When the original Nokia 3310 was released into the market 17 years ago, it doesn’t come with a camera. Give the time, there is really no need for a camera on a phone. Fast forward to 2017, the re-imagined Nokia 3310 which was just launched in Malaysia earlier today now carries a camera even though it is still a 2G-based feature phone.
Based on the specs, the camera on Nokia 3310’s might sounds rather inferior when compared to many entry-level smartphones out there. Equipped with a 2-megapixels sensor alongside LED flash, it is also accompanied by no-frills user interface.
Nevertheless, I am rather surprised to see images captured by the camera are actually much better than what I was expected:
(Click on the images to enlarge them. The white-colored figure at the bottom of the images are actually the security cable that was tied to the phone.)
While I certainly did not expect super sharp output from 3310’s 2-megapixels camera, the images shown above were actually not too bad and seemed quite alright when they are resized to lower resolution. In terms of white balance, the camera on 3310 seems to lean towards warmer colors and tend of overexpose a lot though.
At times, the colors seems rather muted too but I reckon that the chances to obtain more accurate color production would increase with better lighting condition. All in all, the output from 3310 is generally alright given its camera setup even though it is clear that the camera capabilities are still way behind even most entry-level smartphones out there.
If you need a comparison, these are some of the scene above looked like through OPPO R9s which was the smartphone that I carried at the moment:
(Click on the images to enlarge them. The selfie image was taken with R9s’ front camera.)
The new Nokia 3310 will be released in Malaysia starting from first week of June 2017 for RM 239. To learn more about the device, check out our hands-on experience with the device right here.