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  • Symbian S40 (Nokia operating system)
  • 2.4 "(6.1 cm) display, 240 x 320 pixels
  • GRPS, EDGE (no UMTS)
The Nokia Asha 206 Dual SIM phone is a price to do for those who are smart gimmicks are unimportant, just want to make calls or from time to time short to go online - and for those who prefer mobile phones with real telephone keypad. Solid build quality, on-screen menu, good basic facilities and low price make it despite low equipment in multimedia and slow Internet (without UMTS) to a Schmäppchen alternative. Here the dual SIM mobile test we put the Nokia Asha 206 before in detail.

Nokia Asha 206: Setting up and start

Commissioning is very simple. It is interesting when you insert the SIM card that a slot (as with most Nokia models) lies under the back cover and battery, the second slot is easily accessible from the side, however, similarly covered such as USB slots on other phones. After entering the language, time, date and the two PINs setup is complete. Furthermore, for the Nokia Asha 206 dual SIM phone are two normal SIM card (ie, not micro-SIM or nano SIM) required.

Select the desired SIM card for calls, mobile Internet and SMS

Basically, the two SIM cards (SIM1 and SIM2) are equal. However, you can adjust the menu itself that as outbound calls should always be performed with a particular SIM. Excluding such preselection away and dials a number, both SIM cards are displayed and you select the desired SIM out. The same principle also applies to SMS and mobile data transfer (eg e-mails). You can pre-select each different SIM cards for calls, SMS and data connections, but it is also for all the same SIM to set as default, or for individual functions - eg for data transfers - expected to choose a SIM. This selection can also change at any time or in whole.

Incoming calls keep apart: Different ringtones for SIM1 and SIM2

Often it is good to know which number just a call comes in. Many consumers, for example have a private SIM and a SIM professional - since one usually goes directly otherwise the phone (or leaves it in your jacket pocket ringing). When dual SIM Nokia Asha 206 You can set SIM1 and SIM2 therefore different ringer melodies. The individual contacts lying on SIM1, we have the dual SIM mobile test additionally can even assign each different ringer melodies. Can disable it the second SIM card easily by simply takes, via mobile phone menu but you can "chill" no SIM.

Surf, download and email

E-mails can be sent and received directly via the mobile phone, it can be more e-mail accounts to use in parallel. The most common e-mail services are pre-set, for example, Gmail and Yahoo. All other accounts you can even enter, as known eg from your PC Outlook. POP3 and IMAP accounts work. A pull-Service (automatic display of new emails on the server), however, is not possible. Mobile Internet works, you can surf in principle - but we will use this function rather rare. The Nokia Asha 206 Dual SIM is simply not designed for mobile browsing. First, the screen for real surfing experience is too small, on the other hand, the connection speed is slow. This is mainly due to the transmission standard (GPRS / EDGE, UMTS, no, no HSPA). Although Nokia donated data compression, but the difference in speed to UMTS remains nevertheless unmistakable. For retrieving eg news sites, weather, Facebook and the browser but perfectly adequate.

Housing, hardware and software

already mentioned above, convinced the mobile phone with its excellent processing, the material quality - and that also applies to the very good voice quality. Typical is the Nokia's proprietary connector size for the charging cable - the battery is kept for several days in the dual-SIM mobile phone test.This is of course the fact that you can unlike smartphones use no energy consumers like giant displays or compute-intensive apps. A USB slot is incidentally not to charge more for data links on board, but this is a Bluetooth interface available. The operating system is Symbian acts 40. The Nokia-house development is of course not as diverse as Android, but this is what has its charm.Because the functions and menus are extremely thoughtful and clear. So you can find your way around and missing in the operation nothing.

Test Conclusion: Nokia Asha 206 Dual SIM

A dual SIM mobile phone for those who want to make calls and texting especially from and want to get the go emails and rarely go to the mobile Internet. The low price is an important selling point, the Spartan but solid entry Phone Nokia 101 would be even more effective if it may be a bit more luxurious, the Nokia Asha 308 would be an alternative.

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