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: 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