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Nokia Asha 311 Review

Nokia Asha 311

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Call quality:

Nokia Asha 311 Review
After all above, it’s clear that the Asha 311 is mostly a phone, and much less of a device to access the Internet or watch movies. That’s why call quality is paramount to its success, and we were glad to hear clear, natural sounding voices in the earpiece. Our callers also had no issue making out our voice and even in louder environments side noises weren’t in the way. If we had to pick the nits, we’d say that maybe the earpiece could have been a bit louder, but that’s more of a wish rather than a complaint.


Battery:

As a feature phone, the Asha 311 also takes pride in its longer battery life. It ships with a 1110mAh battery that yields 6 hours of 3G talk time and 14 hours of 2G talk time.


Conclusion:

We’ve looked at the Nokia Asha 311 from all sides, but we’ve reserved its most important aspect, the price, for last. The device costs between $120 to $140 depending on the market which puts it in the same category as low-end Android smartphones.

Devices like the Samsung Galaxy Y (sold for around $130), the Galaxy Pocket (around $115), the LG Optimus L3 (some $140) cost either the same or lower than the Asha 311, but bring you into smartphone land with tons of actually useful and well performing apps unlike the Java horror that you’d have to deal with on the Asha.

If for some strange reason, you do not want to use a smartphone, the $100 Samsung Star 3 is another feature phone option that is reasonably priced and similar to the Asha.

On its own, the Asha 311 is not a bad phone. It’s relatively responsive - even though some lag is still noticeable, - it comes with Series 40 in brand new clothes and it’s not too expensive. Sadly (or rather luckily), it’s not in a world of its own. With smartphones packing more and better features, it looks like a device the Nokia time machine has brought from the past into the present at a wrong moment, a couple of years too late.

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Pros

  • Capacitive screen brings better responsiveness
  • Refreshed Series 40 UI
  • 3G, Wi-Fi connectivity

Cons

  • Not cheap enough, better smartphones now available at same price
  • Design too plasticky
  • Series 40 still feels a bit slow
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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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