Budget 0-5K Phone to replace Nokia 3310 (2017)

Doc Holliday

Well-Known Member
Mar 22, 2005
Hi folks,

I need a compact phone to replace my Nokia 3310 (2017 model).

I have been using the Nokia 3310 (2017) as my primary work phone (calls and SMS only). However, of late, it has started acting up and I am looking for a replacement. I need the phone essentially for calls and SMS (typing text is a pain on the 3310, yes :-( )

I use a Samsung S7 for multimedia, e-mail and the like. I need to use 2 hand-sets.

I am looking for a budget of around 5K, and was thinking of the Nokia 1, but then I was thinking why not get an better phone from a few years earlier like a Blackberry Z10 (as it has a good screen and also can work as a back-up for email and Internet in case I am not carrying my Samsung S7). How are the sets from Ebay India which seem to hover around 5-6K.

1. Budget?
A: INR 5.5K

2. Preferred display size, type and resolution?
A: 4 to 5.2".

3. Preferred operating system? (Android (with version), iOS, Windows Phone etc).
A: No preference.

4. Preferred connectivity options? (4G, 3G, 2G etc).
A: 3G, 4G would be an added advantage

5. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them.
A: Like Blackberry as I used a BB 9700 earlier and it was really robust.

6. What is your intended use for this phone (internet, camera, multimedia, mails etc.)?
A: Calls and SMS (A definite plus would be e-mail)

7. Single SIM/ Dual SIM?
A: No preference

8. New or Used? Online or Offline?
A: New. Don’t mind buying online

9. Any other requirements?
A: Need good battery backup, microSD card slot if internal storage < 32GB

10. If you have already considered a phone, then please mention the model
A: Blackberry Z10
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