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Nokia 6500 Classic

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2436 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the screen and portability are generally positive. The usability and camera also get good comments, but there are mixed opinions on the reception and value for money. Many are negative about the GPS navigation and features.

design, camera, usability, portability, screen

features, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 6500 Classic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Nokia 6500 Slide


I like a handset that looks like a traditional mobile. Nothing too fancy in terms of looks; just the relevant features in keeping with its price. Anything extra is just a bonus. The Nokia 6500 Slide just might make the grade if your tastes are in sync...

The Bottomline I feel the 6500 Slide falls short with regard to some of its features, if only a little. The camera, battery, and elegant design stand out as strong pluses. The price tag of Rs 13,200 doesn't make it that expensive, but there are plenty...

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Nokia 6500 Classic


The Nokia 6500 Classic is just what you'd expect from a Nokia phone. It offers a sturdy candy-bar design, a simple interface, a functional midrange feature set, and acceptable call quality. It's not flashy by any means, but it gets the job done as a...

The Nokia 6500 Classic has a functional feature set, a brilliant display, and good call quality. Its design is simple and sturdy

The Nokia 6500 Classic's keypad is rather cramped and it lacks a dedicated volume control. Also, its photo quality is just average

The Nokia 6500 Classic is a simple phone for making calls, and it adds a couple of extra features, to boot. And for an unlocked handset, it's quite affordable.

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Nokia 6500 slide review: Slide over slim


Nokia 6500 slide was announced together with its slim sibling Nokia 6500 classic, but is far more than just an attempt to diversify the supply beyond the traditional bar form factor. Both handsets drive on solid style, but the stainless steel slider...

3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and flash ; Great 2.2" 16M-color QVGA display ; Snappy user interface ; FM radio with RDS ; 3G network support ; Rich preloaded content ; Bluetooth with A2DP support ; Stainless steel case ; TV out...

Sliding mechanism no masterpiece ; VGA video at 15fps recorded in 3gp format ; Camera lens unprotected ; The card slot is under the battery cover ; charger and USB connectors on top

It's more than logical to expect that both 6500 devices share a lot in terms of interface and basic functionality. And then, quite obviously, the slim 6500 classic just can't afford to accommodate as many goodies as its slider sibling. Much like the...

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Nokia 6500 classic review: Slim inside out


Just made commercially available, the Nokia 6500 classic is a sight for the sore eyes of thousands of slim-phone lovers, who had been quivering with anticipation. The new addition to the Nokia Series 40 team had us equally impatient to see what it's...

With the deservingly warm welcomed Nokia 6300, it seemed the legendary Nokia 6230 had finally found its rightful successor. As time passed however, the slim Finn was having harder and harder time standing its ground to a growing number of rivals. Now...

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Nokia 6500 classic Review


We are rather convinced that Nokia 6500 classic is not the phone you can use to make the perfect picture or to watch a superior-quality video. The device is not completely deprived of such capabilities, but it is not intended to impress with such...

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Nokia 6500 slide Review


In Nokia 6500 slide we notice a combination, on the one hand, of the 8600 Luna sensation with a very good camera, on the other, but at a lower price. Special attention has been paid to every detail; the objective of this perfection in manufacturing...

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Nokia 6500 Review


Know better the Nokia 6500 mid-priced phone with this review focusing on its design, features, user interface and performance.

The Nokia 6500 is a good, mid-priced phone that should work just fine for those who need a basic phone for texting, multimedia messaging and other functions. The slim form factor should attract many mobile phone users as well.

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NOKIA 6500 classic review | cellphone prices in php | cellphones |   


It may not be the most advance phone in the market. But with a decent range of feature topped with a classic design, it's definitely a New Wave.

There are drawbacks yes, but Nokia 6500 Classic is undeniably sleek and straight forward. Considering its design and slim profile, it is relatively value for money. The lack of expandable memory though could be a deal breaker but if you...

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NOKIA 6500 slide review | cellphone prices in php | cellphones |   


Feature wise, it is not one of the extravagant models. But it will suffice the need of a functional phone.

If design may be considered the main factor for your choice of a phone, Nokia 6500 is a very good choice. The steel panel may be heavy for some, but this has cool sensation which underlies the feel of luxury and style without depriving the cutting...

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Nokia 6500 Classic


Despite its various drawbacks, the Nokia 6500 Classic is undeniably elegant and sleek. Considering its design and slim profile, it is relatively value for money.

Product Specifications

Designed to be precisely balanced in the hand, with large keys and ergonomically correct dimensions and surfaces, Nokia 6500 classic has been created with maximum usability in mind. Along with third generation WCDMA technology and sleek, contemporary designs, this new device features carefully engineered touches that help to ensure that the beauty endures. Instantly recognizable by its seamless case crafted from 360 degrees of anodized aluminum, the Nokia 6500 classic is a 9.5mm thin statement of unsurpassed attention to detail. As an expression of individuality, each Nokia 6500 classic is individually polished, ensuring that no two phones are exactly alike, while diamond polishing used on the beveled display aperture and cold stamped logo demonstrate the highest levels of craftsmanship. However, the attention to detail found in the Nokia 6500 classic is much more than skin deep. Featuring dual band 3G technology for fast and easy downloads and browsing and quad-band GSM for worldwide roaming, the Nokia 6500 classic delivers state-of-the-art connectivity options for the most demanding of customers. Nokia's dedication to usability is also evident in the Nokia 6500 classic. The Nokia Series 40 interface, familiar to millions of users around the globe, provides easy access to the powerful feature set, including a 2 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and an integrated music player. Furthermore, a unified micro-USB connector simplifies charging, audio and data connectivity by consolidating them into a single compact port. This allows for the Nokia 6500 classic to be easily used as a high-capacity flash drive or to be charged directly from a laptop computer - all with one cable.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):300hours/300hours / 216hours
Talk Time (PB):330minutes/330minutes / 210minutes
Technology:Lithium ion




Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player/Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Type:LCD display


Designed For (MG):Camera
Product Type:Camera battery
Subcategory (MG):Specific batteries


Model:6500 classic/6L
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon NB/Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes



Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes
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