The Nokia Asha 305 is a budget smartphone for the masses. The phone comes in a bar shape and possesses a nominal 32 MB of RAM. The Nokia Asha 305 has a dual SIM (GSM + GSM) functionality for those users who travel extensively or simply for those users who keep separate SIM cards for work and personal use.
The screen on the phone is a 3-inch LCD resistive Touchscreen which gives a tactile feedback, which is the vibration felt by the user when a button is tapped. A resistive touchscreen is made of 3 layers and requires you to put pressure on it to sense the area of touch. The resistive touchscreen works with any pointing device like a stylus, a pen, or even your nail. The use of a pointing device makes the touchscreen usage more accurate.
The Asha 305 possesses a 2 megapixel camera that comes with a digital zoom. The camera doubles up to allow video recording as well. It features tools such as White Balance, Auto Exposure and Image Editor which effectively simplify the usability of the camera.
The Nokia Asha 305 is a sleek looking smartphone with stylishly cut edges. The dimensions of the phone are 53.8 x 110.3 x 12.8 mm. Hence, with a thickness of 12.8 mm, the phone is quite thin and fits well into the palm of the hand. The phone weighs in at an extremely light 98 g.
Storage and Battery
The Nokia Asha 305 comes with a nominal 10 MB of internal memory which can be expanded to up to 32 GB using a micro SD card. The device is backed up by a 64 MB ROM as well. This Nokia mobile is powered by a 1110 mAh Li-Ion battery that commits to up to 14 hours of continuous talktime when used on the 2G network.
Connectivity and Features
This small device is packed to the brim with connectivity features. It comes with a pre-installed WAP browser and possesses GPRS and EDGE technology to surf the internet on the 2G network. Additionally, files and documents can be exchanged over the phone’s micro USB port or via the Bluetooth function of the device. The phone also features a navigating tool in the form of Nokia Maps which uses GPS support.
The Nokia Asha 305 also caters to the entertainment needs of the user. It contains a music player, a video player as well as an FM radio to listen to your favourite station on the move.
The Asha 305 contains useful apps that come bundled into the phone such as World Clock, Organizer and Picture Messaging. It also contains social networking apps such as Gmail, Google Talk, MySpace and Windows Live Messenger which make this phone a highly useful buy.