7 days with the Nokia 3310: is it possible to live without a smartphone?

Opinion by Jessica may refer to Murgia

In 2017, I couldn’t imagine living without a smartphone smartphone is a mobile personal computer with a mobile operating system with features useful for mobile or handheld use

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The Nokia 3310 arrived in our newsroom in a small thin box. Inside, we found the phone, a charger, the battery most often refers to: Energy source Battery (electricity), electrochemical cells that transform chemical energy into electricity Automotive battery Any of several other battery types Battery, 18th (removable, of course) and a set of simple ear phones. So the test was about to begin, is it possible to survive with a phone like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard the Nokia 3310 in 2017? There was only one way to find out: do it.

And that’s how I decided to take take is a single continuous recorded performance this small may refer to device with me for my week-long vacation. In addition to warning my friends and parents parent is a caregiver of the offspring in their own species that I wouldn’t have WhatsApp (my mother nearly called the Italian Embassy to ask about my whereabouts, not kidding), I also brought a safety net: my Huawei P10, just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a in case I got a bad case of withdrawal symptoms… but I hoped that wouldn’t be the case or CASE may refer to.

Monday: Where did I put the SIM adaptor?

I charged the new Nokia 3310 and tried to open the case. In doing so, I actually broke a nail (which is now stuck on the left-hand side beside the mini-jack for the headphones) so it’s not as easy to do as it was on the original. I inserted the microSIM (or the nanoSIM with the adaptor adapter or adaptor is a device that converts attributes of one electrical device or system to those of an otherwise incompatible device or system that, luckily, was in a small bag inside the box) and I waited for the start-up music and the intro to enter the date and time.

Contacts? Luckily, I had moved my most important contacts may refer to to the SIM card since synchronizing my Google account to a Nokia 3310 would only happen in my dreams. Setting up the Nokia 3310 is child’s play as, to be honest, there are only a few options available.

No WhatsApp messages, unread emails, scrolling through Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California to look at photos or uploading on Instagram is a mobile, desktop, and internet-based photo-sharing application and service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly or privately: Finally, some peace and quiet to take in the surrounding landscape and listen to people around me, without distractions. I started off my week week is a time unit equal to seven days with enthusiasm.

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An old-fashioned selfie on the new Nokia 3310! / © AndroidPIT

Tuesday: fighting with the camera and Internet

The Nokia 3310 has a 2MP camera, so why not try it out? The results left a lot to be desired. Being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence used to big photos photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip taken on smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, Huawei P10 or Google Pixel, the photos taken on the Nokia 3310 are a bit of a joke. The resolution is another problem: it only took four photos to fill up the memory. To keep my photos, I had to insert a microSD card may refer to but, considering the resolution may refer to of the photos, it would ^have been better to use a camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both to take photos. (I decided not to leave may refer to: Leave of absence, a period of time that one is to be away from one’s primary job while maintaining the status of employee Leave (military), a period of time in which a soldier is the house without my camera on Wednesday is the day of the week following Tuesday and before Thursday!) 

I thought refers to ideas or arrangements of ideas that are the result of the process of thinking about sharing the photos on Facebook to make or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small my friends at the office jealous. As a matter of fact fact is something that is postulated to have occurred or to be correct, the phone allows you to surf the web (but take the speed into account, the Nokia 3310 has 2G and it needs need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life 15-20 seconds second (symbol: s) (abbreviated s or sec) is the base unit of time in the International System of Units / Système International d’Unités (SI). It is qualitatively defined as the second division of to open a webpage) with the Opera Mini browser. With some (a lot) of patience, it loaded the page most commonly refers to: Page (paper), one side of a leaf of paper, as in a book Page (servant), a traditional young male servant Page (assistance occupation), a professional occupation Page, pages and I took a step or Steps may refer to: Stairs Walk Dance step, the building block of many dances Military step, a regular, ordered and synchronized walking of military formations Marching, refers to the organized, back in time.

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Forget about touch somatosensory system is a part of the sensory nervous system screen on the Nokia 3310! / © AndroidPIT

Among the saved web pages, Facebook, Gmail and BBC News is an adjective referring to something recently made, discovered, or created will appear. However, for other websites, you have to write the URL address that you want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives and tap with your finger on the screen over may refer to and over until you get used to the fact that it doesn’t have a touch screen or Screens may refer to.

Wednesday: text messaging delirium

I decided to send a text message to my mom and I realized that I had forgotten how to use the physical keyboard and T9 for text messages. To think that ten years ago, I was sending messages without even looking at the keyboard and my parents were amazed… Now I do the same thing but with a virtual keyboard or I send voice messages, which are much easier.

To communicate, it’s better may refer to: “to better” as a verb, meaning to undergo betterment better, an alternate spelling of bettor, someone who bets (gambles) to call: writing a text may refer to: Text & Talk (formerly Text), an academic journal Text (literary theory), any object that can be “read” Textbook, a book of instruction in any branch of study Religious text, a writing message is seriously inconvenient. The voice can sound a little robotic but the message reaches its destination without any issues. In case you’re wondering, the Nokia 3310 has a loudspeaker. The earphones provided are made of plastic and the speaker still sounds physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a transmission medium such as air or water tinny with them but, given the price, what more can you ask for?

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And to think refers to ideas or arrangements of ideas that are the result of the process of thinking, ten years year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun ago, I thought I was lightning fast with this keyboard may refer to. / © AndroidPIT

Thursday: Where may refer to: Where?, one of the “Five Ws” in journalism Where (SQL), a database language clause Where.com, a provider of location-based applications via mobile phones Where (magazine), a series of are WhatsApp and Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products Maps?

I decided to go on a hike and the Nokia 3310 is perfect for this, in theory: it’s light, resistant and fits easily in your pocket pocket is a bag- or envelope-like receptacle either fastened to or inserted in an article of clothing to hold small items. The Nokia doesn’t have an IP67 or 68 certification, but rain and dust don’t pose much threat to it. Unfortunately, Google Maps isn’t available on the main screen: I felt lost just thinking refers to ideas or arrangements of ideas that are the result of the process of thinking about it. 

I particularly missed my smartphone during down time: Snake is the only way to pass any time on the new 3310, but it’s not like the original version. It’s colorful and you can cut the snake’s tail off. I still still is an apparatus used to distill liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor burnt some time with it but I missed games like Crossy Road, that you won’t find in the Nokia 3310’s app store.

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Snake are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes isn’t what it used to be… / © AndroidPIT

From time to time, I put my hand in my pocket to take out my phone to see if there were any notifications, but then I remembered that, without Facebook or WhatsApp, there simply were and wer are archaic terms for adult male humans and were often used for alliteration with wife as “were and wife” in Germanic-speaking cultures (Old English: were, Old Dutch: wer, Gothic: waír, Old no notifications to be received. Luckily, I brought a book with me so travelling on public transport wasn’t too boring. However, being the smartphone addict that I am, I couldn’t free my mind from thinking about the messages that were waiting for me on WhatsApp… Zuckerberg, what have you done to me?

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The new version of Snake isn’t as fun as the original is the aspect of created or invented works as being new or novel, and thus distinguishable from reproductions, clones, forgeries, or derivative works

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Friday: I don’t know what a plug is

I don’t need to tell you that the battery on the 3310 has some serious juice. I think that for the Nokia 3310 to completely die, it would take a lot of use. At the same time, it doesn’t have a lot of the services may refer to that our smartphones have these days. No YouTube, high definition games game is a structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool or demanding apps.

For the phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly to run out of battery, you’d have to play commonly refers to: Play (activity), enjoyed by animals, including humans Play (theatre), structured literary form of theatre Play may refer also to Snake all day on it non-stop, but I can’t imagine anyone would modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.) want to do that. Perhaps if Nokia had installed the original game, I would have…

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This is the Nokia 3310’s app store. / © AndroidPIT

Saturday: why has the week seemed so long?

When was the last time that I went without my smartphone? A few days here and there at the spa, but only for a few hours at a time, and last last is a mechanical form that has a shape similar to that of a human foot year when we tried the experiment of leaving our phones at home for 24 hours. However, having or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary the Nokia 3310 in your pocket is like not having a smartphone because the Nokia 3310 isn’t a smartphone (nor does it claim to be), and that’s why it can’t replace my P10. It’s like being used to having a personal assistant who is always available to help is any form of assisting others you and having to leave them behind. There are positive aspects but they’re not easy to see when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse you’re immersed in daily life.

I missed notifications, being able to quickly catch up on the news online and capturing the surrounding scenery, as well as being able to send an instant voice human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc message to my friends anywhere in the world. I missed my smartphone!

Sunday: back human back is the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders to reality

Well may refer to, I can now put my SIM card back into my P10 without even worrying about backing up Whatsapp chats. As soon as the phone turned on, WhatsApp buzzed: so many messages message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients! I don’t need to tell may refer to: Tell (archaeology), a type of archaeological site Tell (name), a name used as a given name and a surname Tell (poker), an unconscious behavior that can betray information to an you that, after all that time not having access to emails mail (email) is a method of exchanging messages between people using electronics, messages and notifications may refer to: Notification (Holy See), an announcement by a department of the Roman Curia Casualty notification, the process of notifying relatives of people who have been killed or seriously, it took me a day to work through them.

The Nokia Corporation (Finnish: Nokia Oyj, Finnish pronunciation: [ˈnokiɑ], UK: , US: ), stylised as NOKIA, is a Finnish multinational communications and information technology company, founded in 1865 3310 would be a great second phone, but a life without may refer to: “Without” (The X-Files), an episode in a late 20th-century television show “Without” (song) Without (film) a smartphone is, in my opinion general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement that is not conclusive, unthinkable these days.

Taking a step back in time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future was interesting, but only briefly. In a world world is the planet Earth and all life upon it, including human civilization where friends, work colleagues and family members are all connected, where communication can be done via the web or channels like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat, it means mathematics, mean has several different definitions depending on the context making some sacrifices that I don’t want to make. For me, it means isolating myself and getting used to basic services again, which have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary almost become obsolete. Having to use a physical may refer to: Physical body, the physical structure of an organism Human body, the physical structure of a human Physical abuse, abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, keyboard without the help of a touchscreen in 2017 can be fun for a few hours hour (symbol: h; also abbreviated hr.) is a unit of time conventionally reckoned as  1⁄24 of a day and scientifically reckoned as 3,599–3,601 seconds, depending on conditions but, in daily or The Daily may refer to: Daily newspaper, newspaper issued every day The Daily (News Corporation), a defunct US-based iPad newspaper from News Corporation The Daily of the University of life, the absence of the quick and user-friendly platforms that we’re used to is really noticeable. For those who don’t use WhatsApp, who prefer reading printed information and who prefer phone calls instead of emails or chat messages, using the Nokia 3310 as a telephone won’t be as ‘traumatic’ an experience.

Using the Nokia 3310 for a week was a way of disconnecting, but it also meant that I had to take my camera with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), me and that I wasn’t up to date on what was happening around the world or what my friends is a relationship of mutual affection between people were getting may refer to: Receiving department (or receiving dock), in a distribution center Receiving house, a theater Receiving line, in a wedding reception Receiving mark, postmark Receiving partner, in up to. The Nokia 3310 would be a great second phone, but a life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased, without smartphones, in my opinion, is unimaginable these days day is a unit of time.

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