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Nokia 500 review: In search of Anna

24 October 2011 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia 500 review: In search of Anna - read the full textThe new generation of 1GHz Symbian- powered phones can get far. They need a place to start though and the Nokia 500 is happy to help. The common belief seems to be that there are more exciting things than Symbian on a budget. OK, well, the Nokia 500 is supposed to make you reconsider...

 

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all the features are good but there is a software problem

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  • 2012-02-23 12:17
  • utrn

i think its high time tat gsm arena gives nokia 500 a second try.... u'l b surprised how phone wrks on belle..
n da ram prob can be sorted by any free ram software

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  • 2012-02-16 20:51
  • s8FH

lol @ gsm arena...thought u guys were qualified enough for reviewing phones! u cant understand why the phone lags despite 1 ghz processor?wow just wow
its coz the phone doesnt have a dedicated gpu which is its biggest flaw not ur usual list of "cut and paste" cons for symbian phones!
the lack of gpu causes the processor to do the work of gpu and eats up the ram so much that after booting the free ram is only 60 mb! {use a ram application} though the ram is listed as 256 mb the ram for practical use is 60 mb! thats why the phone lags. not coz of the un optimized software lol...
atleast try to get to know a phone before posting a review...
and yeah it wont get better with belle coz the problem is the lack of gpu not software related...

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  • 2012-02-15 17:55
  • uvtd

> In reply to Big Mike @ 2011-11-18 13:07 from n{ab - click to readthis is exactly how I feel about Nokia.

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  • 2012-01-24 05:40
  • sqjj

hey does it have a digital compass for navigation? Its written in specs but not mentioned anywhere in review?

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  • 2012-01-06 18:25
  • uv1Q

Its not working well , restart problem

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  • 2011-12-29 18:51
  • utMI

That's a bit odd. Another site told it was very good and pretty snappy. I've tested Nokia 500 numerous times and for its price (150 euros) it feels quite fast. Hardly any lag at all eventhough it was configured with different wallpapers on each homescreen. Definetaly nothing serious or deal breaking imo. Navigation softwares etc were pretty fast. I mean it's not the most superb fastest handset on market, but for it's pretty ok price. I've used slower androids that's for sure.

One thing to remember imo, is that Nokia is the only one with decent turn by turn car and walking navigation. This is a major benefit for most. Atleast it should be. Worth 50-70 euros at least.

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  • 2011-12-19 18:58
  • mhT6

> In reply to Sad & happy N97 @ 2011-10-25 05:47 from 0CYB - click to readhey my Nokia 5230 can shoot 30fps video recording with 434Mhz proc without 3D GPU :D look about android phone they have 3D GPU but only 15fps video recording what a joke.

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  • 2011-12-18 04:24
  • PRWT

any information about 3D GPU in this phone???

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  • 2011-12-18 04:14
  • PRWT

Software version 11.033 is now available for the Nokia 500.

Completely enhances the stability and performance of the phone.
Finally feels like a 1ghz processor phone
web browser much more smooth, now auto hides while scrolling, bounce effect
social app is much faster to load
goodjob nokia! Thank you for giving us a software update worth downloading.

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  • 2011-11-30 18:13
  • s{Ks

this phone has restart problem.anna is not up to the mark.i hope belle will be up to the mark.

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  • 2011-11-27 06:53
  • 7j$x

probalm fone atomitic restar

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  • 2011-11-26 07:09
  • vwes

> In reply to deepak kumar @ 2011-11-17 08:58 from fCQ% - click to readwhy i should believe you? are you a nokia guy :P

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  • 2011-11-23 17:51
  • Mfxn

Used to ONLY buy Nokia(back in the day.)I now have a SGS II. The way it's going right now, you'd think Apple, Samsung, LG, SE, etc sent in a Task force to infiltrate Nokia's R&D Dept and sabotaged it. People insist on RELIABLE software and GOOD cameras - even if they hardly ever take a photo(I made the mistake last year of trying Nokia(AGAIN)but got ropey pics and even ropier software on my X3-02. Fixed focus won't be replacing auto focus anytime soon Nokia. The big players eventually listened to us and managed to sort out most software/usability issues, all except Nokia. In the days of the 3310, Nokia were the kings and held all the aces, now they've become the jokers in the pack.

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  • 2011-11-18 13:07
  • n{ab

hiiiiiii guys....
Plz wait new softwear belle...
Your all problam will be solve by belle...
Thank's

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  • 2011-11-17 08:58
  • fCQ%

http://europe.nokia.com/symbian-belle

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  • 2011-11-15 00:12
  • svk%

> In reply to Vijay @ 2011-11-10 05:31 from vbyR - click to readyaaa the phonee battery back up is not goodd it hangs upp

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  • 2011-11-13 07:32
  • Mfx9

Nokia 500 is a peace of shit, this set is just good to see not for use. Battery backup is not good, it hangs up most of the time, speaker doesn't work properly (Distorted voice mostly). This phone is not up to the mark as per the specification.
I am regretting after buying this phone, rest up to you.

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  • 2011-11-10 05:31
  • vbyR

> In reply to racerx77 @ 2011-10-28 22:04 from 0BFQ - click to readI am currently using a N8 and absolutely love it. Especially with the latest version of Anna. I have never had it hang and have continuous auto focus. Granted, the E7 should have had it's SOC scaled to match the 0.5in larger screen, but the camera was a comprimise for the keyboard

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  • 2011-11-04 10:36
  • YaxE

you need ferary at the ford price ????

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  • 2011-11-04 10:05
  • pkFB

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