if I am to buy a phone mainly for music playback and as a secondary phone , should I buy the Nokia 301 or the Nokia Asha 501 , note that I already have an old 2010 classic phone similar to the 301 in specs but I kind of get bored from this old phone and I have an android smartphone so the Asha being a touchscreen phone is not a wow factor for me , I am only asking which is better in terms of sound quality using headphones ( iLuv headphones ) , music playback time and general experiences. I want it to stay solid and firm no matter how many times I remove the back cover and lasts for years , also want to know if the Asha 210 is better than the 301 ???
My nokia doesnt show any symbol when i m in roaming, is there somw setting for this or this is a prblm with this handset?
+ It can be connected easily with any laptop via USB cable data. Transferring pictures/songs/data (NO need Nokia 301 driver) or using it as modem on the go (for this, you need Nokia 301 driver installed) is easier than before.
+ The battery is charged via USB so I can use my Blackberry one to charge Nokia 301
- I hope the both SIM cards support 3,5G :(
Just bought on Jan,5 2014.
+ Recommended for any who want just a simple TYPE phone with 3,5G (sim 1 only). I decided to have one because I feel I can phone/text/surf/even email quickly by using TYPE phone rather tahn TOUCH phone. I use it often while driving :-))
+ The Design. Although it duplicates the Lumia design, it fits. Simple yet Professional.
+/- The Hardware and The Software. It's similar with other basic Nokia phones. Not so much different, you can notice. It can be + or - thou.
- The material of phone, plastic. I have no comment. I suggest that Nokia should use little bit high plastic quality as Nokia 301 is a bit expensive. What make me disappointed is only the plastic covering the lens.
My ratting 5/10.
Pawandeep , 07 Jan 2014I Purchased nokia 301 on 14/11/2013.I visited nokia care centre 8 times and submitted my phone... morebut why does my nokia 301 is doing well and how come urs have so many problems encountered?..it must have been w factory defects???
Can anyone tell me whether you can increase the font menu. You have to select the phone to my dad and I need something with big letters on the menu, phonebook, etc.
Talk and standby times are estimates only. Actual times are affected by, for example, network conditions, device settings, features being used, battery condition, and temperature.
I Purchased nokia 301 on 14/11/2013.I visited nokia care centre 8 times and submitted my phone 2 times. Blank screen(White) is a huge problem in this phone. nokia is not replacing my phone. now I think about a legal action against nokia.Nokia is now third class company in phone market.
swapped my white nokia 301 to blackberry curve 9220...for observation!
Anon, 06 Jan 2014seriously people go for C2-01 much better and can use ovi suite, give this brick a miss. c2-01 is already phased-out my friend...so u got no choice but to opt for 301, 208, 207 or 206 or the incoming 515!
seriously people go for C2-01 much better and can use ovi suite, give this brick a miss.
Probably the worst phone ive ever had ... Cannot hold a signal to save its life
Mine doesn't work with my PC Suit, it is even difficult to find compatible themes outside nokia stores, doesn't support WhatsApp, and has a relatively weak battery when compared with other Nokia Phones.
The only positives are the 4GB External Memory and Dual Sim Capabilities.
Nokia 301 Im using for 01 months maximum time becomes hang, suddenly switched off. my practical experience with this mobile is really bad, Im thinking to change my mobile.
Bought the phone last august and battery sucks big time.
It went all lights out 2nd week of december, availed for the warranty and it turned out the software was outdated, they updated to the latest version. It was my impression that battery life would improve but still nothing really changed. I'm done with the unit and sold it at 40% off from the original price.
Ramborums, 29 Dec 2013The worst Nokia has ever made. Transfer of contacts from older Nokia phone (C5) does not work... moreI have been able to connect my Nokia 301 through PC suite via bluetooth. It works.
Contacts can be copied from another nokia phone with bluetooth connection. There is an option 'copy from device' inside sync and backup heading. I've used that also.