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NEC 515

Sep 20, 2002
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T Wireless


No pros


  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.98 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




NEC 515 is global roaming quad-band GSM phone, featuring 65k color TFD display, Java, web and email capability, GPRS high speed data.

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  • Dimensions:
    • 3.85 x 2.00 x 0.98 inches (98 x 52 x 25 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.50 oz (100 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)


  • Resolution:
    • 162 x 216 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFD
  • Colors:
    • 65 536


  • Talk time:
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.3 days (200 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
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  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

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