Rafi, 29 Apr 2012Melvyn...you said itThanks for your vote of confidence. The Nokia 302 is not as bad as many make it out to be. As mentioned in my initial observation of the 302 (I am yet to test the product) from internet data and reviews, it may not have everything, but it certainly seems to have a little of everything. A great option for a cheap, rugged and reliable phone for the developing world.
misquitas, 28 Apr 2012
I am rather surprised by the hostile comments (in many websites) on the Nokia Asha 302. Ag... moreWow, great review! I wish I could review this phone like that.
By the way, I am not a nokia employee but I would take a job if they offer me the one. Hahahahaha.
AnonD-38430, 29 Apr 2012I have not understand this.. Plz tell clearlyOh, my bad. "You can NOT take it back".
1) As he mentioned, a screen filter can reduce the brigthness at some extent. But, the problem is that, you can not test it in the dark area when you buy it, can you?
2) Let's say, its ok in the dark area. But, one month later, probably you notice its still too bright. That's exactly what happened to me. I asked my friend. He told me not to use the phone like that.
AnonD-38430, 29 Apr 2012Yeah ur doctor frend said true/ri8..
Just see my N70's example, in my ph i used to set bri... moreIf you use your phone like that everyday, I really would not recommend. May be, ok with one day or one week. But, you really don't know what's going to happen after one year or even one month.
May be, forgotton. But, it is still just same as PC monitor. You cannot watch your monitor in your bed like that, can you?
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2012But, you have to be extra careful. Once you put it, you can take it back especialy the money. I have not understand this.. Plz tell clearly
AnonD-38430, 29 Apr 2012Wow, nice idea..! screen filters can reduce screen brightness at some extentBut, you have to be extra careful. Once you put it, you can take it back especialy the money.
Anonymous, 28 Apr 2012Yeah, you're absolutely right. Its too bright. That's why I bought a screen filter so that I c... moreWow, nice idea..! screen filters can reduce screen brightness at some extent
Anonymous, 28 Apr 2012Yeah, you're absolutely right. Its too bright. That's why I bought a screen filter so that I c... moreYeah ur doctor frend said true/ri8..
Just see my N70's example, in my ph i used to set brightness at 10th level out of 100 at night time, so then i can comfortably watch at screen for approx 5-6 mins then again i feel uncomfortable to watch at 10th level bright screen,
so then i set it at 5th level, then again after 5-6 mins i feel uncomfortable,
then i set 1th level, but after 5-6 min i feel uncomfortable to watch at screen
so i think we should watch at ph screen for just few mins at dark places, if u want to use long then just put CFL or LED lights 'on' in ur room
According to this site,
Talk time: 7h
Standby: 707h (2g)
Standby: 830h (3g)
Talk time: 9h (2g)
Talk time: 5h50m (3g)
So, I would say, that's exactly nokia I know. They didn't change a bit.
May be, they did. But, obviously, its not good enough for most of us.
I am not sure I am answering your question. But, just get the one with 1yr gurantee card in it. That's a good one.
I am rather surprised by the hostile comments (in many websites) on the Nokia Asha 302. Agreed, it may not have the bells and whistles of a touch screen phone and yes, it may seem to have a "dated" operating system and interface, in comparison to an android system. But hey, not every phone user is desperate for a touch phone.
On the contrary, I know of quite a few people (like myself) who want a phone for two primary features -- calls and text messages. I may love technologically and aesthetically superior phones, but at the end of the day, I want a phone that does basic tasks (calls and text messages) and moreover, does them well. And if a physical QWERTY keypad does the job -- and does it as well or better than an onscreen virtual QWERTY keypad -- why would I not like the Nokia 302?
And by the way, it also helps when a phone is rugged, durable and can withstand the occasional fall. With a 4-yr-old daughter, I'm constantly afraid that my phone could accidentally fall on the ground and the first casualty could easily be the "delicate" touch screen. I am currently using a Nokia X2-01 which has fallen quite a few times. The back cover and the battery have popped out, but the Nokia X2-01 has worked just as fine whenever I put back the battery and close the cover. I'm not sure many touch screen phones within a price tag of Rs 6000 ($120) in India would survive such abuse.
Many will debunk the Asha 302 as an overpriced dumb (not smart) phone. But then, how many people actually use all, most or even some of all features offered in a phone? For me (and for a sizeable number of people), the follow features are essential in my phone:
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.
And guess what? The Nokia 302 checks all these requirements. And it looks pretty good (premium look) as well. The fact that the 302 comes from a respected manufacturer (and not a "here-today-gone-tomorrow" company), only enhances my respect for the Nokia 302, given the pan-India after-sales service.
Will it have bugs and snags? Of course, it could and any piece of technology is prone to snags. But then, I can always expect Nokia to update its firmware as and when necessary.
Will I miss multi-tasking on the Nokia 302? Of course, I would. But then, it is a desirable not an essential feature for me.
As I see it, when a phone offers (or promises to offer) everything, it could only mean two things. First, it will be highly priced (and beyond my means) and two, it lures the phone user to become an addict of the phone. When the phone takes over the life of its user, the user tends to live in a "phoney" world.
So, when a phone (like the Nokia 302 or even some physical QWERTY phones from other manufacturers) promises the essential (not necessary the desirable) features mentioned above, I am more than happy. Why? It is bound to be an affordable phone and secondly, I know I will use the Nokia 302 only when in need. After all, there is more to life than a little piece of telephony.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a Nokia employee but happen to be a journalist (40) based in Goa-India, who has an avid interest in technology and gadgets.
man o war, 28 Apr 2012I like it but the battery is not the kind that i know from nokia,pls i like to how to get good... moreI like the phone,but the battery can not last 10 hours that is not nokia i know pls how do i get a good one
I like it but the battery is not the kind that i know from nokia,pls i like to how to get good battery
AnonD-17191, 28 Apr 2012do not buy this phone even do not think about this phone..
worst ever phone waste of money
1) No volume con.
Yap. That's why I bought... You know what it is. Hahahahaha.
2) Wifi not working.
Working perfectly for me.
3) No brightness con.
Get a decent screen filter. And avoid using smartphone in the dark area especially before you sleep. It doesn't matter it has a brightness control or not from the first place.
4) Cheap material.
Some people like it, some people don't.
5) I would say, the short battery life too. It really sucks! Of course, I bought a extra li-ion charger.
That's exactly why some people should not buy a budget phone like this one as you said. There is always a catch especially in the cheap one, but just same as the expensive one like they "catch" your location all the time.
AnonD-38430, 28 Apr 2012Yeah.. biggest con of s40 phones is no option to adjust screen brightness.. Even cheap china m... moreYeah, you're absolutely right. Its too bright. That's why I bought a screen filter so that I can reduce the light little bit. So far, so good. Another extra money. Thanks NOKIA, you're the best! Hahahahaha.
By the way, my friend (he is a doc) told me that, he does not recommend that I use the phone in the dark place, especially before I sleep. Because sometimes those bright screen light could cause me a sleeping disorder EVEN IF it has a brightness control. According doc, its still too bright as long as you use the phone in the dark place. Just FYI.
AnonD-17191, 28 Apr 2012do not buy this phone even do not think about this phone.. worst ever phone waste of money ... moreYeah.. biggest con of s40 phones is no option to adjust screen brightness.. Even cheap china make phones have this option... It is hard to concentrate/watch on 'too bright' screen during night time/in dark area, it can damage our eyes.. Nokia should consider this feature for their s40 phones