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Nokia 208

Jul 3, 2013
Market status


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  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (166 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Nokia 208 is a basic candybar phone with a numeric keyboard and 2.4" QVGA display, 1.3MP camera and microSD slot.

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  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • OS:
    • Series 40 UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.50 x 2.00 x 0.50 inches (114.2 x 50.9 x 12.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.05 oz (87 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 166 ppi
  • 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.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 30.98 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144


  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • CMOS image sensor, Digital zoom, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)


  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 64 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 12.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.4 days (490 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (913 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 20.8 days (500 hours)
      the average is 24 days (580 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 29.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 6.90 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1020 mAh


  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS, Recording option
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Nokia Xpress
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • Cell ID
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Flight mode, Silent mode
    • Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 03 Jul 2013

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • High Efficiency Charger AC-20, Nokia Battery BL-5C , Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, User Guide

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Nokia RM-956

Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Nokia 208 Dual SIM

  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots

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