We don’t like to play favourites. Okay, yes we do. But usually we’re being contrary about whether the iPhone 5 is better than the Samsung s4 and whether you should sell your iPhone to fund an upgrade. We’re as fickle as the next person when it comes to shiny new tech.
It’s been a while since Nokia did much to surprise us. The Lumia is pretty hot right now, but a lot of the folks using our sell for cash service to sell Nokia Lumia handsets are youngers looking to upgrade hungrily to the next big thing (the Sony Xperia Z is a common upgrade choice!)
But today Nokia announced the release of a new smartphone aimed at people who just want a decent, cheap handset with a long battery life – the Nokia Asha 501. And with up to 17 hours talk time and 1152 hours standby, the Asha is already looking like a bright idea. Features include a 3.2MP camera, plenty of apps, lockscreen notifications to keep you updated with emails, social network stuff and chat, the Nokia 2G Express Browser, Micro SD option and Bluetooth.
I mean, we all get a bit sick of piddling smartphone battery lives (we’re looking at you, Apple!), so it’s great to finally see a practical, feature-laden device hitting the stores.