Available colours

  • Dark Red
  • Dark Grey
  • Silver White


  • Size:114.8 x 49.8 x 13.9 mm
  • Weight: 90 g with battery BL-5C
  • Weight: 69g without battery
  • Volume: 91.5 cc


  • Support for up to 32 GB with an external microSD memory card

Battery performance

  • Talk time (maximum):
    • GSM up to 5 h
  • Standby time (maximum):
    • GSM up to 650 h ( 27 days)
  • Video playback time (maximum): 6 hrs 30 mins
  • Music playback time (maximum): 25 hrs


Display and user interface

  • Screen size: 2.4″
  • QVGA display
  • Resistive touch, with ITU-T keypad

Keys and input methods

  • Keypad
  • 2.4” touch screen
  • Customisable touch and swipe shortcuts (Series 40 Touch and Type user interface)
  • Physical keys: numeric keypad, call key, end key, volume key, lock key


  • Personalisable homescreen
  • Swipe left to favourite contacts
  • Swipe right to games and apps
  • Both can be personalised
  • Ringtones: MIDI/AAC/eAAC+/MP3/MP4/WMA
  • Video clips with H.263/H.264/MPEG4 video codecs and AMR-NB/AMR-WB/AAC audio codecs, or VC-1 video codec with WMA audio codec can be assigned as “ring tones” both on profile level, but also on individual contact level. Supported file formats are .3GP/.MP4/.WMV
  • Themes
  • Wallpaper


Power management

  • BL-5C 1020mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Standby time: 650 h (27 days)


  • Internal memory: up to 10 MB free memory for user content
  • Support for up to 32 GB with an external MicroSD memory card

Operating frequency

  • EGSM 900/1800
  • GSM 850/1900

Data network

  • GRPS rel-6, class B, with GPRS multi-slot Class 12
  • Edge multislot class:12 RX only


  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • FM Recording
  • Micro USB connector and charging
  • MP3 player
  • Speaker loudness up to 106 phon
  • 3.5mm AV connector

Software and applications

Software platform and user interface

  • Series 40 Asha
  • FOTA (software updates over the air)
  • Java MIDP 2.1

Personal Information Management (PIM)

  • Organiser Apps
    • Alarm Clock
    • Calendar
    • To Do List
    • Notes
    • Calculator
    • Stopwatch/countdown timer
    • Up to 1000 contacts
    • Improved China Lunar Calendar
  • Others
    • World Clock



  • Nokia Browser
  • Nokia Messaging Service 3.2: Email (Yahoo, Hotmail Gmail, Ovi Mail) and Chat (MSN/Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, OVI Chat, Facebook Chat, MySpace IM)
  • Nokia Social 2.0 (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr Image Upload)
  • Nokia Store
  • Nokia Life
  • Nokia Maps
  • EA Hub Launcher
  • Plus key apps: FM Radio, 2Mp Camera, MP3 Player


Email and messaging

  • Nokia Messaging Service 3.2: Email (Yahoo, Hotmail Gmail, Ovi Mail) and Chat (MSN/Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, OVI Chat, Facebook Chat, MySpace IM)
  • Nokia Social 2.0 (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr Image Upload)

Call management

  • The flexible phone book memory supports multiple number entries per name, with personal thumbnail pictures. The UI supports multiple numbers per name, preferred number, caller groups, address fields, home page field, and e-mail address. It is also possible to add a thumbnail image or video clip to a phonebook entry
  • Speed dial: locations 1 to 9 (1 is always voice mail)only support SIM1
  • Recent calls list: Missed calls: 20, Received calls: 20, Dialed calls: 20
  • Conference calling
  • Integrated hands free speaker

Sharing and internet

Browsing and internet

  • Nokia Browser:
    • Category Bar: One tap access to Options, Current Page, Favorites, and Web Apps
    • One field for search and web addresses … and doubles as progress bar
    • Full screen browsing – Single touch brings browser chrome back in view
    • OTA upgradeable
  • Nokia Messaging Service
    • Email: View and read messages; Compose and send messages, move messages between folders; supports attachments
  • Nokia Social
    • Social networks: supports status update, feeds, profiles, messages, media, share, events and friends
    • Social: Twitter, Facebook, Renren, Orkut, Flirkr



  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Fullscreen view finder, as well has easy on-screen touch controls
  • Self-timer: picture is captured after 3, 5 and 10 seconds.
  • Live effects in viewfinder (normal, grayscale, sepia and negative)


  • Internal memory: up to 10 MB free memory for user content
  • MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32GB

Image capture

  • Image capture: standard or video
  • Output image format is JPEG
  • Photos sorted by date,display orientation can be portrait or landscape, photo can be zoomed
  • Photo editor: rotate, flip, crop and effects. Further clipart, text and frames can be added and a swirl-effect can be applied to any image


Video cameras

  • Captured video is encoded to QCIF or H.263 (SubQCIF) format and stored to .3gp file format
  • Supports video formats: 3gp, mp4, wmv
  • Video recorder captures also audio (AMR format 12,2 Kbps).
  • Audio track is included in the recording by default, can be muted before recording starts

Video sharing and playback

  • Send video clips over MMS or via Bluetooth.
  • Manage video clips (rename and delete)

Video codecs and formats

  • Supports video format of H.263, H.264 and MPEG-4 (audio in AMR-NB and/or AAC) that is stored in .3gp and .mpg file formats.
  • Supports video format of Windows Media Video (.wmv).
  • But for these video formats, can only play up to MPEG-4 QVGA 15fps 256kbps bit rate video.

Music and audio

Music features

  • Stereo FM radio
  • MP3 player with speaker loudness up to 106phon
  • Supports key codecs: AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA
  • 3.5mm audio jack


  • The radio will work with stereo headset and with the integrated hands-free speaker. The headset needs to be connected as it is used as an antenna for radio.


  • Java games

Environment features

Energy efficiency

  • Unplug charger reminder
  • Energy efficient charger

Eco content and services

  • Available at Nokia Store
  • Nokia Maps for route optimization and pedestrian navigation


  • Free of BFR and rFR, as defined in Nokia Substance List
  • Free of PVC
  • Free of nickel on the product surface


  • All materials of the device can be recovered as materials and energy


  • Made of renewable material
  • Contains up to 60% recycled material
  • Packaging is 100 % recyclable
  • Minimized package

User manual

  • Small printed user guide and full user guide on nokia.com
  • Black & white printing
  • Green tips page

Package Contents

Standard Sales Package

  • Nokia Asha 203
  • Nokia Battery BL-5C
  • Chargers AC-11(for China – AC-8C & Ca-190CD)
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102

Nokia Asha 203 - 2012

02 septembrie 2019