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Nokia Asha 503

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and build quality. The value for money and camera are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the responsiveness and GPS navigation.

design, camera, value for money, build quality, portability

screen, GPS navigation, responsiveness

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

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Nokia Asha 503


However, the plaudits stop there. The $99 unlocked global smartphone's low-quality, low-resolution screen, iffy call quality, fixed camera focus, and jerky navigation are markers of the 503's budget status, even as it's the most generously appointed...

Nokia's Asha 503 has a sturdy, eye-catching design that's entirely pocketable and easy to use one-handed. It's Wi-Fi capable, packs in a camera flash, and won't break the bank.

Poor screen quality on the Asha 503 makes reading the display unpleasant. The camera's fixed-focused lens takes mediocre photos, and speakerphone volume is too low to be useful. Navigation is slow and jerky.

Its surprising design is the best thing about the Nokia Asha 503, but if you're looking for a traditional smartphone experience, its underperformance will only disappoint..

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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.

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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


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Nokia Asha 503 review


With its cheap price and unusual, attractive design, the Nokia Asha 503 is a budget phone for essential calls, texts and social networking. Even so, its poor screen and meagre selection of apps means it's perhaps worth looking at low-cost Android phones.

Dirt cheap ; Attractive, fun design ; Solid build quality ; Expandable storage

Unpleasant, low-resolution screen ; Sluggish performance ; App selection is extremely limited

If you're after a phone for the absolute essential tasks of calls, texts and a spot of social networking, the Nokia Asha 503 will provide exactly that and asks for very little money in return. Its poor screen however, together with its sluggish...

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Nokia Asha 503 Review: In Depth


The Nokia Asha 503 is a fun-looking feature phone with a 3-inch touchscreen and a 5-megapixel camera.

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

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

Any parents thinking of getting this one for their kids, don’t.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:S40 ASHA TOUCH
Operating System Version:S40 ASHA TOUCH
Operator:EE / O2 / Sim Free / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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