Nokia Asha 303 Review, Specs, Price, cell phone reviews, The Nokia Asha 303 is a stunning phone designed with sophisticated materials and metallic finishes. It combines a large 2.6″ capacitive touch screen with a high quality QWERTY keypad. The Nokia Asha 303 is built with Internet and social networks ease in mind.
The device harnesses a powerful 1Ghz engine, 3G and WLAN to deliver a fast Internet experience. Social networks, email and IM are at the center of the experience, easily accessible from the homescreen. The Nokia Asha 303 is powered by the cloud-based Nokia Browser, which by compressing the web by up to 90%, provides higher speeds and a more affordable access to the Internet.
Entertainment and applications are also a core part of the Nokia Asha 303 offering. Angry Birds Lite, the popular mobile game, comes preinstalled, together with support for other globally relevant applications such as Facebook Chat, Whatsapp messaging and the latest release of Nokia Maps for Series 40 (in selected markets).
We’d be lying if we said we were blown away by the Asha 303′s style. It looks like the Qwerty keyboard that sits beneath the screen is meant to slide out, but in fact it’s fixed in place. On the back there’s an area with a brushed-metal effect, and the top and bottom of this phone feature gentle curves.
The Asha 303 feels light — it only weighs 99g, so it’s no hassle to lug this phone around with you. It’s not massively slim, measuring 13.9mm thick, but we reckon it’s easily thin enough to squeeze into your pockets.
We didn’t get very much time to test the full Qwerty keyboard lurking underneath the screen, but we did note that there’s no gap between each individual key, so that might lead to the occasional slip up when you’re typing quickly. On the other hand, we’re pleased to see that the space bar is really big — nothing grinds our gears like a fiddly little space key.
There’s a touchscreen on board that measures 2.6 inches on the diagonal. Happily it’s of the capacitive variety rather than the less classy resistive type, so very light touches will trigger on-screen actions.
Speaking of snappy, there’s a 3.2-megapixel camera around the back of the Asha 303. That’s not a particularly high resolution, especially when compared with lofty mobiles such as the iPhone 4S or Samsung Galaxy S2 with their 8-megapixel cameras. Still, it will probably serve for snapping basic photos while you’re out with your mates.
Internal storage is rather low at just 100MB, but you can beef it up using a microSD card. Up to 32GB is supported, and a 2GB card comes in the box.
The Asha 303 is running on Nokia’s Series 40 platform. It’s reasonably easy to navigate, and if you’ve used a Series 40 phone before, this will feel familiar.
The downside however is that this platform isn’t really built for downloading apps. So if you’re looking for a phone that you can use to play loads of games and download a tonne of apps, you’d be better of looking at a cheap Android phone like the rather nifty Orange Monte Carlo.
The Asha 303 comes pre-loaded with Angry Birds Lite, a smaller version of Rovio’s hugely popular bird-flinging mobile game. It’s a bit disappointing that you don’t get the full game, but on the plus side, in our brief hands-on time we were impressed with how smoothly the game itself ran.
That’s on account of the 1GHz processor that’s powering the Asha 303. That’s a potent chip, and while this phone isn’t really built for downloading intensive games or watching movies, it does mean that navigating around menus and inputting text should be snappy.
Nokia Asha 303 specs :
* 2G Network : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
* 3G Network : HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
* Dimensions : 116.5 x 55.7 x 13.9 mm, 72 cc
* Weight : 99 grams
* capacitive touchscreen TFT display of 2.6 inches (~ 154 ppi pixel density)
* Full QWERTY keyboard
* Vibration, Polyphonic (64), WAV, MP3 ringtones
* 3.5 mm headphone jack
* Memory Phonebook
* Call records
* 170 MB internal storage
* Memory ROM 256 MB
* RAM 128 MB
* microSD card slot up to 32GB
* GPRS Class 33
* EDGE Class 32
* HSDPA 10.2 Mbps
* HSUPA 2 Mbps
* Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
* Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP, EDR
* 2.0 microUSB
* Supports USB On-the-go
* 3.2 megapixel camera with fixed focus
* Video VGA @ 15fps
* Single core processor 1.0 GHz
* Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
* Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
* Stereo FM radio with RDS
* candybar style design
* Colors red, white, green and purple
* Java MIDP 2.1
* Integration SNS
* Support Flash Lite
* Voice recorder
* Income Predictive text input
* Audio Player: MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC
* Video Player: MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV
* Standard battery Li-Ion 1300 mAh (BP-3L)
Nokia Asha 303 Price :
US $176.11 approx