Nokia Asha 303 is another new smartphone on S40 Asha OS. Nokia Asha 303 is one of the unnoticed smartphone which equipped with a powerful processor and features. Meant for India's lifestyle which is growing and more engaged to the use of technology. I am going to highlight some of the best features and a detailed review on this phone. In my views if you are person who needs a phone for business purpose to check your emails, to be on social networking hub, to be in touch with your friend every time, to enjoy good music and video, etc you must go for this phone. Nokia Asha 303 is one of the best smartphone released under a medium range in Indian market. Nokia has a good brand who's phone still owns a good re-sell value. That is the actual reason why many of us prefer to go for Nokia phone. They are filled with durability, easy usage and a good re-sell value if you want to go for an upgraded version or new phone. Thing which I feel a bit lower on this phone is Series 40 operating system. This limits some of the thing which you cannot do in the phone.
But to overcome this, Nokia has already filled as those things which are needed for web-surfing or emails, and even Nokia store that offer you latest app support. Somehow this is a balance mobile between a smartphone and a regular phone. Storage upto 32GB with full touch support and QWERTY keyboards makes it a complete phone. You can get the phone between a price range of Rs. 7,000 to 9,000 depends o the location and availability. It is found that S40 OS has many issue related to visual and features. Nokia has re-modified the same and with a support of 1Ghz process it is more functional now. It is a nice smartphone for mid-range users who just need a balance between features and performance. The design is too catchy in the first look. This design looks a massive change in comparison to different series of Nokia phones. You can have choice of some different colors also.
Nokia Asha 303 has a quiet big screen, you can easily type a sms or mail with full keyboard support and ample of space among the keypad to move your thumb. It is a Touch and Type phone with composite features. The screen size is enough big and there is no issue with connectivity supporting the traditional usb connectivity. With powerful 1Ghz processor the phone offers you good performance on multimedia and app installation. Have a look on the features of the phone.
- Style and Speed: The stylishly slim Nokia Asha 303 features an exceptionally responsive touch screen that is great for browsing, scrolling and opening apps. Plus, enjoy a full QWERTY keyboard for fast texting – all on the vivid 2.6-inch display.
- Stay Connected: With the Nokia Asha 303, it's easier than ever to stay connected to what's important to you. It’s powerful, with a 1 GHz processor, and features the latest 3.5G and Wi-Fi support for fast connectivity. You can view activities from your home screen at a glance and jump right in with a touch – whether it's browsing Facebook, chatting on WhatsApp, or accessing email.
- Music: The Nokia Asha 303 features a dedicated music key for instant access to your playlist, and a built-in Shazam app to identify a song name and artist. You can use internet radio and there's a loud built-in speaker to blast your favorite new song out loud too.
- App Crazy: Nokia Asha 303 comes with great preloaded apps like Angry Birds Lite. And when you want more, you can enjoy easy access to thousands of games and apps in Nokia Store. Better still, the 1 GHz processor means that apps respond quickly and come alive on your phone.
- Personalize It: Customize your home screen to make it right for you. You can add a favorite contacts bar, or add app shortcuts for apps like the camera, app Store, and Nokia Browser to get to them with one touch. And you can add a push email bar to see when new mail arrives or add a social networking bar for live Facebook updates. It's all up to you.
- Nokia Browser : Enjoy a faster, richer web browsing experience. By compressing pages by up to 90%, Nokia Browser ensures smaller downloads, lower data charges, and faster page loads. And with the option to personalize start pages, you can get quick access to all your favorite content, including your most frequently visited websites.
- You can organize a number of icons on the home screens.
- The phone is equipped with Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and 3.5G technology to offers you great internet speed and surfing.
- With a traditional 3.2 megapixel camera you can capture and share good quality images.
- The phone is equipped with pre-installed app like Facebook & Shazam.
- With a portable size and look the phone is easy to carry. The weight is just 99g which will not put any weight on your pocket.
- The current design comes with a dedicated hardware key comprise of Messaging / Call Creation / Call Termination / Volume Keys / Lock Switch
- The screen is enough vibrant with 240x320 pixels supported by LCD transmissive Display technology
- OMA Data Synchronization v1.1.2 & SyncML offers you OTA Data sync with other phone. This helps to easily transfer your contacts and calendar to other phones with exact information.
- There are number of options available for local connectivity. Like connecting the phone to a pc. The phone supports USB OTG 1.3. This is a new interface called as USB on the go. Because of this you can use the phone as plug and play device easily with many devices and battery recharge support.
- For music support Nokia AV 3.5mm support offers good music output.
- USB 2.0 High-Speed offers good data transfer rate. Like every traditional new Nokia phones this phone also has microUSB Cable CA-101 support with Bluetooth & Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR / MTP (Multimedia Transfer Protocol) support.
- Nokia Asha 303 has 128MB SDRAM to handle the current operations which is quiet enough with 1Ghz cpu support. Batter life is assumed between 7 to 8 hrs with all features enabled.
- The phone supports WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / HSDPA Cat9 10.2 Mbps / HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbps / GPRS / EGPRS Data.
- For mail solution the phone offers Nokia Messaging / Nokia Messaging 3.0 with IMAP4 / POP3 / SMTP Support. For regular texting it offers SMS / MMS+SMIL / AMS / IM support.
- For photography you can use the 3.2 MP camera with 4x zoom support.
- For multimedia there are many options available in this phone. They are Audio Streaming / Audio Recorder AMR / Handsfree Speaker / Bluetooth Stereo / Music player / MP3 Ringtones / Audio Recorder / FM Radio / Stereo FM RDS Radio. And audio/video formats supported are AAC / AAC+ / AMR-WB / HE AAC V2 / Mobile XMF / MP3 / MP4 / NRT / True tones / WAV / WMA