Nokia Asha 308 is a dual-SIM smartphone just like the Asha 305. In fact, these two phones are so similar that for some moment I had to scratch my head to find out why Nokia felt compelled to build the Nokia Asha 308. Although there are a few other differences like the Asha 308 featuring a multi-touch capacitive display bettering the resistive display on the Nokia Asha 305, but I believe doubling the RAM capacity was key in the making of the Nokia Asha 308.
Nokia Asha 305 was built at a time when Asha Touch phones were regarded as feature phones, but with their new smartphone tag it makes sense to upgrade the hardware to fit the new status, hence more RAM and a better display.
A low cost dual-SIM Smartphone
Nokia Asha 308 features dual-SIM, dual-standby and supports all the usual standard features of Nokia dual-SIM phones like hot-swappable SIM, which enables you swap the secondary SIM without turning off the phone with support for up to five SIM cards.
The phone runs the light Asha Touch OS on a powerful 1GHz processor and 64MB RAM, so it is bound to be responsive. It comes bundled with 40 free EA games and with a powerful processor and multi-touch capacitive display, the Nokia Asha 308 will be great for gaming.
3.0-inch Touchscreen & Modest Camera
Asha 308 features a 3.0-inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels (155ppi). Multi-touch is a major plus that the Nokia Asha 308 brings to the table. It has a modest 2.0 megapixels camera with QVGA video recording.
Network, Data, Internet browsing, Connectivity
Nokia Asha 308 features dual-band GSM with GPRS/EDGE data support. The lack of 3G is a major weakness of the Asha 308. This means you can’t stream video. However, the twin of Asha 308, the Nokia Asha 309 features video streaming over Wi-Fi.
Nokia Asha 308 also features Bluetooth 3.0 and Micro USB 2.0 with USB charging support. It comes with the new Nokia Xpress browser, which uses cloud based data compression to reduce data costs online.
Price & Availability
Nokia Asha 308 is currently available in Nigeria. Nokia Asha 308 Price in Nigeria ranges from N16,500 to N18,000 depending on your location.
Specifications of Nokia Asha 308:
- Nokia Series 40 OS (Asha Touch)
- 1GHz Processor
- 64MB RAM, 128MB ROM
- Storage: 2GB included, supports up to 32GB memory card
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Colours: Black/Golden
- GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
- Stereo FM Radio
- Java MIDP 2.1
- email/push email/IM
- Music player (MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, WAV)
- Video player (AVC, Mpeg4, WMV, 3GPP)
- Nokia Chat, Windows Live Messenger, Facebook Chat, Twitter, MySpace, GTalk
- Photo editor
- WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML browser
- USB Charging
- Weight: 103.6g
- Dimension: 109.9 x 54.0 x 13.0mm
- Battery capacity: 1110 mAh
- Standby: 600 hours
- Talktime: 17 hours
- Music Playback: 40 hours
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