311 is a budget type GSM
telephone produced by Philips
, probably for the youth market. It is just a plain GSM terminal
, with nothing particularly fancy built in. I have used one for over a year now (I chose it because it was the cheapest replacement for my stolen Nokia
, and it had the lowest possible price at FNAC
These are its specifications (taken from its box):
The terminal itself is quite resistent - it has survived a fair number of shocks and crashes and it bears no sign of them. Sometimes it will not connect to the cell
no matter what you do, but I doubt it's a software problem - if I get batteries off and then have it run a cold boot, it will usually reconnect in a matter of seconds (while losing current time and date).
The interface is rather awkward to use - definitely the worst I have experienced, in spite of all those pretty icons and available styles, but I frankly don't spend much time playing with it, so it's good enough.
I never had success in setting up the voice call feature, but in the end I only use the mobile to dial a few numbers and they are likely in the "recent calls" list, available at a touch of the green button on the left. I never tried WAP, but I frankly don't care at all about it.
In the end I think it's a pretty basic but usable unit. It does what it's supposed to do, so it's worth what I paid it.