Asha-bama: Using the Nokia Asha 311 in the Southern U.S.
23 May 2014
Summary: My LG Xpression just wasn't working for me, so I decided to get a new phone. I already had an active basic phone plan with AT&T and didn't really want a smartphone anyway, so I did some thorough searching (thanks, PhoneArena.com!) and narrowed my choice down to either the LG Arena or the Nokia Asha 311. I couldn't find an Arena on Amazon, but they had the Asha and it was eligible for Amazon Prime! Decision made.
I'm not sure if you can find a better "dumbphone" out there
6 September 2013
Summary: I have seen many sites that try to compare this feature phone to smartphones and that would be a mistake. This is NOT a smartphone (despite what Nokia tries to put on their website). That being said, it is probably the best non-smartphone that you can find that will not cost you an automatic data plan charge on your bill.
Summary: nokia makes good celphones. i've used a few of their phones before and they all have been rock solid, durable phones. i've had the asha 311 for 5 months now and im very pleased with it. its a cute little phone. however, ppl should note* it is a feature phone NOT a smartphone as many seem to get confused. it's a wonderful feature phone especially for the price. people shouldn't compare it to iphones or other smartphones re apps, etc.
Summary: Here are the points I considered while shopping my next unlocked cell phone: 1. Form factor 2. Price 3. GSM quad-band 4. 3G which works on US T-Mobile 5. WiFi (which is purely optional because of #4) No Android phone matched my criteria, so I decided to give Nokia a try. Asha 311 generally did not disappoint me. It's pretty nice phone with responsive touch screen, and it is perfectly combines all five unmentioned points in functioning order.
Summary: I bought this phone so I don't have to pay for huge charges of a smartphone. The features are great. However, don't compare it to a smartphone, because it's not. It is on the smaller side, which takes some getting used to. Great for texting and great call quality. Lately, for some reason it has been powering off and I constantly have to keep turning it back on. It does this every few days. Can't figure out why...
Summary: Nokia phones traditionally deliver durability an efficiency in functionality and the Asha 311 is no different. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase. It meets all my expectations for a phone in this price range.