Finding specs for Nokia phones

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This page includes tips on finding detailed specifications for Nokia phones.

For each section, there will be a list of sources where you can find that information. The lists are roughly sorted by accuracy, detail, and ease of use.

This guide is mostly intended for wiki editors, but can also be useful for personal use.


Service manual[edit]

Find the service manual for the phone. You'll need a Level 3/4 service manual to find some exact details like the chipset, but some phones don't have it available. You don't need to download the entire zips, just press "View Contents".

Usually the Level 3/4 service manual is in one PDF file like this. Open it or download it using a download manager.

Sometimes the service manual is separated into sections like this. In that case, we are interested in gen (General) and sysmod (System Module) (names may slightly differ).

Nokia Developer[edit]

Go to Nokia Developer on Wayback Machine. There is a dropdown menu labelled "Select Device". Choose your phone from the list.

If the phone isn't listed, it most likely runs Series 20 (3310, 5110, 6110 and similar), Series 30 (most 1xxx series phones) or Series 30+. In that case, you can find much of the same info on GSMArena or a similar specs website.

Press "Expand all" below the small pictures of the device to see all the specs.


Go to GSMArena and search for the phone model. Here you can find basic specs, and even a review for some popular models.

Variants and related phones[edit]

  • Sometimes service manuals cover more than one model, the other models are most likely variants with slight spec differences, for example network bands.
  • If the phone has a Wikipedia article, you can usually find predecessor, successor, and related phones there.
  • Sometimes you can find related phones or variants on GSMArena in the "Related Devices" section.

Briefly mention the related phones' differences to the model you're making a page about. You can use the comparison feature of many specs websites to help with this.



HW Platform/Chipset[edit]

Level 3/4 service manual → System Module → Functional Description or Introduction.

Some Symbian smartphones have two different chipsets, one for modem (RAP) and one for the application processor (Texas Instruments OMAP).

DCT4 platform, UPP8M (50 MHz ARM7TDMI)
BB5 platform, RAPGSM (ARM9)
BB5 platform
Modem: RAP3G
Application: Texas Instruments OMAP 1710 (220 MHz ARM926EJ-S)


Usually you can leave this blank, but a few BB5 phones like the 6233 and 7390 have a "Golden eye" hardware accelerator. This is mentioned in the L3/L4 service manual → System Module section.

For OMAP 2420 phones (N95, E90, etc.), write "PowerVR MBX".

SW Platform/OS[edit]

Nokia Developer specs → Technical Specs → Developer Platform, Operating System.

Series 30
Series 40 2nd Edition
Symbian OS 8.0a, Series 60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 2


Nokia Developer specs → General → Screen Resolution, Screen Color Depth.

For the display technology, search for "TFT" or "CSTN" in the service manual. Usually this is in the General Information section. If you can't find it, look on specs websites, for example GSMArena specs → Display → Type.

128 × 128 CSTN, 65K colors
240 × 320 TFT, 18-bit color


If the phone isn't a flip phone, leave blank or say "No".

  • Nokia Developer specs → General → Secondary Screen Resolution and Secondary Screen Color Depth.
  • GSMArena specs → Display → below Resolution.

Physical display size[edit]

GSMArena specs → Display → Size. Specify the size in inches, optionally you can include the screen's width and height in millimeters.

LED Indicator (TODO)[edit]

Sensors (TODO)[edit]

Use Ctrl + F to search "sensor" in the service manual, Nokia Developer, or GSMArena. Flip phones have a hall sensor, and some smartphones have an ambient light sensor or accelerometer.

Flash memory[edit]

  • Level 3/4 service manual → System Module → Functional Description, Introduction, or Block Diagram.
  • Nokia Developer specs → Memory Functions → ROM Memory (Symbian phones only), Maximum User Storage.
  • GSMArena specs → Memory → Internal.

Some Symbian phones have two ROM and RAM chips, one for the modem and one for the application processor. Only the latter is user accessible.

32 MB NOR, 7.8 MB user available
For program code: 16 MB NOR
For user data: 8 MB NAND
Modem: 8 MB NOR
Application: 32 MB NAND, 10 MB user available


  • Level 3/4 service manual → System Module → Functional Description, Introduction, or Block Diagram.
  • Nokia Developer specs → Memory Functions → RAM Memory • Symbian phones only
  • GSMArena specs → Memory → Internal • Symbian and some newer S40 phones only
Modem: 16 MB DDR
Application: 64 MB DDR

Memory card slot[edit]

  • Nokia Developer specs → Memory Functions → Memory Card type, Memory Card Features, Maximum Memory Card Size.
  • GSMArena specs → Memory → Card slot.

If the phone has a review or unboxing on GSMArena or similar websites, you can usually find a hint to how big the included memory card is. This is of course market dependent.

microSD, hot swappable, up to 2 GB, 128 MB or 1 GB included

Phonebook capacity[edit]

  • For Symbian phones, write "Unlimited".
  • For feature phones: GSMArena specs → Memory → Phonebook.

Charging connector[edit]

  • Level 3/4 service manual → General information → Accessories. Check the charger list and see if it corresponds with 3.5 mm or 2 mm.
  • Nokia Developer specs → Power Management → Power Management.
  • Search for pictures of the phone, try to find one where the charging jack is visible.

A few phones (N85, E52, etc.) only have an USB port. In that case, put it under Charging and data connector and leave this blank.

Nokia 2mm jack

Data connector (TODO)[edit]

  • Check the Pop-Port article if your phone is listed in either FBus or USB.
  • GSMArena specs → Comms → USB.
  • For older phones, check the Nokia DLR-3 connector article if your phone is mentioned.
  • For Series 30 and low end Series 40 phones, check the Nokia Easy Flash page.
  • If the phone has two pins on the bottom, write "FBus system connector".

If the phone can charge via USB (most after about 2009-2010), put it under Charging and data connector and leave this blank.

Pop-Port (USB)

Regulatory info[edit]

  • If you own the phone, check behind the battery compartment for the type label with the FCC (or other countries' equivalent) ID.
  • If the phone has a GSMArena review, check the pictures.
  • Look on Phone Scoop
  • Search for pictures of the phone where the type label is visible.

If the phone has variants with different type identifiers, write their FCC IDs too. Here is a list of type identifiers for reference.

If you can't find an FCC ID, likely the phone does not work on US bands so FCC certification is not required.

6020: PPIRM-30 (approved 2004-12-21)
6020b: PPIRM-31 (approved 2004-12-05)
6021: PPIRM-94 (approved 2005-03-24)

Retail price (TODO)[edit]



  • Nokia Developer specs → Ctrl + F search for "PoC".
  • For Series 40 phones, if you own the phone or find a showcase video of it, see if the main menu has a "Push-to-talk" option.

PC Link[edit]

If the phone has any way to interface with a computer (Bluetooth, USB, infrared), most likely it supports Nokia PC Suite. See this list.


Rear camera[edit]

  • GSMArena review, usually the review has a page for the camera review.
  • Nokia Developer specs → Multimedia.
2 MP, 8 × digital zoom, LED flash
Night mode, portrait mode, self-timer, sequence, effects

Supported image/sound/video formats[edit]

Nokia Developer specs → Multimedia.

Add NRT to the sound formats list. For Symbian phones, also add MBM to image formats and RNG to sound formats.


See Nokia Developer specs → Multimedia → Audio Formats for the amount of voices, for example MIDI Tones (poly 64).

MobileBAE, Lloyd Bank, 64 voices



For Series 20 and most Series 30 phones, write "No".

MIDP and CLDC versions: Nokia Developer specs → APIs → Java Technology.

Max JAR and heap size: Nokia Developer specs → Memory Functions → Maximum Heap Size and Maximum JAR size.

MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
Max JAR size: 1 MB
Heap size: 2 MB

Java APIs[edit]

Nokia Developer specs → APIs → Java Technology. You can ignore the first two (MIDP and CLDC). Write a list of the JSR numbers (not including duplicates) formatted like this: {{JSR|185|75|82|135}}

JSR 185 Java Technology for the Wireless Industry (JTWI)
JSR 75 File Connection and PIM API
JSR 82 Bluetooth API


If it's a Qualcomm CDMA phone, check the Qualcomm BREW page for the version. Otherwise leave blank or say "No".


Leave blank or write "No".

Flash Lite[edit]

  • Nokia Developer specs → Browser, Flash and Web Technologies → Flash Technology. If there's no Flash Technology, write "No".

MediaTek MRE (TODO)[edit]

Write "No" unless it's a MediaTek phone. If it is, there is currently no good way to tell whether it supports MRE. If you own the phone, try to run a .vxp app on it.

Pre-loaded content[edit]

Apps, Games, Themes[edit]

  • GSMArena review
  • Find a showcase video of the phone


Find the ringtone pack(s) for the phone here.

You can simply list the ringtones, or make a table like in the example. Put ringtones and alert tones under separate headings. Also include a link to the ringtone pack(s).


Name File type Composer Arranger Notes
Beach MIDI Steve Horner unknown Global-only
Hummingbird MIDI Mikko Tillander unknown
Nokia Tune MIDI Francisco Tárrega Ian Livingstone
Samba MIDI unknown unknown Asia-only



  • While creating your page, go to the left sidebar and open "What links here" in a new tab. If you see a battery model in the list, write that and its specs.
  • GSMArena specs → Battery → Type
  • Go to and check the battery pages for one which has your phone model.
  • Go to CPKB and write your phone model in the top right search box. Look for "Page text matches" and the battery model should be one of the first results.



There are templates for 2mm and 3.5mm jack chargers: {{Nokia2mmChargers}} and {{Nokia3.5mmChargers}}. If using these, don't include the heading === Chargers ===.

Other accessories[edit]

  • There are two templates for Pop-Port accessories: {{PopPortFBusAccessories}} and {{PopPortUSBAccessories}}. If using these, don't include any heading.
  • Level 3/4 service manual → General information → Accessories

Sales package[edit]

  • GSMArena review