Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on February 13, 2013

If you compare the Nokia Asha 310 and the Nokia Asha 308 side-by-side, which one wins? They look almost identical. But does the 3.0-inch display on the Asha 310, beat the older Asha 308’s 3.0-inch screen? Has the onboard storage improved? Keep reading to discover the answers to these questions…

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Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Nokia Asha 310 VS Nokia Asha 308
Display 3.0-inch LCD 3.0-inch LCD
Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
(155.333 PPI)
240 x 400 pixels
(155.333 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor unknown unknown
Software S40 S40
Storage 20MB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 20MB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
Rear
camera
2.0 Megapixels with QCIF (176×144) video recording 2.0 Megapixels with QCIF (176×144) video recording
Front
camera
No No
4G No No
3G GPRS/EDGE GPRS/EDGE
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g none
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 3.0 with A2DP
Size 54.0 x 110.0 x 13.0mm 54.0 x 109.9 x 13.2mm
Weight 104g 104g
Talktime 17.0 hours 6.0 hours
Standby 600 hours 510 hours
Extras Dual SIM, accelerometer and a stereo FM radio Dual SIM, accelerometer and stereo FM radio

 

Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 fight plays out…

Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 – Connectivity

The Asha 310 is equipped with GPRS/EDGE, along with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. No 4G in this low-end phone, obviously. But it does have a dual-SIM capability that you might find useful. The 308, meanwhile, also features GPRS/EDGE and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. No Wi-Fi, but it also supports dual SIMs.
— The Asha 310 wins (1-0)

Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 – Size/Weight

How do the two combatants measure up? The Asha 310 measures 110.0 x 54.0 x 13.0mm. In comparison, the Asha 308 is 110 x 54.0 x 13.2mm. There’s no discernible difference between the two and both phones have an identical weight of 104g.
— It’s a tie (2-1)

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Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 – Camera/Video

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-2)

Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 – Display

The Asha 310 boasts a touch-sensitive LCD display, measuring 3.0 inches and delivering a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. Packing 96000 pixels into this 3.0-inch screen results in a far from impressive pixel density of 155.333 pixels per inch (PPI).

XXXX pointy arrow The Nokia Asha 310 features a 3.0-inch LCD display with a quoted resolution of 400 x 240 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 155.333.

The Asha 308′s touch-sensitive LCD screen is exactly the same size as Nokia’s handset. Ditto the resolution, which is 240 by 400 and matches the Asha 310. The pixel density of both phones is the same.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (4-3)

Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 – Processor

— It’s a tie, one point each (5-4)

Half-time: Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308

At the halfway point, the Asha 310 has a slight 1 point lead. Of course, this deficit can be overturned. But is the Asha 308 good enough to fight back?

Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (6-5)

Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (7-6)

Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 – Storage

Storage-wise… The Nokia Asha 310 boasts 20MB of built-in storage. As does the Nokia Asha 308. The 310 may come supplied with a memory card in the box, either 2 or 4GB. The same goes for the older 308. The Asha 310 and the Asha 208 can use this microSD expansion to increase their maximum capacities to 32GB.
— It’s a tie (8-7)

Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 – Battery Life

Fully-charged, the Asha 310 boasts 17.0 hours of talktime according to Nokia, while the Asha 308 is rated at only 6.0 hours. Standby time is rated at 600 hours and 510 hours respectively. A first place finish for the Asha 310 in this round.
— The Asha 310 wins (9-7)

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Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

Nokia Asha 310 vs. Nokia Asha 308 – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (10-8)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia Asha 310 wins! (10-8)

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