This is not ASHA (meaning HOPE) but NIRASHA (meaning DISAPPOINTMENT)! There are so many bugs in the OS that it feels as though Nokia rushed these out without proper QC or testing. Even Micromax, Karbonn or Spice do not have the kind of silly bugs found in the Asha series phones. The biggest problem is with network connectivity - esp. on the 311. The recent update seem to have amplified the issues rather than resolving them. After having owned several Nokia models over a decade, I regretfully have to part ways with this brand. I might even go for a Micromax phone - which, despite being a re-branded Chinese phone, seem to be of much better quality than these overpriced NIRASHA series phones from Nokia. Nokia RIP!
After one year it is time to return to my beloved Nokia. True solid hardware,service support , masterpiece of industrial design, unlike ALL OTHERS BRANDS
Guys don't beleive in rumors, this is the best smartphone for entry level in low budget & also having good features to call as a entrylevel smartphone in also law budget & IF U HAVE SOME MORE MONEY IN POCKET THEN GO NOKIA 500 OR 603, U WILL NEVER REGRET TO BUY THEM,TRUST ME & ENJOY IT.
No android so very less apps. Can't see pdf files or read word files. Media player does not run wide variety of files. Bad battery backup. Biggest flaw is that you cannot make camera silent while taking pics. And sometimes qwerty keypad does not spread in horizontal position which make you sweat while typing . A average phone at reasonable price.
First of all don buy this mobile unless you're a Nokia lover
first the plus points:
1.compact and user friendly
2.scratch resistant corning gorilla glass
3.1 ghz processor
4.quite good price compared to other models at this specs(android not included)
Now the flaws:
1.phone freezes on the second day itself when connected to wi.fi
2.touch is average but good
reasons:1.general use of touch is excellent but when it comes to playing games or using full keypad it sucks a hell!(sorry Nokia)
3.i still cant believe that does it really have a 1 ghz processor?the reasons:
1.games start well but as it goes on it starts to stuck like hell..even while playing simple games like monopoly.etc
2.sometimes the phone just freezes and blacks out (mystery!):-P
4.wi.fi is horrible
reasons: i used it sitting next to the modem itself and it simply showed just 1 mbps link speed whereas on the other hand m also using micromax a75 where the link speed was 54 mbps :-/ strange ( i think its just for show-off)
while downloading the ea gift games the phone sucks at its peak (really! I mean really? I dono what Nokia really thinks of its loyal customers!just because you give a free stupid voucher)
thus conclusive: don really buy this and waste your money! Poor battery.poor wi.fi,poor qwerty use,over priced(in user side) and lame they don even have a call blacklist:-| but despite all the odds i hereby give 4/10 for Nokia asha
P.s: 3 things
1.don go blindly to buy just for the voucher its simply useless until an unless you're ready to spend some money from your own pocket
2.you can easily buy micromax ninja at the same price wit 4 inch screen plus the same specs of this dumb phone except for the corning glass or you can spend some three thousand bucks more to buy micromax a 110 dual core superphone which is the best budget superphone i would say
3.pls someone give me the address of the moron coming in the ad :-@
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santi, 05 Nov 2012what is different between nokia asha 311 and 309?world of diff
dipak chhetri, 05 Nov 2012it a wounderful mobile and i brought for mehow wonderfull. al d best
Hey guys we can buy this phone only if u are looking for fast download of songs and games.
and the touch does not respond at most of the times
and most of the time it cannot connect to the server
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2012The asha 311 has all the feature needs for smartphone escape multitask.Really? do u really think that s40 operating system can match android or s60 in graphics n performance
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2012Hi friends... Please read this before buying asha. Don't waste you hard gained money by buying... more128MB ram and 1Ghz is more than enough for s40 device. according to nokia background music and FM s multitasking. cant blame them for being so immature. giving gorilla glass, 128mb ram, 1ghz on a s40 device that costs INR 6000. they could have worked towards making s60 available at this price.
Mei Fang, 06 Nov 2012Can you tell how to download & install skype for this mobile?i dint understand...people are buying the asha 311 and asking for apps which run on android/iOS/s60
Racist, 06 Nov 2012hai... nokia saying its a smartphone.. yes it is... SMARTPHONE has many platform.. top of t... morewhos stopping nokia from making a smartphone. but to cal the asha line up smartphones is a BIG LIE
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2012Are you expecting Smartphone for 6K ? .. This is has features of smartphone.. you could downlo... morewhich good apps are u talkin about...and yes, smartphones which run on android are available for less than asha 311
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2012Hi friends... Please read this before buying asha. Don't waste you hard gained money by buying... moreAre you expecting Smartphone for 6K ? .. This is has features of smartphone.. you could download good apps/wifi/faster browsing/motion games/bigger screen.. am happy with features .. worth 6K+