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Mitac Mio A501

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and portability. The build quality and screen also get good opinions. There are some negative comments about the battery and connectivity.

GPS navigation, screen, build quality, portability, camera

connectivity, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Mitac Mio A501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 46 reviews)

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Mio Digiwalker A501 GPS phone: Features and Specifications


Mio is probably best known for its affordable in-car and handheld GPS devices. Creating a product that combines GPS and mobile phone into one handheld device is not something that every company can do, but Mio has decided to be one of the first ones to...

It is also possible to hook up an external Traffic Message Channel (TMC) component to the A501. TMC technology delivers traffic and travel information over FM radio waves to the device.

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Mio A501 Digi Walker GPS PDA phone


Can Mio challenge the Nokia N95 with its all-in-one phone GPS?

As a mini satnav device the Mio A501 Digi Walker is good, but falls down in a number of areas.

As a mini satnav device the Mio A501 Digi Walker is good, but falls down in a number of areas.

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Review: Mitac Mio A501


Don't doubt this handheld's capabilities simply because of its small size--its wealth of GPS-friendly features might just surprise you.

Tons of GPS features; good GPS tracking; compact and light; full SD card slot; car cradle and charger included; autofocus camera and LED light

3G; no Wi-Fi; awkward joystick placement; needs an OK button

Without the wireless options many users find essential these days, the Mio A501 will have a limited audience. For those who value having GPS, this little PDA-phone won't disappoint.


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Mio - A501


Mio has done well for itself in the mobile navigation world recently. While TomTom may make a lot of noise about its products, Mio stealthily increases its share of the market, to the point where, according ...

There are other ways to get sat-nav on a Pocket PC device, and you could go the ‘mix ‘n' match' route and choose your own third party software. But as an all in one solution, the Mio A501 is a good mid-range choice.

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Review: Mio A501 PDA


A fully functional PDA complete with phone and sat-nav capabilities

Consumer review by:

"Great built in GPS in a small package"


ITs Amazing how GPS sirf star chips start popping up. Used it with Garmin Que with Malsingmaps.. Malaysian and Singapore maps will be no problem. Also Used with Mapking, Processor is sufficently fast. I also Got hold of the Mio Map program.. excellent...

Built in GPS

No wifi

Consumer review by:

"A quite nice looking device"


GPS features

no Wi-Fi

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Windows Mobile
Operator:Not Applicable / Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: No
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No
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