Nokia 500, in-depth analysis


It is one of the new mid-range terminals proposed by the Finnish Nokia . They have christened it the Nokia 500 and it is part of the new generation of devices equipped with the Symbian operating system , although in this case it will do so with the advanced Symbian Anna edition . The truth is that despite being a basic range terminal , the Nokia 5oo is a perfectly equipped device for connectivity . It works thanks to a powerful 1GHz processor , a detail that we will notice when executing applications and programs with guarantees.

It is interesting to see that the phone is completely tactile and that it can also connect to Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth networks , as well as becoming a true GPS navigator . Best of all, on the other hand, the device will be sold at a fairly reasonable price . As we told you at the beginning, the Nokia 500 is framed within the basic range , so that we are facing a phone whose cost adapts to all pockets.


Design and display

You will see that the Nokia 500 is a phone with a very pleasant design and ergonomic to the touch , useful for those users looking for a practical and functional terminal . The case is also quite light and easy to carry around, since it has some measures 11.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm and a weight that barely reaches 93 grams . According to the manufacturer's own instructions, Nokia, the Nokia 500 will be released in multiple colors , combining orange, black, blue, purple, green and red , a sign of distinction for a more sporty and youthful audience.

The phone has a capacitive multi-touch screen that extends to 3.2 inches . The panel size is completely normal, with a maximum resolution of 640 x 360 pixels, plus a depth of 16 million colors . Thanks to its capacitive properties, the user will have the option of managing the phone's functions more naturally, zooming in and navigating between pages or images with simple and intuitive gestures.



By now you know that the Nokia 500 is part of Nokia's mid-range , so we cannot expect the benefits of a state-of-the-art terminal . Despite this, the device does not stop having those basic characteristics that we would ask of a well-equipped mobile phone. We say it because in the connectivity section this Nokia 500 does not fall short. Absolutely. To begin with, we will tell you that it operates on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA 850/1900/2100 networks . Thus, the phone is capable of connecting us to broadband Internet or what is known as 3G networks . In this way, the user will be able to connect in amore agile and simple to Internet to navigate between pages , check your social networks or download e-mail.

In turn, the user has the option of connecting to the Internet through Wi-Fi networks , which will allow us to take advantage of any available wireless network . You will see that the device also allows us to access the Bluetooth connection and turn the phone into a GPS navigator , also thanks to the free Ovi Maps software .

In the section on physical connections, the Nokia 500 has an input of 3.5 mm , allowing us to headphones or speakers connected , including hands - free car, for example. In turn, the phone has a microUSB 2.0 port that will help us to charge the phone's battery , and of course, to transfer files from the phone to the computer . In turn, the Nokia 500 also incorporates a microSD card slot that will allow us to expand the memory of the phone up to 32 GB .


Photographic and multimedia camera

The camera is quite simple, but as always, Nokia commitment to technology quality for the camera including the back of the Nokia 500 . The device is able to take pictures thanks to a five - megapixel sensor that will allow us to take snapshots of a certain quality. Unfortunately, the device does not incorporate an LED Flash , as is common in high-end phones . Moreover, you will see that the device allows us to record video in VGA resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and up to 15 frames per second (fps) .

In the multimedia section , you will see that the Nokia 500 will allow us to seamlessly play most audio files, image and video . In this sense, we know that the phone gets along well with the following file formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, 3GPP, CIF, JPEG, MP3, AAC, AAC +, eAAC + and WMA , among others. Additionally, users will be able to connect to the FM Radio to listen to their favorite programs or to alternate with some varied music, for example.


Memory and operating system

The Nokia 500 stands out for having a processor that works at 1GHz speed , much more powerful than what has been usual in these cases. In this way, you can run applications and programs with a frankly superior performance. The user memory is 2 GB , but it can be expanded with microSD cards up to 32 GB , more than enough capacity for us to store photos, videos and music everywhere.

Regarding the operating system, we have to say that the Nokia 500 incorporates the new Symbian Anna edition for the first time , which is already incorporated as standard in some devices such as the Nokia X7 or the Nokia E6 . In this way, it is very likely that the phone will see the operating system improved with the new Symbian Belle version . This new edition incorporates important changes regarding the distribution of the icons. You will see that the system offers direct access to the main social networks and most used applications . A most interesting advantage that they continue to bet on the Symbian platform .


Battery and availability

The Nokia 500 has a battery with a capacity of 1,110 milliamps . The company's estimates indicate that the phone can support up to seven hours of talk time and 550 hours of standby time in 3G mode . Regarding music playback, the Nokia 500 offers a range of 35 hours and video playback, 5.15 hours .

Nokia has not yet offered data that could reveal any news about its availability in our country. After the official presentation, it would be logical that the Nokia 500 began to be distributed soon . However, we will have to wait a bit to find out whether or not the company intends to market it in Spain . The starting price - free - could start at 150 euros .

StandardGSM 850/900/1800/1900

HSDPA 850/1900/2100

Weight and measurements111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm

93 grams

Memory2 GB expandable up to 32GB via microSD

3.2-inch multi-touch (640 x 360)

Capacitive panel

Camera 5 Megapixel sensor

Record VGA video

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Supported formats: MP3, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, AMR, RA, M4A, MiDi, WAV, AVI, MPEG-4, 3GP, 3G2, XviD, DivX, H.264, H.263

Controls and connectionsSymbian Anna operating system

1 GHz processor

3.5mm headphone output

Wireless: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WiFi, 3G

Volume keys

MicroSD card slot


Ambient light sensor


Battery1,110 milliamp capacity

Up to 7 hours in conversation

Up to 550 hours idle

Price150 euros
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