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Nokia Asha 501

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the portability and design are overall positive. The battery and price are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the size, while there are some critical comments about the features and reliability.

usability, price, battery, design, portability

screen, camera, reliability, features

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 174 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Asha 501

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 13 user reviews of Nokia Asha 501 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

usability, battery, durability, portability, sound

reliability, camera

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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) knows Nokia Asha 501, Dual SIM bright red

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Expert Review

 

Standout design, affordable browsing, powerful battery and innovative UI

Lacks 3G and GPS

All in all, Nokia Asha 501 is a great piece of gizmo from Nokia which would surely appeal to young and hyper-social users having a quest for a fast and affordable online experience. This phone is definitely an affordable phone but not a smart phone.

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Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: No
Technology:GSM/PCN

Display

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

General Features

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

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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