Asha 210 - £50
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Nokia Asha 210
The Nokia Asha 210 is an entry-level smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard that aims to bring easy social media connectivity to this end of the market. It even has a dedicated button on the front that can be configured to launch WhatsApp, Facebook or Twitter directly.
This phone has a 2.4 inch screen that displays in 169PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Asha 210 has a 2MP 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 210 has an estimated battery life of around 12 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1200mAh (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 210 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 210 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and it has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. This phone does not support 3G.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Asha 210 Dual) 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 Nokia Asha 210 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. The 210's stand out feature is its WhatsApp connectivity which gives the owners free lifetime usage of the social messaging app. The 210 is further able to integrate with social media via the built in Facebook and Twitter Apps. Its Nokia 'Slam' tool also means that it can transfer data to other Slam devices simply by bringing them into contact.
Nokia's Asha 210 is primarily aimed at the younger market and is a good budget choice for enthusiastic users of social media that are looking for instant messaging without the need for a monthly contract. The lack of 3G, however, somewhat compromises the practicality of this phone as a social networking device.