Nokia 6500 Classic & 6500 Slide: A fusion of form & functionality

Posted by Simpur | Posted in , , | Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007

Nokia 6500 Classic
You might have seen this TV ad for the new Nokia 6500 Classic. It shows you just how desirable the phone is. The phone's slim, sleek design is eye-catchingly gorgeous, and thanks to Incomm, we were able to try out the phone for a couple of days.

Before we get into the phone's features & details, lets take a quick look at the beautiful curves on the Nokia 6500 Classic..

So is the phone as good as it's hyped up to be? We personally think it is, and we have to say that it surely made an impression on us. We were especially very impressed with the weight of the phone, and believe us when we say that it felt good in our hands! The phone wasn't too heavy or too light, and the weight surely gave it a touch of class, making it seem more expensive than it really is.

Here's an overview of the main key features of the Nokia 6500 Classic:
  • Very sleek and slim
  • 1 GB of internal memory
  • Great 16M color QVGA display
  • User friendly & quick interface
  • 3G network support
  • Rich preloaded content (Opera Mini, Golf Tour, Rally 3D, etc.,)
  • Bluetooth with A2DP support

A major set back for some users might be the lack of an additional external media slot, but we personally think that the 1GB storage is good enough for the average user, letting you store more than a hundred of your favorite tunes.

Unfortunately, the phone also lacks an FM Radio, a standard in current phones, and the phone's somewhat 'mediocre' 2.0 megapixel camera would slightly disappoint a few enthusiastic shutterbugs.

Image taken with the Nokia 6500 Classic's 2.0 megapixel camera

Music lovers, however, will surely enjoy the stereo speakers and stereo headsets provided. The crisp sounds are a joy to listen to.

Overall, the Nokia 6500 Classic impressed us with it's sleek, sexy looks, and more importantly, ease of use.

The Nokia 6500 Classic is available at Incomm for B$588.00, with further discounts when you present your DST Card.

Nokia 6500 Slide
If the lack of memory and quality of camera on board the Nokia 6500 Classic is not to your liking, then your other option would be the Nokia 6500 Slide. The slide version boasts:

  • a 3.2 MP camera; 2048x1536 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video(VGA 15fps) and flash.
  • a microSD card slot
  • an FM radio with RDS
  • stainless steel casing
  • TV out option

The picture quality of this phone is really impressive and doesn't disappoint. The photo below was taken using the phone's 3.2 Megapixel camera.

The Nokia 6500 Slide's brushed and scratch-resistant stainless steel housing makes it exceptionally gorgeous despite the phone's minimalist design. Its hard to find a fault in this phone, but it would be great if Nokia incorporated wireless (WLAN) capabilities to it. But then again, they'll most probably keep that option strictly for its N & E Series.

The Nokia 6500 Slide is available at Incomm at B$668.00 and comes with a 256MB microSD card. You can get further discounts when you present your your DST Card.


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