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Nokia Asha 501

Announced
May 9, 2013
Market status
Released
Release date
Jun 24, 2013

Pros

  • Small dimensions (3.91 x 2.28 x 0.48 inches)

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE, GPRS)
  • Low pixel density screen (133 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Nokia Asha 501 is a basic and affordable touchscreen featurephone with QVGA display, 3.2MP camera, Wi-Fi, and memory card slot.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.91 x 2.28 x 0.48 inches (99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.20 oz (91 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Side Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
  • Colors:
    • Black, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.0 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.

    • 133 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
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup3.2 megapixels
    • 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
    • Features:
      • PopupWhite balance presets, Digital zoom, Effects, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)
    • Recording format:
      • H.263, 3GP

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.

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

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 17.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (710 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 48.0 days (1152 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 56.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 14.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

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  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Nokia Xpress
    • supports:
      • HTML, XHTML, WAP 2.0, Javascript 1.8
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • 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
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Popup4000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, Notes
  • Messaging:
    • PopupSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
    • Popup
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.1, CLDC 1.1
    • API:
      • JSR-75, JSR-82, JSR-118, JSR-135, JSR-139, JSR-172, JSR-177, JSR-179, JSR-184, JSR-205, JSR-211, JSR-226, JSR-234, JSR-256

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
    • Profiles:
      • Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB, Proprietary

Other features

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 May 2013

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Nokia Charger AC-11, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Nokia 4 GB microSD Card
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 99
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Alternative variants

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

Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM RM-902


Differences:
  • Weight:
    • 3.46 oz (98 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 26.0 days (624 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots

Nokia Asha 501 RM-900


Differences:
  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz

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