Nokia Asha 202 offers a decent 2.4 inch captive touch display screen. The colors and contras seem nice and sharp enough to use the handset in normal light as well as in direct sunlight. Screen stays visible and very pleasing while we test it for hours. Captive touch functionality is slightly slower but it felt nice as this is not a high end smart phone. Viewing pictures, videos or playing games etc felt very decent while its rich color seems to have no issues. Browsing the internet felt good as web pages are clearly visible and text is fairly visible. Here we miss a 3.4 inch screen size, which definitely give better visibility to Nokia Asha 202.
Nokia Asha 202 comes with a 2MP camera which offers fair acceptable image quality. It has 1600x1200 pixels resolution which also offers digital zoom and few basic pictures effects. We can understand the limitation of Nokia Asha 202 due to its cheap price. Video quality is fair we can't say its good cause of the basic 2 MP camera it's the generosity of Nokia to include a camera in such a low price handset.
OS and Other Features
Nokia Asha 202 offers the old Nokia 40 OS which is perfect for basic phone operations. Home screen has the same short cuts as the other Nokia smart phone and are very handy to get to the required app which user want to access. The UI is fair enough to work smooth with the touch screen functions, response is good while swiping from right to left or up and down. Nokia can offer a bit upgraded OS with Asha 202 but we think the competition and price limitation seems to be the issue.
Nokia Asha 202 is great for internet connectivity with its GPRS and EDGE capabilities. Social application and browsing felt pretty swift while we use it for few hours. Beside the internet we like the FM radio functionality and users can also record their favorite music station or particular show with its FM recording option. Nokia Asha 202 music playback time is 25 hours which is great and to keep user more entertaining it supports EA sports gaming too. Users can download up to 40 games from EA Sports website depending on the operator setting and your phone plans.
For storage Nokia Asha 202 is limited to internal memory 10 MB with 32 MB ROM and 16 MB RAM. Memory can further expand to 32GB thanks to microSD card slot. To keep it connected and running Nokia Asha 202 gives a good 5 hours talk time with its Standard Li-Ion 1020mAh battery. Users can easily use Nokia Asha 202 for more than 3 days on a single full battery charge (depend on usage).
Nokia Asha 202 is great with most of its features. Major disadvantage is the Nokia old OS where Nokia can offer better to its user even within a cheap price. Nokia Asha 202 is good for long music listening but we do miss dedicated music keys. May be in future Nokia do consider it as one of the important trade in low end smart phones. Lastly the display can be enhance as few of the other smart phones of similar price range offer a bit better and more affluent display resolution.
Should you Buy Nokia Asha 202?
Well it depends on what you're looking for and how much you wanted to spend. Nokia Asha 202 is the budget cracker smart phone, it surely attracts users who just want a basic phone with touch and type feature, and don't want to spend much. We highly recommend Nokia Asha 202 to student, semi professional and professional user who just wants durability with good phone features for basic calling and additional fun of a smart touch phone in a price of old bar handset.
Nokia Asha 202 currently available in a price range of 50$ to 65$, depend on the region and market condition. For price like this it's a great smart phone which offers decent features and Nokia durability. Even for users who are looking for a secondary handset we highly recommend Nokia Asha 202 as it sure keeps your different operator SIMs manageable with easy accessibility.
Over all we gave 6.5/10 rating to Nokia Asha 202.