates available in the market. Darago 3310 and Micromax X1I 2017 are available online on e-commerce platforms. In terms of design, specifications and pricing, how do they compare to Nokia 3310? 

Design: Darago 3310 hasn’t just taken Nokia‘s name, but also the design of the 3310. There’s hardly any difference between the two. At first glance, they look just the same. Similarly, the Micromax X1I 2017 is very similar to Nokia 3310. All the phones come with a plastic body with a numeric keypad at the bottom in silver. Nokia 3310 is available in a host of colors like Warm Red, Yellow, Dark Blue and Grey whereas Darago 3310 comes in Navy Blue, Neon Red and Black colors. Micromax X1I  2017comes in just a dark blue shade. All the three phones have a silver border around the display and with the physical keypad tracker and the call buttons under it. While Nokia and Darago have a square tracker, Micromax’s is circular. Nokia and Darago have their logos over the display whereas Micromax logo is nestled under the display, between the screen and the silver accents. The back panel sports the speaker grille, camera and flash on all the three phones. ALSO READ: Micromax CMO Shubhajit Sen steps down; Shubhodip Pal to replace him

Display and Storage: Coming to the display, Nokia 3310 and Micromax X1I 2017 share the same display size at 2.4-inches. Darago 3310 is smaller at 1.77-inches. Nokia comes with a curved display with a polarised screen for better sunlight legibility. Darago 3310 comes with a QVGA display resolution of 320×240 pixels and Micromax X1I 2017 boasts of a QVGA TFT screen. All the three phones come with negligible internal memory with Micromax X1I 2017 at the highest with 32MB (8GB expandable), followed by Nokia 3310 at 16MB (32GB expandable). Darago 3310’s internal storage is unknown, but it supports expansion up to 8GB via dedicated memory card slot.

SIM and Camera: Nokia 3310, Darago 3310 are dual SIM devices while Micromax X1I 2017 is a single SIM phone. On the camera front, Nokia 3310 comes with a 2-megapixel rear camera with simple flash. The camera is placed in the center on the back of the phone with the flash on the left. Darago 3310 comes with a vertical camera on the top left of the rear panel. The 0.3-megapixel shooter is accompanied by dual-LED flash below the lens. Micromax X1I 2017 comes with a 0.08-megapixel camera with no flash. ALSO READ: Old Nokia 3310-like phones being used for masturbation by women: Survey

Connectivity and Battery Life: On the connectivity front, Nokia 3310, Darago 3310 and Micromax X1I 2017 come with 2G connectivity. All the three phones come with Bluetooth. Nokia 3310 comes with a 1200mAh removable battery which promises up to 22 hours of talktime. Darago 3310 comes with 1050mAh juicer with 100 hours of talk-time and Micromax X1i 2017 comes with 1300mAh battery which supports 11.5 hours talktime and 234 hours standby time.

Entertainment and Pricing: On the entertainment front, all three phones come with FM Radio and MP3 player. Nokia 3310 comes with iconic game Snake, while Micromax X1I 2017 comes with Ninja Up, Danger Dash games for entertainment. Nokia 3310 is priced at Rs 3310 in India whereas Darago 3310 and Micromax X1I 2017 are a lot cheaper at Rs 799 and Rs 1399 on Flipkart and Amazon India respectively.

Features Nokia 3310 Darago 3310 Micromax X1I 2017
Display 2.4-inches 1.77-inches 2.4-inches
Storage 16MB (32GB expandable) 8GB expandable 32MB (8GB expandable)
Rear Camera 2-megapixel 0.3-megapixel 0.08-megapixel
Battery 1200mAh 1050mAh 1300mAh
Connectivity 2G, Dual SIM 2G, Dual SIM 2G, Single SIM
Entertainment FM Radio, MP3, Snake FM Radio, MP3 FM Radio, MP3, Ninja Up,
Danger Dash
Pricing Rs 3310 Rs 799 Rs 1399

 

 

 

  • Published Date: May 24, 2017 6:14 PM IST


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