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Call quality8/10
Build quality8/10
Text input6/10
Everyday usage5/10
UI speed2/10


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posted on 18 May 2012, 13:16



roguecroce has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

The new Asha 201 is a middle range mobile phone produced by Nokia. The phone comes in range of colours which, will be depended on the country. Here in the UK we have black or white. I own the black style which, looks smart and makes the phone appear smaller than it really is. You can buy Nokia made soft covers for the Asha 201, but considering the cost of the phone in the UK is £39.99 + £10.00 carriers top-up, and the covers are £12.00-£15.00, they are not cheap. The 201 like it's dual sim brother the 200 is based around a qwerty keyboard. One of the features I liked about the Asha 201 is that these keys all light up during use, so even in bad light a txt messages is possible. At the centre of the phone is Nokia's branded Navi key which, is multi-functional. At either side of the Navi key are the phone up or down icons. The phone down icon is also the on/off button for the phone. Above the phone up icon is a picture of the earth and above the phone down icon is a picture of an envelope. These can be reset but I've lest them on wap & txt message. At either end of the middle part of the phones face are two metal horizontal menu buttons. The phones screen is 320x240 and you can an buy anti-scatch platic film for it.The Asha has just about enough internal space 10mb to get you started. Although internal space will be effected by country or carrier. The phone has a micro sd memory slot which can take up to 32GB. Things the phone does well are, phone calls, txt, email checking/writing...  

Build quality 8/10 Nokia always make well built phones, and this is no exception.
Reception 8/10 I can only speak for the UK, so reception here is very good.
Call quality 8/10 Again only for the UK, but call quality is very good.
Internet 6/10 Wap/EDGE making downloading a slow experience. Avoid flash heavy sites as these also take to long to appear on screen.
Multimedia 6/10 The Asha 201 has an mp3 player which, is OK but no graphic equalizer which, is not good. Not volume button have to use Navi Key for Media Player volume.
Camera 5/10 Camera is 2mp, so not good, but good enough I suppose.
UI speed 2/10 Bad, not enough speed at all. Making phone prond to seeze up and java errors.
Everyday usage 5/10 Does the basic mobile phone jobs OK.
Text input 6/10 Good at txt has the ability to predicted as you write.
Display 5/10 Screen is OK, resolutions is OK, TFT 256k colours
Battery 7/10 Battery life is great if only using phone for call and messages. Use of wap/EDGE will run battery down faster.


  • Calls
  • Text
  • Email
  • Lots od apps from the Ovi Store


  • Symbian Series 40
  • No 3G/Wifi
  • Prone to jave error or seeze up
  • Downloading speed very slow

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