Conclusion: The real problem with the Asha 306 is that it tries to beat Android at its own game - affordable touch screen. This was always going to be a big ask, but at a higher price point and packing inferior hardware, namely the resistive screen, it's not even a fair fight. For £10 less, you could go for a Sony Xperia Tipo , for £10 more you can pick up a Huawei Ascend G300 or the fantastic Nokia Lumia 710 .
Pros: Quirky design, Nokia OS is innovative, Expandable Storage
Conclusion: When you think of web browsing on a phone, you are probably imagining 4+" screens, LTE speeds and blazing benchmarks, but it's actually a phone like the Nokia Asha 306 that can really bring Internet connectivity to the masses - Nokia's "next billion" plan. The 2G-only mobile data connection isn't ideal, but the phone's browser opens compressed web pages, which saves on both time and data allowance. You can also opt for Wi-Fi hotspots to get a faster connection for free.
Pros: Quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, S40-based Asha touch interface, 3" WQVGA resistive touchscreen, ~155 pixel density, Multi-touch in the gallery and Nokia Maps, Display auto-rotation, Nokia Browser 2.0, Nokia store and 40 EA games for free, 2 MP camera, microSD card support (up to 32 GB), Complimentary 2 GB microSD card in the box, Bluetooth v2.1, Standard microUSB port, charging, 1100 mAh Li-Ion battery, Excellent loudspeaker performance
Cons: Interface slows down at times, due to low RAM, Poor screen quality, Resistive touchscreen feels awkward, Fixed-focus camera, QCIF video recording, No smart dialing
Conclusion: The Nokia Asha 306 isn’t going to win any awards and is unlikely to trouble the sales of smartphones in this price bracket. Accept it as a phone and it might just pass muster but any higher expectations will leave you wanting more bang for your buck.
Conclusion: It is a pity that this latest refresh of S40 has been used in such a poor handset. Let down by a low-resolution screen with poor touch support, lacking in 3G and GPS and with a terrible camera, it is really hard to see why anyone would choose the Nokia Asha 306. My experience suggests you’ll get about two days of battery life from this phone, but I can’t see why you’d want to. Spend your £80 on a low-end Android phone instead – please.
Pros: Reasonable battery life
Cons: Low resolution screen, Poor touch responsiveness, Poor camera, Old hat OS, Inflexible customisation
Conclusion: Anche nella parte d’intrattenimento l’Asha 306 non brilla particolarmente, tenendosi sulla sufficienza. Ad iniziare dalla Fotocamera che seppur da 2 Mpx resta priva di flash e di autofocus riuscendo a dare il meglio di sé nelle foto più che nei video, i quali possono raggiungere una risoluzione massima di 176x144 px. Per l’ascolto musicale oltre al Player troviamo una Radio FM semplice ma dotata di RDS, con una qualità acustica poco più che sufficiente.