Conclusion: It's not stylish and it doesn't offer as much as the Nokia N95 but it is solid. If you're looking for a slider that can take a bit of a beating then this is it. The Nokia 6500 isn’t that expensive so bargain-hunters may approve but bear in mind that it's not a pretty phone at all.
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.
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
Excerpt: While it hasn't proven itself to be perfect, the Nokia 6500 Slide has a good overall feature set in a good looking slider form package. We put this quad-band GSM, dual-band UMTS phone through its paces in this hands-on review.
Excerpt: Trust Nokia to come up with a winner when it comes to a stylish and useful phone. The Nokia 6500 Slide gives a clear image of the above statement. Armed with a 3.2 mega pixel camera, double LED flash, auto focus, 3G TV video calling and other such attractive features, this phone is sure to impress hardcore gadget lovers. The sleek steel finish gives it the chic and sophisticated look to go with your urban image. Priced at around Rs.