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Nokia Asha 305 Review

Nokia Asha 305

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The Asha 305 comes with a basic 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera with an accent on basic. If you don’t have unreasonably high expectations, the images actually turned out decent for this type of device. We would only shoot during the day as noise will start to get really noticeable when it gets darker, but otherwise the camera captured colors relatively accurate with some troubles in highly contrasted scenes.

Camera interface - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 305 Review

Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia Asha 305 - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia Asha 305 - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia Asha 305 - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia Asha 305 - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia Asha 305 - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia Asha 305 - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia Asha 305 - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia Asha 305 - Nokia Asha 305 Review

Strong - Indoor samples - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Nokia Asha 305 Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Nokia Asha 305 Review

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While on paper, the camera claims to shoot video, the recording is done at the practically unusable QCIF 176x144-pixel resolution at 10fps. That’s such low quality that you shouldn’t even bother shooting.


Multimedia:

When it comes video playback, the handset does have a video player, but the experience is far from perfect. The small, dim and low-res screen is the first thing you’d have to deal with. We could only play back video at the native resolution and it played okay.

Music is a different story. The loudspeaker on this thing gets pretty loud and ample, with a rich in options media player that would let you create playlists, shuffle your favorite songs and others.

Another thing we should mention is the gift of 40 EA games that come for free when you get this Nokia device. You’d need to register on the app catalog to get them and at first you’d be impressed to see titles like Need For Speed, FIFA and Tetris. Well, when it comes to those graphical games like NFS and FIFA, they really are very basic versions with little graphical punch and often lagging, but still free. The simpler ones are fun.

You get 40 EA games for free with the Nokia Asha 305 - Nokia Asha 305 Review
You get 40 EA games for free with the Nokia Asha 305 - Nokia Asha 305 Review
You get 40 EA games for free with the Nokia Asha 305 - Nokia Asha 305 Review

In terms of internal storage you get the measly 10MB on board, but luckily there’s a microSD card slot, so you can expand with a card of up to 32GB.

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PhoneArena rating:
4Poor
Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) LCD
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core
0.03 GB RAM
Size4.34 x 2.12 x 0.50 inches
(110.3 x 53.8 x 12.8 mm)
3.46 oz  (98 g)
Battery1110 mAh, 14 hours talk time

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