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Nokia Asha 203

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  • Resolution :
    240 x 320 pixels
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Quick Specification of Nokia Asha 203

  • Multimedia
    • Radio : , FM Radio
  • Connectivity & Internet
    • 0
  • Additional Features
    • Resolution : 240 x 320 pixels

Full Specifications of Nokia Asha 203

  • General

    2G support with speed
    GSM 900 / 1800
  • General Features

    2012, February
  • Body

    90 G
    114.8x49.8x13.90 MM
    Form Factor
    Input Method
  • Display

    TFT resistive touchscreen
    ITU-T Keypad
    240 x 320 px
    TFT Resistive Touchscreen
  • Sound

    Alert Types
    Vibration, MP3 ringtones
    3.5mm jack
    3.5 mm Jack
    Additional Sound Features
    Voice memo
  • Memory

    External Memory
    1000 entries
    Call Memory
    Card Type
    Extendable Memory
    Yes, Up to 32 GB
    Internal Memory
    10 MB Storage, 32 MB ROM, 16 MB RAM
    Phone Book Memory
    16 MB
    32 MB
  • Connectivity & Internet

    WLAN with
    microUSB v2.0
    WAP 2.0/xHTML
  • Internet & Connectivity

    Bluetooth,v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
    Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
    Class 12
    SMS, MMS, EMail, Instant Messaging
    Navigation Technology
  • Camera

    Camera Resolution
    1600x1200 pixels
    Mega Pixel
    Additional Camera Features
    Fullscreen view finder, Self-timer, Photo editor, Image format : JPEG
    2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels
    Yes, QVGA (320x240)@10fps, 176x144@15fps
  • Features

    Dark Red, Dark Grey, Silver White
  • Multimedia

    , FM Radio
    Music Player
    Video Player
    MP4, H.264/AVC, WMV, 3GPP formats (H.263), Video Playback Time : Up to 6.5 hours
  • Platform

    MIDP 2.1
    Operating Freq
    GSM 900 / 1800 MHz
    Operating System
    Series 40 Asha
  • Messaging

  • Battery

    Talk time 2G
    Up to 5 h
    Music play
    Up to 25 h
    Battery Type
    Standard battery, Li-Ion 1020mAh (BL-5C)
    Stand By Time 2G
    Up to 650 h
    Battery Capacity (mAh)
    1020 mAh (BL-5C)
    Stand-by Time
    Up to 650 hours
    Talk Time
    Up to 5 hours
  • Music

    Video Format
    MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
    Music Format
    MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
  • Other Features

    Additional Features
    Document Viewer
    SAR Value
    1.10 W/kg (head) 0.88 W/kg (body)
    SIM Option
    SIM Size
    Normal Sim
  • Additional Features

    240 x 320 pixels
    SNS integration
    Voice memo
    Predictive text input

Over all Review of Nokia Asha 203

Nokia Asha 203 Price

Overall Review

Living up to its reputation to deliver robust, user friendly and long battery life cell phones, Nokia has come up with a touch-and-type Nokia Asha 203. This phone is a low budgeted solution for users who are more comfortable with the classic ITU-T alpha numeric keypad yet want to avail the benefits of a touch screen. This is one phone that packs it all from 2.4 inch TFT QVGA resistive touch screen, Facebook and Twitter social applications, Nokia messaging service 3.2, 2 megapixels camera, 32 GB extendable memory, Bluetooth v.2.1, mp3 player with 106 phone loud speakers and swipe enabled customizable homescreen. Available in stylish colors, its compact size and curved edges give it an affluent look. While 5 hrs of battery life while talking, near about 17 days of standby time and 25 hrs of music playback along with 5.5 hours of video playing time makes Nokia Asha 203 a handy and a reliable choice of mobile phone. This piece of low cost gadget holds a size of 114.8 mm x 49.8 mm x 13.9 mm and comes packed with a weight of 90 grams only and this means that it can easily reside in the front pocket without taking much space. Though there is no multi touch facility but at such an affordable price and with such amazing features, one cannot expect much out of the box. With the touch and type facility, this feature phone allows users to have the benefit of a touch screen as well as of a T9 keypad, so they can use according to their mood and choice. The top of the device holds a 3.5 mm jack, microUSB port and a charging port, on the left side there is a microSIM card slot whereas the right side contains a lock button with volume rockers. The front has touch screen with keypad below and the back holds a camera with battery under the cover.

User Interface and UI functionality

Nokia Asha 203 is equipped with a 2.4 inch TFT QVGA display with resistive touch screen and ITU-T alpha numeric keypad which makes it convenient to use. By default the left swipe is set to launch favorite contacts screen while right swipe goes to games and applications. However, both actions can be customized just like the home screen, which the users can personalize as per their need and usability. The general responsiveness of the touch screen is quite good and also the user can run many applications on this robust phone at one time. The screen of this feature phone provides a standard resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, which brings an unclouded view to the display, giving credit to the pixel density of 167 ppi. Running on the Nokia's own proprietary operating system, Asha Series 40, this feature phone include a number of features and comes with plenty of games, that are capable of keeping the users occupied with the device all the time. This phone has a browser and all other basic applications.

Multimedia features

With Nokia Asha 203 get more from the music with built-in MP3 player with preloaded Shazam and Moodagent. Nokia never misses out on multimedia and this legacy is carried onto this feature phone in Asha series as well. It is equipped with a MP3 player with in built loudspeakers that supports all the key codecs such as AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV and WMA player to run and record audio files and the widely compatible 3.5 mm headphone jack works as an antenna for the stereo FM radio and also enables the user to attach speakers or woofers with the device. one can capture video, which is encoded to QCIF or H.263 (SubQCIF) format and stored in a .3GPP and WMV file format. It supports 3GPP, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC and WMV video formats for playback of videos with 15 frames per second at 256 kbps bit rate. Impressively, Nokia Asha 203 delivers a video playback time of up to 5 hours 50 minutes and music playback time of up to 25 hours. The FM radio comes with recording facility, so the users can record songs directly from the radio.

Pictures and Video quality

Nokia Asha 203 is fitted with a 2 megapixels camera that has a full screen view finder as well as easy on-screen touch controls. The output image format is JPEG but GIF, BMP, IPEG, WBMP and PNG formats are also supported. An in-built photo editor can rotate, flip and crop images. Further, clipart, text and frames can be added and a swirl-effect can be applied to any image before sharing it on any social networking site, such as Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, YouTube, etc. and the video clips from camera are convertible in formats of H.263, H.264 and MPEG-4 (audio in AMR-NB and/or AAC) that is stored in .3GPP and .MPEG file formats. This nice featured camera captures images with a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels along with recording videos in a size of 176 x 144 pixels resolution with 15 frames per second. There is no secondary camera to enable video calling but the users can have snapshots in various color modes such as Normal, Greyscale, Sepia and Negative to have more fun with photography.

Internet support

Nokia Asha 203 keeps up with the current trend of incorporating high Internet connectivity features. The default Nokia browser, such as WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML,  Adobe Flash Lite, features one tap access to options, current page, favorites and web applications, full screen browsing where single touch brings browser chrome back in view. Nokia Messaging Service such as SMS, MMS, Email and IM provides user access to popular messaging services like Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail and Ovi Mail and Chat services like MSN/Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, OVI Chat, Facebook Chat and MySpace IM. Internet connectivity options such as EDGE and GPRS via 2G are supported on this device, though there is no Wi-Fi connectivity but with a data transferring rate of 32-48 kbps, one can easily surf various networking sites with ease.

Internal and External Memory

Nokia Asha 203 is loaded with a modest 10 MB free internal memory for user content along with 32 MB for ROM and 16 MB for RAM to run the applications smoothly. To provide more storage space to the users, the phone is equipped with a microSD card slot to expand its external memory up to 32 GB. The external memory almost always exceeds the practical memory requirements of the user. Apart from this, the phone can store 1000 phone book entries and call records also.

Applications and Gaming

Nokia Asha 203 can run Java based games as it has built-in Java MIDP 2.1 software platform. It comes with a personal information management application (PIM) that contains applications such as Alarm Clock, Calendar, To Do List, Notes, Calculator, Stopwatch/countdown timer, storage for up to 1000 contacts, Improved China Lunar Calendar and World Clock. Some other services are Nokia Browser, Nokia Messaging Service 3.2, Nokia Social 2.0, Nokia Store, Nokia Life, Nokia Maps and EA Hub Launcher. The users can enjoy these basic applications and features with ease and comfort, as they are very easy to operate and run.

Battery Backup

The reliability of Nokia phones when it comes to battery life is incomparable. Nokia Asha 203 runs along the same line as its BL-5C Li-Ion 1,020 mAh standard battery delivers a maximum talk time up to 5 hours on 2G network and maximum stand by time up to 400 hours or 17 days. Maximum video playback time is 5 hours 50 minutes and maximum music playback time is 25 hours. This means that it is a complete entertainment devcie that can provide a long time enjoyment to the user without draining out the battery in between.

Connectivity Offered

The data network of Nokia Asha 203 is implemented with GRPS rel-6 of class B and GPRS multi-slot Class 12 technologies. Edge multi-slot of class 12 RX is also available. EGSM operates at a frequency of 900/1800 MHz while GSM operates at a bandwidth of 850/1900 MHz. Apart from this, Nokia Asha 203 supports Bluetooth v.2.1, has the 3.5 mm headphone port and a microUSB connector with a  charging slot.


Considering the fact that touch and type phones usually lie in high price segments and are as such rather uncommon, Nokia Asha 203 seems to be a value for money phone. Though not superiorly equipped with extremely advanced technological features, the phone fares well enough on most requirements of the young generation such as social media and multimedia applications. Cell phones like Nokia C2 03, which is a touch-and-type dual SIM slider phone, stand in contrast to Nokia Asha 203 with a slightly bigger screen size but lack in social media features, which Nokia Asha 203 is equipped with. Apart from this, Samsung Guru, iBall Glam 3, iBall Aaura, etc. are also there in the line up to give a smart, if not tough, competition to Nokia Asha 203.

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It’s hard to believe that Nokia 203 is a simple Nokia handset offering so many novel and absolutely unique features for its buyers. First is a new kind of keyboard that has been included in Nokia 203. An ITU-T keypad finds place below the 2.4-inch QVGA, resistive touch screen display with 240×320 pixelsresolution. Nokia Asha 201 has 13.85 mm thickness and the total weight of this device is 90 grams. One will get a range of exciting and bold colors when choosing their own Nokia Asha 203. There is silver white, dark red and dark grey color options available with this phone.

Nokia has announced that Asha 203 will run on Series 40 operating system. It implies that Nokia Asha 203 will become a bundle of joy for the prospective buyers. The device will have access to 40 exclusive games from EA and those could be downloaded from the Nokia Store. The Facebook and Twitter social apps will come with the device. It will also have FM Radio with recording and MP3 player to boast but the speakerphones with 106 phon loudness levels is the best that this handset offers.

Nokia Asha 203 features GPRS/EDGE class 12 network connections. It is a single SIM card supporting phone. There is Adobe Flash Lite support in the web browser for better web browsing experience. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and EDR, 3.5 mm AV connector and micro-USB port. The Java support via MIDP emulator and SNS integration gels beautifully in the specs list and will be greatly admired. For entertainment, one can resort to media options like music, video player and stereo FM Radio with RDS and FM recording. It hosts a 2 megapixels primary camera with video recording at 15 fps. There is a 10 MB of internal storage and one can accommodate almost 1000 phonebook entriesinside the device. Moreover, there is support for 32 GB of external memory that come via the microSD card slot option.

There is 1020 mAh Li-Ion BL-5C batteryset inside this device to cater to all the routine activities one performs on the device. It offers up to 5 hours of talk time and 650 hours of standby time. It is expected that Nokia Asha 203 will be one of the most affordable handsets of the Nokia Asha series and won’t be making a hole in the pocket of buyers. Apart from that, it offers really fun features to enjoy without any hassle.

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