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Nokia Asha 501

alaTest has collected and analyzed 630 reviews of Nokia Asha 501. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and price. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the screen. Many are negative about the reliability and camera.

size, usability, performance, price, battery

camera, reliability

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Asha 501

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Nokia Asha 501 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The battery and sound are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the reliability. There are some critical views about the camera.

usability, sound, battery, portability, durability

camera

56% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

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

Expert review by: Francis D'sa (tech.firstpost.com)

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: tech2 Connect (tech.firstpost.com)

Nokia Asha 501 Review - Tech2

 

Until the Android-based smartphones arrived into the country, Nokia was one of the most desired brands for mobile phones in our country.

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Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (tech.firstpost.com)

Nokia Asha 501 Review Tech2 Mobile

 

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

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Expert review by: Sarah Mitroff (cnet.com)

Nokia Asha 501 review: A tiny, colorful phone with budget specs

 

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 (gsmarena.com)

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. (phonearena.com)

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 (goldfries.com)

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: Mihir Patkar (gizmodo.in)

Nokia Asha 501 Review: A New Hope? Nope!

 

"The Nokia Asha 501 does not support WhatsApp. The End." That's the TL;DR version of this review. Jokes aside, the Asha 501 is Nokia's big hope for markets

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Laique Khan (techmagnifier.com)

Nokia Asha 501 Review

 

Nokia Asha 501 is the latest mobile phone to be launched. This new feature phone comes with some good functions.

• Affordable ; • Good camera ; • Impressive sound quality ; • Beautiful design ; • Long lasting battery ; • Good touch

• Low resolution screen ; • Lack first party apps ; • No 3G ; • Lacks A-GPS

A small packaged with big surprises- Nokia Asha 501 has the potential to lure mid range to low income segments in large; especially housewives and students. It comes with pretty good camera, beautiful design, impressive sound quality and Asha’s own...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4 / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:32
Ringer type:MP3
Speech recognition: No
Visual radio support: Yes
Voice codecs:AMR-NB / AMR-NB, EFR, FR, HR
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4U
Continuous audio playback time:56
Continuous video playback time:14
Standby time (2G):1152 / 624
Talk time (2G):17

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection: No
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.2
Maximum frame rate:15
Multi-shot: No
Night mode: No
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia / Grey, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia / Negative film / Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Second Camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto / auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, manual / Auto, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Manual / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual
Zoom capability: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / HFP, HSF, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:3.0

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Cyan / Green / Red / White / Yellow
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Pixel density:133
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Management features

Closed user group support: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:32
Internal RAM:0.0625
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:32

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
E-mail protocols:IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MPA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, MP4 / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP4 / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / EXIF, JPG
Video compression formats:3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVC, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, AVC, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, AVI
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, G.711 / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, G.711, G.726, G.729, HR, iLBC / AMR-NB, EFR, FR, HR / EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800 / 900,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):900,1800
2G standards:GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / HFP, HSF, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SSP / HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SSP
Bluetooth version:3.0
Data network:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
Security algorithms:EAP, EAP-SIM, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, EAP-SIM, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
WAP: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Frame rate:15
Headphone outputs:1
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Phonebook capacity:4000
Ringer type:MP3
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
VoIP: Yes
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Headphones included: Yes
Headset included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Memory Card Included:microSD
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Asha
Operating System Version:1.0 / 1.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Shortcuts
Subscription type:No subscription
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: No

Phone features

Conference call: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / André Hoogeboom
Phonebook capacity:4000
Push-to-Talk (PTT): No
Slide show: No
Speakerphone: Yes
vCard: No
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4U
Battery voltage:3.7
Continuous audio playback time:56
Continuous video playback time:14
Standby time (2G):1152 / 624
Talk time (2G):17

Processor

Processor Model:U8420

Software

Operating system installed:Asha
Operating System Version:1.0 / 1.4

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:4
Internal RAM:64
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:No / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Alarm function: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Built-in flashlight: No
Colour of product:Black / Cyan / Green / Red / White / Yellow
Device lock: Yes
Display:LCD
EDGE: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG / EXIF, JPEG XR / EXIF, JPG
Proximity sensor: Yes
Stopwatch: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
T9 text input: Yes
Type:Feature phone
USB mass storage: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4

Video

Frame rate:15
Video call: No
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
Video capturing speed:15
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video Playback: Yes
Video playback speed:24 / 25
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.21
Height :9.91 / 9.92
Weight:98 / 98.2
Width:5.8
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