Similar to Nokia Asha 305 & 306, Nokia Asha 311 has the same design with curve edges. Nothing new from Nokia but an overall glossy finish is added to Nokia Asha 311. May be it seem a bit cheap to users who looking for a mat finish decent looking phone. For sure, it’s not looks as a high end smart phone, but for teenager it sure is vibrant while hold in hands.
Nokia Asha 311 felt good and comfortable in hands. Construct with all plastic body but there is no sound of squeaking or lose ends which makes Nokia Asha 311 durable and long lasting. It also resist to tough conditions or rough usage. To suit with personality Nokia Asha 311 is currently available in Dark Grey, Rose Red, Blue, Brown, and Sand White.
Nokia Asha 311 front side has only 2 physical buttons at the bottom for call answer and end call. Micro phone is also placed just beneath the buttons. Beside that top side of front screen has ear piece above Nokia logo. Just beside ear piece both proximity sensor and ambient light sensors are placed. Right side hold a volume rocker and lock/unlock key, both are fine in response and felt ok. Left side of Nokia Asha 311 only has a lanyard eye lit. Nokia can place a dedicated camera key to make the space more useful and this can also add a plus to this handset. Top side holds a 3.5mm audio jack, a microUSB port and charging port.
Nokia Asha 311 is a mid-range phone with a decent speed and smooth touch capability. With its 1GHz CPU it runs application good and menu responses are quiet swift. On continuous usage we didn’t find any delay or glitches while exploring different menus. Application execution seem fast enough, web browsing felt good and multitasking is impressive. Touch and swipe responses are almost perfect we didn’t find any noticeable delay. 128MB RAM seems small but with additional microSD card it doesn’t seem to be a problem.
Nokia Asha 311 comes with a 3 inch QVGA captive touch screen with multi touch capability. For long lasting durability it has a Corning Gorilla Glass, no need to worry about scratches or dings. Nokia Asha 311 display has 56K color resolution with 155 pixels per inch solidity. Menu colors look fine and a bit enhanced as we compare to Nokia Asha 305, but seems a bit washed out. We think Nokia can offer much better display even in the price tag of Nokia Asha 311. Contras ratio is 2.2 which is quiet better than other smart phones or handset available if compared to Nokia Asha 311. For an average handset with smart phone features we think Nokia Asha 311 display is fair.