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Nokia X vs Nokia Asha 501

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Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 09 May 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneFeature phone 
OSAndroid Nokia X 1.0 UI  
Dimensions4.55 x 2.48 x 0.41 inches (115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm)3.91 x 2.28 x 0.48 inches (99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm) 
Weight4.54 oz (129 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.20 oz (91 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches3.0 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 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.

233 ppi133 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.

IPS LCDLCD 
Screen-to-body ratio62.56 %48.46 % 
Colors16 777 216262 144 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorProximity sensor 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels3.2 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.

F2.8F2.8 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)32.4 mm  
Camera sensor size1/5"  
FeaturesISO control, White balance presets, Digital zoom, PanoramaWhite balance presets, Digital zoom, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder864 x 480 pixels 30 fps320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8225  
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5  
Graphics processorAdreno 203  
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.

512 MB RAM64 MB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time13.30 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
48.0 days (1152 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Talk time (3G)10.50 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
  
Capacity1500 mAh1200 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
RadioFM, StereoFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser Nokia Xpress 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz900, 1800 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
Multiple SIM cards2 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.

GPS, A-GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningCell ID 
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB charging 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced24 Feb 201409 May 2013 
Shopping information
Accessories High Efficiency Charger AC-20, Nokia Battery BN-01 1500 mAh, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guideNokia Charger AC-11, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Nokia 4 GB microSD Card 
MSRP price $ 99 

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