If the Nokia Asha 210 slaps the Nokia Asha 310, and the Asha 310 slaps back, which one makes the biggest impression? Is the 2.4-inch display on the Asha 210 more high tech than the 3.0-inch screen on the Asha 310? Which one runs the most powerful software? Does the Asha 310 have a superior camera? All of these questions are answered in the table and comparison review that follows…
Nokia Asha 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310: 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 210||VS||Nokia Asha 310|
|Display||2.4-inch LCD||3.0-inch LCD|
|Resolution||320 x 240 pixels
|240 x 400 pixels
|Storage||64MB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB||20MB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB|
|2.0 Megapixels with QCIF (176×144) video recording||2.0 Megapixels with QCIF (176×144) video recording|
|3G||GPRS/EDGE only||GPRS/EDGE only|
|Bluetooth||2.1 with EDR||3.0 with A2DP|
|Size||60.0 x 111.5 x 11.8mm||54.0 x 110.0 x 13.0mm|
|Talktime||12.0 hours||17.0 hours|
|Standby||500 hours||600 hours|
|Extras||Dual SIM (optional), stereo FM radio, 4-way Navi key, dedicated WhatsApp key||Dual SIM, accelerometer and a stereo FM radio|
Nokia Asha 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310 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 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310 fight plays out…
Nokia Asha 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310 – Connectivity
Let’s talk wireless connectivity, shall we? The Asha 210 includes GPRS/EDGE, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR. No 3G. No 4G. The Asha 310, meanwhile, boasts GSM with GPRS/EDGE, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. 3G and 4G are also beyond this budget handset.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)
Nokia Asha 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310 – Size/Weight
Modern phones are hardly fat and frumpy. The Asha 310 is slightly fatter than the Asha 210 with dimensions of 13.0mm versus 11.8mm. The Asha 210 is broader, measuring 60.0mm to the Asha 310′s 54.0mm. Weighing 99g, the Asha 210 is 5g lighter than the Asha 310, which weighs 104g. The Asha 310 has dropped a point already.
— The Asha 210 wins (2-1)
Nokia Asha 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310 – Camera/Video
Nokia has opted for a 2.0 Megapixel camera in the Asha 210, which boasts QCIF video recording. The camera supports a max resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. The Nokia Asha 310 matches its opponent with a 2.0 Megapixel camera of its own, as well as the same QCIF (176×144) video recording. Neither phone has a front camera.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-2)
Nokia Asha 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310 – Display
The display on the Nokia Asha 210 is a compact 2.4-incher, featuring LCD technology and a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. With 76800 pixels on its screen, the Asha 210 has an unremarkable pixel density of 166.667 pixels per inch (PPI). As for the keyboard on this model, it’s a Blackberry-a-like QWERTY layout.
|The Nokia Asha 210 features a 2.4-inch LCD display with a quoted resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 166.667.|
The touch-sensitive LCD screen on the Asha 310 is a little bit bigger, measuring 3.0 inches. With 96000 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is an unexciting 155.333 pixels per inch. (This round is difficult to call. We give it to the Asha 310, but if you’re a keyboard traditionalist, you might be swayed by the 210′s neat QWERTY keyboard.
— The Asha 310 wins (3-3)
Nokia Asha 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310 – Processor
There are no details on the processors in these Asha phones, but it’s a good bet that you can’t use the phrase ‘cutting edge’ with either of them. That said, they’re fast enough to do what’s needed.
— It’s a tie, one point each (4-4)
Half-time: Nokia Asha 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310
As the first half ends, the scoreboard shows that the Asha 210 and the Asha 310 have 4 points each. With five rounds still to go, there are still five points to play for. This is anybody’s fight…
Nokia Asha 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310 – Software
Neither phone wins this S40 vs. S40 battle. So…
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-5)
Nokia Asha 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310 – Applications
It’s Ovi (Nokia) vs. Ovi (Nokia) and there’s no winner here. Which means…
— The two phones share the points, again (6-6)
Nokia Asha 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310 – Storage
The fight now switches to storage. We start with the Nokia Asha 210, which comes with 64MB of built-in storage. The Nokia Asha 310 is also available in a 64MB version. Both phones also feature microSD slots to boost the overall storage to a roomier 32GB.
— It’s a tie (7-7)
Nokia Asha 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310 – Battery Life
With a good overnight charge, the Asha 210 boasts 12.0 hours of talktime according to Nokia, while the Asha 310 is rated at 17.0 hours. Standby time is rated at 500 hours and 600 hours respectively. A first place result for the Asha 310.
— The Asha 310 wins (7-8)
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 210 vs. Nokia Asha 310 – Extras
Finally, the Asha 210 also includes Dual SIM (optional), stereo FM radio, 4-way Navi key, dedicated WhatsApp key. In comparison, the Asha 310 is packed with Dual SIM, accelerometer and a stereo FM radio
— It’s a tie, one point each (8-9)
BPF Verdict: The Nokia Asha 310 wins! (7-9)
The Nokia Asha 310 wins this match-up. It beats the Nokia Asha 210, taking 2 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 7 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:
The best connectivity: Comparable
The best size/weight: No
The best camera/video: Comparable
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Comparable
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Comparable
The best battery life: Yes
The best extras: Comparable
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