Nokia Asha 200 Review

Nokia Asha 200 Review
Introduction:

Dual-SIM phones, as the name suggests, can work with two SIM cards simultaneously, which is basically like having two phones fused into a single device. The budget-friendly Nokia Asha 200 is such a phone, and teenage users are its primary target. Among its main selling points are the portrait QWERTY keyboard for quick and easy texting and integration of social networking features. Care to learn how the device performs in real life? Then read along...

The box contains:


  • Wall charger
  • Wired stereo headset
  • User guide

Design:

The Nokia Asha 200 is an ideal example of how affordable phones can also be appealing to the eye, especially when it comes in a wide variety of vibrant colors. Simply put, it is a cute little phone: plastic, yet light and well made. Thanks to its curved sides, the handset fits naturally in the palm of your hand, which makes it really easy to operate. It is neither too tall, nor too wide, so your thumbs will have no troubles reaching all of the device's physical buttons.



You can compare the Nokia Asha 200 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

Speaking of buttons, a 2-button volume rocker is nowhere in sight, which is somewhat disappointing as it complicates adjusting the phone's volume level quite a bit. Another design feature that we are not quite satisfied with is the 5-way navigational button in the middle. During normal usage, our thumb slipped right off numerous times pressing the middle button by accident.


The hardware QWERTY keyboard, however, is something that we cannot complain about. Sending a dozen of text messages is all it takes for your thumbs to get really familiar with it, after which typing those lengthy emails and wall posts becomes an effortless task.
 



Display:

The Nokia Asha 200 comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, which is not a touchscreen, and considering the phone's price point, you can't really ask for more. Thankfully, it gets the job done well, and other than its poor outdoor visibility, it isn't plagued by any major imperfections. Nevertheless, if you are really picky, be aware that the display supports a palette of about 262,000 colors, so gradients do not look as smooth as they do on more advanced screens, but in reality, we weren't too bothered by that.



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10 Comments

1. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Its settled then. My mom was looking for a qwerty phone at this range so i recommended this to her. She didnt need the wifi or anything. Just style and performance for under 10k rupees(pakistani)

2. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

the camera is fine, unless some one zooms in.

3. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Wow! The Galaxy Note also scored 7/10. Great job Nokia.

4. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The reviews are not comparisons. The review are based on the the type of hardware, type of phone and price. So saying that it's good that it has the same points as the note is stupid.

5. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

Remember the "dedicated facebook button" haha, so ***-ay-ay. Mad milfs flocked to that like geezers throwing 1's around the supermarket.

6. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

I'd spend a little more and get the 302,but that's just me

7. Ankit1234

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Nokia Asha 200 is a superb music express phone, the dual speakers and HD screen gives a distinct space to watch movies on mobile or enjoy music tracks both in Audio and Video Version. The DRM free feature in Asha 200 gives access to 40 million songs and with one push instant download. Nokia and Vodafone has also entered into a strategic alliance for some worthy data plans for the Asha 200 users. With Asha 200 the Memory supporting upto 32 GB and an intelligent software inside, making web-pages shorter upto 90%, and gives a multitasking view or gird view to browse thousands of pages each second. Asha 200 supports direct push to download movies in to the mobile at the highest resolution original copy available in the internet and gives HD output while watching the same on the Phone. Asha 200 is now reaching global markets with the rise in it demand.

8. Chang7

Posts: 3; Member since: May 21, 2012

Ankit1234, Nokia ASHA 200 or Smsung Corby 2 is better!I would like to buy a phone with good music experience!I had Samsung champ already,so just wondering to change new phone,,,,which is better,,,asha or corby?

9. arowolo

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

hi,i do not know what happens t o my Nokia ASHA 200?i switch of yesterday night.this morning ,its refused to on.what i discoved was the keypad is on (i.e there is a light on the key pad).i don't understand what really happens?

10. arowolo

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

hi,i do not know what happens t o my Nokia ASHA 200?i switch of yesterday night.this morning ,its refused to on.what i discoved was the keypad is on (i.e there is a light on the key pad).i don't understand what really happens?
Asha 200
  • Display 2.4" 320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.01 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1320 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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