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Outstanding Quality Phone!


Feb 3, 2009 by michaek09k

The best Nokia phone out there!
All other Nokia phones look childish or girlish!

-Excellent strong mature design!
-Looks like it has loud ringer because of thikness of the phone!
-Excellent menu inteface and screan of course!

-Slightly thin
-Battery capacity is small because of thinness
(for music player+phone must be at least 1200mAh)
-No 3.5 mm headphone jack again!

Just because this phone is worthless for music, I will still not buy other overpriced Nokia phones!
I will buy normal MP3 player until Nokia puts 3.5mm headphone and larger battery in every phone!

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Best looking Nokia ever I think


Dec 2, 2008 by HokiesACC

Going from S60 back to S40 and to S60 again isn't exactly easy, but it's not so bad here.

What I liked:
-The silver brushed metal and black plastic accents give this device a striking look that I have never seen from Nokia before. Curse Nokia for not making an Nseries device look this good.
-The phone has a very solid feeling to it.
-3.2MP camera is very good for photos and video.
-Comes with Opera Mini.
-Call quality very good.
-Reception is great, contrary to what I heard. I do live in north NJ and have AT&T and I get 3G with the 850 band.
-You can still back up your phone memory on a microSD card!
-Text messaging is so much easier compared to S60 3rd FP1.
-S40 is pretty smart for a dumb phone platform.

What I didn’t like:
-The infamous keypad scratches. There’s nothing you can do to prevent them. The only way I can ease the pressure on the keypad while opening the slide is to push from the earpiece area. The phone is just constructed too tight.
-The black plastic area below the send/end keys is the weakest part of the phone, and it creaked a little for some time when pressure was put on it.
-Contacts search only searches the part of the name that shows up first, and not all aspects of the names. So, if you have Doe, John there and search for J; Doe, John doesn’t show up.
-Can’t skip to a new text line by pressing 0 twice while in T9 mode like in S60. You have to be in single letter entry mode.
-Zooming in on an object and taking a picture gives you a smaller photo size. Full zoom leaves you with a 320x240 photo basically in the end. I just thought that was stupid.
-Loudspeaker isn’t loud enough for me, and is distorted when playing a song at full blast. My N75 and N95 spoiled me.
-All the ports are at the top, and the antenna is at the bottom. I wish it were the other way around.
-Not wide enough for me.
-Camera button is a total pain to use (on mine at least).
-I really miss not having a clear button, but that’s Nokia’s S40 phones.

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Nokia 6500 slide


Feb 5, 2008 by captainoats

best phone I have ever used.

solid construction
great camera
snappy ui
good battery life
excelent recption

makes my friends jealous
price ($400)

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The 6500 slide phone


Dec 6, 2007 by WARUNA GOMIS

After using the great Nokia 6230i for almost 2 years and dropping it in a pool I decided to arrange for a practical but 'design-dedicated' phone from Nokia. The 6500 slide is strikingly simple. Its what I would call the male version of the Nokia 6300. It is one of the most simple and sophisticated designs ever made by Nokia.

The main external Body is constructed out of brushed stainless steel (with a slight hue of titanium) and black plastic. The weight is a tab on the higher side but nothing to worry about. The steel finishing shows the slightest gap and the battery cover has only a sealing clasp on one side. The compartment does not seal perfectly.

I found the display to be very good. I also like the light sensor which adjusts automatically to the environment. The black strip below the display is useful to slide the unit. A lot of the complaints from users come from not using this bar and pushing the unit from the black base bar, thus scratching the number pad. The voice calls are very very clear and you can hear most of the nuances of the voice on the other side. The speaker is good and clear as well.

On balance of weights, the unit does not balance in your palm when the slide is open and you are punching numbers. There is a possibility of dropping the unit.

One important comment with regard to power usage is that Nokia should have had a seperate lighting unit for the number pad only when slide is open. This would have saved a lot of battery power and used what is only essential. The battery stand-by time is very deceiving (package shows 13 day stand-by time). I fully charged the unit and received 3 calls (all under 5 minutes) and 5 text messages and the power did not last for more than 1.5 days (35 hours)this is the saddest part for me. Nokia should introduce a battery with long retaining capacity.

I did not buy it for the camera, so will not comment on it.

The price paid was US$400, i feel that one could bring the price down to US$ 350.

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