Updated on:Dec 08, 2016
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The colourful and peppy budget phone from Nokia
Appearance and configuration
Nokia Asha series, a name which has become synonymous with pseudo smartphone experience at the shade of the price of high-end smartphones. Nokia Asha 500 Dual sim comes in bright high visibility jackets in a wide array of colours and features a 2.8 inch TFT LCD display with 2 point multi touch. The display resolution is 320x240 pixels and is capable of displaying 262k colours supporting video formats such as mp4 and 3gp.
Nokia has used it’s integral Asha software platform 1.1.1 OS to power this device and the OS is extremely light and quick to respond.
Memory and Camera
Nokia Asha 500 comes with 60MB of internal memory and a RAM of 64MB, allowing it to run heavy apps like whatsapp with ease. The memory can be expanded to 32GB via the microSD bay to store music and video files which is a great option as the music player on this device is pretty good lasting over 40 hours. Nokia gives a 4GB memory card free with each model.
The camera is a 2MP shooter with 1600x1200 pixel resolution with a Ã¢Â Â inch sensor size which enhances the 2MP and makes pictures seem brighter and more realistic.
Special Features and Battery life
The Asha series comes with Fastlane, which is essentially a bay where all the frequently used apps and social media connections are shown in one place for ease of access and connectivity. Along with this using dual sim is very easy with nokia’s easy swap technology which lets user swap sim card without rebooting the phone.
The battery at 1200 mAH might look average, but the OS utilises it like a charm and oozes out over 10 hours of talktime from it and over 40 hrs of music playback.
With regards to value for money along with dependability and brand value, hardly anything beats the Asha 500. This bright and peppy device provides excellent features and minimalistic cost, so anyone looking to upgrade their old phones without wanting to spend a lot, this is an excellent choice.
Overall User Rating (3.9 Out of 5 based on 513 ratings)
Overall: Great phone.screen size could have been better but still. Nice grip to hold. Good glossy glassy back and is changeable. Good to have it