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Nokia Asha 201

alaTest has collected and analyzed 600 reviews of Nokia Asha 201. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The price and size are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Asha 201 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 315 user reviews of Nokia Asha 201 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Comments about the battery and size are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Asha 201 SIM Free (For 2G - Not 3G compatible) Mobile Phone - GraphiteNokia Asha 201 SIM Free (For 2G - Not 3G compatible) Mobile Phone - Graphite

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

Nokia Asha 201 review


No 3G or Wi-Fi - can the Asha survive in today's world?

Good keyboard ; Very long battery life ; Nice Twitter and Facebook integration ; MicroSD card slot ; Solid build

No 3G ; No Wi-Fi ; Poor camera ; Slow processor ; Small, low resolution screen

Nokia might be pushing at the high end of the smartphone world with its Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, but the company also has a budget series, Asha. The Nokia Asha 201 is designed for the chatterbox.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Nokia Asha 201


Is the Nokia Asha 201 a budget BlackBerry or a Qwerty keyboard failure?

Decent keyboard layout, Good chat functionality

Slow connectivity, Laggy apps, Keyboard not crisp enough

May, 2012

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (

Nokia Asha 201 Review: In Depth


The Nokia Asha 201 is the first phone from Nokia's Asha line of budget phones to land in the UK. This particular white model, which is exclusive to Vodafone, comes with a very friendly £45 price…

Great price ; Solid feel ; Good battery life

Slow web services ; No Wi-Fi ; No flash on camera

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: mfereday (

A Nokia Budget Offering : Nokia Asha 201 mobile phone


While touch screen smartphones take all the headlines, there is still a market for handsets with more basic feature sets.

If you are looking for a budget priced handset then Nokia would like you to consider its Asha 201 model. Rather than its new best, platform-providing, buddy, namely Microsoft with its Windows Mobile offering, Nokia has opted to go with its own Symbian...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Ben Griffin (

Nokia Asha 201 review


In a time where smartphones, , quad core and HD are common buzzwords, we're sure many of you want a device that takes you back to simpler times, but with a little few extra touches so that you aren't completely isolated from contemporary tech. That's...

Lightweight, Attractive styling, Cheap

Operating system looks and feels a bit dated, No Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity

The Nokia Asha 201 is a cheap mobile that looks and feels better than some devices two or three times its price, but Series 40 is a bit long in the tooth. Unless you want a throwaway phone or care little for new technology, a budget Android device or...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

Nokia Asha 201 review


Nokia has retired its unloved Symbian operating system forits mid- to high-end phones, setting its hopes on WindowsPhone for the future. But it's still using it for low-enderslike the Asha 201, a budget smart phone with a QWERTY keyboard, andat this...

Decent keyboard, budget price

Old Symbian OS, 2-megapixel camera, no 3G or Wi-Fi

The Nokia Asha 201 is very much a budget phone but still puts up agood show for itself thanks to its decent quality keyboard, sturdybuild and social networking functions. For keeping in touch on thego -- and at a very good price -- it does a decent...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Alun Taylor (

Nokia Asha 201 Qwerty phone


Review When Nokia announced its three new Asha budget phones in October they didn't attract much attention alongside the WinPho 7 handsets that were punted by the company at the same time.

If your main requirements are making voice calls and keeping on top of your e-mails and texts then the Asha 201 is an easy recommendation. The screen is sharp and bright, the keyboard nearly faultless and the new-look S40 interface a joy to behold. If...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Carly Page (

Nokia Asha 201


The Nokia Asha 201 was announced at Nokia World 2011, as a basic Symbian S40 blower set to get emerging countries connected to the web. Much to our surprise, the Finns have decided to bring the handset to UK shores.

The Nokia Asha 201 may boast excellent social networking features and up to 32GB of onboard storage, but you mustn't forget that ultimately this is a basic handset. Although not ideal for budding-photographers and internet addicts, the phone is...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: john (

Nokia Asha 201


easy to use and battery lasts what seems like a lifetime at least a week


Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Frederick (

Nokia Asha 201


Value product

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Monophonic / MP3
Voice codecs:AMR / EFR
Voice Recording: Yes


Battery Capacity:1320
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5J
Standby time (2G):888
Talk time (2G):7

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution:1200 x 1600 / 1600 x 1200
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Photo effects:Grey, Negative film, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Second Camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Zoom capability: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No


Colour of product:Blue
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal:6.1
Display number of colours:262144 colours / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor: No
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
GPS (satellite):No / Yes


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Navigation key: Yes

Management features

Microphone mute: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:10 / 64
Internal RAM:0.03125 / 32
Maximum memory card size:32


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
E-mail protocols:IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, XMF
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV


GPS (satellite): No


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800
2G standards:GPRS, GSM
3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GPRS, GSM
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card hot swapping: Yes
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Bundled software:Nokia Messaging Email & IM 3.2\nSocial (Communities) 2.0\nNokia Browser v1 & WebApps\nNokia Store\nLife Tools\nTips and Offers\nAsphalt 4 Try and Buy\nWhatsApp launcher\nS40 Asha In-App Purchase
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Operating system installed:S40 Asha / Symbian, 40
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:AC
Headset included: Yes
Manual:No / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes


Operating system installed:Asha
Operating System Version:Series 40
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder
Subscription type:No subscription

Phone features

Active toolbar: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Menu, Themes / Shortcuts / Themes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Slide show: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Battery Capacity:1320 / 1430
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5J
Continuous audio playback time:52
Continuous video playback time:52
Standby time (2G):888 / 890
Talk time (2G):7


Operating system installed:Asha
Operating System Version:Series 40


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:32
Internal storage capacity:0.0032


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Colour of product:Graphite / Pink / White
Device lock: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
FM recording: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Mobile operating systems supported:Nokia OS
Subscription type:No subscription
USB mass storage: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes


Frame rate:10 / 15
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144
Video compression formats:3GP, AVCHD, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video Playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.4 / 11.5
Height :1.4 / 11.5
Volume:47.7 / 48 / 84.7 / 85
Width:6.1 / 6.11 / 6.41