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Nokia 500 – Not Your Ordinary Entry Level Smartphone

By Kevin Bruce Francisco - 22 Mar 2012
Launch SRP: PhP8100

Physique

Look and Touch

Although everyone seems to have a high-end smartphone nowadays, there are still those who stick with simplicity when it comes to mobile phones. Out for the market last September 2011, Nokia released a Symbian-based phone with touchscreen capability. The Nokia 500 caters to both the teens and young professionals alike.

This slick mobile phone offers a 3.2-inch LCD display with 360 x 640 pixels and sports a 229ppi pixel density. A decent specs for an entry level phone.

The Nokia 500 comes with an internal memory of 2GB but has a microSD slot that can support up to 32GB. It is also equipped with a 1GHz processor that is based on the former ARM 11 architecture which is better than that of the Nokia C5-03 which only has 600MHz. The operating system featured in this gadget is a Symbian Anna but can be upgraded to Symbian Belle for faster navigation.

Its dimensions are 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1mm which makes it just right for the grip of the hand when operating.

Turning it over and looking at its back panel, one can feel its non-slip plastic finish which personally, feels good to the touch adding to its handling value. The said battery cover also prevents the mobile phone from slipping out of one's pocket which is a very common way to lose a phone.

Situated on its battery cover is the speaker grill and the 5-megapixel camera that takes pretty decent photos and videos. The cover can be changed to different colors to personalize your phone.

Situated on its battery cover is the speaker grill and the 5-megapixel camera that takes pretty decent photos and videos. The cover can be changed to different colors to personalize your phone.

The lock/power button on the side where the volume control is also located makes it a lot easier to lock the screen and keys after doing a task with the phone.

The charger socket, mini-usb port, and the headphones jack is all located at the top for maximum space efficiency.