The Nokia 603 featuring the Symbian Belle operating system and powered by a powerful single core 1 GHz processor was recently announced in Turkey. Nokia 603 has got a brighter screen and is incredibly fast. This handset comes with several preloaded apps which work right out of the box and you always have an option to download more from the apps store.

Even when most of the mobile manufacturers have started using the Android OS, Nokia still believes in its Symbian OS and with the launch of Symbian Belle it hopes to compete with Windows Phone 7.5 and the popular Android OS. How far will it be successful, only time will tell.

The Nokia 603 does come with some surprises. It comes with NFC (Near field communication) built-in which works like magic just touch the handset with Nokia Luna Bluetooth headset for automatic NFC pairing without any efforts from your site and that’s it, start talking. You can set the home screen as you want just put the important apps that you will use the most on the home screen so it is there right in front when you need it. You can customize up to 6 home screens.

Social networking apps like Twitter and Facebook comes pre-loaded. You can also play HD games on the Nokia 603. You can find more apps and HD games at the Nokia Store.

Nokia 603 features

This Nokia handset weighs 109.6 grams with dimension 113.5 x 57.1 x 12.7 mm. The Nokia 603 is a nice looking phone that comes in many colours to match your personality. The phone is available in black / white colours and with 6 swappable phone covers available in Black, White, Blue, Yellow, Green and Fuchsia.

The Nokia 603 smartphone
The Nokia 603 smartphone


The TFT LCD clearblack capacitive touch screen is 3.5 inches supporting 16:9 nHD 640 by 360 pixels resolution. The IPS technology is also incorporated into the display that enhances visibility and contrast.

Memory and Storage

This handset comes with 2GB of internal memory and microSD card is supported up to 32GB. You get 2GB card free with the handset.

Nokia 603 features
Nokia 603 features


The Nokia 603 comes powered by a 1 GHz processor and a dedicated graphics processor with OpenGL 2.0 support for 3D effects. You can play HD games on this handset. You can always check out the stores for more games. Fruit Ninha with NFC and Angry bird with NFC comes pre-loaded.

For example on Angry bird with NFC players with supported NFC devices can come together; tap their devices and see new levels unlocking.


The Nokia 603 supports 3G HSDPA Cat. 10 maximum speed up to 14 Mbit/s, HSUPA Cat. 6 5.7 Mbit/s, EDGE and GPRS. There is a built in Wi-Fi for connecting with other Wi-Fi networks. This handset can also be used as a data modem, just connect the USB cable with your PC or laptop and you can share the 3G / 2G connections.

This handset comes with Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB connector for connecting data cable /  for charging, GPS (A-GPS support) with Nokia Maps and NFC. This Nokia handset supports full web browsing of real web pages with touch control.

Nokia 603 with the symbian belle OS
Nokia 603 with the symbian belle OS


There is a built in FM radio with RDS on the Nokia 603 phone. Following media files are supported (AAC, MP3, AAC+, eAAC+, MP4, M4A, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Mobile XMF, SP-MIDI, MIDI, RealAudio and true tones). You can even sync music with Microsoft Media player 11 and Nokia music player.

Camera on the Nokia 603

There is a primary 5 megapixel camera without LED flash support. The camera comes with features like face recognition, face tracking, digital 2x zoom, red eye removal, motion blur reduction and full auto focus.  Videos can be shot in HD mode (720p) at 30 fps.


Nokia 603 comes with Nokia Battery BP-3L that gives a standby time of 490 hours on 3G and 460 hours on GSM network. The talktime is around 7 hours on 3G and 16 hours on GSM network. You can browse continuously on 3G for up to 7 hours. Video playback time is about 10 hours and music playback time up to 75 hours.

Nokia 603 price in India
Nokia 603 price in India

Nokia 603 price in India

Price : Rs. 12,800 | Best Price : Rs. 12,700
Box pack contains: 603 smartphone, BP-3L battery, 2GB memory card, headset WH-207, data cable CA-179, micro USB charger AC-10, quick start guide and warranty papers.


Powerful phone with powerful features especially the NFC that looks exciting. The disappointing factor is that there is no LED flash. Apart from that the Nokia 603 with the new Symbian Belle looks quite promising.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -