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Nokia 3500 classic

Nokia 3500 classic
alaScore 82

291 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 291 reviews of Nokia 3500 classic. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and performance are overall positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the camera and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 3500 classic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Nokia 3500 classic from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the usability.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Nokia 3500 classic review: Classicaly simple


To get it straight, Nokia 3500 classic is not the kind of handset to have you head-over-heels in love. It was never meant to be. What really matters in this classic from-the-head-not-the-heart scenario is ease of use, decent looks and passable...

1.8" TFT 256K-color display ; Compact and light-weight handset ; 2 megapixel camera ; microSD card slot ; Good organizer ; S40 3rd edition user interface ; Stereo FM radio ; 2.5mm standard stereo audio jack ; MiniUSB slot ; Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP ;...

Inadequate display resolution ; No 3G ; Java-based email client ; No hot swap for the memory card ; No camera flash and no dedicated shutter key ; Disappointing video recording ; 8.5 MB of internal memory only ; User interface has limited capabilities

Talking about the competition of Nokia 3500 classic is risky: there are so many handsets we can easily miss. To begin with, Sony Ericsson K550 seems to bring an almost identical set of features. The slightly higher screen resolution and the Cyber-shot...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Softpedia (

Nokia 3500 classic Review


Created for people that are looking for a low-budget handset, the Classic series developed by Nokia offers only basic communication features and an ordinary design. Usually compact and sturdy, the Classic series mobile phones are older models, which...

Besides its appealing form, low price and 2G technology, there's nothing more to add to the positive features of the Nokia 3500 classic. If this had been called 'The Average', then I would've enlisted almost all the features of the handset., on 30 Jun...

The only thing I consider unacceptable is the small screen that features such a low resolution (128x160 pixels). The battery also could've been better, but three hours of talk time are still OK if you don't use the phone too much. The MicroSD slot card...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (

Nokia 3500 Classic


Do you remember the Reeses Peanut butter cup commercial when the chocolate and peanut butter crash into each other, creating a fabulous taste sensation? Well, the Nokia 3500 Classic has modern day, trendy attributes in a familiar candy bar shape with a...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Nokia 3500 Classic


A basic prepaid mobile targeted at first-time and low-end users, Nokia's 3500 Classic is a stylish, well built handset with some impressive features. ...

Simplistic but stylish design, decent features list, impressive keypad and controls, user interface, Bluetooth, microSD card slot

Poor resolution display, 2.5mm headphone jack, average camera

The 3500 Classic is compact, stylish and easy to use. If you're after a basic mobile phone containing all of the basics and a little more, this is one of the best options out there.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: (yourmobilephonereviews)

Nokia 3500 Classic Phone


The Nokia 3500 Classic is a member of the Nokia Classic range which includes other simple & stylish phones which come with a selection of different features. The 3500 Classic comes in a classic bar design casing which is available in grey, pink,...

Consumer review by: MetaMorph (

Nokia 3500


I'm using this phone since 1 year ago after my Nokia 2600 has broken. All I want to change at it right now is the battery. After 1 year of use it keeps me just for 4 days without recharging. I guess I will buy a new one soon. This

May, 2009

Consumer review by: rajucoolify (

Nokia 3500 Classic


My father gifted me this mobile . In 2011 it costed us 5700 rs. 512 mb memory card was also included in this pack.the desigh and style was very good .but after using for 8 months the colours started to fading away .the keypad .colour was started to...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: prasun25 (

Nokia 3500 Classic


I bought the Nokia3500C in March'2008 @ 5500 Rs. Till then I am using for more than 2yrs 6months. The battery which Nokia supplied with it(BL12C) was good initially but gradually its back up detoriated & it expanded dangerously within the set such that...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Jim (

nice sturdy feel, which makes it feel like it won't fall apart


Fairly basic, but a nice sturdy feel, which makes it feel like it won't fall apart any time soon - in fact, mine has survived a few drops already. There is nothing special in the features, but it has all I need and probably all most people would need...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: jasam24 (

the Nokia 3510i is one of the best basic phones I have ever owned


Ok I know this is an old phone but having swapped mine for a Sony Ericsson last year I have to say the Nokia 3510i is one of the best basic phones I have ever owned.Ok it doesnt have a camera or bluetooth or even an mp3 player but lets face it a ...

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:CPW / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable