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Nokia 6500 Classic review

 Review: October 2007  
 

Last updated September 2008

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In a nutshell: The 6500 Classic is Nokia's thinnest phone so far, and is a stunningly beautiful phone too, with its polished metal casing.

Best buy: Nokia 6500 Classic from Amazon Marketplace UK (£143.35)

 

Now here's a tasty-looking phone. Nokia have finally joined the ultra-thin revolution with the 6500 Classic phone. This is the slimmest Nokia phone released in the UK and, incredibly it's a 3G phone too! And doesn't it look nice, with its sleek aluminium casing ("individually polished", according to the Nokia blurb) and available in Black and Bronze. Let's pause a moment to enjoy the looks.

OK, having drooled enough, let's look at the exterior of the phone in more detail. There's absolutely nothing to complain about here. Whereas Sony Ericsson seem intent on destroying nice phones with unergonomic keypads, Nokia have learned their lesson from making "cool" keypads and have provided the 6500 Classic with a small but functional keypad and navigation key. The combination of an ergonomic design, a plain Series 40 interface (no Smartphone junk here!) make this an easy phone to use. Power it up, and the next thing to enjoy is the large and ultra high-resolution LCD display boasting the latest 16 million colour display technology. It's a display that you can easily customise with a choice of themes (wallpapers, sounds, screensavers, and backgrounds).

The featurelist of the 6500 Classic matches what you'd expect from a mid-range 3G phone in 2007: a 2 megapixel camera (no autofocus - so don't throw away your digital camera!), a competent music player (although support for Bluetooth stereo headsets is missing), a video camera and good connectivity via USB and Bluetooth. There's nothing to get very excited about here, but it ticks all the boxes that most people will care about. One obvious thing that's missing, considering that this is a 3G phone, is video calling. There's no front-facing camera, so video calling is out, I'm afraid. However, the sales package does include a Nokia Stereo Headset HS-82 and a microUSB Connectivity Cable CA-101, so we can't fault Nokia for their generosity there.

One of the unusual features of the 6500 Classic is that it has a fixed memory of 1 Gbyte, of which around 920 Mbytes is available to the user. Now this has its good points and bad points. The bad point is that there's no slot for increasing the memory beyond 1 Gbyte. But on the other hand, 920 Mbytes is enough to store 200-300 songs, which is certainly enough for most users, and it means that the memory is all easily accessible in one place, without any hassle of copying data from internal memory to memory card. Given the kind of phone that the 6500 Classic is (i.e. mid-range) we think that this is a perfectly good solution.

Other thing to point out is that battery life is poor, which isn't surprising for an ultraslim 3G handset. It'll probably need charging every other day.

We do like the 6500 Classic. It's a very beautiful phone and lovely to use, apart from the small keypad. It isn't all-singing and all-dancing, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The Nokia 6500 Slide is a slide design phone with enhanced features but is not ultraslim. Check out the new Samsung U800, which is very similar to the 6500 Classic, but a better phone.

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Nokia 6500 Classic features include:

  • 2 megapixel digital camera
  • Video camera (176 x 144 pixel resolution, MPEG4 format)
  • Display: 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2 inches)
  • Music player (AAC, eAAC+, and MP3 formats)
  • Integrated handsfree speaker
  • Ringtones: MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC, WMA & Video ringtones / 64-voice polyphonic (MIDI) ringtones
  • Voice recorder
  • Voice controls
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email with attachments (POP3, IMAP4 & SMTP protocols)
  • AMS (audio messaging service) for sending voice clips over-the-air
  • Java games
  • Themes: wallpapers, sounds, screensavers, and backgrounds
  • Calendar, To-do list, Notes, Alarm clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Calculator
  • xHTML web browser
  • Memory: 1 Gbyte (not expandable)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, micro USB 2.0
  • WAP 2.0, GPRS, EPGRS, 3G (max download 128 kbits; upload 356 kbits)
  • Quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) plus dual band 3G (WCDMA 850/2100)
  • Size: 110 x 45 x 9.5 mm
  • Weight: 94g
  • Talktime: 3.5 hours
  • Battery standby: 9 days

Nokia 6500 Classic user reviews

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Reviewed by Tarin from Bangladesh on 6th Aug 2012
6500 classic is very nice,sweet,slim.and it's the best for me.i use it.
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Reviewed by Nasir from Pakistan on 27th Jun 2012
hi all
i am using this mobile since 2008 .. its very easy to use phone, stylish. i repair it two times since 2008, never thought to replace it with any other,, simply loves it..
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Reviewed by latifah from Malaysia on 30th Apr 2012
Nokia please sell this 6500 classic again cos nokia in my country do not sell this model anymore. I missed my simple and sleek nokia 6500 which already damaged recently. Do not like bulky and touchscreen of nokia new design.
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Reviewed by caroline from UK on 25th Nov 2011
I have had my Nokia 6500 a couple of years now, it's brilliant but the back is now being held on with tape and lately I have found if I make/take a call, it beeps and cuts me off after about 5mins... so after struggling for a few months I have upgraded to a Nokia C3-01 and almost straight away I realised my mistake !! I just want my 6500 back only mended.
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Reviewed by visakh from UK on 27th Oct 2011
I like this phone very much
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Reviewed by Bobby from UK on 15th Oct 2011
It's a really good phone!
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Reviewed by n.raja from UK on 29th May 2011
i lieg this modal mobil ser thanks
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Reviewed by surfer from UK on 6th Jan 2011
i hav a completly diffrent nokia on t mob d new xpres music , all i can say is i feel relievd i am not dotty or hard of hearing, i've lost mo than contacts, texts and such like including my ear blissfulnes to d selective memory and resonant buzzing in calls. Phew! i am not a silly mug!
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Reviewed by angela from UK on 10th Nov 2010
had a pay as you go phone before for a long while which never let me down thought i would give a contract phone a try so got a nokia classic i have only had the phone for two weeks and it has broken i cant charge it it wont switch on ive taken the battery out put it back in still nothing telephoned the carphone warehouse and was told twice to bring it back down now i know why i had a pay as you go phone i wont be renewing another contract when this one is up i can tell you does no one make phones like they used to!!!!!
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Reviewed by alicia javid from UK on 3rd Oct 2010
the best phone ever if the young bloods want the phone you should get it amazing
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Reviewed by DP from UK on 23rd Sep 2010
Have had my Nokia for years. Loved it. Great pics, small and light, fair battery life...Fab! Just today won't charge. What next?
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Reviewed by alan kemp from UK on 11th Jul 2010
given to me by my wife for christmas - this phone even when not used does not retain a battery charge. does anyone else have this problem.
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Reviewed by Mistral from UK on 8th Jul 2010
Utter rubbish. Bought two and both died & will not charge. despite VERY light use & no batteries. Avoid like the plague
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Reviewed by Dimingo Banda from UK on 17th Jun 2010
Lovely phone but 4 me its just missing FM Radio otherwise im %100 happy
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Reviewed by Wilson Cowden from UK on 1st Jun 2010
I've had the Nokia 6500 classic for over 2 years and it has been a superb phone. Being slim its very easily carried in a shirt of jacket pocket. I'm now looking for another one as I stupidly let mine in a trouser pocket and it went through the washing machine. In normal conditions it will most probably survive being immersed in water but a 50 wash and spin is way too much for any phone
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Reviewed by Graeme from UK on 25th May 2010
I've been using my Classic for more than two years now, and I love it. It has everything (featurewise) I want from a phone, and keeping it in a decent case means that it still looks nearly as good as new. Gave only four stars as it's not a full feature phone, but otherwise I have no regrets choosing this handset. It's been reliable, dropped a few times, is easy to use, and takes OK photos and looks great. Web browsing is excellent on Opera Mini 5 ('other mobile browsers are available!'), and with an external GPS receiver I even have a Satnav running on the device. My only gripe is that expandable memory would have been a very good thing.
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Reviewed by gg from UK on 10th Apr 2010
battry dies fasstt!! hate it!
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Reviewed by donnabrown from UK on 7th Apr 2010
Nokia 6500 Classic having impressive features, It is 4.32 inches tall, 1.77 inches wide, and 0.37 inch deep and weighs 3.31 ounces and having 1GB inbuilt memory with 2-megapixel camera features flash, 8x digital zoom, and video recording. It has metallic skin with thin profile. The handset feels great while holding in hand. This is perfect handset to buy. For more details www.gsmcellulars.com
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Reviewed by Kieren from UK on 21st Mar 2010
wtf are you wingeing for its an awsome phone my battery has lasted 3 days i reccomend it to anyone its not the most fanciest phone with its applications if you want one with them buy a n97 mini
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Reviewed by ritesh from UK on 13th Mar 2010
dis is the most beautiful phone ever used don give a second think ova it just go bye it
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Reviewed by hamid from UK on 27th Feb 2010
this phone i have got and it doesnt let ya charge it
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Reviewed by c.martin from UK on 18th Feb 2010
i love this phone its great and recomend it to any one ive had mine for 18 months i always use nokia i wouldnt use any other,its simple to use,looks great mine is bronze,thin and light,and does it with stand anything it really does,ive dropped mine many times even on paths,dropped it in water even down the loo and it never gets wet inside,my grandson has got his hands on it hundreds of times so its been covered in the lot,it has never let me down its the first phone ive ever had thats never been sent back for repairs,when my upgrade is due if i cant get another i would keep it or get a second hand one rather than change it,it may not have all mod cons but is reliable and tough and has all you need for every day use with its buttons and not touch screen texting is simple and you dont make mistakes,it has large font writing great for glasses wearing users,and a great camera with easy to down load pictures i dont find the battery life a problem i charge every 2 days an d my phones on 24/7,no need for covers to fumble with it doesnt break or scratch in a nut shell if your not a poser its the best phone your ever have
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Reviewed by hamid from UK on 7th Feb 2010
sick fhone its great
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Reviewed by matt from UK on 5th Feb 2010
Have had this phone for 18 months. no buzzing, battery life fine, doesn't freeze, call quality fine, absolutely no problems. easily recommend it.
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Reviewed by eddy from UK on 21st Jan 2010
nice smart phone , feels good in the hand slim phone and smart . buttons not very attractive. decent features.... cameras not bad . overall good solid phone to keep.
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Reviewed by Graeme from UK on 19th Jan 2010
Had this phone almost 18 month now & it has never let me down, does everything I want in a phone, battery life could be better though hence 4 stars not 5 !
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Reviewed by Robbie Caan from UK on 17th Jan 2010
I do not agree with the views some are saying. It's Batterty life was pretty decent. The problems I had with this phone was its signaling problem. Other than that it was one of the best phones I have had. Texting was easy becuase of its perfect sized keypads. The 1GB Memory is enough for many phones. Its slim and black sexy appearance is what caught my eye and for the many I know that have bought this phone.
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Reviewed by farhan from UK on 26th Dec 2009
good mobile
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Reviewed by MD from UK on 23rd Dec 2009
Useless reception and exceptionally poor battery life.
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Reviewed by robyn from UK on 14th Dec 2009
worst phone i've ever bought. battery life was poor to begin with but now it's given up charging altogether. takes anything from half hour to 72 hours to finally fully charge and thats when it decides its wants to acknowledge the charger. i was fooled by its sleek design and box standard texts and calls feature, without the fancy trimmings of internet use, emailing, twitter, application downloads etc with modern phones today. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!
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Reviewed by Marc from UK on 23rd Nov 2009
Reception is absoultely useless
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Reviewed by aptop666 from UK on 20th Nov 2009
this mobile sux.because of poor battery.i.e i am not going to buy this.
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Reviewed by bristol from UK on 18th Nov 2009
awsome fone would recomend so thin i coukld text 23 times in a lesson without the teacher noticing me this is good for secondy school kids i advise u to get his phone
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Reviewed by ade from UK on 17th Nov 2009
I am a farmer and my phone is 18 mths old and so far it has been dropped in a septic tank, been thru a diet feeder, left outside in the rain all night, dropped in a bucket of milk twice , subjected to dust , viabration , cow dung etc, just wash in warm water and dry by the aga and has never failed to work. The battery lasts for three days with 20 calls a day. I luv it
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Reviewed by bhav from UK on 15th Nov 2009
very poor from Nokia..i have endless issues with this model. The battery life is very bad and the phone dies out in a day and take 20 minutes or so to start charging again. I went back to the vodafone store and they gave me a replacement battery and still the same. within 3 months i gave the handset back back 3 times and they replaced it and the replacement was faulty also. dont waste your time with this handset. looking forward to the new blackberry bold 9700
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Reviewed by Dylan from UK on 21st Oct 2009
classical
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Reviewed by bernadette mcfarlane from UK on 19th Oct 2009
this is the worst ever delicate phone.. its patheic, ive ad about 15 handsets in 14months u press a button n the phone falls a part.. any1 on contract make sure 2 keep ringin n complaining coz the handsets r faulty ive got 4mths left on contract n ive just got them 2 swap my phone 2 a samsung
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Reviewed by ;; from UK on 14th Oct 2009
i got a new phone headset and pluged it in on my phone its got the sign of the headset pluged in but when i got to my music player it would play out loud... How comes?
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Reviewed by Phil Y from UK on 13th Oct 2009
Without a doubt this is the worst phone I have ever owned. The battery time is shockingly bad and all it takes is one 20 minute call to drain it to half power. I've turned it off before with half a battery only to turn it on 2 hours later to find the battery beeping at me. How can it drain the battery when it's not even switched on? You can add to this the number of times that it's frozen and it's inability to get a clear signal and it's definitely a front runner for worst phone ever. Having used other manufacturers for my last two phones I decided to go back to Nokia. I won't be doing that again. Terrible, terrible phone. I have two other friends who have the same handset and have all complained about the same things. Don't let the looks and features of this phone deceive you into getting one. Stay well clear.
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Reviewed by Abzy from UK on 12th Oct 2009
I Do Not Like My Nokia 6550 Because The Memory Card Keeps Appearing And Disappearing. It Looks COOL! And Has Many Awesome Features But I Am Starting To Think I Should Recycle It Because Of The Memory Card Problem. If Anybody Has A Solution Please Em@il it to me saeed9@hotmail.co.uk
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Reviewed by Donna G, Edinburgh from UK on 12th Oct 2009
I think it,s a good we fone, i,v never had any problems with it, i,v had it for over a year now and i love it and i would buy another1 if anything happened to it and it,s so easy to use my 3 year old granddaugher can use it she likes taking photos on it, i got a new nokia n85 and thought the 6500 was better so i have went back to using that i would recomend it, i,m a homehelp and i use it a lot and the bettery has never died on me but i do charge it every nite but i have always done that with all my phones.
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Reviewed by Arjun from UK on 5th Oct 2009
Was stuck with this awful phone for over a year. Very very poor battery life, no external memory so I had no way of recovering my phonebook when the phone broke (twice!). Everything went via mini USB (power, PC cxn, audio) so that was neat along with the ipod_nano-wannabe looks but overall really disappointing.
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Reviewed by Mr P from UK on 27th Sep 2009
Worst phone I've ever used. I don't buy Nokia anymore - they used to be the reliable brand but after this phone, they will never have my custom again. Battery life is awful and after just one phone call of about 10mins, your a cell down. It has to be charged on a daily basis. The phone also has a habbit of cutting out, freezing and shutting down at random - and also in the middle of calls. Its small, its light but it is an invonvenience. I've had cheaper, better mobile phones and I will be returning to those manufacturers.
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Reviewed by Ben S from UK on 9th Sep 2009
By far the worst phone I have ever had the displeasure of owning, Decides to turn off half way through sending long text messages which is exceedingly annoying, cuts off while talking to people, very poor battery life, and generally incompatible with sd card, cannot change ringtones so your stuck with the god awful nokia default ones, avoid this phone like the plague.
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Reviewed by Harri from UK on 8th Sep 2009
Got a tiny bit of grit on the screen, so it broke. Ordered a new one and replaced it, only to have it now tell me the charger isn't supported, very disappointed
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Reviewed by BecSTAR from UK on 2nd Sep 2009
O Overview: This phone has been one of the best phones I've ever had. It looks stunning, partiularly in bronze (the one that I have). O Pro (+): Text messaging is brilliant, it's totally free flowing, you haven't got to exit and write another message, you can write as much as you like, obviously taking up several messages. O Pro (+): The memory life on the phone is great, I have loads of ringtones/music/pictures/txts and it doesn't run slow. O Pro (+): This phone has been the most durable one I've had, I've spilt a fizzy drink and water on it and its been dropped in a bowl of water, I took it apart and dried it out with a hairdryer for a few minutes and was still working where most phones would have died at that point. O Con (-): The only reason I have not given this phone 5* is that the only gripe I have about this phone is that the battery life is poor, there's been instances where I have not used the phone and it lasts for about 2/3 days
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Reviewed by polly-anne from UK on 27th Aug 2009
First impressiones UGLY! Even my baby cousins toy phone is better than that,if you had a choice from a cheap phone from the market and you had this phone, get the cheap phone from the market.
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Reviewed by kiran from UK on 25th Aug 2009
This phone is best phone in the world it loud and its got what i need this phone sexy phone i love to have ten
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Reviewed by mick mc from UK on 19th Aug 2009
my old analogue nokia was better than this.cant hear it ring and fuzzy voices.not to mention pixels going on screen. [£40 repair]My daughter has same phone same problems.Cant believe these are still being stocked.AVOID
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Reviewed by Lee@Bristol from UK on 9th Aug 2009
This phone is great as long as you dont mind the buttons falling off, im on my 3rd (yes third) key pad now, ive actally brought a spare keypad for when the buttons fall off this replacement! also the battery life is p155 poor and barely charges at all when plugged into a car charger, also I find it unbalanced which makes it even harder to use the tiny keypad.
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Reviewed by Mira from UK on 1st Aug 2009
Good looking handset poor battery bad reception poor quality calls missed DONT BUY
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Reviewed by Ashley G from UK on 28th Jul 2009
I have had the phone for just over a year. I love evrything about it-I have the bronze version. I am starting to have problems now though. It used to only take about an hour and a half to fully charge but now it's on for 7 hours and is never fully charge. It then loses charge really quickly. Unfortunately i'm not due an upgrade until January so it looks like a new battery is needed.
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Reviewed by smudge from UK on 27th Jul 2009
I like the 6500. my dad has got it and i want it!It looks slim and smart and is easy to hold. The buttons are easy to use and it is quick.The camera is quite good,the funktions are good and the screen is a reasonable size and clear.I really like this phone!
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Reviewed by Ragib Arman from UK on 17th Jul 2009
Completley changed my views about this phone its not worth the price, for a start the battery lies about how much power it has and if u charge it while the phone is off sfter about 6 hours it will still show low battery and teh battery will be fully charged.
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Reviewed by sue from UK on 14th Jul 2009
its battery is useless
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Reviewed by J.Holland from UK on 12th Jul 2009
Can't believe I am reading reviews of the same phone! I have had it for a year and never had a single problem with it, aboslutely lvoe it, does everything I need it to. I'm due for an upgrade in a few months and will probably go in and say "give me another one of these"!
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Reviewed by Tori J from UK on 11th Jul 2009
I have had this phone for well over a year now(due for an upgrade soon). It is a Brilliant little phone! I dont like all these fancy phones, with so many features i dont know what to do with them all!! So this phone was a great choice, its simple, cute, small enough to fit in my purse and pocket and did all the things a phone should do without fault....ever! Admitenly the battery life isnt brilliant, but putting it on charge a little more oftern that you may have done with other phones, wont hurt you! I would recomend this phone to anyone!!
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Reviewed by E. Matthews from UK on 6th Jul 2009
I have had the 6500 classic since Feb 09 and I'm on my 3rd phone, They are rubbish phones, because they are so unreliable, signal regularly goes off and wont come back until the phone is switched off and back on!, the speaker has blown again 3rd time, In mid call the screen goes white and a loud buzzing sound is emmited from the phone you then have to remove battery and replace to cure it, the internet is so slow its not worth using, the battery lasts 3/4 of a day at best, the phone locks up and none of the buttons work, you then take the battery out and replace it, then all your predictive text dictionary gets wiped, I would'nt recommend this phone to anyone, My daughters £25 chepo vodaphone is more reliable.
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Reviewed by Ross from UK on 2nd Jul 2009
Hate it, absolutly hate it. Had the phone for a year now and was actually delighted to hear I could upgrade. The battery is poor, in the 12 months i've had it, I have sent the phone away around 6 or 7 times for repairs. I have never had such a bad peice of technology. The charger? Buzzes like mad! The battery? Constantly switches itself off The back casing? Falls off the minute you remove it from your pocket. The keypad? Far to small for anyone with fingers bigger than a 6 year olds. The Camera? when in zoom, the quality is utterly dreadfull. Word of advice to anyone considering buying it - DONT! Wont be using another Nokia in my life
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Reviewed by Karen M from UK on 1st Jul 2009
Worst phone I have ever had. It is only a good looking phone. It's functionality and battery life is poor and it is a really crappy phone. Avoid like the plague.
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Reviewed by H. Day from UK on 30th Jun 2009
Overall, i enjoy the Nokia 6500 classic. It is a stylish phone and simple to use. My previous phone was the Nokia 3310, a phone well known for it's durability. This phone shares that. Numerous drops, bangs and bashes have left it with only a few scuffed corners. The camera has only let me down in dim lighting conditions (the flash isn't particularly helpful). I have only one bone to pick with Nokia about this phone and that is the battery charger. This phone charges via it's micro-usb port, but the charger and phone have to exchange a signal before the battery actually starts charging (presumably so that you have to use a nokia charger to charge the thing). This is all very well unless the battery has actually -run out-. In this case, unless you can coax out the last of the battery's charge and get your phone turned on again, it won't charge for the world and you might as well throw it away. Well done, Nokia, for that amazing oversight. Just as a pointer, i did find a way out of this - by applying 3v from a pair of AA batteries to the relevent pins inside the phone, thus booting it up and starting the charger, but i don't recommend this unless you know what you are doing.
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Reviewed by wendy from UK on 29th Jun 2009
Hi i've had this phone a while now and i love it, its light easy to use does everything its suppose to. Found reliable and had no trouble at all with it. Haven't found wanting to change it where's usually i get bored with phone and change it for newer one within weeks, but its so sleek and reliable finding hard to find another i want to change to :).Fancy a touch screen but wud have to be modelled on my nokia 6500 classic. So will keep my phone till i see one as touch screen.Excellent phone worth every penny. :)
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Reviewed by Seumas Leahy from UK on 23rd Jun 2009
Nice looker, camera not as good as the (1.3mp) one on my old 6230i also the signal in exactly the same places is also inferior to my old 6230i, my wife also has the 6500c and the same problem occurrs overall a lovely looking phone but nowhere what I had come to expect of a Nokis
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Reviewed by Jackie from UK on 22nd Jun 2009
Its a great looking phone and unless you actually want to have a phone conversation longer than 6 mins you should not have a problem. However if you do have a longer conversation expect this to be accompanied by a burning sensation in your ear as the phone heats up incredibly..at least the ones I have had and I am now on my second after two failed attempts to repair this fault....gorgeous phone just not practical
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Reviewed by Connie from UK on 19th Jun 2009
i recently got the Nokia 6500 Classic because i thought it looked smart but other than that i think this is the worst phone i have ever had! the battery doesnt last long and when i play music the screen goes white and turns its self off! i think its not worth its price at all this phone would maybe suit someone who wants a simple phone, just to use the basic's like texting and calling DONT BUY THIS PHONE IT'S RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by c.smith from UK on 16th Jun 2009
i am giving this mobile 5 stars if i had the 1gb memory. i only have 16mb therefor olny giving 3 other then that, the mobile is v.good
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Reviewed by nico from UK on 15th Jun 2009
should have been all metal though, the plastic back cover is reall annoying
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Reviewed by Darragh from UK on 11th Jun 2009
this is my second 6500c after having the same issue twice! it constantly drops out and comes up Sim registration failed. I hate this phone - only hanging out for an iphone on 19th June
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Reviewed by Katie from UK on 6th Jun 2009
Have had my phone 18 months now so thought it was time for a review. Needed a new handset after the first month or so due to me sounding like a dalek when i spoke to people and them sounding fuzzy too... problem is intermittent on my new handset so doesnt bother me too much. good battery life - lasts a good few days. good features, display, nice looking phone. so no complaint really
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Reviewed by hewgie from UK on 4th Jun 2009
No problem with battery life and no one has mentioned that it charges with mini usb rather than the dreadful charger and plug on the 6300 The 2.5 earphone plug on the 6300 has been replaced with the USB. Battery life is great and its a really slim and cool phone.
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Reviewed by hewgie from UK on 4th Jun 2009
This is a great phone. Nokia have fixed the crappy 6300 completely. It's FFFFUNKYYYYY.
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Reviewed by brian from UK on 31st May 2009
i have this phone and its pretty good. no complaints so far and it does everything i need it to do
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Reviewed by Sara - London from UK on 18th May 2009
This phone is dire! Buttons are not easy to use for texting, phone isn't balanced properly and makes your hand hurt when texting more than 2 texts at any one time. Battery life is poor, calls drop out whenever they feel like and a quick "will be home in 20 mins conversation" turns into telephone tag and ends up in texting anyway. T-Mobile have been dire at swapping out this phone and have only agreed (because I behaved like a pit bull) to replace it with the same phone - which I should imaging from readijgn every elses' comments, will have the same issues all over again! Mettalic distortion sounds when making calls too. Stick with the 6300.This phone may look good but try and use is to make and take calls - pointless. I am now tied into an 18 month contract with a pants phone. I would give zero stars if the option had been available on the phone rating button.
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Reviewed by The Coffeeman from UK on 18th May 2009
Poor phone, poor signal, short battery life and phone lasted two weeks before breaking down. Try again Nokia!!
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Reviewed by John from UK on 16th May 2009
The worst phone ever. Looks good but doesn't work. I've had nearly every problem described in this review section and can't believe they are still being sold! It won't charge, the camera doesn't work, intermittent speaker, software bugs, absolute rubish. Avoid the misery I have experienced and look for something else. PS If there was a zero star rating I would have gone for it.
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Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 15th May 2009
It is a good phone, it's features are all good but my screen damaged after only two weeks because the phone got to hot whilst i was on the phone but nokia fixed it for me for free and it's working again but I would recommened it it's great I've had it for almost a year now and havn't had any other problems with it, it's a fantastic phone!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Sam from UK on 14th May 2009
Had this phone for 16 months now, and it's done alright! As ever Nokia make any easy to use phone. The battery life isn't that good (charge every 2 days with minimal use), and the camera isn't that good, but I haven't had any problems with it. When it came out it was a very good looking phone compared to most but looking forward to upgrade now...
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Reviewed by yasmin from UK on 10th May 2009
Dont buy this phone.Got this phone for my birthday..The memory is very good and it looks good aswell.Very hard to text coz the buttons are very small so your tumb will hurt.Battery life is very poor.My battery dies every 2 days and i dont even call or play music or anything.After 3 weeks got a probelm with Reception.The phone wouldnt have reception even when im outside..Had to return it within 3 weeks..do not buy
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Reviewed by Thomas from UK on 8th May 2009
Well i dont have this phone, but a friend does and theres, sometimes gets a problem where they cannot turn it off, other than that they are happy with it
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Reviewed by GC from UK on 5th May 2009
Battery life is awful, when the battery dies you cannot get the phone up and running again by plugging in mains it takes AT LEAST one and a half hours before you can use it. This phone owes me money as I've lost work whilst trying to run a business using it :-(
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Reviewed by NAEEM from UK on 28th Apr 2009
PURCHASED FONE A WEEK AGO, HAD IT IN MY POCKET WITH NOTHING ELSE JUST THE FONE, TOOK IT OUT TO FIND THE SCREEN HAD CRACKED, UNFORTUNATLEY PURCHASED IT ON PAYG AND DID NOT TAKE OUOT INSURENCNCE, CAANOT RETURN AND THE COST OF A NEW SCREEN IS HALF THE VALUE OF THE PHONE. ***DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE AS THE SCREEN IS NOT PROTECTED IN ANY WAS, VERY EASILY CRACKED/BROKEN. VERY DISAPPOINTED.
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Reviewed by Neemy from UK on 28th Apr 2009
I've had this phone for about a year now! And I've had no issues with it what-so-ever. Yes the battery life can-not to be excused as it is very poor but the phone itself is small and light. The memory on the phone has to be the best feature of the phone. I can store as many text messages on here as well as store all my pictures and games. I have no regrets getting this phone as it's allowed me to do everything that I wanted: text, call and allow it to fit in my pocket perfectly.
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Reviewed by Shanara from UK on 23rd Apr 2009
OK PHONE BUT 2 THINGS TO POINT OUT BATTERY LIFE RUBBISH AND HEATS UP REALLY QUICKLY BURNS THE EARS AFTER 2 MINUTES
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Reviewed by Ash from UK on 20th Apr 2009
Great phone but have had both speakers replaced twice. Have 5 6500 slides as well for work phones and all of them have had to have the speakers replaced as well. Going to break our vodafone contract and get diferent phones.
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Reviewed by mike from UK on 14th Apr 2009
Had this phone for almost all of the 18month contract with orange now (just over 15 months) and had no problems with it at all. Great size phone to handle in everyday life being so thin - fits in most pockets unnoticably!, the button size is more than fine for texting etc, camera is pretty good, just an all-round easy to use phone with lots of memory for music to set as ringtones or listen to etc. Internet use isnt particularly great but i didn't expect that with this kind of mobile. If you are a fan of Nokias then this phone is a great choice - familiar menu system, familiar ease of use, familiar reliability. Battery life and sound has always been fine for me too. I'd recommend it, and just my next nokia is as good!
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Reviewed by bono from UK on 12th Apr 2009
Good phone looks great although battery life is terrible couldnt handle it as i am oversea business traveller . So bought a 3120 classic and its way better, battery last 5 to 7 days
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Reviewed by carl from UK on 8th Apr 2009
i have had this phone since september and all ready its on its 3rd screen and second speaker. i have had nokia phones for the last 10 years . i do really love the phone and features and the battery is amazing. i would not recomend this phone to any body working in a warehouse or building site e.t.c. come on nokia sort it out
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Reviewed by Caroline from UK on 7th Apr 2009
its not really nokia i blame for this itis the tesco direct catologue which told me it had a radio but it doesnt and the camera isnt that great so it is ok
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Reviewed by Leah Fraser from UK on 7th Apr 2009
Looks great but thats about it, the features are terrible the camera quality is very poor and it takes ages for things to load. I would not recommend this phone to anyone
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Reviewed by Anonymous from UK on 6th Apr 2009
apporling i hate it and i have had it for a year it is annoying the experience makes me annoyed i wish i never had it.
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Reviewed by farah from UK on 5th Apr 2009
WIKIDDD I DNT KNW WAT ALL DA FUSS IS ABOUT!!
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Reviewed by Simon from UK on 31st Mar 2009
Stay clear! Love the looks but battery life is terrible and speaker keeps breaking; I bought 3 for work and am now faced with replacing all of them - and Nokia still won't allow me to swap models. It surprises me that a lot of people say the battery life is ok for a phone that size; what's important is that Nokia say it lasts 9 days - and it doesn't!
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Reviewed by Al from UK on 28th Mar 2009
dont buy this phone. yeh it looks good but thts about it. stopped recieving texts for about 2/3 days then got 42 at same time. battery life terrible. and today when i picked it up hald th screen is black and is gettin worse nearly covering the whole screen.
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Reviewed by graham from UK on 24th Mar 2009
I've had 9 of these since september. Drops the signal regularly. I've now gone back to a four year old 6230i and it's fine. Don't buy a 6500 EVER
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Reviewed by Gemma from UK on 21st Mar 2009
I am coming to the end of my contract with this phone so i have had it for 18months. It is a great little phone and yes very stylish. It has lasted me 18 months but they are a few downfalls. The camera is ok but after a few months the camera became fuzzy and very low quality espeically in low lighting (even with the flash) the phone also likes to turn its self off every now and again and once it is back on it takes a hour for me to send and receieve messages again. It is great for the first few months so is great for a short term thing but after a few months it starts to go down hill. althou the signal is very good for me anyway, and has a few good qualities such as the games, music player, storage and calender
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Reviewed by abdul halim from UK on 20th Mar 2009
i have this its excellent
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Reviewed by rob from UK on 18th Mar 2009
this phone looks nice but is rubbish, get the lg cookie instead its brilliant
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Reviewed by Rayan from UK on 15th Mar 2009
i have been useing this phone more than one year. its too small and easy to use, but battery life is very poor...& reception also very poor. its so defc to fix Earphone. bz slot on top of the phone, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by jayr from UK on 14th Mar 2009
the phone is great i love it
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Reviewed by Angela from UK on 11th Mar 2009
Just got the pink 6500 Nokia. I loved the design but doesn’t function well for web & walk. My other phone N6300 is simply the best, performs better and highlights links you can navigate with when you are online in a web page e.g. on a hotmail page that refers you to another. This isnt the case for N6500, it opens a web page and doesn’t highlight links. This new phone isn’t an improvement of the old or something similar. The only newness about it is its colour and slimness. It has a low battery life. I wouldn’t recommend to anyone except they want a toy for a phone. Sorry, but I'm having to return mine.
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