When I first learnt about the Nokia 3350, my first thoughts were “another 3300-series phone” and “is it going to be any different from the previous two” (that is, the 3310 and 3330). Also, when looking at the list of features available on the 3350 at the Nokia web site, the only real and obvious incentives for anyone getting the phone is the picture editor function and the new set of games. Oh, and also not forgetting that it features a new style Xpress-On™ cover :)
One of the great improvements realised was the larger-sized screen and its improvement in resolution. An extra line is made available compared to it predecessors. But in some cases, the font size used throughout the 3350 is larger than before as well - making it easy to read what’s printed on the screen.
change is the removal of the Navi key"
Another major change is the removal of the Navi key - with this being replaced with the selection keys on opposite sides of the
screen (found on other Nokia phones), plus the standard answer/hang-up-green/red buttons as well.
The basic functionality of this phone is very similar to any other previous Nokia 3300-series phone - with some of these including concatenated SMS, SMS chat, voice dialling, profile logos (or screen saver), reminders, WAP over CSD (circuit switched data), ringtone composer, and a standard set of games. The addition of a picture editor and three new games (Dance2Music, Link5 and Magic Draw) and customisable SMS tones are welcomed features - but does this justify an upgrade to a 3350 from a previous 3300-series model?
phone's weight, dimension and battery life are pretty much the same"
Other features also include a Chinese lunar date function is available which allows the lookup of a specific lunar day by entering a Gregorian date. The Chinese lunar date function is only accessible when the phone’s language setting is either Traditional or Simplified Chinese. A rhythmic backlight function gives the phone a special effect where the backlight flashes with the beats and rhythm of the current ringtone being played.
What more can I say? The phone’s weight, dimension and battery life are pretty much the same - with talk time of approximately 3-4 hours. Most of what you’ll get is pretty much the same, plus those added features. But with each new 3300-series phone from Nokia, there are bound to be added improvements - since each new 3300-series phone acts as an introduction to new features.