Nokia Asha 210 Dual SIM Review


The 2 MP shooter on the back of the Asha 210 lacks a flash and can only shoot very low resolution 176x144 (QCIF) videos that are good for nothing. It is pretty quick to focus and snap, but saving the photo takes a while afterwards, so shot-to-shot time is about 4-5 seconds at least. There are a couple of effects you can apply on your shoots, and that's about it.

The pictures actually look fine for the expected camera quality. Granted, the reds are somewhat off, and there's plenty of noise, but detail is enough for a 2 MP shooter and the phone gets high dynamic range scenes right most of the time, plus there are no white balance issues.


The gallery, music and video player serve your basic needs, though they aren't graphically rich by a long stretch. There is an editing option for photos, equalizer presets in the music player, and video playback goes up to VGA resolution, but the experience on the smallish screen is understandably not that joyful.



15. dewadewa

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

do not purchase any nokia phone. resale it and purchase other brand android phone.

14. ankitak27

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

does this phone supports 3g and can i off data connection in this phone i have x2-01 but it dont have this features

11. Ashmi

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

I like the fact that PA has given this phone a rating of 7 and has kept in mind the price of the device ($72) But I just wanted to say that low end androids don't really compare to featurephones. I owned an Asha 302 and it was by no means slow, although apps took about 2 seconds to load, but that was about it. Apart from that, I owned an HTC Explorer (a budget android device) and it had an extremely low internal memory and used to hand very frequently. I had got it for about $180 about a year and a half ago. Save for the gaming and web browsing experience, the Asha matched the low end android in almost every aspect. The call quality and the overall responsiveness of the Asha was much better, along with the camera. The sound quality through the headphones was almost the same. A huge plus was the qwerty that came with the Asha 302, it was better than typing on the 3.2 inch screen of the HTC by many times. So, my point is, you can't really compare low end budget androids to feature phones like the Asha series. The Nokia Asha 210 is for those who like to text message a lot, want good call quality from their device, want a great design and like to stand out from the sea of black slabs, want a bit of social networking like twitter, facebook and whatsapp, some basic web browsing basically for referencing to sites such as wikipedia, want an acceptable camera and decent music playback, and of course, an extremely well designed qwerty keyboard with a long battery life. Keep away from this who want an excellent gaming experience. This phone will only be able to provide you with an average one with basic games like tetris (which is quite addictive I must add). Also, those who want a great web browsing experience, keep away! Look to shell out more cash for higher end models with bigger screens and better OS'. But at the end of the day, this device will keep you connected through social networks and whatsapp, snap a picture of two, play music out loud and offer a great qwerty experience. I must add one thing though, the phone does not automatically capitalize the letter i in my Nokia Asha 302, nor does it automatically insert apostrophe marks wherever necessary. For that, you'll have to turn on the prediction. I'm looking forward to buy the Asha 210 either in magenta or cyan. Hope you all found this helpful :)

12. dewadewa

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

i know this is basic phone . but this is not having a basic features also. i am resale this phone with 2 days with half of price after tired a name search . and with the same price go for samsung . and i am happy. nokia is making bakwas . phone latest my friend purchase lumnia. and he use map application in lumnia in traveling. he is not found location compare to google map. so nokia all phones and models are west for money.

13. Ashmi

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

LOL do you even know how to use a cell phone? I have a Nokia Lumia 520 and I used the maps application without any glitch. It took me to where I wanted to go and I must say those maps were better than the google ones I later installed. Don't you think you should have done your research before splurging? Don't blame Nokia for a mistake you made. This phone is for qwerty fans, and nobody else. Buy hey, I'm sure you'll remain happy with a phone that runs android way beyond it's handling capacity.

10. dewadewa

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

bakwas phone basic feature of name search is also not available. do not purchase west of money

9. MK_II

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

excuse me, sir where can buy this phone or where are u come from? because i am a HongKonger and i need a chinese input. would you mind to reply me is that your phone have a "繁體中文" in Device language? the different between HongKonger and Chinese is HongKonger is used in "繁體中文" but Chinese is used in another one. thank you for waste your time to reply me and sorry about my poor english.

8. JWallis

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

I do really like the keypad...I thought it was only a Blackberry thing. It's one of the things I miss most since venturing into Galaxy land.

4. WhatTheBit

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Hey! I'm curious, how tight is the WhatsApp integration? I'm a high-end smartphone user (Note II), but sometimes I'd like to take a phone out with me that lasts a few days at a time. Does WhatsApp work perfectly on it? Do you have to leave the application open all the time or does the device somehow multi-task and keep WhatsApp always on in the background?

5. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

In my opinion, i think whatsapp on asha work better than whatapp on windows. Emotion and filetransfer do work properly. there is also line and wechat on asha. Line on asha works the same as windows 8, no voice call. But there is still stickers. Not sure about wechat

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Multitasking is supported for Whatsapp for S40, so you don't actually have to leave it open all the time. I've tried it on the Nokia Asha 306 and this should work for this phone

3. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

wait a sec! isn't the 210 supposed to have a whatsapp button rather than a FB button?

7. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Certain markets have different buttons. If I'm not mistaken, US gets the Facebook button while Asia gets the Whatsapp one.

2. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Wow, the camera is better than some 3.2 MP cameras I've seen. And I agree, PhoneArena should keep in mind of the price range of the phone while reviewing it.

1. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

I hate the idea of mentioning something negative after every praise. This is a feature phone not a smartphone. It doesn't have 1020's 41MP or SIV's LTE connectivity. Goodness.
Asha 210
  • Display 2.4 inches
    240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware , 0.03GB RAM
  • Storage , microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh
  • OS
    Nokia S40 UI

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