Nokia decided to relaunch its once popular feature phone, the Nokia 3310 and it is hardly a week since the product was made available to customers through GMD Global. The price of the phone was fixed at Rs 3310.
But there are now not one but two clones for the Nokia 3310 in the market and they have similar outward appearance as the 3310 and are priced much lower. One is Micromaxâ€™ X1i 2017 and the other is Darago 3310. The former is being sold at Rs 1199 while the latter is just Rs 799. So how do they compare with the Nokia 3310?
First the details about the Micromax model X1i 2017: The display screen is 2.4 inches in size (same as the Nokia 3310) and the resolution 240x320 is also the same. The Micromax phone comes with a 0.8MP rear camera (2MP in Nokia 3310) and the battery is slightly higher rated at 1300mAh (Nokia 3310: 1200mAh). In terms of internal memory, the Micromax X1i 2017 will have a healthy 32GB and a microSD slot to boot. The Nokia 3310 phone, if you remember, comes only with 16GB. The phone offers only 2G connectivity. There is no confirmation on the operating system on the new Micromax offer.
The Micromax phone may not appear exactly like a clone but the similarities in the appearance cannot be overlooked. And for all these specs, the phone is being retailed at just Rs 1, 199.
Now the other look alike is nothing but a clone. The phone maker, Shenzhenâ€™s Darago Technology, China has not tried to be shy of naming the phone also Darago 3310! The phoneâ€™s appearance is exactly like the Nokia 3310.
This phone has a smaller 1.77-inch display, but the screen resolution remains the same 320x240. The storage is also not as attractive when compared to the Nokia 3310 at just 8GB of expandable storage in total. The battery is 1050mAh and the phone offers 2G connectivity. Not much of a difference between the phones here.
It is the price where one would sit up and take notice. The Darago 3310 is being sold on Flipkart at just Rs 799.
And it looks like there are customers out there, not so brand loyal, that just want to give it a shot. In fact, the Darago 3310 is already sold out on Flipkart.