The spotty web browser and the poor camera performance left a bitter taste and we found it hard to describe the UI as fluid or responsive.

- GSMArena team , GSMArena 

Specs summary

Screen
3.2"

The Nokia 500's screen is 3.2 inches with 640 x 360 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a ARM 11 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Symbian Anna operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
2 GB

Internal memory is 2 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1110mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1110 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 21 days standby time, 420 minutes (2G), 300 minutes (3G).


Prices (Where to Buy)


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Resources


Manuals / User Guides Helpful Links Carriers Who Offer This Phone

Mobilicity, Videotron, Wind Mobile

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Reviews (6.3/10 Avg. rating)


Software feels non-optimized and was rushed to the market

from GSMArena (4 years ago)

Nokia 500 left us with mixed feelings. The spotty web browser and the poor camera performance left a bitter taste and we found it hard to describe the UI as fluid or responsive. In fact, more often than not it was downright laggy. We’ve seen this new 1GHz hardware platform do much better elsew... More

Nokia 500 left us with mixed feelings. The spotty web browser and the poor camera performance left a bitter taste and we found it hard to describe the UI as fluid or responsive. In fact, more often than not it was downright laggy. We’ve seen this new 1GHz hardware platform do much better elsewhere so we are willing to blame it all on the non-optimized software that was rushed to the market. Of course that’s where we got our review unit – right off the store shelves. And we have to say, it performed worse than the pre-market sample we previewed earlier. Even the free lifetime turn-by-turn navigation and the brightly colored exchangeable rear covers didn’t make up for the poor impression.

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A well-built affordable handset with nice soft-touch plastic grip and comfortable to hold shape

from PhoneArena (4 years ago)

The Nokia 500 would reign superior over the entry-level bada handsets of Samsung, for example, and cheap Androids like the Samsung Galaxy Y can only threaten it with the quantity of apps in Android Market, which, however, is a pretty formidable advantage. There is not much else you can buy with simi... More


The Nokia 500 would reign superior over the entry-level bada handsets of Samsung, for example, and cheap Androids like the Samsung Galaxy Y can only threaten it with the quantity of apps in Android Market, which, however, is a pretty formidable advantage. There is not much else you can buy with similar capabilities to the Nokia 500 in the $200 ballpark without a contract.

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7.5/10

Long time Nokia fan, brought it over from Germany because it wasn't available back in 2012 ...

(about 1 year ago)

...overhere in NA! No1. Wanted it especially for it's tiny size - which turned out to be too small! Even in the largest font zoom setting it`s too small and hard to read! It can toggle between querty and regular keypad modes but in both modes held upright the keys are - again too small unless you... More

...overhere in NA! No1. Wanted it especially for it's tiny size - which turned out to be too small! Even in the largest font zoom setting it`s too small and hard to read! It can toggle between querty and regular keypad modes but in both modes held upright the keys are - again too small unless you have extremly small fingers - and therefore you`re forced to use it sideways which makes it awkeward to use ! No2. constant problems with the e-mail client (in my case hotmail) that have only been solved with the latest symbian update which brings it up to `Belle`. Solved now with this update. No3. sound quality much worse than the old N2730 bar ph which I still use from time to time when I'm tired of the 'smart ph'-bs! On the plus side: battery life , reception , general feel in your hand , ruggedness , scratchresistant screen (not back cover !) I's obviously aimed at very tiny fingered school girls

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5/10