After old nokia phones, nokia has given new look to their interface and mobile in their new series Asha Mobiles. All phones in Asha lineup are mostly dual SIM phones. Its latest phone, Nokia Asha 200 is special for both price and dual SIM with QWERTY keypad. Below is bullet style review of Nokia Asha 200:
Design And Build Quality
- Dimension of Asha 200 is 4.5" X 2.4" and 14mm thick and wight is 105grams. While holding the phone, it seems to be very comfortable to hold. Full body is made up of good quality of plastic.
- The QWERTY keypad is well fitted and laid out and feels to be easy to press each buttons while typing message or numbers. Keyboard layout is same as present in other Nokia QWERTY keypad phones.
- Each corner is well wedged shaped, its very easy to put in or out in your jeans pants pockets.
- Available in green, blue, cyan, white, pink, and orange. More the colours, more will be fun.
- With 2.4inches of Screen of pixel dimenisons of 320 x240, this resolution is seems to be low as compare to these days mobile, but it still good because its not a smart phone, it just a nice and cheap phone.
- There is no options to set brightness of your screen this is great disadvantage of this mobile, setting of brightness help so much to save your battery life.
- At the back of mobile there is 2 mega pixle of camera to capture your happy moments. Camera quality is good enough to be on expectation.
- 3.5mm jack at the top of mobile to listen your music or making calls through earphone.
- Support microSD which can be upto 32 GB and more importantly, an external SIM card slot that is hot-swappable.
UI And Performance
- Asha 200 Runs on Nokia S 40 platform and its interface is little change (only icons and symbols) with pretty simple to understand and use.
- There's a dedicated button leading to the SIM management menu, where you can set your SIM card preferences. However, it's a dual-SIM dual standby handset, which means, that if you're busy on a call your other SIM will be unavailable for that duration.
- The phone's network reception and call quality were excellent during the tests. Coming to messaging, its QWERTY keypad does a great job. Additionally, the mobile has built-in apps for Facebook and Twitter. For other websites, you have the Nokia browser, which is a rip-off of the Opera Mini.
- Decent music player that support basic type of sounds like, MP3, WMA, WAV and AAC. Basic earphone gives you good quality of music and video.
- Music player has equaliser setting, you can set, which style you like most like bass, rock etc.,
- FM radio is present and work with your earphones.
- Good video player which support 3GP, MP4 and DivX files of low bits rate and little low resolution.
- The 2 MP camera does a decent job in broad daylight. However, similar to most 2 MP snappers, it struggles in low-light scenes. As expected, the recorded video clips are saved in the 3GP format, and turn out to be choppy most of the times.
- 1430 mAh li-on battery is putted in this set and gives you good battery backup for all day, still having dual SIM, battery does a good job to keep your phone alive full day.
- But it could have been better as if we look on other handset from Nokia like , Nokia C1-02 etc.,
Overall Nokia Asha 200 is good phone with basic capability , fantastic build quality and all basic multimedia functions. In all Asha lineup mobile, little look is made different mostly their icons are good to capture your eyes. Only disadvantage of this mobile it that you cannot change brightness of screen.
Price : Rs. 4300 .