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Nokia 5230 vs Nokia Asha 306

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Nokia 5230 Remove phone

Posted: 25 Aug 2009
Market Status: Released
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Nokia Asha 306 Remove phone

Posted: 06 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneFeature phone 
OSSymbian (9.4) S60 5th EditionSeries 40 UI 
Dimensions4.37 x 2.04 x 0.61 inches (111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm)4.34 x 2.12 x 0.50 inches (110.3 x 53.8 x 12.8 mm) 
Weight4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
3.46 oz (98 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.2 inches3.0 inches 
Resolution360 x 640 pixels240 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.

229 ppi155 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.

TFTLCD 
Colors16 777 21665 536 
TouchscreenYesMulti-touch 
FeaturesProximity sensor  
Camera
Camera2 megapixels2 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 
FeaturesDigital zoom, Exposure compensation, White balance presetsExposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)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, 434 MHz, ARM11Single 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.

128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM32 MB RAM / 64 MB ROM 
Built-in storage0.07 GB0.01 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 16 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time7.00 hours
the average is 12 h (707 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 12 h (707 min)
 
Stand-by time18.2 days (438 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
 
Talk time (3G)4.30 hours
the average is 15 h (901 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)19.1 days (458 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
  
Capacity1320 mAh1110 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, Recording option 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
Internet browsing
BrowserS60 OSS BrowserSeries 40 OSS Browser 
Built-in online services support Facebook, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz  
OtherOther versions support UMTS 850/2100 MHz  
DataUMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/sEDGE, 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.

GPSCell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features USB charging 
OtherComputer syncComputer sync, OTA sync, SyncML 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced25 Aug 200906 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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