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Nokia Asha 230

Posted
Feb 24, 2014
Market status
Released
Release date
Feb 1, 2014

Pros

  • Dual SIM card support

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (143 ppi)
  • 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

With a size of 2.8 inches, it has a pixel density of no more or less than 142 ppi. The Asha 230 comes with 64MB RAM and 256MB of native memory. The storage space is expandable up to 32 GB via a microSD card. The Nokia 230Asha comes with a 1.3MP camera on its back. A 1020mAh removable battery powers the affordable device and it is stated that users can squeeze as much as 42 hours of battery life during music playback.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.92 x 2.31 x 0.52 inches (99.5 x 58.6 x 13.2 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.15 oz (89 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Colors:
    • Black, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 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.

    • 143 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 41.56 %
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • 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
    • Hardware Features:
      • CMOS image sensor
    • Software Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • White balance presets
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA) (25 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video sharing

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

      • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
    • Model:
      • MSM8225
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 203
  • 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.

    • GB RAM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1020 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (838 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 33.0 days (792 hours)
      the average is 16 days (389 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 42.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 8.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • Cell ID
  • Other:
    • OTA sync

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Nokia Charger AC-18, Nokia Battery BL-5C , Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guide

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 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

      • 27 Dec 2013
      • FCC ID value:

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

        QTLRM-987 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.06 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.84 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.30 W/kg

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This device is also known as Nokia RM-987


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Nokia Asha 230 Dual Sim

differences:

  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots

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