Nokia Asha 200 and Asha 201 are affordable messaging phones from Nokia. They are the cheapest members of Nokia’s Asha line. Nokia Asha 201/200 are a good replacement for the old Nokia C3, if you can ignore their lack of Wi-Fi support. They both feature long battery life, QWERTY keyboard, FM radio with recording, messaging and social media support, and are based on the Nokia series 40 operating system. Although both phones are similar in size and weight, they are not entirely the same. Nokia Asha 200 is a dual-SIM phone and Nokia Asha 201 is not.
Affordable Messaging Phones
Nokia Asha 200 and Asha 201 features full QWERTY keyboards for fast and easy typing of your messages and updates. They come with support for Social networking, instant messaging, and email. You can create shortcuts to your favourite email, social networking, and IM services, giving you one click access to your communications.
Nokia Asha 201 comes with Facebook Chat and WhatsApp per-installed. However, it is not clear whether the same will be the case for the Nokia Asha 200, but you can always download these and more Apps at the Nokia Ovi Store. Nokia 201 will also feature the Nokia Life Tools.
Display & Camera
Nokia Asha 200 and Asha 201 come with 2.4-inch QVGA (320×240 pixels) display rendering 262,000 colours for a crisp view. Like most QWERTY key phones, the width is longer than the length. Both phones feature a modest 2.0 megapixels camera with 4X digital zoom and 176 x 144 pixels video recording.
Nokia Asha 200: a QWERTY key phone with dual-SIM
Nokia Asha 200 is a dual-SIM phone. Like most Nokia dual-SIM phones, Asha 200 features dual-standby capability (meaning you can receive calls on both SIMs without switching). It can also store and remember settings for up to five SIMs, making it possible for users to assign unique ringtones, name, logo, and other settings to each SIM.
Nokia Asha 200 has a hot swappable secondary-SIM, making in it easy for users to remove and insert a SIMs from the secondary SIM slot without any need to switch of the phone.
Network, Data, Internet browsing, Connectivity
Nokia Asha 200 and Asha 201 are dualband GSM phones with data support on the GPRS and EDGE. They both feature Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and USB 2.0.
Nokia Asha 200/201 feature the new Nokia browser with its efficient browsing system that saves data usage and cost. The built-in browser compresses web pages on Nokia’s high-speed servers before rendering them on your phone offering a cheaper web access up to 90% savings according to Nokia.
Price and availability
Nokia Asha 200 and Nokia Asha 201 are available in Nigeria. The Nokia Asha 200 price ranges from N10,400 to N14,500, while Nokia Asha 201 price ranges from N12,500 to N14,500 depending on store or your location in Nigeria. You can buy at online stores in Nigeria like Jumia
Other features and specifications of Nokia Asha 200/201:
- Nokia Series 40 OS
- 32MB RAM, 64MB ROM
- Dual-SIM, Dual Standby (Nokia Asha 200 only)
- Hot-swappable secondary SIM (Nokia Asha 200 only)
- Storage: supports up to 32GB memory card (hot swappable)
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Colours: Pink, Aqua, Green, Blue, Orange, Graphite, Light Pink, White
- GSM dual-band (900, 1800 MHz)
- Stereo FM Radio with FM recording
- Java MIDP 2.1
- email/push email/IM
- Music player (MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, WAV)
- Video player (AVC, Mpeg4, WMV, 3GPP)
- Flash Lite 3.0
- Photo editor
- WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML browser
- Battery capacity: 1320 mAh
- Standby: 888 hours
- Talktime: 7 hours
- Music: 52 hours
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