Nokia Asha 206 was announced along with Nokia Asha 205. Like its brother, Asha 206 is also available in both single and dual sim version. Both of them are budget devices and reviewed as the latest phones from Nokia with S40 OS after the Asha series of phones such as Asha 308, 309 and 311.
Nokia Asha 206 Specification
- As a dual sim phone, Nokia Asha 306 has the feature of EasySwap technology wherein you can swap sims on the side of the phone without switching it off. An added feature is the compatibility with others such as Twitter, eBuddy Chat and Gmail.
- This also has the exclusive Nokia service called “slam”as present in Asha 205 whereyou can share content with other compatible deviceswithout the need to pair up the connected device. Also it is not necessary for that device to possess slam. The file transfer is faster than Bluetooth although Bluetooth is used for transfer. It also works on Android phones but not on WP8 devices.
- Nokia Xpress Browser is installed in it which means you can reduce downloads upto 90% using cloud based servers which prevents you from using excess data and saves money.
- There is facility for instant sharing on Facebook and email in Nokia Asha 206. It has WhatsApp(single SIM version) already installed and eBuddy too. You also get to download 10 premium entertainment titles for free.
- There is a special addition in Asha 206 and you can edit pictures and resize them upto 700 KB and then send it on Facebook. A button is dedicated for Facebook and you can access it instantly.
- The highlighting features in Asha 206 are 2.4” QVGAdisplay, 1.3 MP camera,Bluetooth, FM Radio, 32 GB expandable memory and 1100 mAh battery. The available colors in this model are cyan, magenta, yellow, black and white.
Operating system and Processor
Nokia Asha 206 has series 40 Asha OS.
Form Factor And Design
Adorned with a sleek and curved design, Asha 206 has the traditional keypad and yet manages to look modern and trendy with awesome design. It is 12.4 mm thick with height and width of 116 mm and 49.4mm respectively. The form factor is bar for this set.
Display Dimension and Weight
The display is 2.4 inches with TFT display in Asha 206.The resolution is of 320×240 pixels. It weighs just 91g.
The camera has been improved for Asha 206 with 1.3MP camera with a resolution of 1280×960 pixels. There is no secondary camera. It can record videos too in QCIF@10fps.
Internal Memory and Extendable Memory
There is 64 MB internal memory in Asha 206 and expandable upto 32 GB using microSD card.
The connectivity options for Asha 206 includeBluetooth 2.1+EDR,USB and GPRS and EDGE.
The other surprise from Asha 206 is a BL-5C1100 mAhLi-Ion battery which can sustain its power for days on end.. It gives 680 hr of standby time and 20 hr of talk time. The music playback time is upto 41 hr.
The other featuresfor Asha 206includestereo FM radio with RDS,MP3 player, slam, dedicated Facebook button, organizer, SNS integration and others.
Price and Availability
Both Asha 206 and 205 were announced in November,2012 and expected December . The price without taxes is $62 or Rs.3,499.
Nokia is making all efforts to promote its Asha series and these two new additions of Asha 205 and 206 really prove that it wants to attract attention. Asha 206 has some extra features such as picture editing, 1.3 MP camera and its design is very stylish and the varied colors make it even more appealing.
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