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Nokia 3500 classic

alaTest has collected and analyzed 479 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and reliability. The design and price also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the connectivity. There are some less positive opinions about the GPS navigation and features.

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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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia 3500 classic

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Nokia 3500 classic from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Nokia 3500 Classic

 

A fairly basic phone with classic good looks. The 3500 Classic has a 2 megapixel camera, a music player and a stereo FM radio. It supports Bluetooth wireless connectivity and microSD memory cards. An excellent phone if you're on a budget

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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,...

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Fantastic Router for Tomato/USB

 

Totally trouble-free over the past 6 months. Fast, silent, runs cool, never needs a reboot or power-cycle. Using it with a 50mbit/sec Cable internet connection here.

Full support for alternative Open Source firmware (DD-WRT/TomatoUSB/etc) ; Vertical mount for excellent convection -- cool and reliable ; GigE networking, regularly passes LAN traffic at 100MBytes/sec ; CPU, RAM, and Flash to spare. Using Tomato/USB...

Wifi is not dual-band 300/300, but the price is lower as a result ; USB throughput is terrible (5-10MBytes/sec), though this issue seems commonplace with routers

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Great Router, Poor Base

 

Haven't tried the USB port yet because I don't have a use for it, but I expect that it will work. -I have not yet had to reset the router and I've used it almost nonstop for two months. Over 400gbs has passed through this router and it is still running...

Open source ; Great range (others say that the router has poor range, but it has a little bit better than our old Cisco router) ; Many different configurations ; Allows a guest network ; VERY easy to set

The stand is horrible which is the reason for the minus one egg. With all of the cords sticking out of the back of it, it can easily tip over if there is a lot of movement ; The wireless signal does not go through 1' thick cement walls that are 100'...

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NETGEAR WNR3500L-100NAS Wireless-N Router RangeMax Opensource 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps/ DD-WRT Open Source support/ USB x1

 

Its work great on AT&T High Speed Internet

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Phil's Reviwe

 

This was the first time i messed with DD-WRT or any kindd of open source firmware for a router, and I really enjoyed it.. so I gave the review a 5 egg. If your a fan with overclocking, and tweaking with Bios on your motherboard, then this thing will...

Looks just like a Netgear WNR-2000 seies... except its heavyer not as flimsy ; Used Stock Firmware for about 5 minutes... to actually download DD-WRT and look at some install guides ; Open Source DD-WRT compatible. live graphs of bandwidth, ability for...

Router appears to be a V1 at first.. it comes with V1 only numbered firmware from Netgear, and also flashes with v1 opensource stuff.. but after flashing, it shows in DD-wrt that its a V2.... iam kinda confused now.. because I used all V1 firmwares for...

Product Specifications

For consumers who are looking for an easy-to-use, stylish yet affordable mobile phone, the Nokia 3500 classic offers traditional features in a timeless design. The sleek, comfortable Nokia 3500 classic will be available as a collection of vibrant colors with eye-catching keymat split line coloring. The metal frame around the phone accentuates a sophisticated design language and offers protection as well. The Nokia 3500 classic comes with an FM radio, 2-megapixel camera, instant messaging and space for 2,000 phone contacts. It offers up to 3 hours of talk time and up to 12 days of standby time.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Standby Time (PB):288hours
Talk Time (PB):180minutes

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / FM radio
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in
Height:4.2in
Weight:2.9oz
Width:1.8in

Display

Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:Nokia
Model:3500 classic
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes