The new Nokia flagship smartphone was announced last September 2012 and its called Nokia Lumia 920 which is now available in the Philippines. This will be the best of Lumia line-up running Windows 8 OS, other two Lumia are 820 and 620 model. The Lumia 920 has 4.5-inches display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM and 8.7-megapixel PureView camera. The most noticeable feature of this phone is the PureView camera technology that was first seen in Nokia 808 with 41-megapixel camera. Lumia 920 can capture images with 5x – 10x more light against other smartphones, best in class low-light performance and blur free videos even if the camera is shaking. You can purchase Nokia Lumia 920 for its reasonable price of Php26,990.
Last month, we saw new Nokia smartphone running a Windows 8 OS for demos only but our most awaited two Nokia Lumia phone are finally available in the Philippines for reasonable prices. My cousin told me about this but he doesn’t know the name of this Nokia model before. We tried to explore this phone before, it has a responsive touch display, great design and screen size and Windows 8 for mobile is really impressive that will make you want to buy it.
Li-Ion 1650mAh battery with integrated wireless charging
Nokia Lumia 620 is the third most affordable handset in its range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Thay say that It is always compare to HTC 8S, both phones have pretty similar specs like the dual-core processor, RAM and camera megapixel but the big difference is the price since the Nokia Lumia 620 was just became available recently and has a SRP of Php11,600.
Nokia Lumia 620 Specs:
Size: 115.4 x 61.1 x 11 mm
Weight: 127 g
1GHZ dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
Adreno 305 GPU
3.8-inch TFT Clear Black display, 16M colours
480 x 800 pixels(246 ppi )
5-megapixel camera, Autofocus, LED flash
VGA front facing camera
720p @30Fps video recording
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS
8GB internal storage, microSD up to 64GB
Dolby headphone sound enhancement
HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth ver3.0 with A2DP, EDR
GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, white, black
Nokia added three handset to their Asha family, Nokia 305, Nokia 306 and Nokia 311. If you notice that these new Nokia Asha are touchscreen unlike their predecessors are using QWERTY keyboard. Nokia Asha 305 and 306 are very similar like a twin but I just want to feature the Asha 306 for some reason.
Nokia Asha 306 has a 3 inches touchscreen, 2 megapixel camera, 2G GPRS mobile data connectivity and it will be the most-affordable Nokia phone with built-in Wi-Fi.
Like the two new phone, Nokia Asha 306 comes with 40 free EA games which is more enjoyable to play in a affordable full touch phone available in 4 different colors; silver white, Red, Mid Blue and Dark Grey. Nokia Asha 305 is expected to be available in the Philippines this quarter but the other two, Asha 306 and 311 will be release in 3rd quarter of this year.
Nokia Lumia 710 with a codename of “Sabre” is the new addition to Nokia’s Lumia series of smartphone. I runs a Windows Phone OS with the updated version “Mango” and intended to target the mid-range smartphone by offering a device at a lower price. Nokia Lumia 710 is available for purchase in the Philippines on April 16, 2012 and Smart Communications Inc. will exclusively distribute the new Nokia Lumia 710 smartphone to its postpaid subscribers. What I like about this Lumia is the 1.4GHz processor and 3.7-inch wide touchscreen for affordable price. It can also run Internet Explorer 9 and support HTML 5. The cheapest Nokia Lumia 710 that I found online can be purchase for only P13,950.
Nokia Lumia 710 has a changeable back covers if you want your phone to look new everyday. It is available in black, white, cyan, fuchsia and yellow. Only one cover comes with the bundle but Nokia will sell these different color covers as an accessory for the phone.
Nokia Lumia 710 features and specs:
Size: 119 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm
1.4GHz Single-core processor (Snapdragon Chipset)
TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16-million colors
3.7-inch (800 x 480 pixels) 252 ppi pixel density
Nokia ClearBlack Display (Corning Gorilla Glass)
5-megapixel camera with Autofocus and LED Flash
720p HD video recording @30fps
8GB storage, 512 RAM
Speed: HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
Sensor: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Browser: Internet Explorer 9, HTML 5
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 / RM-803
Standard Battery Li-Ion 1300mAh (BP-3L)
Stand by time: Up to 400hrs (2G) / Up to 400hrs (3G)
Talk time: Up to 7hrs (2G) / Up to 7hrs 40min (3G)
Nokia Asha 302 was announced at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona along with other Asha phones – the Nokia Asha 202, and 203. The Nokia Asha 302 is phone powered by Nokia’s Series 40 operating system. In the Philippines, it is currently endorse in the noon time show Eat Bulaga by Vic Sotto and the new addition to their Asha line-up. They also give it to the lucky winner of Juan for All, All for Juan (Bayanihan of the pipol) portion of the show.
Its main features are the QWERTY keyboard and Mail for Exchange, the pentaband 3G radio, SIP VoIP over 3G and Wi-Fi. It will easily connect to popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter and its 1GHz processor performance can provide you fast internet browsing experience. Nokia claimed that the battery life is from 6 to 9 hours of talk-time, from 29 to 43 days of standby, and for music lover, this phone is one of the best choice because it has 50hours of music playback. Nokia Asha 302 Philippine price is only P5,290, a stylish QWERTY phone within your budget. It is also available in five different colors as shown below.
Nokia Asha 302 features and specs:
Candybar QWERTY form factor
Size: 115.2 x 58.9 x 13.5 mm, 77 cc
Weight: 106 g
1 GHz ARM11 processor
2.4-inch Display (320 x 240 pixels)
Screen type: TFT, 262k colors (167 ppi pixel density)
3.15-megapixels, Fixed Focus
VGA video recording @15fps
Series S40 OS
100MB internal memory (microSD up to 32GB)
256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM
microUSB v2.0, USB on-the-go support
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Speed: HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Colors: White, Golden Light, Dark Grey, Mid Blue, Plum Red
Available in March 2012
Standby Up to 707 hrs on 2G and Up to 830 hrs on 3G