Nokia 500

Launch: Oct, 2011

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Review Summary based on 2 expert review(s)


  • Comfortable to hold, and operate with one hand
  • Bright, high resolution display (though viewing angles are not so great)
  • Decent web browser (doesn't support flash though)
  • Good call quality

  • Average camera with no flash
  • Poor video recording
  • Quantity and quality of apps in the Nokia store still lags behind Android and iPhone
  • Symbian Anna still lags behind Android and iOS in terms of UI intuitiveness
  • Laggy performance at times

Click through to read the 2 expert reviews:

1. Phone Arena 2. GSMArena

Video Review, handpicked by phoneCURRY

OS

  • Smartphone OS: Symbian Anna (Upgradeable to Belle)

Display

  • Touchscreen (Capacitive)
  • Screen Size: 3.2 inches Medium
  • Screen Resolution: 360x640 pixels (~ 229 pixels per inch)
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Sensors: Accelerometer

Processor/RAM

  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • RAM: 256 MB

Memory

  • Internal Memory: 2 GB
  • Expandable Memory Slot

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 1110 mAh
  • Battery Standby: 500 hrs
  • Battery Talktime: 7.00 hrs

Dimensions

  • Weight: 93 gm Medium
  • Thickness: 14.1 mm Thick

Camera

  • Camera: 5.0 MP
  • Other Camera Features: Full Focus

Music

  • Music Player
  • FM Radio
  • Standard (3.5mm) earphone jack

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • WiFi
  • 3G
  • 2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)
  • GPS
  • Compass

Apps

  • App Store: Nokia/Ovi Store
  • Social Networking Apps
  • Email
  • Instant Messaging
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Control
  • Java Apps Support

More

  • Exchangeable Covers
  • Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes
  • Music Recognition
  • WebTV
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the "magic score" for a phone!

Nokia Headquarters

Finland

Nokia Value-for-Money Rating

average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand
6-month average
3.13/5
Good
12-month average
3.00/5
Good

Nokia Brand Perception

brand perception based on brand equity surveys (how cool is this brand?)
Very Good

Nokia Service Quality Rating

overall service/support rating, taking into account both density of service network, and service quality perception based on user surveys
Good

Nokia Service Network in India

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