Nokia Asha 501

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Key Specs
  • Display 3.00-inch (240x320)
  • Processor one-core
  • Front Camera No
  • Rear Camera 3.2MP
  • RAM 64MB
  • Storage 128MB
  • Battery Capacity 1200mAh
  • OS Nokia Asha platform 1.0
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateMay 2013

Nokia Asha 501 Review

By Ketan Pratap (Jul 26, 2013)
Ketan Pratap
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Easy to use UI
  • Smart design and form-factor
  • Value for Money
  • Bad
  • Battery back-up with data and Wi-Fi usage not satisfactory
  • No 3G

he Nokia Lumia range might be making headlines, but Nokia's feature phones including its relatively new Asha series phones are the ones making cash registers ring for the company across India. The latest to join the bandwagon is the Asha 501, which was unveiled a few months back by Nokia chief Stephen Elop at an event in India.

Nokia Asha 501 Summary

Nokia Asha 501 smartphone was launched in May 2013. The phone comes with a 3.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 240x320 pixels at a pixel density of 133 pixels per inch (ppi).

Nokia Asha 501 is powered by an one-core processor. It comes with 64MB of RAM.

The Nokia Asha 501 runs Nokia Asha platform 1.0 and is powered by a 1200mAh removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia Asha 501 on the rear packs 3.2-megapixel camera.

Nokia Asha 501 based on Nokia Asha platform 1.0 and packs 128MB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Nokia Asha 501 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM cards.

Connectivity options on the Nokia Asha 501 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth v3.00, and FM radio. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer and proximity sensor.

The Nokia Asha 501 measures 99.20 x 58.00 x 12.10mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 91.00 grams.

As of 20th October 2019, Nokia Asha 501 price in India starts at Rs. 4,999.

Nokia Asha 501 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Nokia Asha 501 (128MB RAM, 128MB Storage) - Bright Red 4,999
Nokia Asha 501 (128MB RAM, 128MB Storage) - Black 5,999

Nokia Asha 501 price in India starts from ₹ 4,999. The lowest price of Nokia Asha 501 is ₹ 4,999 at Amazon.

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Nokia Asha 501 Full Specifications

General
Brand Nokia
Model Asha 501
Release date May 2013
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 99.20 x 58.00 x 12.10
Weight (g) 91.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 1200
Removable battery Yes
Display
Screen size (inches) 3.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 240x320 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 133
Hardware
Processor one-core
RAM 64MB
Internal storage 128MB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Camera
Rear camera 3.2-megapixel
Rear flash No
Front camera No
Software
Operating system Nokia Asha platform 1.0
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g
GPS No
Bluetooth Yes, v 3.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Nokia Asha 501 User Review and Ratings

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  • Waste of money
    Jb Uno (May 10, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Waste of money unless Nokia comes up with a remedy for this headache. It is not supported by Nokia PC Suite. All the ringtones are gone. My notes are gone! Videos and music sometimes won't play. Facebook app suddenly gone.
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  • The New Asha of Nokia to take on Android world
    Subhash (Jun 1, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Nokia Asha 501 is a nice choice for a price of around Rs. 5000 Approx with some decent color options like Black, White, Yellow, RED and Cyan. It is suitable for those who would like the phone to be smart but on the other hand simple to use. The form factor and the build quality you get at this price point is the best we have seen till now, it?s a simple and easy to use phone with smart capabilities. The back camera is 3.15 fixed focus can take some good photos in daylight with good colors but don?t expect much details. There is no front camera on the device, below are some camera samples. Display Size: 3.0 inches TFT Capacitive Touch Screen with 240 x 320 pixels (~133 ppi pixel density) Processor: No Details Known RAM: 64 MB Software Version: Nokia Asha Platform Version 1.0 Camera: 3.15 MP FF camera Secondary Camera: No Internal Storage: 128 MB External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB and 4 GB card comes in package Battery: 1200 mAh battery Lithium Ion Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
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  • Decent Phone Nothing Execptional
    Nishant Sharma (May 31, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Nokia asha 501has 3 inches of capacitive touch screen and multi-touch up-to two fingers resolution of screen of phone is not that great 240x320 pixels which is not great for watching videos and even for surfing internet although touch response of phone is decent. Camera of the phone is of 3.15 MP without flash. Camera produce good pictures but in dark lack of flash in phone doesn't provide that great picture.video recording is also present in the phone quality of which is VGA. About asha OS it is fun to use asha fastlane just swipe for everything.phone doesn't hang for a moment,here maps on the other hand lags in device and is nowhere near Google maps, except this all apps are working fine lack of apps is also a let down for this in front of cheaper androids because variety of app are available for all of them whether they are premium or cheaper handsets. Build of the phone is solid Nokia never compromises on build of their any phones design of phone is shape of square and due to small size screen phone fits in palm perfectly.multimedia features are also there music player video player etc but here android comes handy you can install third party players which supports more codecs but in this you can only play the files which are supported by phone. its a dual sim phone but both sim supports only 2G no 3G option available on phone Bluetooth is there to sharing,wi-fi is also supported so you can enjoy internet via wi-fi of others network .usb connectivity for mass storage and tethering is also present in the phone. On name of sensors it has accelerometer and proximity sensor in the phone. Battery of the phone is ok not poor nor exceptional. Apart from good features in the phone it still lags in many basic and useful option which should be present in the phone. some of them are not availability of copy paste option in the phone. Other important missing feature in the phone is that you can?t save webpage in the phone via nokia browser. There are option of third party browsers but still nokia browser is best to browse web in the phone. Call blocking is also an important feature which is not present in the phone. Phone is great performer with good design and build quality in affordable price range from Nokia. display resolution of the phone is somehow disappointment except that great basic phone if going for your first phone then its definitely great but if switching from low budget androids to this then you will miss the apps nothing more than that. This phone is meant for those people who just want basic call features and do whatsapp from this phone because app support is not that great and in era of Smartphone a person can easily get bored with this phone.
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  • NOKIA ASHA 501:A Budget Smartphone
    Nitin Gupta (May 20, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    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.
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  • Nokia asha 501 RM-902
    Beypazarlı Ali (Feb 24, 2019) on Gadgets 360
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  • a phone that tells a story(below)
    Abinash Jenwin (May 17, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    HA HA .... you will find a forever note -"something went wrong!"
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  • Cute and does what it needs to !
    Darshan Sirur (Jul 1, 2013) on Flipkart
    Awesome phone does most of the jobs, with Whatsapp it will be perfect! Here maps and Nearby apps are very useful. Yo can copy (import) contacts from your android or any smartphone with the inbuilt function which uses bluetooth. Has apps to open docx and pptx files :) True caller app :) Awesome battery life! I can't complain...as i knew what i was expecting... What more can you ask for such price?
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  • NOKIA is amazing ! Sometimes you don't need high end smartphones !!
    Ash Karthik (Jul 1, 2013) on Flipkart
    Let me tell you all something. not everybody needs a high end smartphone, it depends upon their liking and their pocket :P. Nokia cares about their customers ! now, you have to admire what nokia is doing here, they have introduced such a simple yet a trendy and well built product ( of course, nokia is meant for quality ! ). Nokia Asha 501 is a phone meant for students who need to be in touch all the time and who also can't afford the high end smart phones like the iphone or galaxy s4 etc. you seriously need to appreciate nokia when it comes to phones with good features and excellent quality, which is the new upcoming asha series. it's amazing how they have used lumia's colors and designed it like a n9. features are remarkable. 1. it has a very good responsive touch screen. 2. amazing new feature called as Fast lane, where you can swipe through apps instantly 3. it comes with dual sim (Easy Swap feature), for those who need more than one ! 4. it's wifi capable 5. Nokia Xpress Browser is light on data, but it still gives you the full browsing experience. 6. Answer calls, switch between applications, reply to messages and get around your phone quickly with a simple swipe. 7. a good 3.2 mp camera ! 8. different colors and interchangeable back panels 9. nokia has provided Red colored ear phones in the box. it's only Rs.5199 ! and it was made for the Indian market. Just don't think ! go ahead and buy it !
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  • Under Budget, but not a budget phone...
    Arnab Saha (Sep 1, 2013) on Flipkart
    Its aw aw aw awesome... Just love it. Everybody is gonna love this, because most of the time u just dont need an android. Using it from last 3 days. Its super user friendly, fast with a dashing look. I just love people watching me talking in this phone. Thanks NOKIA.
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  • Nokia Asha 501 - you will definitely love it.
    Nilesh Shirsekar (Aug 1, 2013) on Flipkart
    I recently bought this smart phone from Flipkart on 26th July 2013. As soon as I received the phone, I checked all the features and found that it is worth of every rupee spent on it. Design and Color: The design and size of phone is superb. It is very convenient to hold it in your hand. Bright red color of the phone and headphone is attractive. Camera: The camera has good quality. Touch: You will just love the touch functionality of this phone, as it is very smooth and fast enough to operate and play games and apps. Nokia has provided fantastic apps, ringtones, Wallpapers, games and many more - free of cost. The smart phone features w.r.t. Call, Messaging, Internet, etc. are very good. The speakers of the headphones are of great quality. The social sites of Facebook, Linkedin, Gmail, and new WeChat app are available. Only thing which is not available is Whatsapp, but I think, Nokia will make it available very soon. When my office colleagues observed this phone, they simply liked the attractive color, smart look, camera quality, and smooth touch - all these in affordable price of below Rs. 5000. Nokia smart phone is simply rocking... Guys and Girls, don?t go for other very expensive phones, as this smart phone can fulfill all your mobile needs.
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