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Nokia ASHA 306

alaTest has collected and analyzed 236 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and design. The size and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the GPS navigation, while many are negative about the camera and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia ASHA 306 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia ASHA 306

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 24 user reviews of Nokia ASHA 306 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Asha 306 SIM Free Mobile Phone - RedNokia Asha 306 SIM Free Mobile Phone - Dark Grey Nokia Asha 306 SIM Free Mobile Phone - Red

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Nokia Asha 306 review: Smartphone Ash-pirations

 

In a shrinking featurephone market, the Nokia Asha lineup is trying to deliver a near-smartphone experience with less complexity and, more crucially, at a more attractive price point. The Asha 306 slots just above the middle of the pack - delivering a...

Quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE ; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g ; S40-based Asha touch interface ; 3" WQVGA resistive touchscreen, ~155 pixel density ; Multi-touch in the gallery and Nokia Maps ; Display auto-rotation ; Nokia Browser 2.0 ; Nokia store and 40 EA games for...

Interface slows down at times, due to low RAM ; Poor screen quality ; Resistive touchscreen feels awkward ; Fixed-focus camera ; QCIF video recording ; No smart dialing

When you think of web browsing on a phone, you are probably imagining 4+" screens, LTE speeds and blazing benchmarks, but it's actually a phone like the Nokia Asha 306 that can really bring Internet connectivity to the masses - Nokia's "next billion"...

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Nokia Asha 306

 

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.

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Nokia Asha 306

 

Nokia's Asha 306 is certainly cheap, but it's not hugely cheerful.

Low price tag ; Comes with 40 free EA games ; Relatively cheap

No 3G support ; Lacks GPS ; Poor web browser ; Resistive screen is a tad unresponsive

The display has quite a low resolution too, as it only stretches to 240 x 400 pixels. As the screen is physically quite small, and the pixels are densely packed together, it still looks reasonable sharp. However, the lack of resolution is noticeable in...

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Nokia Asha 306 review

 

With the old Series 40 software on board, the Nokia Asha 306 is already a smart phone with usability strings attached. But it's biggest shortcoming is no 3G, which throttles speeds when you're not able to use Wi-Fi. It's also nowhere near cheap enough...

40 EA games can be freely downloaded

No 3G ; Series 40 operating system is laggy, cryptic and error prone ; Small low-res screen ; Terrible camera ; Less extensive app choice than Android

The Asha 306 is a very basic kind of smart phone but it's biggest shortcoming is not having 3G, which throttles web browsing speeds when you're out and about. If you're a fan of Nokia's Series 40 software and like the look of its all-touch Ashas,...

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Nokia Asha 306 Review: In Depth

 

The Nokia Asha 306 delivers a 3-inch touch screen and Nokia OS in a quirky plastic body.

Quirky design ; Nokia OS is innovative ; Expandable Storage

Resistive touch screen ; OS stutters ; No 3G

The real problem with the Asha 306 is that it tries to beat Android at its own game - affordable touch screen. This was always going to be a big ask, but at a higher price point and packing inferior hardware, namely the resistive screen, it's not even...

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Nokia Asha 306 Review

 

The Nokia Asha 306 will win no prizes for its looks, and is no rival

Long battery life

Lacks 3G; sluggish, unresponsive touchscreen; mediocre browser; pricey

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:176 x 144 (QCIF) / 320 x 240 (QVGA)

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in / No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: No
Technology:GSM/PCN

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Operating System:Nokia OS / S40 ASHA TOUCH
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: No
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