Nokia Asha 305 has 2MP Camera with 1600x1200 pixels resolution. Quality of camera is very basic as the images may result less sharpness and washed colors at times. On different photo shots we find Nokia Asha 305 is very easy to operate but users need to be very steady to avoid hazy images. For its video capture capability it is lagging a lot. Reason is very clear that in such low price Nokia can features whatever is possible. If capturing images or videos are important then we suggest searching other smart phones is better. Nokia Asha 305 is not the right phone for users who want a good camera with a good looking phone.
Key Feature of Nokia Asha 305 has the Dual SIM functionality. Just like other hand sets of Asha series, Nokia Asha 305 also has dual SIM cards capability with easy SIM management feature. Just like a normal handset primary SIM goes under the battery cover and secondary SIM slot is placed on left side of Nokia Asha 305. The hot Swap feature is great for handling both SIM cards at once. While using the phonebook or texting Nokia SIM management app will give you easy manageable options for both SIM card.
OS and other Features
Nokia Asha 305 comes with the S40 OS interface but this time it's improved and upgraded. All menus and icons are placed very flat for easy touch and swipes. Nokia Asha 305 touch is far better than the previous Asha series smart phones but we do miss the faster performance due to its limitations. As we use continuous for few hours, apps and multimedia felt nice but delay in touch response and apps execution reflects major lagging. Nokia sure gets the attention for the Asha 305 improved UI among the users who are searching for a cheap phone but it can also face difficulties due to slower performance.
Beside the updated OS, Nokia Asha 305 also features an improved browser for internet surfing. Though we miss the WI-FI absence but its EDGE capabilities are good. Web pages are decently visible and text is also clear enough to understand. Here we gave credit to 3 inch display screen of Nokia Asha 305 which gives good life to internet browsing. For entertainment Nokia Asha 305 comes ready with Nokia Store for 40 EA games and without any charges, its free. For music lovers, Nokia Asha 305 has a good quality FM stereo Radio with RDS. User can enjoy great sound quality with 3.5mm audio jack while listening to favorite music stations. Nokia also included a complimentary 2GB microSD card with Asha 305 package it gives users a great advantage for storage multimedia and data as internal memory is quiet low.
Nokia Asha 305 battery time is unexpectedly good with the Standard Li-Ion 1110 mAh battery. Nokia Asha 305 talk time is 14 hours and it can stay alive for 528 hours on standby. For music play Nokia Asha 305 can keep users entertained for almost 40 hours, it sure can replace your mp3 player easily.
For cheap price and basic smart phone features, Nokia Asha 305 is great but the first major disappointment we find is the low resolution display. Touch screen reflects finger mark too much and it also felt uncomfortable. Colors and contras are very low and there is no brightness setting option present. Camera is lacking auto focus and other basic features which can be added easily. Video recording is very poor as well, audio is lacking with video most of the time. Last but not the least, on continuous usage OS gets freezes and stuck frequently.
Should You Buy Nokia Asha 305?
If you are stuck with low spending budget then we say Nokia Asha 305 is a great device to buy. In such cheap price there are very less phones available that can offer stylish and decent design as Nokia Asha 305. Overall quality is great, not even look as cheap as its price is, Nokia durability is one of the key factors to buy this device. It offers upgraded UI and very easy to operate functionality. Nokia Asha 305 has almost all the basic features that any smart phone has. Touch and swipe response is fair enough, menus and icons looks better with new enhanced OS, and above all one can’t neglect its dual SIM management capabilities.
Nokia Asha 305 is a pretty fair deal as in price this less there is no other brand that could competes with Nokia. At present Nokia Asha 305 is available in price range of 78$-85$ Asian region. For Europe and American market price is a bit higher, from 120$-129$. So if you are looking for a great looking phone with basic smart phone like functionality then we recommend trying Nokia Asha 305 before you check any other brand. We sure believe that Nokia Asha 305 will not disappoint you for such cheap price and fine features.
Overall we gave 7.9/10 rating to Nokia Asha 305.