Gaming on your smartphone when you are stuck at work or travelling on a train is always a refreshing experience. Nokia has taken this user experience to a higher level with the Nokia Asha 311 which tries to find the right combination between a budget smartphone and a gaming device. The phone comes in a bar form and is run on Nokia’s own OS. The device is run on a high-powered 1 GHz processor and backed up by 128 MB RAM which provides for smooth functioning of applications and games on the device.
The screen on the device is a 3-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen which provides a WQVGA resolution of 240 x 400 pixels.
The phone comes with a 3.2 megapixel primary camera which doubles up to capture 640 x 480 pixels video recording as well. The camera features useful tools like a 4x Digital zoom, Fixed focus, Self Timer, Auto Exposure and Image Editor to make the user’s picture capturing experience simple and easy.
The Nokia Asha 311 is a stylish device which comes in a rectangular frame with nominally curved edges. The phone comes in dimensions of 52 x 106 x 12.9 mm and weighs in at 95 g which makes the device both slim and light in weight. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass which is an extremely thin and light glass engineered to resist damage by scratch or force. The display also includes effective sensors such as an Accelerometer which rotates the screen depending on the orientation of the phone and an Ambient Light sensor which adjusts the screen brightness according to the surrounding light.
Storage and Battery
The device is capable of holding the user’s music and video collection as it comes with an expandable memory card slot which can boost the memory on the phone up to 32 GB using a micro SD card. This memory is in addition to the 140 MB internal memory which the phone possesses. Additionally, the Nokia Asha 311 comes with 256 MB ROM.
The device is powered by a 1110 mAh Li-Ion battery which promises to provide the user with up to 14 hours of talktime when used on the 2G network and up to 6 hours on the 3G network.
Connectivity and Features
The device comes with multiple features for the user to stay connected at home, work or on the move. The Nokia Asha 311 comes with GPRS and EDGE technology to stay connected over the 2G network as well as a 3G functionality. Additionally, the device comes with a WiFi capability to browse the internet via a wireless network. Files and documents can also be transferred through the micro USB port or the Bluetooth function on the device. The phone also becomes a navigation aid in the form of Nokia Maps which uses GPS support.
The device is capable of keeping the user entertained via the inbuilt music player, video player and FM radio. Social networking Apps like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut can keep the user connected to friends and family while also being able to share pictures using the Flickr App.
- 3.2 MP Primary Camera
- 3-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
- 1 GHz Processor
- 2G and 3G Network Support
- FM Radio
- Wi-Fi Enabled
- Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB