Nokia Asha 310 Review

Call quality

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

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5

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5 Comments

1. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

AFAIK, it has no GPS

2. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

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

3. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

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

4. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

5. jawwad.raza

Posts: 1; Member since: May 26, 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.
Asha 310
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 400 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Battery 1110 mAh(17h talk time)

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