It’s been a long while since a S40 handset visited our HQ and quite frankly its plain OS is refreshing from all the iOS and Android smartphones that weâ€™ve been using. Catch our unboxing and first impression of the Nokia Asha 311 after the break.
As you mightâ€™ve expected, there’s really nothing spectacular with the packaging and accessories that comes with the phone, just the bare essentials. Here’s the unboxing and the quick tour of the Nokia Asha 311.
The user interface will be a familiar scene for previous S40 users. If anything, the only thing that requires a bit of getting used to is the small display of the handset which has a disappointingly low screen resolution. In addition, the touch screen functionalities (zooming, panning and typing) are also on the down side as it is too sensitive at times. Here’s a short demo of the OS and UI of the phone.
Nokia Asha 311 specs:
3â€ LCD, 240 x 400 @ 155ppi
1GHz ARM11 processor
256MB internal storage, 140MB usable
Expandable up to 32GB
3.15MP, VGA video recording @25fps
1110mAh Li-Ion battery
Dimension: 106 x 52 x 12.9mm
The Nokia Asha 311 will have a hard time winning the hearts of budget-conscious consumers especially with the affordable Android handsets having a strong market foothold. But for those die hard Nokia fans looking for a backup phone, we think that the Nokia Asha 311 is phone worthy to be considered.
This handset costs Php5,450 which comes with a 4GB Micro-SD card to compensate for the small internal storage and is available in Dark Grey, Rose Red, Blue, Brown and Sand White.