Nokia Asha 501 Cyan, 128 MB Best Price in India on 25-Sep-2022 + Expert Reviews

Nokia Asha 501 Cyan, 128 MB

Detailed Review


The display of this phone is credited with 262 K colours. You get Screen Double Tap, Two-point Touch, Nokia Glance Screen, Brightness Control, RGB Stripe boasts of in this phone along with the at par ones, enabling fine usability. This Nokia Asha 501 bids sharp picture quality with its LCD display for an amazing viewing feast your eyes on. This smartphone has a resolution of 320x240 pixels to present. This device is furnished with a LCD display. The brightness control feature of this phone automatically fine-tunes the screen brightness to an optimal level given the ambient lighting, thus saving battery and going mellow on your eyes. Operating the phone may become slightly tough due to the small display size. The Nokia Asha 501 sports a display of 7.62 cms; approximately 3 inches.


The standby time offered is nearly 624 hrs on 2G network. With this phone, you get nearly 17 hours of talk time, as long as you persist with the 2G network.


Megapixels are not the sole determiners of the quality of your images and videos. Based on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you have the flexibility to get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 3.2 megapixels camera. Equally savourable it might be to click pictures, video recording is equally particularly pleasing.

General Features

Like most of the typical smartphones in the market, the Nokia Asha 501 flaunts a touch screen. Comes in Cyan body. The basic accessories such as Battery, Headset, Handset, Charger too is supplied in addition to the Nokia Asha 501. The Nokia Asha 501 weighing a meagre 91 g, is fashioned for extended usage without causing any inconvenience. Pre-loaded with a number of possesses, this smartphone possesses dimensions of 58x99.2x12.1.


The headphone jack of 3.5 mm makes sure that the audio needs are satisfied by this smartphone. Whether it is about at par boasts of or advanced boasts of like Conference Call, Hands Free, Loudspeaker, Call Divert, this Nokia Asha 501 smartphone is crafted with all such boasts of in it. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is much appreciated in a hectic lifestyle, as it lets for current syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. This phone is furnished with a Dual Sim, GSM, GSM, (Dual Standby). The sim cards offer in this phone is a Micro SIM. On top of the mobile data, this device have the flexibility to further be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. If you mostly use your device for at par purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should satify. If you want to avoid the exuberant charges levied by the 3G and 4G networks, the standard 2G network connectivity of this smartphone makes it a device made just for you. A higher network type are able to lead to increased power consumption, and you occasion to reflect on this while making a decision.


The lower capacity of internal memory may raise a few eyebrows as it only satisfies basic utilities. The expandable memory of 32 GB is all available for stick with as against the cramped internal storage which already has space allocated to default apps and other programs; now you can carry your entertainment in your pocket. Multimedia FM is a refreshing change from the set loop of your playlists. The Nokia Asha 501 is absolutely compatible with the microSD, which can help you enhance the internal storage of the device.


This Nokia Asha 501 boasts of a platform that performs at a frequency of GSM - 900, 1800 GHz. The Nokia Asha operating system is the one delivering the awesome performance.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

A small device like this might neatly fit in my pockets, but that's all it can and nothing much with the cramped screen size of 3 inches. I more than often go for efficient devices like the as it present me with a robust call management; as I am hardly ever off my phone. Bluetooth in my smartphone is essential more for hands-free calling than file sharing.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

I hate typing messages on the Nokia Asha 501 with its tiny keypad as I misspell a single word more than 3 times. Video recording is fun and lets me record all beautiful memories of birthday parties and the energy and excitement of a house party. A smartphone without a good camera is really not my choice, even if the Nokia Asha 501 sports other excellent features and fairly makes up. I will need to delete or transfer photos every week if I choose this Nokia Asha 501 with its small storage space. The expandable memory of the Nokia Asha 501 is a good option for me as against the high priced smartphones which come with high internal memory.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

The 3 inch display may be quite decent for a smartphone but I don't like it for my reading or gaming purpose. Smartphone storage with such low capacity even for basic apps and programs is really irrelevant. If you have gaming and ebook library as huge as mine, you can never say no to an extendable memory storage.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The 3 inches display of the Nokia Asha 501 was the first thing that grabbed my attention. I prefer texting over talking but this screen size is way too cramped to do that easily. It's not that amazing to own a smartphone with Yes, 3.2 MP camera resolution. There are cheaper options available that too with better camera resolution. I click hundreds of cool pics with my smartphone and don't think the pictures will be so cool with this phone. My smartphone should be doing more than messaging, browsing and emails and that too simultaneously. I feel 2G networks are not reliable when it comes to this. I don't worry charging when I can charge my phone with the laptop; I can even transfer files with this. The 0.128 GB internal storage is really very less. If it can't save all my files then what good is it.

Technical Specification

General Features

Handset Color:Cyan
SIM Size:Micro SIM
Call Features:Conference Call , Hands Free , Loudspeaker , Call Divert
Model Name:Asha 501
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Dual Sim , GSM , GSM , (Dual Standby)
In the Box:Battery , Headset , Handset , Charger


Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:320 x 240
Video Recording Frames:15 fps
Other Camera Features:Auto and Manual White Balance , Full Screen Viewfinder , Fixed Focus , Self-timer , Colour Tone Mode , Automatic Light Sensitivity , Image Editor
Zoom:Digital Zoom - 3x
Rear Camera:3.2 MP


Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports AVI , 3GP , ASF , MP4
Ringtone:36 Polyphonic , MP3
Music Player:Yes , Supports MIDI , eAAC , MP3

Internet & Connectivity

Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser:Nokia Xpress Browser
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes
Charging Point:2.0 mm Thin Pin
Internet Features:Email
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g
GPRS:Yes , 85.6 kbps
EDGE:Yes , 236.8 Kbps kbps
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor
Phone Book Memory:4000
Call Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Facebook , Twitter , Nokia Chat , YouTube
Additional Features:Digital Clock , Audio Recorder , Calculator , Clock , Calendar , Fixed Dialling Number , Notes , Alarm , Social Networks in Phonebook , Java Games , Firmware Update , Device Lock , PIN Code , Call Waiting , Call Barring , MMS Enabled , MMS and SMS Editor , Photo Sharing with Slam , OMA DRM 1 , Video Streaming , Audio Recorder , Calculator , Clock , Calendar , Fixed Dialling Number , Notes


Display Resolution:320x240 Pixels
Other Display Features:Screen Double Tap , Two-point Touch , Nokia Glance Screen , Brightness Control , RGB Stripe
Display Type:LCD
Display Size:3 inches
Display Color:262 K


Weight:91 g
Size:58x99.2x12.1 mm


Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Talk Time (2G):17 hrs
Standby Time (2G):624 hrs
Capacity:1200 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
Internal:0.128 GB


Operating Freq:GSM - 900
Operating Freq:1800
User Interface:Touch UI
OS:Nokia Asha