Nokia Asha 501 is recently launched in the market by Nokia, it said to be the budget phone by Nokia. Nokia has a very bad time these days and they constantly working to improve their cell phones. And this is the reason they start manufacturing budget phones. Here is our review of Nokia Asha 501. Of course we will add the Disadvantages of Nokia Asha 501. Let see why should you not buy the Nokia Asha 501

Nokia asha 501 review

Disadvantage no.1 = 3G connectivity

Yes Nokia Asha doesn’t have 3G connectivity, well for a price range of 6000 Rs, don’t expect smartphone. You may get many cell phones for this range with Android Platform but the quality doesn’t qualify Nokia cell phones.

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Disadvantage no.2 = Screen resolution is Low

Another Disadvantage of Nokia Asha 501 is the resolution is low. You may not experience the crystal clear look, but it is fair and can be good to play. Don’t worry its budget phone and expect this only

Disadvantage no.3 = 64 MB RAM

Thinking of playing high quality with stunning graphics looking game? along with awesome apps? Then NO! consider buying something else. With 64MB RAM, you will hardly play Big daddy games as they requires lots of RAM memory and in 64MB RAM don’t even think about this

Disadvantage no.4 = 3.2 Megapixel Camera, No flash, No auto-focus

YET another drawbacks of Nokia Asha 501. In the era of Instagram and Auto-focus camera, it is very irritating not to have High-end camera. But still its good to have 3.2 Megapixel camera in such low budget cell phone.

This is the Drawbacks of Nokia Asha 501. Please scroll down for Specifications of Nokia Asha 501.

  • Main camera sensor: 3.2 MP
  • Display size: 3”
  • Maximum 2G talk time: 17h
  • Music playback time: 56h
  • Dual SIM: No
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 99.2 mm
    • Width: 58 mm
    • Thickness: 12.1 mm
    • Weight: 98 g
  • Display and User Interface
    • Display size: 3 ”
    • Display resolution: QVGA (320 x 240)
    • Display features: Brightness control, RGB Stripe, Nokia Glance screen, Screen double tap
    • Display colors: HighColor (18-bit/262k)
    • Aspect ratio: 4:3
    • Pixel density: 133 ppi
    • Display technology: LCD Transmissive
    • Display height: 61 mm
    • Display width: 46 mm
    • Touch screen technology: Capacitive two-point touch
    • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
  • Keys and Input Methods
    • User Input: Touch
    • Operating keys: Volume keys, Power/Lock key, Back key
  • Form factor
    • Form factor: Monoblock touch
    • Hardware
      • Connectivity
        • SIM card type: Micro SIM
        • Dual SIM: No
        • Charging connectors: 2.0 mm Charging Connector, Micro-USB
        • AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector
        • System connectors: Micro-USB-B
        • USB: USB 2.0
        • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0
        • Bluetooth profiles: Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Headset profile (HSP) 1.1, Serial Port profile (SPP), Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.0, Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP)
        • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
        • Wi-Fi security modes: WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA, WEP, WPA2-Personal
        • NFC: No NFC
      • Data Network
        • GSM network: 900 MHz, 1800 MHz
        • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
        • GSM max data speed UL: GPRS 85.6 kbps
      • Power Management2
        • Battery model: BL-4U
        • Battery capacity: 1200 mAh
        • Battery voltage: 3.7 V
        • Removable battery: Yes
        • Maximum 2G standby time: 1152 h
        • Maximum standby time: 48 days
        • Maximum 2G talk time: 17 h
        • Music playback time: 56 h
        • Video playback time: 14 h
        • Wireless charging: No
      • Memory
        • User data storage: In device, Memory card
        • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
        • Maximum memory card size: 32 GB
    • Software and applications
      • Productivity features
        • Personal information management features: Recorder, Calculator, Calendar, Phonebook, Fixed dialling number, Notes, Alarm clock, Social networks in Phonebook
      • Other Applications
        • Game features: Java games
        • Graphics format: JPEG, BMP, GIF89a, EXIF, PNG, GIF87a
        • Other apps: Nokia Gift, Camera 5-in-1, The Weather Channel, Assassin’s Creed III, Real Football 2013, Little Big City
      • Software platform & User Interface
        • Software release: Nokia Asha software platform 1.0
    • Communications
      • Email and Messaging3
        • Email clients: Native Email Client
        • Email protocols: SMTP, IMAP4, POP3
        • Email features: Multiple simultaneous email accounts, Email attachments, Viewing of email attachments
        • Supported instant messaging services: Nokia Chat
        • Messaging features: Concatenated SMS for long messages, Text messaging, Unified MMS/SMS editor, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Multimedia messaging, Conversational chat style SMS, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS
      • Call management
        • Call management features: Call waiting, Integrated hands-free speakers, Call barring, Call forwarding, Call logs: dialled, received and missed, Call history, Conference call
        • Supported amount of phonebooks: One integrated phonebook
        • Supports amount of contacts: 4000
        • Ringtones: 32-polyphonic ringtones, Downloadable ringtones, MP3 ringtones
        • Speech codecs: GSM FR, AMR-NB, GSM HR, GSM EFR
    • Device security
      • Security
        • General Security features: Firmware update, Device lock, PIN code
    • Sharing and Internet
      • Browsing and Internet
        • Internet browser capabilities: Nokia Xpress Browser
        • Social apps: Facebook, Twitter
        • Photo sharing: Share over Bluetooth, Facebook, Send as email attachment, Photo sharing with Slam, Twitter
        • Video sharing: Video sharing with Slam
    • Navigation
    • Photography
      • Main camera
        • Main camera sensor: 3.2 MP
        • Camera resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels
        • Main camera focus type: Fixed focus
        • Camera digital zoom: 3 x
        • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens: No
        • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.8
        • Camera minimum focus range: 50 cm
        • Camera image formats: JPEG, JPEG/Exif
        • Flash type: No Flash
      • Main camera features
        • Main camera – other features: Auto and manual white balance, Still image editor, Full screen viewfinder
      • Image capturing
        • Capture modes: Self-timer, Video, Still
        • Colour tone modes: Sepia, Greyscale, Normal, Negative
        • White balance modes: Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Automatic
        • Light sensitivity: Automatic
        • Photos viewed by: Favorites, Album
    • Music and Audio
      • Music
        • DRM support: OMA DRM 1
        • Audio features: Album graphics display in Music player, Playlists in Music player, Music Player
      • Music format
        • Codecs: MP3, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, MIDI, G.711, AAC LTP, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2
        • Audio playback file formats: MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, MIDI
      • Radio
        • Radio features: FM Radio
      • Voice and audio recording
        • Recording: Voice recorder
        • Audio recording file formats: AMR
        • Audio recording codecs: AMR-NB
        • Audio recording features: Mono
    • Video
      • Main video camera
        • Camera video resolution: QVGA (320 x 240)
        • Camera video frame rate: 15 fps
        • Camera video zoom: No zoom x
        • Video playback frame rate: 25 fps
        • Video playback codecs: H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4
        • Video playback file formats: MP4, ASF, AVI, 3GP
        • Video recording formats: 3GP/H.263
        • Video recording colour modes: Negative, Normal, Greyscale, Sepia
        • Video scene modes: Landscape
        • Video white balance modes: Fluorescent, Incandescent, Automatic, Daylight
      • Main video camera features
        • Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Real time video streaming (RTSP)
    • Environment
      • Environmental features
        • Materials: Free of PVC, Free of nickel on the product surface, Free of BFR, rFR as in Nokia Substance List
        • Energy efficiency: Unplug charger reminder, Energy efficient charger
        • Eco content and services: Available at Nokia Store
        • Recycling: 100% recoverable as materials and energy
        • User guide: One colour printing
        • Packaging: Made of renewable materials, Containing up to 60% recycled materials, Minimized package, Packaging is 100 % recyclable
    • Accessibility
      • Accessibility features
        • Hearing: Vibrating alerts
        • Vision: Vibrating alerts, Zoom
        • Physical skills: Speakerphone
    • What’s in the box
      • Box
        • Sales Package: Nokia Asha 501, Nokia Charger AC-11, Nokia Battery BL-4U 1200 mAh, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Nokia 4 GB microSD Card

        Via Nokia.com

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2 Comments

  1. Nokia Asha 501 is smartphone made for youth or for people who are using Internet for the first time.Features are three inches LCD TFT touchscreen, 3.2 megapixels camera, Dual SIM phone, 1,200mAh battery, 99.2 mm x 58 mm x 12.1 mm and many more.

  2. oh!! then what do u expect for a 5k phone from a standard company like nokia.. its worth for that class only.. else go for some china local models which can even tune satellite channels or even shoot down a satellite.

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