Expert Review of Nokia Asha 200
After successful launch of E and N series of phones Asha phones are the new series phones being launched by Nokia mobiles. Nokia Asha 200 is among one from this new brigade. Nokia Asha 200 adorns 2.4 inches LCD screen with screen resolution of 320 x 240 pixels followed by bright colour display. The most notable feature and highlighted feature about Nokia Asha 200 is that it is a dual SIM phone in which user can easily swap to any of the SIM’s without switching off his handset. It operates at network of GSM 900/1800 MHz for 2G network. Another important feature about the Nokia mobile is that it inbuilt memory of 10 MB supported by external memory slot with storing capacity of 32GB micro SD flash card.
As far as connectivity features are concerned Nokia 900 supports connectivity with EDGE/ GPRS, Bluetooth with EDR, USB port. It is blessed with inbuilt HTML browser thus enabling the user to get connected with various website along with connectivity with social networking websites like facebook, orkut, twitter and various others. Nokia Asha 200 also features camera of 2 mega pixel with picture resolution of 176 x 144 pixel followed by features like digital zoom and self time. Apart from this Nokia Asha 200 is blessed wide array of various multimedia features including inbuilt FM radio featuring direct recording from radio followed inbuilt MP3 with multi format audio/video player. Nokia Asha is powered by giant battery of 1430 mAH resulting in talk time of 7 hours for normal talks.
User Interface and UI functionality
The most important UI feature of Nokia Asha 200 is that lets user free from the problem of shifting to other SIM without switching off his phone. As so far phones launched with dual SIM facility does not have such facility, for using another SIM user has to switch off his phone and then bring out the required SIM to insert it in the slot from where he can use that sim for calling. But with Nokia Asha 200 user gets free from this issue as Asha 200 supports easy swap feature according to which user can swap to another sim without switching off his cell. Besides this Nokia Asha 200 also lets user to get connected with his friends and relatives via social networking websites with help of inbuilt WAP browser. With this as the phone is embedded with QWERTY keypad it lets users to type their messages and mail in faster way as compared to other mobile handsets which do not have QWERTY keypads. It also lets user to view his short messages in a threaded view.
Nokia Asha 200 is blessed with requisite multimedia features. It has digital camera of 2 mega pixels with picture resolution of 176 x 144 pixels and features like digital zoom and self time which lets user to shoot his photos without assistance of some one else. Besides camera other multimedia features integrated in Nokia Asha 200 include inbuilt FM radio with RDS followed by inbuilt MP3 player. The specific feature of audio applications integrated in Nokia Asha 200 is that it lets user to adjust songs of artists according to his requirement. The music can be listened with help of headphone and inbuilt loudspeakers.
Pictures and Video quality
Although Nokia Asha 200 does not owe high mega pixel camera but than also as compared to other phones of same category it has better and clear picture and video quality which is mainly because of digital zoom feature integrated in phone which captures every object very closely from closest angle.
Nokia Asha 200 has inbuilt HTML, XHTML , WAP 2.0 browser that let the user not only to check their mails but also lets them to get connected with their relatives and friends with various social networking websites. Further the internet feature is enhanced with inbuilt Facebook application which at present is highly preferred by youth users. The internet feature also lets users to download contents like games, songs and vides of their choice from various websites at normal speed supported by the handset.
Internal and External Memory
Nokia Asha 200 has inbuilt internal memory of 10 MB, with this it is also embedded with external memory card slot which can store memory card upto 32GB, thus enabling the user to huge volume data like games, songs and various other applications according to his requirement.
Applications and Gaming
Besides entertainment applications like FM radio, MP3 audio system, inbuilt net browser, Nokia Asha 200 is also blessed with various interesting inbuilt games. Apart from these inbuilt games the user can also download games of his choice from various websites with help of inbuilt web browser and also by connectivity with Bluetooth devices.
Nokia Asha 200 adorns giant battery of 1430 mAH resulting in talk time of 7 hours and standby time of 552 hours thus enabling the user to get free regular charging of his phone and also free from threat of phone discharging during talk due to low battery. Thus the user just needs to charge his mobile battery properly and then forget it.
Besides net connectivity with help of inbuilt web browser Nokia Asha 200 also offers connectivity with Bluetooth v2.1, USB port and with GPRS class Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots) at speed of 32 - 48 kbps. Thus resulting not only instant connectivity with these devices but also making data transfer possible at instant speed.
The most strongest competitor of Nokia Asha 200 will be Samsung Chat 527 from Samsung Mobiles because both these phones share some common features and also differs at some point from each other. The most important difference between both of them is that Nokia Asha 200 is dual SIM phone whereas Samsung Chat 527 is single SIM phone. Nokia Asha 200 is a touchscreen phone. The major difference between Nokia Asha 200 and Samsung Chat 527 is that of battery back up where Nokia Asha is powered by battery of 1430 mAH Samsung Chat 527 has battery of only 1000 mAH. Another noteworthy difference between them is that of operating system where Nokia Asha 200 has Symbian operating system based on S40 series on the other side Samsung Chat 527suffers from such operating system which may result in slow processing of various applications.