Samsung recently launched its REX series of featurephones to capture some market share in low budget segment of devices. But does Samsungt really have a contender to match the Nokia’s range of Asha devices ? Here is a quick comparison table of what both devices offer.
|Nokia Asha 310||Samsung Rex 90|
|1GHZ processor||312 Mhz processor|
|128MB User Memory||10MB User Memory|
|3 inches LCD transmissive Display||3.5” HVGA TFT LCD Display|
|Wifi Support||Wifi Support|
|1110 mAh Battery||1000mAh battery|
|2MP Camera||3.2 MP Camera|
|Nokia Xpress Browser||Opera Mini Browser|
|Push Notifications support||NA|
|40 free EA games||10 Gameloft games|
|Nokia Music and Nokia Maps||NA|
|Nokia Life Tools||NA|
Nokia Asha Vs Samsung Rex :
On paper Asha 310 is faster and much better in specs than the Samsung Rex phone.
On the outside both phones features a full touchscreen panel with call and end keys. Both phones are built of plastic and have a good build quality for their price. The back side of both the phones are made of sticky plastic with Nokia having some patterns.
Asha 310 comes with a 2MP camera whereas the Rex 90 comes with a 3.2MP camera.
Hot swap Micro SD + Sim card Slot on the side.
The beauty of Nokia Asha lies in the software which makes the good use of the powerful hardware. Unlike the Samsung’s ugly Touchwiz java port Nokia’s new Asha UI is built from scratch.
The new Asha UI borrows some design language from the Meego powered Nokia N9. From the edge to edge unlock to the menu arrangement everything is straight forward and simple to use. Want smartphone like features? Asha phones supports push email, push notifications for Facebook and Twitter.
As an added advantage you get Nokia Music and free 40 EA games to download for free. Rumors suggests HERE maps is coming to Asha devices too. So if you are planning to try a budget phone with smartphone like features and usability look nowhere and buy the Asha devices.