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Nokia 500 vs Nokia Asha 303

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Posted: 01 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 26 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneFeature phone 
OSSymbian (Belle, Anna)  
Dimensions4.38 x 2.12 x 0.56 inches (111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm)4.59 x 2.19 x 0.55 inches (116.5 x 55.7 x 13.9 mm) 
Weight3.28 oz (93 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.49 oz (99 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.2 inches2.6 inches 
Resolution360 x 640 pixels240 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.

229 ppi154 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.

TFTLCD 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchYes 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FeaturesGeo tagging, Self-timerSelf-timer 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (15 fps)640x480 (VGA) (15 fps) 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Hardware
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, ARM11Single core, 1000 MHz 
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.

256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM 
Built-in storage2 GB0.1 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time7.00 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
8.20 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
30.5 days (731 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)5.00 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
7.20 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
35.7 days (857 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
 
Capacity1110 mAh1300 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
FeaturesAlbum art cover  
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, Twitter  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGEHSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 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.

GPS, A-GPS  
NavigationPoints of interest (POI), Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, VoIP 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced02 Aug 201126 Oct 2011 

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