A good phone, but fails to compete with the phones of the same price group!
Sailesh, Phone Arena
12 December 2013
Excerpt: This phone is robust and feels great in the hand, but fails to compete with the other phones which fall in the same Price Group. Excellent for simple use but not for the people who love to MultiTask. Preserving the "Nokia Built", drop it a hundred times but it wont give up. Not a phone for Social Media Enthusiasts. The Operating System fails to compete with the Windows and the Android OS.
Pros: Good Looks, Good build quality
Cons: No Camera shutter button, No Flash, Lags, Outdated UI
Excerpt: I am dissapointed with build quality of the phone. I have always trusted Nokia, for it's amazing build quality, but this time I don't. Though it has a 1Ghz ARM11 processor, its rather slow than speedy, especially when you update it to Nokia Belle Refresh.
Cons: Poor build quality, no screen protection., Small display, aspect ratio not suited for such small screens., Battery lasts a day., Camera's quality is dissapointing., Poor recording for a 5MP camera., Web on a stock browser is dissapointing, laggy., No 3D GPU. Many elements in OS are laggy, because of it., Death-grips in reception., Poor Wi-Fi connection ., Small keyboard on portrait mode.
MY FIRST SMARTPHONE: Good! but ready to move on and up!
wpymes, Phone Arena
9 May 2013
Excerpt: I loved its price, the size, the screen resolution, call quality and fast processing. I hated the unconfortable size of the screen for typing, the camera without autofocus (useless for scanning documents), the very short battery life, the limited apps for Symbian Belle. I keep it in a soft case to avoid risk scratching or falls and It does feel cheap and squeaky when pressed!
Excerpt: Well I dont like this phone. It has its cheap build,which scratches so easily. And it makes those, squeeky noises while pressed in hand.Performance of this phone is a shame, especially while talking about web surfing. Browser has big lags, sometimes impossible to use. When it comes to Adobe Flash, lets say, nice, but browser lags even more because of it. Well there are some more problems with it. Lags, freezes, most of the time restarting. Camera isnt nice, too.
Pros: Sharp display, WiFi
Cons: Bad camera quality, Sluggish, laggy UI. Sometimes smooth., Lacks 3D GPU., Battery doesnt last long. And more... I just gotta go to toilet and watch a movie. BYE
Excerpt: the phone is a disaster cos of its RAM...camera wont open after a while, it hangs and restart by itself...TOO BAD... Nokia should have known that such a RAM will be too small to handle the processes of a phone like this...
Pros: reasonable price
Cons: poor RAM..., no flash for camera, freeze and restart sometimes
Excerpt: The Nokia 500 is a good smartphone with Nokia Belle..The phone is powered by 1 GHz processor. It would be great if it has GPU and Autofocus in Camera..Any how the phone is better since it has low price...
Pros: Nokia Belle, 1 GHz processor, Display (3.2 inches with 229 ppi), Light sensor, Back covers, Light weight (93 gms)
Cons: Camera lacks autofocus, No flash light, no front facing camera, low resolution video capture (VGA 15 fps), No GPU (cant play HD games)
Excerpt: Its the Best Phone under its Price range. Its 5 Mega Pixel Camera take Great Pictures and after Nokia Belle Update its look is got more awesome. Its the Best Smartphone I ever used with its Super Fast Internet and Cool User Interface.
Excerpt: The Nokia 500 has a nice interface, good price, decent features - but you've got to update to Nokia Belle for more. I bought my 500 with Symbian Anna preinstalled. Experienced frequent restarts. However the Nokia Belle update resolved most problems and brought along an excellent user interface, compared to Anna. Microsoft Business Apps (Office)is also available as an optional update.
Pros: Nice UI, Easy to use
Cons: Lags at times, Will not receive Feature Pack updates in future despit 1Ghz processor
Excerpt: Nokia 500 is the successor of the Nokia 5230 which was at his time the most affordable touchscreen smart phone from Nokia. Price remained relatively affordable, but the features have been improved. Moreover, the smartphone can now receive upgrade to the powerful Symbian operating system version, Belle.