I am using this NOKIA ASHA 501(Black) from 16th July. I am very happy with the performance. Here are my some good and bad experience with the phone.
1] Good UI
2] Responsive screen
3] I can type the text comfortably
4] No lagging at all
5] FASTLANE is superb. I can change the song, even when I am not in the Music Player(by locking the screen and then pressing previous-forward button)
6] I can close the running apps directly by swiping left/right without any problem
7] I can scroll my contacts list easily though there are more than 300 contacts
8] Camera quality is better than my previous NOKIA 2690 and NOKIA C2-03
9] Looks like one of the member of LUMIA family
10] Impressive design
11] Easily fits in my hand. I adjust it such that bottom screen stands on my small finger, there are two fingers on the back and second finger for holding the top and thumbs for typing
12] The most important feature, Best Battery Backup
13] Superb internet speed
1] YOU TUBE Videos are not so impressive
2] Not supported popular apps (till today, not confirmed about later)
3] No marking options
4] Can't move the contacts directly. First we have to copy contacts and then delete the unwanted contacts. It's too difficult
After all, it's a very good and affordable phone whose budget is $100
NOKIA YOU ALWAYS ROCKSSSSS........
Jacob A.D, 22 Jul 2013Hey guizz... M totally confused btween samsung galaxy music nd nokia asha 501.. Plss sombdy te... moreDfinitly 501 is a best ,, primium quility hardware gives a outstanding performence
Nokia asha 501 daul sim is really good mobile for indian all student . everything is perfect in this mobile .
but we need whats's app for this mobile . we are still waiting whats app for NOKIA ASHA 501 .
Hey guizz... M totally confused btween samsung galaxy music nd nokia asha 501..
Plss sombdy tell me which 1 shud i buy??
Kevindatsun, 22 Jul 2013samsung galaxy star is pure crap!!!! dont buy it!!
don't be tempted that it has android.. and... moreIt depends on requirements.
1) don't want features like sending messages to multiple contacts at a time
2) don't want 3G
3) features available before the year 1997
4) don't want call recording facility
5) don't want high availability of apps
6) But want to spend around $95 (INR 5000/-)
Then they can choose NOKIA 501.
samsung galaxy star is pure crap!!!! dont buy it!!
don't be tempted that it has android.. android os is laggy... asha os 1.0 is new but the ui is so smooth even the softest touch it will respond.. ( personal experience )
Very good phone. I bought single sim Asha 501 because its standby time is double time longer than the dual sim variant. Futhermore phone is light weight and solid build. I am satisfied with Nokia Asha 501 features. .my email works fine with this phone but i prefere to use Line more than Gmail. It is my primary phone now but i dream to see Asha tablet and Asha high end phone in the nearest future :)
What a magic done by NOKIA ASHA 501......!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daily Interest of NA 501 is more than the other higher ranged mobiles like NOKIA LUMIA, SAMSUNG GALAXY, SONY EXPERIA, LG, KARBONN, etc., etc., etc......
Shame on you crapssss......
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2013hey pls don't buy asha501 because i saw before too many reviews then i buy one what a phone i ... moregalaxy star is garbage... I have one...it lags aloooot...and most apps crash....this galaxy star is total crap....don't get deceived that it has android..the phone at times becomes unusable and having android is totally useless as everything lags and crashes... advice to all choosing between asha 501 and galaxy star...go for the asha 501, everything runs smoothly (I saw it with a friend), if u buy a galaxy star, it will become ur nightmare and u will want to smash it against the wall
mtb44, 22 Jul 2013hey guyz... i need ur help .. my bujget is ab8 rs. 5000-rs.6000 nd i m confused between asha 5... moreofc buy asha 501.....galaxy star is garbage...it lags a lot...and most apps crash continuously ...what's point of android if everything crashes and lags ?
I am gonna swap this crap galaxy star with the asha 501...I saw it with some friend...everything runs smoothly and no lag at all
Mohammad Anas, 21 Jul 2013I have just joined GSMARENA to pass on my review on this Phone. I have used this phone just fo... morelook like u forgot something,
1. no 3g data which is important for social people
2. lower resolution make its harder for people to read when browsing website
3. smaller screen which is bad for your eye because need to stick close to eye
4. camera no autofocus will make ur harder to capture picture
p/s nokia still wasting money to sell this, nokia can make better than this. remember nokia produce better spec phone in 2007-2010. why dont nokia use those all spec and make sell with asha 501 price
Frendz who wants to buy a phone at dis range I prefer you to buy galaxy star and the reason is 1) better ram 2) star has a gud processor 3) has the android os which iz the best os ( asha os iz new and it needs much more improvment )
Nice phone :D I bought it last saturday.. even my friend was amazed by it's smooth UI and nice colors.. she was even shocked that my asha 501 has only 64mb of RAM and it doesn't lag even while playing games or just playing with the UI while her Android phone has 256mb of RAM and she said it lags very much..
over-all: PERFECT PHONE :D
lol, I looked at the iphone 5 voting results and the scores were 5.5, 5.2, 5.7
while asha 501 has a voting results of 8.4, 8.1 8.0 hahaha well done Nokia :)
grestal, 22 Jul 2013just wowww! 90% daily interests It's 91% now! A $100 phone defeating overhyped expensive phones, this feels good. People still want normal, useful (and great looking) phones. :-)