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Good: Price, build quality
Comment: For a second phone it's great, you can even watch youtube videos. Has whatsapp. What else can u ask for?
Good: qwerty, efficient, good battery life, audio quality, bang for the buck
Bad: missing a Skype app
Comment: Buy this phone for what it is intended at: Being a phone, not a mobile TV/PC. I have been on the Android and W8 wagon as well, but I keep getting let down by how poorly they master just being a phone. Sure, they can scroll, sweep and swoosh using multiple touches at a high resolution, but if you want an efficient voice and text-based communications device, go Asha 302. In addition, it is cheap. I even found the all-white on sale for 45£, contract-free. The series 40 software has been declared dead many times, and while it surely has its limitations, it is also one of the key reasons this phone feels so well performing. Asha 302 might be simpler than the Android qwerty phones, but it is god damn effective at what it is designed to do.Highly recommended.
Good: The texting
Bad: The email
Comment: I have tried to add a btconnect account. BT,O2.by phone, the O2 guru in the shop, Nokia by phone (dreadful) and our external support team at work have all drawn a blank. The Wifi works, Internet/Google works Hotmail account works but for some reason it will not accept the @btconnect.com. address. I have followed every guide on the web and made changes in the configuration settings, nothing works.
With the Nokia 620, made 2 changes in the advanced settings for mail and then up and running.
Can any one help me please.
Comment: I have owned this phone for 2 months now, bought to replace an htc smart. The htc was a touchscreen of course, which was infuriatingly sluggish and when looking through the contacts list for instance, invariably brought up the wrong person.
I find the Asha 302 does exactly what I want it to do. The qwerty keyboard is easy to type on, I can get my emails through my bt account and guess what, I have always managed to bring up the correct contact I want to ring.
You can keep your touchscreen smartphones, the Asha 302 is perfect for doing what a phone should do.
Comment: Many better mobile phones are available at the same rate..
Good: Its Wi-Fi is great and very fast.The camera result is pretty good. The keys r soft for typing. It got a 1Ghz processor.
Bad: The screen flicks and mobile restarts when messages r 50+. it runs the Symbian OS which is a dead OS walking!!!
Comment: This mobile is overall pretty good but there r some limitations from NOKIA that we have to bear. The built in facebook app is not that good as much as the facebook official app is. A remarkable ANDROID phone can be bought on this cost. Anyways, this phone is lousy piece of junk!!!
Good: it does pack more junk into its trunk.
Bad: it's made by nokia unless otherwise its perfect.
Comment: It does pack more junk into its trunk -- don't forget! We, people DO love to pack more junk foods into their stomach. No wonder why some people hate those junk so much. But, get a real! They like or not, we DO love those junk so much!
Comment: why all time company nokia not have supporter ?
Comment: how do for nokia asha 302 can access with wifi hotspot ?i think if it is not support wifi hotspot it is no good.
Comment: 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.
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