The Nokia Asha 501 is the first smartphone sporting Nokia’s Asha OS 1.0. This is actually a refreshed Symbian S40 series from older Nokia feature phones. It was first launched in India and landed in the Philippines a few weeks ago. Would you consider this buying over so many affordable Android phones from local brands out there?
Nokia Asha 601 specs:
- 64MB RAM
- 128MB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
- 3 inch QVGA TFT display (240 x 320 pixels) 133 ppi
- Scratch resistant glasss
- 3.15 fixed focus camera
- 2G, WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 3.0
- Dual Sim , Dual Standby
- 1,200 mAh battery
- Asha OS 1.0
- SRP: 4,490
I got a friend who bought this. I asked her what are her likes and dislikes about it. Here are her thoughts
- Nice Build Quality –
- Design – Its cute and comes in different colors
- Battery – it can last for days!
- Easy to use UI
- Good camera
- Low resolution screen
- Small screen
- A Bit expensive considering its a feature phone
Verdict: If you are out for a touchscreen for basic calls and texts then this phone is for you. Or else, I prefer that you get an Android smartphone from Cherry Mobile, MyPhone, Torque, Starmobile or any other affordable local brands.