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
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: 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.
Conclusion: The Nokia Asha 302 is an attractive phone in terms of price and keyboard quality. Its fast processor is a boon, and the battery life is good too. The screen is necessarily squished, and not ideal for the web or lots of reading, and in some respects S40 feels dated. But overall it is a good value handset that might turn a few people working on a tight budget away from a BlackBerry.
Pros: Good battery life, Great keyboard, Good Wi-Fi implementation
Cons: Small screen, S40 needs some work, App store needs beefing up
Excerpt: Den nye Nokia Asha 302 er en forretningstelefon med stort F. Det er tydeligt fra det øjeblik, du lader øjnene glide over det fulde QWERTY-tastatur, som gør det let at skrive både e-mails, beskeder og statusopdateringer. Udadtil ligner telefonen den gode gamle E-serie, som har været Nokias spydspids inden for forretningstelefoner i årevis.