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Nokia Asha 306

alaTest has collected and analyzed 415 reviews of Nokia Asha 306. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the usability and price. The design and performance also get good views, but the GPS navigation and camera get critical views.

size, performance, design, price, usability

screen, camera, GPS navigation

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Asha 306

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Nokia Asha 306 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and price.

price, usability

76% 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 - Dark GreyNokia Asha 306 SIM Free Mobile Phone - Dark Grey

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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

May, 2013

Expert review by: Basil Kronfli (recombu.com)

Nokia Asha 306 Review: In Depth

 

The Nokia Asha 306 is the second Nokia OS phone we've seen. We like where Nokia have taken their feature phone touch OS and the Asha 311 did have some really compelling features, at over £100 though,…

Quirky design ; Nokia OS is innovative ; Expandable Storage

Resistive touch screen ; OS stutters ; No 3G

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

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

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Nokia Asha 306 review -

 

Good battery life

No 3G; slow, unresponsive resistive touch screen; pedestrian browser; overpriced

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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"...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

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.

Expert review by: Laique Khan (techmagnifier.com)

Nokia Asha 306: Preview

 

Nokia as come out with another fashionable mobile phone, Asha 306. This new touch phone from Nokia is sure to leave the consumers asking for more. With this new handset, experience unbelievable high speed internet browsing or just turn the music player...

Fast processor ; Responsive touchscreen ; Good battery life ; Social network integration ; Supports HD games ; Bright display

Low resolution camera ; No front camera ; GPS not included ; No screen protection

At time when latest high-end smartphones have a hold on the entire consumer market, Nokia has launched its budget mobile phone. Our Nokia Asha 306 Review makes it clear that this new handset has met the expectation of the consumers, especially...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, ASF, AWB, M4A, MP3, MXMF, WAV, WMA, WMV / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR-NB / EFR
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1110
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4U
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:9.5
Standby time (2G):308 / 600
Talk time (2G):14

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum frame rate:10
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Neutral / Black&White, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia / Grey, Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Second Camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Lamp / Auto, Manual / Daylight, Fluorescent
Zoom capability: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / PBAP, SAP, SDAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Grey / Silver, White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400 / 400 x 240
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touch technology:Single-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Resistive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard: No

Management features

Microphone mute: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes

Memory

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

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
E-mail protocols:IMAP, IMAP3, IMAP4, POP3 / IMAP, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP / IMAP, POP3, SMTP / IMAP4, IMAPS, POP3, SMTP / IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, AWB, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP / EXIF, JPG
Speakers:Mono
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM
3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Data network:2G, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

Connection to PC: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:USB
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Ringer type:MP3
Slide show: Yes
Video capability: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11 b/g / W-Fi / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC / USB
Headset included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Proximity sensor: Yes
SyncML: Yes

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, Converter, Dictionary, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personalization:Menu
Phonebook capacity:1000
Slide show: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1100 / 1110
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4U
Battery voltage:3.7
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:9.5
Standby time (2G):600
Talk time (2G):14

Software

SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:10
Internal RAM:32
Maximum memory card size:32

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes
Colour of product:Blue / Grey / Red / Silver, White / White
Equalizer: Yes
FM recording: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, EXIF, GIF, PNG, WBMP / BMP, EXIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP / BMP, EXIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Mobile operating systems supported:Nokia OS
Subscription type:No subscription
Type:Feature phone
USB mass storage: Yes
Video formats supported:AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1
Volume Control:Digital

Video

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.28
Height :1.03 / 11
Volume:66
Weight:96 / 98
Width:5.38
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