Nokia Asha 303 Review

Introduction

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Nokia 303 (or Nokia Asha 303) is a messaging phone with a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen, a QWERTY keyboard, the Symbian S40 operating system and a decent 1GHz processor. Support for 3G/HSDPA and WiFi allows for fast mobile Internet, browsing is possible with the built-in Nokia browser. A headset connect via the 3.5 mm port or Bluetooth 2.1. The memory is expandable via microSD (up to 32GB). With 3.2-megapixel camera you can always get a quick snapshot and music listening is done via the MP3 player or FM radio. Apps Installed on your device you will find the Angry Birds Lite and game applications for Facebook Chat and WhatsApp. The device in particular is special because this and direct competitor to Nokia’s own Nokia Messaging service meal evert. Nokia Asha 303 comes in red, black, white, blue, green or purple. Simultaneously with this device the Nokia Asha 300 (with regular keypad) introduced.

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Device & Dimensions
Nokia Asha 303 is a QWERTY messaging phone weighing 99 grams. The dimensions of phone are 11.70 x 5.60 x 1.40 inches. Speaking time (under ideal conditions) 480 minutes. The standby time is 720 hours under these conditions. Asha Nokia 303 is available in red, black, pink, green, blue and purple.

Call & Data capabilities
Asha 303 supports GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz networks. Nokia 303 can fast mobile internet with HSDPA and UMTS support. The speed of HSDPA removes the difference between home and move on. The Nokia Asha 303 can include text (SMS) and multimedia (MMS) messages sent and received. Thanks to the support email you can simply read your own emails. Vibrating alert and polyphonic or MP3 ringtones are of course standard.

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Memory and connectivity
Nokia Asha 303 has 170 MB internal memory (Flash). In total there is 1 slot for MicroSD external memory. You can transfer data via USB and transfer to your PC. The Asha 303 also has Bluetooth (for wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices like headsets) and WiFi (for wireless communication with home or small office network).

Multimedia
Nokia Asha 303 can both audio (MP3) and video (MP4) files mobile listening and viewing. Asha 303 comes with a built-in FM radio and voice recorder.

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Display & Control
The operation of the phone takes place on the device itself (touch screen). Nokia 303 Asha features a TFT color (262,000 colors). This screen has a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.

Nokia Asha 303 Price
Nokia 303 price is somewhat around 115 EUR in Europe, Rs. 7900 in India, $ 149 in US and 97 GBP in UK.

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Pros

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • Penta-band 3G with 10Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA
  • Asha S40 Touch and Type platform
  • Four-row hardware QWERTY keyborad
  • 2.6″ QVGA 256K-color capacitive TFT touchscreen
  • 1GHz processor
  • 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM
  • 3 megapixel fixed-focus camera
  • VGA video recording at 15fps
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Bluetooth v2.1 (with A2DP)
  • Standard microUSB port (charging enabled)
  • USB On-The-Go support
  • microSD card slot (32 GB supported, 2GB included)
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Angry Birds for S40 exclusive

Cons

  • No multitasking
  • Fixed-focus camera
  • No smart dialing
  • No video-call camera
  • No document viewer
  • Non-hot-swappable memory card

3 thoughts on “Nokia Asha 303 Review

  1. I have been using the Nokia Asha 303 for three weeks now. Music quality is awesome as well as 3D Symbian S40 games which are easily available in Nokia Ovi store.

    The battery life is reasonable even to heavy internet users like me.
    I would recommend this phone to anyone who wants something classy for a budget price :)

  2. i would be glad if the asha 303 was updated with the multitasking function .

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