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Nokia 6500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2839 reviews of Nokia 6500. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and design. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reception and reliability.

usability, size, portability, design, camera

battery, screen, sound, reliability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 6500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia 6500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 user reviews of Nokia 6500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The camera and durability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, durability, camera, portability, battery

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 6500 Slide Sim Free Mobile Phone - SilverNokia 6500 Slide Sim Free Mobile Phone - Silver

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 6500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Nokia 6500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The price and design also get good feedback. The sound and battery get negative comments.

usability, design, price, durability, screen

battery, sound

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 Classic 1 GB Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, International 3G, Media Player--International Version with No Warranty (Black)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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 : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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 : Kent German (cnet.com)

Nokia 6500 Classic review

 

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.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

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 (phonearena.com)

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 : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

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 : Kristina Dems (brighthub.com)

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 (softpedia.com)

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 (softpedia.com)

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

Expert review by (cgena.com)

NOKIA 6500 classic review | cellphone prices in php | cellphones | www.CgeNa.com   

 

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...

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
FM radio:No / Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Visual radio support: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:830
Battery performance:830
Standby time (2G):216
Talk time (2G):3.5

Call Management

Speakerphone: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera:No / Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Front camera:Y
Main camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.2
Rear camera:N / Y
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.2
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144

Certificates

Body SAR:0.29
Body SAR (EU):0.29
Body SAR (USA):0.79
Head SAR:1.1
Head SAR (EU):1.1
Head SAR (USA):0.95

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:1.2 / 2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2 / 2.2
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
External display number of colors:16.78 million colors
External display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery performance:830 / 840 / 900
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Battery BL-6P / Battery BP-5M / BL-6P / BP-5M
Standby time (2G):216 / 300 / 320
Talk time (2G):3.5 / 5.5 / 6

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Position location:N

Management Features

Voice commands: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards: No
Flash card support:No / Yes
Flash memory:20
Internal memory:1000 / 1024 / 20 / 920
User memory:920

Messaging

Chat: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, eAAC+, MP3
FM radio: No

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):900,1900,850,1800
2G standards:GPRS
3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G, csd, EDGE, GPRS / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD, WCDMA / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, wcdma / 3G, GPRS / 3G, GPRS, wcdma / 3G, wcdma / EDGE, GPRS, wcdma / GSM, UMTS, GPRS, 3G
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Browser supported:WAP 2.0/xHTML / WML (WAP 2.0), xHTML / XHTML / xHTML, Opera Mini
Bundled software:SyncML / Y
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:Micro USB / Micro-USB / microUSB 2.0 / Series 40 / USB
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking Type:GSM / GSM, WCDMA / GSM/EGSM / GSM/EGSM/WCDMA / GSM/WCDMA / HSDPA, WCDMA, GPRS/EDGE / WCDMA/GSM/EGSM
Operating frequency:2100 / 850/2100, 850/900/1800/1900 / 850/900/1800/1900 / 850/900/1800/1900, 850/2100 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100
Picture resolution:1600 x 1200
Playable formats:AAC, eAAC+, and MP3 / AAC, eAAC+, MP3 / MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA / MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC +, WMA / MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+, WMA / MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC, WMA / MP3/MP4/eAAC/AAC/WMA
Playback formats:AAC, eAAC+, and MP3 / AAC, eAAC+, MP3 / MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA / MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC +, WMA / MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+, WMA / MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC, WMA / MP3/MP4/eAAC/AAC/WMA
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Performance

Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list

Phone Features

Form Factor:Bar / Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Stopwatch, Calendar / Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Stopwatch, Calendar / Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes

Phone features

Text prediction system:T9

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro / Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:830 / 840 / 900
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Battery BL-6P / Battery BP-5M / BL-6P / BP-5M
Standby time (2G):216 / 300 / 320
Talk time (2G):3.5 / 5.5 / 6

Storage

Internal memory:1024

Technical Details

Camera included: Yes
Color of product:Black / Bronze / Brown / Pink / Silver / Yellow
Messaging services description:SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264

Video

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Frame rate:15
Maximum frame rate:15
Video call: No
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, MPEG4 / MP4 / MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.37 / 0.374 / 0.646 / 0.65 / 1.77 / 1.83 / 4.33
Height:0.374 / 0.646 / 1.83 / 3.8 / 4.33
Weight:3.31 / 3.32 / 4.34
Width:1.77 / 1.83 / 3.8 / 4.33