Nokia 500 is a Smartphone/cheaper entry-level phone, chapter where Finns from Nokia make a really good job. It will not necessarily deliver multimedia content to the highest standards, but will open websites for you and will make it in a high-end style: quickly and efficiently. A complete experience offered by the processor speed (1 GHz), solid connectivity, free SatNav and multi-tasking, all packed and staged by Symbian Anna.
Nokia 500 is a compact and reasonable phone (53.8 x 111.3 x 14 mm) as long as 700 model is not around. We are talking about the same size screen and, mostly, about the same size when it comes to height and width, consisting only notable difference in the thickness of the device.
Immediately under the display, we have the two call buttons and the menu key, above – the microphone. The right side of the phone has Lock button, which replaces the locking slider usually met Symbian. On the left, nothing notable. The plan opposite: a microUSB port for charging and data transfer, classical 2mm power jack and 3.5mm audio jack.
Operating system has become more friendly, more polished. Simple icons, rounded Symbian bring a new look and home screen is running smoother than ever. Task Manager is limited to displaying only three applications. Anna Symbian QWERTY keyboard activates the “portrait”, which overlaps the bottom of the screen and allows you to stay in the application while typing. Besides new or autosuggestion web browser are denied, especially as it works unexpectedly well.
QWERTY keyboard is quite small. However, you can check anticipating word (will be played by a pop-up) or use the split screen mode for larger keys easier to hit, perfect for moments when you wrote long messages with your phone.