Best Nokia Mobiles of 2013

If you’re a die-hard Nokia fan and want to buy a Nokia phone of late, we’re here to help. We have shortlisted the best Nokia mobiles in various price ranges.

5K INR (Non-Touch Screen): Nokia 301 Dual SIM:

Nokia has introduced its new phone known as Nokia301 which is a Dual SIM phone in the Indian market. It has a 2.4 inch transmissive LCD with 320 x 240 pixel resolution and alphanumeric keypad. Nokia 301 runs on Series 40 operating system with Nokia Xpress browser. It supports 3G connectivity and noise canceling. It also has a 3.2 MP rear camera with some good features like panoramic shots and sequential shots. On the connectivity front, Nokia has done a commendable job incorporating A2DP, 3.5G HSPA, GPRS, GPS and Bluetooth v3.0 with Micro-USB 2.0 port.

In addition, the Nokia 301 comes with pre-installed applications such as Instant Messenger, Email Client, Twitter, Facebook Chat, Nokia Chat and eBuddy IM. It has 256MB of internal memory, 64MB of RAM and up to 32GB of external memory via microSD card and it has a powerful 1200mAh battery that provides up to 20 hours of talk time for 2G and 6 hours of talk time for 3G and up to 888 hours of standby time. 2G and 936 hours for 3G.

The best phone for those who want a simple non-touch phone with good features.

Under 5K INR (Touch Screen): Nokia Asha 310

Nokia Asha 310

The Asha 310 is a dual SIM device with ‘Easy Swap’ and the secondary SIM slot is located on the side of the phone allowing users to insert the second SIM without having to hang up. It has a 3 inch capacitive LCD touch screen with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. There’s a basic 2MP camera on the back and it doesn’t have a front-facing camera. The Asha 310 supports Internet connectivity via GPRS/EDGE along with other connectivity options including WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, Micro-USB 2.0 and USB. The Nokia Asha 310 has a 1,110mAh battery that provides 17 hours of talk time or up to 25 days of standby time on a single charge.

The Asha 310 comes with preloaded Email, Facebook, Twitter and eBuddy apps in addition to Nokia Maps that works online and offline. The phone also offers 40 free games from EA such as Tetris, Bejeweled, Need for Speed ​​the Run and Fifa, which were held in 2012.

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This phone retails for around INR 5,000 and is a good buy for those who want a good touchscreen phone without the overhead of messing with the Android OS.

Under 10K INR (QWERTY Form Factor): Nokia Asha 303

Nokia Asha 303

The Nokia Asha 303 is a touchscreen phone with a full QWERTY keypad that gives the user the advantage of using touch or type input to meet the specific needs of the consumer. Running on the Series 40 operating system, this Nokia phone is designed to provide a seamless user experience. This Asha series phone has a 2.6 inch capacitive touchscreen display that gives a view to the user while in use. The Nokia Asha 303 has a 1 GHz processor and has a fixed focus 3.2 megapixel camera that takes pictures and records videos. Asha 303 appears to be a relative of X2-01. The Nokia Asha 303 uses an ARM 11 architecture-based mobile processor clocked at 1 GHz combined with 128 MB of low-power memory to support it.

For the operating system, Nokia has added 256 MB of ROM. The Asha 303 has the most extravagant Symbian Series 40 mobile operating system that usually comes with a number of interesting pre-installed apps like Angry Birds, Zenga TV and WhatsApp.

Under 15K INR: Nokia Lumia 620

Nokia Lumia 620

The recently launched Nokia Lumia 620 has a 3.8 inch ClearBlack Display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels and also a pixel density of 246ppi. It consists of a Krait-core 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and a 1,300mAh battery along with 512MB of RAM to power the pack. The phone comes with 8GB of onboard storage, 7GB of SkyDrive space and microSD expansion up to almost 64GB. Talking about internet connectivity, the phone offers 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC and microUSB 2.0. 5MP camera with LED flash at the back and VGA secondary camera at the front for viewing. At the end of the touch screen of the Nokia Lumia 620 are three standard keys used in the WP platform: Home, Back and Search.

At the top of the screen are the sensors and the secondary camera, while the headphone jack is at the top. The 5MP camera is placed at the back with LED flash and speaker grille and the micro USB port is at the bottom. Volume rocker, Power/Lock and Camera key are on the right side of the screen while the left side is blank.

Overall, the phone is easy to use and fits easily in the palm of the hand, but is quite small compared to phablets hitting the market today. The Nokia Lumia 620 is the best value for money device in the sub 15K INR price range and is poised to be the best selling Nokia Lumia device in India. It is very attractive to look at and very easy to hold as well.

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Under 20K INR: Nokia Lumia 720

Nokia Asha 720

Nokia is expanding the Windows 8 Lumia lineup and has launched two more phones in this lineup. The phone comes with a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The most important and boastful features of this Windows phone are its camera and display. It comes with a 6.7 MP camera, autofocus, LED flash and Carl-Ziess lens. Nokia has also provided an HD 1.3 MP front camera. Nokia Lumia 720 comes with a dual-core processor and runs on the Windows 8 platform. But the RAM is less than expected at 512MB. The phone supports 3G, NFC, EDGE and all other normal connectivity options. Nokia Lumia 720 comes with 8GB internal memory and can be expanded up to 64GB via Micro SD card. While the battery is standard at 2000mAh, we’d guess it’s perfect for a mid-range phone.

The Nokia Lumia 720 will be available in red, white, cyan, black and yellow colors and is expected to launch in India in mid-April with a price tag of INR 17.5K.

Under 35k INR: Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Asha 920

The Nokia Lumia 920 is solidly built from a polycarbonate unibody shell that wraps around the device and offers a welcome change. The left side of the phone is completely bare, leading to the Micro-SIM slot at the top left. The 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack is in the middle of the top edge, next to a noise canceling microphone. The right side of the phone has the volume rocker, power button, and camera button in a typical Windows Phone button arrangement. The camera bears the alias PureView, famous for the 41-megapixel Nokia 808.

However, Nokia has optical image stabilization on this phone to give you much smoother video recording and less shaky images even in low light conditions.

Nokia abandoned the AMOLED display found on the Lumia 900 and went with a 4.5 inch IPS LCD with 768×1280 pixels that can be operated in the hand with gloves.

Nokia Lumia 920 is built into Windows Phone 8; Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system that comes with numerous improvements such as enhanced performance, multi-core processor support, NFC and more. Battery life is unlikely to be an issue, even for heavy users, and you can expect to fill an entire day on a single charge.


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