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Nokia Asha 201 review

No 3G or Wi-Fi - can the Asha survive in today's world?

Our Verdict

The Nokia Asha 201 is a low cost 'feature phone plus', let down by the absence of 3G and Wi-Fi but lifted by a good keyboard and impressive battery life.

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 10 MB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 2 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 7 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 320 x 240

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For

  • Good keyboard
  • Very long battery life
  • Nice Twitter and Facebook integration
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Solid build

Against

  • No 3G
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Poor camera
  • Slow processor
  • Small, low resolution screen

Nokia asha 201 review

You'll find all the extra applications Nokia has added to the Asha 201 under a menu icon called Apps. In here hide both the Nokia extras and anything you choose to install.

Nokia asha 201 review

Actually, and perhaps a little confusingly, the My Apps section has some apps pre-installed, too.

Nokia asha 201 review

The range of extras is quite predictable. There's an alarm clock, calculator, voice recorder, to do list manger, notes taker, countdown timer, stopwatch and gallery.

Nokia asha 201 review

We rather like the calculator, which has been made easy to use in a non-touchscreen mobile phone by mapping functions onto the D-pad.

Nokia asha 201 review

There are a couple of games onboard too - fairly standard fare, and some are trials rather than full versions, but they can be used to while away some time.

Nokia asha 201 review

In the My Apps area there's a unit converter, the Opera Mini browser, size converter, world clock, and the Nokia Social app we used to access our Twitter and Facebook.

Nokia asha 201 review

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandDual Band
Input MethodQWERTY
TouchscreenNo
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANNo
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory10 MB
Built-in FlashNo
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE
GPS ReceiverNo
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyAsha
Cellular Generation2.75G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 900, GSM 1800
Rear Camera Resolution2 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourGraphite
Operating SystemProprietary OS
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time7 Hour
Product Model201
Screen Size6.1 cm (2.4")
Screen Resolution320 x 240
Weight (Approximate)105 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS, China RoHS, REACH
Maximum Video Resolution176 x 144
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Instant Messaging, Email
RealtoneYes
Radio Tuner TypeFM
Call FeaturesCall Log, Call Divert
Pixel Density167 ppi
RecycledYes
Recycled Content100%
Height115.4 mm
Width61.1 mm
Depth14 mm
Radio TunerYes
ManufacturerNokia
Product NameAsha 201 Cellular Phone
Product LineAsha
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part NumberA00004279
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Marketing InformationReady to take on the world

What are you waiting for? The Asha range has everything you need to keep you in the know - surf faster, be super-social, play everywhere and explore everything. Live your life, your way.

Limited Warranty2 Year