Asha 308 Camera Test (Hint: It’s Not Good)

| December 23, 2012 | 9 Replies

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You amy recall that a couple months abck we took a look at the Asha 302 in SmartPhoneLiteWeek (A week where I only used the 302 as my primary phone); which included a camera test- the bottom line of which was that the Asha 302 was a superb chooter in terms of money to quality; as wella s in general being a great feature phone camera. Unfortunately this isn’t the case with the Asha 308, in fact it’s the total opposite, where as the Asha 302 was fun to use in terms of a camera (since it was constantly surprisingly); with the 308 I could barely wait to get done of snapping images and getting back inside… that bad.

Although honestly the picture quality isn’t too bad the video is a complete failure (it would have been better off not being able to capture video- honestly). The Asha 302 has a 3.2 MP camera that filmed video in 480p (very impressive for feature phone standards) along with some great audio capture. The 308 has some acceptable audio recording in video mode but a stomach hurling video capture of 240p- check out the video below; but you have been warned:

Compare that quality to the Asha 302′s video, I can’t see why they couldn’t replicate the same abilities, quite disappointing really:

Photo’s are pretty decent and look good on anything less than your average 13″ screen

(Check out the 302′s photo gallery here: http://mynokiablog.com/2012/05/22/camera-test-asha-302-surprisingly-good-smartphoneliteweek/

 

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  1. iluvnok says:

    People who buy Asha 308 and the like are not reading blogs :) It is inferior compared to Lumia 920 and other higher end devices but it is good enough for the its price point and target market.

  2. krishna6233 says:

    its ok for the price range ..i have played with this phone in a store ..liked it.A 3mp FF camera n wifi could made this phn a lot better.the design is really pleasing

    seriously the name Asha sucks -

  3. viktor von d. says:

    thanks for the reviews on the low end devices. they are always overlooked. would like to see more reviews on future low end devices

  4. stylinred says:

    it should have an n95 camera in it

    anyway it’s not horrible

  5. mohammed says:

    so u live in khalda :P or tla’ el ali :P heheh nice review :D

  6. Marc Aurel says:

    Actually the video is not 240p. It’s 176 x 144 a.k.a. QCIF. The camera module on the full touch Ashas excluding the 311 is really cheap (and cheerful, as they say), because they had to save on something. The 3″ WQVGA screen is more expensive than the QVGA screen on non-touch and Touch and Type Ashas, and the camera module was an obvious target.

    The still picture quality in good light such as above is not that bad, though, and quite acceptable for many uses.

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