Nokia Asha 305
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|Availability by country||Global|
|Form factor||Full Touch candybar|
|Operating system||Nokia Asha Series 40 OS|
|Storage||10 Mb maximum user storage|
Up to 32 GBmicroSDHC;
2 Gb memory card included
• Talk time: Up to 14 hours
• Music playback: 40 hours
|Display||240 × 400 px (WQVGA), 3.0" (155 ppi), 16 bits|
2 MPix (CMOS sensor) EDoF, 1600x1200 px;
The Nokia Asha 305 is a "Full Touch" phone powered by Nokia's Series 40 operating system. It was announced at Bangkok by Nokia along with two other Asha Full Touch phones - the Nokia Asha 306 and 311. Its main features are the Full Touch resistive touchscreen and dual SIM.
History and availability
The Nokia Asha 305 was announced at Bangkok by Nokia, and the announcement offered global availability from 3Q of 2012. The phone's suggested price was €63 subject to taxes and subsidies.
Screen and input
The Nokia Asha 305 has a 3.0-inch resistive touchscreen (multi point) with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels (QVGA). According to Nokia it is capable of displaying up to 65 thousand colors.
The back camera has an extended depth of field feature (no mechanical zoom), no flash and has a 4× digital zoom for both video and camera. The sensor size of the back camera is 2-megapixel, has a f/2.8 aperture and a 50 cm to infinity focus range. It is capable of video recording at up to 176 x 144 px at 10 fps with mono sound.
On the front of the device, there are the answer/call keys, on the right side of the device there are the volume rocker and the lock/unlock button.
Battery and SIM
The battery life of the BP-4U (1100 mAh) as claimed by Nokia is 14 hours of talk time, from 528 hours of standby and 40 hours of music playback depending on actual usage.
The main SIM card is located under the battery which can be accessed by removing the back panel of the device. No tool is necessary to remove the back panel. Second SIM card slot hot-swappable) is located in edge of the phone.
Additional storage is available via a hot swappable microSDHC card socket, which is certified to support up to 32 GB of additional storage.
The Nokia Asha 305 is powered by Nokia Series 40 Full Touch operating system and comes with a variety of applications:
- Web: Nokia (proxy) Browser for Series 40
- Conversations: Nokia Messaging Service 3.2 (instant messaging and e-mail) and SMS, MMS
- Social: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Orkut
- Media: Camera, Photos, Music player, Nokia Music Store (on selected market), Flash Lite 3.0 (for YouTube video), Video player, Music Mania
- Personal Information Management: Calendar, Detailed contact information
- Utilities: Notes, Calculator, To-do list, Alarm clock, Voice recorder, Stopwatch
The device comes with Nokia Maps for Series 40 and make use of cellular network for positioning as there is no GPS in the phone. Nokia Maps for Series 40 phones does not provide voice guided navigation and only allows for basic route (<10 km) to be plan. The software will provide step by step instructions, allows the user to see the route on a map and search for nearby points of interest. Depending on where the phone was purchased, regional maps (Europe, South America, etc.) are preloaded and, as such, an active internet connection to download map data is not required.
- "Nokia Asha 305 - Device Details". Nokia Developer. Nokia. 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2015-02-10.