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Nokia Asha 306

Announced
Jun 6, 2012
Market status
Released

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE, GPRS)
  • Low pixel density screen (155 ppi)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call

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Description

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.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • OS:
    • Series 40 UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.34 x 2.12 x 0.50 inches (110.3 x 53.8 x 12.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.46 oz (98 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 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.

    • 155 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
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 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
    • Features:
      • Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Effects, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 176 x 144 pixels 10 fps

Hardware

  • 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.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz
  • 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.

    • 32 MB RAM / 64 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.01 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (736 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 25.0 days (600 hours)
      the average is 21 days (505 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1110 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, Recording option
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Series 40 OSS Browser
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS
  • 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, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 06 Jun 2012

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102, Nokia Compact Charger AC-11, 2GB Micro SD memory card, User Guide
  • MSRP price:
    • € 68

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