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).



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 

Reviews (6.3/10 Avg. rating)


GSMArena

Software feels non-optimized and was rushed to the market

from GSMArena

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

PhoneArena

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

from PhoneArena
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... Full review
PG

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... 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 Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 26, 2011
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
Data:
EDGE, HSDPA 14.4, HSUPA
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Symbian Anna

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Processor ARM 11 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
2 GB
RAM 256 MB
ROM 512 MB
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.47 W/kg
Body: 1.38 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1110 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
420 minutes (2G)
300 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 21 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Azure Blue, Black, Coral Red, Khaki, Orange, Purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.1 x 5.4 x 1.4 cm
(4.4 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 93 grams
(3.3 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 640 x 360 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Unknown
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Windows Live, Hotmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Face detection, Geotagging, Self-portrait, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer TXT
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Yes
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Nokia Fate

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