Absolutely! I would vote Meego as Nokia's main OS, but Asha seems to be going the right path. :)
I have this phone and for a basic user like me this phone is good enough. I am waiting for the software update for this phone so that I can use whatsapp asap. Please update once it is done.
360Spider, 07 Aug 2013Nokia must adopt Asha or Meego for their flagship phone's OS, not Windows Phone which have ver... moreAh... Nokia did that 2 years ago and they lost a lot of money and market share in the process, adopting the Asha platform it's just impossible considering current Nokia situation, no money to start with...
M$ is a wealthy partner, in the other hand...
Nokia must adopt Asha or Meego for their flagship phone's OS, not Windows Phone which have very limited Permission. Don't you think that Symbian is always better and lighter than Android. Adopt Asha for flagship and you will take your stolen crown back to your hand
Hello frnds i buy dis phone lst week
phn is vry gud
but one thing hurting there is no whts apps..
Without whts apps phn is waste..
Nw frnds plz tel me whn update vl available m eagly waiting for update..
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2013You see, people don't buy things with logic or specs, it's all about emotions, for me 3G or an... moreThat's what I'm talking about, brand loyalty. You assume these two old and trusted brands are better and worth paying more for. For Sony Ericsson that used to be true, for Nokia not. Go to eBay and buy a bunch of old phones and you will find that it's almost impossible to find a perfectly working Nokia.
Heyyyy asha team i requested you plz aarange the whats app for asha 501 fastvdo it guyyyysssss
I really hope that this phone proves very successful for Nokia so it brings Meego back to life (or something simillar).
I can't get past the idea that Nokia ditched the best OS ever seen for mobile phones...
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2013Cant get it, why would anyone get this phone? No 3G in 2013, wow, and at that price, wow wow. ... moreYou see, people don't buy things with logic or specs, it's all about emotions, for me 3G or any other features you mentioned are not important, i don't have a phone right now, so if all i want is a simple phone why not this one? i know there are many other options, but from my experience Nokia is the best for me so why look for anything else? i liked Sony Ericsson in the past but now Sony making smartphones which i don't need or want.
I'm not the typical user for these phones but i'm buying one today just to keep around.
I'm a big fan of meego and this phone looks like a N9 younger brother. Very nice.
This will be too slow for sophisticated markets used to Android/IOS stable of phones.
Young people need data connection when they are out also, not only at home. Remember that some countries has virtually non existent EDGE support and GSM data runs on the lowest speed in quite many carrier networks around Asia, but the same networks have HSPA. No problem in Finland i know, the EDGE speeds in the Scandinavian countries are faster than vanilla 3G in many other countries.
At this price HSPA would not have been a problem to implement.
Cant get it, why would anyone get this phone? No 3G in 2013, wow, and at that price, wow wow.
I recently bought a China 3.5 inch touchscreen dual sim phone for my little sister (not real sister, thats why cheap phone only, more like sister of my ex). It had analog TV, Bluetooth and Wifi, no 3G but the price was below $24, brand new, one year warranty, the brand has their own service centers.
The popularity of this phone again show how many are loyal to the Nokia name, especially in India if im not mistaken? I once said to one of my girfriends like "maybe you like to try the Lumia 520?". She went like "what, isnt that Nokia?? I dont want Nokia!!". Its not that its shameful to have a Nokia here but its absolutely not desirable among the younger generations.
Thanks for the review gsmarena. nokia should cut the price cos who will buy this when the nokia lumia 610 is in the same price range? better screen,ram,app store,app support,larger screen and you get a smartphone not a smartphone wanna-be!
I gifted my mum a red one .....and this price is great!
me usin a NL720, the fastlane feature gives a LOT more than expected, the app loading times are surprisingly very less. Though it has scratch protection but screen guard is must, audio and video quality are far above competition. The build is something that even some flagships lack there are NO squeaks...and the colours are cool too.
the only thing that i don't like about the 501 is the lack of whatsapp
line and wechat cover that disadvantage somewhat, but still...
being a 720 user i don't use 3G on my phone because is pricey here in India and my data consumption is high, thus no3G is ok....
Nice review. By GSMarena
Ras, 06 Aug 2013I see that the samsung and the lg are low end laggers but i cant see how people would buy this... moreWell, a Lumia needs lots of data to work properly while this phone doesn't. And people who buy phones in this price range don't necessarily have huge data plans.