Nokia Asha 308 and 309 technical specifications

| September 25, 2012 | 20 Replies

Here’s the nitty gritty details of the  newly announced Nokia Asha 308 (dual sim) and 309. Nokia’s sleek new budget smartphones, coming Q4 for around 99USD.






109.9  mm


54.0  mm


13.2  mm


102  g


67  cm³

Form factor

Phone form factor



Dual SIM



  • Micro-USB Charging Connector
  • Micro-USB for software updates
  • Micro-USB Data Connector
  • Micro-USB-B
  • 3.5 mm Nokia AV Connector
  • 2.0 mm Charging Connector
  • Micro-USB 2.0

Wireless connectivity

  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 3.0


Remote SyncML synchronisation

WLAN features

WLAN security

  • Yes
  • WPA
  • WPA-Personal
  • WEP
  • WPA2-Personal


Data Network

Data bearers1

  • GPRS (2G)
  • GSM (2G)

1 Requires data service. Data services may not be available in all networks. Data transmission speeds may be as high as HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, but may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. The establishment and continuation of a data connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength.


Power Management2

Battery model


Battery capacity

1110  mAh

Battery voltage

3.7  V

Removable battery


Standby time (2G)

650  h

Talk time (2G)

6  h

2 Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.


Operating Frequency

Frequency bands

  • GSM 850
  • GSM 900
  • GSM 1800
  • GSM 1900

Data speed – Upload

GPRS MSC 12 – 85.6 kbit/s

Data speed – Download

EGPRS MSC 12 – 236.8 kbit/s


Internal memory

64  MB

Memory card size


Mass memory


Expandable memory card type


Display and User Interface

Display size

3  ”

Touch screen technology

Capacitive Multipoint-Touch

Display orientation


Screen height

400  pixels

Screen width

240  pixels

Display features

  • Light time-out
  • Tactile feedback
  • Orientation sensor

Display height

65.0  mm

Display width

39.42  mm

Display colors


Display technology

LCD Transmissive


Keys and Input Methods

User Input


Physical Keys

  • Send
  • Volume
  • Lock
  • Call
  • Combined End and Power key

Main camera

Camera sensor (main camera resolution)

2.0  megapixels

Flash type

No Flash

Carl Zeiss Tessar lens


Camera resolution

1600 x 1200 pixels

Main camera focus type

Fixed focus

Camera F number/aperture


Camera digital zoom

4  x

Camera focal length

3.6  mm


Graphics format

  • JPEG
  • DCF
  • BMP
  • GIF89a
  • EXIF
  • PNG
  • WBMP
  • GIF87a


Main camera features

Camera features

  • Landscape orientation
  • Exposure compensation
  • Auto and manual white balance
  • Still image editor
  • Full screen viewfinder
  • Self timer
  • Center weighted auto exposure

Camera image formats



Image capturing

Colour tone modes

  • Sepia
  • Greyscale
  • Normal
  • Negative

Capture modes

  • Self-timer
  • Video
  • Still

White balance modes

  • Fluorescent
  • Daylight
  • Automatic
  • Lightbulb

Photos viewed by

  • Photo editor
  • Slide show
  • Album

Main video camera

Video camera resolution

176 x 144 pixels

Video playback frame rate

15  fps

Video recording features

Video zoom

Camera video frame rate

10  fps

Camera video zoom

4  x

Video white balance modes

  • Fluorescent
  • Automatic
  • Daylight
  • Lightbulb


Main video camera features

Video streaming

  • YouTube browsing and video streaming
  • Streaming from video services and www
  • Progressive video download

Video features

  • Video Recorder
  • Video Streaming



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  • Emin

    WHY I BOUGHT 305?!!
    I WANT 308,it has capacitive touch-screen,huh,epic fail

    • Maybe

      I thought the synaptic super sensitive touch screen is resistive that’s why it detect gloves and keys just that it is much more sensitive than the old one plus it detect multi-touch

  • Just yesterday, I bought a 302 for the same price. Haha, o well. Its actually a very decent phone. This looks good too.

  • Pekka

    I hope they soon release Asha with GPS.

  • zymesh

    Design reminds me of N8(top) and C7(bottom)

  • Cani Lamentoqua

    Why without dual sim??? Dual sim is a standard. I think no mobile can be useful without dual sim.
    Very nice mobile. And again, younger MeeGo brother like smaller Nokia N9 – that’s it. I love it.

    • Dave

      The 308 is dual SIM. That is in fact the difference between the 308 and the 309.

  • Tech
  • Stuart

    Once again Nokia produces a dual sim phone that is useless in the Americas. Others are releasing dual sim that are quadband and have 3G data, Nokia only releases dual band with no 3G.

    • viktor von d.

      these aren’t for america

  • Silthice

    Hope Nokia can make slim and light phone like X3-02

  • Now only one thing remaining to integrate asha touch with GPS in mobile and all streaming codecs .modification in apps shortcut screen with live widget such as weather widget and set as wallpaper to app shortcut screen and offcourse 3G mobiles.

  • Maybe

    waiting for Nokia 505 Belle

    • Viipottaja

      you might need to wait until eternity and beyond..

  • hey janne Is it real that nokia asha 308/309 both packed with 800 MHz processors.Thank waiting for reply….

  • vidar

    OMG It’s unbelievable !!! How come Nokia are great at everything except for MAKING a single ******* THIN PHONE!!! 13 mm? omg..

  • Zak

    Waste phone ;-> I’m trapped by taking dis phone..because it doesn’t support Whatsapp whereas all other asha series supports it :-@ and still dey call it a smartphone :-> i don’t knw why dey are calling it as a smartphone :-> even it doesn’t support many popular apps like Google maps etc..guys don’t go for dis phone ;->

  • Zak

    Useless phone ;->:-@:->

  • charan kumar

    Is my asha 308 support Belle Update?

  • we want auto call record in nokia asha 308. which application sport for auto call record. this is possible or not?