Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nokia Asha 210 (Dual SIM): Your next social phone?











Display, Design, and Aesthetics

Nokia is still a traditional mobile phone maker. Of course the tech vendor has experimented a lot with its Lumia range and to some extent they do succeed in it. Lumia range caters to upper segment, while the Asha handsets are specifically targeted at budget crunched youth. The Nokia Asha 210 is one gorgeous piece of engineering. It shares some chemistry with Lumia 520. The device has a built in 2.4-inch QVGA display with resolution of 320 X 240 pixels. It weighs 99.5grams, and measures 11.8mm in terms of thickness. The handset doesn't come with a touch screen instead uses full QWERTY-Keypad. The highlighted feature of the Asha 210 is the presence of WhatsApp key. All together, it's the most beautiful handset announced under Asha range

Processor, OS, and battery

Everyone should know by now that the devices under Asha range comes with S40 OS. It is far better than open Java platform. At least you can take advantage of WhatsApp and Foursquare on the go. Packing 32MB of RAM, and expandable storage up to 32GB; it can be used as a dedicated music phone or social phone for that matter. Nokia has managed to place a 1200mAh battery inside the device.

Camera, connectivity options, and price

The Asha comes with a 2-mega pixel rear facing camera. It can even record video at 10 frames per second (fps). The built in MP3 player, FM radio, and Wi-Fi would surely lure many to buy this handset. It won't support 3G, as per company's official site. Nokia could sell the handset for Rs.3999 in the market.