The Nokia Asha 311, as expected, was launched today with price band of under Rs. 7,500. This is a single SIM phone with 1GHz speed running on Series 40 propriety OS with Nokia Touch user interface.
Of the three handsets namely the Nokia Asha 305, 306 and this one – the Asha 311, the Nokia 305 is already available in the market. The price tag seems good but really does not come anywhere near to the Android phones. However it is good option for Nokia lovers.
The Nokia Asha 311 comes with trimmed features like 128MB RAM and 256MB ROM with 140 MB user internal storage. This seems less, however do note that this handset runs on S40 OS and the memory requirements are more than enough for that OS.
The capacitive touchscreen display is with Gorilla glass for added protection. The screen size is 3 inches with 240×400 pixels resolution. This Nokia phone supports 3G (14.4Mbps), 2G and comes with a Full Focus 3.2 megapixel camera (no flash). The Asha 311 weighs 95 grams with 12.9 mm thickness.
The 1110mAh battery (BL-4U) gives standby time of about 32 days and talktime of up to 6 hours on 3G network. When using 2G network only, you can expect a talktime of about 14 hours and standby time of around 29 days.
Nokia Asha 311 Key Features and Specifications
- Single Core 1GHz processor.
- RAM=128MB, ROM=256MB, Internal storage=140MB. Micro SD card supported.
- Nokia Series 40 OS (S40) with new swipe-based user interface.
- Multi touch supported 3 inch capacitive touchscreen of 240×400 pixels resolution with 155ppi / 56K colours.
- 3.2MP camera with VGA video recording. No secondary camera.
- 3G(HSDPA-14.4Mbps, HSUPA-5.76Mbps), EDGE (296kbps max), GPRS (107kbps max), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB, FM stereo radio, 3.5mm jack, SNS integrated (Facebook, twitter etc) and Multi format media player.
- Standard 1110 mAh battery – ST=768 hours (3G)/698 hours (2G), TT=6 hours (3G)/14 hours (2G).
Nokia Asha 311 comes for a price of Rs. 7,139 with free EA games titles (bundled). The price seems high and a difficult choice to make especially when android brands are hovering around with a price tag even cheaper than Nokia.