Nokia 500 Review: Talk Colours

Having a happy end of the week and probably going out for that odd shopping trip of the weekend? Well to make your task easier in case you have your mind set to check out a machine that’s within a considerably low budget and if you are in need of a phone that would feel happy, well then this one in my ode to reviews should be something you have to check out. The Nokia 500, Nokia’s colorful web sprinter is one machine that all of us can use. Its not a machine that would set our pulses on fire but then its not meant to be that. Its just meant to be a phone that we can use happily on a day by day rule. I wouldn’t say its the best priced phone in this segment but its definitely one that you might consider based on the specs.


DIMENSIONS SPEAK : The Nokia 500 has a dimensional specs of 111.3 mm x 53.8 mm x 14.1 mm. The Nokia 500 does give you a feel of length in your hands. However if you are looking for your phone to give a heady strong value in your hands then the Nokia 500 isn’t what you are looking for because at 94 g its definitely a lightweight phone. I would say it is one of the lightest phones from the Nokia stables considering that Nokia generally likes its phones to carry a little weight.


DISPLAY: The display of the Nokia 500 is a decent 8.13 cm competing with the same segment Samsung phones like the Galaxy duos ace S6802 . The display carries LCD transmissive technology which implies using the touch in the phone is a breeze and the lag experienced is very minimal. The display has a resolution of 640 pixels and it carries features like:

  • Ambient light detector
  • Tactile feedback
  • Orientation sensor
  • Low power mode
  • Proximity sensor
All in all the display is sporty and easy to use. And since this phone is just that a utility machine I would give the display a heads up

POWER:  The Nokia 500 carries a 1000 mAh capacity battery which isn’t that powerful considering its features. However it isn’t abysmal in its battery performance giving 650h standby time on 2G and 600h standby on 3G with talktime of 6.6h and 4.1h respectively which is however still less then the Samsung Galaxy duos ace S6802 .


The audio on the Nokia 500 is your typical Nokia audio experience with the Nokia music store being featured alongwith regular features like audio streaming and audio equalizer. No standout features in this section but a regular not too bad  performance is the mandate.

The Nokia 500 has a 5 MP main camera that has a 15 frames per second frame rate which is good. The clarity on the camera shots are above average. It supports low light and night modes which makes clicking away in lesser surroundings easier.

The action with the Nokia 500 is typically the combination of features, looks and performance that it covers along with a competitive pricing. So my say on it, if you are looking at a doable convenient phone both on a budget and good performance and with exciting colour change options to enhance looks this is one machine you could consider, however if your expectations are high ended then the Nokia 500 might not be the one you want.