The Nokia Asha 300 is a touch and type single SIM phone running on Series 40 OS. This handset comes with an alphanumeric keypad which really does not help speed up texting. The price factor and some of others features like the 5 MP camera blends well, to a certain extent. Asha 300 weighs 86 grams with a 12.7 mm thickness.

Nokia Asha 300 features / Specifications

Display, input and OS: This Single SIM GSM phone comes with a 2.4 inch LCD resistive touchscreen supporting 240 by 320 pixels with 262 K colours. Resistive touchscreen are not as responsive as the capacitive touchscreen. I think the touch and type feature is a waste as alphanumeric keypad is not that speedy.

For navigational purpose touch is a good option but in totality it is useless feature. The OS used is the Symbian Series 40 OS.

Processor, memory and Storage: The 1 GHz processor speed makes the handset perform blazingly fast. Asha 300 comes with 128 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM and 140 MB internal memory. MicroSD card up to 32 GB is supported.

Nokia Asha 300 features and price in India
Nokia Asha 300

Camera: 5 MP is another impressive feature, along with a 4X digital zoom. The camera comes with fixed focus and self timer. There is also an Image Editor for editing images. Video recording is possible at 30 fps in 640 by 480 pixel resolution. There is no secondary camera.

Multimedia: This Nokia handset comes with built in FM radio and the media player supports many audio / video formats like MP3, MP4, 3GPP etc.

Connectivity: The handset supports 3G (10.2 Mbps HSDPA; 2 Mbps HSUPA), EDGE and GPRS networks. There is micro USB port, Bluetooth 2.1 supported and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Do note that the Asha 300 does not come with a Wi-Fi option or GPS.

Nokia Asha 300 Price in India is Rs. 6,500 with 1 year warranty.

Asha 300 Review

For a price of under Rs. 7,000 you should probably look for an android option. There are many android handsets you will find within the same price range.

As far as the Asha 300 is concerned the resistive touchscreen plus the alphanumeric keypad really does not go well. The Series 40 OS is outdated. The strong point is the 1 GHz processor and the 5 MP camera, however an outdated OS and QVGA screen spoils the fun.

3G is supported you can use Facebook and can download other social apps. GPS and Wi-Fi is missing. I think the price is too high this handset should have been priced under Rs. 4,000. It is not a good idea to put on a 1 GHz processor and a 5 MP camera on a basic phone.

By Rajeev Rana

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