Nokia 500 is the basic starter model of Symbian Anna OS.. Nokia just launched a new generation low end touchscreen handset. Dubbed the Nokia 500 , it comes with the new generation 1Ghz class processors. Symbian Anna comes preloaded on the device. The screen is a 3.2″ capacitive multi touch panel with nHD resolution. On the back , users can find a 5MP Autofocus EDoF/Fixed focus camera unit.
If you’re looking for a low-cost, full-function smartphone, then the Nokia 500 should meet your needs and more. As you can see from the pictures, this is a touch-screen phone.
- Symbian Anna with split screen keyboard
- 1GHz Processor
- 3G Data up to HSPDA speed
- 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1mm and weighs in at 93g – the lightest S^3 phone to date.
- 450+ standby hours or 5-7 talk time hours.
- The camera has 5MP.
- Available in Black and white fronts. It seems you have additional coloured back covers, green Blue as well as purple, pink, red, orange and dark silver. There’s also a hot pink. Not sure how that is different over pink.
Under the hood, there’s the 1GHz processor – allowing for plenty of oomph when you’re multitasking lots of apps or doing something extra-demanding. There’s 2GB of storage memory, plus the possibility of increasing this by a further 32GB using the micro-SD card slot. Like all our recent smartphones, it offers pentaband radio coverage so world travellers need never be out of touch, 3G data up to HSUPA speeds [that’s a whopping maximum speed of 5.8Mbps nowadays, by the way]. There’s also Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi b/g, as you’d expect. The phone measures 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1mm and weighs in at 93g – lighter than any other Symbian^3 phone to date.
The Nokia 500 runs on a different (new) hardware family, compared to the earlier Symbian^3 devices. The Nokia 500’s hardware family is lower cost, which, as you would expect, means some compromises have been made. The most important of these is in the processor specification. The Nokia 500 has a higher clock speed (1000 MHz ARM 11 versus 680 MHz ARM 11), but it does not have a 3D graphics co-processor.
In any case, the absence of a 3D graphic co-processor is the more noteworthy change. For example, it means the Nokia 500 cannot capture or play HD video and it may also limit the availability of some games for the device.
It’s also worth mentioning the battery, which despite the faster processor, still manages to pull off a very respectable performance. For us, that’s an absolute priority. The battery will see you through 5-7 hours talk time, 450+ hours in standby mode or up to 35 hours of music playback, if that’s your thing.
The Nokia 500 is available in black and white varieties, black first and then white before the end of the year. And there’s three different-coloured back covers in the box. More colours for these will become available soon – including purple, azure blue, pink, coral red, orange and dark silver.