Nokia Asha 230 Dual SIM

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Code RM-986 
Announced 2014-02-24 
User guide Download 



  • Height: 99.5 mm
  • Width: 58.6 mm
  • Thickness: 13.2 mm
  • Weight: 89.2 g

Display and User Interface

  • Display size: 2.8 ''
  • Display resolution: QVGA (320 x 240) 
  • Display features: Brightness control, Tactile feedback, Low power mode, Nokia Glance screen
  • Display colors: HighColor (18-bit/262k) 
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3 
  • Pixel density: 142 ppi
  • Display technology: LCD Transflective 
  • Display height: 57.6 mm
  • Display width: 43.2 mm
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor

Keys and Input Methods

  • User Input: Touch 
  • Operating keys: Volume keys, Power/Lock key, Back key

Form factor

  • Form factor: Monoblock touch 



  • SIM card type: Micro SIM 
  • Dual SIM: Dual Standby SIM 
  • Charging connectors: Micro-USB 
  • AV connectors: 3.5 mm stereo headphone connector 
  • System connectors: Micro-USB-B 
  • USB: USB 2.0 
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0 
  • Bluetooth profiles: Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Headset profile (HSP) 1.1, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.3, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.0, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Dial-Up Networking Profile (DUN), File Transfer Profile (FTP)

Data Network

  • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 
  • GSM max data speed UL: GPRS 42.8 kbps 

Power Management

  • Battery capacity: 1020 mAh
  • Battery voltage: 3.7 V
  • Removable battery: Yes 
  • Maximum talk time (2G): 12 h
  • Maximum standby time with dual SIM: 21 days
  • Maximum music playback time: 42 h
  • Maximum video playback time: 8 h
  • Maximum cellular network browsing time: 6 h


  • User data storage: Memory card 
  • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD 

Software and applications

Productivity features

  • Personal information management features: Digital clock, Recorder, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Alarm clock, Social networks in Phonebook, Phonebook

Other Applications

  • Game features: Java games 

Software platform & User Interface

  • Software release: Nokia Asha software platform 1.1.1 
  • Software updates: Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) 


Email and Messaging

  • Email clients: Native Email Client, MS Exchange Active Sync
  • Email protocols: SMTP, IMAP4, POP3, IMAP4 IDLE, IMAPS
  • Email features: Email attachments, Multiple email accounts, Always up to date, Viewing of email attachments
  • Supported instant messaging services: Twitter, WhatsApp, Direct chat, Facebook
  • Messaging features: Instant messaging, Concatenated SMS for long messages, Text messaging, Unified MMS/SMS editor, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Multimedia messaging, Push notifications for IM, Conversational chat style SMS

Call management

  • Call management features: Call waiting, Call history, Call barring, Call forwarding, Call logs: dialled, received and missed, Conference call, Fixed dialling number, Integrated hands-free speakers, Voice mail
  • Ringtones: Downloadable ringtones, MP3 ringtones
  • Noise cancellation: Yes 
  • Speech codecs: GSM FR, GSM HR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, GSM EFR

Device security


  • General Security features: Firmware update, Device lock, PIN code, Device lock passcode

Sharing and Internet

Browsing and Internet

  • Internet browser capabilities: WAP browser 
  • Social apps: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, LINE, WeChat
  • Photo sharing: Photo sharing with Slam, Facebook, Send as email attachment, Share over Bluetooth
  • Video sharing: Video sharing with Slam 


GPS and navigation

  • Location and navigation apps: Nokia Nearby 
  • Location technologies: Cellular network positioning 


Main camera

  • Main camera sensor: 1.3 MP 
  • Camera resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels
  • Main camera focus type: Fixed focus 
  • Camera digital zoom: 3 x
  • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.8 
  • Camera focal length: 2.3 mm
  • Camera minimum focus range: 60 cm
  • Camera image formats: JPEG, RAW10

Main camera features

  • Main camera - other features: Landscape orientation, Auto and manual white balance, Still image editor, Full screen viewfinder

Image capturing

  • Capture modes: Video, Self-timer
  • Scene modes: Automatic 
  • Colour tone modes: Sepia, Normal, Negative, Black and white
  • White balance modes: Fluorescent, Daylight, Automatic
  • Light sensitivity: Automatic 

Music and Audio


  • Music apps: Nokia Music 
  • DRM support: OMA DRM 1 
  • Audio features: Playlists in Music player, Audio Streaming, Music Player, Album graphics display in Music player

Music format

  • Codecs: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI
  • Audio playback file formats: WAV, MP4, MP3, MIDI, AMR


  • Radio features: Stereo FM radio 

Voice and audio recording

  • Recording: Voice recorder 
  • Audio recording features: Mono 


Main video camera

  • Camera video frame rate: 15 fps
  • Camera video zoom: 3 x
  • Video playback frame rate: 25 fps
  • Video playback codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4
  • Video playback file formats: 3GP, MP4
  • Video recording formats: 3GP/H.263 
  • Video scene modes: Automatic 
  • Video white balance modes: Fluorescent, Automatic, Daylight, Lightbulb

Main video camera features

  • Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Download and Play
  • Video recording features: Video zoom 
  • Video recording colour modes: Black and white, Negative, Sepia


Environmental features

  • Materials: Free of PVC, Free of nickel on the product surface, Free of BFR, rFR as in Nokia Substance List
  • Energy efficiency: Unplug charger reminder 
  • Eco content and services: Available at Nokia Store 
  • Recycling: 100% recoverable as materials and energy 
  • User guide: One colour printing 
  • Packaging: Made of renewable materials, Minimized package, Packaging is 100 % recyclable, Virgin wood fibres up to 100% certified, Containing up to 85% recycled materials


Accessibility features

  • Hearing: Vibrating alerts 
  • Vision: Vibrating alerts 
  • Physical skills: Speakerphone 

What’s in the box


  • Sales Package: Nokia Asha 230 Dual SIM, Nokia Charger AC-18, Nokia Battery BL-5C , Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guide