Summary: 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 a place on today's phone market? And if you pick one up as a backup smartphone or for a family member, what compromises will you/they hit?
Summary: In this quick look video review, we kick off our review coverage of the Nokia 500. The video covers the key hardware and design features and also includes a look at the in-box content, plus a demonstration of the device's exchangeable back covers. At €150, the Nokia 500 is the cheapest ever Symbian smartphone (when comparing launch prices).
Summary: Nokia 500 the first 1GHz Symbian Anna so naturally one can can expect a much better multimedia experience. 720p video playback and recording should be possible, along with a better web browsing experience. The Nokia 500 will also has a feature where the user can exchange back covers and the good news is Nokia provides two back covers with the phone.
Pros: Cheap but capable handset with pleasant design, Hardwired DivX/Xvid video playback
Cons: Video capture with 15fps only, No camera flash
Excerpt: When I asked Nokia Connects for a review unit of the Nokia 500, I was not to expecting so much from the device. I was merely looking forward to see if it is a worthy entry-level smart phone device. In the recent past, I had tried out the Nokia E6 , a much more premium product, and found it a competent smartphone.
Conclusion: Overall, the world’s largest phone maker by volume has trimmed specs from the right places to arrive to its new entry-level Symbian star, the Nokia 500 . The lack of LED flash and the basic video capture capabilities of the 5MP camera module seem to be the main victims that fell in the quest for a low-end pricing.
Pros: Cheap but capable handset with pleasant design, Above average pixel density makes text crisp and easier to read, Hardwired DivX/Xvid video playback
Cons: Video capture with 15fps only, No camera flash, Symbian Anna is sluggish compared to Belle
Excerpt: The Nokia 500, being the first Nokia phone to boast a 1 GHz processor, promises super fast operations. Is this good enough or are there other tricks this phone has to cement its place among the Nokia greats? Keep reading to find out.
Excerpt: Several days ago I tried to compare the upcoming Nokia 500 with the HTC Wildfire S , and it came out that in many aspects Nokia’s entry-level smartphone is even better than HTC’s mid-range device. Now I want to compare the Nokia 500 with the Samsung Galaxy Ace, and I have personal interest in this comparison, since I’m an owner of a Galaxy Ace. So, let’s see which phone is better – the Nokia 500 or the Samsung Galaxy Ace.
Test telefonu Nokia 500. Smartfon do masowej sprzedaży
24 January 2014
Conclusion: Podsumowując , Nokia 500 adresowany jest do młodzieży i do masowej sprzedaży. Ale czy faktycznie ma szasnę na stanie się hitem wśród młodych ludzi? Według mnie ma i to bardzo duże. Jest to tani smartfon o dość nieprzeciętnych funkcjach. Do jego zalet można zaliczyć GPS, odtwarzacz muzyki, sklep z aplikacjami, czy procesor 1 GHz. Jeśli chodzi o wady, to czasami Symbian Anna sprawiał problemy.
Conclusion: Wyświetlacz Nokia 500 wyróżnia się ekranem pojemnościowym o przekątnej 3,2 cale i rozdzielczości 640×360 piksela. Jakość odwzorowanych kolorów jest stosunkowo dobra. Kolory są żywe i mają odpowiednie nasycenie.