Asha 201 - £30
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Nokia Asha 201
The Nokia Asha 201 is one of the least expensive ways to get your hands on a phone with a QWERTY keyboard. It is an entry-level music and messaging device aimed predominantly at the pre-teen market.
This phone has a 2.4 inch touchscreen that displays in 167PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Asha 201 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 201 has an estimated battery life of around 8 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1420mAh (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 201 comes with 0.01GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage.
The Asha 201 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). This phone is not compatible with Wi-Fi or 3G.
The Asha 201 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It comes with the Nokia 'Social' app installed which aims to link together updates from Facebook, Twitter, Orkut and Flickr. The Asha 201 also supports social messaging app WhatsApp. Its usefulness as a social media device is somewhat compromised, however, by its lack of Wi-Fi and 3G, meaning that web browsing is slow at best.
The Nokia Asha 201 fills a gap in the market for a decent, entry-level messaging phone with a QWERTY keyboard. It offers slightly more functionality that the most basic handsets, but not enough to be considered a rival to the entry level Android smartphones that arrive on the scene at around the £80 mark. That said, there is much to be praised in a phone that enabes you to Tweet, update your status and share media with your friends for less than £30.