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Nokia 301 hands-on

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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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posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:27 2

1. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)

3.2 Mega Pixel actually

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:33 17

2. Boreni (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:41 1

3. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)

Basically a Nokia for deadbeats that doubles as a hammer.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:21

6. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 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.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 09:37

4. hardeep228 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

Is it a dual active sim like samsung ?

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 10:21 1

5. pitak (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

nice phone

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:51 3

7. Gaijin_Xiao_Pao (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 04:07

8. mui2g6 (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:04

9. j0rpetz (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 May 2013)

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

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