In the Philippines, it's available in Greenhills bridgeway stores, 3,500 Php for the Nokia 301 - dual sim, all colors
MisterBean64, 09 Jun 2013I agree with you. I am also waiting for a simple, classic keyboard and no nonsense phone. I do... moreIf you want a phone just for calling and texting. Just buy a Nokia 206. It's been proven to have better reception and voice quality than 301 and it also has a way better keypad. If you're a thinking guy P1000 difference should matter to you.
Filipino Idiot, 09 Jun 2013Ever since product marketing has been invented, there will always be lies embedded on them. ... moreWell nice spiel , but the battery life is not 30days as suggested, try 1-2 days, my oldie still goes for 4. whats different than the old 2007 S40 that makes it die within 2 days?. As for the Dpad it's made for girl fingers not happy.
Henry, 07 Jun 2013this model is available in cmk store, just type cmk in your browser and you can see their websitehere in the Philippines, I think this model will be available this week in some sm stores, maybe php200.00 cheaper than cmk store
MisterBean64, 09 Jun 2013I agree with you. I am also waiting for a simple, classic keyboard and no nonsense phone. I do... moreMy unit is dual sim. I bought this last Thursday, fully charged it the same day, and only lost 1 bar today which is a Monday.
Take note that I only use this for calls and text messages.
Obviously Stand-by specs are opposite from 2g to 3g, doesn't seems right!
Stand-by Up to 888 h (2G) / Up to 936 h (3G)
I think dual sim for this handset isn't smart. This phone must be available with single sim.
I do not expect 888h either but only 10minutes of talk time and the battery life last only less than 2days, I call that an advertising fraud even their Lumia last longer than that.
Filipino Idiot, 09 Jun 2013Ever since product marketing has been invented, there will always be lies embedded on them.
... moreI agree with you. I am also waiting for a simple, classic keyboard and no nonsense phone. I do not expect 888h of stand by battery life but I just don't want to worry about battery charge every two days.
What about your phone's battery life ?
Thks in advance.
VoiceQuality, 08 Jun 2013In few words, after reading many comments at gsmarena and at nokia forums, we can say nokia 30... moreYou're welcome ;-)
In addition, I was considering getting another 301 phone for further tests ... but other users already did it (see Nokia forum thread http://discussions.nokia.com/t5/Asha-and-other-Nokia-Series-30/Nokia-301-short-battery-life-gt-H-icon-always-on/td-p/1908754/page/3 ) and experienced the same problem a second time. That deterred me from doing so.
Ever since product marketing has been invented, there will always be lies embedded on them.
I've never believed and relied on everything that is being said about a product until I've experienced it.
So when it comes to battery life, I don't mind if what is being marketed is different from the actual performance. It's obviously bloated.
To people complaining about it, just stop. If you want a phone where you can do all those social networking crap endlessly without battery issues, buy the overly hyped touch phones.
I bought this phone to replace my 6300 which is having issues with network reception in my area.
And being the thinking person that I am, I don't need to use garbage like facebook, twitter, youtube, whatsapp, etc. All I need is a basic phone that I can use to contact the people that are important to me.
I have not yet explored the whole of it, but overall I am satisfied.
The keypad is great for blind texting. I am overly pissed by idiots walking slowly in front of me while texting on their touch phones. With this great keypad, you can text blindly and efficiently.
It receives text messages and calls efficiently, check. I can hear the voice of anyone whom Im talking with, check. I have an alarm clock that I can use to wake me up, check. I have a calculator if my mind gets idiotic like most of the smart phone users, check. I have a music player and radio, check.
So what else can a thinking person ask for?
This is a classic nokia phone that caters to those who prefers no nonsense. There may be a few bugs here and there but it is really good to be old school in these times of phones getting smarter and smarter than their consumers.
In few words, after reading many comments at gsmarena and at nokia forums, we can say nokia 301 has 2 main problems:
- short battery duration
- low voice quality
- The battery duration seems to be shorter than in some old nokia phones (that still work), and much shorter than the value promised in the model specifications.
- The voice quality seems to be lower than in nokia 206 (a 2g phone), that is shocking if we have in mind that nokia 301 is a 3.5 hdvoice phone (according to the model specifications).
The cause could be a problem in software and/or in hardware. Anyway, the question everybody is asking is: Why has nokia launched a still-not-ready phone? Defects in battery duration and in voice quality are too important to be ignored.
And those two questions take us to an even more important question: Why nokia is not giving any explanation on this problems? The only official explanation we can see at nokia forums is something like "we are studing the problems" or "give us more information on the problems".
In my opinion, that is not a good communication policy from a company. Opacity is not the way. Companies should keep a permanent conversation with society, with citizens. It looks like they have STILL not read "the cluetrain manifesto" (written in 1999).
P.S Thanks to MisterBean64 for all his comments and information (he is giving us much more information than nokia).
Unfortunatly there are some major issues with at least part of the Nokia's 301, including mine. It lasts even less than an old 6300, while according to the specifications it would last about 2 to 4 times longer. Read this:
MisterBean64, 07 Jun 2013Well. Some people in the world do not have access to Nokia 301 while those who can buy it expe... moreI kind of agree, back to my old 2009 Trusty! I'm not impressed with the last few years, lets hope some better builds, and faster processors come along. Samsung are pushing them out like babies.
It's a single SIM. It seems that all the reported battery life problems deal with single SIM phones.
By the way,dual SIM phones are not available yet in my area.
guys could you please tell me audio quality and battery problems are with the dual sim version or single sim version phone?