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Samsung REX 90 Vs Nokia Asha 311
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Samsung REX 90 Vs Nokia Asha 311

To arrest the good run of Nokia Asha series, Samsung sounded the war bugle by announcing Rex series, it’s new range of smart feature phones. Samsung’s Rex series runs on Java platform while the Nokia’s Asha series is based on S40 platform. Both the Rex and Asha series are targeted at the same consumer segment.

Among the four phones announced in Rex series, Rex 90 has the best features and we pitted it against Asha 311, one of the powerful popular device  in Asha series.



Bot the device are full touchscreen with capacitive display. While the Samsung features a 3.5-inch capacitive HVGA display with a resolution of  480×320 pixels, Asha 311 features a slightly smaller 3-inch capacitive display with 400x320p resolution.

Winner: Rex 90


Rex 90 is a dual-SIM phone, while Asha 311 allows for only one SIM.

Winner: Rex 90


Its even fight when it comes to apps. Samsung has Samsung app store on Java platform, Nokia offers Nokia store on S40 Asha platform. Both the feature phones comes pre-installed with many handy apps and games.

Winner: Draw


Again both the phones come with a 3.2-megapixel camera and lacks auto focus and flash light.

Winner: Draw


Both Rex 90 and Asha 311 supports Wi-Fi. Though Asha 311 trumps Rex 90 by having 3G connectivity which Samsung has eschewed in Rex series.

Winner: Asha 311

 Entertainment Quotient

Rex 90 boasts of 10 free Gameloft  games to download from its store. Nokia Asha 311 stands ahead by offering 40 EA games free to download from its Nokia store.

Certain games are no fun without Accelerometer. Nokia Asha 311 with accelerometer scores over Rex 90 which lacks it.

Music buff? Nokia Asha 311 offers Nokia Music store while Samsung recently launched its entertainment hubs with myStation service along with myMovies and myMobileTV. But the verdict is easy. Nokia has a large music repository.

Winner: Asha 311

Final verdict: Seems like an equal fight with both Rex 90 and Asha 311 winning brownies with score of 2 wins each and 2 draws. If you are looking for a dual-SIM, then Rex 90 is the obvious choice over Asha 311. But otherwise Asha 311 betters on features-wise.

Take your call.

0 15 February, 2013 Gadgets February 15, 2013

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