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Nokia 6500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2628 reviews of Nokia 6500. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and design. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and screen get mixed reviews, while the GPS navigation and reception get less positive reviews.

usability, size, portability, design, camera

battery, sound, reception, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 6500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia 6500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 user reviews of Nokia 6500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and portability. The camera and durability also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, durability, camera, portability, battery

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 6500 Slide Sim Free Mobile Phone - SilverNokia 6500 Slide Sim Free Mobile Phone - Silver

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 6500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Nokia 6500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and price are overall positive. The durability and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the sound and battery.

usability, design, durability, price, screen

battery, sound

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 6500 Classic 1 GB Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, International 3G, Media Player--International Version with No Warranty (Black)Nokia 6500 Classic 1 GB Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, International 3G, Media Player--International Version with No Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Nokia 6500 slide review

 

A mid-range multimedia all-rounder from Nokia

3.2-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and autofocus ; Fine quality music player ; 3G connectivity ; Solid brushed metal design

Relatively heavy and not slim ; Limited controls on camera ; Not a smartphone

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Nokia 6500 Classic review

 

Classic by name, classic by nature?

Ultraslim, elegant design ; 1GB of internal storage ; 3G connectivity

No memory card expansion ; Camera is average quality ; One micro USB connector for charging and headphones

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia 6500 slide mobile phone - Pocket-lint

 

It won't leave you with the same satisfaction the 6500 Classic does

3 megapixel camera, HSDPA

Bulky, comes across as a poor man's N95

After playing with the Nokia 6500 slide for over a week, it merely comes across as a poor mans Nokia N95. The design is very similar, hence the reference, but the feature set no way near as fulfilling: no 5 megapixel camera, no dedicated music player,...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia 6500 classic mobile phone - Pocket-lint

 

A good simple handset that is likely to appeal to many

Simple in its offering, 2 megapixel camera, stylish

Simple in its offering

With so many phones offering you megapixels this and music players that, the 6500 classic is a great handset for those who don't want to be fussed with all the extras.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia 6500 Slide review

 

The 6500 Slide is the most expensive phone in the group, but it also feels the best made. Its metal front and rear and strongly sprung keyboard slide give an impression of high quality.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Nokia 6500 Slide Review

 

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…

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Mobile Fone Reviews (mobilefonereviews.co.uk)

Nokia 6500 Slider

 

The Nokia 6500 Slider is a smart looking slide design mobile phone that comes in a choice of two colour casings and a large 2.2 inch LCD QVGA display screen. There is an integrated 3.2 mega-pixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and other imaging features...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Nokia 6500 Slide review -

 

Looks and feels great, and it's easy to use

It took us a while to work out how to remove the rear battery casing (there's a release button on top)

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Nokia 6500

 

The 6500 is Nokia's first effort at creating a slim 3G phone that is available on worldwide markets (rather than trial, nation specific ones). It is a stylish, aluminium cased phone that is available in both Black and Bronze, so allowing you the choice...

As a 3G phone the 6500 Slide is ready to go on the internet, using the powerful Opera browser to allow the user to surf the internet at high speed, any time and pretty much anywhere (coverage allowing). The Nokia 6500 slide is an impressive phone, both...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: nokiamania (nokiaphones.net)

Nokia 6500 Classic

 

Very often there are situations when a decent, smart phone's appearance is as important as the availability of tone customized tie. Nokia 6500 corresponds to all the above characteristics. Nokia 6500 Classic is definitely a leader of the business...

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
FM radio:No / Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Visual radio support: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:830
Standby time (2G):216
Talk time (2G):3.5

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Main camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.2
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200
Second Camera: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.29
Body SAR (USA):0.79
Head SAR (EU):1.1
Head SAR (USA):0.95

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:1.2 / 2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal:5.08 / 5.59
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
External display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Position location:N

Management features

Voice commands: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards: No
Flash card support:No / Yes
Flash memory:20
Internal Memory:1000 / 1024 / 20 / 920
User memory:920

Messaging

Chat: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, eAAC+, MP3
FM radio: No

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):900,1900,850,1800
2G standards:GPRS
3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G, csd, EDGE, GPRS / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD, WCDMA / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, wcdma / 3G, GPRS / 3G, GPRS, wcdma / 3G, wcdma / EDGE, GPRS, wcdma / GSM, UMTS, GPRS, 3G
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Browser supported:WAP 2.0/xHTML / WML (WAP 2.0), xHTML / xHTML / xHTML, Opera Mini
Bundled software:SyncML / Y
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:Micro USB / MICRO-USB / microUSB 2.0 / Series 40 / USB
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking type:GSM / GSM, WCDMA / GSM/EGSM / GSM/EGSM/WCDMA / GSM/WCDMA / HSDPA, WCDMA, GPRS/EDGE / WCDMA/GSM/EGSM
Operating Frequency:2100 / 850/2100, 850/900/1800/1900 / 850/900/1800/1900 / 850/900/1800/1900, 850/2100 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100
Picture resolution:1600 x 1200
Playable formats:AAC, eAAC+, and MP3 / AAC, eAAC+, MP3 / MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA / MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC +, WMA / MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+, WMA / MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC, WMA / MP3/MP4/eAAC/AAC/WMA
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Performance

Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list

Phone features

Form factor:Bar / Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Stopwatch, Calendar / Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro / MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:830 / 840 / 900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Battery BL-6P / Battery BP-5M / BL-6P / BP-5M
Standby time (2G):216 / 300 / 320
Talk time (2G):3.5 / 5.5 / 6

Storage

Internal Memory:1024

Technical Details

Camera included: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Bronze / Brown / Pink / Silver / Yellow
Messaging services description:SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264

Video

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Frame rate:15
Video call: No
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, MPEG4 / MP4 / MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.64 / 1.65 / 11 / 4.5 / 4.65 / 9.4 / 9.5
Height :1.64 / 11 / 4.65 / 9.5 / 9.65
Weight:123 / 93.8 / 94
Width:11 / 4.49 / 4.5 / 4.65 / 9.65