Nokia Asha 230 Review

Dual SIM (RM-987)     See other variants reviews Score: 4.67/10

Nokia Asha 230 is a modest phone, provisioned with a 1.3 MP back side camera, a quite powerful 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processing unit and a small sized 2.8 inches display.

The Nokia Asha 230 is a little thick for current standards, being as thick as 0.52 inches. This cellphone is 3.92 inches long and 2.31 inches wide, but it's only able to pack a much smaller 2.8 inches display. Nokia is offering this cellphone in multiple color variations: black, yellow, green, blue, red and white. This cellphone feels much lighter than what one would think about a device this size.

Nokia packed this phone with a good 2.8-inches screen, and a resolution of 320 x 240 (QVGA), giving this cellphone a regular graphic quality. This screen uses LCD capacitive technology, but it can't detect multi touch gestures.

Nokia decided to equip the Nokia Asha 230 using a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8225 system chip, including a quite powerful Dual-Core CPU speeding at 1200 MHz and only 64 MB of RAM memory. Handling graphic calculations, this device also counts with an Adreno 203 GPU ticking at 245 megahertz.

This cellphone has only a 1.3 mega-pixels back camera. this cellphone's back camera lens has a maximum 2.8 aperture so it's quite hard to take sharp photos in dark conditions. It is also able to capture videos up to 320x240 (QVGA) at 25 frames per second. In addition, the camera has digital image stabilization.

This cellphone uses a low capacity 1020 mAh Li-Ion battery that provides this cellphone a quite short battery life comparing with other similar phones. Nokia reports a talk time of 11 hs and a stand by time of 792 hours for this phone.

This phone comes with two Micro SIM cards to be able to to work with two different phone numbers in the same phone.

The Nokia Asha 230 also includes Bluetooth, and some sensors likeProximity Sensor and Accelerometer.

This phone is really expensive considering it is priced $ 269, and some similar phones cost a lot less than that. This cellphone is sold with Nokia Charger AC-18, Nokia Battery BL-5C , Quick guide and Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108.

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Device Type:Phone
Variant:Dual SIM
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Also Known As:Nokia RM-987
Product code:RM-987
Dimensions:3.92 x 2.31 x 0.52 inchesMetric9.96 x 5.87 x 1.32 cmImperial
Weight:3.15 ouncesMetric89.3 gImperial
Colors:Black, Blue, Green, Red, White and Yellow
Accessories: Nokia Charger AC-18, Nokia Battery BL-5C , Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guide
Price:$ 269.00


Screen Type:LCD (256K colors)
Size:2.8 inchesMetric7.1 cmImperial
Resolution:240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
Pixel density:143 pixels per inchMetric56.3 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8225
Processor:ARM Cortex-A5 (Dual-Core 1200 MHz)
RAM Memory:64 MB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 203 (245 MHz)
SD Card Slot:microSD


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1020 mAh
Stand-by Time:792 hours
Talk Time:11 hours


Back camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:320 x 240 (25 fps) (QVGA)
Camera features:Digital Image Stabilization


SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 3.0
Sensors:Accelerometer and Proximity Sensor