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Nokia Asha 310 Review

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Call quality

Nokia Asha 310 Review
Voices sound quite muffled in the earpiece of the Asha 310, and when you crank it at highest volume, they tend to get distorted. On the other end things are a bit better, as the microphone of Nokia's handset managed to relay our voice fairly loud and clear to our conversation buddy, though with a slight distortion, too.


Battery

The 1100 mAh unit in the Asha 310 lasts quite a while, as the basic OS and the 2G connectivity keep power requirements at bay. Nokia cites 17 hours of talk time and more than three weeks of standby, which is very good, though if you constantly maintain two carrier connections, the standby times will get lower.


Conclusion

Overall for the $100 off-contract price you get what you pay for with the Asha 310 in terms of screen resolution and other hardware extras, but the phone does have a few aces up its design sleeve, such as good build quality and ergonomic grip. The phone does sport a subpar camera as well as lousy voice quality in the earpiece, but some major tradeoffs could be expected for the rock-bottom price.

The Easy Swap Dual SIM system is a godsend for those who look for an inexpensive handset to juggle their personal and work numbers from a single phone, mixing it up with other cards quickly without having to switch off the handset first.

As a phone with both dual SIM slots and Wi-Fi connectivity, it is somewhat unique to compete in the Asha range, but then there's Android, which has the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, for example, which gives you all the wonders of the Google Play Store for just a little bit more. If you want a bit larger screen with better resolution, as well as better camera, you can pony up a few tens more for something like the Sony Xperia tipo dual as well.

Software version: V 07.37

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Pros

  • Dual SIM card system with hot-swappable slot on the side
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • The earpiece is weak, and voices sound muffled
  • Subpar camera
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posted on 01 May 2013, 15:45 1

1. Diazene (Posts: 123; Member since: 01 May 2013)


AFAIK, it has no GPS

posted on 01 May 2013, 15:50 2

2. Diazene (Posts: 123; Member since: 01 May 2013)


the phone is less laggy than most android phones, and most play sote appls won't run on QVGA phones anyway

posted on 02 May 2013, 02:15

3. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


The camera doesn't look as bad as the review say.

posted on 18 May 2013, 14:15

4. PorkyBurger (Posts: 194; Member since: 18 May 2013)


WQVGA is just fine on this phone, just imagine WVGA making the phone all laggy and pointless.

posted on 26 May 2013, 03:32

5. jawwad.raza (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 May 2013)


Nokia phones are reliable and good resale price. In particular this phone is very handy and with nice features like WiFi, map and weather etc.

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) LCD
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.33 x 2.13 x 0.51 inches
(109.9 x 54 x 13 mm)
3.58 oz  (102 g)
Battery1110 mAh, 17 hours talk time

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