Bought Another Brand New Mobile Phone - Its a Nokia 500

Thread Starter #1
Feb 26, 2011
India / Canada
Hello Everyone, how are you all??

On Tuesday, November 1, 2011 --- I had bought a Brand New Nokia 500 Mobile Phone[:D], its an awesome and fantastic cell phone and has so many features like 3 home screens, touch screen, voice commends, crisp music player, Virtual keypad and keypad, a 5 Megapixel camera with up to 1 or 2 hours of video recording, a WiFi Connection, Bluetooth connectivity, loudspeakers, 3 back covers in Black, Red and Blue colours which can be changed to suit the mood, USB Connectivity, 3.5 mm jack, internet radio, it has built in apps like Ovi Store and free maps with so many other features that will be unravelled or discovered by me as I get along with the mobile[thumbsup].

Detailed Specifications of Nokia 500

Model: Nokia 500


Size: 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm
Weight (with battery): 93 g
Volume: 73 cc


Internal memory: 2 GB
Support for up to 32 GB with an external microSD memory card

Battery Performance

Talk time (maximum):
GSM up to 7 h
WCDMA (3G) up to 5 h
Standby time (maximum):
GSM up to 500 h
WCDMA (3G) up to 455 h
Video playback time (maximum): 5 hrs 15 min
Video recording time (VGA,15 fps, maximum): 1.5 h
Music playback time (maximum): 35 h


Display and User Interface

Screen size: 3.2"
Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels)
TFT display
16 million colours
Capacitive touch screen
Orientation sensor (accelerometer)
Compass (Magnetometer)
Proximity sensor
Ambient light detector
Keys and Inputs Methods
Keys: call, end, home, slide lock, volume
Finger touch control
On-screen alphanumeric keypad and full keyboard
Dedicated volume keys


Three customisable home screens:
Customisable profiles
Ringtones: mp3, SpMidi, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
pre-installed themes
changeable colour themes
More wallpapers, ringtones and themes available from Store


Power Management

BL-4U 1110 mAh Li-Ion battery
Talk-time (maximum):
GSM up to 7 h
WCDMA (3G) up to 5 h
Standby time (maximum):
GSM up to 500 h
WCDMA (3G) up to 455 h
Video playback time (VGA,15 fps, maximum): 5 h 15 min
Video playback time (VGA,15 fps, maximum): 5 h 15 min
Music playback time (offline mode, wired headset, maximum): 35 h
Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.


Internal memory: 2 GB
MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32 GB

Operating Frequency

GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Automatic switching between WCDMA and GSM bands
Flight mode
Data Network
GPRS/EDGE release 6, class B, multislot class 33
HSDPA Cat10 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g
Capability to serve as data modem
Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes
Requires data service. Data services may not be available in all networks. Data transmission speeds may be as high as HSDPA 14 Mbps, but may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. The establishment and continuation of a data connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength.


Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
Micro USB connector and charging
2 mm charging connector
Standard 3.5 mm AV connector
Software and applications

Software platform and user interface

Symbian Anna
Java MIDP 2.1
Qt 4.7, Web Runtime 7.3
HTML 4.1
Software updates over the air (FOTA) and over the internet (FOTI)
Flash Lite 4.0
OMA DRM 2.1, Full OMA Client provisioning, OMA DRM 2
Mac applications: iSync, Nokia Multimedia Transfer
Personal Information Management (PIM)
Detailed contact information
Multiple calendars with meeting request support
To-do list
Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes
Preloaded applications
Music Player
Social client for social network feeds
Nokia Maps
Here & Now
Nokia Music Store
Shazam Encore
WebTV widgets
PC applications
Nokia Suite


Email and messaging
Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for e.g. images, videos and music
Full screen email viewer with HTML support
Unified email client for multiple protocols: Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, Windows Live™, Hotmail and other popular POP/IMAP services, and Mail for Exchange
Push email and expanded portal support available through Nokia Messaging for email and instant messaging
Email widget for home screen
Unified MMS/SMS editor
Conversational view for SMS

Call management

Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and email details per entry with personal thumbnail pictures and video clips
Smart dialling to find phone numbers quickly
Speed dialling, voice dialling (speaker independent) and voice command
Logs of dialled, received and missed calls
Conference calling
Integrated handsfree speaker
Sharing and internet

Browsing and internet

Full web browsing of real web pages
Web browsing with touch control
Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML MP, WML, CSS
Supported protocols: HTTP v1.1, WAP
TCP/IP support
Visual history, HTML and JavaScript support
Flash Lite 4.0 will support a majority of Flash Player 10.1 content
Nokia Mobile Search
RSS reader
Support for streaming video
Unified home screen access to Facebook and Twitter through Social client
Social networking status updates visible in phone contacts
Upload and view photos and video and see locations via Social client


GPS and navigation
Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers
Nokia Maps with free car and pedestrian navigation
Wi-Fi and network positioning
Compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display and bearing



5 megapixel camera
Full Focus
Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy-to-use touch screen parameters
Still images file format: JPEG/EXIF
Zoom up to 4x (digital)
Image capture
Automatic location tagging (geotagging) of images and videos
Images automatically taken in the correct orientation
Pinch zoom in Photos image viewer
View photos by tag cloud, month, album, slide show
Photo editor


Internal memory: 2 GB
External memory: up to 32 GB microSD card
High-Speed MicroUSB to PC connectivity

Video cameras

Video capture in 640 x 480 (VGA), 640 x 352 (nHD), 176 x 144 (QCIF) at 15 fps
Settings for scene: Video light, Colour tone, White balance, Exposure
Zoom up to 2x (digital)

Video codecs and formats

Recording codecs: MPEG4-es, H.263, H.264
Playback codecs: MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Streaming support: 3GPP and CIF
Video sharing and playback
VGA video playback
Support for download, streaming, and progressive download
Video editing software
Videos application: collection of stored videos
On demand WebTV widgets to watch local and global internet streaming


Support for Flash video
YouTube browsing and streaming

Music and audio

Music features

Album art interface to browse the albums in your music collection
Nokia Music Player, plus home screen widget
Nokia Music
Audio codecs: MP3, SpMidi, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
Bit rate up to 320 kbps
DRM support WM DRM, OMA DRM 2.0
Loudspeaker with 102 Phons


Stereo FM radio
Home screen widgets for FM and internet radio


Use the touch interface to play games
Games available for download at Store

Courtesy Nokia India - Nokia 500 smartphone with a fast processor - Specifications


Thread Starter #4
Feb 26, 2011
India / Canada
Worst Mobile mobile ever

looks good.
how much was it.

and how about apps for that symbian? same as android ones?
Symbian Apps are little bit different when compared to Android, costed me $200 CAD

what cost you got it?
Costed me $200 CAD, the worst mobile phone, it has now been malfunctioning a lot, and giving me sleepless nights and many other problems[frustration], I am planning to return the mobile phone and get some other mobile.

@Mods please close the thread, its the worst phone I ever had, planning to replace it soon.

By the way a Good News for all of you I have bought a Blackberry Playbook and I am really Very Happy with it[:D].
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