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The best 3 inch display cell phones of 2016 can be afforded under $150, and really worth your money. The 3 inch cell phones can be used by girls too. There are some Nokia cell phones, under this category which have at least 1 Megapixel camera, best suited for text messaging.

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Nokia Asha 503

Nokia Asha 503 Dual SIM Phone


Nokia Asha 503: We looked at around 3 expert reviews for Nokia Asha 503 from sites like TechRadar.com, GsmArena.com and PCAdvisor.co.uk based on which Nokia Asha 503 was ranked as the #1 top 3 inch cell phone.

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Nokia Asha 503
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo
Samsung Gravity Q
Nokia Asha 501
Nokia Asha 310
Nokia Asha 503 Dual SIM Phone
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo S5310 Cell Phone
Samsung Gravity Q T289 Cellphone
Nokia Asha 501 Cell Phone
Nokia Asha 310
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Release Date
Nov 2013
May 2013
Jul 2013
Jun 2013
Mar 2013
Screen Size(Diagonal)
3.0 inch
3.0 inch
3.0 inch
3.0 inch
3.0 inch
Digital Camera Resolution
5.0 MP
2.0 MP
2.0 MP
3.15 MP
2.0 MP
Battery Capacity
1200.0 mAh
1200.0 mAh
1000.0 mAh
1200.0 mAh
1110.0 mAh
Operating System
Nokia Asha software platform 1.2
Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Nokia Asha software platform 1.0, upgradable to v1.4

  • For the price the Asha 503 is a reasonable compromise, but I'd recommend spending a little extra cash on a Moto G or Lumia 520.

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    Emerging markets are the most likely destination as usual but, yet again, the Asha series look capable of transcending borders. The Asha 501 looked like a good first phone for you kid or a decent second phone that won't break the bank and the 503 is bringing even more value.


  • Nokia Asha 503 leaves a lot to be desire, it lacks performance, apps and reliability, but what it does have is affordability. The 502 really is an entry level smartphone that should only be considered if you are desperate to get your hands on a smartphone for as little money as possible – even then we'd suggest looking at the refurbished 2nd hand market first as using this phone on a day-to-day basis would drive you bananas.


  • All in all, the Galaxy Pocket Neo is a device for those who insist on having a smartphone from a brand they know at the absolute lowest price. Be warned that right now this entails big compromises.


  • If you're not opting for a smartphone and you can look past its dated design, the Samsung Gravity Q is your best choice for a T-Mobile keyboard phone.


  • Let's talk about cost briefly here, as the Samsung Gravity Q for T-Mobile requires a down payment of $9.99 up front, then 24 monthly installment payments of $6 each, which brings its total cost to $153.99. Looking at the figure, it's not that bad, but come on, this is a quick messaging device we're dealing with here. We can name a host of other prepaid entry-level Android smartphones that deliver a significantly better experience than this.


  • The Samsung Gravity Q for T-Mobile offers a physical keyboard, but feels like a phone that landed a decade too late.


  • If you don't care much about apps, but want the basics (calling, texting and mail) covered, the Asha 501 will not disappoint. The days of feature phones are numbered, but if there was a way to extend them, the Asha 501 is one.


  • For $99, the Nokia Asha 501 is worth getting if you want a small, simple, colorful feature phone. However, U.S. denizens will have to buy it unlocked.


  • A cheap, cheerful and well-made compact smartphone, but it's far too slow.


  • Overall for the $100 off-contract price you get what you pay for with the Asha 310 in terms of screen resolution and other hardware extras, but the phone does have a few aces up its design sleeve, such as good build quality and ergonomic grip. The phone does sport a subpar camera as well as lousy voice quality in the earpiece, but some major tradeoffs could be expected for the rock-bottom price.