Have you ever thought of a phone that could make you happy from inside? After all making people happy, that's a bigger challenge in our lives these days.
With the Asha 502, Nokia has yet again proved that creativity is all about unique ideas. It has a refreshing design, which no other manufacturer had ever thought. The out of the box strategy is definitely required in case of handsets priced under Rs. 7,000 price slab.
The solid looking Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM is an enhanced version of past year's hit handset, the Asha 501. What the Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM promise is a long lasting battery life, which we would expect from a modern day cell phone. Running on the Nokia Asha software platform 1.1.1, the phone's User interface (UI) adapts our smart environment.
The 3-inch (320 x 240) display might be OK for average users, but the company could have worked a little bit more to add more pixels into a screen. The 5-megapixel rear-facing camera along with an LED Flash delivers high image quality, but Auto Focus feature is missing.
On the downside, the handset does come with Wi-Fi connectivity; however, we would have expected 3.5G connectivity support in this age, which was missing from the device.
Can Nokia displace low-end Android phones with its supremely gorgeous Asha 502 Dual SIM? Well, we have tried to find the answer in our detailed review. But for that you need to read the review till the end. Take a look!
What's inside the box?
Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM (handset)
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Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM: Design and Display
There is a thin line between practical design and good design. Not many manufacturers have managed to crack the code yet; however, Finnish giant Nokia seems to be on a track, when it comes to designing life changing phones.
Loving the simple design but looking for that extra oomph? Well, you wish is granted! Don't get serious. Please. With square shaped corners, the Asha 502 Dual SIM looks like a frozen ice-cube.
The purity of ice makes the effect stronger and longer lasting. The same goes for the Asha 502 Dual SIM. If you look at phone's sharp edges, a clear plastic case mounted the yellow will be visible. So far, the materials chosen to manufacture shows that how concerned Nokia was while designing the phone. The phone feels solid and comfortable to carry. Moreover, it slides into pocket very easily. Surely, the handset is thick at 11.1 mm, but we have no complaints. The phone weighs exactly 100 grams, which is OK.
Talking more about its physical features, the Asha 502 Dual SIM does come with a micro USB charging slot; however, we were surprised to see no USB cable inside the box. There's a 3.5mm headphone jack accompanying the USB charging port on the top side of the phone. On the right side, you will notice regular power button and the volume rocker keys. On the other hand, the rear back houses a camera lens along with an LED Flash.
To insert regular microSD card and the micro-SIM card, you have to take off the back cover. Fortunately, you can also remove its battery. Thank god!
In the beginning, we have told you that Nokia could have worked on making the display resolution much better.
We have no issues with the size of screen; it's fair to use a 3-inch display panel. However, the phone's low resolution display is not impressive at all. First of all, it's highly reflective in the outdoor settings.
Though, the screen picked up well in the indoors. Secondly, you may find it odd when loading heavy graphics rich websites.
We also agree that Nokia has made some sacrifice in keeping the cost of phone down, but the phone's low quality display cannot be ignored.
Moreover, the manufacturer gives you an option, like the Glance Screen and Screen double tab. By tapping twice on the screen, you can wake up your phone. The other option i.e. Glance screen is even more fancy. You can see the time from the lock screen, but at the cost of sacrificing the battery life.