Nokia 6500 slide review: Slide over slim

GSMArena team, 17 December 2007.
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Tags: Nokia, S40

Nokia 6500 slide was announced together with its slim sibling Nokia 6500 classic, but is far more than just an attempt to diversify the supply beyond the traditional bar form factor. Both handsets drive on solid style, but the stainless steel slider takes media another step further with video call support, FM radio and TV out. Nokia 6500 slide is among the handful of Finnish feature phones to offer a 3.2 megapixel camera, while Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and the dual LED flash do make it a class in its own.

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Key features

  • 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and flash
  • Great 2.2" 16M-color QVGA display
  • Snappy user interface
  • FM radio with RDS
  • 3G network support
  • Rich preloaded content
  • Bluetooth with A2DP support
  • Stainless steel case
  • TV out
  • microSD card slot with hot swap
  • Comfortable keys
  • Fingerprint resistant
  • Quality loudspeaker

Main disadvantages

  • Sliding mechanism no masterpiece
  • VGA video at 15fps recorded in 3gp format
  • Camera lens unprotected
  • The card slot is under the battery cover
  • charger and USB connectors on top

It's more than logical to expect that both 6500 devices share a lot in terms of interface and basic functionality. And then, quite obviously, the slim 6500 classic just can't afford to accommodate as many goodies as its slider sibling. Much like the 3G-enabled Nokia 6500 classic, the quad-band Nokia 6500 slide also benefits from some of the latest communication technologies. Stay with us after the jump for more about what Nokia 6500 slide adds to the solid elegance that inspires the 6500 twosome.

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