The Asha series has a collection of Symbian S40 operating system based touch and type feature phones. Most of these phones are relatively inexpensive and suits the requirements of users in the emerging economies as India and China. Nokia Asha 200 is one such handset and boasts dual SIM carrying capabilities. Nokia 200 has targeted the users who need to swap SIM cards for personal and professional reasons. The SIM manager of the phone would facilitate users to personalize user profiles to up to five SIM cards at a time. It is certain that Nokia Asha 200 is quite a promising Asha series phone. It also has a solid built, many built-in social networking features, games, TFT touch-screen and a full QWERTY keyboard for ease of use and managing. The other phones belonging to the Asha series are Nokia Asha 201 and Nokia Asha 303. Nokia Asha 200 price is expected to be below Rs. 5000 INR and it is expected to officially arrive in the fourth quarter of 2012.[ + ] Read Nokia Asha 200 Review
Nokia Asha 200 is a mono-block device which has a wide TFT color touch display with 240 X 320 pixels resolution and 256 K colors capability. There is beneath it a full QWERTY keypad. This Nokia device operates on Symbian (series 40) operating system and delivers as per user’s expectations. The stylish mono-block device seems durable, has well spaced keys and also sports many shortcuts for apps particularly social networking apps and accessing music player, FM radio etc. It physically measures 115.4 mm, 61.1 mm and 14 mm in length, width and thickness respectively and weighs as much as 105 grams. The phone shall be selling in exciting color range of Graphite, Green, Blue, Aqua, Pearl White, Light Pink, Pink and Orange colors.
Nokia Asha 200 boasts a good quality media player and also has an integrated stereo FM radio. The audio quality as heard on its speakers and via standard 3.5 mm AV connector is quite satisfying. Nokia Asha 201, however, has better audio and sound features. It supports vibration, polyphonic (64) and MP3 ringtones. The best privilege that Nokia Asha 200 gives to its users is a music playback time of as long as 52 hours.
The multimedia functionality of an inexpensive Nokia phone as Nokia Asha 200 is more about its music and sound features rather than camera features. Henceforth, Nokia Asha 200 has a 2 mega pixels fixed focus camera that produces decent results.
Nokia Asha 200 claims to have an in built memory of 32 MB but allows huge memory expansion of up to 32 GB with aid of a compatible micro SD card. It can save phonebook entries, photocalls, text messages and other important data and also manage enough call records.
Thepower management capabilities of Nokia Asha 200 battery rated at 1430 mAh is ought to be good. It can deliver 7 hours of talk time and 552 hours of standby time easily.
Nokia Asha 200 boasts a Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE network connection and an advanced WAP 2.0/HTML/xHTML browser. Nokia Asha 200 does not facilitate navigation via GPS as it lacks one. The data consumption on the phone is not much and quite affordable even if full-fledged data services are availed.
Nokia Asha 200 facilitates mailing, messaging and social networking a great deal. The phone even has shortcuts for accessing the related apps and features. An email client that supports email attachment and multiple protocols is available with Nokia Asha 200. It also supports SMS, MMS and Instant Messaging.
There is automatic switching of GSM bands on two SIM cards of Nokia Asha 200 and that makes manageability of this phone quite easy. It has support of dual band operating frequencies of 900/1800 MHz over GSM network for operation and functioning.
Nokia Asha 200 is a simple Symbian based Nokia device that has a set of in built interesting games to keep its users amused.
Nokia Asha 200 would be a good bet for those who need a stylish dual SIM phone with QWERTY keypad. It shall be out in a whole range of bold and bright colors to attract buyers. It is dual SIM device that comes with an efficient SIM manager that could customize and personalize up to five user profiles. One can also easy swap between two SIM cards. This latest Nokia offerings boasts some really cool and impressive features. It is based on operating system, the Symbian series 40. The phone is good at power management and saves lot of its battery power besides delivering enough talk time, music playback time and stand by time with its 1430 mAh battery. Nokia Asha 200 has built in social networking and mobile internet features and applications, games, enhanced stereo FM radio, loudspeakers, media player, 2 mega-pixels camera, expandable memory to up to 32 GB, Bluetooth and USB support. It even has shortcuts to access Instant messaging and music based features.
Nokia Asha 200 fits the parameters set by certain individuals. It is a Symbian-based feature phone at the end of the day and would be rejected by lovers of smartphones and enthusiastic gamers. It catches attention instantly because of its bright and vivid colors but remains a feature phone with limited features and restricted performance potential. All its features might not seem useful to all kinds of users. It lacks even a commonly found organizer and GPS receiver. The QWERTY keypad of Nokia Asha 200 is not as good as that of a branded smartphone. The tactile feel of a good QWERTY keypad is completely missing. The phone also hangs in middle when many apps are simultaneously opened and used. It lacks Wi Fi and 3 G connectivity and is a simple GSM/GPRS/EDGE device. Nokia Asha 200 also puts off the user willing to have a nice camera in their handset. It just has an average 2 megapixel camera whose results, are quite obviously, not very impressive. Nokia Asha 200 needs to carve a niche amidst its potential buyers and prospective users and also resist the competition before becoming a successful Nokia launch.[ - ] collapse
Nokia Asha 200 General
|Global Status||Available. Released 2011, December|
Nokia Asha 200 Standard Battery Features
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1430 mAh (BL-5J)|
|Talk Time||Up to 7 h (2G)|
|StandBy Time||Up to 552 h (2G)|
Nokia Asha 200 Camera Features
Nokia Asha 200 Sound Settings
|Ringtones||Vibration, Polyphonic(64), MP3 ringtones|
Nokia Asha 200 Connectivity Options
|2GNetworkBands||GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
Nokia Asha 200 Additional Features
|JAVA Type||MIDP 2.1|