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Nokia Asha 309 Review

Nokia Asha 309

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Skip to the back and you’d find one part that never changes in a phone - its camera. And with the Asha 309, you are stuck with a 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera with no flash that captures horrific photos. Colors are toned much warmer than they are in real life, with a yellowish tint and sore lack of details. They often turned out blurry, too.

Camera interface - Nokia Asha 309 Review
Camera interface - Nokia Asha 309 Review

Video on the other hand is recorded at QCIF, or 176 x 144 pixels at 13 frames per second, which is simply abysmal quality.

A strange little problem we ran into was that the on-screen video recording button simply did not work often times, and we had try and press it over and over again.


Given its not so ample 128MB of internal storage, and the included 2GB (or 4GB in some markets) microSD card, you might want to get another card to store music. The device supports cards of up to 32 gigs and has a decent music player, with the loudspeaker getting fairly loud. For music playback, the device will last you up to 54 hours, which is great.

The music player of Nokia Asha 309 - Nokia Asha 309 Review
The music player of Nokia Asha 309 - Nokia Asha 309 Review

Playing back video on that tiny screen is more of a torture than anything else, but sometimes you might need to show something on video. You can do so, but the clips would have to be in a low resolution, close to the 240x400-pixel native one on the display. We could not get to play DivX/Xvid-encoded files.

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PhoneArena rating:
Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) LCD
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.33 x 2.13 x 0.51 inches
(109.9 x 54 x 13 mm)
3.59 oz  (102 g)
Battery1110 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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