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Nokia Asha 210 Dual SIM Review

Nokia Asha 210

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Call quality

Nokia Asha 210 Dual SIM Review
We had no qualms with voice quality both in the earpiece and coming via the microphone of the Asha 210. Voices sounded loud and discernible, while the other end could hear us very well in terms of strength, though with a somewhat distorted voice timbre output.


Battery

Nokia cites the 1200 mAh battery of the Asha 210 as good for 12 hours of talk time, and, given that it only has to maintain a frugal 2G connection, the figure should be pretty close. When you insert two active SIM cards, though, and two network connections have to be maintained, these talk and standby times are likely to diminish.


Conclusion

The Nokia Asha 210 goes for around $72 without a contract subsidy, so for that price you can't really ask for more than its good call quality, decent picture-taking and cool exterior. It is rather slow, though, and the dedicated messaging features and the whole Series 40 apps quality comes in rather gimmicky.

For this kind of money you can't really get even a low-end Android, though we'd recommend splurging a bit more for one given the features tradeoff, but you can look at the touchscreen-equipped Ashas like 310, as at least you'll have more screen real estate to work with. If you are nostalgic for portrait QWERTYs, though, the Asha 210 is a quite cutsy and ultra affordable representative.

Software version: V 04.12


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Pros

  • Good call quality
  • Good build quality and pleasant to hold chassis
  • Hot-swap dual SIM ability

Cons

  • Slow
  • Keyboard feels cramped for larger hands
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display2.4 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (169 ppi) LCD
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.55 x 2.36 x 0.46 inches
(111.5 x 60 x 11.8 mm)
3.51 oz  (100 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 12 hours talk time

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