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Nokia 500 Review: Cute Little Phone, a Bit Flawed (Video)

About 9 months ago we showed you a review of the Nokia 500, a pretty interesting handset, that back then may have tempted a few people who still believed in Nokia. It was priced at around $200 then and it should be $100 now. Nokia 500 measures 14.1 mm in thickness, weighs 93 grams, so it’s actually pretty light for modern standards.

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It features a TFT 3.2 inch display with a 360 x 640 pixel resolution, plus 256 MB of RAM and 512 MB of ROM. There’s also HSDPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity on board, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and microUSB. The CPU inside the device is an ARM11 1 GHz unit and at the back there’s a 5 megapixel camera with geotagging, VGA 15 FPS capture and fixed focus. There’s no secondary camera, so no videocalls here. The device runs Nokia Belle and also features an accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, stereo FM radio and AGPS.

Inside we’ve got a Li-Ion 1100 mAh battery, good enough for about 7 hours of talk time, 8 at most. This is a quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE handset, one that has a variety of colorful cases, that you can replace, for a youthful look of the device. The screen has some trouble in direct sunlight, so it’s not exactly top notch. The thing about this product is that it’s comfy to use, it sits well in the user’s hand and it has good call quality. Too bad it has no camera button, but at least the pics it takes are good.

That and more you can learn from the review below and in the meantime we give this handset an 8 out of 10.