The Nokia 3310 and 11 different basic Nokias we liked | British GQ


Oh, can we lengthy for the times of grainy image decision, polyphonic ringtones and clunky buttons. OK, perhaps not, however for all its flaws the Nokia 3200 is true millennial nostalgia. It was one of many first of the early-Noughties Nokia clan to have color, however its greatest function was the flashlight situated on the underside of the cellphone (an amazing assist when attempting to find the keyhole to sneak in after an evening out consuming cans within the native park). Properly, that and its design allowed you to create your individual customised covers – the preferred decisions in my faculty had been costly automobiles, glamour fashions and Tupac. It additionally had a standby battery lifetime of between 150-300 hours. Take that, Apple!

Kevin Lengthy

Nokia 6810 (2003)

Slick in silver, the Nokia 6810 got here with a pleasing, however not completely mandatory shock. Admittedly multi-tap entry was severely irritating, however a minimum of it stopped us disclosing rather more about our lives than “I am right here”. The 6810 had the answer – a flip out keyboard that elevated it to the Optimus Prime of Nokias. A premonition of what was to come back, admittedly, however worryingly flimsy and little bit of a ridiculous faff. For sure, I used the total qwerty keyboard roughly thrice in our yr lengthy tryst.

Ailis Brennan

Nokia 6085 (2006)


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