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Nokia Asha 503

Announced
Oct 22, 2013
Market status
Released

Pros

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (133 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The Nokia Asha 503 is a touch-only device. As an Asha, it will run on the Series 40 feature phone platform and there’s a 5-megapixel camera with a single LED flash.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.04 x 2.39 x 0.50 inches (102.6 x 60.6 x 12.7 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.93 oz (111 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Side Keys:
    • Right: Volume control
  • Colors:
    • Black, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, White

DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 3.0 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.

    • 133 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:
    • 44.74 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.4
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 32 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/4"
    • Features:
      • PopupWhite balance presets, Digital zoom, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)

Hardware

  • 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.

    • 128 MB RAM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 12.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 35.0 days (840 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (897 min)
  • Music playback:
    • 35.80 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 12.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GP
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Nokia Xpress Browser
    • supports:
      • HTML, XHTML, WAP 2.0, CSS, Javascript 1.8
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Technology

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

  • Phonebook:
    • 4000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • PopupSMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Yes
    • API:
      • JSR-75, JSR-82, JSR-118, JSR-135, JSR-139, JSR-172, JSR-177, JSR-179, JSR-184, JSR-205, JSR-211, JSR-226, JSR-234, JSR-256

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 06 Jan 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        QTLRM-959 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.92 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.66 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.31 W/kg

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 22 Oct 2013

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • High Efficiency Charger AC-20, Nokia Battery BL-4U 1200 mAh, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Nokia 4 GB microSD Card, User Guide
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 99
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Alternative variants

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

Nokia Asha 503 RM-958

(Dual SIM version)
Differences:
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 06 Jan 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        QTLRM-958 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.86 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.71 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.12 W/kg

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