Nokia 500 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Nokia 500 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Nokia 500 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Nokia 500 is a 2011 smartphone. It measures 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm and weighs 93 g. It has a TFT display measuring 3.2" inches. The resolution is 360 x 640 and 229 ppi pixel density.

There is front camera with 0 MP. The main camera is Single with 5 MP.

It runs on 1.0 GHz ARM 11 CPU with 2 GB, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM memory. The battery is 1110 mAh.

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Pros and Cons

Nokia 500 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Nokia 500

Release date

2011, August


111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm (4.38 x 2.12 x 0.56 in)


93 g (3.28 oz)


Black/White with covers in Black, Azure Blue, Coral Red, Purple, Khaki, Orange, Green, Pink, Silver


1110 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion

Battery life

Stand by time- Up to 500 h (2G) / Up to 455 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 7 h (2G) / Up to 5 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 35 h

Approximate price110 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

3.2" inc

Screen area

28.2 cm2

Screen format

16:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

360 x 640 px

PPI /points per inch/

229 PPI

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

5 MP, Single

Camera specs

-5 MP

Video 480p@15fps
Front (selfie) camera

0 MP,



Operating system OS

Symbian Anna, upgradable to Nokia Belle OS

Processor CPU

- 1.0 GHz ARM 11

External memory

microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal memory

2 GB, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM


Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Mini-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 14.4/5.76 Mbps
GPRS Class 33
Edge Class 33
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP, EDR
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 1.47 W/kg (head)     1.38 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 1.18 W/kg (head)    

Music and Audio

Radio Stereo FM radio
Headphone jack Yes

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Exchangeable battery covers with multiple home screens (2 included in the retail box)
-MP4/H.264 player
-MP3/WAV/еAAC+/WMA player
-Photo editor
-Voice command/dial
-Predictive text input
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Nokia. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Nokia may not be reflected.

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Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Nokia 500 was around 110 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2011, August.
The weight of the Nokia 500 is 93 g.
The screen size of the Nokia 500 is 3.2" inches.
The size of the Nokia 500 is 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm (HxWxD).

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Camera Single
3.15 MP
5 MP
5 MP
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Weight 83 gr 128 gr 122 gr 135 gr
Battery 1050 mah 1200 mah 1320 mah 1200 mah
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