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

Nokia Asha 501 White, 128 MB

Detailed Review


This smartphone presents a resolution of 320x240 pixels. Operating the phone may become slightly demanding due to the small display size. An approximate 3 inches of diagonal display is sported by Nokia Asha 501. You get Brightness Control, RGB Stripe, Two-point Touch, Nokia Glance Screen, Screen Double Tap boasts of in this phone along with the at par ones, enabling fine usability. You get LCD display with this device. The display of this phone boasts of 262 K colours. You will be amazed with the sharp picture quality offered by the LCD display of this smartphone. 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.


With this phone, you get nearly 17 hours of talk time, as long as you maintain work the 2G network. The battery offers 624 hrs of standby time on 2G network.


Recording videos has as much pleasure as taking pictures with this smartphone, given its pixel resolution of Yes, 3.2 pixels and that it serves a recording mode of Yes, 320 x 240. The kind of pictures and videos your camera produces does not depend only on megapixels. Depending on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you are able to get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 3.2 megapixels camera.

General Features

With the box, you will get Handset, Headset, Battery, Charger along with the smartphone. The Nokia Asha 501 weighing a meagre 91 g, is fashioned for extended usage without causing any inconvenience. The handset colour featured here is White. Pre-loaded with a number of possesses, this smartphone possesses dimensions of 58x99.2x12.1. Like most of the popular smartphones in the market, the Nokia Asha 501 possesses a touch screen.


The sim cards present 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 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. The 3.5 mm headphone jack ensures the smartphone meets your audio needs. 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. You get a Dual Sim, GSM, GSM, (Dual Standby) sim with this smartphone.


Only basic utilities can be satisfied with such a low internal memory. The Nokia Asha 501 is absolutely compatible with the microSD, which have the flexibility to help you enhance the internal storage of the device. 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. Many users find multimedia FM a refreshing change from their regular playlists.


The Nokia Asha 501 sports a platform that operates at GSM - 900, 1800 GHz. The Nokia Asha operating system is responsible for the pleasurable performance of this device.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

No point fidgeting with a screen that poses real difficulty both while watching videos and typing on the cramped keyboard, the portability that is offered by the smaller screen seems futile against the little value it offers with respect to functionality. Not an hour goes by without my phone ringing, that's why I always go for something like the Nokia Asha 501 that has all the advanced features to ease the communication. Although I am not so much into file sharing via Bluetooth as I am more of an email guy, but it is quite essential for hands-free calling.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

The size of the Nokia Asha 501 makes it extremely portable, but with its tiny and cramped keypad it's really not of much use to me. I never let a special occasion pass by without recording it, right from cake cutting to dinner parties; and the Nokia Asha 501 with good recording features is really good for me. I don't like the camera in particular, and I won't be buying the Nokia Asha 501, however good the other features might be. Smartphones with larger memory is always preferred by me; this phone can't even hold images and videos which I save in a single week. I always feel the more the better when it comes to smartphone storage and I would always chose the Nokia Asha 501 with expandable memory against any other smartphones that are overpriced and overloaded with confusing features.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

Although the display looks great, the tiny screen size is too awkward to please the gamer or the ardent bookworm in me. No clue what's the point of storage which can't even make enough room for my apps, leave alone my books and games. Even if your smartphone offers good amount of internal storage, extendable memory never hurts and is good to know that there's room left if you need.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

For me the 3 inches display is the first thing I noticed in the Nokia Asha 501. I love texting and all my friends too prefer texting over talking, so I find the screen size of the Nokia Asha 501 very cramped. Yes, 3.2 MP is not that great camera resolution. There are so many smartphones with better megapixels sometimes even cheaper than this phone. I love clicking pictures with my smartphone and this one doesn't seem up for it. My smartphone should do a lot of things simultaneously and not just basic messaging, emails and browsing. And the 2G network is too slow to do anything more than that. I always forget charging my phone so USB charging via my laptop is really a good option for me and sometimes I even use this port to transfer music and images. The internal storage in the Nokia Asha 501 is quite stingy with the tiny 0.128 GB. I don't know what it is good for when it can hardly hold any of my media files.

Technical Specification

General Features

Handset Color:White
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:Handset , Headset , Battery , Charger


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


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

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
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g
Internet Features:Email
EDGE:Yes , 236.8 Kbps kbps
GPRS:Yes , 85.6 kbps
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor
Phone Book Memory:4000
SMS Memory:Yes
Call 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


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


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


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


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