Product Description. The Nokia Asha 302, with its old-school S40 operating system, modest camera, QWERTY keyboard and chunky shape is no hero handset. But it offers classic Nokia values for social networkers with a better than decent spec for a very reasonable price. It's not the lightest or the thinnest, but it's solidly built with a sturdy metal and plastic casing and fits comfortably in the hand with its gently curving sides. Design The poky 2.4in display's 320x240-pixel resolution won't keep you coming back to watch tons of video, but it displays web pages fine (with fast access too via Wi-Fi or 3G). It isn't touch sensitive, but that's not really an issue on a screen as small as this, and while the D-pad beneath isn't as sensitive as the optical touchpad on recent BlackBerrys, it gets the job done without any fuss. Surrounding it are six well-placed keys, some of them programmable, so you can set up your shortcuts how you like them. The 37-key QWERTY keyboard is a compact marvel, with neatly rounded keys made of tactile rubberised plastic. They're responsive, with a good amount of give and you can get up to a fair pace with two-thumb texting. The number keys are laid out in standard keypad format too, making it easier to dial a number with one thumb.
Software Nokia's clunky S40 operating system might be on the way out, unable to keep pace with the fast-changing evolution of Android and Windows Phone. But while it's not swish, and it doesn't offer the selection of active widgets you'll find on later S60 handsets, it still allows you to keep all your favourite shortcuts on the home page and alert you when you get messages or social network updates. Facebook and Twitter are both on board already, as is WhatsApp instant messaging. There's also a limited range of other apps available from the Nokia Store, but no LinkedIn. Performance In use, it feels fast, helped no doubt by the surprisingly powerful 1GHz processor, which opens apps without fuss and seemed to have no trouble streaming video from YouTube either. The 3.2-megapixel camera offers a maximum 2048x1536-pixel resolution and while it might not look like much on paper, it offers a range of features, including multi-shot, timer and effects. It will also take decent quality snaps, certainly the equal of 5-megapixel versions you'll find on most HTC handsets. Video quality drops to 640x480 pixels, which is scraping the limits of acceptability. There's just 100MB of memory on board, but you can add up to 32GB via the microSD slot hidden beneath a plastic cover on the side. The battery held up very well indeed, still going strong after two days of steady use. Conclusion No, the Nokia Asha 302 isn't at the cutting edge of mobile tech. But it's a solidly built, reliable workhorse aimed at social networkers with a great little keyboard for a reasonable price, and certainly gives the Blackberry midrangers a run for their money. Nokia Asha 302 comes in five different color choices - dark grey, blue, white, plum red and golden.
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 Announced 2012, February Status Available. Released 2012, March Body Dimensions 115.2 x 58.9 x 13.5 mm, 77 cc Weight 106 g Keyboard QWERTY Display Type TFT, 256K colors Size 320 x 240 pixels, 2.4 inches (~167 ppi pixel density) Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones Loudspeaker Yes 3.5mm jack Yes Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB Phonebook Yes, Photocall Call records 20 dialed, 20 received, 20 missed calls Internal 100MB storage, 256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM Data GPRS Class 33 EDGE Class 33 Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support Camera Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels Video Yes, VGA@15fps Secondary No Features CPU 1 GHz Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, Adobe Flash Lite Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Games Yes GPS No Java Yes, MIDP 2.0 Colors Dark Grey, Mid Blue, Plum Red, White, Golden Light - SNS integration - MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player - MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player - Organizer - Voice memo - Predictive text input Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J) Stand-by Up to 707 h (2G) / Up to 830 h (3G) Talk time Up to 9 h (2G) / Up to 5 h 50 min (3G) Music play Up to 50 h Misc Price group [About 110 EUR] Tests Camera Photo
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