Nokia Asha 306 Review



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The Asha series is huge, just loads of phones too less to show off. Nokia Asha 306 is just another phone in this line up. Its design is quiet similar to Asha 310, or you can say it looks exactly like 310.The only difference between 306 and 310 is that, 306 does not come with a dual sim capability.
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Design

The design of Asha 306 is just like the 310. If catches your eye when it comes to the look of the phone. A normal touchscreen phone and not compared to that of smartphones. It looks great. Like the 310, its a little thick. But unlike 310 it comes in the following colors Silver White, Red, Mid Blue, Dark Grey. So you get this option over 310.

Camera

Nokia Asha 306
Just a boring 2MP camera, they should have and could have at least bought a 3.2 MP good quality camera. It captures images in 1600×1200 pixels and videos at 176×144@10fps. The shutter speeds are too low, fast moving images will be blur. It just does not perform good as a camera even on need to have basis.

Performance

Nokia Asha 306 Performance
The phone is quiet decent in terms of speeds but just like other Symbian OS devices. Switching along is slow, opening a file in a microSD card having space more than 8GB is going to take forever. It actually seems like you could go make an omelette and it would still not open(exaggerated). The phone comes with a 2GB included space but via microSD cards you can expand it upto 32GB. We recommend you dont get tempted and use that space. You will pay for it, it every way. Small games run smooth on the phone. Few you would enjoy, few you wont. It has just 32MB of RAM, so you could imagine.

Display

Nokia Asha 306 display
Nokia Asha 306 has a 3 inch 240×400 pixels resolution with 155 ppi density. Might not seem like a good display on the paper but with Symbian and good engineering, it looks fabulous. The 3 inch is not ideal for viewing videos or browsing, its too small. But you can do with it anyway.

Final Thoughts

There is not much to say about this phone. It is a 310 without dual sim capabilities but lot more colors. If you are trying to get a little someone special impressed with this handset. Forget all about it. Try to see the bigger picture. Try to buy the better, something that can compliment that money. If you can collect 5 grand you can collect 10 too. Wait for sometime and buy the better.
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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
SIM Mini-SIM
Announced 2012, June
Status Available. Released 2012, July
BODY Dimensions 110.3 x 53.8 x 12.8 mm, 66 cc (4.34 x 2.12 x 0.50 in)
Weight 96 g (3.39 oz)
DISPLAY Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors
Size 240 x 400 pixels, 3.0 inches (~155 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
SOUND Alert types Vibration, Polyphonic(64), WAV, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB, 2 GB included
Phonebook Yes, Photocall
Call records Yes
Internal 10 MB, 64 MB ROM, 32 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
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 Sensors Accelerometer
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + downloadable
GPS No
Java Yes
Colors Silver White, Red, Mid Blue, Dark Grey
– SNS integration
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Li-Ion 1110 mAh battery (BL-4U)
Stand-by Up to 600 h
Talk time Up to 14 h
Music play Up to 40 h
MISC SAR US 1.06 W/kg (head)     0.80 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.69 W/kg (head)

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