The device is available for a very good price and it will satisfy your needs to handle your calling and messaging jobs. You can also use it for some browsing and also use it as a music player by adding some music to your micro SD card. And as it is a Nokia, durability and reliability would not be an issue.
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.
A simple feature set like Nokia Asha 200 may not grab headlines, but it is phones like this that have kept Nokia alive in the market. Put in other words, this is something Nokia marvels at, entry level reliable sets, invariably looking better than what their price suggests.nnPros:n1. Dual stand-by unlike the first gen dual sim mobiles by Nokia which had single stand by.n2. Excellent battery life. With moderate use, you may expect 3-4 days on a single charge.n3. Good qwerty(which is quite rare at this price point, most qwerty phones have wobbly keys).n4. Good audio quality(again at this price point).n5. Display could have been worse.nnCons:nGiven, that it is an entry level set, cons are many, lets list only those that stand out.nn1. Very low internal memory and ram.(Even lower than what X2-01has).n2. Miserable camera and video quality.n3. Slow class 12 edge gprs.nnCompetition: nIf you are looking for this handset, chances are you are interested in dual sim. If it is not the case, you might better have a look at Nokia X2-01 which comes at a lower price and has more internal memory, ram and a faster gprs.nSamsung Ch@t 322 comes with optical trackpad and a slimmer profile and is again cheaper. If qwerty is not a must, Samsung C3752 may well be worth the look.nThere are many touch-screen dual sim mobiles at this price range too- Nokia c2-03(No dual stand-by), Samsung Champ DUOS E2652.
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.
|Operating System||Nokia Asha v|
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Mini|
|Colours||Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink|
|Screen Size||2.4 inches (6.1 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||320 x 240 pixels|
|Pixel Density||167 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||25.32 %|
|Internal Memory||64 MB|
|Expandable Memory||Up to 32 GB|
|User Available Storage||Up to 10 MB|
|Resolution||2 MP Primary Camera|
|Image Resolution||1600 x 1200 Pixels|
|Camera Features||4 x Digital Zoom|
|Video Recording||220x176 @ 10 fps|
|TalkTime||Up to 7 Hours(2G)|
|Standby time||Up to 888 Hours(2G)|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Mini|
GSM 1800 / 900 MHz
Class 12, 32 - 48 kbps
GSM 1800 / 900 MHz
|USB Connectivity||microUSB, microUSB 2.0|
|FM Radio||RDS, Recording option, Stereo FM|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Video Player||Video Formats: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MPEG4, WMV|
|Ring Tone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Music||Music Formats: AAC, AMR, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA|
|Browser||HTML, WAP 2.0, XHTML|
|IMAP, POP3, SMTP|
|Other Facilities||Calculator, World clock, Calendar, Alarm|
2.8 inches vs 2.4 inches
12.1 mm vs 14 mm
89.7 grams vs 105 grams