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

We've mentioned several times the lack of 3G and Wi-Fi on the Nokia Asha 201. We might be able to live without one of the pair, but to have both missing really does hamper the phone.

Any connected activity, from browsing the web to picking up email and even checking your Facebook, takes a bit longer than it could. And you'll have to pay for every bit of data you use without Wi-Fi onboard to assist.

So we should be thankful for Bluetooth, we suppose.

Nokia asha 201 review

Nokia rates the battery as good for up to 52 hours of music playback, seven hours of 2G talk and 888 hours on standby.

We charged our phone on a Friday morning and by the following Tuesday it was down to three bars. In that time it had been on standby, including overnight. We'd made about 15 minutes of phone calls, spent 15 minutes shooting videos and photos, listened to half an hour of music, sent a few texts and done a small amount of web browsing.

Most people ought to get a couple of days between charges without an issue.


Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandDual Band
Input MethodQWERTY
Wireless LANNo
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
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
Product NameAsha 201 Cellular Phone
Product LineAsha
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part NumberA00004279
Manufacturer Website Address
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