Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
Newest Review: ... this phone had features that were pretty unique to the market at the time, it still had when Nokia phones are known for. It was pretty inde... more
The Mike Tyson of Mobile Phones
Member Name: EdgySurveys
Advantages: Solid build. Great usbaility. Decent design. Good battery life.
Disadvantages: Slightly small screen perhaps but I suppose it didn't really matter back then!
Small. Bulky. Tough as nails. Legendary.
I'm sure as anybody who once had this classic phone - I remember it well.
I remember as this was my first mobile phone, and I got it about age 10, along with my sister who also had one; I still remember being excited with it, playing snake. 'lol'.
Perhaps this phone is so significant to me and many of my generation due to the fact it was the first phone of our childhood lives, near entering adult hood; it was basically the first tool we used to communicate via text between friends, romantic interests etc... so maybe all that nostalgia and association is tied in to the image some of us have of it! Maybe not!
== The Build ==
One truly memorable thing about this phone, and one of its pluses, is its build.
Solid, sturdy and rigid. I don't think I've ever actually held another phone that fits more perfectly in my palm either; the shape and size of this is very convenient and comfortable.
You'll notice I began this review by using the phrase 'tough as nails' to refer to this phone - this ties in to its rigid build; you can drop and bash this phone around till the pigs (cows was too cliche to say, I just couldn't do it) come home, it won't have much effect. This is a hard phone to break.
== Functioning, Features and Usability ==
The Nokia 3330 gets it very right in another department: buttons. Which, is a very important element to a mobile phone since you'll be hitting them constantly to call and text. It may sound somewhat picky but, they get the spacing between these buttons just right so you're not misshitting and have plenty of room to develop a fast and accurate tapping speed! Nerdy!
As for the features... SNAKE. Need I say more?
== Battery Life ==
From what I remember, the battery life on this phone is very very good. That's what is more memorable about this phone: it's a practical phone. It's very solid, very reliable and very lasting.
I currently own a smartphone (S3) and the battery life sucks major ass in comparison to the classic phones like these. It's apparently very good for a smartphone, and of course a smartphone would need to take up so much more power but, I remember the good ol' days!
== Price ==
Back in the day, I think this was fairly reasonable for price. I remember this phone being incredibly popular, everybody had it (maybe because there was also much less variety, and Nokia were very reliable) and it's one of the best selling phones of all time. Even in spite of that, I don't remember it costing that much at the time, but these days, you can pick it up for next to nothing.
My conclusion would be that this is a very very reliable, very solid, very usable, very comfortable little phone that ticks all the basic boxes. It's nothing revolutionary by today's standards of course, but it remains a staple in the classics, and if you're currently in need for a phone, to just be... a phone, trust me: this is a fantastic choice.
Summary: Classic phone. Long live Tyson.
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