Hands-on with the Nokia Asha 501
Our tech guy here at Unbox (Salleh) is a huge Nokia fan. His primary handset is a Lumia 920 and his back-up device is actually the new Nokia Asha 501. Priced at Php4,500, the Nokia Asha 501 is a java-based feature phone that’s packed with smartphone features. It also takes on the same design philosophy of the Nokia Lumia series save for the much smaller chassis and display (this one is just 3-inches).
We shot a short video sharing our thoughts about the Nokia Asha 501 and you can check it out below. By the way, we shot this particular video in primarily Tagalog (Filipino language) with a little English, just for fun, hehe. Enjoy!
Here are a few more photos of the Nokia Asha 501:
While the Nokia Asha 501 is a bold step forward for the Asha line-up, we’re a bit hesitant to fully recommend it. At Php4,500 you can already get fairly decent daily driver Android smartphones with a double-core processor and Jelly Bean (will full access to the Google Play store). Maybe if Nokia priced this lower it could actually stand a chance of making a difference in the market.