Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM
I'm willing to buy this phone very soon.. but one thing pulling me back, that is on WHATSAPPS...... :( It is my kind request to NOKIA AUTHORITY please let us know when this important app will be available in ASHA 501 or if i buy this phn can I upgrd it to use WHATSAPPS!!!!!!. waiting for this.... plz rply...
18 July, 2013
Incompatibility with Nokia Suite & Whatsapp is a Major disappointment
Writing review after 2 and a half months of usage.
1) Excellent Battery life
3) Dual SIM + WiFi
1) Incompatible with Nokia suite which causes serious inconvenience while managing the phone. Saving and syncing contacts, messages, gallery between phone and PC is a major requirement. Other Asha models are compatible with Nokia Suite.
2) Major disappointment for Whatsapp fans. Also for Nimbuzz.
3) Sound quality is not up to the mark.
4) Need to do a lot of scrolling to find an app because can't create folders.
5) Video quality (for this price range, its forgiven) but it supports limited Video codec.
6) Cannot delete individual item / activity from Fastlane.
7) Manual retrieval of emails. No Attachments. But that may be overlooked for the price range.
I would like to request Nokia to kindly upgrade the software and making it Compatible with Nokia Suite at least. Taking Backups on a regular basis is a problem.
Even if Whatsapp takes some more time be available on it, but please urgently upgrade to make it compatible with Nokia Suite.
28 September, 2013
The new hope
I was waiting for this phone for around 2 and a half months and bought the same time it arrived in stores. The touch screen is far better than expected. Excellent responsive UI. But it has dual standby that is if you are on a call on one SIM than the other SIM network is off. It also uses a micro SIM for both the SIM slots. It has a lot of apps in it's store and developers are already developing apps for this phone's new asha 1.0 platform. yesterday only i got foursquare. The phone boasts of a location based service although it does not have a GPS but that service is not so accurate. The video format does not support a lot of codecs. The camera is marvelous gives excellent picture clarity sometimes even in low light. Super fast internet even on a 2.5G network. You tube videos play like a cream.
It syncs your facebook contacts when you connect facebook. The mail app is superb keeps you connected through all mail services. In the memory card they have provided a lot of .jar file apps for your use.
whatsapp and other party are also keen on investing in this magnificent product and they will launch their application in 2-3 weeks
13 July, 2013
NEED WHATSAPP, STILL NO WHATSAPP SUPPORT, WHY ?
Simply ASHA501 is peice of cake, complete phone..
But why there in no whatsapp in it? these days all phones support whatsapp, but why this phone lacks ??
11 July, 2013
Value for Money.... Quality Product (which Nokia stands for).... Well done Nokia
Have been waiting for a long time now.... for such a quality/value for money product.
Since it is from Nokia.. You can trust on Quality and reliability...
3 July, 2013
An excellent cell phone with good features. Fastlane is good. Touch, batterylifeThanks NOKIA
An excellent cell phone with good features. Fastlane is good. Touch, battery life, Design are all awesome. It beats every cell phone in that prize range.
20 July, 2013
Very Good But!
I am pleased to use this phone. It is very trendy and excellent cellphone.
What i have noticed and experienced first Whatsapp is missing and secondly i use two sim in this phone. When i connect to internet connection from the sim2 then sim1 goes offline. Which means we are unable to receive any calls or messages from sim1. I believe is should not happen and considered as a major drawback for this model.
If anyone from nokia who is reading this please make an update with this point of view. It may affect/boost on you sales figures if you can satisfy the customer requirements.
You may contact me for nich details for upgrade.
31 August, 2013
The best smartphone ever in this price range.
eye catching design, sexy touch and long lasting battery backup. The OS is faster as compared to leading high range phones. Video playback is awesome too.
I couldn't have expected more.
2 July, 2013