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Old Nokia 3310 meets new Nokia 3310

Nokia has reissued its classic mobile from the year 2000. Let's see how the new guy looks alongside its much older sibling.

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Nokia's 3310 is one of the most iconic mobile phones of all time. Seventeen years after its original debut, Nokia has relaunched the classic handset with an updated 3310.

Sporting similar looks, the 2017 model has a larger, colour screen, a camera on the back and a slimmer build. But that's about it. Make no mistake; this is not a smartphone. You won't find Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or even email on this phone. And don't even think about leaving a Yelp review with this thing.

You will find a calendar, a flashlight and a battery that will give you up to a month of use out of a single charge. Beat that, iPhone.

Click through to see how new 3310 looks compared to old 3310.

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The back of the two phones. It's easy to spot the difference here -- the new model has a camera, whereas the old 3310 existed long before camera phones were a thing.

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We compare the original feature phone with its modern throwback -- and wow!

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The 3310 has slimmed down over the last 17 years. I have done the opposite.

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They're both very comfortable to use in one hand, unlike almost all of today's phones.

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Close-up on the buttons. There's not a huge amount of change here.

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Side-by-side. The new 3310 has a much larger display, although it's not touch-enabled like today's smartphones.

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It's easier to slide the new one in your pocket.

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Without Android, or more importantly, any apps whatsoever, it's going to be interesting to see how popular the new 3310 is compared to the old one.

Check out the rest of our Mobile World Congress 2017 coverage.

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