Nokia Asha 500
Nokia Asha 500 smartphone was launched in October 2013. The phone comes with a 2.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 pixels by 320 pixels at a PPI of 142 pixels per inch.

The Nokia Asha 500 comes with 64MB of RAM. can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia Asha 500 packs a 2-megapixel primary camera on the rear.

The Nokia Asha 500 runs Nokia Asha platform 1.1 and is powered by a 1200mAh removable battery. It measures 100.30 x 58.10 x 12.80 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 101.30 grams.

The Nokia Asha 500 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer.

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Nokia Asha 500 detailed specifications
Release date October 2013
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 100.30 x 58.10 x 12.80
Weight (g) 101.30
Battery capacity (mAh) 1200
Removable battery Yes
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 2.80
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 240x320 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 142
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Rear camera 2-megapixel
Flash No
Front camera No
Operating System Nokia Asha platform 1.1
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n
Bluetooth Yes, v 3.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
SIM 2  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

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one of the best nokia phones in its price range!!
By Sharique Azim | 02 May 2014
Its is worth for its price,while nokia never fails to deliver and perform.i was not a big fan of nokia until recently(i.e last feb) when i bought this phone.touch response is atmost par to other capacitive touchscreen phones,while being a little sluggish at and design wise this gets 4/5.the UI is somewhat good ,though something that did not impress me was fast lane. Contacts and calling are though a little pain ,where nokia might bring in some supports whatsapp,line,we chat etc. 3g is not but wifi supported as mentioned Camera:nokia makes exxeptional camera phones.the clarity of the picture is fine at 2mp camera,ehich is 10 times better than other cameras with higher resolutions.low light images are bad due to no flash.but the picture can be zoomed without any fades. Battery life is around 2 days on moderate use. except for 64 mb low internal memory you would love this phone.
Rating: 4 out of 5
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Buy It! Go For it!
By Praful Yadav | 05 May 2014
I never knew that such a durable yet trendy phone will be available at such an affordable price. Last month I bought a mobile phone for my mom on her birthday and as she is not much into Smartphones and Tablets, I thought about gifting her something stylish yet simply to use. I told the same to the sales girl at the Nokia Store and she took out a shining red coloured Nokia Asha 500. I liked the phone at the very first glance and bought it immediately. The phone looks great and it’s durable too. My mom told me that she feels absolutely light to carry it and it is even very comfortable to use. She is a working lady and so she needs to do most of her work through emails. She now finds emailing easier with the Nokia Xpress Browser which makes the internet browsing faster. The Fastlane is a feature which is exclusively available on this device. It keeps all the recent activities of my mom in one single screen and she can jump to any of them with a single swipe. Social apps like Whatsapp, WeChat and Line is also available on the phone, though my mom isn’t really interested in them. I need a mobile phone for myself and I am thinking about buying this one. It won’t really burn a hole in my pocket and will solve my purpose as well.
Rating: 4 out of 5
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By Sanjay Choudhury | 05 Oct 2015
Nokia Asha 500!! This phone is weird. It places calls automatically even when the phone is locked by password, picks up the last dialed number and then calls in a burst! Triggers five to six calls within few seconds. Happens while the phone is in my trouser pocket, during a particular time of the day. Wonder if the phone is hacked! I have tried everything. Contacted Microsoft. Restore to factory defaults. Placed password to restrict the touch access. Nothing worked. It is causing me severe social embarrassment.
Rating: 1 out of 5
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