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Nokia Asha 503

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 reviews of Nokia Asha 503. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and camera. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. The GPS navigation and connectivity get less positive views.

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durability, screen, connectivity, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Asha 503 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Asha 503

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Nokia Asha 503 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the camera and battery. The design and price also get good views, but the connectivity and durability get less positive opinions.

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durability, connectivity

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Asha 503 DUAL SIM Simfree Black Touch screen Mobile PhoneNokia Asha 503 DUAL SIM Simfree Black Touch screen Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Alexander Willcox (techradar.com)

Nokia Asha 503 review

 

A bargain handset that is full of features, but not that smart

Great battery life ; 5 MP camera ; Replaceable rear cover ; Easy to use ; Cheap

Small, low res screen ; No GPS ; No front camera ; Small selection of apps

Ratings in depth The Nokia Asha 503 is the latest handset in a series of low-cost, feature-packed devices from the Microsoft-owned company.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: David Court (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia Asha 503 review

 

On the plus side, the Asha 503 only weighs 110.2g and yet it still feels incredibly solid and sturdy in your hand. It's the sort of smartphone that you'd have to be really unlucky to physically break.

Nokia Asha 503 leaves a lot to be desire, it lacks performance, apps and reliability, but what it does have is affordability. The 502 really is an entry level smartphone that should only be considered if you are desperate to get your hands on a...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Nokia Asha 503 Review: In Depth

 

The Nokia Asha 503 is the latest release from the Finnish company's range of budget-priced feature phones. The Asha 503 is not a cutting edge smartphone by any means, although it totes a respectable…

Fun, eye-catching design ; 5-megapixel camera ; Lightweight, compact build

Poor value for money ; Low resolution screen ; No GPS ; Lacklustre apps and browser

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia Asha 503 review: One step at a time

 

Asha phones. They take you a long way, but yet make you always want more. In this case, more would mean something with Windows Phone inside. Looks like the right thing for Nokia to do - keep customers in the Lumia waiting room, and away from Android...

Quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE ; Dual-band 3G with HSPA ; Optional dual-SIM support, dual standby, hot-swappable secondary microSIM ; Nokia Asha software platform 1.2 ; 3" QVGA capacitive touchscreen, ~133 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 ; Proximity sensor ;...

Low-resolution screen ; Fixed-focus camera ; No smart dialing

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Nokia Asha 503 Review

 

The Nokia Asha 503 is a fun little affordable feature phone coming in vibrant colorful tones…

Colorful fun design ; Decent 5-megapixel camera

Underpowered feature phone with very limited functionality and poor apps ; Poor display

With a price of around $99 (€99 in Europe), the Asha 503 is without a doubt an affordable device, but in this day and age there are plenty of smartphones offering much more for the same price.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Nokia Asha 503

 

Nokia Asha 503 smartphone is a budget Dual-SIM offering by Nokia. The smartphone comes with a 3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors and has a 240 x 320 pixels display resolution. The Asha 503 dual sim smartphone has 4GB internal memory...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Speakers:STEREO
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, G.711, G.726, G.729, iLBC
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Zinc-Сarbon
Battery Type:BL-4U
Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):4
Continuous audio playback time:35.8 / 45.8
Continuous video playback time:11.7
Standby time (2G):12 / 840
Standby time (3G):840
Talk time (2G):12
Talk time (3G):4.5

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Main camera resolution:320 x 240
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 6
Maximum frame rate:15
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Photo effects:Black&White, Grey, Negative film, Sepia / black&white, Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 6
Second Camera:No / Yes
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent
Zoom capability: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, HFP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 3.0

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Red / White / Yellow
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Flash memory:4096
Maximum memory card size:32

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
E-mail protocols:IMAP4, IMAPS, POP3, SMTP
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):No / Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV / 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, MP4 / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4 / 3GPP, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, MP4
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, JPG, PNG, SVG / JPEG XR
Speakers:Mono
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVC, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, AVI, MP4 / 3GP, MP4 / AVCHD, H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, G.711, G.726, G.729, HR, iLBC / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:No / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, DUN, FTP
Bluetooth version:3.0
Data network:GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
Security algorithms:EAP, EAP-SIM, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-SIM, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, WAPI, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, WAPI, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
WAP: Yes
WCDMA bands supported:900,2100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Phonebook capacity:4000
Ringer type:MP3
VoIP: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:AC
Headset included: Yes
Memory Card Included:microSD
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Asha
Operating System Version:1.2 / 1.4 / Asha 1.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Games, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Phone features

Conference call: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Recorder
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB B / Mini-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Power

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery Type:BL-4U
Battery voltage:3.7
Continuous audio playback time:35.8
Continuous video playback time:11.7
Standby time (2G):480
Talk time (2G):12
Talk time (3G):4.5

Software

Operating system installed:Asha
Operating System Version:1.2 / 1.4 / Asha 1.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:No / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Cyan / Green / Red / White / Yellow
Device lock: Yes
Google applications:Gmail
GPRS: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP
Maximum Video Resolution:320 x 240
Proximity sensor: Yes
Standby time:480 / 840
Subscription type:No subscription
Talk Time:12
USB mass storage: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, MP4
Wireless Connection: Yes

Video

Frame rate:26
Preview frame rate:15
Video call: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video Playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.27
Height :10.3 / 11
Weight:102.6 / 110.2 / 111.4
Width:6.06