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Nokia 500 Auto Navigation

Nokia 500 Auto Navigation
alaScore 80

105 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Nokia 500 Auto Navigation. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The performance and price also get good feedback, but views are divided on the route planning.

usability, price, performance, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Troy Dreier (

Nokia 500 Auto Navigation


A cell phone maker tries its hand at GPS and delivers a dud.

Bluetooth for hands-free calling, Fast rerouting, Music, photo, and video features, Pronounces street names

Large size, Blandly colored maps, Weak FM transmitter, Outdated POI list

The FM transmitter was a big problem. It's weak and could play music over our car stereo only when the Nokia 500 was held directly against the radio. Even then, it was staticky. When the device was mounted to the windshield, we got no signal at all....

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (

Nokia 500 Auto Navigation


Design The overall shape of the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation system is reminiscent of the Nokia 330. It's not particularly inspiring but there are a number of enhancements and improvements to the overall design. First, the Nokia 500 feels less plasticky...

The Nokia 500 Auto Navigation system offers text-to-speech functionality and traffic information capabilities. The GPS device also features a 4.3-inch touch screen, integrated Bluetooth, and accurate directions.

The Nokia 500's user interface and navigation software isn't as intuitive or easy to use as competing products from TomTom and Garmin. It's also expensive.

The Nokia 500 Auto Navigation improves over its predecessor and offers a decent set of features and performance, but the GPS needs some work in terms of ease of use and interface.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Steve (

Review: Nokia 500


Following on from Rafe's introductory look, on video, at the Nokia 500, the cheapest Symbian smartphone of the modern era, I look in more detail and its form, function and performance. It's worlds away from flagships like the N8, but does it still have...

The tech media has dismissed Symbian smartphones (utterly wrongly) for three years as 'no better than feature phones', and in the Nokia 500 they might have a point. However, I'd argue that it sits squarely at the intersection between the two markets...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: ~MK (

Overall not good..!


I had Nokia GPS for more than 2 years, which I came across two issues. First it never says where the destination (right / left) and it is a puzzle most of the times! Secondly I could not find online updates for new maps!

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Mark (

A not bad product you can buy it..


I have been using Nokia 500 from past 1 year and I did not find any problem with it. 1. The overall value of this product is good only problem I see is its size and the mounting.2. The performance of this product is not bad and the problem is it does...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: (

I now love this thing


I now love this thing, but now I'm no longer running the Smart2Go nav software that came with it. There is a web site that has a ton of info on how to unlock this device and load other nav programs. This is a WindowsCE...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Satya (

Great product for the Price


I'm now using this product for last 3 months and I'm very happy with this product. This product works as advertized. MP3 player, video player and FM transmitter works great. Bluetooth enables handsfree which is really excellent feature. It also allows...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: T. Ho (

Complicated to use and very very limited POIs


This GPS is not easy to use. Bluetooth phone call quality is poor and the bad thing is that it has very limited points of interest. It should not cost more than $50 in my opinion. Nokia should have an update POI to suplement the deficiency in POIs.

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Cgn (

Very useful


Versatile and very useful. Not only I can get directions but also I can listen music while I am driving. Sometimes it wants to take other routes that are not the best ones, so I recommend you to look at google maps or ask somebody just to be sure.

May, 2009

Consumer review by: dooleyd (

MAP Upgrades???


I have had the N500 since October 08 and have not been able to get any assistance from Nokia regarding the product.  The maps for the UAE that came with it are so out of date they are almost useless.  Nokia cannot tell me how to update them.  The unit...

Bluetooth works

MapsNo support

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

The super-efficient Nokia 500 Auto Navigation allows you to get to your destination quickly and easily, see who is calling, and make quality handsfree calls. The Nokia 500 Auto Navigation is Nokia's first handsfree dedicated personal navigation device for convenient in-car navigation and communication. In addition to integrated GPS and competitive in-car navigation features, the device also acts as a complete Bluetooth handsfree system for your compatible mobile phone. Its wide (4.3 inch) color screen makes it easy to search through your contacts and make and receive calls, and the handsfree speaker system with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides excellent audio quality. Navigating couldn't be easier - equipped with high-sensitivity GPS and Nokia maps navigation software, the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation gives clear spoken and visual directions (turn-by-turn, including street and city names). For longer journeys, keep yourself and your passengers amused with the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation's advanced entertainment features. Listen to music from the integrated music player or for those down-times on the road, view photographs or watch videos, making any road trip a fun trip!


Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Distance / Speed
Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver


Model:500 Auto Navigation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia