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Nokia Asha 501 vs Nokia Asha 500

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Nokia Asha 501 Remove phone

Posted: 09 May 2013
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 22 Oct 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeFeature phoneFeature phone 
Dimensions3.91 x 2.28 x 0.48 inches (99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm)4.04 x 2.38 x 0.45 inches (100.3 x 58.1 x 12.8 mm) 
Weight3.20 oz (91 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.57 oz (101 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.0 inches2.8 inches 
Resolution240 x 320 pixels240 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 ppi143 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.

LCDLCD 
Screen-to-body ratio48.46 %39.14 % 
Colors262 144262 144 
TouchscreenMulti-touchYes 
FeaturesProximity sensorProximity sensor 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels2 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.

F2.8F2.8 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 35 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/1.5" 
FeaturesWhite balance presets, Digital zoom, Effects, Self-timerCMOS image sensor, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Self-timer 
Camcorder320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)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.

64 MB RAM64 MB RAM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time17.00 hours
the average is 11 h (676 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 11 h (676 min)
 
Stand-by time48.0 days (1152 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
 
Capacity1200 mAh1200 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Features Album art cover 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerLoudspeaker 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
BrowserNokia XpressNokia Xpress Browser 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, TwitterFacebook, Twitter 
Technology
GSM900, 1800 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
Multiple SIM cards 2 slots 
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 IDCell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Other Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
OtherVoice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced09 May 201322 Oct 2013 
Shopping information
AccessoriesNokia Charger AC-11, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Nokia 4 GB microSD CardNokia Charger AC-11, Nokia Battery BL-4U 1200 mAh, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Nokia 4 GB microSD Card 
MSRP price$ 99$ 69 

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