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Nokia 603

Oct 13, 2011
Market status
Release date
Oct 21, 2011


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  • Low pixel density screen (210 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (360 x 640 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera




The Nokia 603 is a Symbian Belle smartphone with a 1GHz ARM 11 processor, 512MB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera, 3.5-inch capacitive display, Wi-Fi, aGPS, multiples sensors Bluetooth and NFC.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (Belle)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.47 x 2.25 x 0.50 inches (113.5 x 57.1 x 12.7 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.87 oz (110 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (147 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 360 x 640 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.

    • 210 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.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 52.04 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM11
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • 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.

    • 512 MB RAM / 1024 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 2 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 8.70 hours
      the average is 14 h (828 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 22.5 days (540 hours)
      the average is 17 days (417 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (918 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 22.5 days (540 hours)
      the average is 25 days (602 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 68.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 10.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1300 mAh


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • 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.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, MirrorLink

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR, MIDI), Video ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • Yes
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Oct 2011

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Nokia 603 smartphone, Nokia Battery BP-3L, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-207, Nokia Data Cable CA-179, Nokia Fast Micro-USB Charger AC-10, Fold-Out Quick Guide, NFC tag/gift card to Store - available in selected markets, Product Information Booklet

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