Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM Specifications, Tests and Review

3", 320 x 240
Main Camera
3.2 Megapixel
64 MB
1200 mAh

A detailed list of technical data, specifications, ratings and expert review of Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM. Get a comprehensive look at your chosen phone and see if this is the one that will best suit your needs. You can also use the comparison feature to compare with other competing phones.

Product Type Feature phone
Form Factor Touch
Height 99.2 mm Worse than 90 % of phones rated.
Width 58 mm Worse than 66 % of phones rated.
Depth 12.1 mm Worse than 62 % of phones rated.
Weight 98.2 g Better than 82 % of phones rated.
Body Colour Cyan | White | Black | Bright green | Yellow | Bright red
Waterproof (Water-resistant) -
SAR Value 0.96 W/kg
Integrated Components FM radio
Connector Type Micro-USB - 5 pin Micro-USB Type B
Headset / AV composite out - mini-phone 3.5mm
SIM Card Qty Dual-SIM

Design of Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM has dimensions of 99.2 mm × 58 mm × 12.1 mm and weight of 98.2 g.

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DISPLAY Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM
Display Type LCD display
Screen Size (Display Size) 3" Worse than 76 % of phones rated.
Screen Resolution (Display Resolution) 320 x 240 pixels Worse than 67 % of phones rated.
Pixel Density 133 ppi Worse than 99 % of phones rated.
Colour Depth 262,144 colours Worse than 55 % of phones rated.

The screen size reaches 3" inches. Smaller phone displays are not necessarily a disadvantage. They are easier to use with one hand. However, displays of these sizes don't provide the same experience when watching videos or playing games, so they're better suited for less demanding users. It means, if you're a basic user and you don't expect to use your phone for activities like watching videos or playing games on regular basis, this size is perfectly adequate. LCD displays are currently taking a back seat. This is mainly due to higher power consumption. In addition, they have the disadvantage of lower colour contrast, which can be reflected e.g. in the resulting photos. On the other hand, phones with LCD displays are in general cheaper than those with OLED technology.

Display Resolution of Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM is 320 x 240 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px. If you want a perfect picture, focus on pixel density in addition to resolution. This number indicates how sharp the image will be. Best phones today have a display fineness of 450 ppi or higher, but the today´s average is around 350-400 ppi. That should be enough for you to enjoy a fine and sharp image. This model has a pixel density of 133 ppi.

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MEMORY Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM
RAM 64 MB Worse than 94 % of phones rated.
Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity) -
Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory) microSDHC - up to 32 GB

In addition, if you need more memory, this model offers the option of inserting a memory card to increase the storage size.

Operating memory significantly affects the performance of the entire phone. Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM has an operating memory of 64 MB. Phones with less than 4 GB of RAM are better suited for undemanding users who use phone more for basic needs and some essential applications only. But if you are a heavy user, reach for at least 6 to 8 GB of RAM, which is the standard today, or 12 GB for the really demanding ones.

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CAMERA Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM
Number of Main Cameras 1
Sensor Resolution 3.2 Megapixel Worse than 72 % of phones rated.
Lens Aperture F/2.8 Worse than 96 % of phones rated.
Minimum Focal Length (Focal Distance) 50 cm
Digital Zoom 3x Worse than 82 % of phones rated.
Self-Timer Delay Yes
Special Effects Negative, Sepia, normal, Greyscale
White Balance Automatic, presets
Still Image Resolutions 2048 x 1536
Video Resolutions 320 x 240 (QVGA)
Number of Front Cameras 0

The rear camera of the Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM has only one lens. Single lens is more typical for older phones or lower-end phones with lower quality cameras. The rear cameras of modern phones nowadays are usually equipped with two, three and sometimes even five rear camera lenses. A high resolution lens alone does not necessarily mean high quality photos. The main lens in this has a resolution of 3.2 Megapixel. However, if you are looking for perfect photos, in addition to resolution, don't forget to focus on at other parameters such as lens aperture or pixel size. Luminance is one of the main factors determining the quality of a photograph. Commonly today, this value ranges between F/1.8 and F/2.2. However, best photomobiles have an aperture of up to F/1.2. Value indicates how much light passes through the sensor and the lower it is, the better the quality of the photos. Main lens here is equipped with F/2.8.

Digital zoom in this case offers zooming up to 3x. Of course, the higher the lens value, the more distant object can be zoomed in. Nonetheless, the disadvantage of digital zoom is that the quality and sharpness of photo deteriorates when using it.

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Battery Capacity (Battery Size) 1200 mAh Worse than 72 % of phones rated.
Standby Time 624 hours Better than 88 % of phones rated.
Talk Time 1020 minutes Better than 74 % of phones rated.
Run Time Details Talk (GSM): up to 1020 min
Standby (GSM): up to 624 hrs
Playback (video): up to 14 hrs
Playback (Music): up to 56 hrs

The battery size of Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM is 1200 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day.

Standby time is 624 hours. The value indicates how long your phone will last on a single charge when you are not actively using it. The battery life when making calls is, like standby time, a figure that tells us how long the phone will last on a single charge when making continuous calls. For the Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM it is 1020 minutes.

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CELLULAR Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM
Technology GSM
Software Platforms Supported Java
Data Transmission GPRS
2G Band 900 GSM, 1800 GSM
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles HFP, HSP, OPP, SPP, SDAP, PBAP
Communication Features Mobile Email client, Internet browser
Messaging Services Nokia Chat, SMS, MMS

Bluetooth 3.0 makes it easy to connect your phone to other wireless devices such as headphones, speakers, TV or tablet and more.

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MEDIA Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM
Supported Digital Audio Standards AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC-LC, AAC +, eAAC+, MIDI, M4A, HE-AAC
Supported Digital Video Standards AVC, AVI, MPEG-4, ASF, 3GP, H.264, H.263
FEATURES Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM
Phone Functions Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, flight mode, vibrating alert
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity sensor
Personal Information Management Calendar, calculator, reminder, alarm clock
Phone Book Entries Qty 4000
Dual SIM Card Capability Yes
Additional Phone Features Software updates FOTA (Firmware Over The Air), sharing media via Slam
OTHERS Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM
Included Accessories Stereo headset, power adapter
Memory card microSD - 4 GB

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