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Nokia Asha 308 vs Nokia 500

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Nokia Asha 308 Remove phone

Posted: 25 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released
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Nokia 500 Remove phone

Posted: 01 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeFeature phoneSmart phone 
OS Symbian (Belle, Anna) 
Dimensions4.33 x 2.13 x 0.51 inches (109.9 x 54 x 13 mm)4.38 x 2.12 x 0.56 inches (111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm) 
Weight3.58 oz (102 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
3.28 oz (93 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.0 inches3.2 inches 
Resolution240 x 400 pixels360 x 640 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 ppi229 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.

LCDTFT 
Colors65 53616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels5 megapixels 
FeaturesExposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Effects, Self-timerGeo tagging, Self-timer 
CamcorderResolution, 176 x 144 pixels 10 fps640x480 (VGA) (15 fps) 
Features Video calling 
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, ARM11 
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.

64 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Built-in storage 2 GB 
Maximum User Storage0.02 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time9.50 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time23.8 days (570 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.00 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
 
Capacity1110 mAh1110 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesPreset equalizerAlbum art cover 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS, Recording optionFM, Stereo, RDS 
Internet browsing
BrowserNokia Browser 2.0  
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), MySpace, TwitterFacebook, Twitter 
Technology
GSM900, 1800 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataEDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE 
Multiple SIM cards2 slots  
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.

 GPS, A-GPS 
NavigationYesPoints of interest (POI), Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced25 Sep 201202 Aug 2011 
Shopping information
AccessoriesNokia Charger AC-11, Nokia Battery BL-4U, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102  

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