Nokia 500 Smartphone is design for a variation of price and specs in Nokia mobile phone like Nokia 700 or Nokia 701. Though Nokia 500 is a phone that’s price is lower than nokia 700, this phone isn’t able to fulfill the user expectation. But Nokia 701 can easily stay close on nokia lovers for its design and good tech specs condition. I try to review and Compare Nokia 500 vs Nokia 701 for choosing the better.
This phones body and design is simple, light and thin. So this phone can easily good usable for users. Its only 73 cc thin and a Weight of 93 gm. There are many color of this phone like Azure Blue, Coral Red, Orange, Green, Pink, Silver, Black/White with covers in Black, Purple, Khaki . you can also get back cover as a red green and black.
Nokia 500’s display isn’t used any new technology. But it used 16 milion color and ~229 ppi pixel density. Display screen size is 3.2 inches. That is good and nice for viewing video or image and other work with this phone.
Nokia 500 sound quality is as like other medium priced phones quality. its headphone give you mega bass. This smartphone support 3.5 mm audio jack for external device. Htc Explorer audio quality is awesome, it usages a SRS sound effect.
Nokia 500 memory storage option is very good. You can expand your microSD card up to 32GB and a internal memory of 2GB for your internal data storage, 256MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM for OS.
Connectivity option and speed of this smartphone is very fast as a low priced phone. Also this phone user review says that the internet connectivity speed is very fast in this phone. Because of its GPRS Class is 33 and EDGE Class is 33. For a very good 3g speed, you can use this phone because of it can transfer data at 14.4Mbps (Hsdpa). For fast internet speed you are able to talk in skype and chat. but there is a big problem that there is no Front or secondary camera for video calling. Solution is install additional software so you can use rear camera as a front camera and make a video call.
Camera quality is as usual as nokias 5MP camera . But this camera cannot take HD Video, the video features is only VGA quality at 15fps. Additional features are Geo-tagging, face detection and other option is also available. Big disadvantage of this smartphone is no front camera available on this phone.
Nokia 500 runs on Symbian Anna OS. But the latest version of Symbian (Symbian Belly) is not available with this phone. For this reason some new apps are not able to run with this phone and lost enjoy a new Symbian Belly version. But you can upgrade this phone to this new os.
Nokia 500 performance is average but not good as a good performance phone as its user review. Though it has a 1 GHz ARM 11 processor. For more info you can visit this processor manufacture site (1 GHz ARM 11 processor)here. This ram size of this smartphone is only 256MB, but it is recommended of 512mb for good performance.
This phones browser has a extra advantage is that “Adobe Flash Lite” is installed on this phone. You can also install your favorite browser that supports Symbian Anna OS.
It has a Stereo FM Radio and A GPS Support.
Nokia 500 Battery Life is good to its user review. Because it has a battery of 1110mah. But I think it needs to be a better battery for this phone as a nokia smartphone set. You can talk Up to 7 hours in (2G) and Up to 5 hours in 3G. you can also music play a long time, up to 35 hours.
Nokia 500 price:
in USA-$199.99 (Amazone Price)
in UK-£119.95 (Amazone Price)
in Canada-220 CAD
in South Africa-2375 ZAR
Nokia 500 Cons/disadvantage:
1) there is no front camera. 3g video calling is problem for this reason.
2) Some user say about this phone that it hang up some time when it is overload. Because of its low ram size (only 256 mb). its the best drawbacks of this smartphone
3) Not the latest version of Symbian.
4) Video Camera isn’t updated, no hd video, poor video quality.
5) Its not popular as nokia 701s popularity for its bad hardware mix.
Nokia 500 Pros/advantage:
1. Great internet speed at a low price cost. This is the best good features of this phone.
2. Design is good with various colors. Fast and Colorful Smartphone.
3. Price isn’t cheap but average.
4. You can Exchangeable battery covers with multiple home colors.
At the end of this Review : There are many pros and cons of nokia 500. if i compare nokia 500 vs nokia 701, Nokia 701 is better for you because of its value of price and all good tech specs. So I suggest you for buying a new version of this phone-that is Nokia 701 (the popular good mix hardware phone).