Nokia Asha 501 Specifications and Review

The Nokia Asha 501 is an easy to use compact phone and comes in cool colors. It is available for almost $99, especially if you want a budget, colorful and simple feature phone. As the prices suggests do not expect it the heavy specs device, in fact you will be disappointed with the 3 MP camera of Nokia Asha 501 at times.

Expert’s Advice :

You should check Nokia Asha 503 Dual SIM, Nokia Asha 500 Dual SIM and Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM before final decision to buy Nokia Asha 501.

Nokia Asha 501 comes in Single-SIM and Dual-SIM variants and is small in size that is almost equal to the deck of cards. It has nice touch and feel and you will not bother when attaching it to your ear. With 3.9 X 2.9 X 0.47 inch dimensions it weighs only 3.4 ounces or 98 grams. Nokia Asha 501 has 3 inch display 133 pixels density. This make it a low resolution phone thus the display colors completely disappoint you as compared to body colors.

Nokia Asha platform 1.0
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2013, June

Nokia Asha 501 Specifications

General Features of Nokia Asha 501
Networks Supported 2G Enabled
Technology 2G Network :: GSM 900 – 1800 – RM-899
850 – 1900 – RM-900
Operating System Nokia Asha software platform 1.0, upgradable to v1.4
SIM Optional Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Announced 2013, May
Status Available. Released 2013, June
Manufacturer Nokia
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm (3.91 x 2.28 x 0.48 in)
Weight 98.2 g (3.46 oz)
Colors Available Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black
Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 3.0 inches (~133 ppi pixel density)
Touch Screen Up to 2 fingers
Alert Types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Card Slots microSD, up to 32 GB, 4 GB card included
Internal 128 MB, 64 MB RAM
Data & Communications
GPRS Up to 85.6 kbps
EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
Browsers WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio FM radio
GPS & Navigation No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth v3.0, EDR
USB microUSB v2.0
Resolution 3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels,
Features Panorama
Video 320p@15fps
Type Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery (BL-4U)
Stand By Up to 1152 h
Talk Time Up to 1152 h
Music Play Up to 56 h

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As a budget phone, it has 64MB of RAM and is not slow neither fast as compared to its counterparts. Some of the apps take too much time to open including the menu. But the battery of Nokia Asha 501 is powerful, i.e. 1200 mAh removable battery which can give you 48 days of standby time and 17 hours of talk time over 2G.

Nokia Asha 501 is a low-end specs device but it performs really nice as compared to other feature phones. It has cool design and comes in wide range of eye catching colors. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here.