Nokia Asha 305/3050, dont buy it till you read this - most prominent pros and cons of it. What you get from it and what you dont

OS: S40 (its not Symbian)

2G: GSM 900 / 1800 (both SIMs)

A TFT resistive touchscreen, not a capacitive one

256K colors?

240 x 400 pixels for a 3.0 inches display with a ~155 ppi pixel density


microSD slot supported up to 32 GB

2 GB card included. Market dependant


Call records

A simplistic 10 MB internal memory *?@#!+%§*

32 MB RAM. Oops!


Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR. No A2DP

microUSB v2.0

2 MP cam, believe it or not

176x144 Video recording @10fps

No secondary cam


Stereo FM radio with RDS


Java games and apps supported

Dual SIM

Predictive text input

BATTERY: Li-Ion 1110 mAh

Music play Up to 40

SAR: EU 1.20

This is the first full touch handset of Nokia which comes with Dual SIM function

Micro USB for charging, audio and data

9.5 Hours of Maximum video playback time

Easy Swap your SIMs - change SIM cards without turning off your phone

40 premium EA games for free

Streaming not supported

Preloaded Nokia Maps

Data compressed by the browser

ebuddy messenger is not working

Great speaker. Music lovers wont be disappointed

No font size adjustments

No group messaging

Not so responsive touch screen

.pdf, .doc and Excel files are not supported

Phone hangs

Not your typical video player. Cannot play 320*240 3gp videos @24fps (can't play hQ/HIGH quality Videos of 320x240 resolution at 24 frames per second) and MP4 videos

Nokia maps supported in selected regions only

Maximum video recording time is 6 hours

Speed dialling

Conference calling

Integrated hands-free speakers

Automatic answer

Fixed focus

Unplug charger reminder

A budget phone or a stand up comedian?

Airtel offer of free 500mb, verify before buy it

You can attend other phone calls while your are calling. Its a Dual SIM stand by

Apps cannot be minimized. Multi tasking not supported

Battery life is exceptional

The call quality isnt disappointing

No flash for the cam

A free access to Nokia Music store to download unlimited songs for a period of one month

A smart phone like Notification Bar, has shortcuts for Bluetooth Data connection on/off, Sound Profiles (Loud, Silent, Vibrate). It can also be accessible via lock- screen to check missed call alerts and unread sms. It also has quick access for Play (games) Call (Dial screen) and Write (Messages)

A Good File manager for handling data in memory card

An economical price, a durable form-factor, sturdy and solid build quality

Reportedly slow

Equalizer settings; it has only 5 kinds of preset equalizer settings. Cannot be modified

A Dual SIM phone, a hot swappable SIM but not a quad band phone. Not a true world roaming champ

Notifications are displayed on the lockscreen too

Price. Its super cheap and fence off the competition from that angle

An updated browser, Nokia Browser 2.0

A full fledged dedicated SIM management app

With the dedicated SIM app you can decide which card handle which aspect of the phone such as data, calling and texting etc

Multi-touch available in Nokia Maps

Poor screen quality

No smart dialing

Pinch zooming in the gallery

An advanced side-scrollable homescreen

The virtual landscape QWERTY keyboard is available

USB charging

The screen bezel is unnecessarily extensive

The set may welcome fingerprints too easily

The display is not bright enough

Brightness settings are absent

low resolution and poor contrast make icons look like they are ported back from early 90s

The scrolling speed is sluggish

Colors are borrowed from a washing machine. They are pre washed out

Poor image quality

Multi-touch is limited to the gallery except maps

No automatic screen brightness AKA ambient sensor

No proximity sensor

The screen locks soon when the call is connected. Can only be unlocked punching the dedicated button. Then only you can use other in call functions

A swipe to the left and bingo! Your in the dialer

The dialer screen can be stuffed with music player or the radio

Unlike Symbians, with s40s you cannot store apps in the memory card

The SIM is hot-swappable. You can try several of them quite easily

The third homescreen can be filled with shortcuts to most frequented apps and contacts. Just tap and hold, will do the trick

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