Differences between Nokia Asha 502 and Asha 503


Nokia today announced three new additions to the Asha device category. These are the Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503. The main differences would be felt in the camera, outside design and data connectivity speed.

Nokia had some time earlier in the year announced the Asha 501 which was the first Asha phone to run on the new Asha Platform that is a blend between Series 40 and Smarterphone, an OS that was acquired by Nokia while back. And thus Nokia could rightly call their low end Series 40 based devices Smartphones.

The Asha’s 500, 502 and 503 come running a more advanced Asha Platform that has better media sharing features, fewer steps to the camera from the lock screen and better notifications on the lock screen. The double tap to wake still remains. Users will be able to share images directly to social media with a single tap.

Asha 502 and Asha 503, how do they compare?
Both come carrying:

  • A 5 MP camera with flash
  • No front camera for all
  • New Asha Platform OS
  • They will be getting WhatsApp in a few weeks
  • Both have a 3 inch screen
  • Ice design removable back covers
  • Easy Swap Dual SIM for the dual SIM version of each
  • Both run Gorilla Glass 2


On the two there is one major difference and it’s jut on the data connectivity. The Asha 502 is a 2G phone while the Asha 503 is a 3G phone.

The other difference would be that the Asha 502 has no single SIM option.

Price for the Asha 502 is USD 89 and will sell in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East within the quarter while Asha 503 is priced at USD 99 for Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East