NOKIA ASHA 501:A Budget Smartphone
By Nitin Gupta | 20 May 2014
If you are looking for a budget phone with a good touch screen and a simple interface then the Nokia Asha 501 is the one for you. It is ideal as your first feature phone and gives you the basic functionality as a phone and access to social networking and a basic app library. You can definitely consider this device over the Android offerings in the same price range
This phone comes around the Rs. 4,500-4,800 price point, there are a few options that make sense. Sure, you have some devices that boast of the Android OS, but these smartphones provide a lacklustre experience. Nokia on the other hand has had a good run with the Nokia Asha series smartphones that are great value for money around this price point.
In terms of its specifications, the Asha 501 has a 3-inch display with a 240x320 pixel resolution giving it a 133ppi pixel density. The display is a capacitive touchscreen with two-finger multi-touch. It has 128MB built-in storage (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card) but the phone does come bundled with a 4GB microSD card. The rear houses a 3.15MP camera (without flash) and there is no front-facing camera. The previous generation Asha phones ran on the S40 platform with the Asha 501, Nokia has introduced a new OS with this phone, called Nokia Asha software platform. The latest update in Asha platform is 1.4 which introduces number of Improvements and Features.
The conclusion is, If you want to buy a smartphone in budget amount and a solid build quality with a very less amount of applications , You must consider Nokia Asha 501.
I'll give it 3.5 out of 5 because of it's new user interface, Beautiful and Compact design,Solid build quality, An Average Camera Quality with a powerful battery backup and a Nice Sound Quality.The Cons of this phone is : There's No 3G,No Auto-focus in the Camera and a very small App environment.Beside every disadvantage it's a phone which is value for money.
It is ideal as your first feature phone and gives you the basic functionality as a phone and access to social networking and a basic app library. You can definitely consider this device over the Android offerings in the same price range but you can't get the reliability and trust of Nokia.