Nokia Asha 302 review

Nokia Asha 302 review - price, features and specs of the new Nokia smartphone Asha 302

Nokia Asha 302
Nokia Asha 302 review
Nokia Asha 302 review. This new entry-level smartphone from Nokia looks and feels nice to use. That is thanks to the fast 1GHz processor but unfortunately the phone has only 128MB of RAM (256MB flash/128MB RAM combo memory) which is too low by any standards. 

The good thing is that the phone runs under the new S40 Asha OS which doesn't need as much memory as some other modern operating systems.
Nokia Asha 302 has a nice 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display with 262,000 colors and 320 x 240 resolution. The screen is bright and does not consume a lot of energy which makes it just perfect for this phone. All navigation keys and the QWERTY keyboard are also illuminated and they are also very easy to use.
The phone itself is not very big but it is thick which makes it very stable when holding. Nokia Asha 302 measures 115.2x58.9x13.5mm in size.
Generally the phone feels solid and well build, unlike many of its predecessors. It has this Nokia feeling to it that it is going to last many years. That is definitely a good thing for this phone and for the brand in general.
The battery (BL-5J) of the Nokia Asha 302 is 1320 mAh and it holds charge for some 3-4 days of moderate use. The biggest drains for this phone are the built-in WiFi and the 3G connection so it all depends how much you are going to use them. Talk time is actually very good and I am pleased with the performance of the battery.
Nokia Asha 302   Nokia Asha 302

Connectivity options include fast 802.11b/g/n WiFi connection and Bluetooth but unfortunately no GPS in Nokia Asha 302. The lack of this feature is normal considering the low price of the phone. We shouldn't forget that this phone also comes with fast 3.5G connectivity.

Asha 302 also has USB 2.0, 2mm charging connector and 3.5mm AV connector.
The camera in the Nokia Asha 302 is 3.2 megapixel with 4x digital zoom. It is an average camera, it also can record low quality videos in VGA format at 640x480 resolution at 15fps (up to 30fps in QCIF). You shouldn't expect anything special from this entry-level camera but it is good that is there in case you need to take a photo when you don't have your compact digital camera with you.
There is a good news for those who are worried about the flash support in the Asha 302 - this phone supports Macromedia Flash Lite 3.0.

The browser in the Nokia Asha 302 is actually very good for a phone of this size and price. It is a very light Nokia browser that ensures smaller downloads and lower data charges which leads to faster load times of the web pages. I was generally very pleased with this browser. Nokia has done a very good job with the Asha 302 which allows for lower end devices to easily use the Internet and many social apps.

Nokia Asha 302 comes in five different color choices - dark grey, blue, white, plum red and golden.
The price of the Asha 302 is very low and actually this is one of the most affordable smartphones on the market. 
You can find it for around $100 which looks like a real bargain considering all the features this phone has. Most big carriers offer the Asha 302 with contract or  Pay as you go option.

Asha 302 white
Nokia Asha 302 white


  1. AnonymousMay 28, 2012

    its a very good phone I have it and have fun with some of the apps that I can find for it, there are a lot of fun apps that nokia have for it, the WIFI is ok, people say there is a problem and it don't work but it does the second time every time you turn off the wifi, every thing works perfectly and is very fast, this is a very good phone and all the people who keep saying its just a weak low end phone IS WRONG it is more then that it's even better then the nokia E66 and E71 in many points, ha.

  2. AnonymousMay 28, 2012

    I men't "I have fun"

  3. AnonymousJune 24, 2012

    Just love this phone. Fast and easy. No complaints.

  4. I have lots of issues with this phone.
    - WIFI doesn't connect automatically to known networks even if you configure it to do so
    - WIFI connection drops regularly (where other devices incl smart phones have no issues at all) and doesn't reconnect unless you manually tell it to do so (also see previous point)
    - Unless you ask your operator to block internet via 3G or remove all 3G config manually yourself the phone WILL connect to 3G and cause you data use charges if the phone cannot find WIFI, even if you tell the phone to use WIFI only or ask each time it needs internet to get user confirmation what type of internet connection to use
    - Nokia Suite (the PC app to update and sync your phone) does a very poor job in backing up and restoring settings and installed apps when upgrading the phone's firmware (which it regulary needs due to all the issues)
    - Nokia support sucks, they do not respond to complaints


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