Here’s a very nicely shot review of the Nokia Asha 501 (Dual SIM). They said at a similar price, you can get an Android experience, but should you go for this or a cheap droid?
They mention no pinch zoom function, but then later pinch zoom in gallery. Perhaps they meant specifically in the browser.
Battery life is said to be great.
If you want a long lasting secondary phone or even primary phone then the Asha 501 is the device for you (e.g. if a tablet is your main device for consumption).