The Good 40 EA games can be freely downloaded.
The Bad No 3G; Series 40 operating system is laggy, cryptic and error prone; Small low-res screen; Terrible camera; Less extensive app choice than Android.
The Bottom Line With the old Series 40 software on board, the Nokia Asha 306 is already a smart phone with usability strings attached. But it's biggest shortcoming is no 3G, which throttles speeds when you're not able to use Wi-Fi. It's also nowhere near cheap enough to rival a budget Android. Avoid like the plague.
Nokia Asha 306
Nokia reserves the razzle-dazzle for its Windows Phone-powered Lumia handsets, but the once Mighty Finn is still plugging away selling a cheaper range of Asha phones, based on its old-as-the-hills Series 40 software.
Asha phones are mostly aimed at buyers in developing countries such as India, but Nokia's also selling select models here in the UK in the hope of wooing you away from budget Google Android handsets.
They can be described as smart phones with usability strings attached.
Yes, you can download apps but don't expect this software to be as slick
and easy to use as an Android or iOS device.
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