Nokia Asha 502


Nokia, before it totally surrenders to Microsoft, is going to give us all the goodness and then go down. The budget smartphone has been retransformed for the general public with the new Nokia Asha 502. It will feature the first ever proper Nokia Asha OS. Everything about it makes the phone just amazingly great. You gotta know more about it, so read on.
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So, the Nokia Asha 502 has the colour tone and design philosophy of the Nokia Lumia incorporated here. They are really proper rectangles which could have been a problem but is not because of the small size. It is strictly for the ones who just want to have some fun and do not really want an expensive phone. The built is pretty awesome for a phone of this price. It comes in Cyan, Red, Yellow and Green.


As I said, it is a really small phone. The display on the Nokia Asha 502 is merely 3 inches with a resolution of 240×320. So yeah, not the standards we know the smartphone for but as I also said, it is for those who don’t want that expensive experience. The display is really spot on, no pixilation at all. The colours look really soothing to the eye and you want to come back and have a look at that display again. True story.


You get a really 5MP standard camera on the Asha 502. Nokia realizes people would only buy a phone these days if it had a good camera (mostly). Does not matter if you are into photography, everyone wants to take photos for Facebook profile pictures, it is the 21st century for god’s sake. So the camera is really awesome for social media sharing and casual photography. There is no front camera on board, not like you need it anyway.


Nokia Asha 502 operates on their Asha OS 1.1. It is a really “cute” OS as the ladies would say. It is really colourful, complementing the colours of the phone. The OS is easy to navigate through and borrows from Symbian in it’s basic structure. You would not get all the apps that you get on any platform, not even a comparison that way but all the general social apps will be present so no major problem there. The UI is simply amazing.


Nokia Asha 502 is a really easy to use smartphone. The whole OS and it’s apps were shaped to work in harmony without lagging and it is exactly what it does. It operates without any trouble. It does not NFC, not like you wished for it looking at the price but it does have Bluetooth connectivity. You get dual sim functionality and 4GB of memory expandable to 32GB.

Final Thoughts

This is one phone anyone can have. No one will feel too complicated using it. A fun new device to be in your hands, make the most of it. If you can afford expensive ones, buy this as a side treat, it just makes you happy using it. There is something about it. it just defines FUN.
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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Announced 2013, October
Status Available. Released 2013, November
BODY Dimensions 99.6 x 59.5 x 11.1 mm, 62.5 cc (3.92 x 2.34 x 0.44 in)
Weight 100 g (3.53 oz)
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 3.0 inches (~133 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 2 fingers
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB, 4 GB card included
Internal 64 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Up to 85.6 kbps
EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, LED flash
Video Yes, QVGA@15fps
Secondary No
FEATURES OS Nokia Asha software platform 1.1
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
Colors Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black
– SNS apps
– MP4/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/AAC player
– Photo editor
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Li-Ion 1010 mAh battery (BL-5A)
Stand-by Up to 576 h
Talk time Up to 13 h 42 min
Music play Up to 42 h



Author: Sinha

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