Excerpt: Small and sweet, for those who don't want to spend too much and that too on an ancient device, the Asha 311 is relatively new for those who want to keep it simple. However, there are no popular apps available, contrary to the adverts! It's all very basic, so if you would like a smartphone, this may not suit you. As of now, the Nokia XPRESS browser is ... not that great as widely advertised. And after two years, my battery now only lasts a day!
Summary: This is not an Android phone - it is an excellent and less expensive phone that has most of the features of a typical smartphone. This is a great phone for the price. Unlocked, 3G, Corning Gorilla Glass ... Works very well, good reception. There is a mail client for all your accounts (Gmail, Hotmail/Live/Outlook, Yahoo, etc.), a web browser and Nokia Xpress Browser that sends all data through Nokia servers for compression and faster loading.
Summary: The call quality is ok, where you can get reception I have been having issues with reception in places my Samsung rugby had no issues. I never could get the phone to update so i don't know if there is a firmware issue with the phone, but I can't get any Internet functionality out of the phone at all in the U.S.
Summary: The pros: - Inexpensive compared to smart phones - Good set of basic features - Smaller size than IMO bulky smart phones The cons: - GSM in my area has inferior coverage to CDMA. Using this GSM phone gives inferior coverage compared to CDMA phone. - Phone software has a few bugs - occasionally screen blanks, then returns.
Summary: I bought this because AT&T is raising smartphone prices to unfair levels. This is the closest thing to a smartphone without actually being a smartphone. It cost a third of what my smartphone was costing me and has most of the features. I get unlimited data on this which is very useful. The item is not as described though, it comes with a 2GB SD card, not 4GB. I was planning on putting a much bigger 32GB card in but that is not the point, the description lied.
Summary: Basically, treat it as you would your old "dumb" phones, only with more options and functions available, because that's exactly what it is. If you use the internet on your phone at all times, this probably isn't the phone for you. The standard Nokia browser sucks and is kinda slow. Plus, the smallish screen size makes typing an exercise in pronounced concentration and backtracking to delete typos. If you text up a storm 24/7, this also probably isn't the phone for you.