Nokia 301 is a new exciting low cost feature phone from Nokia. The most exciting feature of this phone is its 3.5G support, which will bring high speed internet to a lot more people in the developing world. It also comes with a modern camera with lots of cool features, social media support, HD voice for crystal clear calls, great battery life, and is available in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants.
Fast Internet on Low Cost Hardware
At an expected price of around 13,500 Naira, Nokia 301 is probably the cheapest 3.5G mobile phone from Nokia. This means more mobile consumers in Nigeria and the rest of Africa can now enjoy faster browsing and some modern mobile services like video streaming on their mobile phone.
To Nokia, fast internet should not break your bank; this is why the Nokia 301 will come with Nokia’s cloud compression browser, the Xpress browser. The Nokia Xpress browser compresses your browser traffic by up to 90% on Nokia’s super fast servers, reducing your internet cost.
Nokia 301 comes pre-loaded with social media and instant messaging apps like Facebook, Twitter, eBuddy, and Whatsapp. It also comes with Microsoft Exchange for syncing your emails, calendar, and contacts.
Nokia 301 is a feature phone and runs the Nokia Series 40 platform on 64MB RAM. The phone also comes with 256MB user memory with support for up to 32GB microSD slot. Nokia 301 will be available in single SIM and dual-SIM variants.
Display & Camera
Nokia spent quite some time describing the features of the camera on the Nokia 301. The camera offers 3.2 megapixels resolution but comes with some cool features. For example the camera comes with a self-portrait feature that uses voice prompts to guide you when you want to take a photo of yourself so you position yourself properly for the shot.
Nokia 301 also comes with a self-timer that enables you to easily take photos of yourself with other people and sequential shots, which enables you take 3 to 5 shots at a time and allow you pick the perfect one.
Nokia 301 has a 2.4-inch display with 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA) resolution.
Price & Availability
Nokia 301 will be available in Q2, 2013. Based on Nokia’s estimated price of 65 EUR (before tax and subsidies), we expect the Nokia 301 price to be around N13,500.
Nokia 301 Specs
- Weight: 100.5g
- Dimensions: 114 x 50 x 12.5 mm
- Storage: 256MB user memory
- Up to 32GB MicroSD Slot
- 2.4-inch Display (320 x 240 pixels, 166ppi)
- 3.2MP Camera with QVGA Video
- fixed focus, Sequential Shots, Panorama, self-portrait, 3x digital zoom
- Series 40 Platform
- 64MB RAM
- Mini SIM (Normal SIM)
- Colours: yellow, cyan, magenta, white and black
- Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, eBuddy
- GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- WCDMA 900/2100 MHz or 850/1900MHz
- HSPA up to 7.2Mbps
- Nokia Xpress Browser
- Nokia Slam: easily share content with friends
- Up to 2000 contacts
- Cellular Positioning
- Chat, EMail, & Social Networking
- FM Radio with RDS
- Music/Video Player
- Video Editting
- Bluetooth 3.0
- USB 2.0
- USB Charging
- 1200mAH Battery Capacity
- 6 Hours Talktime (3G)
- 936 Hours Standby Time