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Nokia Asha 500

Nokia Asha 500
2.8"
240 x 320 pixels
2 MP
RAM: GB
BATTERY: 1200 mAh
Announced: Oct 22, 2013
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.04 x 2.38 x 0.45 inches)
  • Dual SIM card support

Cons

  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • Low pixel density screen (143 ppi)

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Description

The Nokia Asha 500 comes with a 2.8-inch 240x320 pixel touchscreen, a 2MP camera, and the option to have the handset in either single- or dual-SIM flavor.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.04 x 2.38 x 0.45 inches (100.3 x 58.1 x 12.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.57 oz (101 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Colors:
    • Black, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 143 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 39.14 %
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.8
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 35 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/5"
    • Hardware Features:
      • CMOS image sensor
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • White balance presets
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA) (13 fps)

Hardware

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • GB RAM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (876 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 22.0 days (528 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 46.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 9.50 hours

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Album art cover
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo
  • Speakers:
    • Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 22 Oct 2013

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Nokia Charger AC-11, Nokia Battery BL-4U 1200 mAh, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Nokia 4 GB microSD Card
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 69

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 03 Feb 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        QTLRM-973 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.02 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.79 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.41 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Nokia RM-973


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Nokia Asha 500 Dual

(Dual SIM version)

differences:

  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

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