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Nokia 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 616 reviews of Nokia 500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the reliability and price are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the text input.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Nokia 500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the reception and portability. The battery and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the performance.

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 500 Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackNokia 500 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Nokia 500 preview: First look


The Nokia 500 is not a phone Nokia desperately needs to succeed. They've got bigger things on their mind and we don't mean Windows Phone 7. With Symbian Belle just launched on two brand new handsets, the Anna-running Nokia 500 is beyond hope of getting...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Nokia 500 Review


The Nokia 500 is the mass production of the new Nokia Symbian line, as it has the lowest specs out of the bunch announced in time for the holiday shopping craze. With that said, it's no slouch, as it sports a decent display with 229ppi pixel density,...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: S. R. Obbayi (

Nokia 500 Reviewed: Affordable and Feature-Packed


The Nokia 500 is an entry level smartphone fitted generously with a high performance processor and lots of memory. This touch-screen smartphone features the latest Symbian operating system with a much improved software performance, new Nokia Maps,...

The Nokia 500 is an entry level smartphone that gives good first impressions and does not disappoint. It may lack important features such as the camera flash, but this phone is rated as an entry level phone which relieves the user of high expectations.

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Nokia 500 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


The Nokia 500 is pitched as an affordable, but colourful, feature phone and as we understand it, will be exclusive to Carphone Warehouse in the UK. It's

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (

Nokia 500


The Nokia 500 isn't the big daddy of Nokia's 2011 portfolio, but, if the price is right, the 500 could find its way into a number of pockets and purses.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: What Mobile (

Nokia 500 review


In February last year, Nokia dropped a bombshell on the mobile world: its new CEO, Stephen Elop, stood on stage in London with Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer to announce that it would begin to make Windows Phone devices. That was a remarkable about-turn...

Even if low price Android alternatives and Nokia’s Windows Phone debutantes didn’t exist, the Nokia 500 would still be a poor buy. With a tiny screen and old fashioned OS, the Nokia 500 fails from the very start.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Amalya (

Nokia 500 vs. Samsung Galaxy Ace


Several days ago I tried to compare the upcoming Nokia 500 with the HTC Wildfire S, and it came out that in many aspects Nokia's entry-level smartphone is even better than HTC's mid-range device. Now I want to compare the Nokia 500 with the Samsung...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Amalya (

Nokia 500 vs. HTC Wildfire S. Which One is Better?


The Nokia 500 was announced only several days ago, but it has already caught the attention of many geeks with its Symbian Anna OS and low price. HTC is also offering quite an interesting device – the Android-based HTC Wildfire S, which isn't very...

Aug, 2011

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Nokia 500


The Nokia 500 may be 'cheap', but it's the first smartphone to come out of Finland packing a speedy 1GHz processor.

This respectable chipset powers the handset's 3.2-inch (640 x 320) capacitive touchscreen, which also arrives dressed in Nokia's Symbian Anna OS. As well as delivering Nokia Maps and access to Nokia's home-grown app store, the brand-new platform offers...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: alby (

Nokia 500 mobile phone


by alby TRUSTWORTHY Nokia 500 is the successor of the Nokia 5230 which was at his time the most affordable touchscreen smart phone from Nokia.

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


Front Camera:No / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5


GPS: Yes