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Nokia Asha 501

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the portability and design are overall positive. The battery and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the features and reliability. There are some mixed views about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Asha 501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 13 user reviews of Nokia Asha 501 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Asha 501, Dual SIM bright red Nokia Asha 501, Dual SIM bright red Nokia Asha 501 Smartphone (7.6 cm (3 inches) touch screen, 3.2 megapixel of camera, dual SIM, CBM of radio) knows

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Nokia Asha 501 Review


Right up until Android smartphones arrived, Nokia was one of the most desired brands for mobile phones in our country. Choosing to distance themselves from Android, they stuck with their Symbian operating system and worked simultaneously on the Meego...

Connectivity options apart from GPRS and EDGE are Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth v3.0 with EDR and a micro USB 2.0 PC interface. The main camera has a 3.15 MP sensor with a video recording capability of QVGA @15 fps. Accelerometer and proximity sensors are...

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Nokia Asha 501


Produced in six bright colors, the small, electric Nokia Asha 501 practically leaps off the shelf. Nokia is hoping to corner the entry-level smartphone market with its unlocked Asha line, which ranges from bare-bones QWERTY phones to the tiny...

The Nokia Asha 501 is compact and easy to use. It comes in fun, bright colors.

The low-resolution screen and 3-megapixel camera disappoint.

For $99, the Nokia Asha 501 is worth getting if you want a small, simple, colorful feature phone. However, U.S. denizens will have to buy it unlocked.


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Nokia Asha 501 preview: First look


With a refreshed design and software, the candy-colored Nokia Asha 501 turns a new page for the Finnish feature-phone lineup. Low-end Android smartphones continue to be the main target but, for the first time the Ashas, which Nokia has always insisted...

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Nokia Asha 501 Review


With cheerful colors and a fun touch-based interface the Nokia Asha 501 is a feature phone designed to rival with affordable smartphones...

Colorful, fun and compact device ; Great swipe-based interface

Still a feature phone lacking good apps ; Captures below average images

Nokia is selling the Asha 501 at a retail price south of $100 contract-free. As low as that sounds, at this price there is already a number of Android device like the Samsung Galaxy Pocket with better functionality. If you want the most apps and...

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Review: Asha 501- Nokia’s Pint Sized Wonder


Back in May this year, Nokia announced the Asha 501 – its first feature phone to run the new Asha 1.0 platform. The launch itself was unprecedented. Nokia had invited almost all of the popular bloggers from across the globe to New Delhi – an unusual...

The Asha 501 is a great handset – but stuck in a very peculiar price spot. It currently retails for around 5000 Rupees and even lesser as I type this. The average buyer looking for a phone in this price bracket might end up in a huge dilemma. For the...

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Nokia Asha 501


Based around the firm's in-house Asha platform, the Nokia Asha 501 is the newest addition to Nokia's range of handsets aimed at "emerging markets" – cheap phones intended for sale in territories such as India and South America. Unusually, the 501 is...

A cheap, cheerful and well-made compact smartphone, but it’s far too slow

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"Best for budget hunters, best value for money"


decent screen, affordable and easy to use (its Nokia!)

unreliable wi-fi, screen touch is a bit hard to practice

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Creative but needs better camera.


Creative but needs better camera.

Awesome design


Nokia has launched Asha 501 which is really a good phone when it comes to hardware. Pros: Fast Lane (Amazing) an innovative thinking from Nokia and is a good innovation. Unlike Samsung which keeps releasing phones of same type. Touch: Amazing from...

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Nokia Asha 501 - A Very Affordable Price


Nokia Asha 501 - A Very Affordable Price



Nokia Asha 501 sports a 3-inches LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 320x240 pixels. The device runs on Nokia Asha platform built using Series 40 Operating System. The device comes with 128MB of internal memory and can be expandable...


Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)


GPS Receiver: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


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

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:S40 ASHA TOUCH
Operating System Version:S40 ASHA TOUCH
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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