Nokia Asha 502: Review, Specifications, and Price Details

Key Specifications:

  • Display: 3.00 inch
  • Resolution: 240×320 pixels
  • RAM: 64MB
  • Expandable storage up to: 32GB
  • Rear Camera: 5-megapixel
  • OS: Nokia Asha platform 1.1
  • Wi-Fi: Enabled
  • Number of SIMs: Dual Standby SIM (GSM+GSM)
  • Colors: Red, White, Blue, Black, Green and Yellow

Price: Rs. 4,715/-

Nokia Asha 502 Review:

Nokia Asha 502 was introduced as the low-end smartphone at last year’s Nokia World event. This device comes with few impressive features.

Design: Nokia Asha 502 is the successor to Asha 501. It is compact and strong and is comfortable to hold. The handset get a crystallized effect as it is surrounded by a transparent material. The buttons are easily located even in a dim light. The lock key, and the volume key are placed at the right side corner of the device and the bottom right corner has a small microphone along with a Micro-USB connector and a 3.5mm headphone placed at the left and right of the top panel. The left side of the phone is left blank and thus has a clean look.

Nokia Asha 502

Nokia Asha 502 comes with 3-inch screen which is comparatively smaller in size. It has a QVGA (240×320 pixels) resolution. Around 256,000 colors can be displayed on the screen, which is significantly lower than what other mobiles around the same range offer. The screen is easily visible under sunlight when set to full brightness.

Software: This device runs with the latest Asha OS, version 1.1. The OS uses swipe gesture to complete most of the actions. Like all other Asha models, Nokia Asha 502 also has the ‘Fastlane’ feature. This helps users quickly access the apps and also open the apps that have been accessed recently.

The icons can be arranged according to the user’s wish. This is usually seen in Nokia’s high end phones running Windows 8 OS.

Most of the websites can be accessed quickly in the Nokia Xpess browser. The user can open up to 6 tabs at any time. However, the phone disappoints us when it comes to loading heavy Java-enabled websites in its browser. The graphics are not at all impressive.

Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Line, WeChat are the preloaded apps on the device.

Camera: One of the interesting feature in Asha 520 is its camera with a 5-megapixel fixed-focus rear camera, though being a low budget device. The camera settings include flash adjustment options, self-timer, white balance, filters, camera shutter sound and a choice of 5 resolutions.

You can manage to get good pictures on a bright day, however, the image quality fails in a low light conditions.

Memory: The phone’s internal memory is very low, however, the handset come with a 4GB microSD card and is extendable up to 32GB.

Call Quality: Network connectivity is amazing and the calls quality is also clear. Nokia is best known for the same.

Battery: The mobile comes with a 1010mAh battery which lasts up to 2 days of usage with a single charge and lasts up to 13.7 hours of 2G talk time.

Multimedia: Nokia MixRadio is available exclusively on all Nokia Asha and Nokia Lumia range of smartphones. You can enjoy direct and unlimited access to over 1.3 crore songs.

Sensors: This mobile comes with a Proximity sensor and an Accelerometer.

Verdict: Nokia Asha 502 is the predecessor of Nokia Asha 201, and is definitely a better option. If you are planning to get a basic phone with touch, then you may try out this as one of your options..