Well, the design is cool, it looks much the same as Nokia WP8 smartphones. The specs are okay for $99, but I'm afraid the pixel density will let you see all the pixels. They'd better use 340*480 display for that display size. The only minus is that it doesn't have 3G, it only has 2.5G which is not as cool as it could be. It's said that it'll have 3G in the latest versions. To sum it up, the device is cool for its price.
If this was something which would change the gears of nokia its a shame for finns.the count down has began and very soon the nokia in its major business place(india)will become a history.just look at the specifications 64mb ram no 3g either not a huge app world i mean what kind of big announcement was this which made at least me eager to know.and at last what came to me a wothless nokia asha 501. Rash
The budget segment, but at least they could add more RAM. I bet even an Opera Mobile won't be steady with that 64 MB.
Freaaaaaky, 09 May 2013No GPS thts bad.....but design is good and awesome....n multitask in S40 which is great.....Does it really support multitasking?wow that nice.
Nokia has really tried on this,the phone looks lovely,but will it supports multitasking?
Nokia wake up atleast now .... make phones with minimum 4 inch screen .....at least 5 mp camera with auto focus with flash ...what good would be social networking prowess...without a proper screen size and a good camera ...what good would nokia browser and Xpress now be on a 3 inch screen......duh....
Problem with new o/s GUI i dont want to be guinea pig for bugs, S40 been around longer.
if Nokia bringing the new redesign S^3 platform to cheaper device itll be sure counqering all the lower level and beating the cheapish android out there
LAW321, 09 May 2013looks like you have done a lot of homework, but you missed out two things and that is comparin... moreDear, could you tell me whether this Asha 501( Single sim or Dual sim ) supports " LINE " ? i really interest it & hope to go for Dual sim Asha 501 when it released on June '13. Now i am using Asha 308 but its font size is too small especially when i read news in local language (no problem by reading in english). This Asha 501 has photo editor option, wifi , xpress browser and can store thousand contacts. . that's what i want to purchase. .thanks Nokia!
Anonymous, 09 May 2013Looks like a good phone. But nahahah, for this price tag, I will go for http://www.gsmar... moreCompare your samsung galaxy music to Lumia 520 instead of asha 501 Lumia kills galaxy in every department
akon, 09 May 2013possible to set an wallpaper ?????????no of course not...that is totally next-gen option...maybe somewhere between 2020-2030...
Nice swipe UI better than the plain boring with metro icons Nokia Lumia that im using...