Excerpt: Fully aware that its own developed Symbian operating system is not a perfect one, Nokia offers users devices with its newly launched S40 5th Edition. The latter is a much more user friendly and it seems that also 'lacks' the bugs and glitches that have been so much present in Nokia's Symbian OS. Normally, that should translate into a more stable and speedy functionality with no more lockups and freezes.
Pros: Perhaps the best thing about Nokia 6500 slide is software related. Nokia S40 5th Edition proves to be the best user-friendly interface integrated in a mobile phone. Add to it one of the best displays made by Nokia and you got yourself a possible masterpiece. I should also mention the camera of the phone, which is definitely above the average and the 3G technology. Unfortunately, this is where it stops, as everything else about the phone is mediocre or worse.
Cons: Some flaws in design, as well as few annoying software-related bugs made the phone "unbearable" to use. Pity that even if discovered these bugs haven't been corrected yet. There's also the battery, which in terms of performance can be easily categorized as mediocre. I have found few very strong points onto this slider, and it is sad that everything else pretty much sucks.
Excerpt: I like a handset that looks like a traditional mobile. Nothing too fancy in terms of looks; just the relevant features in keeping with its price. Anything extra is just a bonus. The Nokia 6500 Slide just might make the grade if your tastes are in sync with mine, but before you make a purchase decision, allow me to clue you in on the 6500 Slide's features and performance. Form Factor The name pretty much gives a clue to the handset's form factor.
Excerpt: The 6500 Slide is one half of two new Nokia handsets, the other being the 6500 Classic. Both phones are more or less identical but the 6500 Slide is slightly more specced-up than its counterpart. What we like The Nokia 6500 Slide comes with a 3.2-megapixel camera, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and an LED photo light – all performing well relative to other camera phones.
Summary: The volume of the 72-chord call alert is quite high; the device is very audible in various environments, although, since there is only one polyphonic speaker on the place, that is located on the rear on top of that, you might end up missing a call should you have the 6500 slide in your jeans pocket. The handset does well on the reception front, being a typical representative of the current generation of devices.
Conclusion: In Nokia 6500 we notice a combination, on the one hand, of the 8600 Luna sensation with a very good camera, on the other, but at a lower price. Special attention has been paid to every detail; the objective of this perfection in manufacturing being satisfaction of every customer requirement.
Pros: Very good display with a light sensor, Reliable and tight slide mechanism, 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and dual band UMTS 850/2100 MHz
Cons: Volume key is hard to find and difficult to press
Summary: The Nokia 6500 Slide is a rugged, stainless steel slider phone with a sturdy frame, decent camera and a nice line-up of multimedia features and applications. And its Rs 13,500 price tag puts it in the upper middle range of the Indian market. It's not cheap, and its 3G connectivity is yet to get used for a while over here, but you get what you pay for: a solid all-round package.