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Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

The Asha se­ries was Nokia’s re­sponse to the grow­ing low cost An­droid smart­phones. The com­pany first came up with the Asha 501 and this phone is a nat­u­ral suc­ces­sor. It is a budget phone, so don’t ex­pect it to have a big, bright dis­play. The 502 has a 3inch dis­play with 240 x320 pixel res­o­lu­tion. The touch is re­spon­sive and good enough to browse the web and play ba­sic games. It looks ex­actly sim­i­lar to its pre­de­ces­sor with some added shine. There is a back key be­low the dis­play and the vol­ume and power keys are on the side. The 502 con­nects to the in­ter­net for brows­ing the web, ac­cess­ing so­cial net­work­ing sites like and even check­ing emails. There is an Xpress browser on board that re­duces data con­sump­tion by 90 per cent. While the de­vice comes pre­loaded with a few apps and games, one can down­load more from the store that is op­ti­mized for this plat­form. The sound clar­ity was good. The on­screen key­board was com­fort­able to type on. The phone also packs a 5MP fixed fo­cus cam­era. The im­ages are good in day­light but have some dis­tor­tion when cap­tured us­ing flash. But con­sid­er­ing the price, we are not com­plain­ing. The Asha 502 comes with a good bat­tery backup that gave me over two days on a sin­gle charge with ex­ten­sive us­age.


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