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Overview of the Smartphone Nokia Asha 502 DS: an Unusual and Practical

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Display TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors, 3.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (~133 ppi pixel density)

Camera 5 MP, LED flash, Secondary - No

Memory microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot), 4 GB card included, Internal 64 MB RAM

Battery Removable Li-Ion 1010 mAh battery (BL-5A)

Inside TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors, 3.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (~133 ppi pixel density)

Introduction of the first version of the Nokia Asha Touch 501 marked the beginning of a new phase for the Finnish corporation. There were first budget touchscreen phones that were relished by many buyers. Why the Asha line representatives won the hearts of customers? It’s simple: take a good functionality, add a couple of useful buns, dressed all in attractive and extraordinary body, plus the low price – the formula is ready. Well, the below review will help to understand about other important capabilities of one of the best representatives of the Nokia Asha 502 Dual Sim family.

A Few Lines About the Appearance of Nokia Asha 502 DS

Naturally, that the low-end models do not have such this level of quality and appearance, which are characteristic for more expensive models. However, the developers of this model have found quite cost-effective solution of the problem of attractiveness. Color matte layer is covered by a second layer of transparent polycarbonate, thereby giving some effect of ice. Design is “delicious” and the phone is something like a lollipop due to the latter color solutions. The buyer is free to choose from the following options: red, yellow, green, blue, and classic black and white. In general, it pleased everyone. The upper transparent layer serves not only an aesthetic but also a protective function. Like some kind of skin, it covers the main body of the smartphone, protecting it from damage, scratches and scuffs. Stylish and practical thing, it does not say. The weight of the phone is small, as also its “growth”. Geometric shapes of the body even looks like a square. The sides’ proportion is: 10x 6×1.1 cm, and the weight – 100 g

Control and Connectors

A standard mini-jack for the headset and microUSB-hole for the cable are located on the top of. No third “permanent resident” of the edge – slim connector for charging cable – is available.

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A coupled volume button and key lock screen are on the right side. Out of all sensor control elements, only one button is under the screen. It enables to quickly move between the three desktops.

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Screen of the Phone

We should surely mention about capabilities of the screen, but let’s first consider standard features. The TFT matrix diagonal is 3 inches with 240×320 pixels resolution. For this category of phone the unit has quite large viewing angles, bright and rich colors and transmission up to 262 thousand hues. Yet again, referring to the “budget” matter, Nokia Asha 502 pleases by screen protection by a tempered glass. Now the most interesting thing: for the convenience of input and gadget control, the phone is equipped by Swype application. Sensitive display will respond even to gestures.

The Hardware Part. Camera of the Nokia Asha 502 DS

In the arsenal of the Nokia Asha 502 are: capacitive display, the PLO – 128 MB (expandable memory card up to 32 GB), Bluetooth 3.0, FM-receiver, microUSB-jack and camera.

The camera has 5 MP resolution. It works on a matrix, which has not been used in this series of phones. Hence, one can get higher quality of photos. Shooting is possible only in horizontal position (landscape mode). The user is granted access to the settings mode and overlay effects.


Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1010 mAh (ibid slots for SIM cards, memory card) are under the access panel.

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The device works on Asha Platform 1.1, which is beneficially supplemented by a special package for application development. The buyer will have access to numerous games and other applications that give an additional value to such budget models. You can scroll the screens by swipe. For user’s convenience a notification bar falls from the top, and at the bottom there is access to quick setup. In general, the platform is more user-friendly and easy to work.


Small, cute and fresh phone is more oriented to a very “young” audience. A great advantage in “our latitudes” will be a support of 2 SIM cards. Budget, unusual design, palette, management system, a set of applications and compactness make it an ideal “first” touchscreen phone, which one can try before buying a more serious device. It worth its money and its opportunities will suit taste of many. So, we can say that Nokia succeeded with its experiment.

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