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New Nokia Asha 503 Lets The Colors Speak

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

The Nokia Asha 503 is the most recent handset in an arrangement of minimal effort, characteristic pressed mechanisms from the Microsoft-possessed organization.

The Asha 503 is a marginally updated adaptation of the Asha 501, with an enhanced Polaroid and better social incorporation as default.Getting the Nokia Asha 503 without sim will set you again about £100. However in the event that you sign up to a pay-as-you-go arrangement, you ought to have the capacity to get the 503 for under £80 - a flat out deal.

The Asha 503 arrives in a double and single SIM models we have the single SIM variant for survey. It advances on the blocky outline and colors of the Asha 501, however includes 3g connectivity, a more skilled 5-megapixel Polaroid and notably all the more in execution power. Is the greater part of that enough to support you purchasing this characteristic telephone as opposed to getting a competitive cell phone .


Software :                              Nokia Asha software platform 1.2

Dimension & Weight:        102.6 x 60.6 x 12.7 mm, 110.2 g

Size:                                240 x 320 pixels, 3.0 inches

Memory:                          MicroSD, up to 32 GB, 4 GB card included

Camera:                          Primary 5 MP

Battery:                           Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery (BL-4U)

Colors:                             Yellow, black, green, red, blue, white

Design & Display

Asha 503DesingThe Nokia Asha 503 has a really one of a kind outline - a translucent glass-like it’s really plastic covering blankets its vibrant shade without concealing it. It looks a touch as though Nokia took this Spring's Asha 501 and place it in a glass case. At first, we were astonished as opposed to inspired by the Asha 503 outline, yet extra minutes this hard covering developed on us and we wound up preferring it for the feeling of inflexibility it gives the telephone and only for its one of a kind visuals. The Asha 503 comes in vivid red, yellow, green, cyan, white and black.

This new part of the Asha family is additionally little and minimal as the majority of its Asha associates keeping in mind that does mean you get a more modest showcase, it likewise implies that the mechanism fits effectively in pockets and is really simple to use with a solitary hand. It's a spot bigger and thicker than the previous Asha 501, yet the distinction is little.

Asha 503 DisplayThe Asha 503 characteristics a 3-inch capacitive LCD presentation secured with defensive Gorilla Glass supporting 262 thousand colors and not the 16 million we're accustomed to seeing on most cell phones these days. This makes color moves less smooth and with a low determination of 240 x 320 pixels, pictures look pixilated, not sharp. It doesn't bode well talking about shade correctness for such a moderate apparatus, however we still ran our tests just to demonstrate what we suspected - shades are path off in numerous events with a discernible somewhat blue tint.

Interface and Functionality

Asha 503 InterfaceThe Asha 503 characteristics the new Asha programming stage, a greatly enhanced and modernized adaptation of the Series 40 characteristic telephone framework, and it accompanies a gigantically swipe-commanded interface obtained from the now drop Meego working framework.

We should first make it clear - Nokia is calling these Asha apparatuses "cell phones", yet the working framework is basic to the point, that we truly accept it is all the more reasonable to allude to them as "characteristic telephones". Despite the fact that they have "applications", their quality and usefulness is not keeping pace with fundamental cell phones running on Android or Windows Phone OS. Rather than full-fledged applications, you get exceptionally fundamental ones that are gigantically constrained - you may discover titles like Plants vs Zombies on the Asha 503, however it’s not at all like the first title we know and affection. The main closeness is the name.

For enhanced battery funds, Nokia utilization its 'Look screen' emphasize so you can see the time straight from the lock screen, without needAsha 503 keyboarding to open the telephone and arouse the vitality hungry showcase.

Regardless of being a little gadget, the 3-inch Asha 503 has an exceptionally smart and helpful on screen console that we wrote on shockingly correctly. It's a full QWERTY console, even in picture mode, and it’s a delight for textures.

Processor and Memory

Asha 503 Procesor And MemoryThe Asha 503 resembles a massively underpowered gadget contrasted with even the least expensive cell phones. Shockingly, despite the fact that the Asha programming stage is enhanced for such apparatuses, in any case it feels moderate. Exploring around the menu is generally smooth , yet when opening applications or attempting to open pictures, the log jam is extremely detectable.

Discussing real equipment, Nokia does not discharge any insights about the processor, however all chances are we're taking a gander at a 1ghz single-center Arm11-based processor. The Asha 503 characteristics 128mb of RAM, twofold what the Asha 501 had, however four times less than most Android contenders at its value point.

There's no reason for talking about gaming on this unit. It just backings extremely fundamental Java amusements with a greatest size of 5mb - much excessively inadequate for a quality gaming background. There are still some fair titles to kill time however.

Web And Connectivity

Asha 503 InternetAshe 503 backings Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, yet there is no GPS. Uplifting news is that it at last brings 3g connectivity to the arrangement. The Asha 501 was constrained to 2g, so the hop to 3g with 7.2mbps downlink rates is greatly increased in value. It sounds preferred on paper over it works in genuine living, however. The restricted purpose of a characteristic telephone consolidated with the little and not all that responsive screen, makes it hard to put those quicker speeds to great utilization.

To gain access to the web you have the Nokia Xpress program. It is usable, not quick nor exceptionally pleasant. The program can't render site pages legitimately and designing is frequently broken. Zooming in doesn't have distinctive levels and permits just for completely zoomed out or up-close look. Scrolling around most pages happens with an irritating postponement. Content is additionally tricky to peruse with such low determination. All things considered, while you can utilize the Asha 503 to gain access to the web, the moderate and baffling program is prone to persuade you to do this when you have to, not when you need to.


Asha 503 CameraThe Asha 503 accompanies a 5-megapixel back settled center camera and there is no front confronting camera. We really like the camera interface - its a touch moderate to open, yet is conveniently streamlined. Swiping progressions shooting modes from picture stills to feature to the exhibition. A long tap raises a menu where you can tweak streak settings, clock, include impacts, select camera sounds and pick a determination. Better settings are not accessible, however.

The picture quality is alright for the class. Colors are generally common and satisfying, and this is sufficient to get us content given the cost. Having a settled center camera accompanies the weakness of not having the capacity to shoot macro.

Battery life

Nokia Asha 503 BatteryThe Asha 503 accompanies a 1200mah battery, yet while the size has not transformed from the former Asha 501, the real life span has really dropped down a spot to the normal 12 hours on 2g, and the low 4.5 hours on 3g.

A characteristic telephone is something that most individuals might utilize less frequently and with a great stand-by time, this makes as an observation of incredible battery life. In our few days with the telephone, we arrived at the midpoint of about three days between charges, which is still sufficiently more than what we get on generally cell phones. Battery life is one of the exact few situations where characteristic telephones bode well.

Experts Opinion.

With a cost of around $99 (€99 in Europe), the Asha 503 is undoubtedly a moderate apparatus, however in this day and age there are a lot of cell phones offering substantially more at the same cost.

The Asha 503 is coming to reasonable markets where it will meet furious contention by competitive Android apparatuses from both entrenched producers and new Chinese telephone organizations that now offer telephones in standard outlets. The Samsung Galaxy Star S5282 resembles a greatly improved all-around result, offered at the same cost, yet pressing a contemporary Android 4.1 Jelly Bean working framework and four times additional RAM. The genuine rivalry, however, originates from China with apparatuses like the Huawei Y300 with its bigger 4" WVGA screen, double center processor, double SIM connectivity and Android 4.1 ready for.

We like the brilliant configuration and novel style of the Asha 503, and it has a better than average 5-megapixel Polaroid, however there is an immense jumble between its cost and practicality that we essentially can't disregard. A telephone of this bore ought to cost significantly less in this day and age. The Asha 503 will speak to stalwart Nokia fans and individuals who for reasons unknown don't need a cell phone. For all else, there are much better choices out there.

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