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Nokia Asha 501

Nokia Asha 501

  • Dimensions
    • Height: 99.2 mm
    • Width: 58 mm
    • Thickness: 12.1 mm
    • Weight: 98 g
  • Display and User Interface
    • Display size: 3 ”
    • Display resolution: QVGA (320 x 240)
    • Display features: Brightness control, RGB Stripe, Nokia Glance screen, Screen double tap
    • Display colors: HighColor (18-bit/262k)
    • Aspect ratio: 4:3
    • Pixel density: 133 ppi
    • Display technology: LCD Transmissive
    • Display height: 61 mm
    • Display width: 46 mm
    • Touch screen technology: Capacitive two-point touch
    • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
  • Keys and Input Methods
    • User Input: Touch
    • Operating keys: Volume keys, Power/Lock key, Back key
  • Form factor
    • Form factor: Monoblock touch


  • Connectivity
    • SIM card type: Micro SIM
    • Dual SIM: No
    • Charging connectors: 2.0 mm Charging Connector, Micro-USB
    • AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector
    • System connectors: Micro-USB-B
    • USB: USB 2.0
    • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0
    • Bluetooth profiles: Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Headset profile (HSP) 1.1, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.0
    • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g
    • Wi-Fi security modes: WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA, WEP, WPA2-Personal
    • NFC: No NFC
  • Data Network
    • GSM network: 1800 MHz, 900 MHz
    • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
    • GSM max data speed UL: GPRS 85.6 kbps
  • Power Management2
    • Battery model: BL-4U
    • Battery capacity: 1200 mAh
    • Battery voltage: 3.7 V
    • Removable battery: Yes
    • Maximum 2G standby time: 1152 h
    • Maximum 2G talk time: 17 h
    • Music playback time: 56 h
    • Wireless charging: No
  • Memory
    • User data storage: In device, Memory card
    • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
    • Maximum memory card size: 32 GB

Software and applications

  • Productivity features
    • Personal information management features: Digital clock, Recorder, Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Fixed dialling number, Notes, Alarm clock, Social networks in Phonebook
  • Other Applications
    • Game features: Touch UI, Java games
    • Graphics format: JPEG, BMP, GIF89a, EXIF, PNG, GIF87a
    • Other apps: Nokia Gift, Camera 5-in-1, The Weather Channel, Assassin’s Creed III, Real Football 2013, Little Big City
  • Software platform & User Interface
    • SW Platform: Nokia Asha software platform
    • Software release: Nokia Asha software platform 1.0


  • Email and Messaging
    • Email clients: Native Email Client
    • Email protocols: SMTP, IMAP4, POP3
    • Email features: Multiple simultaneous email accounts, Email attachments, Viewing of email attachments
    • Supported instant messaging services: Nokia Chat
    • Messaging features: Concatenated SMS for long messages, Text messaging, Unified MMS/SMS editor, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Multimedia messaging, Conversational chat style SMS, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS
  • Call management
    • Call management features: Call waiting, Integrated hands-free speakers, Call barring, Call forwarding, Call logs: dialled, received and missed, Call history, Conference call
    • Supported amount of phonebooks: one integrated Phonebook
    • Supports amount of contacts: 4000
    • Ringtones: 32-polyphonic ringtones, Downloadable ringtones, MP3 ringtones
    • Speech codecs: GSM FR, AMR-NB, GSM HR, GSM EFR

Device security

  • Security
    • General Security features: Firmware update, Device lock, PIN code

Sharing and Internet

  • Browsing and Internet
    • Internet browser capabilities: Nokia Xpress Browser
    • Social apps: Facebook, Twitter
    • Photo sharing: Share over Bluetooth, Facebook, Send as email attachment, Photo sharing with Slam
    • Video sharing: Video sharing with Slam
    • Wi-Fi hotspot: No


  • GPS and navigation
    • Location technologies: Cellular network positioning


  • Main camera
    • Main camera sensor: 3.2 MP
    • Camera resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels
    • Main camera focus type: Fixed focus
    • Camera digital zoom: 3 x
    • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens: No
    • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.8
    • Camera minimum focus range: 50 cm
    • Camera image formats: JPEG, JPEG/Exif
    • Flash type: No Flash
  • Main camera features
    • Main camera – other features: Auto and manual white balance, Still image editor, Full screen viewfinder
  • Image capturing
    • Capture modes: Self-timer, Video, Still
    • Colour tone modes: Sepia, Greyscale, Normal, Negative
    • White balance modes: Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Automatic
    • Light sensitivity: Automatic
    • Photos viewed by: Album

Music and Audio

  • Music
    • DRM support: OMA DRM 1
    • Audio features: Album graphics display in Music player, Playlists in Music player, Music Player
  • Music format
    • Codecs: MP3, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, MIDI, G.711, AAC LTP, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2
    • Audio playback file formats: MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, MIDI
  • Radio
    • Radio features: FM Radio
  • Voice and audio recording
    • Recording: Voice recorder
    • Audio recording file formats: AMR
    • Audio recording codecs: AMR-NB
    • Audio recording features: Mono


  • Main video camera
    • Camera video resolution: QVGA (320 x 240)
    • Camera video frame rate: 15 fps
    • Camera video zoom: No zoom x
    • Video playback frame rate: 25 fps
    • Video playback codecs: H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4
    • Video playback file formats: MP4, ASF, AVI, 3GP
    • Video recording formats: 3GP/H.263
    • Video recording colour modes: Negative, Normal, Greyscale, Sepia
    • Video scene modes: Landscape
    • Video white balance modes: Fluorescent, Incandescent, Automatic, Daylight
  • Main video camera features
    • Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Real time video streaming (RTSP)


  • Environmental features
    • Materials: Free of PVC, Free of nickel on the product surface, Free of BFR, rFR as in Nokia Substance List
    • Energy efficiency: Unplug charger reminder, Energy efficient charger
    • Eco content and services: Available at Nokia Store
    • Recycling: 100% recoverable as materials and energy
    • User guide: One colour printing
    • Packaging: Made of renewable materials, Containing up to 60% recycled materials, Minimized package, Packaging is 100 % recyclable


  • Accessibility features
    • Hearing: Vibrating alerts
    • Vision: Vibrating alerts, Zoom
    • Physical skills: Speakerphone

What’s in the box

  • Box
    • Sales Package:
      • Nokia Asha 501
      • Nokia Charger AC-11
      • Nokia Battery BL-4U 1200 mAh
      • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108
      • Nokia 4 GB microSD Card

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