We have the Nokia 515 a few weeks now and it’s a nice little phone all over, personally for me it’s too small but a great back up device if you will, or a spare phone to carry out should you wish to keep your prized one safe.

Unboxing the 515

The phone itself is a solid build, tough strong and robust with a great feel and feels like a high end device in hand.

The device is small compared to whats out there now but this is the norm for a candybar type device and still popular today with lots of people.

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The back of the device is smooth with a non textured surface showing the camera and flash, at the end you can see the speaker grill and what appears to be a padded area on the bottom it’s it’s actually metal, this here is the antenna area.
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The bottom of the decide holds the key to removing the back cover which is a new design and somewhat odd, and many find it difficult to open, we have done a quick video on this a while back on how to remove easily.  back cover removal
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The left side of the device has nothing at all, typically similar to most Nokia handsets where Nokia keep everything on one side for ease of access.
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The top of the device holds the USB port and the headphone jack again typical in Nokia phones.
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The right hand side of the device holds the volume toggle, hard to see but the keys are black, like the handset, and the keys are plastic not metal, but work rather well and don’t fell too flush or recessed in the housing.

As you can see the handset is a typical candybar design fells good in hand and easy for one handed use.

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Key features.
Corning glass
Bluetooth v3.0
FM Radio
3.5 mm jack
Social Apps
256 MB Internal memory 64 RAM expanding up to 32 GB with micro sd
Runs S40 6th edition.
Accelerometer and proximity sensor
1200 mAh battery.

Dislikes.
No wifi, non touch and back cover removal.

Over all the device is fairly good for the average user that’s not looking for anything to fancy, the camera is a fixed focus 5MP with LED flash.
Video camera is QVGA @30fps

There is plenty to do for your average not heavy into tech user and it provides all you need, the radio and music player is quite good and gives a nice sound considering the price, it may be a little overpriced in ireland but my personal thoughts would be 99 euros rather than the €129 it’s selling for, but your getting a premium feel and quality build.

Web browsing is fine not lightning quick but again enough to get you tru your needs if they are limited. For a budget phone it does well and kept me happy when trying it out.

Overall I would give it 8/10 looks great feels great, does the job.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.