Summary: Those looking for an entry level, or spare phone will find the Nokia Asha 302 a decent little phone. It has web and Wi-Fi capability, a decent camera and is a cheap way to get access to social networking on the go. Web browsing might be awkward and typing can feel unnatural, but as entry level devices go, the Nokia Asha 302 does itself proud.
Excerpt: The latest in Nokia’s Asha family is the 302, first announced in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress 2012 and scheduled for release later this year. Nokia aims to take all of the best features of its flagship Asha 303 and enhance them with a few extra toys for the 302. Initial reviews of this phone have been very receptive despite the fact that there are some who can’t say anything nice about a phone unless it is a full-fledged high-end model designed to compete with...
Conclusion: The Nokia C3 was (actually, still is) an immensely popular S40 QWERTY messenger. Back in 2010, it was a solid texting and social device for those on a tight budget, with Wi-Fi connectivity a big point in its favor. Fast forward a couple of years and we have the Nokia Asha 302 - the rightful heir of the C3, bringing substantial improvements in several areas.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, Penta-band 3G with 14Mbps HSDPA and 5.76Mbps HSUPA, Asha S40 platform, Four-row hardware QWERTY keyborad, 2.4" QVGA 256K-color TFT display, 1GHz processor, 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM, 3 megapixel fixed-focus camera, VGA video recording at 15fps, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Bluetooth v2.1 (with A2DP), Standard microUSB port (charging enabled), USB On-The-Go support, microSD card slot (32 GB supported, 2GB included), 3.5mm audio jack
Cons: No multitasking, Fixed-focus camera, No smart dialing, No video-call camera, No document viewer
Excerpt: The Asha 302 is one of the most advanced phones in Nokia’s Asha line-up. With a 1GHz processor, claims to Mail for Exchange functionality, Nokia’s new data compressing web browser, and looks that sweep you off your feet, the Asha 302 sounds amazing for a phone that is pegged around N20,000 only. While you wait for the full review, here are a few pictures to whet your appetite. Looking classy, right? PS: Don’t forget that you can place your order from our Phone Store.
Conclusion: The Nokia Asha 302 is your standard Series 40 affair. It doesn't have a touchscreen, but it compensates with a physical QWERTY keyboard, trying to appease those users needing such kind of input option. In terms of hardware, Nokia has done a remarkable job. There aren't many phones at this price point that can offer such build quality. Unfortunately, this handset falls victim to its software, which is unintuitive and buggy.
Summary: It's cheap, looks relatively good and has much of the functionality you would expect from a modern-day mobile phone, but Series 40 is looking a tad dated and price comparable Android devices will give you better value for money
Pros: Solid build quality, Relatively inexpensive
Cons: Operating system can be a pain to use, Lacks functionality of comparatively priced Android device
Summary: The basics The Nokia Asha 302 is one of the newest Symbian Series 40 Nokia phones available. The entry-level smartphone weighs 99 grams has a full qwerty keypad, 3.2-inch screen, 3.2-megapixel camera. The Nokia Asha 302 also features a micro-USB and MicroSD card slot for memory cards. Internal storage is 100MB with the capacity to expand up to 32GB. The Nokia Asha 302 also has Wi-Fi connectivity, letting it connect wirelessly to your online network.
Pros: For an entry level phone the Nokia Asha 302 doesn’t feel cheap at all. It is both solid and compact without sacrificing on build quality. Metal finishes on the edges and on the menu keys give the Nokia Asha 302 a nice premium feel. Entry level phones can feel cheap and tacky. Not this one. The Nokia Asha 302 was never going to have the features of an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but it still manages to hold its own. The Nokia Asha 302 is built for those that just w...
Cons: Despite packing Twitter and Facebook apps for the Series 40 operating system, using these service is a bit on the slow side. The phone’s menu buttons also makes navigating the options awkward. It’s easy to make the wrong selections. The keypad, too could with a few tweaks. Keys don’t have quite enough give, and the spacebar is just too dainty to feel comfy. And while the camera performs well in outdoor closeups the 3.2-megapixel has a fixed focus and struggles to capt...
Conclusion: No, the Nokia Asha 302 isn't at the cutting edge of mobile tech. But it's a solidly built, reliable workhorse aimed at social networkers with a great little keyboard for a reasonable price, and certainly gives the Blackberry midrangers a run for their money.
Excerpt: The handset's 2.4" screen has pixel dimensions of 320x240. The display is bright and can reproduce decent colours. On the flip side though, there's no way to adjust the screen brightness. Moreover, similar to most entry-level phones, the Asha 302's display has a limited viewing angle. The phone sports a 1 GHz CPU with 128 MB of RAM. Its micro-USB port supports charging and external USB drives. This means that you can connect your USB pen drives to this phone.
Pros: Excellent build quality; Great keypad; Wi-Fi and 3G support; Good sound quality; Simple UI; USB OTG (support for external USB drives); Great value for money.