Nokia Asha 201 review

No 3G or Wi-Fi - can the Asha survive in today's world?

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Nokia asha 201 review

With a camera that's capable of shooting stills at just 2MP and that lacks a flash, you can't really expect a great deal by way of capability on the Nokia Asha 201.

And indeed there are limited features, although at least you can get to the features via a single menu accessed using the left softkey.

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CLOSE UP: Fairly close in, on a bright day, this photo looks fine on the handset, though it might not pass muster as your main desktop image.

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NIGHT: At night the camera really struggles, with little ability to cope with low light conditions.

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MOVING: You don't want to shoot a moving subject since there just isn't the shutter speed to cope with it. Fortunately Tiddles held fairly still for us.

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NEGATIVE:You can have a bit of fun with negative shooting mode.

Video

Nokia asha 201 review

Video shooting on the Nokia Asha 201 is limited to a mere 176 x 144 pixels and 10 frames per second, so you really can't expect much of anything at all. Our sample videos show this quite amply.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandDual Band
Input MethodQWERTY
TouchscreenNo
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANNo
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory10 MB
Built-in FlashNo
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE
GPS ReceiverNo
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyAsha
Cellular Generation2.75G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 900, GSM 1800
Rear Camera Resolution2 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourGraphite
Operating SystemProprietary OS
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time7 Hour
Product Model201
Screen Size6.1 cm (2.4")
Screen Resolution320 x 240
Weight (Approximate)105 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS, China RoHS, REACH
Maximum Video Resolution176 x 144
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Instant Messaging, Email
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density167 ppi
Height115.4 mm
Width61.1 mm
Depth14 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time888 Hour
ManufacturerNokia
Product NameAsha 201 Cellular Phone
Product LineAsha
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part NumberA00004279
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Marketing InformationReady to take on the world

What are you waiting for? The Asha range has everything you need to keep you in the know - surf faster, be super-social, play everywhere and explore everything. Live your life, your way.

Limited Warranty2 Year