- Nokia OS Series 40 ( “Symbian S40”)
- 3.0 “(7.6 cm) touch screen, 240 x 400 pixels
- EDGE (no UMTS)
- 0.8 GHz single-core processor
Touchscreen Phone with 2 SIM slots – without Android, and without fast Internet
The Nokia Asha 308 has long been the best-placed dual SIM mobile without Android in our dual SIM mobile phone test . The hardware of the pleasantly compact dual SIM smartphones can largely keep up with current mid-size cars and is very low. If you rarely goes to the Internet, or where it uses only a small amount of data – for example, for posting on Facebook or reading Twitter tweets – you should consider it.
Good display, weak Internet, little software
The 7.6 cm touch screen shows a bright picture for liquid imaging and good response times, makes the 800-MHz processor. Really fast Internet does not exist, however: The Asha represents neither wireless nor a mobile broadband connectivity.
However, another important differentiator to the other top rankings in our dual SIM Cell Test is not the actual performance of the Asha 308, but the limited software support, compared to the Android world.
The operating system is Symbian, a widespread for many years self-development of Nokia , which is currently mainly still be found in the lower price segment. Symbian is currently after all, still just under 10% of all handsets used worldwide. Maintains it solid and mature is the software that provides more than just the most important functions for the ordinary consumer. Disadvantage: The huge app selection that one is used to Android, iOS and Windows Phone, is missing. The most important for everyday life, however, is preinstalled.
Software, Internet and e-mail
For real mobile phone enthusiasts and intensive business users but missing simply the App-diversity (as known eg from the App Store or Google Play) and a fast Internet connection. Neither wireless nor UMTS are on board. After all offers for the Nokia Asha 308 is a special data compression technology, which is to bring surfing at GPRS / EDGE to twice the speed. However, the data for these are again converted complicated, which in turn costs speed.
In the test of access to sites like Facebook, Google and newspapers via mobile was quite useful, though not as quickly as you would as HSPA or WLAN knows nowadays. Several E-mail accounts can be managed and the usual email standards such as POP3 and SMTP are supported.
“Easy swap”: Change SIM card, while the dual-SIM mobile phone running
A very special advantage over even better rankings, this Nokia dual SIM mobile phone offer by the way: The so-called Easy Swap function. This makes it possible to pull out the second SIM card during operation and to replace it with another SIM card. We asked ourselves a bit after the audience that constantly uses more than 2 SIM cards, but apparently Nokia has discovered this: So if you have the need, easily and quickly switch times between a third, fourth or fifth SIM, has the Asha 308 thereby naturally a very special plus.
While the main SIM (SIM1) is as is usually inserted at the back under the cover, Nokia has therefore placed a slot on the side especially for the SIM2: This is only covered with an easy opening plastic closure, how to him as of microSD slots knows. At the point of reference is permitted that the Asha 308 also features an actual microSD slot that can handle up to 32 MB card.
Conclusion Asha 308 Dual SIM Cell Test
The Asha 308 thus provides an affordable alternative to the top dual SIM phone models that run on Android. However, one must be aware that you can dispense with the (almost overwhelming) variety of Android apps. Who is not a problem, and whom only the most important apps for everyday life are really important anyway, who is also with the Asha 308 well supplied – thanks to the service Nokia Maps, with which you can navigate comfortably.
so add a total purchase tip for those who are looking for a discount, elegant dual SIM mobile phone with basic smartphone features, but no value on Android and fast Internet.