Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Nokia Asha 306


The Nokia Asha 306 is the first Nokia S40 series device with touchscreen which comes with Maps for easy Navigation, Full Touch Screen and MicroSD card slot supporting up to 32GB. Nokia Asha 306 is a budget oriented feature phone. Featuring a 3" WQVGA resistive touch display, 1GHz processor, 2MP camera, GPRS/EDGE radio, Wi-Fi and microSDHC card slot.


Nokia Asha 306 specifications

Pros

  • Fast processor (1000 MHz)

Cons

  • Low pixel densitiy screen, below 180ppi (155 ppi)
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE, GPRS)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call

Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • OS:
    • Series 40 UI
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.34 x 2.12 x 0.50 (110.3 x 53.8 x 12.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.46 oz (98 g)
      the average is 4.2 oz (120 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.00 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 pixels
  • Pixel density:
    • 155 ppi
  • Technology:
    • LCD
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 8 h (493 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 25.0 days (600 hours)
      the average is 21 days (496 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1110 mAh

Hardware

  • Processor:
    • Single core, 1000 MHz
  • System memory:
    • 64 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 10 MB
  • Storage expansion:
    • Slot Type:
      • microSD, microSDHC
    • Maximum card size:
      • 32 GB

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Aperture size:
      • F2.8
    • Features:
      • Exposure control, White balance, Digital zoom, Effects, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA) (10 fps)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, Recording option

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Series 40 OSS Browser
    • Supports:
      • HTML, XHTML, WAP 2.0, CSS
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:
    • GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Notes
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
    • Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 06 Jun 2012
  • Scheduled release:
    • Q3 2012 (Official)

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102, Nokia Compact Charger AC-11, 2GB Micro SD memory card, User Guide