It was indeed a bright day for smartphone enthusiasts as Nokia unveiled its latest Asha family member, the Asha 501 Dual Sim at the posh Dillingers in Greenbelt 3 last June 27. And we’re one of the lucky guests that got a first glance on the newest smartphone.


While other smartphones come with hefty price tags, the Asha 501 joins the bandwagon of affordable gadgets in the market. Before we talk about how inexpensive this smartphone, let us go over the details as to why it should be your next handy pal.


High-end design

The Asha 501 arrives in a variety of vibrant colors ranging from red, yellow, black, white, green, and cyan that will surely give you that cool vibe. Also, it features Nokia’s durable and removable shell alongside a Gorilla Glass scratch-resistant three-inch capacitive touchscreen.


Battery life span

One of the many things to like about the Asha 501 is its exceptional battery life, which can last up to 26 days without you charging it. That’s one thing other brands can’t deal with. Wait, you haven’t read the most interesting part yet.

Connect as-you-go

Besides its dual sim feature, the Asha 501 comes with WLAN that lets you connect to any hotspot especially that it is made with the latest version of Nokia Xpress Browser. This exclusive browser lets you access Facebook, Twitter, and other sites by compressing web pages up to 90%, even if multiple pages are open.

Perfect for the youngsters on-the-go, the Asha 501 arrives with a 4GB memory card, which is expandable up to 32GB, so hundreds of music, photos, and videos can be stored for memories.


Unfortunately, this device isn’t for the selfie and photography fanatics (if you know what we mean) since it only has a 3MP camera. Despite its low camera resolution, the Asha 501 salvages its reputation for its jam-packed preinstalled apps and games such as The Weather Channel and Bubble Bash.

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Key Features:

  • Standout design at a great price
  • Swipe and Fastlane to quickly access everything
  • Fast and more personal internet with Nokia Xpress Browser
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  • Easy Swap Dual Sim with Card Manager to personalize up to 5 sim cards

Complete specs:

System: GSM 900/1800 + WLAN
User Interface: Nokia Asha Software Platform
Dimensions: 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm
Weight: 98 g
Display: 3.0” QVGA TFT Capacitive Display with Gorilla Glass
Memory: 128 MB Flash, 4 GB MMC included expandable up to 32 GB
Connectivity: Micro USB connector and charging, 3.5 mm AV jack, 2 mm charger connector
Standby time: up to 26 days
Talk time: up to 17 hours

Now, that’s what we call super pocket power! Get this Nokia Asha 501 Dual Sim for only P4,490 and tell us what you think! For more details, you can visit Nokia’s Facebook page at or you can follow it at