Nokia 515 review: Time machine

Time machine

GSMArena team, 20 November 2013.

Basic 5MP fixed-focus camera

The Nokia 515 comes with a fixed-focus 5MP camera that takes photos at maximum resolution of 2592x1944 pixels. There are options for white balance, several effects and a self-timer. Nokia has even enabled it to shoot panorama photos.

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The Camera UI

In terms of image quality, we reasonably pleased with the photos the Nokia 515 took. Admittedly, there are many other 5MP shooters around that do a way better job, but they come at a price.

The color reproduction is good and white balance is fairly accurate, while the amount of resolved detail is well above average for the 5MP league. There's quite a lot of noise, though, so it's not all good with the 515 snapper.

Anyway, here are a few camera samples to give you an idea of what we're dealing with.

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Nokia 515 camera samples

The video camera is limited to QVGA@30fps, which means no one would take video recording with it seriously. Here's a video sample to give you an idea of the quality, but as the specs suggest, it's as poor as it gets.

You can also download an unprocessed video sample (0:30 @ 4.00MB).

Reader comments

  • oper
  • 31 Aug 2023
  • iEH

better then alon of phones

  • Anonymous
  • 15 Jul 2020
  • gAn

What do you mean? Both SIM cards work together

  • Nokia freak
  • 31 May 2020
  • Tun

Can i take calls and send messages with this phone when i have Dual sim or do i need to switch simcards all the time.? I want to be connected to 2 simcards all the time so People can call me. Plz answer.