Nokia Asha 201 Review


Nokia Asha 201- a simple QWERTY device in midst of the high end smartphones such as that in the Nokia Lumia series. It is not a dual sim phone nor does it have Wifi or 3G compatibility to go for your high speed internet access. That surely is going to turn off alot of people. But for a general use phone, for its price- quiet stunning I would say.

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Nokia Asha 201
The phone carries a 2.4 inches TFT screen with 167ppi pixel density. For the environment of the OS along with 167ppi, it looks bright and rich. The QWERTY keypad is more comfortable than that of Nokia Asha 205. Its really good for those “day or night, always texting” kind of people. The interface is super awesome for the costing. It runs the Symbian 40 OS, works better on this phone than on Asha 311 somehow. The menu gives you clear idea of what you have and you can easily navigate your way around. The icons are clean, small and cute.

People around the world especially in India, love their FM Radio. Thankfully it does provide you with that too. It does support your MP3//WAV/WMA/AAC and has video support for MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV. It comes in way to many colors: Graphite, Green, Blue, Aqua, Pearl White, Light Pink, Pink, Orange. It comes with internal memory of 10MB but crank it up to as huge as 32GB via microSD cards.

It does have a camera worth having. The 2MP camera on the back takes photos in 1600×1200 pixels resolution. It has video support but not that cool, taking 10fps video at a resolution of 176×144 pixels. It obviously has no secondary camera support.

Noia Asha 201
There is no GPS, No Wifi, No 3G, all you are dependent on is your internet pack to be connected to the internet. You get facebook, whatsapp, twitter applications for your phone on the Symbian 40 OS. The phone only has a 32MB RAM. Not much, but enough to run your ultra light applications and manage them.

Browsing on this phone can be a pain, not only because it has a small screen but also because of accessibility. To refresh, to go back, the functionality to just move around is too restricted in this OS. Only a very patient person will be able to handle what it has to offer. I hope other mobile companies at least simplify the internet experience because that is something every person is on globally.

The phone is quiet nice for the cost and gives you the best you can get from a basic phone. You will not get tired using it day and day out but you will have painful experience using the internet. The music experience will be comfortable so no concerns there. The buttons on the phone are easy to get as the handset is quiet small. The plasticity phone does not feel cheap, it has a nice feel to it. It has an amazing battery backup too. If you love texting all day and NOT looking for a smartphone, go and get it.

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GENERL 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 – RM-799
GSM 850 / 1900 – RM-800
Announced 2011, October
Status Available. Released 2012, February
BODY Dimensions 115.5 x 61.1 x 14 mm, 47.7 cc (4.55 x 2.41 x 0.55 in)
Weight 105 g (3.70 oz)
Keyboard QWERTY
DISPLAY Type TFT, 256K colors
 Size 320 x 240 pixels, 2.4 inches (~167 ppi pixel density)
SOUND Alert types Vibration, Polyphonic(64), MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Phonebook Yes, Photocall
Call records Yes
Internal 10 MB, 64 MB ROM, 32 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels
Video Yes, 176×144@10fps
Secondary No
FEATURES Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, Adobe Flash Lite
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS, FM recording
Games Yes + downloadable
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
Colors Graphite, Green, Blue, Aqua, Pearl White, Light Pink, Pink, Orange
– SNS integration
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery (BL-5J)
Stand-by Up to 888 h
Talk time Up to 7 h
Music play Up to 52 h



Author: Sinha

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