Videos: Nokia Asha 311 Unboxing & Full Review

| August 5, 2012 | 45 Replies

Here we have for you two videos by Dr Tech0logy (no, I didn’t misspell technology) featuring the Asha 311. I recently saw that this is available in Australia and I am considering getting it, solely for the fact it has inherited (in a way) Swipe. Anyway, enough from me, here are the videos:

Unboxing and Quick Look

Full Review

I really like that Nokia are bringing some of the higher end stuff to the Asha range. I also like having the badges on icons, like on iOS.

If you have the Asha 311, or any of the full touch Asha devices, let us know your experiences below.

Cheers Glenn for the tip!

Category: Asha, S40, Touch, Unboxing, Video

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Hi! My name is Michael. Like the others, I'm also a Student, living here in Sydney. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Currently sporting N9 & Lumia 820, with other Nokia devices in my posession. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, Google Plus or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at] or tips[at]

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  1. Video: Recenzija Nokia Asha 311 | NokiaMob | August 5, 2012
  1. Jody / buzzonme says:

    She did repeatedly said that youtube aint available on 311….it has quite an effect on supposed buyers as seen in the comment section. And it should be corrected. :)

  2. Iva Biggun says:

    Hi Michael,where abouts in our great land are they selling them and how much?

  3. Mac says:

    I seriously wonder whats the next step for s40? They have brought swipe to the platform. Streamlined and reworked the UI thus making it morw user friendly. Whats left to make it compete more at the lower end. Looks great and price point is good. The sad truth is that droids are not very far off from that price point and tempting for many buyers to invest on those rather than these.

    Bringing in multitasking and some added features may help but i dont think it may be enough. There has to be something else to stifle the decline in this bread and butter category for Nokia or else it will die very quickly. Nokias brand name may be the only thing driving some sales here for now coupled with low price point and some good looking phones. Other than that others are breathing down Nokias neck.

    • twig says:

      Sounds like HTC and Rim are having their problems. HTC bad One sales and Rim wanting to license out the BlackBerry name. Doesn’t sound like the 10 is coming to market, other than through the N9

      • migo says:

        No, BB10 will come to market, and it’ll show up on at least 2 RIM phones, as well as the PlayBook. RIM’s considering all their options, that doesn’t mean the current one is definitely going to fail. If that were the case they would have cancelled all the upcoming BlackBerry Jams.

  4. Anastasios says:

    hi from Greece. The problem with Nokia phones (All Nokia phones, no matter if they run Symbian or Windows) is that they are comparatively expensive. for the same amount of money one buys a crapdroid with better specs. I know, I know Nokia phones are of very high quality and are built to last but still. They really need to market their phones more aggressively

    • migo says:

      They need to figure out how to market their phones properly. Look at what they do really well and contrast that against the competition.

  5. lordstar says:

    Impressive, ui is really smooth. Hope Nokia could add a newsfeed homescreen ala n9.

  6. Shaz says:

    Hey guys I have the same handset, just bought it, and this reviewer is right youtube video does not play. Some people are saying it can play youtube. But my handset keeps saying NO RESPONSE when loading videos. Can someone help me how to correct this?

    • Jody / buzzonme says:

      Nokia Asha 311 browser, youtube and keyboard., Blogpost:,

      took this from youtube. It may hwlp you since i dont have a 311

    • Pr@$h@nt says:

      Have u created the streaming settings for video streaming?

      If not , then follow

      settings>config. set.>personal config. set.>add new>streaming

      and leave all options undisturbed and them go back. Long press on ‘my streaming’ and then ‘activate’ .

      It shud work now.

  7. kakura says:

    Nokia Asha 311 browser youtube and keyboard

    • sinple says:

      so, does it play youtube? video shows it plays while review says it doesnt

      • Vikas Patidar says:

        This phone supports for Video Streaming. Hence YouTube is no exception here. Just you need correct internet configuration settings from your operator.

  8. Pegasus says:

    Is no app 4 the Youtube feature?

  9. aikon171 says:

    I’m using 306 now. I think asha touch feature phones should all use capacitive touch screen, Clear Black LCD (color depth up to 24 bit) and 1GHz CPU with any low end GPU.

    • Jody / buzzonme says:

      and may i ask about your experience using your phone? How will you from 1-10?

      • aikon171 says:

        305 – 5 marks
        306 – 6 marks
        display feels grey and dark under strong light.
        processor too weak to run smoothly (30fps+)
        almost every competitor use capacitive touch screen. Idon’t think it is much more expensive than resistive ones.
        I prefer Wifi than dual-SIM

        311 – 9 marks
        CBD capacitive touch screen and Gorilla glass.
        UI much smoother than 305/306 and other 1ghz ashas

    • Viipottaja says:

      They would if those components were cheaper. Does not get more simple than that.

  10. manu says:

    the 305 and 306 dont have much competitors.but for this one?? lets see how many will opt for this phone over the likes of optimus L3,htc explorer, galaxy fit etc.

    • Vikas Patidar says:

      I think very few. Because the name Android becomes viral among young peoples and simply they don’t care about the brands. Sooner or later Nokia will realize and do something otherwise they wont be able to sell a phone which cost more then 4500 INR.

  11. Galaxy SIII says:

    No one will buying this lackluster!Worst mobile phone ever compared to my Galaxy SIII.Don’t u agree flop nokia fanboys?

  12. Razor says:

    @Galaxy SIII

    It doesn’t matter what you think, you “jackass”. You clearly don’t have enough brain to figure out this is a dumbphone and not a smartphone. You clearly are trolling and you think having that fragile high-end Samsung Galaxy S III makes you smarter and cooler from the rest of us nokia fans. Here’s a good idea, you can take your fragile ugly looking galaxy s III and turn them sideways and shine it up real nice and put it up all into your candy asses. !!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Vikas Patidar says:

    Reviewer is noob. I think he/ she must configure internet settings from the “Configuration Settings” option in the setting menu. You can explicitly add those setting in personal configuration option.

    From the developer specifications Nokia 311 support for Video Streaming.

    If youtube is not working try with other video sites. 1/3 of world(China) is still alive without youtube.

  14. Galaxy SIII says:

    Aww so sweet!Don’t be so pressed honey bunny sweety,go buy Galaxy SIII,and i doubt you will like it more than your fugly laggy Nokilol phone,muach bye….

  15. Galaxy SIII says:

    Aww so sweet!Don’t be so pressed honey bunny sweety,go buy Galaxy SIII,and i doubt you will like it more than your fugly laggy Nokilol phone,muach bye….

    • viipottaja says:

      Why do you doubt he would like it more? :D

      • Galaxy SIII says:

        Ohh,sweety,that’s a great question,you are so smart muach
        well android has so much great application,flawless HD game,and so many of them are free to download and easy to install.Not like the crap symbiflop phone and windows flophone,got it?

  16. Galaxy SIII says:

    Of course i am still alive!You nokia fanboys just the end of nokia and the end of symbiyan in 2014,bye nokia and ur pressed fanboys i will always hate u -_-

  17. kakura says:

    Long standby time
    Functional enough
    Prices are generally
    Very adequate

  18. terry says:

    cool reviews on asha 311.

  19. soin says:

    hi!can you add the text of the video into your post?…

  20. Lee says:

    Sucks~my network provider kept charging my data cost on my account, once a signal around “3.5G” auto rolling on the upper right screen, eventhough IM not doing any activities which need the data transferred like reading mails, browsing webs etc. My money burn unconsciously that I have to switch it off. But I realized that would deactivate all related GPRS services nor even send/receive any MMS by this smartphone.
    I wont buy this cell what if I aint losing my old NOKIA mobile. I think smartphone is not “SMART” enough compare to old mobile phones. I have no idea what’s wrong w/ this phone, when I start using it, not settings was changed against default.

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