Nokia Asha 305 and Nokia Asha 306 Now Available in the Philippines
Adam Parnala | On 06, Aug 2012
We’ve recently introduced you to the new Nokia Asha line of devices a couple of months back and by now they are finally now out in the Philippines. The most affordable touch handset in the group, Nokia Asha 305, now conquers the Philippines together with its bigger brother, Nokia Asha 306. Let’s have some refresh of what do they have to offer.
Nokia Asha 305 features a 3.0-inch resistive touchscreen, a 1GHz processor, a very small 32MB RAM, and a 2MP camera. Although the RAM is small, it is just right for its proprietary OS as it is not heavy. Other features include a 2MP fixed camera, and 10MB of internal memory. Here’s the official promotional video of Nokia Asha 305 from Nokia.
Nokia Asha 305 Philippines
Nokia Asha 306 doesn’t have to much of an edge against the Asha 305 as it is powered with the same screen size of 3.0-inches with a resolution of 240×400, the same processor, the same RAM and the same built-in memory. However, given Asha 306’s higher price tag, you would expect a little extra won’t you? Well, don’t be sad because there is one major reason why you would prefer the Nokia Asha 306 – it is equipped with Wi-Fi capability. Unfortunately, they both don’t have 3G connectivity but at their price you can’t complain that much. Here’s the official video ad for Nokia Asha 306 by Nokia.
Nokia Asha 306 Philippines
Both Nokia Asha 305 and Nokia Asha 306 will be given a set of EA (Electronic Arts) games for avid gamers to play with. These two come with 40 of the best games currently available like The Sims, Bejeweled, and Need for Speed among others. Also, social networking and web browsing is present with the help of pre-installed Facebook and Twitter apps, and Nokia’s Browser 2.0 which promises to reduce data usage by up to a whopping 90%! Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that just like Nokia Asha 200 and Nokia Asha 202, these two will also sport the Easy SWAP technology by Nokia.
Nokia Asha 305 and Nokia Asha 306 Specifications
- 3.0-inch WQVGA resistive touch screen
- New S40 Touch Optimized UI
- 1GHz processor
- 32MB RAM
- 10MB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD)
- 2 MP camera
- Wi-Fi – Nokia Asha 306 only
- GPRS/EDGE connectivity
- Bluetooth v2.1
- Music player and FM radio
- Plug and Play, easy PC connection and file transfer
- Nokia Maps and Nokia Life (in selected markets)
- Li-Ion 1100mAh battery
- Colours: Silver White, Red, Mid Blue and Dark Grey (varies by market)
The Nokia Asha 305 is priced at Php 3,890 in the Philippines while the Nokia Asha 306 is more expensive with a price at Php4,250. Both Ashas are now available in the official stores and retailers in the Philippines.