Good call quality, Good build quality and pleasant to hold chassis
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.
Mammoth battery life
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.
Very cheap, dust and splash resistant, very long battery life
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.
Impressive battery life
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 Â£100 these days which offers vastly more features than the 301.
Excellent build, Great Keypad
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.
Good Festival Phone
Basically one I can use for nights outs and festivals and for this purpose it works really well. On its plus side its got a never ending battery, facebook is limited but workable for messaging and status updates, memory card surport up to 32GB for use of a pretty decent mp3 player ( a lot cheaper than buying a iPod), its solidly well made and general operation such as messaging is quick. Also if it gets lost or stolen its not the end of the world.
Good build quality
The Nokia Asha 302 is your standard Series 40 affair. It doesn't have a touchscreen, but it compensates with a physical QWERTY keyboard, trying to appease those users needing such kind of input option. In terms of hardware, Nokia has done a remarkable job. There aren't many phones at this price point that can offer such build quality. Unfortunately, this handset falls victim to its software, which is unintuitive and buggy.
Good build quality
All in all, the Asha 302 is neat little messaging phone that feels well built, has a good keyboard and decent range of features. However, its small screen makes web browsing a bit of a chore and for a similar price you can now get entry level Android handsets that are arguably easier and more fun to use.
Impressive features list
The Nokia Asha 302 is a feature phone that could give a few smartphones a run for their money with its impressive features list. For starters there's both Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity so you can browse and access social networks quickly. The centrepiece of the phone is a full qwerty keyboard presented BlackBerry style beneath the 2.4 inch landscape screen. The 3.2 megapixel camera is a nice addition, though it's not quite up to the standards of high-end smartphone cameras.
Build quality feels reassuringly pricey and sturdy
The Nokia Asha 302 joins the growing band of new Series 40 handsets designed for those that love to keep in touch and use social networks on a budget. One of its standout features is its QWERTY keypad. Where would a messaging phone be without it? Here we take a look at how it performs, in our Nokia Asha 302 QWERTY keypad review.
Considering that the Nokia Asha 200 currently costs under $90 off contract, there is quite a lot that you get for your money, so we would gladly recommend getting it if you need a low cost dual-SIM device. It looks good, has a nice physical keyboard, and comes with a whole bunch of social networking features, which makes it especially suitable for young users.
Hot-swappable external SIM slot
I've been using this device for over a day, and the 1430 mAh battery is showing around half the charge. Although the battery performance is not bad for a dual-SIM device, I think that it could have been better. Priced at around Rs 4300, this phone offers excellent build quality, decent design, and pleasant UI. Additionally, its music player, email app, and in-built social networking apps are better than what its competitors offer.
Very long battery life
Nokia has stuck its neck out in using the very old S40 operating system and foregoing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. In the end we aren't sure it quite works for us. The slowish processor is a bind, and we'd have liked either Wi-Fi or 3G to make this handset feel like a worthy model for 2012.
But there's no denying that the Nokia Asha 201's relatively low specs make for awesome battery life, and with that we are impressed.
Good chat functionality
If you need a phone with a physical keyboard, the Nokia Asha 201 is one of the cheapest you can get. However, its outdated OS and slow mobile internet connections stop it being much use in its role as a social networking and email tool. Other phones around the same price offer both Wi-Fi and 3G, making this phone feel as though it's stuck in the past.
No Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity
The Nokia Asha 201 is a cheap mobile that looks and feels better than some devices two or three times its price, but Series 40 is a bit long in the tooth. Unless you want a throwaway phone or care little for new technology, a budget Android device or an old BlackBerry would make more sense
Good battery life
The Nokia Asha 201 does the basics with minimum fuss and costs a super-inexpensive £45 on pay-as-you-go. Battery life is great and we like how easy it is to find your way around everything. The music player is pretty basic but we like that there's support for all of the main audio files and microSD cards of up to 32GB. Surfing the web, checking Facebook and Twitter is more hassle than its worth on the Nokia Asha 201 - without 3G or Wi-Fi web services really crawl at a snail's pace.
Screen is sharp and bright
If your main requirements are making voice calls and keeping on top of your e-mails and texts then the Asha 201 is an easy recommendation. The screen is sharp and bright, the keyboard nearly faultless and the new-look S40 interface a joy to behold. If you want a phone that can handle data then the 3G and Wi-Fi-less 201 is clearly not for you but if all you want are the telephonic and communication basics covered it's well worth the limited outlay.
The Nokia Asha 201 is very much a budget phone but still puts up a good show for itself thanks to its decent quality keyboard, sturdy build and social networking functions. For keeping in touch on the go -- and at a very good price -- it does a decent job, but the lack or 3G or Wi-Fi limits the possibilities for anything more advanced.
Very lightweight and comfortable to hold phone
The Nokia Asha 303 pushes the envelope of what we call a feature phone, providing an almost complete set of functions for your everyday needs. Granted, it doesn't have the rich application store that even a cheapo Android handset can take advantage of, but there are still plenty of apps for it, including the widely popular social networking ones, and even an exclusive version of Angry Birds to go along.
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