Excerpt: The Nokia Asha 200 is a dual-SIM messenger phone from the Finnish giant, mainly targetting youngsters around the world. This QWERTY phone has all the right features to catch your attention. I was looking for a trendy yet reasonably priced phone because my college life had just started 3 weeks ago. Among style and price, the other things I looked out for are battery backup, build quality and multimedia capabilities, mainly music.
Summary: It may be a bit sluggish and it doesn’t have 3G or WiFi, but for the price of Php 3,500, the Nokia Asha is a definite steal. As I’ve said, this phone may not be targeted at users like me, but I know a bargain when I see one and in my humble opinion, the Nokia Asha 200 is a pretty damn good buy.
Pros: Dual SIM goodness with an easy access, hot swappable second SIM slot, QWERTY Thumb board works well, Good Battery life, Very affordable price
Cons: No 3G capability, No WiFi, Performance a bit sluggish
Conclusion: People who want their phone to be just a phone are in for a nice surprise with the Nokia Asha 200. It's two phones for the price of one. How's that for a bargain? The Asha series is a great place to get a bargain lately and Nokia must be happy with the performance of their entry-level phones. Despite recent woes forcing a painful review of their smartphone strategy, the Finns are like a well-oiled machine in the low end.
Pros: Dual-SIM, dual-standby phone, hot swap, Dual-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, QWERTY keyboard, 2.4" 256K-color QVGA TFT display, 2MP camera, Series 40 UI, Stereo FM radio with RDS, recording, Bluetooth 2.1 (with EDR), Standard microUSB port, Hot-swappable microSD card slot (32GB supported), 3.5mm audio jack, Good audio quality
Cons: No Wi-Fi, No 3G, Basic camera, No multitasking, No smart dial, No USB charging
Summary: Nokia has launched a fair few dual SIM devices in the past, and now the company has launched one with a touchscreen and Qwerty keyboard in the form of the Nokia Asha 200. The Nokia Asha 200 runs on S40, meaning it's not completely a smartphone but it does take a lot of smartphone features and places them on a well-priced phone. The screen on the Nokia Asha 200 is pretty small in comparison to the full-sized touchscreen Lumia 800 and 710.
Excerpt: Hunting for a Dual SIM phone with QWERTY keypad and that too with affordable price tag entangled to it? Nokia Asha 200 from the Asha series of handsets is perfect amongst the crowd. Yes, the Nokia Asha 200 is a dual-SIM messenger phone from the Finnish giant, mainly targeting youngsters around the world. This QWERTY phone has all the right features to catch your attention.
Summary: • A decent 2MP camera that offers somewhat satisfactory results • 32 MB space that is expandable to 32 GB with Micro SD card • 7 hours talk time and 552 hours of standby time in the phone • Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE network facility available • It facilitates mailing, messaging and social networking capacity as well.
Pros: A decent 2MP camera that offers somewhat satisfactory results , 32 MB space that is expandable to 32 GB with Micro SD card , 7 hours talk time and 552 hours of standby time in the phone , Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE network facility available , It facilitates mailing, messaging and social networking capacity as well. There is a good support of SMS, MMS and instant Messaging facility , It comes with great network support with the automatic switching to GSM bands on both the S...
Cons: Since this is a Symbian based technology therefore it is not generally preferred by people that are looking for Smartphone and are enthusiast gamers , Even with its flashy looks it fails to captivate the attention of the users based on its utilities. It offers very little potential for performance , It lacks GPS and organizer facility , Its QWERTY keypad is not very effective , It is not able to handle multiple applications at the same time and can hang in the middle ...
Summary: Amongst feature phones though, we find that it is just a bit bulky and that is its only misgiving. It is one phone that can be said to be tweaked to suit the Indian market. Apps and Services Nokia has made sure that are delighted with your feature phone to say the least. Connectivity The battery life is pretty satisfying though. The handset is available for a price of Rs. 4200.
Summary: Asha 200 marks Nokia's assault on the dual SIM feature phone market. Sales and market share figures have already suggested that the Asha series is a success. Within a year of launching its first dual SIM phone, Nokia has managed to capture 19 per cent of the dual SIM market in India. Nokia now has more than ten phones in this category.
Pros: Good built quality, Brilliant battery life, Nokia's services like Music and Apps
Cons: Keypad not very good, Design is not very attractive, Slightly complicated user interface