Nokia Asha 300, in-depth analysis

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It is undoubtedly one of the most interesting mobile phones in the Asha family . We say this because the Nokia Asha 300 has technical features up to the task, a little more advanced than other devices in the same range . In this way, the Nokia Asha 300 could be one of the favorites for the Spanish market. In fact, Nokia itself has been in charge of communicating that these phones could reach Europe , with much more affordable prices and through the main operators in each area. In this case, the Nokia Asha 300 is positioned as a worthy candidate, since itstechnical sheet is made for those users who want to enter the world of the Internet and social networks through their mobile.

We explain ourselves. And it is that the Nokia Asha 300 incorporates 3G connectivity , so that it is capable of keeping us connected at a more or less high speed to manage our social networks, email and downloads with some skill. But this is not all. Because Nokia has opted for a good five megapixel camera, capable of taking snapshots of a certain quality, as well as recording video, even in low resolution. The terminal has a stylized design , very similar to that of the most classic Nokia terminals . Next, we offer you a detailed analysis of the technical sheet of the new Nokia Asha 300with photos, videos and opinions .

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Design and display

You may have noticed that the design of the Nokia Asha 300 is practically identical to that of the latest entry-level terminals that Nokia has recently introduced. And indeed. Has a stylized forms as indeed will see that measures 112.8 x 49.5 x 12.7 mm and has a weight of 85 grams . Without a doubt, it is a lightweight mobile phone , made especially for those who do not want to carry large devices in their pocket or suitcase . In this way, it must be said that the Finnish company has designed a practical phone, with a screen that occupies part of the surface of the phone and is combined with a basic alphanumeric keyboard.

The screen is a TFT panel resistive 2.4 inches , with a maximum resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and a depth of 256,000 colors . It includes a proximity and rotation sensor, but it has an important penalty: the screen is resistive. In this way, to interact with it more easily you will have to press on the different functions with a stylus , since this is the only way to press correctly.

In any case, you should know that the Nokia Asha 300 will be sold in a red hue tending to fuchsia and gray , and may be available later in other more vivid and fun colors. Everything will be seen, depending on the availability of the manufacturer and the operators that will market it.


Photographic and multimedia camera

Nokia has always bet on good photographic machinery for its phones. In fact, mid- and high-end terminals usually incorporate a lens signed by Carl Zeiss , which somewhat guarantees the quality of the images taken. In this case, we must say that the Nokia Asha 300 has a good five - megapixel camera , able to get quality snapshots 2592 x 1944 pixels . Furthermore, the system allows us to record video in VGA resolution and at 30 frames per second . Actually, we are talking about a low quality for videos, but sufficient for a purely occasional use. The phone does not incorporate a second camera that would have been usgreat for video calls . But that is already too much to ask.

In the multimedia section , the Nokia Asha 300 behaves well. We say it because it is perfectly capable of reproducing audio, image and video content, without causing the slightest problem. That is if you use files in the following compatible formats: MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, MP4, H.264M G.263 and WMV . The phone also includes a stereo FM radio tuner with RDS that will be great if you are a lover of this medium, since you can listen to it anywhere you are. In addition, the device incorporates a recorder for voice and radio notes .

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Memory and operating system

The Nokia Asha 300 has an internal memory of 140 MB, insufficient for those who intend to make intensive use of the phone . In this way, it is best to expand the memory of the device with a microSD memory card . We remind you that the device accepts cards up to 32 GB , enough space to store large amounts of multimedia files, photo albums and large record collections . Additionally, you should know that the phone has 128 MB of RAM and 256 MB of ROM .

Windows Phone 7.5 , Nokia continues to retain the properties of its simplest mobile phones, traditionally running on Symbian . On this occasion, Nokia has not lost the habit either. The Nokia Asha 300 works through the Symbian operating system in its S40 edition , so users more accustomed to Nokia will already be familiar with the interface . This means that they will not have to learn new formulas to access the main functions, something that they have already learned from other experiences with Nokia mobiles .

One of the most interesting developments, in this sense, is the compatibility of this system with some fashionable applications. In addition to chatting with your friends through WhatsApp , you will also have the famous Angry Birds game installed as standard. You can enjoy the most famous birds of the moment through a simple Nokia phone . And this is also a novelty.

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Autonomy and availability

We are going through one of the most important sections, especially for those users who make intensive use of their mobile phone . In this case, the Nokia Asha 300 has a 1,110 milliamp battery that will provide us with up to 6.54 hours (2G) and 4.18 hours (3G) in conversation . In idle , the phone is expected to offer up to 550 hours (2G) and 597 hours (3G) . If you are one of those who usually listen to music through your mobile phone, you can use your phone for up to 28 hours . However, the most advisable thing is that you yourself be awareof the uses you make of the terminal to check if these parameters are met or if they are really enough for you

Regarding availability, we can tell you that Nokia plans to market this phone in emerging markets from the fourth quarter of this year. In the same way, it is very possible that it finally decides to publicize the Nokia Asha 300 in Spain, through its online store, but also through offers with the main operators. We will be attentive to communicate this information , but for now we can tell you that the terminal will be sold free for a price around 85 euros .

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StandardGSM 850/900/1800/1900

HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100

Weight and measurements112.8 x 49.5 x 12.7 mm

85 grams

Memory140 MB internal memory

Expandable with microSD cards

128MB RAM / 256MB ROM


2.4 inch resistive TFT screen

Resolution 320 x 240 pixels

256 billion colors

Proximity and rotation sensor

Photo camera and multimedia5 megapixel camera

2592 x 1944 pixels

Records VGA video @ 30fps

Playback of photos, video and audio

MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV

Stereo FM radio tuner with RDS

Recording voice and radio notes

Controls and connectionsSymbian S40 operating system

Processor 1 GJz

3G (HSDPA 10.2 Mbps / HSUPA 2 Mbps)

Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR

Micro USB 2.0

3.5 mm audio output

Java compatibility

Flash Lite support

Autonomy1110 milliamp battery

Conversation: 6.54 hours (2G) and 4.18 hours (3G)

Standby: 550 hours (2G) and 597 hours (3G)

Music player: 28 hours

Availability and priceEnd of 2011

85 euros (free)

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