Updated on:Dec 06, 2016
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Dual SIM made simple
This is a low end device which has been made to look stylish while giving you the convenience of a dual SIM. Unlike most other mobile phones, the SIM cards can be switched without powering off the device. The phone has got a decent display and a well laid out QWERTY keyboard to make typing easy.
The phone measures 115.4 x 61.1 x 14 mm and is quite light at 105 gms. The phone is very easy to handle and fits easily in ones palm. You get support of Java applications and thus you can install some third party browsers if you do not like the stock one.
It has got a 1430 mAh battery which is quite good for the device and will provide you with good standby time and talk time. You get a wide range of colours to choose from.
While Nokia has been languishing and trailing behind their competitors in the high-end smartphone segment, they are still the de facto leader in the entry level market. With phones like the Asha 200, Nokia clearly shows that they have that market......
Pros: Dual SIM goodness with an easy access, hot swappable second SIM slot ; QWERTY Thumb board works well ; Good Battery life ; Very affordable price
Cons: No 3G capability ; No WiFi ; Performance a bit sluggish
Verdict: It may be a bit sluggish and it doesnu2019t have 3G or WiFi, but for the price of Php 3,500, the Nokia Asha is a definite steal. As Iu2019ve said, this phone may not be targeted at users like me, but I know a bargain when I see one and in my humble o...
Overall User Rating (3.9 Out of 5 based on 466 ratings)
Overall: Good phone at this price.nProns:n1) Superb battery back-up with dual.n2) Comfortable to use keypad.n3) Good looking phone. White is awesome.n4) Good sound quality of music.n5) Voice call recorder.nnCons:n1) It is a Dual Sim Stand-by phone: If one sim is on active mode (call or internet), other sim will become unreachable.n2) No option to control "Display Contact From": Phonebook displays all contacts from Phone, SIM1 & SIM2.n3) Echo on call. This can be fixed.n4) Average camera.nnSuggestion:n1) Since this is Dual SIM with stand by mode, there are pretty good chances that you can miss calls. To fix this, divert the calls: SIM1-->SIM2 and SIM2-->SIM1. This will make sure none of your calls are missed.n2) The phonebook can display same contact three times as there is no option to control display control from. Better keep contacts only in Phone memory and take backup of it on memory card.n3) I got the new phone with Echo issue which I was least expecting from Nokia, though it could be fixed by software update. nnUpdate Procedure:n1) Restore your mobile first. If restoration fails, remove the battery, insert it and try restoring again.n2) Install New Nokia OVI Suite and do an update of OVI.n3) If Nokia Suite version less than 3.4, then you may need to configure OVI to update Asha 200. Below are the steps:na) Open C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia\Nokia Suite\productapi\productapiconfiguration.xml file in the notepad. ( for XP, it will be C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Suite\productapi\productapiconfiguration.xml)nb) Find nRM-800 SDnand change it to:nRM-800 NAnc) FindnRM-761 SDnand change it to:nRM-761 NAn3) Connect your phone and do an update.