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Nokia Asha 311 Review

Nokia Asha 311

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The Asha 311 features a 3.2-megapixel camera with no flash. It’s a fixed-focus affair producing very low quality shots with little resolved detail and too much noise ruining pictures whenever it gets dusky. When it comes to the interface of the camera, everything is as simple as possible with little options available.

Camera interface - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 311 Review

Outdoor samples taken with the Nokia Asha 311 - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Outdoor samples taken with the Nokia Asha 311 - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Outdoor samples taken with the Nokia Asha 311 - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Outdoor samples taken with the Nokia Asha 311 - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Outdoor samples taken with the Nokia Asha 311 - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Outdoor samples taken with the Nokia Asha 311 - Nokia Asha 311 Review

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The camera also captures video in 480p recorded in the .3GP format. The frame rate is 25fps, and overall while video is jittery if you are recording fast-moving objects, it’s what you’d expect from a phone of this class.

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Multimedia:

While it can never be a multimedia powerhouse with that 3-inch 240x400-pixel display, the Asha 311 is a surprisingly well equipped media player with tons of codec support and a clear sounding loudspeaker.

It plays back music nicely, and loudspeaker gets pretty loud, not lastly because of how thick the phone is. The music player works just fine, organizing your music collection into artists, albums, songs and genres, and has an equalizer.

Music playback on the Nokia Asha 311 - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Music playback on the Nokia Asha 311 - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Music playback on the Nokia Asha 311 - Nokia Asha 311 Review
Music playback on the Nokia Asha 311 - Nokia Asha 311 Review

Video playback was solid and we managed to play all our MPEG-4, AVI and 3GP clips including Xvid/Divx-encoded files at up to 640x480 pixel resolution.

Nokia is giving away 60 Java games from EA for free as a gift for Asha buyers, and while basic we found those games to be fun, but way too basic. It’s Series 40 and Java after all. Good news is that Angry Birds comes pre-installed and it runs at actually playable framerates, unlike what we saw on the Asha 305.

Nokia Asha 311 Review
Nokia Asha 311 Review
Nokia Asha 311 Review
Nokia Asha 311 Review


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PhoneArena rating:
5Average
Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) LCD
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1000 MHz
0.1 GB RAM
Size4.17 x 2.05 x 0.51 inches
(106 x 52 x 12.9 mm)
3.35 oz  (95 g)
Battery1110 mAh, 7.2 hours talk time

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