Nokia Asha 300 is the new stunning mid range touch and type mobile phone from Nokia. Nokia is releasing many touch and types cellphone because people are not adjusting to touch functionality very quickly and that’s why they prefer both world so that when they have to do messaging they use keypad otherwise just touch screen to access there favorite applications. Although its not the most advanced and high tech handsets like we see in CES 2011 but still it has lots of features. Its customizable home screen, social-networking applications and High end camera makes it really ideal for students and small business individuals.
Very impressive design with touch and type functionality with normal keypad. S40 user interface is some what the same but little bit different from the non-smart user interface of the ordinary Nokia handsets. Its good that you install applications brought from App store with home-screen fully customizable according to your needs. It has QVGA 2.4 inches TFT resistive touchscreen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution with color-depth 256K colors. Dimensions ofare 112.8 x 49.5 x 12.7 mm, 59 cc and weights only 85 grams. Equipped with Series 40 Asha edition 9.2 OS for smooth browsing experience. Its a some what smart-phone yet it can’t do multitasking which is a bit of drawback.
The main disappointment in the connectivity options is the absence of the Wi-Fi which i think should be by-default in each and every handset. Other options include Bluetooth version 2.1 with A2DP, EDR, USB, GPRS, EDGE and 3G (HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps). Browsing option includes Nokia OSS Internet Browser (WAP 2.0 XHTML) and secondary Nokia Browser.
Unlike other cheap Nokia mobile phones likeit has 140 MB built-in memory for you to store your favorite applications. MicroSD memory card slot is also available with hot swappable and supports up-to 32 GB memory card.
Nokia is very popular for its high quality camera results and Nokia Asha 300 has 5 megapixel full focus (EDOF) camera for really impressive results. It has 4 x digital zoom with Full-screen viewfinder means better focus and sharp images. Video recording is also possible in QCIF, QVGA, VGA in H.263 and MPEG4 formats.
Its not a music cellphone but still it got lots of entertainment features like Stereo FM radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio jack, MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV video player, MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC audio player, SNS integration, Games (built-in + downloadable), Flash Lite support, Voice memo, Predictive text input and Speakerphone.
Variety of colors to choose from like Graphite, Night Shade, Gold, White Silver, Pink and Red.
Very impressive battery timings with Talk time Up-to 6 hours and 54 min, Stand-by Up to 550 hours and Music play Up to 28 hours.
Nokia Asha 300, Battery BL-4U, Travel Charger AC-11 and Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102.
Price of Nokia Asha 300 is $100 and Rupees 9,000/- only.