Nokia Asha 230

Nokia Asha 230 Price

Updated on:Feb 08, 2016

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Key Features

  • Nokia Asha v1.1.1
  • Performance


  • Display


  • Camera

  • Battery

  • 64 MB + 32 GB Expandable
  • FM Radio

Buy For

  • Very affordable
  • Great build quality
  • Ample storage
  • Preloaded SNS apps

Beware Of

  • Poor connectivity options
  • Poor camera

Affordable and durable

Display, design and OS

The Asha 230 is an entry level phone from Nokia that packs a 2.8-inch 240 x 320 pixel resolution touchscreen display. It runs the Asha v1.1.1 platform which powers the affordable Asha series devices and is quite resource efficient. The device borrows a range of peppy colours from the Lumia series like blue, red, yellow, green, black and white. The build quality is a lot better than other ultra affordable phones, even though it's made of plastic material. There's a little arrow button at the front that acts as back/home. 

Camera and storage

The Asha 230 carries a 1.3-megapixel fixed focus lens at the back. It's powered by 64MB RAM which runs the Asha OS seamlessly. The device comes with 4GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via the microSD card slot, allowing you to carry your music library everywhere.

Connectivity, battery, other features

Connectivity-wise, the Nokia Asha 230 lacks both 3G and Wi-Fi, which is a thumbs down if you are looking towards it as a smartphone. For internet connectivity and powering up the inbuilt social networking apps like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Line, WeChat etc, it depends upon GPRS/EDGE. The Asha 230 is fuelled by a 1,020mAh battery which, as per the Nokia claims can deliver a maximum talk time of 11 hours and music playback time of 42 hours.

Verdict

The Nokia Asha 230 is a step above to the feature phones and a step down to the smart phones. It affordable, yet looks good and comes handy as a great little multimedia device. With a range of pre-loaded social apps, it keeps you connected on the go. Go for it if you are tight on budget and looking for something better than feature phones.

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Nokia Asha 230 Specifications

General

Brand Nokia
Model Asha 230
Operating System Nokia Asha v1.1.1
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size Micro
Box Contents Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card

Performance

Processor
Dual core, 1 GHz
RAM
64 MB

Storage

Internal Memory
64 MB
Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB

Display

Screen Size
2.8 inches
Screen Resolution
240 x 320 pixels
Pixel Density (sharpness)
143 ppi
Display Type LCD
Display Colour 256

Camera

Main Camera
1.3 MP
Zoom
Digital Zoom, 3 x
Video Recording
320x240 @ 25 FPS

Battery

Capacity
1020 mAH, Li-ion
TalkTime
Up to 11 Hours(2G)
Stand By Time
Up to 792 Hours(2G)

Connectivity

Operating Frequency GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS
42.8 kbps
EDGE
236.8 kbps
Bluetooth
v3.0, A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP
GPS
with A-GPS
USB Connectivity
USB Port, microUSB 2.0

Design

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Touch Screen
Capacitive Touchscreen
Weight
89.3 grams
Dimensions
99.5 x 58.6 x 13.2 mm
Colours

Features

Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
Games
Java MIDP 2.1
Browser HTML
Phone Book
Email IMAP, POP3
Instant Messaging
Other Features Calculator, World clock, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer

Multimedia

Video Player
Video Formats: 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4
FM Radio
Stereo FM
Ring Tone Music ringtones, Vibration
Music
Music Formats: AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV
Loudspeaker
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

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38 User Reviews for Nokia Asha 230

Overall User Rating (4.2 Out of 5 based on 113 ratings)

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    Deepak
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    24 Jun 2015
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    Overall: ok types

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    Terminator
    Amazing Small Touch Phone!
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    12 May 2015
    Reviewed On: Snapdeal.com

    Overall: Now a days it's Very hard and rare to find such phone. Small, touch, good battery backup & it's from nokia! .. That all what i've wanted!

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