Am using it for a month. This the best phone at the price range of 5K. Even with a poor harware Nokia has cleverly made it work like a charm. Specially the fast lane interface. very user friendly which is lacking one in most of the budget android phones. It does for what it is made. Other budget android phones at this price range doesn't have a good screen or good interface and clear and crisp icons and font like 501. You will never feel bad purchasing it. Though lack of many apps is negative, at this screen size and config even people wont use the apps for more than a month as the apps work better in better hadrware. So its better to have a phone with good interface, battery life and all basic features rathet to own a basic android phone which will neither have a good interface nor the apps work. If you are an app lover forget this phone. If you want a good touch phone with basic features then go for 501 no second thought.
pramol Baglary, 02 Aug 2013Nokia Asha 305 is better than Nokia Asha 501i dont think so, Asha 501 is a unique. its cute, handy and even if its a feature phone it works like a smart one.
AnonD-163607, 03 Aug 2013I love nokia asha 501.. It's fast , fun, and addictive.. Games are fine, youtube streaming is ... moreDoes it support multitasking, can we use applications like uc, opera, or any other applications in the same state after swapping them into the fastlane., and does it support pdf
I love nokia asha 501.. It's fast , fun, and addictive.. Games are fine, youtube streaming is so very fast, wi-fi is good, camera is good also.. :D
my only problem was there were SO MANY DUST INSIDE THE SCREEN.. GRRRR does someone have the same issue??? Can someone please tell me how to remove them???
I bought the Asha 501 dual sim phone from Virgin in mall of emirates and started to go theorugh the ecperience.
1. Audio clarity is very poor. audio talks are muffled.
2. Plya music, you hear some jarred mutilated sound.
3. Dial a number: reception is not clear. even when you call a number hardly 20 mtrs away. Forget about calling someone across the world.
4. Touch screen: you will need to put pressure on the screen. screen swipe is not smooth.
In my opinion it is worth the hype and money. Can't understand how Nokia could stoop down to such a low quality perfomance phone.
Anyone who buys it will regret. Asha 501 does not even perform to the high quality performance, simple design of ALCATEL $30 senior citizens phone. that has all the features except it is not smart. By then why go for an expensive phone, that does not deliver.
I am huge fan of Samsung n nokia..but mostly samsunh..in terms of smartphones android iOS n windows. ...Samsung is the godfather of all the phones...but for common n low end device nokia is the godfather among all...nokia 501 is far better than samsung rex series...planning to buy this phone...
I have nothing to complain on this unit except the apps that you can download because it is limited. other than that, i have great time using this phone, and i am amazed about its battery life because it could last for 4 days with casual use of call, sms and wi-fi and also it doesn't heat up unlike the Android based phones. and also i am using an 8 GB memory card and so far no lags and works just fine... and planning to upgrade it to 16 GB if i have extra cash... this phone really worth your money...
is possible for one to download and use adobe reader on the fone, so as to read pdf files?
Asha 501, 02 Aug 2013Asha os (in asha 501) nd android os (in galaxy star) which is better? i think galaxy star is better then Nokia Asha 501 because it's android but Nokia Asha is so much attractive then Samsung galaxy star..........but
androids apps are so better
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2013I added photos only for 2 contacts. It's lagging like hell. I removed photos, now it is fine.I sync my contact list with my fb account. . Many photos were added to my contact list. . I dont find any kind of lagging. .
The best phone ever at this price by prideful giant corporate company NOKIA.
Sturdy,stylish.New OS platform.
More phone to come with some additional HW chip to make more convenient.
May be you've to pay for your imp'nt apps.But not to be maliced because other OS user pay for all apps in 'a' way.
nani, 02 Aug 2013i'm using since date of release of phone and I don't face any problem using 16 gb card.If I use a 8GB memory card in my NA 501, then there will be any lagging more than using a 4GB memory card......??????
irfan, 02 Aug 2013all nokia dual sim h've hanging problem..i'm using since date of release of phone and I don't face any problem using 16 gb card.
milind patil, 02 Aug 2013Is it possible to use Whatsapp on this phone? Please let me know how to download whatsapp. ThanksIt does not support whatsapp
Asha 501, 02 Aug 2013Asha os (in asha 501) nd android os (in galaxy star) which is better? Nokia asha is better in camera,wi Fi, but samsng is in androad is better