Unparalleled photo & video quality, Lots of manual controls
With so much versatility behind it, like its various shooting modes and useful lossless zoom, it'll be hard for consumers to not consider this handset. However, its $300 on-contract price point slows its momentum down, seeing that it's still widely viewed as a pricey thing - and that's despite the fact that the 32GB iPhone 5 is priced the same. If we had to best describe this, it's essentially a Nokia Lumia 920 with a 41-megapixel camera. Sounds pretty accurate, right?
Brings a number of new software features
Better yet, it's Nokia that has delivered one last time. It's not the fact that they may never do it again that makes the Luma 1020 special. And it's definitely not why we're heaping praise on the phone. On their way out, Nokia are looking back at a lifetime of achievement. One last view from the top.
Capable of taking phenomenal photos
The Nokia Lumia 1020 faces an uphill battle: Not only is it competing against heavyweights such as the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5, but it is also fighting against the stigma surrounding the Windows Phone OS. The Lumia 1020 is an excellent phone with one of the best all-around cameras out there, but its AT&T exclusivity and older hardware make it a hard sell. If you're an AT&T customer who has been curious about Windows Phone, I strongly urge you to pick up the Lumia 1020.
Fantastic camera, brilliant way of handling zoom
Take the very good Nokia Lumia 920 and graft the Nokia PureView 41 megapixel camera onto the back and you've got the Nokia Lumia 1020. Even better, tweak it with second generation image stabilization, some brilliant image processing software and handy image editing tools and you've got a camera that matches or beats most point and shoots and some DSLR cameras, despite the smaller lens.
Good all-around value for the money
If you don't mind the sketchy call quality, Nokia has hit the nail on the head with its most affordable Windows Phone handset to date. It runs the newest version of Microsoft's mobile OS, has a zippy processor, expandable storage, and produces decent pictures and video.
Least expensive handset in the Lumia line-up
If you're looking for a cheap smartphone, you may have just found it. The Nokia Lumia 520 doesn't tick all the boxes on our features wishlist, but it capably handles those that are most important. Windows Phone 8 is a beautiful operating system, but it still lacks apps. If you can get past this and don't mind sacrificing some performance and connectivity, the Lumia 520 is a strong budget buy.
Build, design, price
The Nokia Lumia 520 is a great little smartphone. It delivers what Nokia is known for, with good design and build quality, despite the affordable price point. A few hardware shortcuts have been made, knocking out the flash, front camera and NFC, for example, which the slightly more expensive Lumia 620 offers.
But at this price there's little to criticise.
A better camera and more software features than you might expect for its price tag
Though it lacks 4G LTE support, the AU$179 Nokia Lumia 520 still gives you quite a bit for your money. Pricing is absolutely this phone's primary value proposition, but the essentials all seem to work, the hardware is sturdy and the camera is better than average.
This is a good buy for someone seeking a wallet-friendly smartphone off-contract.
Excellent build, Great Keypad
Available for around Rs 3300, this deivce offers excellent build quality, chic design, and user-friendly interface. 3G connectivity and a USB-port would have further sweetened the deal, but unfortunately some smart buggers at Nokia thought that these features would have been a tad too much for a phone in its price bracket. Despite these absentees, the Nokia Asha 205 is a very good phone for the price.
Not cheap enough, better smartphones now available at same price
We've looked at the Nokia Asha 311 from all sides, but we've reserved its most important aspect, the price, for last. The device costs between $120 to $140 depending on the market which puts it in the same category as low-end Android smartphones.
Full Touch user interface is the best yet on a Series 40 handset
We really didn't expect all that much from the Nokia Asha 311. After all, the other Asha handsets that we've looked at have been pretty mediocre. However, despite some weaknesses, such as the lack of GPS and basic web browser, it's a surprisingly strong feature phone, quite speedy to use, has a pretty intuitive user interface and long battery life.
Perfect phone on budget
Buy this phone! It does everything you need and looks great doing it. It's not a "Smart Phone" but it does everything one does. If you want tons of pointless apps then this isn't the phone for you. If you want a reliable, portable, sexy and usable device then pick this one up and you won't be disappointed.
Low resolution screen
We're not sold on the Nokia Asha 311. It's a good feature phone that costs more than some great smartphones. The design is middling, the screen underwhelming, the camera poor and the functionality limited. Its interface is charming, it has plenty of pre-installed apps and when the price drops below £80, it will be more compelling, but in excess of £120, we'd sooner recommend a Nokia Lumia 710, Sony Xperia Tipo or Huawei Ascend G300.
Series 40 operating system is laggy, cryptic and error prone
The Nokia Asha 311 may be the most easy to use Series 40 device ever made, but it's still saddled with legacy baggage that throws up cryptic error messages and annoying confirmation requests far too often to make it pleasing to use. This old technology just isn't a serious competitor to all the slick budget Androids.
Good battery life; easily set-up email and networking
The Nokia Asha 311 might be the top handset in the range but it won't cut it in the current market. The Series 40 operating system feels like old technology, polished to look like an Android, yet for the same money or less, you could pick up a higher specced droid with access to the vastly superior Google Play store.
Solid and reliable feature phone
The Nokia Asha 311 is a solid and reliable feature phone that offers everything the basic user needs. It's well built, compact and quicker than you'd imagine. Nokia has done a great job with the Series 40 interface making it highly usable while still keeping it familiar for anyone comfortable with its layout.
Solid ergonomic design
To wrap up, there are very few surprises with this handset, though it comes in a bit expensive considering what it offers. Nevertheless, what it does offer is a robust candybar phone with a few good connectivity features and a good music offering. So, if that's what you're looking for, it will fit the bill.
Practically speaking, if you're looking for a better connected device, we'd recommend the Nokia X3-02 which comes with both Wi-Fi and a touch screen to facilitate web browsing.
3G not HSDPA
The Nokia C2-01 ends up being quite a disappointing handset. It suffers too much from its small screen, style-cramping operating system, and lack of features like Wi-Fi and GPS.
We can see how it might appeal to smartphone naysayers who just want a handset for voice calling and a little SMS action, but even such people might like to consider taking their £80 and looking for a smartphone alternative just in the interests of value for money.
Lightweight but not flimsy
The Nokia C2-01 will satisfy those who are after a basic old-school phone to do the basics. It's lightweight but not flimsy, is comfortable to text and dial on and is generally easy to use.
The camera is fairly decent for what it is but is by no means the best one out there. 3G allows for Facebook checking on the go but the screen size means that web browsing can feel a little cramped. But if you want a bare bones basic phone to call and text on then this won't really bother you at all.
Cheapest 3G Nokia phone
All in all the Nokia C2-01 is a great phone to have. It is extremely practical and functions well. With its fast Internet access, superb browser quality via Opera Mini, plenty of fun games to choose from and an extended life on music playback; the Nokia C2-01 is definitely a phone you want to consider picking up as your next and it will not hurt your budget as it goes for a modest US$95 making it currently the cheapest 3G Nokia phone on the market today.
A music player and FM radio
The C2-02 is a touch-and-type phone with a slide out keypad and a touchscreen. Combining the best of both worlds is a good concept, but the implementation is poor, with a small resistive screen making the user interface hard work. There are some good features, such as facebook & twitter apps, Nokia Maps, a music player and FM radio. But the phone is dual band only, so accessing the internet is very slow. The camera is poor, there's no GPS and the onboard memory is pitiful.
According to the Nokia retail store in downtown Chicago, the 5310 is currently one of its “most popular” handsets.
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Calls on the Nokia 5310 sounded very good
The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic is a music phone that makes us happy for a number of reasons. This isn't an iPhone competitor, which makes sense, considering the low, $50 price tag. But it is far better than most other on the market, and includes many features that should set the standard. We like the 3.5mm headphone jack, the included 1GB memory card, and the two-stage stereo headphones a microphone.
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