So, there’s a $12 clone of the Nokia 3310 in the market now


HMD, makers of the new Nokia 3310 are riding on the nostalgia fervour to drive some sales for the phone, but it looks like they’re not the only ones doing so.

A new phones — the Darago 3310 — is an exact replica of the original and is already selling in the market for much lesser, at just $12. The Darago 3310 was found selling in the Indian market for 799 INR.

Darago have gone full monty in replicating the classic 3310; the design, layout, and the exact outer appearance has been recreated.

Buyers in India can avail the phone from e-commerce giant Flipkart. There’s no word on weather this phone is going to be sold in other markets as well, but given the popularity of the 3310, more makers akin Darago might just churn out some lookalikes and make some quick bucks on the way.

Have you ever purchased a replica phone?

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12 Comments

  1. E8hffff
    May 20, 2017

    If they bring out a 4G version it will sell well. 2G protocol has been discontinued in Australia and other parts of the world and there’s a need phones with keys for seniors.

    • Hafid
      May 20, 2017

      Yes, you’re right at some parts, but don’t forget that the 3rd world countries or whatever they call them, are a good market for Nokia to gain a lot of money while other brands are dropping the 2G protocol in SOME countries, and until 2020, Maybe it’ll bring a 4G version of the same device.

  2. eliHd452
    May 20, 2017

    That’s not a replica, that’s how much it should cost. I bet the company still makes money even for selling it $12

  3. Jay
    May 20, 2017

    What about the OS that’s used in the Darago phone?

  4. Marius Cirsta
    May 20, 2017

    The screen just looks like crap and I can only imagine that the build quality is crap too. Just a decent batter for such a phone costs $5 so I can only imagine what battery this one has.
    If they were smart they’d build a $20-$30 clone maybe even with 3G.

  5. E8hffff
    May 20, 2017

    If they bring out a 4G version it will sell well. 2G protocol has been discontinued in Australia and other parts of the world and there’s a need for phones with keys for seniors. They hate touch screens.

    • Hafid
      May 20, 2017

      Yes, you’re right at some parts, but don’t forget that the 3rd world countries or whatever they call them, are a good market for Nokia to gain a lot of money while other brands are dropping the 2G protocol in SOME countries, and until 2020, Maybe it’ll bring a 4G version of the same device.

  6. eliHd452
    May 20, 2017

    That’s not a replica, that’s how much it should cost. I bet the company still makes money even for selling it $12

  7. Jay
    May 20, 2017

    What about the OS that’s used in the Darago phone?

  8. Marius Cirsta
    May 20, 2017

    The screen just looks like crap and I can only imagine that the build quality is crap too. Just a decent batter for such a phone costs $5 so I can only imagine what battery this one has.
    If they were smart they’d build a $20-$30 clone maybe even with 3G.

  9. vikoadi
    May 21, 2017

    the classic is the 2000 version.
    it makes me mad reading that Darago cloning the classic 3310 but turns out it just another dumphone.

  10. vikoadi
    May 21, 2017

    the classic is the 2000 version.
    it makes me mad reading that Darago cloning the classic 3310 but turns out it just another dumphone.