Remember Nokia Asha 502, TP Friends? One of the very affordable lite smartphones that Nokia launched during Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi that I attended last October 22?

Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 502 Philippines

Well, the very cute Dual SIM Dual Standby Asha Touch handset is now officially available at all Nokia stores and authorized retailers across the Philippines!

Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 502 Philippines

Quoting Nokia Philippines, "The new phone pushes the boundaries of affordable smartphone innovation with a unique layered design, a 5 MegaPixel camera with LED flash, and the Fastlane home screen that is more deeply integrated with social networks. Built with the Nokia hallmarks of manufacturing quality and outstanding battery life, the new phone offers compelling new experiences for just Php 4,800."

Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 502 Philippines

As you can see in these photos of the handset, Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM flaunts a very gorgeous and premium design identity highlighted by what the Finnish company calls "Dual Shot" technique, which is currently unique to the Nokia Asha line. As explained by the company, "Dual Shot combines an inner layer of bold, bright color surrounded by an outer layer of crystal-clear transparency. The combination adds a distinctive look to the phone’s monobody design, as well as durability. The high-end design brought to the Nokia Asha 502’s price point is a clear differentiator, as are the craftsmanship and attention to detail."

Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 502 Philippines
"The phone looks like it's trapped in ice!" That's what I told our friends from the media when we first held and played with Nokia Asha 502 in Nokia World 2013. "Feels very durable and solid too -- as expected of a Nokia release," I added.

The beautiful design of the device is perfectly complemented by its very intuitive operating system, the latest version Nokia's very own Asha Touch. This OS comes with several enhancements including a new lock-screen, where you can launch the camera with one upward swipe, and the improved Fastlane that now lets users close previous activities one by one.

Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 502 Philippines

Nokia says that Swipe is the main gesture that users need for navigating the phone – whether when answering a call, viewing notifications, browsing photos, changing settings, or closing an application. If you want to see Nokia Asha 502 in action, kindly watch this exclusive hands-on and demo video that I recorded during Nokia World 2013.


Again Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM - with Easy Swap feature letting you change SIM cards without turning off the phone - is now available across the archipelago for only Php 4,800. I invite you to give it a test run at a Nokia Store near you.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Dual SIM Dual Standby
Price Category Entry Level Touchscreen
Dimensions99.6 x 59.5 x 11.1 mm
Weight 100 grams
Available Colors Green, Cyan, Yellow, Bright Red, Bright White and Black
Operating System Asha Touch 1.2
Display 3.0 inches (~133 ppi pixel density), 240 x 320 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Processor Proprietary
RAM 64MB RAM (to be confirmed)
Internal Storage ships with 4GB microSD card, supports up to 32GB
Camera 5 MegaPixels, 2592 х 1944 pixels, fixed focus, LED flash, no front camera
Video Capture QVGA 30fps
Audio and Video Playback MP4, H.263, MP3, AAC player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, Slam
GPS No
Sensors Proximity, Accelerometer
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - for both SIM 1 and SIM 2
SIM Card Type microSIM, Dual SIM Dual Standby
Battery Removable Li-Ion 1010 mAh battery (BL-5A)
Uptime Up to 576 hours of Standby, 13 hours 42 Minutes of Talk Time, 42 hours of Music Play
Key Features New Dual Shot Back Cover, New Camera App and FastLane
Announcement October 22, 2013 at Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi
Availability Philippines: December 1, 2013
Price Official SRP in Philippines: Php 4,800