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Nokia Asha 501

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews of Nokia Asha 501. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback, but the GPS navigation and reliability get less positive comments.

size, price, usability, portability, battery

reliability, GPS navigation

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 analyzed 11 user reviews of Nokia Asha 501 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Reviews about the sound and durability are overall positive. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, battery, durability, sound

55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Francis D'sa (

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...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Sarah Mitroff (

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.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Victor H. (

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...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: goldfries (

Nokia Asha 501 Mobile Phone Review


While Nokia bids us farewell, the brand will still be around for existing products. Here with us, the impressive Nokia Asha 501. Impressive? Yes, it is.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (

Nokia Asha 501 Review


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...

Good build, Solid battery life, Value for money, Interesting UI

Lacklustre camera, No 3G

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Nokia Asha 501 review: The candy store kid


A nice little phone that looks fresh both on the inside and outside. That's what we took from our first encounter with the Nokia Asha 501 and we do hope we managed to get that point across. You know, with phones that go a dime a dozen, you always risk...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: YugaTech (

Nokia Asha 501 Review


Potential – that's the word I'm stuck with before letting go of the Nokia Asha 501. It could have been the perfect feature phone for everyone if it weren't for the low-res display and the lack of must-have apps.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Rahul Srinivas on 8th August 2013 (

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...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

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

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable


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 / Yes
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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