Nokia Asha 501

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Specs summary


The Nokia Asha 501's screen is 3 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.


The phone runs on the Nokia Asha software platform 1.0 operating system (OS).

3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a 1200 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 48 days standby time, 1020 minutes talk time.

Full Specs

Regions available United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, India, Philippines
900/1800 MHz
SIM Card Yes
World Phone No
Operating System Nokia Asha software platform 1.0
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
128 MB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1 W/kg
Body: 0.62 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1200 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Video Playback Time 840 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
1020 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 48 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Bright Green, Bright Red, Cyan, White, Yellow
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 5.8 x 1.2 cm
(3.9 x 2.3 x 0.5 in)
Weight 98 grams
(3.5 ounces)
Rugged Design No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel Density 133 pixels
Size 3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Call Management
Contact List Capacity 4000 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP
Browser Unknown
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Front Camera  
Built-In No
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Capture / Recording No
Video Recording Parameters
Rear Camera  
Built-In Yes
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Zoom 3x digital
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Self-timer, White balance
Video Capture / Recording Yes
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), 15 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, eAAC, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, ASF, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Yes
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments
Related Links Nokia Asha 501 Manual (PDF)
Nokia Asha 501 Reviews
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