Compare: Lumia 820 – Asha 501

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Key facts

Overview

  • Lumia 820
    • Perfectly balanced
    • Capture the magic
  • Asha 501
    • Swipe to switch
    • Make the most of your data plan

Available Colors

  • Lumia 820
    • Red
    • Yellow
    • White
    • cyan
    • Purple
    • Grey
    • Black
  • Asha 501
    • bright_red
    • cyan
    • black
    • yellow
    • white
    • bright_green

Platform

Size

Display

Maximum battery usage time

  • Lumia 820 15 days - Maximum standby time
    15.4 h - Maximum talk time (2G)
    8.1 h - Maximum talk time (3G)
  • Asha 501 48 days - Maximum standby time
    17 h - Maximum talk time (2G)

Design

Display resolution

Display features

  • Lumia 820
    • Brightness control
    • Orientation sensor
    • Nokia Glance screen
    • Color boosting
    • Polarization filter
    • Sunlight readability enhancements
    • Easy to clean
    • High brightness mode
    • Lumia Color profile
    • RGB Stripe
  • Asha 501
    • Brightness control
    • Tactile feedback
    • Low power mode
    • Nokia Glance screen

Touch screen technology

Hardware

Bluetooth

NFC

GSM network

WCDMA network

Software platform & User Interface

Software release

Photography

Main camera focus type

Camera resolution

Main camera - other features

  • Lumia 820
    • Touch focus
    • Landscape orientation
    • Auto and manual white balance
    • Still image editor
    • Geotagging
    • True 16:9 sensor
  • Asha 501
    • Landscape orientation
    • Auto and manual white balance
    • Still image editor
    • Full screen viewfinder

Flash type

Video

Internet

Internet browser capabilities

Communications

Social apps

  • Lumia 820
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
  • Asha 501
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • WeChat
    • LINE
    • Sina Weibo
    • WhatsApp

Email features

  • Lumia 820
    • Viewing and editing of email attachments
    • Email attachments
    • Multiple email accounts
    • Always up to date
    • HTML emails
    • Inbox filtering
    • Text-to-speech message reader
    • Conversational view on email
    • Linked inboxes
  • Asha 501
    • Email attachments
    • Multiple email accounts
    • Always up to date
    • HTML emails
    • Viewing of email attachments

Photo sharing

  • Lumia 820
    • Facebook
    • Send as email attachment
    • Share over Bluetooth
    • Flickr
    • Picasa
    • Tap and share images or videos with NFC
    • Nokia Beamer
    • Share on TV with Nokia Play To DLNA app
  • Asha 501
    • Facebook
    • Send as email attachment
    • Share over Bluetooth
    • Photo sharing with Slam

Video sharing

  • Lumia 820
    • Video sharing to social network and internet
    • Facebook
    • Flickr
    • Joyn video call sharing
    • Picasa
    • Share on TV with Nokia Play To DLNA app
    • Video sharing with NFC
    • YouTube
  • Asha 501
    • Video sharing to social network and internet
    • Video sharing with Slam

Location sharing

Business features

Business apps

  • Lumia 820
    • Lync (Corporate IM) free download
    • Company Hub for enterprise applications
    • Office apps: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote

Email clients

  • Lumia 820
    • Gmail
    • Mail for Exchange
    • Nokia Mail
    • Hotmail
    • Yahoo! Mail
  • Asha 501
    • Gmail
    • Mail for Exchange
    • Nokia Mail
    • Windows Live / Hotmail / Outlook.com
    • Yahoo! Mail

Email protocols

Navigation

Music and audio

Audio features

  • Lumia 820
    • Music recommender in Music player
    • Audio Streaming
    • Music Player
    • Media Player
    • Album graphics display in Music player
    • Cloud music offline playback
    • Cloud music playback
    • Dolby® Headphone
    • Graphical equalizer
    • Podcasts
  • Asha 501
    • Playlists in Music player
    • Audio Streaming
    • Music Player
    • Album graphics display in Music player

Radio features

Environment

Packaging

  • Lumia 820
    • Made of renewable materials
    • Containing up to 60% recycled materials
    • Minimized package
    • Packaging is 100 % recyclable
    • Virgin wood fibres up to 100% certified
  • Asha 501
    • Made of renewable materials
    • Containing up to 60% recycled materials
    • Minimized package
    • Packaging is 100 % recyclable

Materials

  • Lumia 820
    • Free of PVC
    • Contains recycled metals
    • Free of nickel on the product surface
    • Free of BFR, rFR as in Nokia Substance List
    • Contains bio plastics
  • Asha 501
    • Free of PVC
    • Free of nickel on the product surface
    • Free of BFR, rFR as in Nokia Substance List

Recycling

  • Lumia 820 100% recoverable as materials and energy  
  • Asha 501 100% recoverable as materials and energy  

User guide

  • Lumia 820
    • Small printed guide, full on nokia.com
    • In-device user guide
  • Asha 501 One colour printing  

To see the full specifications for the phones go to their specification pages:

See full specification of Lumia 820

See full specification of Asha 501

  • The availability of particular products, services and features may vary by region. Please check with your local Nokia dealer for further details. The specifications are subject to change without notice.