Nokia 6500 Slide Review
In a nutshell: The Nokia 6500 Slide is a slide design 3G phone
with an excellent 3.2 megapixel camera and a large hi-res LCD display.
It offers video calling, and MP3 player, an FM radio, expandable memory
and Bluetooth. On the negative side it's heavier than average and its
battery life could be better. Also, be aware that quite a few of our
users are finding that their phones become faulty and have to be be
replaced or repaired. Available in silver or black.
Review: November 2007. Last updated July 2009.
The Nokia 6500 Slide is ... wait for it ... a slide design version
of the Nokia 6500 Classic. Or is
it? You'd think that two phones that have the same model number and
are so similar in appearance would have the same features, but no, the
guys at Nokia clearly thought that would be too boring.
"Hey Aleksi! Why not release two phones with the same name but
make them completely different inside?" ... "Cool idea Joonas!
Let's put a nice 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus inside
the 6500 Slide and a rubbish 2 megapixel one inside the 6500 Classic."
... "Niko thinks the Slide should have a bigger screen - that's
what those Samsung boys do with their slide phones." ... "Roosa
has a great idea - let's make them both 3G but only allow video calls
using the Slide (hey, hey)"... "Arttu thinks that the Slide
should have a memory card expandable to 4 Gbytes, but we won't put a
memory card slot in the Classic at all!" ... "and why not
put an FM radio into the Slide too, Kristiina? But not in the Classic!"
... "Oh and one more thing, Matias - because we left all the good
bits out of the Classic we can make it ultrathin, but keep the Slide
big and heavy!"
"So, run this past me one more time, Johanna. We make two phones
with the same name. One is a Slide and one is a Classic. We put all
the best features into the Slide, but we make the Classic really thin
and better looking. And we sell them both for the same price! Our customers
are gonna love this idea. How they will laugh at our wacky Finnish sense
of humour! Those boring Swedish squares at Sony Ericsson will be so
Features of the Nokia 6500 Slide include:
- 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, auto focus, double
LED flash and 8x digital zoom
- Video camera (VGA, 15 fps / QCIF, 30 fps) with 4x digital zoom
- 3G video calling (QCIF resolution, 15 fps)
- Display: 16.7 million colours, 320 x 240 pixels (2.2 inches)
- Music player (MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+, and WMA formats)
- FM radio with Visual Radio (get info about music played)
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Voice commands and recording
- Push to talk using volume key (Nokia PoC)
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email (with support for attachments)
- Themes with wallpapers and screensavers
- Java 2.0 games & applications (High Roller Casino, Golf Tour,
Rally 3D, and Snake 3)
- Internet: WAP 2.0, GPRS, EDGE, 3G
- xHTML web browser (Opera Mini browser)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, TV-Out, 2.5mm headset socket
- Memory: 20 Mbytes plus microSD memory card slot (expandable to 4
- Flight mode
- Quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) plus dual band 3G (WCDMA 850/2100)
- Size: 97 x 47 x 16 mm
- Weight: 123g
- Talktime: 6 hours
- Battery standby: 320 hours
Nokia 6500 Slide User Reviews
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Average rating from 109 reviews:
Reviewed by Burray Futtock from Scotland on 11th
Before I received my Nokia 6500, I was a broken man. My marriage was
on the rocks, I had succumbed to cancer due to the vicissitudes of a
stressful job. I found myself crying in the rain as I walked to my house.
I had a cloud hanging over me and friends started to drift away as I
forced them away from my indifferent and self-obsessed behaviour. I
thought it was all over and purchased a revolver and sat down with a
drink on my sofa. Suddenly a friend burst into the room and tossed me
a Nokia 6500 slide cell phone. As its sleek aluminium lines arced through
the air, I felt my mood lifting. Using its superb WAP internet function,
I managed to find a new job and was offered the job at interview. Friends
started to phone and meet me again. Everyone commented on how positive
and friendly I had become. I placed my music on the MP3 system and rocked
these tunes to myself as I healed the rifts in my marriage and, using
the superb compact keypad, managed to sell my revolver to a hitman who
was willing to pay above the odds. Some may say that this was all coincidence
or a one-off event - I say it was the awesomepower of the Nokia 6500
Slide Classic. God Bless you Nokia!
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
12th Aug 2012
Mr Futtock, your story is an inspiration to all of us. A mobile phone
really can change the world.
Reviewed by Chaltone Chikwekwe from Zimbabwe on
19th Jul 2012
6500s works but each time i try to download certain browsers it will
say no user certificate.What could this be?
Reviewed by Samsung Mobiles from India on 19th
Good: The camera
Bad: Everything else
I can barely make a call on this thing without it disconnecting mid
call, and I mean 95% of the time this happens, now I just use it for
texting and the occasional, miserably slow, single page web search.
I am eagerly awaiting the end of this miserable contract so I can finally
ditch this terrible phone, a phone which I have owned for 3years now.
There is no reason why anybody in their right mind should wish to own
or use this phone!
Reviewed by john from ENGLAND on 7th Apr 2012
it is bad, do not buy it. FAULTY!
TURNS ON RANDOMLY LIKE WHEN SOMEONE CALLS.
HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN
DO NOT BUY, IT EVEN STOPS WORKING SUCH AS TURNING ON OR CHARGING
Reviewed by Zain from pakistan on 26th Feb 2012
I have nokia 6500 slide i love it it have many featcher
Reviewed by snowy from england on 17th Feb 2012
The nokia slide 6500 isn't to bad but I ave to say it has its down fulls
I defo wouldn't say to any1 to buy it! But its a fone and it works so
its better than nothing I guess lol
Reviewed by sanjana pasan from sri lanka on 15th
this phone haven't wi-fi and gps
Reviewed by Arun from UK on 12th Dec 2011
I luv my 6500 Slide, had it more than 5 years now, it's a soldier phone,
drop it and it just gets up and gets going. Made of steel, I've bashed
it, dropped it, and still survived! Solid build, clear voice, clear
microphone, good speaker phone, buttons that just won't die. Don't get
me started n the 3.2 Meg camera! Crystal clear. The flash is awesome,
and the screen is still intact. Why would I need a SmartPhone when I
have a Nokia 6500 Slide!
Reviewed by caroline from UK on 29th Nov 2011
I've had the Nokia 6500 slide for a couple of years & it's been great.
Just lately though it's been cutting out after a few minutes when making
calls, so I upgraded my contract to get a Nokia C3-01, but the C3-01
is so inferior I'm binning it and ordering a new Nokia 6500 slide online.
Basically the 6500 is a good quality phone, I didn't realise how good
it was until I tried to upgrade it!
Reviewed by Stanley Lambchop from UK on 21st Mar
Read all reviews and bought phone with some trepidation. Have had phone
for 4 weeks now and love it. So far so good. Hope this does not tempt
fate!!. I get approx 4 days from battery even as a textaholic! Camera
excellent quality. Lay out easy to use, good old Nokia. I would reccomend
Reviewed by Alan Brown from UK on 20th Mar 2008
Have owned this phone for two days now and I like it. However, I do
have an issue. I bought a SanDisk 8gb memory card but the phone only
seems to recognise 4gb. I'm not quite sure whats happening. It definately
says 8gb on the card so I doubt I've been ripped off by SanDisk. I can
only assume the 6500 slide has some kind of 4gb limit built into it!
If anybody knows anything about this I'd appreciate some enlightening.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
20th Mar 2008
I think that's right - the 6500 Slide can accept cards up to 4GB.
Reviewed by richie from UK on 20th Mar 2008
Having read these reviews, I started to become a little worried as to
whether I had done the right thing, as I had just purchased the Nokia
slide 6500 on an 18 month contract. I primarily wanted a phone for text
messaging, as I was far exceeding £15 a month on pay-as-you-go. I put
the battery on charge for about 8 hours and within 24 hours the battery
had died on me! I repeated the process 3 times and the same thing happened!
I returned the phone to the shop and the salesman suggested to take
it away again. I was told to keep an eye on the signal bars on the screen
as texting with a weak/poor reception could have an impact on battery
life. I rather doubted this; I had only sent around 20 text messages
,made no phone calls, GPRS packet data and bluetooth were turned off
( as suggested by some consumer reviewers, these apparently have significant
effect on battery life ), power saving option was turned on...etc ......anyway,
thought I'd give him the benefit of the doubt and took the phone away
again. After one attempt at charging overnight, yet again, 24 hours
later the phone had died on me again! Totally unacceptable for a new
phone to last only a day, would have thought reasonably 3 days at the
very least even considering the fact the phone is feature heavy! So
again, I returned the phone to the shop...I was offered a replacement
battery. I went away and repeated the charge process, and guess what,
about 1.5 days later the phone died again!! Went straight back to the
shop and this time, the handset was replaced AND the battery! Charged
the phone up for about 8.5 hours and have just had 3 days use out of
it!! Finally...Just put the phone on for a second long charge and more
confident that the phone will last. I put it down to the handset being
faulty and draining the battery, rather than the battery itself! However,
just be aware of the importance of giving the battery 3 overnight charges
to condition it. When you first have the phone, there will be a little
power in the battery already, allow the phone to go completely dead.
Charge it, and repeat the process twice again letting the phone completely
die on you. The reason for this is,because you are increasing the capacity
of the battery so that it's capable of storing and maintaining it's
charge for longer in between cycles. Yes, it is a feature heavy phone,
and I'm sure that if I was using internet, bluetooth,in addition to
texting, the battery would die down quicker, but at least more than
a day!! So, fingers crossed I am going to be happy with my purchase...
Overall a fantastic phone but why, oh why, do Nokia print such a ridiculous
battery specification?? I very much doubt it for this make and model.
Surely under the trade and descriptions act....
Reviewed by sarah from UK on 18th Mar 2008
it's well tidy init! i loves it =D
Reviewed by DVLO from UK on 18th Mar 2008
i just got mine today, for a 'mid range' phone.. its good! before buying
i was slightly worried about the size since all online reviews mentioned
that it was slightly bulky.. ok its not as slim as the razor but wouldn't
call it bulky at all-
Reviewed by amr from egypt on 17th Mar 2008
i got this set since 20/2/2008 i likt it v much everything is ok but
i faces a problem with software two times . it is not stable and i reback
to the agancy i am realy dessappionted . my past nokia 6288 has the
same problem and i sell it no what i have to do ? I have always been
a Nokia fan but now i am not
Reviewed by laura from uk on 15th Mar 2008
i had this phone a week took it bk n got anove one n took tht bk the
screen went just black on me and the key pad dint always lock but other
thn tht it is a reali good phone the camra aint as good as the n73 and
tht is also a 3 meg camra
Reviewed by String from UK on 13th Mar 2008
Had the phone for 1 day. Upgrade from Samsung D900. I have always been
a Nokia fan but went for Samsung due to size. I can't comment on all
the features of the phone because I don't use them all but what I can
comment on is the sound quality. It is appalling. After all the thing
is a phone first and foremost so should provide a clear conversation.
Spoke with network after a couple of hours and told them that I was
unhappy with handset. Now I will send it back at my expense and get
something else. Very very disappointed. If you take pictures, listen
to MP3, write texts etc then I'm sure the phone is ok BUT if you actually
do want to speak to people then all I can say is avaoid this phone.
Reviewed by Amy Lee from England on 11th Mar 2008
I've always had Nokias and they've never let me down, and so far this
phone lives up to the Nokia reputation! I haven't had a problem with
battery life, I have noticed slight background noise though whilst making
calls but otherwise clarity is fine. The phone is easy to use, in true
Nokia style it's stylish and understated. I like the more solid feel
to it than most of the flimsy models on the market these days. I read
many reviews on many Nokias before deciding on this phone and (hope
i'm not tempting fate here!) I am very happy with my choice.
Reviewed by Bhupendra Varshney, Noida from India on
11th Mar 2008
Hi folks, I bought the brand new outlandish looked Nokia-6500 on 22nd
Feb.Its just awesome.I have found everything good except the following:
1)Battery backup is not that good * 2)Phone gets hanged while batterry
is at low * 3)Sound quality is poor# Combating the above probs: * Charge
your phone for atleast 2 hrs..(No harm if u do it for more) then see
the drastic change in the battery backup also keep your phone battery
full charged hence no hang problem will occur. #Sound quality is good
but not as per its configuration..Probably a good sound driver may help.
In all its good.
Reviewed by Graham from England on 11th Mar 2008
I've had this phone for a couple of months now so I think that I have
had time to form a balanced opinion about the phone. when I got it out
of the box I did like the nice solid feeling it had as I held it in
the palm of my hand and I found it asthetically pleasing. I bluetoothed
a nice mp3 over from my old samsung D600 and listened to it a few times
at which point my phone crashed! so much for the increased stability
of a non-smart phone I thought but since that first day I have had few
problems. The phone takes good pics but you will not get the best from
it unless you spin the phone around and start to use it in landscape
mode using the side mounted camera button which then activates the Auto
focus function on the camera, which works quite well (took me a while
to work that out, duh.) I am not a big texter but when I do send a texts
I am impressed by how quick they seem to be transmitted. I have a nokia
bluetooth handsfree car kit which was inherited with the car I bought
and as I hoped the 6500 works seamlessly with this kit having enabled
auto answer. One thing I have noticed is that the keyboard seems much
less tactile than my old samsungs, I was hoping it would soften up but
it hasn't happened yet. One thing that is bugging me about the phone
and I cant be the only person that has had this problem, is that it
often traps strands of hair between the black piece of plastic that
runs along the top of the front of the phone and the steel casing!!
in fact today I found a strand of my daughters hair lodged in the front
of the phone! Nokia take note, the fit really should be more flush,
this should not be happening fullstop. Overall this is a very good phone
but I fell that the build quality could be better, why are the charging
points so small? this seems to ensure that the charging pin is needlessly
fragile, nokia must be doing a roaring trade in new chargers due to
these pins snapping. At the end of the day it does what it says on the
box and it does it quite well with what I would call decent battery
life as well, lasting a couple of days on a full battery before needing
to be topped up.
Reviewed by katy from uk on 10th Mar 2008
Great phone, beats any sony ericsson out on the market today
Reviewed by aric from england on 10th Mar 2008
hi i have the nokia 6500 and i an very happy with it
Reviewed by sean from uk on 9th Mar 2008
excellent mobile, much better than my old phone (sony ericsson k800i).
iv had no problems with it looks nice feels nice works brillant, glad
i went back to nokia. well done nokia
Reviewed by mark from england on 8th Mar 2008
phone was good at first but then like most nokia"s goes back to default
settings and plain screen and nokia tune keypad freezes too,my nokia
n-70 n-73 did the same,i dont think the weight of the phone is a problem
if anything should be heavlier,better than these tacky light phones
that samsung make which are poor
Reviewed by Keith from Ireland on 7th Mar 2008
Absolute rubbish! This is the worst device I've ever owned and I'll
certainly never buy Nokia again. On second one now in as many months
(first was replaced when speaker failed) and the problems continue.
It went in for repair last week after locking up completely. Nice UI
but sound quality is dreadful, as a phone it's just not fit for purpose.
I'd give it zero if i could
Reviewed by Rich from UK on 3rd Mar 2008
Great phone. Had it for just over a week and I'm really impressed with
it. No software problems, good battery life and looks awesome. Only
down side is its a little heavy compared to my previous phone, the Samsung
D900. Had Samsung for the last 3 years and thought it would be hard
to get used to a new menu but its as if I've always used Nokia. Excellent
Reviewed by DaN1396 from ENGLAND~#~ on 2nd Mar
I got this phone last thursday and ive got to say im really impressed
i thought any phone coundnt beat my samsung u600 until the screen went
all dodgy and i bought this phone on 3 and im really please with it
love being able to go on msn messenger on it and watch mobile tv bit
a a shame skype isnt supported on it but never mind, sound quality is
exelent with headphones and what an exelent loud speaker it has. i can
still see my self with the phone in a few years as it feels so solid
in my hands as were other phones feel flimsy, the only downside is the
battery, oh yeah one more thing exelent camera if your looking to buy
this phone i would really reckomend it!!
Reviewed by Tony from Romania on 2nd Mar 2008
I have this Nokia 6500 slide firmware version 4.81...and i can not switch
the cameras in one video call...work only the front camera on video
call,the 3.2Mpx camera not work on video call!Why???On Nokia E90 and
Nokia 6680 work very well both cameras on video calls!
Reviewed by ,.,. from ,.,. on 2nd Mar 2008
ppl always make it look like nearly every single fone on this website
is rubbish and it breaks down. the thing is that you cannot get a phone
that eventually wont brake down. its like everyting else on this world.
i had this fone for 3 months and nothings gone wrong
Reviewed by ????????? from ???????????? on 29th
my dad has this phone i think its great but my dad said its not as good
as it looks sure the phone looks amazing but the batterey is pretty
poor(according to my dad) n plus if you talk too long it start heating
up(because i think its modal is metal/steel)the camera n stuff is good
but buy it if u want(at ur own risk)
Reviewed by Jems from england on 29th Feb 2008
this phone is rubbish. had it 5 minutes and the back cover wouldnt come
off, the sim card wouldnt come out and the catch to push it out broke,
then the back cover did not fit back on properly. made a call and the
line was horrendous and a tinny noise gave me headache! after 1 hour
i had packed it back into the box and exchanged with 3 for a trusty
sony ericsson. dont bother with this phone!!
Reviewed by Daniel from London on 28th Feb 2008
This phone is da bomb. I've got the black version and it looks so classic.
The sound of the phone is very good (sounds even beter with headphones
on. The feel of the phone is very good and it is stainless as well.
Da only prob wit this phone is the battery life doesn't last very long
and when tryin to take out the sim or memory card can be quite fiddly.
Overall this phone is worth gettin (u won't be dissapointed)
Reviewed by Imran Shah from Oman/Muscat on 25th
This is a very attrective but software is not stable
Reviewed by Gem from UK on 23rd Feb 2008
I was quite optimistic about the 6500 slider, unfortuately I think that
Nokia need to review their quality control on the phone. My first unit
was scratched in the box. The second worked for a few days, then broke.
The phone was switched off to conserve the battery when low, then it
wouldn't come back on again. On the face of it the 6500 is a very nicely
designed phone, I loved the feel of the phone (a little heavy some have
commented), but I thought it felt sturdy. One major design flaw (mentioned
on the internet if you have a search) is that the keypad gets scratched
when the slider is used. I found this very annoying, and I can image
that the phone would look very worn after a few months. Even after very
light use there were visible scratches on the keys. After all this,
I decided to swop the phone for a Samung as was fed up with the problems.
A long time since I had a Nokia, but the 6500 wasn't up to the quality
I am used to from them.
Reviewed by colin booth from UK on 20th Feb 2008
Did leave a 4* review, may have to review that review. I bought a 2gb
microSD card to put in, and broke the back trying to get it off. Utter
tosh. I've had it 5 days and it is Messed Up. Ah well, only 17 months
and 25 days of my contract to go...
Reviewed by sarah from wales on 20th Feb 2008
i like the phone,however i keep having problems with it. im on my 2nd
phone in 2 weeks. the keypad keeps sticking and the settings keep going
back to default. im taking it back tomorrow hopefully to recieve the
same phone that works properly.
Reviewed by andrew from uk on 20th Feb 2008
i like this phone it is one of the best phones out
Reviewed by Chris from England on 18th Feb 2008
great!!!!!! the best in the world not a scratch at all wen been dropped
a few times (ooooppppsss!) I would recomend it
Reviewed by C Booth from UK on 17th Feb 2008
Amazing. great, solid phone. Put a 2Gb card in it, loaded with 20 3gp
movies, and off i go. Those trips to work will fly by! Battery better
than reputatiob as well.
Reviewed by Derek from Scotland on 17th Feb 2008
Excellent phone!!!! Got my Nokia 6500 slide from 3 back in December.
Been using it for 2 months now and i can't fault the phone or 3 at all.
Camera is fairly good, mp3 player is great, easy to text on, good sound
quality during calls. Bought a 2GB memory card off ebay for about £12
and it works fine with the camera, no problems. Phone feels great, top
quality smooth slider, looks great too, not a single scratch on it and
i've dropped it a few times.
Reviewed by tee jay from wales on 16th Feb 2008
ok lush phone.. but cant get the back off to get my sim card number
looks like the chrome(foil lol) is bending..grrrr
Reviewed by Ben from United Kingdom on 15th Feb
A truly amazing phone. After being wowed by my mate's 6300, I decided
to go with the 6500 Slide. What a great choice it was. The camera is
fantastic. Camera lag is apparent, but not really a problem. The LED
flash is much better than I expected, and it really works well. Like
numerous reports have said, the memory card isn't recognised when the
battery cover is taken off, but why should that be a problem? The UI
is one of Nokia's best in years. I am now converted to S40 for life!
It's as self explanatory as you could ever want, and usable by people
of all ages (So good I even bought my mom a 6300 as a present!). Also,
the build quality is amazing. I can't stand these ultra-lightweight
slim phones, and I much prefer the 6500 Slide's thick stainless steel
build. Combining features, looks, and practicality, nothing is holding
the 6500 Slide back. Go get one today!
Reviewed by meghan from england on 14th Feb 2008
i think this phone is great realy reliable and it feels sloid when using
and it is very sexy in black!!!! i love it
Reviewed by neil from england on 13th Feb 2008
just got this phone in sexy black wow its so much better than my luna
, phones 4u gave me it for free becaused my luna kept breaking , suckers
sold luna for 300 pound happy days
Reviewed by andy from uk on 11th Feb 2008
i dont like the phone the sony k800i is so much better
Reviewed by Ben from UK on 10th Feb 2008
ive had this phone for a month now and i havnt found any of the problems
described by the other users, the camera is excellent and the flash
is more than satisfactory. the mp3 player is the best ive experienced
on any phone so far. i previously had the nokia 6300 and this phone
is a definate upgrade, its got most if not all the features of the 6300
but with improvements thrown in here and there. i definatly recomend
Reviewed by kelly from uk on 10th Feb 2008
this phone is absolute rubbish an thats an understatement!! av had nothing
but trouble ever since i got it, ive had it about 3mths an ive already
sent it back twice an im about to AGAIN! the settings change on it all
the timegoing back to default so u get that annoying nokia ring tone
and a plane screen, when i go on the tinterweb it freezes up, when people
ring me they cant hear me or it cuts out and it weighs a ton, so in
a nutshel its a big fat NO!x
Reviewed by Asin from Srilanka on 10th Feb 2008
Hi Nice phone it got msn bt nt rele sure bt dough gud gud..!! Asin
Reviewed by D Smith from UK on 6th Feb 2008
Well had the phone for 3 weeks now as an upgrade from 3 that was to
replace my old Nokia n70, that I liked even with its sometimes quirky
characteristics. I usually hate having updates because you find that
the memory cards you paid a fortune for, the extra batteries, car chargers
etc etc never fit the new phone and you always seem to have to start
again buying new ones. This phone was no exception had to replace memory
card as it only came with 256meg one, just enough to put a few pictures
on. At least the car charger and home charger were compatible. At first
when I started to use the phone I didn’t think it was that good,
but I put this down to unfamiliarity on my behalf with its functions.
It is a nice solid phone that actually feels like it’s going to
be able to take the bumps and drops it will possibly receive over the
next 12 months. The slide function is smooth and the overall appearance
with its brushed aluminium covers looks great with an almost retro 70’s
feel. Software: (This may differ from other providers I am with 3).
Well it comes with the usual refined Nokia pc suite that is good and
simple to use. The PC suite automatically up dates now unlike the older
versions and it also does the same to the phone when you connect to
your PC. The phone itself it seems to have a great deal of junky functions
like Frames, Pier to pier texting great for the avid texters out there
its ability to text using various texting software whilst on-line must
be great but I’m happy just sending the odd text as normal and
thankfully you can delete them from the phone. The games are new and
refreshing the only downside was that most were demo and if you wanted
to play them you had to purchase them after the demo time. The 6500
unfortunately has reverted back to the Nokia media player, unlike the
old N70 that used real player. Real player would play almost anything
that you dragged and dropped into it from your computer, unlike the
Nokia system th at needs a little tweaking and reformatting to get it
to work. Camera: The lack of good photo software was a disappointment,
very little in the way of options. The flash is amazing very bright,
the camera itself is fine, but only fine, and it has some very clever
auto functions but looses quality when you zoom in. The auto focus system
is good but sometimes seems to take more time than it should (I possibly
just need to get used to that). Holding the camera can be tricky it’s
easy to place your fingers in front of the lens or flash. General: The
speaker is placed at the back of the phone and is very easy to obscure
with the hand during a call, with this in mind it is a good speaker
system when using in normal and in loudspeaker mode. Nevertheless over
the passed 3 weeks have grown to like this phone, I have had no problems
with it that haven’t been down to user error. I have upgraded
the memory to 2 gig and that seems to have made the general functions
much better. Would I get another one? Yes if it was as a free upgrade
but as for choosing a new phone from scratch possibly not, but as a
simple and after formularisation a user friendly, that is good looking
I would recommend to any one.
Reviewed by Petermac from Ireland on 5th Feb 2008
What is good: It is classy, stongly built, has a good clear screen,
a good camera, a flash, a good interface and it has 3G. What is not
so good. It is heavy , the back lacks one lug which means it can be
slighly loose, the flash is not great,battery life is pretty dreadful,
the screen is too bright in day light.The buttons are smallish and a
little awkward near the slide (1,2,3) Mine has given me no serious problems,
touch wood (in ten days). Am I glad I bought it? Yes for the camera,the
3G and the good deal I got. However , I miss my 6131 for solidity ,
lightness and bigger buttons.
Reviewed by Orangemonkey from UK on 4th Feb 2008
This is a great phone. Had it for a couple of days now and i love it.
I think the phone looks really stylish especially the new black one.
The MP3 player is superb the sound quality is crystal clear and really
loud, and the camera is great too the pics come out really clear and
focused unlike a lot of camera phones!!! As well as all this you get
a great slide phone which is funky! A must have phone.
Reviewed by OILTEC OIL HEATING ENGINEERS from uk on
3rd Feb 2008
best phone i have had in a long time. OUTSTANDING
Reviewed by Bullboy from UK on 1st Feb 2008
This is a brilliant phone! I know that there will always be shoddy copies
of a phone, but mine is great! The battery seems good too as I've had
it doing all sorts today and it still shows as full!
Reviewed by Rampant Rabbiter from UK on 31st Jan
Well, I've owned this phone for about a fortnight now and am so far
very pleased with it. I bought it as a replacement for the 6500 Classic,
as I really struggled to text with that phone, due to it being so thin.
I bought the phone for £220 from Carphone Warehouse on the o2 network
to use with my o2 contract SIM card. Firstly, the screen is incredible.
I would never use another brand phone now as Nokia seem to be the only
ones using the 16million colour screens - and I can see a noticeable
difference. The colours and clarity are superb! Secondly, the camera
is a vast improvement to that on the Classic - but then, it's meant
to be, as this phone is a 'premium slider'. The camera isn't too important
to me - I have a 12mp Kodak digital camera anyway - but it's nice to
have a decent one on my phone for quick snaps here and there. However,
the double LED flash tends to over-expose, so I won't be using it for
any important photos! The slide mechanism is fine and I have not noticed
any marks on my keypad from using it...so far! The keypad is a lot better
than the Classic, though still not quite as text-friendly as other keypads
I've used. Still, I can easily put up with it. The general feel of the
phone is great - it feels like a real quality piece of kit in your hand.
I don't find it too bulky at all. In my opinion, a phone needs to have
a little bulk to it and a bit of weight. Anything too small and flimsy
just doesn't feel that good to use. I'm also happy that Nokia supplied
a normal charger with this phone, and not the micro-USB found on the
Classic, which I was a little concerned would break in time. I've had
no reception problems. The phone switches from GSM to 3G all the time,
depending where I am, so I usually have a perfect signal. Internet surfing
is fine, and downloading is exceptionally quick. The battery lasts a
little longer than the Classic, but it's still nothing to write home
about. But then with such a beautiful screen and packed with so many
features, I'm willing to charge my phone every other night! Overall,
I'm delighted with this phone and I'm hoping it will last me a good
while. The 6300 was the last phone I fell in love with, and I'm hoping
to have the same kind of special relationship with this one...so far,
Reviewed by Daniel from Tyler on 29th Jan 2008
Great looking phone bought it as a replacement for an N95 8GB which
was too bulky for my liking and showed every damn scratch as it was
shiney black. Only a couple of flaws i'm not too keen on namely (1)
the non-standard 2.5mm headphone socket... the standard is 3.5mm so
having to take an adapator everywhere is a pain in the neck and (2)
the placement of the loudspeaker... why is on the back on the phone
so when you lay it flat on a surface the sound becomes muffled? Stick
it in the side or even 2 speakers on each side would be much better.
Reviewed by sarah from uk on 23rd Jan 2008
bad phone had to replace it twice because keypad wasnt working
Reviewed by granny from wales on 23rd Jan 2008
If you are thinking of buying the 6500 slide go to the nokia site and
view the vast complaints about it. I have had only Nokia phones since
my first 'car phone' about 20 years ago - when they were like a house
brick - but I will never ever buy such total junk again - have you tried
their after sales?????? Wish I could give it minus 5 stars
Reviewed by Sulith Fonseka from Sri Lanka on 23rd
It's verry frindly excellent phone Nokia 6500 slide
Reviewed by Lee from Birmingham on 21st Jan 2008
Best phone ever had. its very loud through headphones and through loudspeaker.
features are great and camera video quality is mad !!! better than the
new cybershot!!! a must have phone
Reviewed by tom from London on 20th Jan 2008
never brought such a rubbish phone in my life
Reviewed by Greg from UK on 20th Jan 2008
This is a lovely phone to use, great battery life, features, camera
etc But I've had to send one back and get a replacement, because it
kept freezing on me, and also not loading my contacts from my sim card
meaning i had to keep switching it on and off (I never turn my phone
off ever). My replacement was working fine, but after two weeks, its
started happening again!! Gonna have to get something different, but
all phones seem to be a bit rubbish lately!
Reviewed by umar from usa on 20th Jan 2008
hi gus i have only one thing to say about dat phone its garbage
Reviewed by Ryan Brown from carlisle on 19th Jan
ive had 4 replacements in three weeks, they just don't work, charging
issues, memory card issues. I HATE IT!
Reviewed by Goose from UK on 18th Jan 2008
I just got this phone yesterday decided to go for a good reliable phone
rather than an all singing all dancing one, mainly due to recently buying
a media player. The phone looks really good, solid well built but at
the same time sleek and sexy! The camera is really good, although I
had a 2mp on my W850i so maybe I am not used to a decent one! Usual
Nokia easy to use and set up no need for manuals (unless you are new
to phones or Nokia). I won't bore you with stats and figures as they
are all above this review, as for the people who moan about the phone
freezing not working ect, you have to realise that every product has
x amount that do not work it is part of life. One last thing I would
like to say is how good it looks and feels!
Reviewed by lacey from Gold Coast - Australia on
18th Jan 2008
I like it! Sleek looking and great features! Love the music player -
very loud! The camera is fun & overall the mobile is straight forward
to use like any other nokia. Only minus is it's a little bulky & a heavier
mobile so would suit a guy more for sure but I've girled it up with
a pink case!
Reviewed by Tom from Wales on 18th Jan 2008
Been using nokias all my life and i was very dissapointed with their
current models, N-series was absolutely dreadful etc. But am delighted
to say my faith is restored and they finally fixed everything that was
wrong with the previous nokias.stunning phone, easy to use (much better
operating system), great camera even compared to n73's, expandable memory
fine, even battery's good (compared to other new phones out) and no
other problems. its just like the good old days.bravo nokia (finally).
Reviewed by Robeir from England on 17th Jan 2008
I think the 6500 slide is a great phone i wnat to know exactly how every
review i've read states that it is big and heavy or chunky, what do
you people consider as small.
Reviewed by andy from uk on 17th Jan 2008
Initially on buying the Nokia 6500 slide, I found it to be an incredible
phone. Great menus packed full of functions. Great personal organiser
However, after a few days, I found that the phone did lock up quite
regularly. This was almost corrected by the software download from the
Nokia web site, but the one thing that did make me return the phone
was a lack of volume on playback from the voice recorder and audio when
videoing. Even when set on max volume. It was only just audible in a
room completely silent. Which is a real shame great phone, but a few
areas that need improving
Reviewed by Frank from Ireland on 16th Jan 2008
Hi all, I have this phone for 2 days now, it looks good, feels good,
but does appear to have 2 major flaws from my p.o.v. Firstly, the battery
life appears to be diabolical, now I use the internet quite a bit on
my phone and I'm presuming that is the problem, although I had a Nokia
6233 previously and it was more than adequate. Secondly, my phone stays
beside me at night (alarm etc), but now I have this light coming from
the display all night long as it appears that the phone never goes into
sleep mode (may be part of the problem with battery too), am I missing
something? Will I have to switch my phone off at night? Other than that:
browsing is pretty quick and grapics etc are good too.
Reviewed by Hattie from England on 16th Jan 2008
I've had this phone since christmas. I've been to Austria since then
and it worked perfectly. It's easy to use as it's menus are simple.
The picture and video quality is excellent and the flash works really
well. Volume is really good too. The downside is that it attracts fingerprints
and it can scratch easily if not cared for. The square navigation key
sticks up a bit, and that has made it chip on the edges. The phone is
a bit heavy but I'm not bothered about that. It feels a bit too delicate.
The screen has blanked out about ten times but it only lasts for one
second. Battery life is quite poor so i have to take my charger everywhere.
I think it is a bit over priced. But other than it is great phone! Buy
this phone if you are prepared to keep it well kept and don't use it
Reviewed by Jason from UK on 16th Jan 2008
I have had this phone for nearly 2 months and I can safely say it is
the best phone I've had. It pains me to read people reviewing the phone
after 6 hours of having it then moaning about the battery life. The
looks and feel of the phone are outstanding, sleek brushed alluminum
finish, smooth slide and a 16million pixel display. Although quite weighty
the phone feels solid and sterdy unlike all these super slim phones
where more detail has gone into making the phone thin rather than whats
inside it. The cz 3.2 megapixel camera is brilliant and video recording
is also good. The phone has all the qualities of an N series phone but
has the added benefit of it not being slow (like many N series). The
internal memory is decent but when you get a memory card this really
isnt an issue. The applications that come with the phone are excellent
and the web browser is great. A radio is a nice inclusion as well. For
me to give stars the phone would have to be perfect, but I would have
liked an infrared sensor and granted, the battery life could be better.
Reviewed by Louise from UK on 15th Jan 2008
Well, in the space of four months, this is literally my fourth handset.
Follwing the samsung G600, the sony ericsson k850i and the LG viewty
as you can imagine I was nearing breaking point as far as phones are
concerned and just about ready to give in and use my old 3330. I was
in the o2 store returning the viewty very angry after having it replaced
with the same fault for the second time and decided to just go another
way. I was looking at the phones, not particularly wowed by any of them
to say the least when I saw the 6500 slide.. I absolutely loved the
look of it, the brushed stainless steel casing is gorgeous and when
you pick the phone up its so heavy you know its sturdy but it doesnt
look robust and manly! That was the one, my final shot at a phone! I
payed £250 for it and left the store with a little hope. When I got
home I popped my sim card in and did the standard, set the time and
was in awe at the screen quality. Very bright and vibrant! So far so
good! I took a couple of snaps with the camera, which I found were fantastic
outdoors but in the wrong lighting the flash wasnt anything to brag
about. The phone runs really fast, the menus are easy to navigate and
the sound quality is good when you consider its a nokia! I've had the
handset just over a week now and can find nothing to fault about it.
Its gorgeous to hold, use and look at, great camera for taking well
lit photographs, comes with a decent sized memory card for all your
music.. and I love that you can download cool themes onto it as well.
So just when I thought the right handset was never going to appear,
there it is. 6500 slide! :D
Reviewed by Molli from Australia on 14th Jan 2008
I reckon the phone is pretty good. Everythings functioning properly.
I got a free 1GB memory card. One thing i cant get my finger on is the
Cell info display. Sometimes it comes up and sometimes it doesnt.
Reviewed by Rob from uk on 12th Jan 2008
This is a great phone. I had a couple of signal problems when i first
got it but it seems to be fine now. I love the fact that it is heavy
because it feels so well built! Camera is one of the best and video
is quality. MAKE SURE YOU SET IT UP PROPERLY THOUGH! I think it is the
best looking phone at the moment so buy it now!
Reviewed by Tim Cooke from N.Ireland on 11th Jan
I have now had the phone a week and after an initial hic up all appears
to be well. Within an hour of getting the phone from 3, the screen started
to fizzle and flicker out. this happened every 4 -5 seconds. The phone
had also reset to factory default and things were looking glum. Brought
it backed and exchanged it, to same model and to date no major problems.
Had a bit of difficulty with downloading music, but drag and drop into
the memory card did the trick. I installed Nokia suite and all the relevant
programmes and my phone seems to be fully updated. My battery lasted
5 days, and that included a lot of exploration, bluetoothing etc, boys
and their new toys syndrome ??, so no problems there. Camera works fine,
shutter release and all controls are easy and straighforward to use.
I do agree with other users comments below, what Nu Nu put the speaker
at the back ??. No scratches or badly fitted parts yet, all is neat,
tidy and clean. i did purchase a clear case from mobile fun and it is
the dogs. Hope those with problems get them sorted, and if mine starts
to go Biccys, as we say over here, i will post and let you know.
Reviewed by Cedric from Kuwait on 9th Jan 2008
Having own this handset for 10 days , upgrading from a Nokia N73 ME.
I'd say it's a pretty nice phone , a bit expensive for what it has to
offer though I'll kick it off with the pros - 1) Nice Camera for an
s40 , though i think the pictures are better from my earlier 3.2mp cz
same specification camera.However the slide outbeats my n73 for outside/indoor
night shots thanks to the dual led flash. 2)Music Player is decent 3)Nice
build, except there seems to be a slight gap on the backcover (upper
right side) which however some users disagree with , while many complain
abt it. 4)Stainless steel makes it look elegant , no fingerprints ,
scuffs. 5)Fast Interface (Really normal for an s40 compared to a symbian)
6)2.5mm jack 7)ADAP support for wireless bluetooth audio 8)Adjustable
Font Size , unlike my n73 :( which need a 3rd party application to facilate
bigger font size. 9)TV OUTPUT 10) 4GB Expandable microsd , although
some claim 6gb works a breeze. Now the Cons 1)Like i Said the slight
gap between the backcover and the handset towards one side. 2)I find
it very hard to remove the simcard even after using the switch to flush
it out :/ 3)No Flash during Video Recording 4)Battery life is below
par. 5)No adjustable brightness for the display. 6)Resetting of ringtones/themes
when you remove the backcover , because there is a small metal piece
between the backcover and the memory cradle switch which is responsible
for initialising the handset to recocnise the memory card.However you
could always shift a tone/theme to the phone memory to avoid this if
that's not too much trouble 7)Loudspeaker is useless , very low. 8)The
keypad is big but i find number 2 very annoying to go at because of
the lip of the slide. Overall ,Nice phone. I'll update this review after
some more playing around. Cheers
Reviewed by VBlue from NZ on 8th Jan 2008
The phone is rubbish! Returned it to the shop after only one day as
the ringtones and themes kept resetting back to default when I pick
up the phone using the slider. Exchanged for a second one only to have
this 2nd phone not recognising the memory card. Went back the third
day to demand my money back.
Reviewed by Jane from Makedonija on 8th Jan 2008
OK...OK...OK "battery life could be better"...!?! You are creasy guys
what are you doing are you sleeping on the phones...the best phone i
Reviewed by Pete from UK on 4th Jan 2008
Had the phone about 6 hours now. Fully charged the battery and it had
conked out after 5 and a bit hours. It keeps resetting back to factory
settings. Video calling won't work, the signal is ridiculously bad but
maybe these 2 things have something to do with it being on 3! Oh...
these problems are nothing compared to the last problem: It won't let
you make or recieve calls from other mobile phones whatever the network!
It works to landlines but the quality of sound is pretty much non-existent.
The one good point about it: It lets you send text messages. 3 have
promised a different sim card and are positive it will sort out all
the problems but I'm not so sure. We'll have to wait and see. If I could
give it a rating less than 1 so far I would.
Reviewed by Russell from England on 2nd Jan 2008
I love the design of this phone and all the functions, except the one
that stops anyone hearing what I'm saying! Quite a major flaw, i'm sure
Reviewed by boo from australia on 2nd Jan 2008
its a good phone =]=] but when i first got it, the keypad was abit stiff,
only until i used it for about 1 week, it became easier to use. every
now and then, when i touch it, i realise that my fingerprints are on
the stainless steel cover.. its a good phone but it wld be better if
there was wifi
Reviewed by Cuzz from Australia on 1st Jan 2008
I've had this phone for 2 weeks now.It is heavier than previous phones,
but this adds to the classy feel of the phone. The camera is excellent
although there is a slight delay between pressing the button and the
taking of the shot. Sound quality is good. Phone menu is easy to use
and responsive.Great screen. Phone can be set to automatically lock.
Keypad is a good size and the black keys with white back light is good
for those of us who need glasses. Brushed stainless steel mixed with
the black is very nice. A good, easy to use phone.
Reviewed by URNAM3 from Aus on 24th Dec 2007
This phone is ok, the only BAD THINGS are that the phone does not lock
automatically when you close the phone and also your ringtones/themes
will reset now and then as there is a fault with the memery card cradle
which causes the memory card to move.. one way to test this is to keep
the phone on and remove the back cover not try and access your memory
card...Not there?? is it!
Reviewed by Peter from Poland on 23rd Dec 2007
RUBBBISSH!! IM SORRY BUT THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS THE ONLY THING I
LIKE ABOUT THIS HANDSET IS IT'S SOLID EXTERIOR BUILD. THE KEYPAD GETS
SCRATCHED OVER TIME (DUE TO THE SLIDING MECHANISM) WHICH IS BAD CONSIDERING
IT'S COMING FROM WHAT THEY CALL THE PHONE GIANT - NOKIA. AND THE MEMORY
CARD! IT WONT RECOCNIZE MY MEMORY 4GB CARD AND YES IT'S A WELL BRANDED
CARD WHICH WORKS FINE ON ANOTHER HANDSET OF MINE.(A 4 GB IS COMPATIBLE
, COURTESY : NOKIA) THE WALLPAPER & RINGTONE WORK ON THE BASIS OF HOW
BACKCOVER SITS ON YOUR BATTERY/MEMORY CARD .... WHAT A LOAD OF CRA%$#!
AND NOKIA CUSTOMER CARE IS PANTS! THIS IS MY HONEST OPINION - IM BEGGNING
TO LOST MY TRUST IN ALL 3 CORPORTATES - NOKIA , SAMSUNG AND ERICCSON
, ALTHOUGH I'D STILL FAVOR SAMSUNG APART FROM THE BAD BATTERY LIFE.
THINK OF IT THIS WAY - ARE YOU READY TO WASTE THAT HARD EARNED DOUGH
FOR A PHONE WHICH DOES DELIVER FOR IT'S PRICE? OH AND THE KEYLOCK WONT
WORK IF YOU JUST SLIDE IT UP , YOU HAVE TO SET A TIMER FOR IT IN THE
SETTINGS. CHEERS PEOPLE
Reviewed by Steven from UK on 23rd Dec 2007
It seems most of the problems here (ringtones/background images defaulting
& freezes) are caused by the memory card - which comes loose when you
move the phone (and can crash the camera if your using it) I'm going
to try it with another card, and maybe return it to O2 if the problem
persists - otherwise a great little phone. [Added later ...] Right,
figured it out... there's a microswitch between the camera and the SD
slot - it disconnects the memory card when the back panel is open, just
short the switch with a bit of foil (this may void the warranty) and
the memory card won't disconnect when you shake the handset... this
seems to have stopped all the camera related crashes on my 6500 slide.
Reviewed by Dave Cook from England on 21st Dec
What a great phone! Upgraded with O2 last week to the Samsung G800.
Toally hated the phone, way to bulky and apart from a decent camera
the phone was overall poor. Changed to the 6500 slide and boy what a
much better handset. Everything i wanrted in a phone and it is packed
with the best features out on nokias. Good camera to not that far behind
the G800 and ideal for quick snaps when your out and about, flash is
brilliant. Nicely packed with games and applications and i would say
this is the best Nokia currently available. Would give it 10 out of
10 if i could. Go buy it now at last we have a decent Nokia that you
can trust. Well Done Nokia
Reviewed by Blu from United Kingdom on 21st Dec
Had the phone a few months now was going to get the classic but the
3.2 megapixel camera pulled me to get the slide.Firstly very solid well
made phone i have dropped mine twice and its still fine.The screen is
a nice size and very clear,the button lay out is simple and easy to
use even if you have big fingers.The interface is fast and typical nokia
very easy to find your way round once you start to use it you get to
know exactly where every think is your after.Plenty of room to add more
memory mines got 1gb at min so its got plenty of storage.The camera
is very good auto zoom with flash not as good as a n95 but still very
good for a phone of this price in all very nice simply phone well done
Reviewed by Sidrat Amin from Bangladesh on 20th
I love my Nokia 6500 Slide.Its slightly heavy but thats what gives it
a quality feel along with the stainless steel which gives this phone
an undeniably gorgeous,expensive classy look.The screen in brilliant,Camera
is also very good,surprisingly as its is not a N series,use an adopter
and connect some good headphones(Nokia supplied headphones are lousy)
and your head will blow off coz the sound of MP3s is Awsome.I am only
waiting for a firmware upgrade as Eeverything is ok in mine But sometimes
once very unfrequently, my phones menu slows down and becomes ok within
seconds and ya there is a slight gap when you open the slide to answer
a call.But this is definitly the best NOKIA I have ver used and it is
beutifull too,so if you are still unsure,you need not be coz this phone
will not disapoint,go get 1 today.Sid
Reviewed by Patrick from Portugal on 19th Dec
well there's still hope out there , strong phones finally! I've never
been a great fan of Nokia. But on holding and using this phone for a
week now , I think Nokia has hammered the nail in this time (atleast
most of it). Flaws would be - no camera lens cover exposing the lens
to scratches The Ringtone which changes back to default , dont know
how to really fix this at the moment. Battery life could have been better.
Hope this helps.
Reviewed by Nige from UK on 19th Dec 2007
Had it 3 weeks now - the look and feel is very impressive. Charges quickly
and if you turn the bluetooth off when you are not using it the battery
life is more than reasonable. Loving it - definitely recommend. Well
Reviewed by Suzanne Barton from UK on 18th Dec
It is a nice phone and the stainless casing is a nice touch. The slide
on mine wobled quite a bit, when it was closed the slide didnt sit flush,
it stuck out slighly on one side. I decided to take it back so did a
factory restore and the whole thing ceased up, screen went blank couldnt
turn it off. Had to take the battery out to restart it. It is a lovely
looking phone but im not sure about it to be honest.
Reviewed by paul from uk on 15th Dec 2007
this phone is brilliant i think its the upgrade of nokia 6288 because
its a slide and the camera has improved from 2 megapixels to 3.2 megapixels.
the camera is great but sony k800i still has the better camera but still
its a very good phone
Reviewed by Jo Davies from Wales on 14th Dec 2007
I've had the Nokia 6500 slide for a week and a half now, and at first
I found the phone slightly heavy after my Samsung D900, but soon got
used to it. The camera, menu, buttons etc. are excellent and very easy
to use, but unfortunately I am sending it back as it rings in silent
mode, and the slide action as mentioned before has a couple of seconds
delay which is annoying.
Reviewed by Hattie from England on 12th Dec 2007
I just bought this phone and tried it in the shop .. it was really good
but i have to wait for it for christmas! =[ i hope it is as good as
Reviewed by marg from uk on 11th Dec 2007
i love my nokia slid.The only problem i'v had with it is the screen
freezes now and then but then again most phones do (or is it just me).
i'v only had the phone 6 weeks but its great.Who wants a phone to be
that light weight and slim if you ask me thats just easyer to loose.It
is always better to know you'v got something sturdy in ya hand.
Reviewed by Anisah Malik from U.K - Greater Manchester
on 8th Dec 2007
hi, iv had this phone for 2months and i love it!! ive had no problems
with it as yet, the camera is resonable so im hapy with it. when recording
a video tho the light is not in use i think thats a bit silly and anoying,
the headphones with the phone could have been beter when listening to
music however i av a mp3 player so i hardly use the phone for music.
Its abit heavy but its stainless steal not plastic! theys noting else
i can say realy. theys a comment below bout it being more a males fone,
im female n i love it! so i recomend it to anyone any age as its easy
Reviewed by Ted Magee from England on 6th Dec
I love this phone, its got the lot and very easy to use, I’ve
had it a few weeks now and so far no probs, the only thing is that when
my handset rings on pulling the slider down in that’s 2-3 secs
to connect with the caller, also the first 3 rings are quite, same go’s
if you get a message and I’ve looked if the handset is set on
ascending and its not, its set on incoming call ‘Ringing’
so im a bit disappointed with that. The golf and the poker is a big
bonus they are great games. The cameras fantastic auto focus is cool,
easy to send messages etc., really good all round. I would recommend
this handset but it’s more suitable for a man than a lady.
Reviewed by ross from uk on 5th Dec 2007
had mine for about 20 days now, and its had its ups and downs. firstly,
a very nice phone. more weighty than its plastic peers, but with a better
quality feel and slide mech. the software is quick and easy to navagate.
got some good applications on the phone (the casino game is amazing
:D). now the downside. its series 40. to most "normal" people, ie non
power users, this is a benefit. to me, however, used to my slow but
powerful series 60 software, it was like going back to horse and cart.
yes, it does the job, but its not got that ...oomph series 60 does.
i had broadband internet through bluetooth to my n70, but because it
was done through a .sis file, i cant do it anymore. generally, its not
as customisable as i would have liked. now for some general issues with
the phone. mine was faulty, so im sending it back to O2. i think its
a loose connection to the memory card, because when i turn it sideways
to use the camera, it says memory card removed. it looses 15 minutes
A DAY of normal time, and text message time stamps are out by exactly
an hour. tried every fix i could find (gmt times, daylight saving times,
updates, the lot) nothing fixed this. the camera is.... bad. 3.2MP yes,
set to highest res and detail (as i do with all my settings) but the
pictures contained artifacts and stuck pixels all over them. the colours
were terrible under anything other than perfect sunlight, and blurring
was always a real problem. never had any problems with my K750i i had
before ny N70, even my N70 wouldnt blur or artifact! you cant use the
front camera except for video calls. again, unlike series 60, you cant
have individual notes displayed on the main screen, only 1 long note,
called "my note", as part of the active display. theres no document
viewer, a problem since i had my school timetable on my n70 as an excel
sheet! lol. theres no wifi, something which made me want the n95 or
e65, or even the significantly larger and more PDA like O2 orbit. again,
generally a power/business user feature. you cant view full web pages,
something i used on my N70 using my bluetooth connection (look up GNU
box). overall, if you want a powerful phone that is fairly future proof,
avoid. get a series 60. if you arnt bothered/dont want series 60 or
any of the more advanced features available,a very good phone. im giving
it 3.5 stars here, purely because its not powerful enough for me, but
it is a very good mid-high end phone. well done to nokia, just not quite
powerful enough though! lol
Reviewed by simon from UK on 5th Dec 2007
mr green i had exactly the same problem, it turned out my radio was
on, when the radio is on it routes all audio and speach to the headphones,
which if not plugged in is a bit of a problem. Other than that, after
some advanced settings from Nokia to sort out my Aol push email which
now works a treat, the phone is great very usable, battery life has
been excellent, solid feel, good camera,changable font size etc etc,
i would have no problem recomending this phone to anyone.
Reviewed by Mr green from uk on 3rd Dec 2007
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On my forth nokia 9500 slide this month. Nobody can hear me when i am
talking and I can't hear them. Costing me alot of money on a contract
I can't use ( no point using it when nobody can hear me ! )All I'm offered
is the same replacement phone...........Waste of time and money, don't