Nokia 301 hands-on

Nokia 301 hands-on
The Nokia 301 is a new feature phone running on Series 40, but borrowing design clues from the Lumia smartphone range. It takes pride in having a good camera in a traditional feature phone form factor, which is a bit of a rarity.

The camera on the Nokia 301 is a 3-megapixel one, and it supports features like voice-guided self-portraits and other neat tweaks. You can also take photos in a quick sequence with burst mode and even compose panoramic shots. The device is clearly not in a position to compete with good cameraphones, but it is a step above the traditional experience in feature phones.

The Nokia 301 can also stream videos from YouTube on the go, quite the feature for such an entry-level device. It supports 3G HSPA connectivity as well.

Overall, it is a colorful slab of plastic with an alphanumeric keypad, and with a fairly solid battery life as one of its main benefits.

Otherwise, we are looking at a 2.4-inch display on this device. Pre-loaded apps include Facebook and Twitter.

The Nokia 301 is expected to launch in Q2 2013 across the globe and mostly in emerging markets with a price of around $85 (65 euro) off contract. It definitely has a chance to get noticed there.





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301
  • Display 2.4" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Battery 1200 mAh(6h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. husfus

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

3.2 Mega Pixel actually

2. Boreni

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

It costs only $ 85 and has a better Build quality than samsung s3. lol

3. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Basically a Nokia for deadbeats that doubles as a hammer.

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Just because someone wants a cheap phone doesn't make them a deadbeat. Elderly folks on fixed income, those in the range of poverty, and also those in developing nations where just a portable phone is a novelty can appreciate this.

4. hardeep228

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Is it a dual active sim like samsung ?

5. pitak

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

nice phone

7. Gaijin_Xiao_Pao

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

A must have phone can replace iPhone5 & S3 easily :P

8. mui2g6

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

da more reason why Nokia still sells in our parts of the world. they've shown they reali have their customers in mind

9. j0rpetz

Posts: 3; Member since: May 07, 2013

yes better phone than others like iphone, samsung galaxy etc. simple very good not complicated the user.

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