- GSMArena team , GSMArena
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.
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Software feels non-optimized and was rushed to the market
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 lifeti... Full review
A well-built affordable handset with nice soft-touch plastic grip and comfortable to hold shape
Long time Nokia fan, brought it over from Germany because it wasn't available back in 2012 ...
...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 girlsLess
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