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Nokia 603 User Reviews

9.7 Based on 15 Reviews

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Camera8.9/10
Multimedia9.7/10
Internet9.6/10
Call quality9.6/10
Battery9.2/10
Reception9.7/10
Display9.9/10
Build quality9.8/10
Text input9.7/10
Everyday usage9.9/10
UI speed9.6/10

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Godwintgn
posted on 24 Apr 2014, 21:10 (Posts: 0; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

10

simpley awesome

Godwintgn has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

first i want to tell this phone OS is dead. But I love the os very much. Call quality is awesome. Audio with dolby surrounding so that I don't want to explain this. Video payback is good. Plays almost all formats. If you start using this phone you can't leave this simply. And I want to tell one thing the display is scratch resistance. I can't get scratch. I am using without screen guard. No front cam and flash.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10 connectivity is very fast and response.
Multimedia 10/10 audio is awesome because of dolby sound. Also it plays almost all formats. I played the movies 2 to 3 Gb of size. It's play perfectly. Also viewing angle is very good.
Camera 10/10 in this price range you can get this type of camera quality. Day time pictures are very very good. Even you can't get such picture quality in xperia devices.
UI speed 10/10 above 100 apps. No lag.
Everyday usage 10/10 best phone for everyday usage. Simply better.
Text input 10/10 predictive typing.... You can text very fast. Also responsible.
Display 10/10 yYou can't get such wonderful display in any other phone in this price range. Clear black display good for your eyes.
Battery 10/10 crossed 2 years still i can get 2 days battery backup with moderate use.

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ermayo93
posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:48 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

9

Nokia 603

ermayo93 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Feature Pack 2 update has more problems than its predecessor. Standby clock consumes CPU and drains the battery extremely quick. The T9 predictive texting feature is ALWAYS on with tabs at the top of the screen which is an eyesore.

Build quality 9/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 8/10
UI speed 8/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 5/10

Pros

  • Great overall Nokia platform phone

Cons

  • Belle Feature Pack 2 update

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FeraRaphe
posted on 14 Mar 2014, 06:53 (Posts: 0; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)

10

Nokia 603

FeraRaphe has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

603 lies perfectly in your hand,it is very comfortable to use.Touchsreen is very sensitive and with ClearBack display you don't see any reflections even in sunniest days. IPC-LCD which you can find on iPhones have smoother feeling than TFT touchscreens to me and provides better viewing angles.You'll be able to see image exactly the same from every angle.

Adding widgets and shortcuts to homescreen is a piece of cake,just like adding or deleting homescreens.There are some nice widgets like images which will show few of your images on homescreen,music player widget,weather widget,Google search,Facebook widget...

UI is super fast, and 1GHz processor really does it's job so everything runs smoothly.HD Games like Asphalt 6 : Adrenaline run exceptionally well, no lags at all,but there is not really much apps and games for Belle.

Battery is fantastic! Camera is ok , lacking LED flash is con ,and there is no front facing camera. Text input is decent, not best , but not bad too.

Nokia could have added more memory for this phone, it's internal memory is 2GB , but only half of that (1GB) is user available.Considering one HD game takes from 100-500MB , there is not much space, but you can always expand it to 32GB with microSD

All in all , it's very good phone , but if this phone was Android , it would be excellent.

Build quality 10/10 It feels comfortable in hand,and scratching it takes some time.
Reception 9/10 Reception is very good
Call quality 8/10 Call quality could be better on this phone really
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 9/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • touchscreen sensitivity
  • good processor ; multitasking
  • design
  • fast UI , fast browsing and apps
  • ClearBack display
  • lots of pre-installed apps
  • 3.5mm headphones port ; microUSB
  • battery life
  • accelerometar ; proximity ; compass
  • everyday use

Cons

  • no front facing camera
  • not many apps/games available on OviStore
  • no LED flash on rear camera
  • just 1GB user-available memory space

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krishnendu
posted on 03 Jun 2013, 17:21 (Posts: 0; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)

10

awesome phone!

krishnendu has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

AWESOME PHONE, JUST WHAT I WAS SEARCHING FOR! IT HAS FANTASTIC TOUCH AWESOME APPS BUT NEEDS A LITTLE MORE APPS USED IN SOME SPECIAL OR USUAL WORK (SOLUTION GET BELL FP1 OR 2 UPDATE) WITH 1GHZ PROCESSOR (AFTER UPDATE 1.3GHZ PROCESSOR) 6 HOME SCREENS , GOOD APPS AND SYMBIAN BELLE IT ROCKS! AND LAST OF ALL THE CAMERA , IT IS GOOD BUT LACKS FLASH AND AUTO FOCUS OTHERWISE ITS THE BEST PHONE I HAVE USED TILL NOW! IF U ARE THINKING OF GETTING IT GET IT!

Build quality 10/10 it is superb a very good handy set built with very no extremely good materials!
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10 it has an extremely good quality calling!
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10 its camera lacks autofocus and flash whic is not a very big fact
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • NFC
  • CLEAR BLACK DISPLAY GORGEOUS LOOKING
  • SYMBIAN BELLE (AVAILABLE WITH FP1 & FP2 UPDATES
  • FAST PROCESSOR 1GHZ AFTER UPDATE 1.3 GHZ
  • 720P@ 30 FPS HD RECORDING
  • GOOD SOUND QUALITY
  • HD GAMES
  • AVERAGE DISPLAY 3.5 INCH

Cons

  • CAMERA LACKS FLASH (NO FLASH)
  • CAMERA LACKS AUTO FOCUS
  • LITTLE ZOOM 2X
  • NO FRONT FACING CAMERA

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lizzy.scorpio
posted on 23 Jan 2013, 09:49 (Posts: 0; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

10

this phone ROCKS!!!

lizzy.scorpio has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

itz a must have phone... its introductory price was Rs.15,000{in India}. but now it's available for around Rs.12,500... if in the power saver mode(you have to download the battery monitor from the ovi store, which by the way is free), it can easily go for 3 days....
in short itz an AWSM PHONE!!!!!

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10 the cam quailty indoor is only 98% not 100%
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10 it'a easy to type even in portrait mode
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • can be used by any age group
  • has in built quick office in it
  • performance is more than its cost
  • has whatsapp also
  • performance is almost as good as GALAXY S series

Cons

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dilip2v
posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:01 (Posts: 0; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

9

Coolest phone everrrrrrrrrrrrr

dilip2v has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I bought this phone a month back, wanted to try a new OS (had changed 2 android phones). The build quality and display is awesome.... Yet to update the FP2 pack...Nokia should introduce more phomes on this platform...Symbian has got a good future...

Build quality 10/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 8/10 Lack of flash..
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 9/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • IPS display..Good touch responsive and gaming

Cons

  • No flash..Fixed focus camera

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devilzzz
posted on 02 Nov 2012, 15:18 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

10

NOKIA 603 is the best in its class

devilzzz has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Nokia 603 is one of the best phones available in the market at this price range. It gives you with its newly updated Belle OS(updated to Belle FP2 or REFRESH), none of the android phones will ever provide, i m not talking directly about the features, but the feel and the build quality, the style and the presentation, it just feels so BOLD and EASY to use.
The TECH SPECS, Well, u have got loads of features packed in this lovely gadget, which you can go through above in the summary. A 1GHz processor (1.3GHz after update to BELLE FEATURE PACK 2, which is available for free), makes the phone run incredibly fast and smooth, no glitches, nothing. A 5 MP camera, though it lacks a flash, but it still manages to take decent photos and records HD 720p videos, which are stunning, even the sound quality is fantastic, due to the presence of dual microphones. Other features are NFC, A-GPS, NOKIA MAPS(free for lifetime), IPS LCD SCREEN, with a brightness of a 1000 nits, which is mindblowing. The display is just a treat for the eyes, its awesome, There are many other features which are amazing. The media player plays HD 720p files of any major file types(.avi,.mkv,.wmv,.flv,.mp4) which is pretty cool. The battery backup is also impressive, can go for almost 2 days, or maybe even 3, with normal internet, music, texts, emails and stuffs. The build quality is sturdy and its looks are stunning. One more very important thing is that, the price range which is around 13000 and it that u get ALL of this.
Overall,...  

Build quality 10/10 Awesome Design. Compact look. Material used is excellent.
Reception 10/10 A Great reception quality
Call quality 10/10 Voice clarity feature is improved
Internet 10/10 Something you must know, Nokia provides the best Internet with speed over HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 8/10 5 megapixel without flash :(... Geo-tagging, face detection, video output of 720p@30fps
UI speed 9/10 very fluidic and 1 GHz Processor vomes with 512 MB RAM...!!!
Everyday usage 10/10 Now, this is why I selected this phone... Its perfect for everyday usage with excellent battery back up..!!!
Text input 9/10 Not the best.. But Great one , with upgrade many feature come into action..
Display 9/10 Size may be not the best... But NOKIA 603 are one among brightest phones in present era..:)
Battery 10/10 Brilliant..!!! Effectively stays for 2 days even after using internet (3G) regularly and camera and other Multimedia usage.

Pros

  • Nokia Belle ( Comes with Upgrades FP1 and FP2)
  • NFC
  • Scratch Resistant Nokia Clear Back screen
  • Battery
  • Internet Speed

Cons

  • No Flash
  • No all side orientations

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mak007
posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:38 (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

10

Simply Mindblowing....

mak007 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Bought exactly 1 month ago shifting from sony xperia neo v (which has very bad build quality) just got amazed buy its multitasking capability , amazing soung quality and its premium feel in hands..
Only lack is unavailibility of some latest andriod and ios games...
Just want nokia to continue its development
and they should give quality update like FP 2...

Build quality 10/10 Solid well designed resembels nokia lumia 710 which is good...
Reception 10/10 Amazing
Call quality 10/10 Good
Internet 10/10 Very fast at data transfer speed of 14.4 mbps ...
Multimedia 10/10 Have all multimedia feautes with good audio quality..
Camera 10/10 Takes very good shots after belle fp 2 update....
UI speed 10/10 Very fast... never lags like midrange andriod
Everyday usage 10/10 Simple and best
Text input 10/10 Ok
Display 10/10 Great viewing angles...
Battery 10/10 Easily get 3 days backup...

Pros

  • Good build quality..
  • Great multimedia features...
  • Very fast ui speed
  • Unbeleiveable viewing angles
  • NFC

Cons

  • Nothing

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kukadiyakishan
posted on 08 Aug 2012, 05:37 (Posts: 0; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

10

Amazing Mobile

kukadiyakishan has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I buy this mobile using "PhoneArena", I am glad to having such type of grate Mobile,
One is missing that LED Flash is not available on this mobile, & Camera has 5MP But whene we capture Images's Resolution is small, If we increase resolution than camera use 3.2MP so, That's not good, But In 3.2MP Photos will Very Good Quality.
Thanks to PhoneArena.com

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 9/10

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akhilbabu08
posted on 09 Jun 2012, 08:25 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)

10

review -my 603

akhilbabu08 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

absolutely coolest for for the price point..!
want it..then go for it...!!
Amazing battery life nd pure Black display makes the fone very practical..
Best rival for the power thirsty android phones...

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • battery life
  • bright display-sunlight visibility
  • smooth ram

Cons

  • no google maps support
  • ovi store lack stuff

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ar1397r
posted on 16 Oct 2012, 04:27 (Posts: 0; Member since: 04 May 2012)

10

Nokia 603 one word WOW

ar1397r has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

i buy this phone on 02-May-2012 and it is
very good looking phone,
Good features,
Good Quality ,
and after update to fp1 working like android phones lovely, and now i updated with fp2 and its awesome really believe me superb touch and everything is superb..thumps up
another word for this phone "Buy"

So, i recommend all people to buy this less price phone with many great features,
Superb Phone love it...
Buy it....

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 9/10

Pros

  • Good Features
  • Good Touch response after fp2 update better improvement in touch lovely
  • Good Looking
  • Call Quality superb
  • Symbian Belle
  • NFC
  • IPS LCD Clearblack TFT Display but at nokia website says Amoled display whatever but lovely display
  • HD 720p Vdeo Recording
  • fp1 update and now fp2 update superb
  • HD Games
  • Battery Backup is Good better than android phones
  • Easily keep in pocket becoz large phone big keeping problem
  • Lock screen

Cons

  • Front camera
  • its OS is Symbian Belle(copy of Android) but less Applications than Android
  • Photo zoom is 2x,it should be greater than 2x
  • No flash in camera
  • More Apps want really very less Apps makes it less seller

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adorable
posted on 10 Mar 2012, 16:33 (Posts: 0; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)

10

Nokia 603 - a World-Class Smartphone

adorable has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I Love this phone!!!
Great upgrade for Symbian users to a modern, world-class platform that has all the basics of calling, messaging, video and music, tubing... covered! Yes, it doesn't have the 1,000,000+ apps of the iPhone, but you'd already have that if you wanted to play games all day. For the rest of us doing work, the free offline-able GPS maps, etc. get us through life quickly and effortlessly.
Built-in, capable video editor app does a great job vs. iMovie, and the rest of the features are solid. Phone is fast, display is gorgeous, easily direct sunlight readable and pure blacks even better than the iPhone 4s while the screen is just as bright! Only OLEDs can do a bit better here at $$$$.
True 16:9 widescreen display resolution = no video letterboxing! And free apps let me download tube videos for offline viewing at 720p easily! PDF browsing works great on 300+ page ebooks, though missing the extracted text only viewing of GoodReader. Resolution is sufficiently crisp to let you read 1mm tall text fine, and otherwise, HD-like crisp and jaggies free at normal viewing distances.
The best Belle for the price point and an excellent phone choice for those trying to get away from the others (various reasons perhaps include: Android Open Bugs list has 10,000+ defects listed & quickly abandoned un-upgradable models. Can't drag&drop media into iPhones and WPs, BB's are just too obsolete, etc.).

Build quality 10/10 Solid plastic build, beautiful curves and back color choices, great design - lighter than iPhone 3Gs, feels slim, fits pocket great, easy to get back on and off for battery access.
Reception 9/10 Does drop a call here and there on the freeway over 3G mode - could be spotty carrier coverage however.
Call quality 9/10 Rather good overall, but the speakerphone isn't as rich as the iPhone 3Gs's (ie. less bass). It is loud, so no problems hearing it in very noisy environments. Other party says I'm clear and easily understood.
Internet 10/10 Works. Built-in browser has Flash, and Opera Mobile runs great =)
Multimedia 10/10 Pretty much drag & drop media into the memory and play! Can't be harder than that! Supports a wide range of media, including H.264 720p and the usual MP3s.
Camera 10/10 As good as the iPhone 3Gs's 5MP, and no autofocus lag to worry about! Everything's always sharp and in focus! Yea!
UI speed 10/10 For a single-core CPU, runs a fast as the slew of single-core Windows Phones out there at 1Ghz. Smooth & fast. Naturally, quad-core phones are faster, but not a fair comparison. More than fast enough to not be annoying.
Everyday usage 10/10 Ah!!!! One green button press always brings up the Dialpad from any application! I love it! Can make phone calls w/o clicking forever to get at a dialpad. SMS, browsing, radio, mp3, etc. all work great.
Text input 10/10 Portrait and landscape qwerty, swype, and T9. All the bases covered!
Display 10/10 Short of a very slightly better OLED, ClearBlack IPS displays are the bomb! Rich, pure blacks under almost all conditions except 100% darkness at night, and 800 nits equals and slightly brighter than even an iPhone 4S on max brightness! =)
Battery 9/10 Runs for a day on regular usage, but can run out in 5-7 hours if you're playing videos, GPS navigating, downloading tube videos, etc.

Pros

  • ClearBlack display - gorgeous!
  • One button to bring up Dialpad instantly!
  • Full featured, more than others at same price point
  • GPS w/ free offline maps and voice navi
  • FM Radio
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Drag & Drop most media to playback
  • QuickOffice/PDF/ZIp apps built-in
  • True 16:9 resolution
  • Fast! Menus, web, etc.

Cons

  • Battery Life is only 5-7 hours on max usage
  • No 1,000,000+ app App Store
  • 3.5" display is smaller than the 4.3"+ others

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yuviyashu
posted on 23 Feb 2012, 01:41 (Posts: 0; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

10

A GOOD NOKIA PHONE

yuviyashu has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This phone is awesome, using it from almost 2 and a half months, gra8 reception, internet, excellent working HD games, excellent speed, There is battery problem, i need to charge it on daily basis but other then battery its performance is wonderful, Camera result is fine for me but it would be more impressive with LED Flash, which is not there.Overall it is excellent phone within this price range.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 9/10
Display 10/10
Battery 9/10

Pros

  • NFC
  • BEAUTIFUL COLOURS
  • POWERFUL PROCESSOR

Cons

  • NO FLASH

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ravian_40
posted on 08 Jan 2012, 02:15 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)

9

A very Good All-Rounder

ravian_40 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

A very good smartphone in such a price range.Obviously better than the previous nokia smart phones such as Nokia c7 and the Android smartphones in this price range such as Samsung Galaxy Ace.Really a very bright phone with HD video performance and HD games.NFC,TV-Out and USB OTG are new features only the thing that is missing the Camera Flash.

Build quality 9/10 Its a simply designed phone but I personally think that its design should be like Nokia c7.
Reception 10/10 It has an excellent reception quality.
Call quality 10/10 Very good call quality with it dedicated mic.
Internet 9/10 Very good browsing experience on its native browser.I mostly use opera browser.The browsing experience is really good but If I opens more than 7 tabs of desktop view than the phone restarts.Overall OK with the internet experience.
Multimedia 9/10 The sound is reaching clear but not very loud.Video result is excellent.
Camera 8/10 The zoom should be greater than 2x and also the camera is missing flash.
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • NFC,Androidish Operating System(Symbian Belle),HD Games
  • USB OTG,TV-OUT

Cons

  • No LED Flash
  • Only 2x zoom

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zeeshaan001
posted on 25 Nov 2011, 16:12 (Posts: 0; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

9

excellent smart-phone

zeeshaan001 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

This phone is awesome, using it from almost 2 and a half months, gra8 reception, internet, excellent working HD games, excellent speed, There is battery problem, i need to charge it on daily basis but other then battery its performance is wonderful, Camera result is fine for me but it would be more impressive with LED Flash, which is not there. Furhter TV Out, USB OTG and NFC are other new options.
Overall it is excellent phone within this price range.

Build quality 9/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 8/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 9/10
Display 10/10
Battery 7/10

Pros

  • sound, bright display, NFC, HD Games

Cons

  • battery timing, No LED Flash

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