Nokia Asha 501 Review

The boredom called Nokia doesn’t stop. We know that it sounds like a miracle, because Nokia hasn’t been in prime time for a long time, and now it suddenly appeals to us with new models, such as the Asha 210 or the supernova Asha 928 beauty. But, this is not the end of the novelties, because the new Asha 501 is coming to us from Finland, which is an interesting phone in many ways. It is the first phone with the new Asha platform, which owes its appearance to the mix of styles cultivated in the Lumia series of phones. As for the new platform, it is based on SmarterPhone’s software, which has been part of Nokia since two years ago. The main features of the new platform are the so-called “Swipe” events and a new option called Fastlane.

The Nokia Asha 501 is cheap and durable
The Nokia Asha 501 is made in just two parts for greater durability and cheaper production. The background of the phone can be removed to access the microSD part. Speaking of memory, the Nokia Asha 501 has 4GB of internal capacity, while the card can reach a maximum of 32GB. There is also a 3.2 MP camera. This cute little phone has a 3-inch QVGA screen with an expectedly modest 133 pixels per inch. But that’s why it has the option to register two touches at the same time.

New Asha platform
Nokia Asha 501

The Asha platform is, one might say, the grandson of the MeeGo operating system, and is based on two home screens. One that is actually Fastlane and the other that is intended for adding applications. Fastlane works on the principle of the present and the past, because in the “present” it displays active applications, while in the “past” are stored the messages and notifications you have received.

The Nokia Asha 501, in line with its policy of focusing on emerging markets, is focusing on the 2G network, but there are the Xpress browser and Xpress Now that should speed things up a bit. Through the cooperation with Facebook, an application for this social network was born. However, there are also apps for Foursquare, Linkedin, Twitter, Youtube. The Nokia Asha 501 still has a Wi-Fi connection, which improves the impression of this likable phone.

Nokia Asha 501 also in dual SIM version
Nokia Asha 501

Interestingly, the Nokia Asha 501 will also be produced in a dual SIM version, where the change of the second card can be done without removing the battery, which means that this phone measuring 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm and weighing 98 grams could be very efficient in its own sales, especially if it is known that its 1,200 mAh battery can last 17 hours of talk time and even 48 days in standby mode. The Nokia Asha 501 is traveling to customers in 90 countries for around $ 100.

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