I got the Nokia 305 earlier today, this is the phone that was recently introduced to the Kenyan market at a price point of Kshs. 7,700. Nokia acknowledges that mobile phones uptake is quite high in Kenya, mostly among the market they target with the Asha phone proposition. So Nokia aims to make the entry level device quite an experience with smartphone- like features to the users. We have previusly seen the introduction of Mail for Exchange for S40 devices, these being the Asha 302 and 303. Nokia has introduced a number of Asha phones all over the year, with the aim to connect the next billion with phones that in the words of Nokia, “do much more than just access the internet”.
So I thought to take the Nokia 305 in the first hands-on. This includes the unboxing, box contents, phone design, an option of a Swahili and English phone menu for the East African Market, pull menu to reveal notifications, swipe to reveal phone dialer and favourite apps, the slot for sim hot-swap, the 2mp camera, the phone entrails and also the phone menu.
See for yourself in the gallery below.
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