With neither Wi-Fi nor 3G built in, and with a screen measuring just 2.4-inches and offering a mere 240 x 320 pixels, web browsing isn't what the Nokia Asha 201 excels at.
Still, Nokia tries, providing both its own browser and Opera Mini. Out of the box the latter is linked to from the apps area, and the former from the home page.
Using Nokia's own browser it wasn't possible to load the full version of the TechRadar home page, so thank goodness for the mobile version. At least the mobile version loaded fairly quickly - just a second or two per page. And it formats well in the screen.
Switching over to Opera Mini gave us more scope. Opera Mini comes complete with a range of shortcuts built in.
It took Opera Mini 30 seconds to load the full version of the TechRadar home page on the Nokia Asha 201, although you won't be surprised to learn that it was impossible to read anything without zooming.
Getting around web pages for reading requires a lot of scrolling and zooming action, and pages in general load slowly.
If you fancy streaming video, then you aren't going to be too happy with the Nokia Asha 201. It refused to stream videos from YouTube for us. Nor, perhaps unsurprisingly, was it happy generally streaming embedded video.
Really, this isn't a handset for web fans at all - which won't surprise you for the price.