Nokia Asha 501 prices in Philippines

The Nokia Asha series has been a well-known dumbphone deliver an almost smartphone performance. If you’re looking to enjoy a simple phone that packs a lot of punch in them, the Nokia Asha 501 is the phone to get. Click here to know more about it!

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Nokia Asha 501 Specs

Nokia Asha 501 Specs


Display diagonal

7.62 cm (3")

Display resolution

320 x 240 pixels



Display type


Display number of colours

262144 colours

Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port


USB connector type

Micro-USB B

Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


98.2 g


58 mm


12.1 mm


99.2 mm


SIM card capability

Dual SIM



SIM card type


2G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n



Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

900,1800 MHz


Internal RAM

0.0625 GB

Compatible memory cards

microSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

32 GB

USB mass storage



Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

3.2 MP

Auto focus


Built-in flash


Front camera


Digital zoom


Photo effects

Negative film, Sepia

Video recording


Maximum frame rate

15 fps

Rear camera resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels

Video capture resolution (max)

320 x 240 pixels


Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Battery capacity

1200 mAh

Talk time (2G)

17 h

Standby time (2G)

624 h

Continuous audio playback time

56 h

Battery type



Form factor


Colour of product



Subscription type

No subscription

Nokia Asha 501: A Dumbphone That’s as Smart as A Smartphone

A nice little phone that looks fresh both on the inside and outside. That's what you’ll take notice with the Nokia Asha 501. With phones that go a dime a dozen, you always risk making it sound like a condescending pat on the head. The Asha 501 though, is a lot better than that. It's an entry-level package. A budget, dual-SIM phone that fits the Asha description to a T. It's a fresh take on the touchscreen dumbphone concept - in terms of both industrial design and software. However, it’s unique and serves its purpose quite well.

Swipe Driven Features

A capacitive screen is making the right difference (not a first for the series anyway) and there's even a proximity sensor - finally. A fact that speaks to the Ashas' rising standing in the pecking order. A fixed-focus camera and a low-res screen are things most users should be able to live with, considering the phone's price. No fast network data is a thing to consider but if you can't have both 3G and Wi-Fi, the latter is the more sensible choice, particularly in a cheap package like the Asha 501. But it's not all about the features. More importantly, it's a good-looking, compact handset with a battery that lasts. If it sounds like something you might be interested in, you're most welcome to read on. We'll tour the bright-colored exterior and then continue with the clever, swipe-driven interface.

Meego Inspired UI

The interface runs reasonably fast and is easy enough to navigate but could've been smoother - scrolling animations could certainly use a higher framerate. Once you get a feel for the swipe navigation there's really no way to go wrong. Even if you open an app by mistake it's only a swipe from either edge of the screen to exit and get back to first base. The notification area comes in handy for toggling quick settings like Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and spares you the need to open up the settings menu. Recently opened apps are just a swipe away in the Fastlane.

Nokia Asha 501 Expert Reviews
Reviewed on 2013-11-02
Smartphones might be getting cheaper and growing but the featurephones aren't going away yet. One of the featurephones that is still available in the market is the Nokia Asha 501. Nokia replaced the aging S40 with Asha OS. And yes, this proprietary operat...
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Reviewed on 2013-10-29
Nokia Asha 501 Nokia Asha 501 was released last June and just recently its successors were announced at the Nokia World in Abu Dhabi UAE. The 501 is a dual-SIM dual standby phone running on Nokia Asha 1.0 platform. Key Specs: Dual SIM Dual Standby (micro ...
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Reviewed on 2013-08-04
The Nokia Asha 501 is a colorful entry-level dual-SIM smartphone marketed towards students who are looking for their first full touchscreen phone. It is Nokia's first phone that runs on the new Asha 2013 platform which is basically their customized S40 OS...
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Reviewed on 2013-07-28
Asha's Fastlane UI works great, Amazing camera, Loud and clear speakers, Solid, beautiful and compact build, Affordable, Fast, even with 64MB RAM, Longlasting batteryOS needs a few updates to improve, Lack of good firstparty apps, Lowres screen, Not for watching or taking highres video
When you first look at the Nokia Asha 501, you might think it's a smaller Lumia. The solid and beautiful build is wrapped by a matte polycarbonate body and the device runs on Nokia's totally new Asha Platform. Is it cute enough to make the cut? Find out i...
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Reviewed on 2013-07-02
Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM variant is now officially available at all Nokia Stores and authorized retail outlets across the country. The handset sells for only Php 4,490 and is available in five colors, namely, Red, Cyan, Black, Yellow, and White....
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Reviewed on 2016-01-26
Great battery life, Decent phone performance, Great build quality, App store is OK given at a feature smartphone level, Great call qualityPoor camera
Nokia's S40 Asha smartphone has always been long forgotten by consumers today, as the world gets dominated by Android, iOS, and Windows Phone , people are debating most of the time which are the strongest phones and have the best multimedia capabilities...
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Reviewed on 2013-11-20
First time tengok macam comel je. Warna pun memang segar dan menarik. Buat teringat kembali kepada model-model lama nokia.Sekarang kalau nak up skit jadi trendsetter mesti kena ada iPhone. Kalau tak nak jadi ifag angkat je Samsung, HTC dan jenama lain. Ba...
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Reviewed on 2013-10-22
Nokia also announced a more budget-oriented large-screened device called the Lumia 1320. It's set to compete against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8. Stephen Elop also presented the Lumia 2520 - the company's first ever tablet...
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Reviewed on 2013-10-08
Nokia may be touting its Lumia range with as much gusto as possible, but the company was once known for spitting out plenty of budget-friendly feature phones back in the day. From the lowly days of the Nokia 3210 to the Nokia Communicator, there was a pho...
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Reviewed on 2013-09-13
While Nokia bids us farewell, the brand will still be around for existing products. Here with us, the impressive Nokia Asha 501. Impressive? Yes, it is.This is truly a low-cost phone that deserves the “Value for money” title.It has a 3″ QVGA (320 x 240) w...
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Reviewed on 2013-09-01
"The Nokia Asha 501 does not support WhatsApp. The End."That's the TL;DR version of this review. Jokes aside, the Asha 501 is Nokia's big hope for markets like India - CEO Stephen Elop even made a visit here to launch it. Its aimed squarely at people who ...
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Reviewed on 2013-09-01
Nokia's Asha series of devices was developed to be the bridge between its Lumia smartphones and its lower end feature phones. Previously, these Asha devices were powered by a branch of the now-dead Symbian platform called S40, but the Asha 501 runs on a t...
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Reviewed on 2013-08-30
Nokia's Asha series has been one of the company's biggest bread winners in India. However, the Finnish phone maker has always packed Asha phones with old, obsolete Symbian software. Apart from this, Asha phones have always featured boring designs and mono...
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Reviewed on 2013-08-29
It's small, DualSIM, WiFi, FastlaneTerrible screen, Pointless camera function, Limited web browsing capability, No 3G, Lags in the interface, Very low onboard memory
Nokia's back with a new low-end smartphone, the Asha 501. Running the company's in-house operating system, the Asha 501 will be released in the UK this summer. Its recommended US...
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Reviewed on 2013-08-27
Right up until Android smartphones arrived, Nokia was one of the most desired brands for mobile phones in our country. Choosing to distance themselves from Android, they stuck with their Symbian operating system and worked simultaneously on the Meego plat...
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Reviewed on 2013-08-25
Enticing ModelSeeing that the Nokia Asha 501 is meant for young kids and first time internet users, the phone is very vibrant. It captures attention every time I left it on my table. The candy bar feature phone is very refreshing and it fits perfectly on ...
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Reviewed on 2013-08-20
Affordable, Good camera, Impressive sound quality, Beautiful design, Long lasting battery, Good touchLow resolution screen, Lack first party apps, No 3G, Lacks AGPS
Are you looking to purchase a mobile phone below 6000K, with features that can also be found in the most of the latest smart phones? Then I think the latest release from the Finnish Mobile maker can fulfill your wishes. Nokia's new Asha 501 is a brand new...
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Reviewed on 2013-08-13
Nokia has long lost the major chunk of the market it used to own, and it is not easy to come down from the 80% market share to a lowly 15%. Despite the continued efforts of the the Finnish manufacturer, the market seems to not want to adapt to their ecosy...
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Reviewed on 2013-08-11
Value for money, Awesome Build Quality, New gesture based UI, Battery lifeNo 3G
Nokia Asha 501 was announced in May 2013. It is one of the latest feature phone launched by Nokia. Nokia's Asha series is very popular and with Asha 501 they are trying to take the popularity of their Asha series to another level.The Asha 501 comes in a c...
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Reviewed on 2013-08-09
The Nokia Asha 501 is compact and easy to use. It comes in fun, bright colors.The lowresolution screen and 3megapixel camera disappoint
Produced in six bright colors, the small, electric Nokia Asha 501 practically leaps off the shelf. Nokia is hoping to corner the entry-level smartphone market with its unlocked Asha line, which ranges from bare-bones QWERTY phones to the tiny touch-screen...
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