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Nokia 515
Nokia 515
Nokia 515
Nokia 515

Informr score
The Nokia 515 currently has an Informr score of 10 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Sturdy, attractive design
  • Excellent call quality
  • Great battery life

What's bad

  • No Wi-Fi Support
  • Screen too small for web browsing

Unlike Nokia's Lumia lineup running Windows, the Nokia 515 is a feature handset based on the basic Series 40 operating system. Like most feature phones the 515 has a standard candy bar design but reviewers found that the device felt more premium due to its sand-blasted aluminum body and slightly curved display. At 11mm, the phone is definitely not the slimmest on the market but it is light weighing in at 103 grams. Most however enjoyed the thickness of the phone with S21 stating, "The smooth, matte finish and chunky shape make the phone very tactile."

The front sports a 2.4-inch LCD display and keypad. The 320x240 resolution offers 166ppi pixel density. Although certainly lagging behind smartphones, most critics describe the display as practical and usable albeit a bit too small when browsing the web on the phone's 3G network. Aside from the web browsing app, the 515 also offers email and basic social media apps like Facebook and Twitter. Despite its 2G and 3G connectivity, the handset does not have Wi-Fi capability.

As a feature handset, the most important aspect is its call quality. Nokia built-in HD Voice for better quality and it stood up to expert scrutiny. Reviewers found the voice quality to be incredibly clear with hardly any distortion at higher volumes.

Hardware-wise this phone doesn't really offer much save for an option for dual sim cards and a 5MP rear-facing camera. The camera was a highlight for many reviewers as it offers voice-guided self-portraits, 100-degree panoramas and decent picture quality.

Another perk of the this phone is battery life. When simply used to make and receive calls, experts were able to get around 2 days of charge from the phone. Once they employed 3G however, battery life dropped significantly to around 5 hours.

Critics' responses have been generally mixed in regards to the Nokia 515. TecMetic says, "Though the phone has got some nice features…absence of Wi-Fi…and touch screen makes the phone outdated." ITProPortal adds, "People wanting a relatively simple phone could be drawn to this handset, but I'm not sure I would recommend it."

Operating system
Operating system
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
1200 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


Oh well, touchscreen smartphones are only going to get more popular in developing markets, and the Nokia 515 has no illusions about its chances. There must be still people out there though who can, and will, appreciate style, simplicity and timeless design. Oh, and speed dial.

- GSMArena team, GSMArena

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Nokia 515 user manual here.

Nokia backs up the 515 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your 515 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Nokia support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Nokia's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Nokia 515's screen size is 2.4 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1200 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 33 days standby time, 624 minutes.

Nokia 515 Specs

Release Date October 30, 2013
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System No

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Internal Storage 256 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.15 W/kg
Body: 1.14 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM Type
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
3x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Face detection, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 166 pixels
Size 2.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1200 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) No
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 624 minutes
Standby Time Up to 33 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 4.8 x 1.1 cm (4.5 x 1.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 101 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, IM
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voicemail Key: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Contact List Capacity: 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Auto Answer: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP
PC Synchronization: SyncML
Java Application: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, M4A, AMR-NB
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM/RDS)
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

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