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Friday, October 28, 2011

Nokia 500 Review


There’s one more addition to Nokia’s lineup of smartphones. Running on Anna, Nokia 500 is first Symbian device with 1GHz processor. The latest entrant by Nokia looks stylish, feels great in hand, and comes with lot of features at a pocket friendly price.


Nokia has released the phone in shades of Blue, Red, Green, Pink, Black& White and every unit comes with 2 additional back covers. If you are a Nokia phone lover, this new entry is a delight for you. One thing I would like to emphasize about is the look and feel of the phone. Though, Nokia 500 is 14.1mm thick but it feels so sleek and light weighted in hand. Nokia has not compromised with the quality of plastic body and the phone is definitely sturdy.
Nokia 500 has 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen with nHD display for an improved view. It has ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the display brightness, proximity sensor for turning off the display automatically, and accelerometer sensor for portrait & landscape view.

Coming to connectivity options you get in Nokia 500. Well, it’s a 3G phone without secondary camera that means no video calling support. But, the device has quadband 2G and pentaband 3G support that will reduce the chances of call drop. Wi-Fi b/g, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps are other advantages of the phone.

5MP camera is the new standard in the mid-range phone market and Nokia 500 is no exception. It lacks in flash but has additional camera features like Geotagging, white balance modes, image editor, and more.

Nokia 500 runs on Symbian Anna OS and has 1GHz processor, which makes it the first Anna device with such a powerful processor. Drawback is the 256MB RAM that slows down the processing speed of the phone. Internal memory of the phone is again low. 2GB built-in memory that is expandable up to 32GB. But, affordable pricing of the phone surely compensates for this.

It has Ovi Chat for instant messaging, push email, and mail for exchange support. You can play Flash videos as the phone comes loaded with Adobe Flash Play 4.0. Live TV is another catch of the phone but I am not sure how Indian consumers are going to be benefitted with this feature.

Nokia 500 has A-GPS support, comes with Ovi maps, Wi-Fi positioning to get location info in case there are no GPS signals, and of course digital compass for additional assistance. Then, you have Quickoffice app for creating and editing all documents, excel sheets, and presentations. Social networking is common in almost all the phones.

Nokia is making efforts to firmly place itself once again in market. If we take a closer look at Nokia 500, the device is worth buying. It has got stylish looks, big screen, better display, Symbian Anna OS, 1GHz processor, and a decent 5MP camera. When you are looking for a phone priced under Rs.10,000, Nokia 500 is an option worth considering.

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