Nokia 515

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Code RM-953 
Announced 2013-08-28 
User guide Download 
Collection phone from Germany 



  • Height: 114 mm
  • Width: 48 mm
  • Thickness: 11 mm
  • Weight: 101.1 g
  • Volume: 56.7 cm³

Display and User Interface

  • Display size: 2.4 ''
  • Display resolution: QVGA (320 x 240) 
  • Display features: Brightness control, RGB Stripe
  • Display colors: HighColor (18-bit/262k) 
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3 
  • Pixel density: 166 ppi
  • Display technology: LCD Transmissive 

Keys and Input Methods

  • User Input: Keypad 
  • Operating keys: Volume keys, Call key, 4-way Navi key with select, Alphanumeric keypad, Power/End key

Form factor

  • Form factor: Monoblock 



  • SIM card type: Micro SIM 
  • Charging connectors: Micro-USB 
  • AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector 
  • System connectors: Micro-USB-B 
  • USB: USB 2.0, USB mass storage
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0 
  • Bluetooth profiles: Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Headset profile (HSP) 1.1, SIM Access Profile (SAP), Serial Port profile (SPP), Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.0, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, General Audio/Video Distribution Profile (GAVDP), Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP)
  • Wi-Fi: No Wi-Fi 

Data Network

  • WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 2100 MHz
  • WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA - 7.2 Mbps 
  • WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps 
  • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 
  • GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 

Power Management

  • Battery model: BL-4U 
  • Battery capacity: 1200 mAh
  • Battery voltage: 3.7 V
  • Removable battery: Yes 
  • Maximum standby time: 33 days
  • Maximum talk time (2G): 10.4 h
  • Maximum talk time (3G): 5.3 h


  • User data storage: In device, Memory card
  • RAM: 64 MB 
  • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD 
  • Maximum memory card size: 32 GB 

Software and applications

Productivity features

  • Personal information management features: Dictionary, Recorder, Calculator, Clock, World clock, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Alarm clock, Reminders, To-do list
  • Sync type: Remote SyncML synchronisation, Local SyncML synchronisation
  • Sync content: Calendar, Contacts

Other Applications

  • Game features: Java games 
  • Graphics format: JPEG, OTA, DCF, BMP, SVG, GIF89a, M3G, OTA BMP, PNG, WBMP, GIF87a, SVG-T

Software platform & User Interface

  • SW Platform: Series 40 
  • Software release: Series 40 


Email and Messaging

  • Email clients: Mail for Exchange, Direct mail
  • Email protocols: SMTP, IMAP4, POP3, IMAP4 IDLE
  • Email features: Always up to date, Multiple simultaneous email accounts, Email attachments, Viewing of email attachments, IMAP IDLE
  • Supported instant messaging services: WhatsApp, Nokia Chat
  • Messaging features: Concatenated SMS for long messages, Multiple SMS deletion, Text messaging, Multimedia messaging

Call management

  • Call management features: Call waiting, Automatic redial, Call forwarding, Anykey answer, Speed dial
  • Supported amount of phonebooks: 1 
  • Supports amount of contacts: 1000 
  • Ringtones: 32-polyphonic ringtones 
  • Speech codecs: AMR-WB, AMR-NB
  • VoiP codecs: G.711, G.729, iLBC, G.726, AMR-NB, GSM EFR, AMR-WB, GSM FR

Device security


  • General Security features: Device lock, Device passcode, PIN code
  • Data encryption: User data encryption for memory card 

Sharing and Internet

Browsing and Internet

  • Internet browser capabilities: Nokia Xpress Browser 
  • Social apps: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp
  • Photo sharing: Share over Bluetooth, Facebook, Photo sharing with Slam


GPS and navigation

  • Location and navigation apps: Nokia Nearby 
  • Navigation features: Reveal the surrounding places 
  • Location technologies: Cellular network positioning 


Main camera

  • Main camera sensor: 5 MP 
  • Camera resolution: 2592 x 1944 pixels
  • Main camera focus type: Full focus technology (EDoF) 
  • Camera digital zoom: 3 x
  • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4 
  • Camera image formats: JPEG, JPEG/Exif
  • Flash type: LED flash 
  • Flash modes: Off, Automatic, On

Main camera features

  • Main camera - other features: Face recognition, Full screen viewfinder

Image capturing

  • Capture modes: Panorama, Sequence, Self-timer, Video
  • Colour tone modes: Sepia, Greyscale, Normal, Negative
  • White balance modes: Cloudy, Incandescent, Sunny, Shade, Fluorescent, Daylight, Automatic, Lightbulb
  • Light sensitivity: Automatic 
  • Photos viewed by: Album 

Music and Audio


  • DRM support: OMA DRM 2 
  • Audio features: Music Player 

Music format

  • Codecs: MP3, AMR-WB, LPCM, AMR-NB, MIDI, a-law, NRT, SP-MIDI, Mobile XMF, AAC LTP, AAC LC, mu-law, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2
  • Audio playback file formats: WAV, MXMF, AAC, MP3, AWB, M4A, NRT, MIDI


  • Radio features: Radio recording5, FM RDS radio

Voice and audio recording

  • Recording: Voice recorder 
  • Audio recording file formats: AMR 
  • Audio recording codecs: AMR-NB 
  • Audio recording features: Stereo 


Main video camera

  • Camera video resolution: QVGA (320 x 240) 
  • Camera video frame rate: 30 fps
  • Camera video zoom: 2 x
  • Video playback frame rate: 30 fps
  • Video playback codecs: H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4
  • Video playback file formats: MP4, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V
  • Video recording formats: 3GP/H.263, MP4/MPEG-4
  • Video recording colour modes: Negative, Normal, Greyscale, Sepia
  • Video playback features: Video editing 
  • Video scene modes: Portrait, Landscape
  • Video white balance modes: Fluorescent, Incandescent, Automatic, Daylight

Main video camera features

  • Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Progressive video download
  • Video recording features: Video zoom 


Environmental features

  • Materials: Free of PVC, Free of nickel on the product surface, Free of BFR, rFR as in Nokia Substance List
  • Energy efficiency: Unplug charger reminder, Energy efficient charger
  • Eco content and services: Available at Nokia Store 
  • Recycling: 100% recoverable as materials and energy 
  • User guide: One colour printing 
  • Packaging: Made of renewable materials, Containing up to 60% recycled materials, Minimized package, Packaging is 100 % recyclable


Accessibility features

  • Hearing: Vibrating alerts 
  • Vision: Vibrating alerts, Zoom
  • Physical skills: Speed dial, Speakerphone

What’s in the box


  • Sales Package:
    • Nokia 515
    • High Efficiency Charger AC-20
    • Nokia Battery BL-5C
    • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108
    • User Guide
    • Battery cover release tool