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June 28, 2013

Nokia Asha 501 Dual-SIM launched, now in stores

If you’ve been roaming around the malls lately, you’ve probably saw the new slogan in Nokia displays “Super Smart Pocket Power”. The new member of the Asha family by Nokia is here, Asha 501!


Nokia Asha 501 Dual-SIM is a full-touch candybar phone running the new Asha 1.0 swipe-based OS. There is only one hardware button, the back key. Asha 501 is the first device to run this new OS of Nokia. The Lumia-looking device is certainly a head-turner and also… cute.

Nokia Asha 501 specifications:
Dual-SIM, Dual standby
3″ 256K-color QVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen, @ 240×320 pixels, 133ppi
Scratch-resistant glass
128MB internal storage, 64MB of RAM
Expandable up to 32GB via microSD
3.15 MP fixed-focus camera
QVGA (240 x 320) video recording at 15fps
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR
FM radio tuner
Li-Ion 1,200mAh battery
Asha platform 1.0
Dimensions: 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm,
Weight:  98.2 g

Nokia Asha 501 Dual-SIM has an SRP of Php4,490 and is available in Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black. It has been said that a 3G version of the device will soon be available.

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31 Responses to “Nokia Asha 501 Dual-SIM launched, now in stores”

  1. nono says:

    hindi magiging hit to,feature phone lng pero 5k na makakabili ka na ng galaxy y sa ganyang presyo o kaya mga smartphone local brands sayang =((( pero nagulat ako dun sa scratch resistent glass totoo ba un?ung lumia 510 d naman nakascratch resistant eh

    • Sabinaeh says:

      As expected, may magcocomment ng ganito hahahaha! Such a fantard! Lol

    • nono says:

      actually im a nokia fan(i want a windows phone)but sadly i got an android, but for me this phone is way too pricey for a feature phone if you think my opinion is wrong then stae what is the advantage of this over the other affordable smartphones =)

    • aragorn says:

      hello it’s NOKIA! it’s not a cheap brand thus you shall not expect a cheap price! duh

    • nono says:

      yup they are NOKIA pero d pa nila nababawi ung market shares nla dati kaya d dapat sila tumulad sa blackberry na tubong lugaw ung mga presyo

  2. Paul says:

    Correction: the 4,999 figure is in Indian rupee, that number is quoted around the web since this model was first launched in India.

    I called up the local Nokia store in Muntinlupa and they say it’s PhP 4,290 cash, PhP 4,590 6 months installment. They only have black, red and yellow colors though.

  3. Reyn says:

    Nice and cuute. haha pero android fan kase ako

  4. edwaine
    Twitter: kyle_edwaine

    Wait nalang ako till the 3G Version release. Magandang alternative din to for android.

  5. jerain says:

    Why buy this when you can buy a dual core Android phone for only 4 to 4.5k?

    • nono says:

      tamatama ang bibili lng nito ung mga under 5k lng ang budget pero gusto ng phone na branded regardless their specs

  6. gervie
    Twitter: GervieMacahia

    available na ba to sa nokia stores?

  7. joe. says:

    I think d main selling point is the cuteness and the long battery life!

  8. stew says:

    i own 5 android devices plus an android tab, still i will be getting this why? maganda to gawin secondary phone for call purposes dont need 3g version kasi me pocket wifi naman ako so to answer bakit ka bibili nito kesa android for the same price simple lang BATTERY LIFE!!!!! remember this is a CELLPHONE, cge tanungin mo sa android devices mo kung kaya nyang tumakbo for 3 days straight without recharging, react ka ng react dyan eh kung ayaw mo bilhin d wag la naman pumipilit sa iyo

    • nono says:

      tama maganda tong phone nato pangsecondary phone lalo na pangcompany cellphones…ang opinion ko lng naman ay para sa mga gusto ng less than 5k phones na pangallaround na

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  10. abuzalzal says:

    Specs are on par sa mga flagships 5 years ago! Yikes!

  11. regine fernandez says:

    available na po ba ang asha 501 sa nokia stores?
    <3<3<3,.i really want this phone sOOOO much..;)

  12. RaM says:

    With a 48 days standby mode, it’s a good back-up phone. With a tablet and this phone, you’re good to go.

  13. Noel says:

    I got one 4,259 Mabilis naman malowbat to kahit standby lungs naka off na rin yung Glance around 2.5 days very light usage. Yung Interface ok lang kulang lang sa ”frame rate” at ” transition effects” para mas smooth tingnan. Yung Camera below average naman rich in color pero puro smudges kaya mukhang painting. Yung speaker malakas masakit lang sa tenga pag maxx. Yung kulay nung likod. Kulay din ng Headset. Yung screen responsive naman. Hindi pa ren puwedeng mag multi-task di ko alam kung baket natawag na smarthphone to though. Yung wi-fi mabagal b/g lang kasi. Pag may katext ka nalabas lahat sa fastlane yung message niya saka text mo kaya mukhang conversation yung fastlane ko puwede rin dito mag-update ng Status XD

    • nono says:

      tinawag siyang smartphone-like feature phone kasi marami siyang features na nasa smartphones pero wla sa ibang featurephones kaya mas maganda to kung ikukumpara sa samsung corby,etc

  14. metre9dmt says:

    inquired at nokia store – sm calamba branch. naubos ang lahat ng kulay except pink. when asked for demo, the sales person said they don’t have a demo unit. Attention Nokia, bago ang OS kaya gusto ko sanang matesting bago bumili ng 3 units. yung mga lumia models may demo units, bakit ang asha units wala? just asking…

  15. jayron says:

    In demand pa rin naman ang Nokia. Sa mga pawnshop har har har!

  16. leen says:

    saan po ba ioopen ung facebook?

  17. daily says:

    tnong q lng po kung saan pde iopen ung facebook?
    kc po kapag inoopen q po e ayw,.saan po ba mki2ta?

  18. anon666 says:

    magana po ba wechat, line dito? anyone?

  19. Anon says:

    micro SIM ba ito pareho? o yung asa loob lang ang micro SIM? yung hotswappable, regular size SIM.

  20. Oscar says:

    - walang cut-copy-paste
    – 10 alarms lang ang kayang i-set ng app na Alarms
    – mahina ang tunog para sa alarms
    – di kayang i-group ang contacts para sa group texting
    – may multiple select sa texting, pero di ka ibabalik sa huling pinili mong contact; ibabalik ka dun sa unahan ng contact list, kaya magpa-pan down ka na naman at dadaanan mo na naman ung mga napili mo na
    – walang timer; ung app na nada-download galing sa apps store nya e di compatible ang input mode specifically sa hours and minutes
    – Micro SIM, kaya ipapa-cut mo pa ung regularly available na SIM dito sa Pilipinas

  21. michael says:

    I have the white. Maganda sa kamay. Responsive screen and sa txt kahit maliit ang screen pero comfortable mag type. Type ko cya para sa music, txt and call for everyday use. Meron ako galaxy s3 pero medyo masakit na kamay ko sa malaking screen so for gaming and internet nalang yung S3 ko. Pag na hawakan ko ang asha 501 parang bumata ako ulit. Hehe cute kase at worry free hawakan . Tibay ng orig.

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