Expert Review of Nokia Asha 303 Red
Nokia Corporation is coming with its latest smartphone named as Nokia Asha 303 in Indian gadget segment. It is a touch and type kind of cell phone, which states that user can enjoy its touchscreen along with QWERTY keyboard. The phone comes with an excellent touchscreen which allows its user to quick browse, scroll and open different applications.
Nokia Asha 303 brings you various multimedia features like 32 GB micro SD memory card support, 3.2 Mega Pixel camera with video recording, advanced messaging options along with QWERTY keyboard, multimedia player, Bluetooth connectivity, FM radio and long-lasting battery life of around 8 hours. Company has installed its own operating system Series 40 into the phone which offers a decent accessibility to your mobile applications. The phone is working on 2G and 3G bands on different network frequencies. Phone comes with 100 MB of internal memory and it can easily expand up to 32 GB using microSD card slot.
Its QWERTY keyboard offers a good interface to its user to type text messages on the go. The phone comes fully loaded with many social and chat applications, Which always connects user with the world. Nokia Asha 303 is especially designed for social networking freaks and instant messaging freaks, as it comes with an integration of various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Orkut etc.. and for instant messaging it adorns Nokia Messaging services.
User Interface and UI functionality
Nokia Asha 303 is especially designed to provide total user interface and the company has designed it quite expertly giving it the well compact and stylish design. The handset comes with a fully loaded QWERTY Keyboard which offers its user faster texting and messaging. It features a 2.6 inches capacitive touchscreen which provides a screen resolution count of 320 x 240 pixels at 154 ppi pixel density and provides 256 K colors to your screen. The handset is lighter in weight which is easier to carry, as only 99 gram with an overall dimensions of 116.5 x 55.7 x 13.9 mm.
The brand new Nokia Asha 303 has got the loud and clear multi format (AAC, AMR, MP3, WMA, WAV) music player, that delivers a great sound along with an option of storing music files portably. In addition to these, it also features a Stereo FM radio with RDS and audio jack allowing you to play your favorite audio tracks without any concern of music format. It supports a good quality video player which is quite able to play multi from video files (MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV).
Pictures and Video quality
The all new Asha series phone comes with an integration of 3.2 mega pixel camera which captures your memorable moments or happenings and precious memories in the resolution of 2048x1536 pixels. The camera of the captures good quality still images, though not an excellent one. Nokia Asha 303 also provides an option to capture VGA quality videos at 15 frames per second. The phone does not support a front facing camera which reduces the scope video calls in the phone.
Nokia Asha 303 enhances the scope of mobile usability in other areas as well. It offers its user a wide spread connectivity features in the mobile like GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi along with WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTM browser which further allows you to upload, download, net-surfing, emailing, chatting and other web applications. It also supports a SNS connectivity opion. Data exchanging become better with its Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The data transfer from PC to mobile and vice versa is quite easy on this phone which is also 3G capable.
Internal and External Memory
The handset, Nokia Asha 303, comes equipped with an internal memory of around 170 MB from which around 100 MB memory is for user, that provide an enough memory to store practically unlimited number of phonebook contacts, messages, ringtones, wallpapers and applications . The internal memory of the handset is very low but it can easily expand up to 32 GB with the help of microSD card slot to store a large amount of songs, videos, images and other data. The 32 GB micro SD card allows you to carry your important files and data. For music lovers it is an excellent option as they can carry lots of music and videos.
Applications and Gaming
Nokia Asha 303 is a java enabled phone which sports latest applications and the games included in the phone are too java made, therefore provides its user with the quality graphics. The exciting and adventurous games of the phone makes your daily life quite interesting and ever let you feel bore. Gaming applications of the phone are easy to understand with the given instruction menu. The applications of the phone like organizer, flash lite support, voice memo and Predictive text input also enhances its scope. You can also download more games too of your choice if you feel installing.
If you anyway concerned about battery life of the handset, through your concern in the bucket. Nokia Asha 303 is powered with the standard Lithium Ion polymer 1300 mAh battery, the handset allows you to be maximum on your call. It offers a maximum talk-time of around 8 hours and 10 minutes (GSM) and a stand by time of about 30 days. Music freaks can play their media player without any concern of battery as it offers a maximum playback time of about 47 hours.
Overall performance of Nokia Asha 303 is well and good. It supports both 2G and 3G networks which makes downloading on Asha 303 a pleasurable experience. It automatically connects you on 3G network with bandwidth of HSDPA (850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100) offers you a comfort of wide and refined network coverage, despite your place.
In comparison with Samsung Chat 527, I feel Nokia Asha 303 is a better phone though both adorn quite similar features but the Nokia name along with huge battery backup stands it out from the competition. Nokia Asha 303 offers a battery backup of around 8 hours which is considerably highjer than Chat 527. In addition to these Asha 303 features a 3.2 MP camera, while Chat 527 sports a 2 MP camera.
Nokia Asha 303 Red Description
Finnish Manufacturer has come up with Asha series with an "asha" or "hope" to revamp Nokia in Indian Mobile market. The four new devices in the Nokia Asha series include the Nokia 303, Nokia 300, Nokia 201 and Nokia 200. Artistically designed, Nokia Asha 303 is available in metallic finishes with an exceptionally responsive 2.6-inch capacitative touch screen offering great experience of browsing, scrolling and opening apps. Nokia Asha 303, a non slider phone, supports both 2G and 3G netwourk bands.
Life becomes easy with the QWERTY keypad, especially for those who have developed a habit of it over the years. Nokia is offering QWERTY keypad in this phone at an affordable price range. The smartphone is driven by a robust 1GHz processor, making it as powerful as other smartphones. This powerful engine also plays a major role in delivering high speed internet connection through 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. Another promising factor the phone adorns is the upgraded Nokia Browser that can compress the web for mobile as much as 90 per cent, offering an unbeatable surfing experience.
The bright screen of Nokia Asha 303 is readable in direct sunlight. Also to click the golden moments, the phone comes with 3.2 MP camera along with an option of video recording. Although the phone does not feature a secondary camera used for video chatting and video calling.
The Nokia Asha 303 features a dedicated music key for instant access to the favorite songs and built-in Shazam app to check the song names and artist. It is possible to use internet radio and built-in speakers to blast new song loud and clear. Nokia Asha 303 comes with preloaded famous gaming app like Angry Birds Lite. To add on to this, thousands of games and apps can be accessed from the Nokia Store.
Nokia has made an effort to offer what is actually required by the customers. The Nokia Asha 303 comes preinstalled with favorite social networking site Facebook Chat, Whatsapp and even Nokia Maps for Series 40. The home screen can be personalized by adding a favorite contacts bar, or add app shortcuts for those apps which are used more often like the camera, app Store, and Nokia Browser to get to them just with one touch. There is an option of adding a push email bar to see if any new mail has arrived or add a social networking bar for live Facebook updates.
Another specialty of the phone is that it works in landscape for games and portrait for chat. With an internal memory of 170 MB, effective free user space is 100 MB. But the phone can support upto 32 GB with microSD memory card. It also supports GPRS and EDGE connectivity along with high speed USB connector to avail data transfer between devices.