Just about every day you see a new smartphone, tablet, or laptop crop up that has a rather lofty price tag attached to it. All of those may have the latest or most impressive hardware and software, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the best. You can still have good quality without paying an exorbitant amount of money. Nokia has been known to make sturdy phones in the past, but they wanted to make a touchscreen smartphone that was affordable.
While the Asha 501 is not overtly impressive, but it will get the job done just as well and look the part. It’s a perfect fit for your hand with a 3” screen, has WiFi, Bluetooth connectivity, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and its 1200mAH battery can handle 17 hours of talk time, 56 hours of music playback, and 48 days of standby time. If my iPhone had a fraction of that battery life, I would be pleased beyond belief.
It doesn’t support 3G or 4G data speeds, but is has an Xpress Browser that is supposed to compress 90% of Internet data. This is a $99 phone that can be your social hub just as easily as the rest of them. It will be available for purchase this year in over 90 countries.