this phone is stainless steal ???
is it vulnerable to rust ??!?
can it be used under water like the 2310 ???
or would it start to freeze ???
i'll be getting my 6500C later this day and i'm so excited. its thin and looks very handsome.
This is probably about the worst time in the modern history of the greenback to be buying expensive, imported goods because it is so horrendously weak and is weakening by a good fractional percentage EVERY day...
Tough times ahead for your slumping economy my Yankee fried - buy up Euro's or Sterling instead!
Standby time excellent but talk time is terrible. Typing message is not easy cause the keys are too small & difficult to press. The worst ting is that you do not get the correct "delivery report"; because it show pending/un-delivered message but in reality it was sent!!!
has the 6500 classic also light effect like the nokia 6300?? Thank you!
I have had this phone for 2.5 days and my battery is still showing full, mind you I have only made a handful of small calls but stanby time is so far excellent.
If you kick up a fuss, no doubt Nokia will send you a replacement phone. So just tell them you think the battery is dud and/or it is a problem with the phone, and they will probably send you a brand new replacement phone.
And oh yeh - just realised there is no brightness control for the screen!
With reference to turning off 3G and the packet data, the battery life didn't change, it was still naff.
I really loved the nokia 6500 classic, I love the look and the sleekness, I went from a Nokia 6233 to the 6500 and I was totally amazed on how good the 6233 was, the battery life was amazing and a all round fantastic phone.
After talking to my service provider again, I maybe had a bad phone from a bad batch as the Nokia 6500 classic is flying out of the shops.
pS42, how to turn off 3G? By choosing GSM , not Dual network, is that right?
By the way, how can you be talking about it, if the 6500classic doesn't allow changing of the brightness level? None of the display settings (contrast, brightness, backlighting) are adjustable, unfortunately...
Any news about the new firmware, anybody?
My 6500 Classic has been perfectly fine.
Any software problem can be/will be resolved by using the rather simple-to-use Nokia Updater software which is easily accessed once you have installed the Nokia phone software. This should resolve software issues as Nokia notices the problems and releases firmware to fix them.
Battery problems is probably due to the battery. Yes my battery does not last too long either, but then a small phone = a small battery and a physically small battery = less power.
You could always reduce the screen brightness to low, remove the screensaver and go straight to power saving mode and turn off 3G if you aren't using it for data services.
By doing all of the above (especially switching 3G off, which is a power hog), the battery life is increased.
I had until today 2/12/07 the Nokia 6500 Classic, really loved the phone until 2 weeks ago the phone kept freezing and the only way to unfreeze it was to remove the battery and sim and start again!!! The battery life is really poor and after numerous phones calls to my service provider I have sent the phone back after being told that there is a software problem and opted the forever faithful Nokia 6300.
I just sold my NK6500c because the buttons are too small and battery life sucks.
Anyone here have the same problems? I charge it full today and by next evening it was almost flat!
Looks can be deceiving
To mohsen: I have the 6500 classic and can tell you that the ringer rings at a constant level from first ring - it does NOT do a low first ring and then goes loud. Its a cool phone, and despite the limitations of its S40 software, it's quite accomplished too. Also this reply has been posted thru my opera web browser... using my 6500 classic! The best phone i hav ever used (out of about 9) that is not a smart phone. And i don't think you can get a better recommendation than that!
I LOOOOVE THIS PHONE!! And the MP3 player is awesome love it! And it's sooo cool, and it really is a unique phone I think. :D
i have a 6300 the ringer is ascending in default mode i mean when i choose the highest volume for ringer at first it rings low and after 3 seconds it becomes high and i hate it.
5310 is the same.
is 6500 the same ?
i want to buy it please guide me.
thank you very much
To cash: For something sexy, slim and fashionable, but nothing ground-breaking, go for the 6500 classic.
If you want a media player (good for MP3s, videos, games), go for the N81.
For a business phone (productivity), go for the E65.
To pTEA: Well, the 6500 Classic black took long enough to come out (5 months). And 5 months after the black colour was released, the bronze colour will be available. So beleive it or not, you're gonna have to wait until early February 2008 to get the bronze version.
Your criticism of this phone:
I own the phone and it is far from flimsy. It's probably psychological considering you have probably not owned a phone as slim as this. I have owned around 8 other phones from various different brands (I am not some friendless brand-b!tch), and the 6500 Classic build quality is excellent.
2.fiddly key pad the gap between the silver bars can only accomodate the slimest of fingers or thumb nail in my case.
The keypad is definately quite cramped, but I have largish hands and can use the keypad quite successfully if you just turn your thumb in a bit. It is not the most comfortable of phones to use, but certainly is not one of the worst. If you want to see atrocious texting, try the iPhone. I really didn't think it was as bad as everyone was saying, but you literally DO have to use your little finger to text correctly on that horribly flawed rip-off.
3. Battery life is short of that claimed.
Most batteries are and the battery was never going to be amazing considering it is a small battery in a small phone. Why not switch 3G off, switch your screen saver off and just use power saving mode and reduce the brightness of screen? This will drastically increase battery life. Also do regular full to empty to full charges to keep the battery optimally charged.
4. How do you adjust the volume?????
When you make or receive a call, push the selector (square) button UP.
5. The back late is so thin that I doubt it will last very long.
It will. It's aluminium after all.
6. The back plate protrudes on the sides leaving a sharp distracting edge.
What? Do we have the same phone? Or have you snapped yours in such a way that certain parts are now potruding? Nothing juts out of the side of my 6500 classic and it is completely smooth - with no sharp edges.
Also, for those people who say the phone is so small it is easily dropped, just be extra careful and always pick the phone up from its middle (around the metal section) rather than from the glossy plastic bottom half - brushed metal = more grip than glossy plastic...