The reboot of the iconic Nokia 3310 phone has generated a lot of buzz since it was revealed at this year's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. Do not underestimate the nostalgia for the simpler, cheaper mobile phones - or for Snake!
And the 2017 Nokia 3310 is looking like a great purchase for anyone looking for a spare mobile to take camping, or to festivals, thanks to its super-low cost and long life between battery charges. Maybe you just don't need all the bells and whistles of a modern smartphone, or perhaps your idea of bagging a cheap mobile phone deal doesn't involve waiting for Black Friday.
Only a select few stockists sell the Nokia 3310 available - see below - including Vodafone, Amazon and ebay. And if you decide that you want something a bit more advanced than the Nokia 3310, then try our selection of the best SIM free phones and deals or check out the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6.
Where can I buy the new Nokia 3310?
Vodafone was the first big network to start stocking the new Nokia 3310, and we're still yet to see the likes of O2, EE or Three throw their hats into the ring. But other major retailers - such as Amazon, Argos and Tesco Direct - are now beginning to join the 90s themed party...
Nokia 3310 | Vodafone | PAYG | £39
Vodafone was fast to make the 3310 available online for a bargain £39. The only thing you'll have to choose is which Big Value Bundle of data, calls and texts you want - starting at £10 for 1GB of 4G data, 200 minutes and unlimited texts per month. And if you happen to live in London, they're being sold in store at Vodafone White City and Oxford Street Experience.
Nokia 3310 | Carphone Warehouse | PAYG | £59.99
Carphone Warehouse was among the first retailers to sell the Nokia 3310 - a few handsets turned up in their fancy flagship store on Oxford Street in London. Now they only have it online and it's priced higher than at Vodafone - that's when it isn't sold out completely!
Nokia 3310 | Amazon | PAYG | £49.99
These things have been selling like the proverbial since Amazon's looooong pre-order period ended. Last time we checked, there was stock available (a rare thing) and you can order it in yellow, red, grey or blue - but it's more expensive than at Vodafone.
Nokia 3310 price
The price of the Nokia 3310 surpasses even the kind of low low prices we had expected before it launched. We were predicting £40-£60 for the handset only, but Vodafone has set the bar low at a mere £39.
We're yet to see any contract prices emerge, but - assuming they eventually do -
we'd imagine you'll get the handset for free. And the monthly costs shouldn't be very high, seeing as the functionality is relatively modest compared to your average touchscreen smartphone.
Is the Nokia 3310 any good?
A new Nokia 3310 was always going to make misty-eyed a generation whose youth was spent whiling away hours on Snake. But there's more to this phone than purely nostalgia. Its featherweight design, convenient number keys, marathon battery and ridiculous price is going to appeal to people who just want a very cheap handset for festivals, holidays and emergencies. And did we mention Snake?
For those people who expect their smartphones to be kitted out with high resolution displays and industry leading cameras, clearly the Nokia 3310 is the polar opposite. Read more about the pros and cons in our full Nokia 3310 review.
What colours are available for the new Nokia 3310?
The new Nokia 3310 is available in a range of colours. Depending on where you buy it from, there are options in blue, black, red, yellow and grey.