Summary: Overall opinion: For a moderately priced mobile phone and the Nokia loyalty factor, the Nokia Asha 303 appears to be a decent smartphone for QWERTY lovers who don’t require big-name bells and whistles. Within its class, we give this mobile phone 7 notches out of 10.
Excerpt: Do you remember the days when a mobile phone was primarily used to make calls and send texts? Nokia does. That’s evident in the Asha series which was released last spring, seemingly everywhere except North America. At first glance it’s easy to see what Nokia was focusing on with this phone: better functionality of phone and texting features and less emphasis on apps and multimedia.
Summary: Nokia launched a whole new range of devices for India at Nokia World and the Nokia Asha 303 sits at the top of the pile. The device runs on S40, but features a touchscreen and Qwerty keyboard, making it feel more like a smartphone. The Asha 303 looks and feels excellent. The 2.6-inch screen stretches across almost the whole upper part of the handset, with its shiny surface extended to the buttons below the screen.
Summary: Nokia’s Asha series represents the next generation of Nokia’s bread and butter. The erstwhile smartphone leader is now struggling in the high end and its line of feature phones is responsible for driving bottom lines. The latest devices in the range have markedly improved hardware, specifications and even a worked upon user interface. Will this be enough to combat the hundreds of low priced Android devices out there ? Read on to find out.
Summary: • SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email messaging • Cloud-based Nokia browser • Stereo FM radio with RDS • Internet Radio • Pre-installed applications • SNS integration • Organizer • Voice memo • Predictive text input • No GPS • No secondary camera or flash • No voice dialling capability The success of the two older siblings of the Asha clan, viz., Nokia Asha 200 and 300, has created a demand for more smartphones from the same family.
Pros: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email messaging , Cloud-based Nokia browser , Stereo FM radio with RDS , Internet Radio , Pre-installed applications , SNS integration , Organizer , Voice memo , Predictive text input
Cons: No GPS , No secondary camera or flash , No voice dialling capability
Summary: Packing a nice trio of pre-loaded apps, Nokia Asha 303 extends the Touch and Type family with a great set of features. The Nokia Asha 303 is a budget range mobile phone that comes with a touchscreen and a Qwerty keyboard. This smartphone is currently available in the retail market at various Nokia Priority partners, third party resellers and online retailers.
Pros: Great hardware, Useful pre-loaded apps, USB on-the-go support
Cons: No multi-tasking, Tightly placed Qwerty keypad
Summary: The Asha 303 is a touch and type handset based on the S40 platform, 128 MB RAM and a 3.2-megapixel camera. Despite being a feature phone, this phone looks good, feels good and is loaded with features. Whether it be apps, Internet connectivity or a 1 GHz CPU, the phone has it all. Apps and services It is easy to even access your email or social network on this phone. Connectivity Internet on Nokia feature phones seemed like a distant reality some years back.
Nokia Asha 200, 201, 300, 303 pictures and hands-on
26 October 2011
Excerpt: If the excitement of two new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 7 devices is too much for you, perhaps you'll be more interested in the S40-based Asha range. Nokia presented the new handsets on stage at the opening of Nokia World 2011 in London, wrapping each device into a story. Picking out three characters from around the world, Nokia gave the impression that these devices were for those in emerging markets, rather expecting to shift a large number in Europe.
Excerpt: Et voici l’une des nouveautés 2012 proposées par Nokia , le 303. Ainsi, dans la toute nouvelle gamme Asha, nous trouvons désormais le Nokia Asha 303 , un mobile qui présente la particularité d’être un « Touch and Type ». « Touch and Type » ? Kezako me direz-vous ? Et bien, tout simplement, il s’agit d’un téléphone mobile avec un clavier physique AZERTY couplé à un écran tactile… le meilleur des 2 univers smartphones !