Nokia launched a dual SIM phone last year and it got a positive response. Nokia manufacturers have high hope from the Asha series. Nokia Asha 200 is the affordable Nokia phone in which QWERTY keypad has been introduced with dual SIM for the first time by Nokia. Design and build
The weight of Asha 200 is 105 g. It is available in many color like Black, green, blue, cyan, pink, orange and white. The handset is made of plastic but you can hold is easily. The QWERTY keypad is good enough and backlighting is also sharp. Asha 200 looks expansive and build is good enough. The screen is 2.4 inch and viewing angles are decent with good color reproduction. You cannot reduce the brightness of the screen. Overall, in this price the phone has good looks.
Nokia Asha 200 has 2MP camera, charger plug, micro USB port, micro SD card slot and 2.5 mm jack and above all an external SIM card slot which is easily accessible.
The platform for Nokia Asha 200 is S40 and interface is simple. On the home screen you can set shortcuts to your favorite apps. You can set a theme and can customize the main menu according to your choice. UI of the phone is quite smooth and had received no complaints. Handling of two SIMs is the most important factor in this phone. The swappable SIM slot is a big advantage, which this phone has over other phones. However, it is a dual SIM dual standby handset; it means that if you are busy on call on one SIM the other SIM will be unavailable.
Music player of Nokia Asha 200 is quite decent and supports MP3, WMA, WAV and AAC. The sound quality is good and it also has equalizer settings and player can keep working in the background. FM radio is also available in this handset. In terms of video, its supports 3GPand MP4 files. But the screen is small so it’s better not to watch movies on it. Camera of the set performs well in day light but the results are not good in bad light.
Battery life of Asha 200 is good and better than many others. As compared to price phone offers good quality features. However, lack of brightness is a bad point. If you are looking for a dual SIM featured phone, Nokia Asha 200 is for you.