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Nokia Asha 311 review: A penny saved

14 September 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia Asha 311 review: A penny saved - read the full textNokia is still picking up pace in the smartphone market, with the Microsoft-driven Lumias yet to make the impact the Finns have been hoping for since the strategy reset. In the meantime, the company has been enjoying a pretty easy run in the...


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Who is the best in nokia asha 311 and samsumg galexy y and why plg......................... ans... me,,thanks

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  • 2012-09-23 19:07
  • rAWF

had this phone for a few weeks now. It has great reception, voice volume and clarity. Find the gallery application to be quite annoying. won't let me rotate pictures to fill the screen ==>. I have a huge issue with the log. There doesn't seem to be any way to save numbers not in address book. have to write them down and re-enter. does anybody know how to save calls to address book? thanks in advance


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  • 2012-09-21 20:27
  • DIxY

The mobile is but price has to be less

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  • 2012-09-21 19:28
  • Xusj

i buyed asha 311.overall performance is good;but in this price range more facilities could be given.
1)good capacitive touchscreen.
2)1 ghz cpu.
3)support avi format;which generally not available in this range.
4)good audio quality.

1)poor screen resolution.
2)no push mail;no multitasking.
3)avg. battery backup.
4)not support pdf files.

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  • 2012-09-21 16:48
  • t}nN

fine asha mobile.give me 1pis. how much Asha311.

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  • 2012-09-21 05:42
  • fxHY

> In reply to PhoneCaptain @ 2012-09-17 12:15 from xq5j - click to readBut Asha 311 (and 305 as well) are selling faster than any entry-level droids in fact, double in number. So who do I take as stupid: those consumers, or you?

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  • 2012-09-18 06:00
  • tT@%

Thank u for the long awaited review, gsmarena!

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  • 2012-09-17 21:44
  • Mfxn

Mark Aurel,Sir,your comments are very informative and of high quality.
I bought one 311 and I must say that the experience is far superior than laggy androids in the same price range.

Only problem I have is that it does not open email attachments, no internal document reader, and seems not to support external word/pdf document readers.

Another problem is that long emails seem to be cut short abruptly,with the result that they are incomplete.

Can you suggest a solution please? Thanks.

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  • 2012-09-17 14:45
  • vG7G

> In reply to PhoneCaptain @ 2012-09-17 12:15 from xq5j - click to readIt will be a dreadful day when i can't buy a feature phone that just make calls and have few features, i hope that at least Nokia keep making these phones, but they need to focus, the make too many same phones with almost no diffrence what so ever.

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  • 2012-09-17 14:17
  • 3xJ3

To the author: please write out what display resolution WQVGA corresponds to, taht is 400x240. There are just too many display resolution acronyms out there, nowadays.

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  • 2012-09-17 13:46
  • Am9Y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-17 11:51 from P$xe - click to readyes,you were true,it was so easy to type in this phone,
it was easier than other phone that have 3.0 inch screen.

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  • 2012-09-17 13:37
  • IVNX

Yeah, keep making this crappy phones for penny savers. This doesn't make or keep Nokia as a great technology/phone company.

two to five years and no one will be buying any of these.

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  • 2012-09-17 12:15
  • xq5j

I'm pretty surprised by GSMarena's comments about on-screen keypad in Asha 311. Though there are no boundaries to distinguish the buttons / characters, it's quiet comfortable to type in the messages / text etc... With the options like word prediction & word completion, typing in 311 is quiet easy, comfortable & smooth.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:51
  • P$xe

> In reply to kumar @ 2012-09-15 14:25 from P@1G - click to readlol,this phone can watch youtube videos
im already try it

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  • 2012-09-17 09:34
  • IVNq

> In reply to what wow @ 2012-09-14 22:41 from 3RM{ - click to readOh Kid! There's too much difference between a old and a new phone. I don't know from where gsmarena purchased it but, here it sells for around $112 and it is definitely way better than those entry level droids which start lagging every few hours after restart.

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  • 2012-09-17 05:36
  • bC6t

How well can Skype performs on this? What features are not available?

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  • 2012-09-17 03:02
  • 4@vg

> In reply to VN @ 2012-09-14 23:07 from 6uY0 - click to readThere is no clear definition any more, if there ever was. For example the original iPhone didn't fulfill almost any criteria usually given for a smartphone, but most people still considered it to be one. The current definitions are mostly arbitrary and based on historical inertia. The common view is that iOS, Android, Symbian, Blackberry (BBOS) and Windows Phone are smartphone OSes, but in reality it is almost impossible to find any common denominator for those that would clearly separate them from the more advanced feature phone platforms such as Nokia Series 40. A multitasking UI is almost the only one, but it is still notable that iOS and WP do not support PC style true multitasking where all apps regardless of origin would actually run in the background, and on the other hand many feature phones have some limited multitasking.

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  • 2012-09-16 23:29
  • nx6C

Okay, let's get this straight once more for the benefit of readers and the author of this article:

Nokia OS: the Operating System behind Nokia Series 40 and Series 30 phones. Has absolutely nothing to do with Symbian.

Symbian: the OS behind S60, S80 (historical), S90 (ditto), Symbian^3, Symbian Anna and Nokia Belle. Has nothing to do with Nokia OS or Series 40.

In other words Series 30, 40, 80, 90, Anna and Belle are just names of User Interfaces and developer platforms (except S30 which doesn't support third party apps). The feature phone platforms Series 30 and 40 are based on the Nokia OS and the smartphone platforms on Symbian.

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  • 2012-09-16 23:16
  • nx6C

> In reply to mobileman @ 2012-09-16 03:30 from L8Xy - click to readIt doesn't need more since it doesn't have a fully multitasking OS. Or rather the multitasking is limited to certain functions like music player. The underlying Nokia OS of Series 40 is also extremely lightweight and makes even Symbian (which has nothing to do with Nokia OS, by the way; the writer of the review is confused) look like a memory hog. 128 MiB is actually a lot for a Series 40 phone (some have as little as 16 MiB) and you will probably newer run out of memory.

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  • 2012-09-16 23:01
  • nx6C

nokia should make android, the OS on this is actually quite decent

if pushes windows phone stephen elop is gotta kill it to, if he havent yet.

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  • 2012-09-16 21:11
  • PvYx

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