Comparison – Nokia Asha 305 vs Nokia Asha 306 vs Nokia Asha 311
By Nigel Chew
16 July 2012 – Down but not out for the count, Nokia is still hanging in there with the release of a new lineup of feature phones from the Asha stable.
The Asha 305 (110.3 x 53.8 x 12.8 mm) Asha 306 (110.3 x 53.8 x 12.8 mm) and Asha 311 (106 x 52 x 12.9 mm) have virtually identical dimensions, so you might have trouble telling them apart. All three devices also have the same screen size of 3.0-inches with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. That said, the one thing that sets the Asha 311 apart from the other two is that it is the only device in the comparison with a capacitive screen.
All three Ashas have a 1.0GHz single-core processor, but the Asha 311 sets itself apart with its 128MB of RAM while the Asha 305 and Asha 306 scrapes by with 32MB of RAM respectively.
Across the board, the three Ashas have the same 1100 mAh battery, so they should theoretically last you the same amount of time, namely 14 hours of talk time.
In conclusion, the Nokia Asha 311 is the only worthwhile purchase out of the three here, due to its somewhat respectable specifications, for a feature phone. That said, it is better if you shell out just a bit more for an entry level Android device which offers you a lot more options in terms of what you can do with your phone.
Nokia Asha 305
Touchscreen candybar, 2.0 MP camera, 64MB Memory, Proprietary OS
The Nokia Asha 305 is a dual-SIM entry-level feature phone, with a 3-inch WQVGA resistive touch display. Underneath, it is powered by a 1GHz processor and 32MB of RAM. Other features include a 2-megapixel camera, GPRS/EDGE radio and a microSDHC card slot.
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Nokia Asha 306
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 2.0 MP camera, 64MB Memory, Proprietary OS
The Nokia Asha 306 is a budget feature phone that features a 3-inch WQVGA resistive touch display. It is powered by a 1GHz processor with 32MB of RAM. Other features include a 2-megapixel camera, GPRS/EDGE radio, Wi-Fi and microSDHC card slot.
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Nokia Asha 311
3.5G HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 3.2 MP camera, 256MB Memory, Proprietary OS
The Nokia Asha 311 is a feature phone that has a 3-inch capacitive touch screen, and packing a 3.2-megapixel camera. It powered by a 1GHz processor with 128MB of RAM. It offers options such as a microSDHC card slot and GPS.
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