No Phone Like This Again: 20 Years After, Nokia 3310 Found in Drawer Allegedly Retains 70% Battery Power

No Phone Like This Again: 20 Years After, Nokia 3310 Found in Drawer Allegedly Retains 70% Battery Power

  • A Nokia 3310 phone abandoned for 20 years was discovered with a 70 per cent battery life
  • Kevin Moore said he went into a drawer in search of the key to his shed when he stumbled on the find
  • Nowadays, the average phone has a battery life of about 73 hours and requires constant charging

The last thing Kevin Moody, a roofer from Ellesmere Port in the US expected to see when he opened his drawer was his old, rugged and abandoned Nokia 3310 mobile phone.

But the shock was not just about discovering a vintage phone, but that Moore was shocked that the phone was still on with 70 per cent battery power left.

Nokia 3310
Nokia 3310 left on with 70 per cent battery life Credit:Oliver Helbig
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Switched on 20 years after

Moore had intended to clear out her man drawer looking for a key to the shed when he chanced on his old Nokia 3310 mobile phone.

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The phone was still switched on and amazingly has 70 per cent battery remaining 20 years after.

Moore said he did not remember plugging the phone to charge and does not even own a Nokia 331o charger.

Today, iPhones and Android devices have an average battery life of 72 hours and require plugging in all through the day to have enough power for a journey.

People react

Nokia which still makes mobile phones have branched into renewable energy but does not make phones with durable batteries like the 3310.

One person commented:

"The Nokia 3310 battery is like perpetual motion. It shouldn’t exist, but it does. One Nokia 3310 can power a city for all time."

According to reports, the Nokia 3310 went out circulation due to threats and shady dealings from fossil fuel operators, as a battery that never ran out could destroy the fossil fuel industry.

No phone battery lasts this long, others claim

However, another report says the story is untrue as there is no phone battery that can last that long without recharging.

The report reads:

"There is no consumer grade battery in the world which can last for up to 20 years without recharging. Furthermore, the news website called the ‘Chesterbungle‘ actually publishes satirical content. The website publishes articles with ridiculous titles and stories that defy reality in every sense; it is expected of them since their forte is satire."

Moody’s phone currently serves him well as both a texting device and a spare hammer for when he drops his at work.

List of unapproved phones in Nigerian markets that citizens should avoid, as NCC warns against their use reported that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cautioned consumers against the patronage and use of devices that have not been approved.

The commission also announced tough sanctions on marketers selling counterfeit devices to Nigerians.

NCC disclosed this in a statement after its team arrested one Yahaya Ado of Gezawa Communications Limited for selling counterfeit Gionee devices.


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