Asha 230 - £55
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Nokia Asha 230
The Nokia Asha 230 is a tiny, entry level phone that offers some of the functionality of a smartphone, but at an affordable price. Nokia have a reputation for producing good phones of this sort and the Asha 230 is a reminder of why this is the case.
This phone has a 2.8 inch screen that displays in 142PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Asha 230 has a 1.3MP camera and can record video in up to QVGA (320x240). This phone does not have a front facing camera.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz dual core processor and 0.1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 23 out of 100.
The Asha 230 has an estimated battery life of around 11 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1020mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Asha 230 comes with 0.256GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage.
The Asha 230 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). This phone does not have Wi-Fi.
This phone is dual SIM which enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Asha 230 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is also able to integrate with Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
Nokia's Asha 230 offers more than the basic handsets and, at £55, fills a gap in the market for an entry-level, touchscreen phone, but its lack of 3G stops it just short of being able to be considered a fully-fledged smartphone.