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8.1 out of 10

Nokia Asha 311

Great Deal: $89.99

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Overall 4

Nokia Asha 311 Review: In Depth

30 December 2012
  • 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. Its interface is charming, it has plenty of pre-installed apps and when the price drops below £80, it will be more compelling, but in excess of £120, we'd sooner recommend a Nokia Lumia 710 , Sony Xperia Tipo or Huawei Ascend G300.
  • Pros: Small body, Charming touch UI, Great codec support
  • Cons: Design feels cheap, Low resolution screen, Expensive
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Overall 4

Expert Review

29 December 2012
  • Conclusion: Given the age and low power requirements of S40, it’s incredible what Nokia’s pulled off here: it can do just about anything a smartphone can in a pinch. But here’s the thing. The UK mobile market is so heavily subsidized by the networks, there’s just no point bothering with a phone like this, when smartphones can be had for just as little.
  • Pros: For an operating system that has its roots in early 2000s feature phones, it’s remarkable what you can do with S40 on the Nokia Asha 311. You can browse the web, get email, peruse Facebook and Twitter, chat over instant messaging or even with smartphone-owning mates using the popular WhatsApp. You can even use Nokia Maps, and it’ll make a good stab at showing where you are using network positioning. The Nokia Asha 311 is also, surprisingly, an incredible gaming machin...
  • Cons: That’s the good: the bad is that this is still an operating system from the early 2000s. It may mean a long battery life of days rather than hours, but it also means slow loading times, and more pop-ups than a children’s picture book. “Error this”, “Problem that”. It should just work these days. Those problems spill into the hardware too. Yes, there’s a 1GHz processor, but it’s tied to a tiny 3-inch screen with an incredibly low 240x400 resolution. It looks bobbins, j...
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