Our Opinion

The Samsung Metro XL is a slightly better phone than the Nokia 3310 Dual SIM, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Metro XL!

Nokia 3310 Dual SIM  Samsung Metro XL 
Nokia 3310 Samsung Metro XL
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Excellence Score
13.1
14.7
Value for Money Score
65.6
68.5
Price ₹ 2,549 onwards ₹ 3,225 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2017 May, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS
Touchscreen
Screen Size 2.4 inches 2.8 inches
Screen Resolution 240x320 pixels (~ 167 pixels per inch) 240x320 pixels (~ 143 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features N/A TFT
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor N/A 312 MHz
Processor Type Single Core Single Core
Processor Name N/A N/A
GPU N/A N/A
RAM N/A 64 MB
3G
4G
VoLTE
WiFi
GPS
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 2.0MP 3.1MP
Camera Auto-Focus
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording
Other Camera Features N/A N/A
Secondary Camera 2.0MP
Secondary Camera Features N/A N/A
Internal Memory 16 MB 128 MB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 32 GB up to 16 GB
Contacts Storage 2000 contacts N/A
SMS Storage N/A N/A
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 12.8 mm 11.9 mm
Weight 79 gm 105 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 1200 mAh 1200 mAh
Battery Standby 600 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 22.10 hrs 14.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Audio Playback Time: up to 51 hrs, FM Radio Playback Time: up to 39 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features SLAM; Games: Snake N/A
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Decent build - the front and back look as though they should be quite scratch resistant - the matte-finish is also nicely grippy
  • Attractive design
  • Nice, compact dimensions - weighs just 79g including the battery
  • The phone is also pre-populated with a range of stock apps, and has a store
  • The overall performance is fine (with the exception of that teeth-grindingly slow browsing - as a result of the phone supporting neither anything other than 2G networks, nor supporting WiFi)
  • Extraordinary battery life - the 1, 200mAh battery, which is charged via Micro-USB, is rated as good for up to 22 hours of talk, 31 days on standby, 51 hours of MP3 playback and 39 hours of radio - basically you can go for days on end without even thinking about recharging
  • The battery is also swappable
  • Overall, although the phone is severely limited in an age of smartphones - it won't allow you to access Whatsapp for instance - it could still lure those who want a simple but robust feature phone with exceptional battery life, perhaps as a backup handset, to their smartphone
  • FM radio, Bluetooth work as expected
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Navigation buttons are not the most comfortable
  • The tiny screen of course isn't anything to write home about - it measures 2.4 inches across the diagonal and has a QVGA resolution of just 240 by 320 pixels - obviously the phone is not meant for anything more than basic calling/texting
  • No WiFi, No GPS, No 3G, No 4G - web browsing is as expected, excruciatingly slow
  • Poor camera - shoots at 2 megapixels and isn't much use for anything beyond basic on-handset images
  • Audio quality via both headphones, and speaker is average
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