Conclusion: We're not sold on the Nokia Asha 311. It's a good feature phone that costs more than some great smartphones. The design is middling, the screen underwhelming, the camera poor and the functionality limited.
Pros: Small body, Charming touch UI, Great codec support
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.
Conclusion: The featurephone game is quite the non sequitur. It is simultaneously a vestige of a time before smartphones and a reflection of their influence - and sometimes not a very clear one at that.
Pros: Quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE, Penta-band 3G with 14.4Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps support, S40-based Asha touch interface, 3" WQVGA capacitive touchscreen, ~155 pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass, Polarizing filter, 1GHz CPU, 128MB RAM, Nokia Browser 2.0, Nokia store and 40 EA games for free, 3.15 MP ...
Cons: Low screen resolution, Fixed-focus camera, No smart dialing, Costs as much as some smartphones
Summary: Nokia has been on the forefront in accelerating consumers journey to the mobile internet. The Finnish company spearheaded the 'connecting the next billion' campaign with its Nokia Asha range of smart mobile phones have hit the right spot with consumers with appetite for Internet and social...
Conclusion: For an extra £20 the Asha 311 throws in quite a few advantages over the cheaper 306 , with a better screen, faster processing power and 3G connectivity -- if you must have a budget feature phone rather than an Android, it's worth the extra.
Pros: Basic but solidly built, 3G, Wi-Fi, free EA games, capacitive touch screen, low price
Excerpt: In recent years, Nokia has seen a falling graph in the midst of cheap Android phones. To recapture the lost fame, Nokia has introduced a fine combination of a budgeted smartphone and a gaming device with Asha series.
Summary: Nokia has been making waves with its Asha series and one of the latest to join the bandwagon is the Asha 311 . The handset comes packed with a number of features, ranging from a powerful processor to music and games. And yes, in best Asha tradition, it does not cost the earth far from it.
Summary: At Rs. 7,200, the Nokia Asha 311 is very expensive and not worth a buy at all. We highly recommend you add another thousand and blindly pick up the HTC Explorer . If you want a newer version of Android, more internal memory and a slightly bigger battery, then for a little more, the Sony Xpera tipo...
Conclusion: Nokia’s Asha 311 sports some well thought out, swipe-loving, Series 40 OS enhancements plus decent specs for its recommended retail price of R1 500. In this price bracket it competes against the cheaper (R1 000) Android-running Samsung Galaxy Pocket and LG Optimus L3 (R1 500).
Pros: Great battery life; 40 free EA Games voucher; snappy performance; FM Radio; 2 GB memory card included in retail package.
Cons: Resistive-like touchscreen experience on a capacitive display; and paltry internal storage.