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Nokia Asha 503

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Nokia Asha 503. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and usability are overall positive. The design and reliability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the size and GPS navigation, while there are some mixed opinions about the performance.

price, reliability, design, usability, battery

screen, GPS navigation, size

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 86 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Asha 503

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nokia Asha 503 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and battery. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the GPS navigation, while there are some mixed opinions about the price.

performance, usability, battery, camera

GPS navigation

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Nokia Asha 503 3 inch Sim Free Unlocked Smartphone - Black

May, 2015

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

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..

Jan, 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
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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: 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

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

Nokia Asha 503 review: Zingy exterior, sluggish interior

 

Nokia's Asha 503has 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..

Feb, 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: (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.

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

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

Messaging

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