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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 TecMetic says, "Though the phone has got some nice features…absence of Wi-Fi…and touch screen makes the phone outdated."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
Screen Size
5+ MP

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

Nokia released the 515 on October 30, 2013.

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+ megapixel 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 UK
900/1800/1900 MHz
900/2100 MHz
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Internal Storage 256 MB
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.15 W/kg
Body: 1.14 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & 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 (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 624 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 33 days
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
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 166 pixels
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) 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
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization SyncML
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
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
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, M4A, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Twitter)
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


Typical Nokia build quality, great design and classic form factor

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.

Read full review

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.

Read full review


User Reviews


It is smart and simple to use idael for oap wll done nokia

bought direct from 02 service and delivert was perfect