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: 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.
Excerpt: Not a single problem I have experienced except for one. The swivel clip for the memory card is extremely fragile. It never could line up the contacts correctly for the memory card and the side pins came out of their mounting holes very easily. The SIM clip does not have this issue being that it is larger thus less susceptible to disconnecting. I am left using the phone memory until I can get this repaired.
Pros: Design, call reception, Great UI ease of use
Cons: Pixel density low at 155, Memory card swivel clip very fragile. Hinge pin holes too small.