Anonymous, 05 May 2012I bought it, I am using it, and I am loving it.
But, let's face the facts. I agree, this ph... moreNo harm in criticizing any product, let alone a Nokia Asha 302, as long as one understands the parameters of the product in question.
Everyone wants (or desires) the Asha 302 to be different, especially because it is "competing" with other more popular phones. Reason? At this point in time the "popular phone" seems to be revolving around the following formula:
Touchscreen + Android = Smartphone
Now, my contention is that one could still have a simple, durable and reliable phone (like the Nokia C3 or Asha 302) WITHOUT the need for a touchscreen or Android OS for that matter. Heck, I would say, Nokia should continue with its KISS formula:
Keep + It + Simple = Success
Nokia has been renowned for its simple, durable phones in countries like India (much in the same way that Toyota earned its early reputation the world over for cheaper yet reliable cars).
Why, for instance, did the Nokia C3-00 win Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone at the GSMA Awards 2012 in Barcelona, when there were many competitive "touchscreen + android" smartphones within a similar budget? Clearly, the jury appreciated the C3 as a simple, durable and effective phone.
When I buy a phone, I would prefer any which day a reliable and durable phone with 15-20 essential features, rather than a delicate touchscreen phone with hundreds of features, but which drains the battery because of a power hungry OS.
Not to say that Android touchscreen phones are not great (I may even end up buying one in the future), but it is good to know that Nokia still believes in making the type of budget phones that earned its reputation: Simple and reliable. And the award winning Nokia C3 is a testimony to this reputation.
guy's, buying this phone is waste of money coz this phone does not have OS... It's price in India is around 6000inr.... Instead of this phone you can buy galaxy pocket or galaxy y... Both are touch screen phones with android OS and of same price AND other features are almost same....
AnonD-36619, 05 May 2012this feature phone is ok...
but Nokia can release successful qwerty smartphone E5 model with... moreWhat a pleasant surprise, isn't it? That's exactly what I was talking about, that's exactly what this phone company has been doing over the years. To be honest with you, kind of frustrating sometimes.
Then, I realize that, hey!, may be, I am asking too much for "the phone company" just same as some people are asking too much for the budget phone like this one.
Then, I realize that, a company like Apple is not exactly the phone company like Nokia is. Apple is more like, "they are making the phones, but just same as their computers".
If CEO's confident is based on the legacy in the development countries, I shall say, hey!, I am not going to buy your prodcuts anymore until you give us something new!
But, once again, that's only me. If nokia lost one consumer today out of billions, they are not going to care anyway. That's exactly the international phone company is.
Thanks, Nokia. I hope we see you again! I promise I do take care of your baby phones like this one. Hahahahaha.
this feature phone is ok...
but Nokia can release successful qwerty smartphone E5 model with trackpad and 800 processor with name Asha 401 and dual sim version with Asha 402 for different markets without much change in design and even weight ... this smartphone would become instantaneous success when priced at same Rs. 8000 - 9000/- at this may 2012...
Misquitas, 04 May 2012To be honest, I have not bought the Nokia Asha 302, but plan to do so shortly. I normally avoi... moreI bought it, I am using it, and I am loving it.
But, let's face the facts. I agree, this phone does offer the essential feature as the budget phone. I agree, no one expect a sport feture for a microwave machines.
But, I DO expect something new on this phone or even a microwave machines, unless they are $20 made-in-china products And I do believe, so as a crtics of nokia's asha 302.
(my friend said, his phone was quite new for him as it can offer him a basic features like a call and a text messaging despite of the fact that it costs only $20!)
If you already have C3, you probably notice, there is nothing very new except old fashioned business style like, changing CPU.
Perhaps you would say, or even I myself said before, "get a real! It is too much to ask for the budget phone like this one" But, I still admit as some people complain about this phone, there is still something missing on this very phone.
If nokia's CEO or even blackberry's CEO think, changing the OS would do the jobs for them just because they still have a lead on the development countries. I must say, they are wrong. And never ever beat the companies like apple or even samsong again. A OS shall be the new because it offers us something new! Not a OS itself.
That's what I am worried about as I've seen what nokia's doing for their own baby phones like this one right now. May be, I am the only one saying that. Thanks.
saturn, 04 May 2012does it support skype....?No skype but voip. You can google it.
hallo guys,i just used this phon from 1 month,its working so fine,its longest bettery,nice sound,powerful ringtone and also internet speed is so fast,i really like it and also u can easily buy this without any hasitation
anonymous, 02 May 2012how can i access my sms messages,this phone its quiet problematic if you want to search for yo... moreumlike some of the new Nokia's you have to switch between the conversation view or inbox view. Both are not visible at the same time. Its not the best of course but its something I can live with considering the other features of this phone.
Debaashish, 03 May 2012I like, Melvyn, the way you have explained the need for a simple and durable cell phone. I cou... moreTo be honest, I have not bought the Nokia Asha 302, but plan to do so shortly. I normally avoid phones when they are hot off the oven. Reason? They are invariably priced the highest and the rates drop significantly within the next few months.
At present, I'm using the Nokia X2-01 (qwerty) and if people consider the Asha 302 a dumb-phone, the Nokia X2-01 could well be classified as "pre-historic".
By then, not many would want to admit that "dumbphones" can and do offer the necessary/essential/useful features, most used by most people most of the time. Consider the following features present/available in my Nokia X2-01:
It plays music.
It has radio.
It has games.
It has an alarm.
It sends and receives clear calls.
It sends and receives text messages.
It has a physical QWERTY keypad.
It has a simple interface.
It has an alarm/calandar/calculator.
It can check email.
It has bluetooth/Wi-fi/3G facilities.
It has a basic camera.
It does NOT have a touch screen.
It is rugged and durable.
What more would I want from a phone? After all, critics of Nokia Asha 302 should remember that it is, after all, a phone. Or maybe, people are expecting it to sport features of a microwave oven (given the fact that a phone, after all, also deals with radio waves).
this is good phone......cheap price and that phone have many feature...if u think this is not good or something else pls buy an expensive phone.......this phone will help to develop manythings...coz its cheap price and i think this phone will be rock soon!!! Best wishes for this phone thanks nokia
If this is some kind of C6 then i can also do some tweak to make it multitask. I think it's a good phone but i have a question for all of you guys Nokia asha 302 (i can make it multitask with free net) or Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 (and i can root this one with free net also vpn and have a full control over the system.)
Hai frenz!! I have been a Nokia User for quite long time (Model 3310 to N8). One thing i am inferred from my long term association with Nokia is : The handsets manufactured in Chinese Plants (Boxes with Made in China) are of worst quality and the performance is unreliable and fast detoriating one (voice breaking, call droppings, showing full signal but our voice not heard by the receiving end etc). Handsets made in other country is excellent. I request Nokia authorities to look into it.
misquitas, 28 Apr 2012 I am rather surprised by the hostile comments (in many websites) on the Nokia Asha 302. Ag... moreI like, Melvyn, the way you have explained the need for a simple and durable cell phone. I couldn't agree more with you. I presume you have bought or are using Asha 302. If yes, what's been your experience with this phone? Would you mind dissecting it feature-wise purely from a user's perspective?