Nokia Asha Mobile Phones Price List in India January 2017
Latest Reviews for Nokia Asha
Thus one is not a new generation phone but it is a good phone for such peoples who don't uses mobile too much and need only some times. Battery backup is also too good. It also gives a good response ...Read more
- Rating : 4.6
- Review by Nʌĸhʀɘlɩ Soŋʌ Ft-Soŋʌm
- Date : 16, Nov 2016
I have java phone. It is good phone for me. It has features like 3G ,GPS ,bluetooth ,Wifi . Gaming is good. Internet surfing is awesome . Battery Backup is average . It is a good phone for java ...Read more
- Rating : 3.6
- Review by Navdeep Singh
- Date : 21, Oct 2016
Nokia might have been struggling in the high-end segment, but it still dominates the feature phone market. This is simply because many still prefer cost effective and easy-to-use basic phones over a ...Read more
- Rating : 3.3
- Review by Zakir Ahmed
- Date : 29, Sep 2016
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About Nokia Asha
The Nokia Asha was a series of feature phones and low-end smartphones that were manufactured and marketed by Nokia. The word Asha means hope in Sanskrit.
The Nokia Asha series was fairly popular, and eventually paved way for the company’s later range of Windows only Lumia devices.
History of Nokia Asha series
There were a range of phones manufactured in the Nokia Asha series. The very first phones in the series were launched in October 2011, namely the Asha 200 and 201. However, these weren’t touchscreen offerings.
The first generation of Asha full touch phones are the Asha 305, 306 and 311 models. The former models featured resistive touch, with the latter featuring capacitive touch. The Asha 500 series is the second generation in the series. The Series 40 operating system, or the S40, runs on every handset up to the Asha 50x series.
The Asha 501, which was launched in May 2013, Asha 502, Asha 500, Asha 503, and Asha 230 that was announced on 14th February 2014, all run on the Nokia Asha platform, which is basically an upgrade on the Smarterphone and the S40.
Popularity in India
As people are switching over to much fancier phones that run on Android, iOS and Windows, the sales of feature phones have been declining. However, not everyone desires or can afford a smartphone. Although smartphones sales have outstripped the earlier models, there are a lot of people still purchasing the latest feature mobile phones.
Nokia’s Asha handsets, which are feature phones with certain capabilities of smartphones, are a popular choice. The phones are able to connect to the Internet and most significantly it allows users access to services such as Twitter, Google and Facebook. For people in the developing world, these phones were very good offerings in the low-end market.
Design of Nokia Asha series
The Nokia Asha series of handsets are somewhere between a feature phone and a smartphone. The phones are designed for low-end segments and are decent devices with up to date features. The screen sizes available are 2.4 inches, 2.8 inches and 3 inches. They come with an LCD resistive/capacitive touchscreen display. Some of the models also come with Corning Gorilla Glass, a scratch resistant coating.
The phones fit comfortably in the hand and usually have a polycarbonate body material. Even though made of plastic, the build quality is much better than cheap quality plastic that we often see in feature phones. The Asha phones come in various colours and some models do come packed in a glass design as well. In addition, the handsets have a proximity sensor, a compass and accelerometer.
Features of Nokia Asha series
The Nokia Asha series of handsets run on the Nokia S40 OS and are powered by a capable processor. Its operation is supported with a minimum 64MB RAM. This software platform is well known for its consistency in performance. This new feature is called the Fastlane, and is designed especially to offer speed and smartphone-like capabilities in feature phones.
The Nokia Asha handsets come with a minimum 128MB of internal memory. However, through a micro-SD card, this can be extended to 32GB. This helps you to keep all your preferred movies, videos, pictures and songs. Some of these devices pack a 5MP back camera, although most devices have 0.3/1.3/2MP, with LED flash. Many of the models come with only a primary camera without LED flash. Some models also offer 4x digital zoom.
They support a broad spectrum of audio and video formats. Some models offer a QWERTY phone with total social networking functions incorporated. This makes typing quite simple and accurate. Moreover, users are able to download apps like WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook on the handsets and enjoy smartphone type facilities. Besides, for quick Facebook access, there is also a devoted key available.
The latest Slam feature assists in file transfer speed through Bluetooth without pairing the phones. For connectivity, these phones support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth along with A2DP, 2G, 3G, micro USB port and Nokia Maps integrated. There are single SIM and dual SIM handsets. Also, the SIM cards are capable of being switched without the phone being powered off. With a minimum 1100 mAh Li-Ion battery, through moderate usage, the phone can provide 2 days of backup.
There have been rumours doing rounds that Nokia will apparently re-enter the phone business in Q4 2016.