Nokia Asha 500

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Nokia Asha 500
SeriesAsha Full Touch
Compatible networksQuad-band GSM:
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Availability by regionGlobal
Form factorFull Touch monoblock
  • Width: 58.1 mm
  • Height: 100.3 mm
  • Thickness: 12.8 mm
Mass101 g
Operating systemNokia Asha software platform 1.1.1
CPUSingle core
Memory64 MB RAM
Storage4 GB microSD card (included)
Removable storagemicroSD, supports up to 32 GB
BatteryBL-4U 1200 mAh, removable
  • Standby: 35 days
  • Talk time: 14 hours
  • Music playback: 14 h
Data inputsCapacitive multipoint touch display
Display2.8" HighColor QVGA
240×320 px (portrait mode; 3:4 or 4:3 aspect ratio),
18-bit/262,000 colors,
142 ppi pixel density[1]
Rear camera2 Mpix, 1600×1200 pixels,
Fixed focus, 50 cm to infinity
Formats: JPEG, RAW10
  • 3.5 mm audio connector,
  • hands-free speaker,
  • stereo FM radio,
  • music player,
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108
Proximity sensor
USB charging
Development statusDiscontinued
WebsiteNokia Asha 500

Nokia Asha 500 is a low-end smartphone from the Nokia Asha series announced on 22 October 2013 by Nokia in Abu Dhabi. The device is built on the Nokia Asha software platform based on technology originally developed from Series 40 and Smarterphone.

Nokia Asha 500 Dual SIM is the dual-SIM variant of the model. Specifications mostly differ in battery life and weight.

Asha 500 is one of a new generation of Asha phones produced for the low-cost market segment and emerging markets, and is the most affordable of the Asha 50x series, with a suggested price of U.S. $69 before taxes and subsidies.

The device does not support 3G for mobile data and relies instead on EDGE/EGPRS. For general Internet activities, the device connects over 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi.


The Nokia Nearby application offers navigation and location-based functionality, which peruses cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning technology. Built-in social apps include Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo, Line, and WeChat. Asha 500 is the first of the Asha 50x series phones for which inclusion of WhatsApp is officially mentioned.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Detailed specifications for the Nokia Asha 500". Nokia. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.