Nokia Asha 303 Review - Is Nokia's New Design Worth It ?
|NETWORK||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100|
|BODY||Dimensions||116.5 x 55.7 x 13.9 mm, 72 cc|
|Display||Type||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors, Touch UI|
|Size||320 x 240 pixels, 2.6 inches (~154 ppi pixel density)|
|Sensor||Camera sensor (main camera resolution)|
|Messaging||SMS (Nokia), MMS, Email, IM ,Push Email, RSS|
|Browser||Nokia Browser for Series 40, OSS Browser|
|Camera||Primary||3.2 MP, 2048x1536 pixels|
|Video||Yes, HD 480 20fps|
|Memory||Card slot||MicroSD up to 32 GB|
|Internal||3 GB Internal Storage|
|Speed||HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration, MP3, Ringtones|
|Features||Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|Java||Yes, Java games|
|Nokia Music unlimited|
|Voice Memo/Dial, Commands|
|Organizer , Calender|
|Battery||Standard battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh|
|Stand-by||Up to 720 h (2G) / Up to 640 h (3G)|
|Talktime||Up to 8h (2G) / Up to 7h (3G)|
|Expected Price||INR||6500 approx|
In an era of expensive phones with unlimited features and new innovations every day, Nokia tried to bring a phone that was affordable, easy to use and contain all the elements of the newly innovated smart-phones. Though we doubt it wanted to give you Nokia spy software but that we’ll have to wait to find out more of. Nokia’s new mobile; Nokia Asha 303 is a reasonably priced mobile phone, quite different from the new luxurious and pricey smart-phones available in the market. Nokia Asha 303 is aimed for the youth and for people who don’t believe in paying too much for cell-phones but still want a lot of features in it.
Looking at the exterior, the Nokia Asha 303 is a combination of both touch-screen and manual keyboards. Not sure whether they kept the concept of keystroke loggers when doing this but touch-phobic will be more than happy to have it. The dimensions being 116.5 x55.7 x 13.9mm, and the weight being 99 grams gives the phone a very light and small physique that’s easy to carry. Unlike Asha 303’s other major competitors the Nokia Asha is not bulky and the exterior is quite strong.
Nokia Asha 303 has a 2.6 inch TFT capacitive touch screen that portrays up to 256K colors. Considering Nokia recently launched the Lumia 800, Nokia Asha 303 could also have gotten uplift in terms of touch screen, pixels and colors but then again Nokia had to cut costs to make this phone affordable.
The extra keyboard option was not one of Nokia’s best choices to make regarding this phone. People with large fingers might have problem fiddling with the little keys to type and they also have an airy bubble texture which make typing not the best of experiences for the user. Apart from this, the Asha 303 is piled up with lots of data jackets and connectivity ports all around it making its exterior seem piled up and crimpy.
Apart from this, Nokia Asha 303 comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera with fixed focus and face detection as photo capturing options. Considering all other phones that are coming out is at least 5 Megapixel or higher, the Asha 303 falls behind in terms of camera specs.
Altogether the phone isn't a win-win; it has key features but then lags behind in terms of processing, efficiency and its design. Security doesn't seem so savvy either.
Nokia Asha 303 Review
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