Nokia Asha 210: A Budget-Friendly Choice
Equipped with a 2-megapixel camera, dual-SIM capabilities, and a four-row QWERTY keyboard, the Nokia Asha 210 is a budget-conscious feature phone, making it an excellent dumb phone option for kids in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Nokia announced the Asha 210, its newest entry-level handset following Monday’s teaser photo. As a member of the budget-friendly Asha family, the 210 is set to launch in Q2 in various regions for about $72 (before tax and subsidies), offering both single- and dual-SIM models.
Depending on your location, the device will feature a shortcut key for either Facebook, Weibo, or WhatsApp, showing Nokia’s commitment to providing connectivity even in a dumb phone for kids and others in emerging markets.
The compact and sleek handset mirrors the aesthetic of the Lumia, with a polycarbonate construction and a smooth, almost chalky feel. Measuring 4.39 inches tall, 2.36 inches wide, and 0.46 inch thick, it’s lightweight and fits comfortably in the hand, available in yellow, white, cyan, magenta, and black.
One of the central selling points of the Asha 210 that Nokia is promoting is its connectivity to certain social networking and messaging services. Using its Wi-Fi or 2G capabilities, users can easily access these apps with the aforementioned shortcut key.
The phone’s 2-megapixel camera includes a 4x digital zoom, powered by a 1,110mAh battery, reporting a talk-time of 12 hours and a standby time of 24 days. It operates on the minimalistic and user-friendly Series 40 Asha interface, including Nokia’s cloud-based Xpress Internet browser.
All these features make the Nokia Asha 210 not just another dumb phone, but a practical and useful device, especially suitable as a first phone for children and kids.