Nokia Asha 308 Vs 309: Features of Budget Smartphone Compared

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While all the attention in the smartphone market is focused on the iPhone 5, Nokia silently unveiled its two new Asha series smartphones named Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309. These striking and sleek handsets will offer innovative and affordable smartphone experience to the Nokia users as they would come packed with social networking, games, internet connectivity, apps and maps. The two new models will feature the latest edition of Nokia Xpress Browser that enables 90% mobile browsing and faster access to the web applications compared to the conventional browsers. The estimated price of Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309 will be around Rs. 6000 – Rs. 8000. Take a look on the comparison made below to have a better understanding of both the devices.

Nokia Asha 308 Vs 309: Features of Budget Smartphone comparison

Nokia Asha 308

Nokia Asha 308 is a Dual SIM standby handset that sports 2 SIM cards, allowing the users to switch to multiple SIM cards without rebooting the handset. Asha 308 will sport a 3 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a maximum resolution of 400 x 240 pixels. The device will measure a dimension of 109.9 x 54.0 x 13.0 mm and weigh around 104 grams. The smartphone will be running on Nokia OS (Series 40). There will be a 2 Megapixel camera at rear. The device will not have a front facing camera. Asha 308 will have an internal memory of 64MB, which can be expanded with the help of a micro SD card slot up to 32 GB. It will get a powerful battery of 1,110 mAh BL-4U, which will offer 6 hours of talk time and a standby of 510 hours. Connectivity features of the device will include micro USB 2.0 and Bluetooth.

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Nokia Asha 309

Nokia Asha 309 is a conventional device that will sport a single SIM. The device measures dimension of 109.9 x 54.0 x 13.2 mm and weigh around 102 grams. It will have a 3 inch WQVGA capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 400 x 240 pixels. Asha 309 will also run on Nokia OS (Series 40) like other Asha series smartphones. The handset will feature a 2 megapixel rear facing camera, and it will not have any front facing camera. It will have an internal memory of 64MB along with a micro SD card slot to expand the memory up to 32 GB. Asha 309 will be equipped with a 1,110 mAh BL-4U battery that offers 6 hours of talk time and standby of 650 hours. Connectivity features of the device will include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth v3.0 and micro USB 2.0. The smartphone will come pre-loaded with 40 premium EA games, social features like Nokia Messaging Service, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Table showing comparison of Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309:

Specs
Nokia Asha 308
Nokia Asha 309
Winner of the round
Operating System Series 40 Series 40 Tied
Weight 104 gm 102 gm Asha 309
Sim Card Support Dual Single Asha 308
Resolution 240×400 pixels 240×400 pixels Tied
Form Factor Bar, full touch screen Bar, full touch screen Tied
Display Type TFT Capacitive Touch Screen TFT Capacitive Touch Screen Tied
Dimension 109.9 x 54 x 13 mm 109.9 x 54 x 13.2 mm Asha 308
Additional Display Technology Scratch resistant Scratch resistant Tied
Internal Memory 20 MB 20 MB Tied
Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light Accelerometer, ambient light and orientation Asha 309
Display Size 3.0 inches 3.0 inches Tied
Micro SD card slot Yes, 32 GB Yes, 32 GB Tied
Primary Camera 2 MP 2 MP Tied
RAM 64 MB 64 MB Tied
GSM Network GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 No Comparison
Video recording 176×[email protected] 176×[email protected] Tied
GPRS/EDGE Yes, Class 12, EDGE speed up to 237 Kbps Yes, Class 12, GPRS Up to 86 kbps and EDGE up to 237 Kbps Tied
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP Yes, v3.0 with A2DP Tied
Java Support Yes Yes Tied
Colors Black, Golden light Black, White No Comparison
Browser HTML, WAP HTML, WAP Tied
Battery 1110 mAh Li-Ion BL-4U 1110 mAh Li-Ion BL-4U Tied
Wi-Fi No Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Asha 309

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