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Nokia Asha 205

Announced
Nov 26, 2012
Market status
Released

Pros

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Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE, GPRS)
  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The Nokia Asha 205 is a feature phone with a QWERTY keyboard and a dedicated Facebook button. It comes in fancy vibrant colors (black, cyan, magenta, yellow, and white) and runs on Series 40. The device also has a 2.4-inch non-touch display, a VGA camera, and microSD card support.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • OS:
    • Series 40 UI
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.44 x 2.41 x 0.51 inches (112.8 x 61.1 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.32 oz (94 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, Soft keys, D-Pad
  • Colors:
    • Black, Yellow, Blue, Red, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 167 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Colors:
    • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.8
    • Features:
      • White balance presets, Digital zoom, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • Other, 176 x 144 pixels 10 fps

Hardware

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 16 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.064 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (714 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 37.1 days (891 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 31.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1020 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, MP4, AMR, MIDI
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS, Recording option
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, XHTML, WAP 2.0, Flash Lite (4.0), Javascript 1.8
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Converter, Notes, Dictionary
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Windows Live / MSN, Hangouts / Google Talk
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.1, CLDC 1.1
    • API:
      • JSR-75, JSR-82, JSR-118, JSR-135, JSR-139, JSR-172, JSR-177, JSR-179, JSR-184, JSR-205, JSR-211, JSR-226, JSR-234, Nokia UI API 1.1

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP)
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 15 Oct 2012
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        QTLRM-864 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.07 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.82 W/kg

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 26 Nov 2012
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