Earlier today, we witnessed the launch of the Nokia Asha 501 at the Nokia press event at New Delhi, India. There was a lot of buzz and excitement about the new launch, and Nokia did not disappoint.

This post will compare various Android devices that are priced similar to the Nokia Asha 501, which is priced at 99 USD plus taxes, which should be about 6,000 INR.

 

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1. Micromax A80

Micromax A80 Nokia Asha 501
Display 3.75 inches 3.0 inches
Resolution 320×480 320×240
Weight 110g 98g
Processor 800MHz 1GHz
RAM 256MB 64MB
Storage 50MB 512MB+4GB SD in box
OS Android 2.3.4 Nokia Asha OS
Camera(s) 5MP rear, VGA front 3.2MP
Battery 2,500mAh 1,200mAh
Price 5,999 INR About 6,000 INR incl. taxes

 

2. LG Optimus L3 E-400

LG Optimus L3 E-400 Nokia Asha 501
Display 3.2 inches 3.0 inches
Resolution 240×320 320×240
Weight 110g 98g
Processor 800MHz 1GHz
RAM 384MB 64MB
Storage 1GB 512MB+4GB SD in box
OS Android 2.3.6 Nokia Asha OS
Camera(s) 3.15MP 3.2MP
Battery 1,500mAh 1,200mAh
Price About 5,800 INR About 6,000 INR incl. taxes

 

3. Karbonn A6

Karbonn A6 Nokia Asha 501
Display 4.0 inches 3.0 inches
Resolution 480×800 320×240
Weight 114.5g 98g
Processor 1GHz 1GHz
RAM 512MB 64MB
Storage 104MB 512MB+4GB SD in box
OS Android 4.0 Nokia Asha OS
Camera(s) 5MP rear, VGA front 3.2MP
Battery 1,450mAh 1,200mAh
Price 5,400 INR About 6,000 INR incl. taxes

 

4. Karbonn A15

Karbonn A15 Nokia Asha 501
Display 4.0 inches 3.0 inches
Resolution 480×800 320×240
Weight 130g 98g
Processor 1GHz 1GHz
RAM 512MB 64MB
Storage 4GB 512MB+4GB SD in box
OS Android 4.0 Nokia Asha OS
Camera(s) 3.15MP 3.2MP
Battery 1,420mAh 1,200mAh
Price 5,800 INR About 6,000 INR incl. taxes

 

5. Videocon A27

Videocon A27 Nokia Asha 501
Display 4.0 inches 3.0 inches
Resolution 480×800 320×240
Weight 98g
Processor 1GHz 1GHz
RAM 512MB 64MB
Storage 4GB 512MB+4GB SD in box
OS Android 4.0 Nokia Asha OS
Camera(s) 3.0MP rear, VGA front 3.2MP
Battery 1,500mAh 1,200mAh
Price 5,900 INR About 6,000 INR incl. taxes

 

6. Micromax A89

Mircomax A89 Nokia Asha 501
Display 3.97 inches 3.0 inches
Resolution 480×800 320×240
Weight 98g
Processor 1GHz Dual Core 1GHz
RAM 512MB 64MB
Storage 2GB 512MB+4GB SD in box
OS Android 4.0 Nokia Asha OS
Camera(s) 3.15MP 3.2MP
Battery 1,450mAh 1,200mAh
Price 6,000 INR About 6,000 INR incl. taxes

 

As one can infer from the list, the Micromax A89 is the strongest contender with a dual core processor, while the rest only have an 800MHz or a 1GHz single core processor. However, not everyone is comfortable with new and upcoming brands like Micromax, and some would like to give up a little on specs and buy the LG Optimus L3, which is quite a bit behind the likes of Micromax A89 in terms of specs, but LG’s brand visibility and the sheer number of service centers make it up for the loss in specs, so in the end, which phone you go for would depend on your style of usage and taste, as Android OS cannot be optimized as highly as say, Windows Phone OS or Nokia Asha OS. In others words, a phone with 512MB RAM on Windows Phone OS would be much more smoother compared to 512MB RAM phone with Android.