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Nokia 6500 Classic

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2537 reviews of Nokia 6500 Classic. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The usability and design are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the reception and reliability. There are some less positive reviews about the GPS navigation and battery.

size, design, usability, portability, screen

battery, 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 user reviews of Nokia 6500 Classic from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the durability and design. The reliability and portability also get good comments.

usability, portability, reliability, design, durability

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 6500 Slide Sim Free Mobile Phone - Silver6500 Classic (Black)Nokia - 6500 slide - black

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nokia 6500 Classic


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Nokia 6500 Classic from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and reliability. The price and usability also get good reviews, but there are some less positive reviews about the battery and durability.

design, usability, price, reliability, screen

sound, durability, battery

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 6500 Classic 1 GB Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, International 3G, Media Player--International Version with No Warranty (Black)Nokia 6500 Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera, International 3G, and Media Player--International Version with Warranty (Black)Nokia 6500 Slide Silver

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

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...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: CNET (

Nokia 6500 Classic


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.

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

May, 2009

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Nokia 6500 Slide


The Nokia 6500 Slide is an attractive 3G phone, but despite features like video-out it's like dressing your daggy uncle in a nice suit.

Stylish looks, Good range of features, 3.2-megapixel camera

Frustrating to use, Better 3G phones on the market

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

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...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

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...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Kristina Dems (

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.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Softpedia (

Nokia 6500 classic Review


Nokia 6500 classic is the living proof that the Finnish giant manufacturer sacked its old design team or at least refreshed it with new members. I got used with Nokia's new handsets that are full of good features, but lack a modern design. Lately, the...

Nokia 6500 classic excels through its marvelous design and small sizes. This is a nearly perfect S40 5th Edition handset that will probably have a sequel pretty soon., Unfortunately, there's nothing more to add to the positive aspects, as the features...

Before getting a Nokia 6500 classic, you should ask yourself what you truly expect from this device. If you are one of the people that prefer looks over functionality, then go ahead and buy the Nokia 6500 classic. Otherwise, you can get much better...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Softpedia (

Nokia 6500 slide Review


Fully aware that its own developed Symbian operating system is not a perfect one, Nokia offers users devices with its newly launched S40 5th Edition. The latter is a much more user friendly and it seems that also 'lacks' the bugs and glitches that have...

Perhaps the best thing about Nokia 6500 slide is software related. Nokia S40 5th Edition proves to be the best user-friendly interface integrated in a mobile phone. Add to it one of the best displays made by Nokia and you got yourself a possible...

Some flaws in design, as well as few annoying software-related bugs made the phone "unbearable" to use. Pity that even if discovered these bugs haven't been corrected yet. There's also the battery, which in terms of performance can be easily...

Jan, 2009

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