Asha 205 - £35
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Nokia Asha 205
The Nokia Asha 205 is a Facebook orientated mobile phone with a QWERTY keyboard. It has a dedicated button for launching your news feed, enables you to update your status straight from the phone's home screen and gives you the option to sync your contacts, messages and photos directly with the site.
This phone has a 2.4 inch screen that displays in 167PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Asha 205 has a 0.3MP camera and can record video in up to QCIF (176 x 144). This phone does not have a front facing camera.
Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 10 out of 100.
The Asha 205 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 205 comes with 0.064GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage.
The Asha 205 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). This phone does not have 3G or Wi-Fi.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Asha 205 Dual SIM) that 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 205 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. As well as Facebook and Twitter, the 205 also comes with eBuddy installed, an app that brings together Microsoft Messenger, Google Talk, Facebook Chat and Yahoo! Messenger. It also has Nokia 'Slam', a tool that enables it to transfer data to other Slam devices simply by bringing them into contact.
Nokia's Asha 205 is aimed primarily at the 16-25 market who want social networking, but without a monthly contract. It offers more than the basic handsets and, at £35, fills a gap in the market for an entry-level, social media orientated device, but due to its lack of 3G it stops just short of being a fully-fledged smartphone.