Comparison- Nokia Asha 200 vs Nokia Asha 201 vs Nokia Asha 300 vs Nokia Asha 303
By Tan Ming Sin
04 November 2011 – Nokia has introduced the Asha line with four feature phones. They are all Series-40 phones. The major differences between the Nokia Asha 200s and the Nokia Asha 300s, is the touchscreen on the Nokia 300s. Also, camera-wise, the Nokia Asha 200s both offers lower-end cameras compare to the Nokia Asha 300s.
Between the Nokia Asha 200 and the Nokia Asha 201, the only difference is that the Nokia Asha 200 is capable of dual-SIM functionality.
There are noticeable differences between the Nokia Asha 300 and the Nokia Asha 303. The Nokia Asha 300 is equipped with a keypad while the Nokia Asha 303 comes with a QWERTY keyboard. Also, the Nokia Asha 303 supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n while the Nokia Asha 300 only supports 3G. However, the Nokia Asha 300 has a 5-megapixel main-camera while the Nokia Asha 303 has a 3.2-megapixel main-camera.
We expect that the Nokia Asha 300 to be an ideal feature phone that is simple but is able to keep up with current smartphones in terms of functionality. We prefer the Nokia Asha 300’s keypad as it is more convenient to type on compared to the Nokia 303’s compressed QWERTY keyboard. Finally, the combination of touchscreen and keypad allows you to experience the best of both worlds.
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Nokia Asha 200
GSM + Dual-SIM + 3G + QWERTY keyboard + 2.0 MP camera + microSD (Up to 32GB)
The Nokia Asha 200 is Nokia's latest dual SIM phone with Easy Swap functionality, allowing consumers to easily change their second SIM without switching the device off. It is a fun and colourful QWERTY phone designed to meet the needs of young, urban consumers who want to constantly stay in touch. The Nokia Asha 200 features integrated social networking, email and IM, adding RenRen, Orkut and Flickr support. Nokia Asha 200 makes it possible to carry thousands of songs with support for 32 GB memory cards and providing a battery for an amazing 52-hour playback time. The price will vary by market and operator. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 200 will be approximately 60 Euros (estimated RM260), excluding taxes and subsidies. It is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Nokia Asha 201
GSM + 3G + QWERTY keyboard + 2.0 MP camera + microSD (Up to 32GB)
The single SIM version of the Nokia Asha 200, the Nokia Asha 201 is ideal for young consumers who wish to stay socially connected, are price conscious and like listening to music. The Nokia Asha 201 has great music features including a high performance loudspeaker, enhanced stereo FM radio and ringtone tuning. With the Nokia Browser you get even faster, even better and more affordable access to the Internet. It supports up to 32 GB memory cards and provides a battery for 52 hours of music playback time. The Nokia Asha 201 also supports push email as well as the popular Whatsapp messaging app. The price will vary by market and operator. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 201 will be approximately 60 Euros (estimated RM260), excluding taxes and subsidies. It is expected to start shipping in the first quarter of 2012.
Nokia Asha 300
GSM + HSDPA + 2.4-inch (resistive touchscreen) + keypad + 5.0 MP camera + 140MB Internal Storage + microSD (Up to 32GB)
The beautifully designed Nokia Asha 300 is a touch device which also offers the convenience of a keypad. The Nokia Asha 300 has a powerful 1GHz processor and 3G to deliver a faster Internet and social networking experience. The Nokia Browser allows for fast, affordable and localized Internet access by compressing web pages by up to 90%. Users have fast access to messaging, email and instant messaging from the home screen and can swipe to access apps, music or games from the Nokia Store. The Nokia Asha 300 also arrives preloaded with the popular Angry Birds game. The Nokia Asha 300 comes with a 5-megapixel camera, a music player, FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity and can handle memory cards up to 32GB. The price will vary by market and operator. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 300 will be approximately 85 Euros (estimated RM370), excluding taxes and subsidies. It is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Nokia Asha 303
GSM + HSDPA + 2.6-inch (capacitive touchscreen) + QWERTY keyboard + 3.2 MP camera + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n + 170MB Internal Storage + microSD (Up to 32GB)
The Nokia Asha 303 is a stunning phone designed with sophisticated materials and comes with metallic finishes. It combines a large 2.6-inch capacitive touch screen with a high quality QWERTY keypad. The Nokia Asha 303 is built with Internet and social networks ease in mind. The device harnesses a powerful 1GHz engine, 3G and WLAN to deliver a fast Internet experience. Social networks, email and IM are at the center of the experience, easily accessible from the homescreen. The Nokia Asha 303 is powered by the cloud-based Nokia Browser, which by compressing the web by up to 90%, provides higher speeds and a more affordable access to the Internet. Entertainment and applications are also a core part of the Nokia Asha 303 offering. Angry Birds Lite, the popular mobile game, comes preinstalled, together with support for other globally relevant applications such as Facebook Chat, Whatsapp messaging and the latest release of Nokia Maps for Series 40 (in selected markets). The price will vary from market to market and operator to operator. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 303 will be approximately 115 Euros (estimated RM500), excluding taxes and subsidies. It is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2011.