Nokia Asha 302, in-depth analysis

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The Nokia company has recently expanded its range of smart mobile phones with the addition of new terminals to the Nokia Lumia family . In fact, at the Mobile World Congress 2012 we have witnessed important landings, such as the Nokia Lumia 900 or the Nokia Lumia 610 , a new device that is aimed at the mid-range. The fact is that the Finnish has decided to continue expanding its number of most basic mobile phones , presenting two new offspring for the Asha family . The one that was already presented at the end of 2011, is a range of mobile phones that was originally going to be launched in emerging countries. The current macroeconomic situation , however, has allowed Nokia to integrate some of them into the list of proposals that during 2012 will be available in the Spanish market , in free format but also through the main operators in our country.

The model that concerns us today is the Nokia Asha 302 , a terminal with a QWERTY keyboard that combines very well the features of its keyboard with a rather small screen. It is an equipped phone , but designed for the mid-range , so it is especially aimed at those who have not yet fully entered the world of smart mobile telephony. However, the Nokia Asha 302 is a phone that integrates all the necessary features to allow the user to connect to the Internet regularly, manage your documents and even use the phone as a professional tool. Here is an in-depth analysis of the Nokia Asha 302 with photos, videos and opinions that will facilitate your final choice.

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Design and display

In the design section, the new Nokia Asha 302 follows in the wake of other phones that Nokia had already presented at the time and that operated with a QWERTY keyboard attached , at the bottom of the screen. It is a functional telephone, also designed so that the youngest can type messages through WhatsApp or chat through instant messaging systems, installed in their terminals. It must be said that it appears to the cameras as a compact device, with rounded edges, pleasant to the touch and with a very good grip. Measures 115.2 x 58.9 x 13.5 millimetersand it weighs 106 grams, so that we are in front of a particularly valid phone to carry comfortably in your pocket and anywhere, since this is its main purpose. We will find it in several colors: dark gray, white, blue, gold and red, so that you can choose well according to your tastes or aesthetic preferences.

The phone has a 2.4-inch TFT screen that does not display touch properties. It has a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels , one density of 167 pixels per inch and a depth of 256,000 colors , which is the most common terminals of these characteristics. The features of the screen are perfectly combined with a full QWERTY keyboard , as well as some buttons - located in the immediate lower part of the screen - that will allow you to access the functions of hanging up and off-hooking calls , moving through the main menuand select your preferences. It is a useful tool for those who have not yet wanted to jump into the tactile world.

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Connectivity

Although we are facing a basic range terminal, the Nokia Asha 302 perfectly complies with all the precepts for connectivity. It operates on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 networks , which allows the user to access 3G networks, or what is the same, broadband Internet. In the technical sheet, the maximum transfer rates are estimated HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps . This means that users can easily access the Internet to download content, download documents from email or even share content on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, avoiding tedious waits. Of course you canconnect to Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n networks to take advantage of the wireless networks that you have at your disposal, whether at home, at work or in any other building that has this advantage. It has Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and does not function as GPS , so you will not be able to incorporate this phone into your car as if it were a dedicated navigator. If you are looking for this option you will have to look at superior phones.

In the area of external connections , the Nokia Asha 302 has a microUSB 2.0 input with USB On-the-Go support , which greatly facilitates communications and data transfers between the device and the computer. It has a 3.5 mm headphone output that will allow you to listen to music or enjoy the radio, as well as a microSD card slot , useful for expanding the memory of the device up to 32 GB .

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Photographic and multimedia camera

The Nokia Asha 302 incorporates a 3.15 megapixel camera, which has been common in devices of this size. You will see that you cannot take great photographs, but that you have at your disposal a useful camera for very specific moments. In fact, here Nokia prioritizes capturing the moment and not the final quality of the image. You can capture images and upload them immediately to your favorite social networks or even send them by email to your friends and family . You can get instant at a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels , as well as record video - albeit VGA - 15 frames per second. The phone does not have asecondary camera, so you won't be able to join the video calling craze.

In the multimedia section, the device points out compatibility with MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MP3, WAV, WMA and AAC files . You will be able to reproduce, in fact, in the most common image, audio and video formats. You have FM Radio with RDS , so you can alternate your favorite songs with the radio programs that you usually follow. You can access the Nokia store to download multimedia tools and download songs from the catalog of several million songs that Nokia has available on the Internet.

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Memory and operating system

The Nokia Asha 302 has a discrete memory of 140 MB . In this space you can store hundreds of messages and the phone book, but it will not be enough to store songs, photos and videos that you want to always carry with you. For this purpose, the microSD card slot is integrated into one of the sides of the phone. Thanks to this small space, you will have the option of expanding the storage capacity up to 32 GB , which is the most common in these cases. The Nokia Asha 302 also has up to 128 MB of RAM.

It works through the classic Symbian S40 interface , which is installed in the vast majority of simple Nokia terminals . Even so, it is one of the most used systems in the world, used by the Finnish successfully for quite some time. It is for this reason that users who remain faithful to Nokia's basic technologies will be happy with the bet, since the operating system and the user interface in general will be close and familiar , adapted to their needs. In short, it is about that the buyer looking for a simple telephone does not have to make great efforts to learn how to handle it. Inside we find a single core processor running at 1 GHz that will allow us to obtain superior performance . It incorporates the main applications and functions of Nokia, as well as an updated browser , much faster and more efficient.

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Autonomy and availability

The Nokia Asha 302 has a built-in battery with a capacity of 1,320 milliamps that will allow us to obtain good runtimes. According to estimates and official tests made by Nokia, the Nokia Asha 302 will have a talk time of 9 hours (2G) and 5.50 hours (3G) and standby, of 707 hours (2G) and 830 hours (3G). If your thing is the musical reproduction, you should know that Nokia estimates for the Nokia Asha 302 a maximum duration of 50 hours . Once you have this terminal in your hands, you must carry out these checks yourself, taking into account that the Network configuration and any other parameter can make these balances vary slightly or considerably.

Regarding availability, Nokia has already announced that this terminal will begin to be sold in Spain in mid- March 2012 . It will cost 100 euros in its free format , although it can probably also be purchased subsidized or in installments through the main operators in the country.

Data sheet

StandardGSM 850/900/1800/1900

HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100

Weight and measurements115.2 x 58.9 x 13.5 mm

106 grams

Memory140 MB storage memory

128 MB RAM

Expandable with 32GB microSD cards

screen

TFT display

2.4 inch

240 X 320 pixels

167 ppi

256,000 colors

QWERTY keyboard

Camera3.15 megapixel sensor

2048 x 1536 pixels

Records VGA video @ 15fps

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Supported formats: MP3, eAAC +, WMA, WAV, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV

JAVA support

Adobe Flash Player 10.3 support

Controls and connectionsSeries 40 interface

1 GHz processor

3G (HSDPA 14.4 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps)

Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n

GPS with A-GPS support

Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR

microUSB 2.0 with USB-On-the-Go support

3.5mm headphone output

Autonomy1,320 milliamp battery

Conversation: 9 hours (2G) / 5.50 hours (3G)

Standby: 707 hours (2G) / 830 hours (3G)

Playback: 50 hours

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