If you are a big fan of Nokia smartphones than there is a good news for you that Nokia has introduced Asha 308 and 309 Touch Screen Smartphones with additional features compared to the previous version of this family like Nokia Asha 305 and Nokia Asha 311. The main purpose of introducing Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309 cheap smartphones is that low end user can also take benefit from features like Internet connectivity, apps, maps, social networking and games on the go. Both handsets are almost similar in design and shape except that one phone has Dual SIM option and other has WIFI for faster internet connectivity.
Nokia Asha 308 & 309 Features and Specs
Design – Design wise both sets are almost the same except the colors. Both phones are touch enabled phones with no keypad means you have to type messages via touch screen keypad. Both sets are very sleek and stylish with just only 13.0 mm thick and weights only 104 grams which means very light handsets.
3.0 Inch Touch Screen – The much improved feature in Nokia Asha family is the bigger scratch resistant touch screen of 3.0 inches. Touch display is Capacitive Multipoint-Touch 65K color screen with resolution of 400 pixels to 240 pixels. No gyroscope in these models which means that you only have to use this smartphone in one direction and which is portrait.
Connectivity – Only Nokia Asha 308 has the Dual SIM functionality so you have to compromise of WIFI if you want to but this model. On the other hand Nokia Asha 309 has WIFI option but no Dual SIM feature. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 3.0, GPRS, EDGE, 64 MB internal memory, Mass memory of 128MB with microSD card slot option and Micro-USB 2.0 connecter so that you can connect your phone with your computer.
2.0 Megapixels Camera – Again Nokia is going with the same old 2.0 megapixels camera with its low end smartphones which is quite outdated now a days. Can be used for basic shootout so that you can send your photos via MMS or email to your fiends and family members. Another big disappointment is no camera flash in these models which makes it even more ordinary for photographs lovers. Camera resolution is 1600 x 1200 pixels and you can capture photos in both Landscape orientation and portrait mode. Other camera features include Self-timer, Video capturing and Photo editor.
Nokia Music Store – One of the best feature Nokia gives to its users specially subcontinent customers is the facility to download unlimited songs via Nokia store. Songs will be downloaded in under a minute and charges will be applicable according to the size of the file. Voice recorder option with Stereo FM radio and recording are available to listen your favorite FM programs on the go.
40 Free EA Games – A phone without a game cannot be called smartphone and that’s why Nokia is shipping 40 free EA games with both these handsets and with the facility of downloading free games from Nokia Store.
Conclusion – Both sets have their pro and cons so you have to choose them carefully. It will be better if Nokia provides Dual SIM functionality and WIFI both in the same cheap price model so that people can easily select phones. According to Nokia both sets will be available in just $100 dollar and at this price these sets are still good for basic and low end users.