Nokia Asha 210, in-depth analysis

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It is an entry-level smart mobile phone that seems to have been specially designed for the younger audience. And it is that in addition to having a fun and colorful design , it incorporates some features that make this Nokia Asha 210 a basically social phone . The new smartphone from Nokia comes to expand the already extensive family Asha , composed of low cost phones, but also by a large puzzle of major technical specifications. Not surprisingly, the Asha are also phones prepared for us to connect to the InternetLet's enjoy our favorite social networks and get acquainted with the world of smart mobile telephony. On this occasion, the Nokia Asha 210 is presented with a very interesting technical sheet.

To begin with, we can say that this new smartphone stands out for a fundamental characteristic: its keyboard . It is not the first time that the Finnish incorporates a QWERTY keyboard to their smartphones . In this case, it is combined with a 2.4-inch screen . I has a camera simple, purely intended for occasional use, since only has a two - megapixel sensor . Unfortunately, it does not support 3G networks , but it does support WiFi, so that the user can take advantage of the wireless connection at home, at work or in a hotel room. But if there is something that catches our attention, it is applications. The Nokia Asha 210 comes packed with social apps installed as standard, as well as dedicated buttons to connect in a second to the camera or  instant messaging . Next, we offer you a detailed analysis of this new Nokia Asha 210 . You dare?

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Design and display

The Nokia Asha 210 presents a very special design within the Asha family catalog . It is true that there are already some smartphones with a QWERTY keyboard , but this case is special. And is that in addition to having this keyboard integrated, it incorporates some dedicated buttons to access the main social functions . In any case, we can indicate that the N okia Asha 210 has measurements of 111.5 x 60 x 11.8 mm and a weight of 97.3 grams , including the battery . The architecture of the keyboard itself requires a greater width, although the truth is that the phone isvery comfortable to wear : lightly heavy and completely adjusted to fit in a trouser pocket or in any bag or backpack without disturbing it. In principle, the device is presented in five different colors, the classics within the Asha family: black, white, yellow, blue and red.

The screen that is not touch, is attached to the top of the device, just above the keyboard, which occupies part of the front surface. We are facing a panel of 2.4 inches responds with QVGA resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and a depth of 65,000 colors . In the central part of the phone we find a strip marked in black, in which are the call and pick up buttons , the central wheel to access the main menu and two small keys to directly access WhatsApp messaging and the camera, essential tools for the youngest. The keyboard will also be very useful to those who write text messages during part of the day. This is, without a doubt, one of its most precious characteristics.


The camera is not one of the strengths of this phone, but the truth is that we are not facing a phone specially designed to take high-quality photographic captures. The camera of the Nokia Asha 210 has a 2 - megapixel sensor that will allow us to take pictures in very specific moments or family plan. In short, it will be useful for those types of snapshots that save us from not carrying the compact in our pocket and for which we do not need high quality. It incorporates a 4x zoom and is capable of recording videos, albeit modestly, in a resolution of QCIF @ 15fps .

With regard to functions, the Nokia Asha 210 offers us Self-portrait to take fully focused photos with voice instructions. In this way, you will know if the image is well framed or not. Once captured, you will have the opportunity to retouch the images directly from the camera application and share them later, with just one touch, on your main social networks.

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Memory and power

Being a low-cost smartphone , the Nokia Asha 210 does the basics. It is equipped with a discreet user memory of just 64 MB that will not be used to store large amounts of files. Thanks to the phone's expandable memory with microSD cards , users can enjoy up to 32 GB to store photos, videos or music. In fact, by carrying all the songs on your phone, simply connect a headset to enjoy the Nokia Asha 210 as if it were a pocket media player. Being a simple phone, Nokiahas not disclosed accurate information about its processor. In fact, judging by the device's technical sheet, we are dealing with a team that needs a fairly discreet potential to function and that has more than enough with the minimum engine that it has installed inside.


Operating system and applications

The Nokia Asha 210 works through the classic Nokia Series 40 system , in its Asha edition , which will offer users a simple experience and true to the Nokia spirit . The operation of this platform will especially appeal to those users who have always used Nokia mobiles and are already used to the S40 series . It has very simple shortcuts to access the different functions of the phone, through a menu system (not icons) to open the different applications, utilities and even games . But if there is something that is especially interesting for new users, it is the applications and thesoftware that comes standard on the device.

We said that the Nokia Asha 210 is a social phone. And we explain why. Aside from having a few dedicated physical buttons, the device will come out of the box with WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube apps installed. Furthermore, it will be very easy for the user to share the photographs they have taken with the phone's own camera , because there is a tool to share the images from the camera application with our favorite social networks. The same happens when sending images or videos to others. The instantaneous transferof files is one of its best features. Those users who want to share their favorite songs, a photo of a landscape or a funny recording with their friends at all times.

But this is not all. And is that to finish the job, Nokia has wanted to give its customers a wide assortment of video games. The Games Gift is a package with titles such as Bejeweled or Fifa 13 that the owners of this Nokia Asha 210 can download to their device from the Nokia Store or Nokia application store . In total, the Finnish gives away 13 different titles .

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The Nokia Asha 210 is a phone prepared for those who want to access the Internet on a regular basis. The phone operates on GSM / EDGE 900/1800, 850/1900 networks . It supports 2G (EDGE) networks , but not 3G networks . This means that the transfer rates will be considerably slower than with an advanced smartphone, but you will still have the possibility to navigate between pages, send messages and share content on your favorite social networks. If you are not very concerned about fast and agile data download, the Nokia Asha 210 may be a good option for you. If not, take a look at the other Asha proposals . Some devicesthey are already compatible with 3G networks .

In any case, you should know that you will be able to connect to WiFi networks without any problem, to take advantage of a faster and more stable connection such as that of your home or your workplace. The device is also compatible with Bluetooth 2.1 technology with A2DP and EDR , a feature that will allow you to synchronize devices or even share files with other users.

In the section on physical connections , we must mention one microUSB 2.0 input that will serve to connect the phone to the computer, plus an output of 3.5 millimeter headphone jack . As we indicated in the memory section, it also has a microSD card slot that will help us expand its capacity. The variant with Dual SIM , which has also been presented alongside the original edition , has - of course - another slot to house the second card.

Regarding the applications related to connectivity, we have to point out that the Nokia Asha 201 has the Nokia Xpress Browser browser , very suitable for devices with these characteristics, since it manages the data in a more efficient way. It allows us to reduce data consumption and makes the download much more stable. Thanks to Slam , in addition, the user will be able to share images and videos with other people in an agile and fast way .

Music, video, photos and multimedia

The Nokia Asha 210 is perfectly prepared to play multimedia content : images, videos or music. In fact, according to its technical sheet, we will have the opportunity to play files with the following extensions : MIDI, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Mobile XMF, MP3, MP4, M4A, NRT, WAV, SP MIDI, WMA, WMA 9, AAC LC, GSM FR, WMA 10, WMA 10 Pro, a-law, mu-law, .264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GPP (H.263), VC-1, GIF89a, BMP formats , GIF87a, WBMP, EXIF, PNG, DCF, JPEG. The device incorporates JAVA support , necessary to reproduce some content or access certain pages. It also has FM RADIO with RDS stereo . If you also have an Internet connection, you can connect to YouTube (thanks to the link that is already pre-installed) to enjoy viewing streaming content .

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Autonomy and availability

It is another of its relevant characteristics. The Nokia Asha 210 incorporates a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1,200 milliamps . This means, according to tests carried out by Nokia itself and according to measurement standards, that the phone can have an autonomy of 46 days of standby and 12 hours of conversation . These times will depend, in any case, on the state of the network and the use of each particular user.

Regarding its availability, we have to indicate that the Nokia Asha 210 will go on sale in Spain in the coming weeks, since its arrival is scheduled for the second quarter of this year 2013 . The sale price to the public in the free market will be 80 euros .


The Finnish firm expands its Asha family of basic smartphones to unveil a new piece specially designed for young users. With a fun and colorful touch, the Nokia Asha 210 is planted with a QWERTY keyboard that is very useful for users who spend part of the day texting. The device also incorporates dedicated buttons to access Facebook or WhatsApp , a feature that will make its use much easier and more practical. As disadvantages, we could mention its camera of just 2 megapixels and its incompatibility with 3G networks. These are, however, minor issues taking into account the type of users that this smartphone is aimed at : a young audience looking for a practical and economical proposal , adapted to the times.

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Data sheet

StandardGSM / EDGE 900/1800, 850/1900
Weight and measurements111.5 x 60 x 11.8 mm

97.3 grams (battery included)

Memory64MB internal storage

Expandable with microSD cards up to 32 GB

screen 2.4 inch TFT

QVGA 320 x 240 pixels

65,000 colors

Camera 2 megapixels

4x digital zoom

Records QCIF video @ 15fps

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Supported formats: MIDI, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Mobile XMF, MP3, MP4, M4A, NRT, WAV, SP MIDI, WMA, WMA 9, AAC LC, GSM FR, WMA 10, WMA 10 Pro, a -law, mu-law, .264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GPP (H.263), VC-1, GIF89a, BMP, GIF87a, WBMP, EXIF, PNG, DCF, JPEG formats.

JAVA support

FM radio with RDS stereo

Controls and connectionsNokia Series 40 operating system (Nokia Asha version)


Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR

microUSB 2.0

3.5mm headphone output

Dual sim

Nokia Maps

Nokia Chat

Windows Live Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

Google Talk

Nokia Messaging instant messaging


Pre-installed Facebook and Twitter apps

Nokia Xpress Browser for efficient browsing

Nokia Nearby (points of interest)

Slam (new system for sharing images and videos)

eBuddy (instant messaging)

13 free games to download from the Nokia Store

Social networks: WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Dedicated button to access WhatsApp and Facebook

Dedicated button for camera

Autonomy 1,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (BL-4U) Standby: 46 days Talk: 12 hours
PriceNot available
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