The return of the iconic Nokia 3210, a perfect opportunity for a digital detox

On the occasion of 25th anniversary of the first version of Nokia 3210the telephone company HMD Global has relaunched a renewed version of that 1999 model on the market, which became one of the most popular in the history of telephony, selling more than 160 million units.

With this strategy, HMD seeks to appeal to users' nostalgia and possibly revitalize their interest in the brand. At the same time, the company responds to the growing popularity of “dumbphone”phones with basic features that focus on calling and texting, as a solution for digital detoxas well as for older users for whom smartphones can present a challenge.

The old Nokia 3210 from 1999.Wikipedia.

The company wanted to emphasize that the intention behind this more basic design is to provide an option for those users who want to take a brake (perhaps definitive) of social networks and all those applications that devour our time and our attention on a daily basis. HMD explained that the new terminal will not incorporate social networks such as Twitter or Instagram by default. And its design is not the most suitable for them either.

However, this is not a total rejection of the possibilities offered by the digital age. The terminal will allow the installation of applications, but this will be completely at the discretion of the user. And we cannot be fooled either. Although it is true that the new Nokia 3210 is a ode to simplicity and efficiencyand that its functionalities have been greatly limited compared to modern smartphones, that does not mean that it has remained in the last century:

the improvements of the renewed Nokia 3210

First of all, the Nokia 3210 is equipped with the S30+ operating system, which guarantees smooth and efficient performance. The device also offers connectivity through the 4G network for phone calls, which ensures clear and constant communication. In today's hyperconnected world, where call quality can be affected by overloaded networks, this is a plus that cannot be overlooked.

The Nokia 3210 returns, one of the most legendary mobile phones of the 90s and 2000s.
The Nokia 3210 returns, one of the most legendary mobile phones of the 90s and 2000s.HMD.

In terms of storage, the Nokia 3210 has a slot for a microSD card up to 32 GB. This allows users to store a large number of photos, videos and other files, a significant improvement over the original model. Additionally, the phone has the ability to share and transfer data via Bluetoothand supports two SIM cards, allowing the user to balance calls and data between two different numbers.

The battery duration It is another of the strong points of the new Nokia 3210. It has a removable 1450 mAh battery that can provide up to 9.8 hours of use. But the most impressive thing is that its duration can last for several days, something that contrasts with the constant need to recharge current smartphones. Additionally, the device is charged via a USB type C cable, a universal and efficient standard for charging devices.

Finally, aesthetics and design are also notable elements of the new Nokia 3210. It is available in three elegant colors: diving blue, gold and blackand its compact size is more similar to the original design than to today's large smartphones, providing a more manageable and comfortable user experience.

Colors available for the new model of the Nokia 3210
Colors available for the new model of the Nokia 3210HMD Global

And best of all, for those users interested in the new and renewed Nokia 3210, they should know that its price is very affordable; being able to acquire it for only 79.99 euros. Furthermore, as a culmination and to remember old times, includes the iconic game “Snake”, which was also included in the 1999 model of the Nokia 3210.