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500
500
500

All features

Date Announced02/08/2011
Operating SystemSymbian
Storage Capacity2 GB
BluetoothBluetooth
Mp3Mp3
RadioRadio
NavigationNavigation
Touch ScreenTouch Screen
Camera5 MP
Video480p
WifiWifi
Screen Size3.2"
External StorageExternal Storage
Performance Rating15
Battery Life7 Hours
Processor TypeSingle Core
Ram0.3 GB
TetheringTethering

Available Colours

Why this smartphone is built for you

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The Nokia 500

The Nokia 500 is an entry-level smart phone that runs on Nokia's Symbian operating system. It is robust, easy to use and designed primarily to make phone calls and send texts.

Display

This phone has a 3.2 inch touchscreen that displays in 229PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.

Camera

The 500 has a 5MP camera and can record video in up to 480p. This phone does not have a front facing camera.

Performance

Performance is provided by a 1GHz single core processor and 0.3GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 15 out of 100.

Battery Life

The 500 has an estimated battery life of around 7 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1110mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.

Storage

1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The 500 comes with 2GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage.

Connectivity

The Nokia 500 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and it has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels.

Features

The Nokia 500 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps.

Summary

The Nokia 500 is a refreshingly simple phone that does the basic functions of making calls and sending texts very well. Beyond that it offers enough additional functionality to make it a reasonably good compromise between performance and cost.