Nokia 500 

priceN/A

launchOct, 2011

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Design

  • Comfortable to hold, and operate with one hand

Display

  • Bright, high resolution display (though viewing angles are not so great)

Software

  • 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

Performance

  • Laggy performance at times

Camera

  • Decent web browser (doesn't support flash though)
  • Average camera with no flash
  • Poor video recording

Audio

  • Good call quality

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Nokia 500 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSSymbian Anna, Upgradeable to BelleNo more updates expected
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size3.2 inches
Screen Resolution360x640 pixels (~ 229 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LCD
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
Processor/RAM
Processor1 GHz
RAM256 MB
Memory
Internal Memory2 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes
Battery
Battery Capacity1110 mAh
Battery Standby500 hrs
Battery Talktime7.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight93 gm
Thickness14.1 mm
Camera
Primary Camera5.0MP
Other Camera Features
  • Full Focus
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
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App StoreNokia/Ovi Store
Exchangeable CoversYes
Java Apps SupportYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes
  • Music Recognition
  • WebTV

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