New Nokia Asha 500 Single and Dual Sim Phone Review and Specs

Nokia Asha 500 Price in Pakistan

Update: 26 June, 2014
Rs. 6,000

Nokia Asha 500 Review

Brief Overview

Announced simultaneously with its equally powerful siblings, Asha 502 & 503, the brand new Nokia Asha 500 has both single and dual SIM options and it brings you a variety of other most wanted features. The Li-ion 1200 mAh energy storage house, featured in this low end smartphone, is sufficiently powerful to give you continuous music playback time of up to whopping 46 hours (nearly 2 days). Moreover, the stand-by time extends for as long as 840 hours (or 35 days), which simply means that if you just want to keep the cell phone switched on, it won’t require you recharge it for over a month. Very special thing is that after paying relatively low Nokia Asha 500 price, you can have a pleasing ultra HD multitouch experience that supports gestures of up to 2 fingers. Moreover, it is also featuring stereo FM (frequency modulation) radio, Nokia Asha operating platform and as many as 6 sophisticated body shade variants.

Fastlane—Bringing Everything Closer

Fastlane is, undoubtedly, one of the mind blowing innovations in the field of cell phone technology and it has recently been developed by Nokia—a Finish IT and communication multinational corporation. However, such an extraordinarily excellent feature is being provided only on Nokia’s handsets, for example, Nokia Asha 500, and so on. With the assistance of this functionality, you can access even more than what you actually want with just a single swipe. For example, Fastlane can collect all of your recent apps, tweets, updates on Facebook, and ‘likes’ & ‘comments’ onto a single display screen within the spur of a moment.

Social Networking Made Super-Easy

Now staying in touch with your friends, family members and acquaintances, on social networking sites, has been made super-easy for all and sundry. It can be realized from the fact that your new Asha 500 already contains a number of powerful applications of profound utility, namely, LinkedIn, Foursquare, WhatsApp, and the like. Besides all these great apps, you are also being gifted with ten interesting and engaging free games, which are strong enough to take every kind of boredom far away from you.

The Best Dual SIM Deal

Regarding Nokia Asha 500 price in Pakistan, it brings you the best handset deal with dual SIM option and a great number of other specs. As the Asha feature phone is capable of remembering the settings for up to five SIMs, swapping becomes as easy and enjoyable as a breeze. Moreover, if you love surfing the web, this member of Nokia’s famous Asha series is furnished with the advanced Nokia Xpress Browser to give you much faster web browsing speed than before. Here, there is also an innovative Nokia Xpress Now app which discovers and brings trending content on your screen from across the universe of internet.

Bolder, Brighter, Smarter & Lighter

This smart and stylish gadget has a display size of nearly three inches and measures just 101 gram in weight, thus adding to the ease of handling and portability of your handy phone. Its unique body design is available in 6 bold and bright color shades, which include white, black, yellow, cyan, bright red and bright green. The crystal-clear shell, encasing the smartphone, adds even more charm, attraction and brilliance to your smart device.

Bottom Line

In case you buy Nokia Asha 500, it will give you a lot more than you actually want or expect from it. Here, you will also come across one of Nokia’s most inspiring technological achievements, which comes in the form of Fastline. However, as may be the misconception, there hasn’t been made any compromise for the level of specification and standard of other standard features.

Nokia Asha 500 Specifications

Announced/Release Date

  • Announced 2013, October
  • Status Avaiable, Released 2013, Q4

Internet Functions

  • Facebook Yes
  • Youtube Yes
  • Google Search Yes
  • Twitter Yes
  • Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML

Connectivity Features

  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Bluetooth Connection Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
  • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Up to 42.8 kbps
  • EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
  • WLAN For Connecting Internet Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) No
  • 3G (Speed) No

Battery Type And Timing

  • Battery Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery (BL-4U)
  • Stand-by Time (Approx.) Up to 840 h
  • Talk Time (Approx.) Up to 14 h
  • Music Play Time Up to 46 h

Hardware And Memory

  • OS (Operating System) Nokia Asha software platform 1.1.1
  • CPU Capacity No
  • Chipset No
  • GPU For Graphics No
  • Internal Memory No
  • External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB, 4 GB card included
  • RAM and ROM 64 MB RAM

Network Coverage And SIM Info

  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network No
  • 4G Network No
  • SIM Type Micro-SIM (Two SIMS available in Asha 500 Dual)

Body Structure And Style

  • Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
  • Display Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches (~143 ppi pixel density)
  • Body Weight 101 g (3.56 oz)
  • Body Dimensions 100.3 x 58.1 x 12.8 mm, 70.9 cc (3.95 x 2.29 x 0.50 in)
  • Colors Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black

Camera And Multimedia

  • Backside Camera (Primary) 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels
  • Frontside Camera (Secondary) No
  • Photo Editor Yes
  • Video Recording Quality Yes, QVGA@13fps
  • Audio Player Support MP3/WAV/AAC player
  • Video Player (File Types) MP4/H.263 player
  • Radio Stereo FM radio
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • Loudspeaker Yes

Business Features

  • Document Editor No
  • MS Word Support No

Nokia Asha 500 Features

  • Nokia Asha software platform 1.1.1 OS
  • SNS apps
  • Photo editor Features
  • 2 MP Camera
  • Up to 14 Hour Talk Time
  • Predictive text input
  • 64 MB RAM
  • Two SIMS available in Asha 500 Dual