The new, super-versatile Nokia Asha 310 is a mobile milestone for Nokia: it’s our first smartphone to offer both Dual-SIM and Wi-Fi together.
That means that owners can enjoy the benefits of both Wi-Fi and Dual SIM, such as saving money by choosing a wireless network for accessing the Internet, and the flexibility of being able to use the right SIM card for the right purpose, without having to change handsets.
The Nokia Asha 310 has Dual SIM on steroids. Nokia’s Easy Swap Dual SIM technology is designed to make swapping between different SIM cards as easy as possible, in order to get better tariffs or to switch between SIMs for personal or work use. Your main SIM card sits behind the battery, as normal. But the slot for the second SIM on the side of the phone allows you to switch the second SIM easily, without needing to switch off the phone. With the SIM manager you can assign unique profiles for up to five SIM cards and define which SIM card you want to use for calling, sending text messages or for using Internet data.
The latest version of the Nokia Xpress Browser is available for the Nokia Asha 310 via an over-the-air download. The Nokia Xpress Browser compresses data by up to 90 per cent, meaning that you can download pages quickly even over a slow connection, and save money at the same time, without compromising the browsing experience.
Of course, we all prefer to use Wi-Fi when it’s available, and its inclusion in the Nokia Asha 310 offers the best way to enjoy entertainment online – like streaming videos from YouTube or downloading files or apps from Nokia store, including any of the 40 EA games offered for free with the phone.
- System: GSM/EDGE 900/1800
- Dimensions: 109.9 x 54 x 13mm
- Weight: 103.7g
- Display: 3-inch WQVGA, capacitive touch
- Memory: Up to 20MB internal free user memory. Up to 32GB MicroSD memory card
- Connectivity: WiFi GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP support, Micro USB 2.0 connector, 3.5 mm AV connector, USB and 2mm pin charging
- Battery: Up to 25 days standby; up to 17 hours talk-time
Those 40 free EA games are only the beginning when it comes to apps. The Nokia Asha 310 comes with preloaded email, Facebook, Twitter and eBuddy. Push notifications from eBuddy make sure you won’t miss a single chat with your friends.
With the Nokia Asha 310, you won’t get lost either: the pre-loaded Nokia Maps works online and offline, while the Nokia Nearby web app will point out the local sights and places to go. When you’ve finished playing with those, thousands more apps are available from Nokia Store.
A full-touch device with a scratch-proof 3-inch display, the Nokia Asha 310 also offers a 2-megapixel camera. There’s a MicroSD card slot for extra storage, and either a 2GB or 4GB card is included in the box. Of course, if this is not enough and you want to store even more content on your phone, you can extend the storage up to 32 GB. The sleek, polished shell comes in black, white and gold colour choices.
Like all our Asha phones, the Nokia Asha 310 boasts an impressive battery life that puts other smartphones to shame. In this case, that’s 17 hours talk-time or up to 25 days on standby from a single charge.
The Nokia Asha 310 will be available in Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa and Brazil from Q1 2013. Without local taxes or any operator subsidies, it will cost around $102 (USD).