We’ve been playing with the Nokia 700 recently and the new 603 also runs the latest version of Symbian called Belle. It is targeted at those taking the smartphone plunge for the first time.
The handset will come with 2GB of internal memory, expandable up to 32GB via an external microSD card slot. It will weigh just 110g and measures 113 x 57 x 12mm. The 603 has Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, microUSB and NFC.
The camera interface boasts face recognition, color/sharpness/brightness adjustments, and some effects, but not much else in terms of features. The 5MP fixed-focus camera can’t do clear macro shots, as it focuses on objects about 15 inches (40cm) away from the lens.
The photos turned out in focus and decent in terms of sharpness, but lacking a bit in the detail department. The color representation is pretty accurate, too, and the camera has a fine dynamic range preventing objects from being under- or overexposed.
The 720p HD video runs with consistent 30fps, but also lacks sufficient detail. Colors are well-presented and the exposure adjustment corrections are swift enough while you pan around with the handset. Indoor photos and videos were mostly in focus and detailed enough, but the videos introduced a fair amount of noise. All in all, performance is in line with what we were expecting from this camera – it didn’t blow us away, but there weren’t significant mishaps as well, like with the Nokia 700.
Nokia 603 Sample Video:
(Source : youtube.com)
Penta-band HSDPA radio is tucked inside the Nokia 603, so you can use it on T-Mobile’s 3G network as well, with download speeds up to 14.4Mbps, provided that the carrier can supply them. In addition the phone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio with transmitter, A-GPS and NFC.
Voice quality in the earpiece of the Nokia 603 is decent, with enough volume and clarity. The other side complained we sound a tad muffled, but our voice was otherwise distinct enough.
The battery is rated for 7 hours of talk time in 3G mode and 20 days on standby, which is about average
The Nokia 603 has a 1GHz processor, 3.5in screen with Clear Black technology and a resolution of 640 x 360. The phone will come in black or white and those looking to stand out from the crowd will be able to do so, with six swappable rear covers (red, green, black, white, yellow and purple in case you were wondering.)
Nokia 603 Price :
Price is approx €200
Nokia 603 Specs :
- Symbian Belle OS
- 3.5 inch ClearBlack LCD IPS display,360×640 resolution, 210 PPI pixel density
- 1 GHz processor, 2D/3D Graphics Acceleration, OpenGL ES 2 and OpenVG 1.1 support
- 512 MB RAM, 2 GB internal memory (340 MB available to user), Expandable up to 32 GB
- 5 MP camera with HD video recording 720p videos @ 30 FPS, Fixed focus, Face detection, Geo-tagging