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Welcome to the 2013 Nokia Asha 311 mobile phone review. The Nokia Asha 311 was released in 2012 and comes with the latest version of S40 Nokia OS. It’s one of the most fully featured regular mobile phone you can buy at the moment. It’s not a ‘smart phone’ but something that sits in-between the basic ones with a regular keypad. The 311 is one of the cheapest touch screen mobile phones priced around $129 at the time this was posted.

The build quality of the Asha 311 is is good but its not exactly premium with a shiny ¬†plastic rear panel. The screen is quite responsive and looks pretty good for the price and no complaints.¬† The bonus of having Wi-Fi makes life a little cheaper too assuming you wouldn’t be getting a decent data plan at this price point.

In terms of use and compared with the cheapest Android phones for the same price the Asha 311 is our choice. It’s fast by comparison and does virtually everything you need. Mind you it is better at notifications for all your social networks like Facebook and Twitter rather than inputting which really requires a bigger screen to be faster. However for talk and text it works perfectly and reliability without any lags. The free 40 EA games are a nice bonus too.

In the end the Asha 311 is a good cheap mobile phone. It is better than the 308 version without the dual SIM functionality. The 311 is also better than the cheapest Android phones at this price point as we have yet to find one comparably priced that works without significant lags. It may not have GPS or a proper web browser but the basics are full covered and if that is all you need than its a great little phone.

Specifications

  • Nokia Asha 301
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 900/1900 and 850/1800
    Penta-band 3G 850/900/1700/1900/2100
    Mini-SIM
  • Design
    Touch screen
  • L106 x W52 x D13 mm
    Weight 95 grams
  • Display/s
    3 inch TFT 240 x 320
  • Camera
    3.2MP
  • Video Camera
    640 x 480 pixel video camera 25FPS
  • Connectivity
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth V2.1
    Micro-USB
  • CPU
    1Ghz
  • Memory
    Up to 100MB available to user
    MicroSD up to 32Gig
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
  • Features
    Accelerometer/Pr0ximeter/Ambient Light senors
    JAVA Apps Inc. Angry Birds
    Music and Media player
    Organiser/Calender
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    FM radio with RDS
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    3.5mm AV/headset
    BL-4U 3.7V 1110mAh
    Up to 32 days Standby
    Up to 14 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Under $129 AUS early-2013 (Outright)

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