Review of Nokia ASHA 311

Nokia ASHA 311 was available and released on August 2012. This phone belongs to the low end smart-phone series which is loaded with some decent features for its low price tag. Some of the features which lagged in ASHA 305 is covered in ASHA 311. Along with capacitive touch it contains wifi and 3G facility which was not available in ASHA 305, giving some cool browsing experience.

Let’s go through the features of this low end smartphone.

Display
It has a 3.0 inches TFT capacitive touch-screen along with corning gorilla glass which gives a decent viewing experience and protection against rough and tough use. Its capacitive touch is better than Nokia ASHA 305’s resistive touch which gives a decent touch experience. It cannot play HD videos but the basic videos work smoothly. You can have up to 3 home screens which means, you are one touch away from accessing more apps right from the home screen. Its dropdown screen reminds us of androids dropdown status bar.

Camera
ASHA 305 is equipped with 3MP primary camera which is its basic camera and it does not contain any front camera or flash. The 3MP camera comes with few features which can be used to put some effects to your clicks.

OS and Processor
Its S40 ASHA OS gives decent mobile experience. Browsing is pretty good as it includes 3G and Wifi features. You can also use basic browser using 2G services. It contains 1Ghz processor same as ASHA 302 and ASHA 303 which gives good performance.

 Memory
It has a 140MB internal memory and expandable up to 32GB through microSD card slot. So you get more space to store your pictures, data and your favorite songs.

Gaming
It includes the multitouch feature which helps to play decent touch games. But you cannot play high end HD games on your ASHA 311.

 

Body
Nokia is known for its tough hardware so you don’t have to worry much if you drop your ASHA once or twice. It is just 95 grams in weight. It has a volume rocker and lock key at the right side, Two call option buttons at the top where power button is also integrated with the End call option. There is the charging port, USB data port and 3.5mm jack at the top. It comes in ravishing five colors (Rose Red, Brown, Sand White, Blue and Dark Grey).

Battery

It has a standard Li-ion 1110mAh battery which gives up to 696hr(2G)and 768hr(3G) at standby mode, 14hr(2G) and 6hr(3G) in talktime mode and gives 40hr of music play which is really good compared to other smart-phones.

Cons

  • Fixed focus camera with no LED flash
  • Low screen resolution
  • High end games cannot be played.
  • Glossy back-pane

Verdict
Nokia ASHA 311 is one of the low end smartphone released by Nokia ,well it lives up to its name. Also with Wifi and 3G facility it solves your browsing problem which was present in ASHA 305. The capacitive touch gives good touch experience. At the price range of Rs. 6,300  if you want a basic feel of smartphone ASHA 311 succeeds in doing so.

MachineHappy Ratings:

LOOKS- 3.5/5

PERFORMANCE-3.8/5

FEATURES-3.5/5

PRICE- 4.8/5