On 9th May 2013 Nokia announced asha 501 globally and this phone is being the new unique member in the asha series will define the future of Nokia Asha phone in emerging markets like india. As here we have so many people who don’t want to be in the race to own a smartphones but they want a phone which could simple to use, durable to use for the next 3 year minimum and it should be affordable and worth the price. You can read our complete coverage we did previously on nokia asha 501.


Affordable Price

Nokia Asha 501 as far as initial expressions are concerned have the all the good points of being a affordable worth the price phone, as it comes on a basic price point of around Rs. 5199 INR which is good steal price for this kind of phone with great build quality.

Nokia 501 Price in India

Great Build Quality

We have started testing of nokia asha 501, the phone is so light and so good in build that it has already survived several falls out of which some were intentional again to test the build quality and for those who are wondering the 3 inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen screen is protected by a Nokia Custom build hardened Glass


Simple Swipe UI

The simple UI of the phone is easy to get used to by anyone who has never used a smart phone till now, as for most of the things all need to do it a single swipe with fingers on the screen from the left or right. The fast lane on the other hand make this more easy by giving you a list of the apps and notifications of current tasks going and recent apps you have accessed on nokia asha 501.


Initial Conclusion For Nokia Asha 501

These are most important 3 reasons on why I would like to recommend Nokia Asha 501 to anyone out there who wants a simple to use phone with smartphone capabilities. Nokia Asha 501 despite being priced low has most of features which you use in high end costly smartphone these days like you can use facebook, twitter and post to these social platforms from Nokia Asha 501 with the preinstalled apps and you also have a large number of the other apps which comes preinstalled including free games and other useful apps + utilities for day to day usage.

Nokia Asha 501 Photo Gallery


Please Note: We are very soon coming up with a detailed review of the Nokia asha 502, so stay tuned and ask us any questions on Nokia Asha 501, till then you can watch our initial review of nokia asha 501 with key features and full detailed hands on review at the launch event in india.

Nokia Asha 501 Detailed Hands on Review with Features [Video]

Nokia Asha 501 Initial Review [Video]

If you have any questions on Nokia Asha 501 please post them in the comments section below, we would love to answer them during our review of Nokia Asha 501.


  1. Nokia 501

    1)Does it have whatsapp in its app store (Atleast would it be coming soon)
    2)App’s running does it hang the phone, given that it’s just got 128 MB Internal memory.
    3) No Equalizer present in Music , how does this hamper the sound
    4) Headset bundled with Nokia Asha 501 ? (Cheap / normal / good)

    • 1. It does not have whatsapp for the device but it should come soon as per the news we have.

      2. I have been using the phone for a week, did not see it getting hanged till now even with so many apps installed.

      3. No Equaliser – yes there is no equalizer but the sound quality from loud speaker is quite good and loud if not the best we have heard.

      4. Can’t comment about the headset as we only have the device with us now – we will let you know once we have the box.

  2. Hi Abhishek,

    I have some questions,

    (1) Recently i have purchased Nokia asha 501 , and my service provider is airte prepaid connection,Can u please tell me the internet setting for this,Bcoz i m not able to use internet on my mobile.
    (2) I have seen some news in google that , there is free facebook use for airtel user , so can u please tell me the settings for this.

    • 1. Very soon we tell you how you can fix the internet issue on your nokia asha 501

      2. We have no idea on this, so better you ask airtel customer care for this.

  3. Good evening,

    I loved the phone but kinda confused over color selection. I want to gift this to my brother. Can you suggest which color is most preferred after black ?


  4. I have been using Nokia asha 501 it’s good but i have problem connecting to internet.service provider is idea and i have activated the internet trial pack for 5 days which is going waste. so can anyone suggest me the settings to be made which I couldn’t find and not at all aware off

  5. hi abhishek
    i was bought the asha501 handset and my opera browser is not working so i reset my phone then the problem is one app icon which contain more then 40 app. which is vanished. then how can i get it back.plz reply

    • Take it to the service center, give them a reason like software hang on device so they can install the software on the device from fresh and you will be able get back the missing apps and games.

  6. Dear Friends please do not update the latest 14.0.4 software the reason
    because you will face problems such as battery getting drain soon , and
    whats app gets hang completely….. So previous version works smooth and

  7. This is to update you about my new Nokia Asha
    Mobile which i took recently on 17th April 2014, the issue in it when i
    updated 14.0.4 software successfully my whats app gets hang as well my
    battery gets drain soon, As i have visited Nokia care at 26th April 2014
    in Vashi , As they haven,t resolve my issue properly still i am facing
    the same problem . Kindly do the needful soon as soon
    as possible.

  8. Last few days, my Nokia Asha 501 is not receiving any internet data over the wifi.
    It shows Wifi connected and Wifi symbol turns blue. But when I start any action needing internet, it either says Try again or No internet connection. All other devices are working fine on my wifi and even the Nokia was working till last few days. What could be the problem, please advise.


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