Nokia Asha 206

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Asha 206

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₹ 1,999
Key Specifications See full specifications
Shades Cyan , Magenta, Yellow, Black, White
OS Symbian OS 40
Internal Storage 64MB
Display Size 2.4 inch
Rear Camera 1.3 MP
Front Camera
Primary Rear Camera 1.3 MP, 1280x960 Pixels, Digital Zoom
Battery Standard Li-ion 1100 mAh
Processor NA
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Quick Facts & Price
Announced Nov, 2012
Form Factor Bar
Box Content Charger, Headset, USB Cable
Shades Cyan , Magenta, Yellow, Black, White
OS Symbian OS 40
Languages English
Processor & Sound
Processor NA
Display
Display Colours 65000
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (H) 240 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 320 pixels
Display Size 2.4 inch
SenseUI
Multi-Touch
Handwriting Recognition
Scratch Resistant
Display Type TFT
Cameras
Rear Camera 1.3 MP
Camera Resolution 1280x960 pixels
Video Resolution QCIF @ 15fps
Front Camera
GeoTagging
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Auto Focus
Primary Rear Camera 1.3 MP, 1280x960 Pixels, Digital Zoom
RAM & Storage
Call Log Yes
Memory Card microSD, up to 32 GB
Phonebook Capacity 1000 Entries
Internal Storage 64MB
Dimensions & Weight
Height 116 mm
Width 49.4 mm
Thickness 12.4 mm
Weight 91 gms
Battery Size & Backup
Maximum Standby Time 680.00 hours
Maximum Talktime 20.00 hours
Battery Standard Li-ion 1100 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Infrared
HSCSD
Bluetooth v2.1(EDR)
WAP WAP 2.0
USB
Handsfree
GPS
A-GPS
Networks NA
GPRS Up to 85.6 kbps
Data Speed NA
EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
2G Network GSM 850/1900 MHz
3G Network NA
Wi-Fi No
Features
Java MIDP 2.0
Calendar
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Sync
SyncML
Clock
Alarm Clock
Organiser
In-built Torch
Office Applications
Trackball
Other Features - Browser : HTML, HTML, Adobe Flash Lite - SNS integration
Entertainment
Radio
Music Player
Video Player
Voice Recording
Image Viewer
Video Recording
3.5mm Jack/Port
Games Yes
Ringtones
Vibration
Ringtones Polyphonic, MIDI, MP3
Messaging
T9 Dictionary
QWERTY Keypad
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Sensors
Accelerometer Sensor

Nokia Asha 206 Review

18 Jul, 13 02:48 PM

Overview

Very Attractive

Nokia Asha 206 Design and Build Quality

The most attractive design feature of Nokia Asha 206 is its colours. It is available in bright blue, yellow, and magenta colours aside from the standard black and white colours. The phone is bar shaped and weighs 91 grams, which is equal to some smartphones in the market. The dimensions of the phone are 116 x 49.4 x 12.4 mm. As it has been with Nokia, the build quality of the phone is superb and there are no light leaks noticeable. The battery of the phone will last you for 4-5 days comfortably. The phone feels comfortable to hold in hand and does not slip from the grip.

User Interface and Comfort to Use Nokia Asha 206

Asha 206 runs on Nokia Symbian OS 40. The OS does not allow multitasking but music in background feature is included in the phone. Navigation is done using the 5 way navigation key. Screen menu can be easily navigated with the help of the keyboard buttons. The screen size is 2.4 inch LCD and the resolution is 320x240 pixels. The screen quality is decent but not optimal for video viewing. The keyboard keys are plastic but very comfortable and easy to use. The internal memory of the phone is 64MB and can be expanded to 32GB using a memory card.

Telephony and Phonebook

The phone supports dual SIM GSM+GSM operation. There is an external SIM card slot, which makes it super easy to change SIMs. Micro SIM feature is also available on the phone. The phonebook of the phone can store up to 1000 entries comfortably. Social network contacts can be easily added on the phonebook. The call quality is very good and switching between SIMs is a breeze.

Messaging and Emails

The phone supports SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, and IM on it. SNS services can be easily used. The only thing we did not like it the lack of SMS navigation on the phone. You have to keep going back to inbox for viewing next in line messages.

Gallery, Photo Viewer and Video Player

The photo viewer is simple with zoom and scroll options. The video player of the phone supports only low rate 3GP and MP4, which is a disappointment, but seeing its screen resolution it makes sense.

Nokia Asha 206 Music Player and FM Radio

The music quality on the phone is quite good but not very good. FM radio comes with a recording facility. But you have to connect the earphones to record FM, which is a very out-dated principle.

Nokia Asha 206 Camera and Image Quality

The phone has a 1.3MP camera, which is a very basic camera with absolutely no frills such as autofocus, flash, or geo tagging attached. The pictures come out grainy and unusable. There is not front camera in the phone. Zoom is decent but we would not recommend you using it. Some interesting features have been added to the phone including Auto and Manual White Balance, Full Screen Viewfinder, Self-Timer, Landscape Orientation, and Image Editor but the picture quality does not inspire us to use the same for taking pictures.

Video Camera and Video Quality

The phone can record videos at 15fps, which is very low quality recording. Playback options are very simple.

Nokia Asha 206 Connectivity Options

Basic connectivity options include Bluetooth, USB, GPRS, and EDGE. The most interesting feature, which has been introduced by Nokia, is Slam, which allows the user to transfer multimedia data without paring the phones. But this feature does not work well with android phones.

Organiser and other Utility Tools

Games, Video Ringtones, Video Streaming, Audio Recorder, Calculator, World Clock, Calendar, Converter, Fixed Dialling Number, and Reminder are some of the tools available on the phone.

Web Browser and Applications

The browser is Nokia Xpress browser, which is supposed to reduce the browsing costs as it compresses data for up to almost 90%. The browser is easy to use and loads faster. Apps include Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Google Talk, Direct Email, Twitter, Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Nokia Chat, eBuddy, Direct Chat, Weather Updation, and YouTube. You can download more apps from the Nokia Store.

Distinctive Features of Nokia Asha 206

Two most distinctive feature of the phone are the Slam and Nokia Xpress browser designed to save browsing and sharing time.

Value for Money

The phone is priced at INR 3510 (approx., may vary) in the Indian Market. We feel that the price of the phone is quite justified in terms of its features and the Nokia brand.

Verdict

We wish the phone had a better camera and was a tad bit faster to enable us to use the features more comfortably. We would rate the phone 4 stars out of 5.

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