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Nokia Asha 210

Nokia Asha 210 Cell Phone


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Nokia Asha 210
Nokia 105
Nokia 301
Nokia Asha 205
Nokia N900
Nokia Asha 210 Cell Phone
Nokia 105
Nokia 301
Nokia Asha 205
Nokia N900 Black Smartphone  GSM  Bluetooth  5MP  32GB  microSD Slot
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Release Date
May 2013
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Dec 2012
Nov 2009
Input Method
QWERTY Keyboard
Keypad
Keypad
QWERTY Keyboard
QWERTY Keyboard, Stylus, Touch Screen
Digital Camera Resolution
2.0 MP
3.15 MP
5.0 MP
Screen Size(Diagonal)
2.4 inch
1.45 inch
2.4 inch
2.4 inch
3.5 inch
Battery Capacity
1200.0 mAh
800.0 mAh
1110.0 mAh

  • The Nokia Asha 210 goes for around $72 without a contract subsidy, so for that price you can't really ask for more than its good call quality, decent picture-taking and cool exterior. It is rather slow, though, and the dedicated messaging features and the whole Series 40 apps quality comes in rather gimmicky.

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    An affordable hardware QWERTY candybar with WiFi, a punch colour palette and the world's first dedicated WhatsApp button.

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    The Nokia 105 is a funny proposition for the European market as people won't be buying it as their main device and possibly not even as their second handset.
    It's very much a back up, emergency phone which is capable of taking some knocks and deliver a battery life which can last you a month, but it won't be able to offer the experience we've come to expect from our mobile phones today.

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    At around £13 with a 35-day battery, the Nokia 105 is the perfect back-up phone.


  • Strange that a phone like this should seem like a novelty, but it's so basic as to appear perverse. That barely-there price tag is what swings it though -- if you want to keep in contact while you're away, at a festival for instance, and don't want to risk your "real" phone, the 105 is a pretty good bet.

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    As with the 105, the Nokia 301 will likely do very well in emerging markets, but with the advent of low-cost and feature packed Android handsets in Europe it will probably struggle to break through.
    If you're looking for a low cost handset you can pick up an Android smartphone for under £100 these days which offers vastly more features than the 301.
    The Nokia 301 is a back up device, perfect for festival trips or emergency situations but it will never have the same appeal or desirability as today's smartphones.


  • The Nokia 301 is a feature phone with a twist. Offering apps, 3G speeds and Lumia inspired design. But is it smarter than it looks?


  • 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.


  • - Otherwise, the keys offer good bounce, even if they are a little small for our tastes.


  • - At first glance the phone is chunky but once the high-resolution, glossy screen (that is clear, crisp and very vivid) springs into life you can forgive the larger dimensions.
    - The touchscreen is responsive, and from our hands-on with the phone, looks capable.
    - First impressions are favourable for the N900, with the claims of PC-like performance holding up under a brief hands-on.


  • - Battery life was abysmal.
    - The design is also inconsistent among the apps, especially the Web browser and Ovi Maps apps.
    - Conference calling was difficult to manage, as the drop down menu to activate the feature was small and somewhat hidden during calls, and the language Nokia uses to describe the feature is unclear.
    - The resistive touchscreen is very responsive and uses kinetic scrolling, where the page sails by with the slightest flick.
    - Voice calls sounded good with the Nokia N900.