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Nokia 6500 Slide Review

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Nokia 6500 Slide Specifications:-

  • General:-
    Announced:-2007, May.
  • Size:-
    Dimensions:-96.5 x 46.5 x 16.4 mm .
    Weight:-125 g.
  • Display:-
    Type:-TFT, 16M colors.
    Size:-240 x 320 pixels, 2.2 inches.
  • Ring Tones:-
    Type:-Polyphonic (64 channels), MP3.
  • Memory:-
    Call records:-20 dialed, 20 received, 20 missed calls.
    Card slot:-microSD (TransFlash).
    – 20 MB user free internal memory.
  • Data:-
    GPRS:-Class 11, 53.6 kbps.
    EDGE:-Class 10, 236.8 kbps.
    3G:-Yes, 384 kbps.
    Bluetoot:-Yes, v2.0.
    Infrared port:-No.
    USB:-Yes, microUSB.
  • Features:-
    Messaging:-SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging.
    Browser:-WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML (Opera mini).
    Games:-High Roller Casino, Golf Tour, Rally 3D, Snake 3* + downloadable.
    Camera:-3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video(VGA 15fps), flash; secondary QCIF videocall camera.
    – Stainless steel case,- FM radio with RDS,- Java MIDP 2.0,- Push to talk,- MP3/AAC/AAC+ player,- T9,- Calendar,- Calculator, – TV out,- Built-in handsfree,- Voice memo.
  • Battery:-Standard battery, Li-Ion (BP-5M).
    Stand-by:-Up to 310 h.
    Talk time:-Up to 6 h.
  • Price:- 479.99 $ approx Rs 15,000 – 18,500/-
  • Key features
    3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and flash
    Great 2.2″ 16M-color QVGA display
    Snappy user interface
    FM radio with RDS
    3G network support
    Rich preloaded content
    Bluetooth with A2DP support
    Stainless steel case
    TV out
    microSD card slot with hot swap
    Comfortable keys
    Fingerprint resistant
    Quality loudspeaker
  • Main disadvantages
    Sliding mechanism no masterpiece
    VGA video at 15fps recorded in 3gp format
    Camera lens unprotected
    The card slot is under the battery cover
    charger and USB connectors on top
  • Nokia 6500 slide was announced together with its slim sibling Nokia 6500 classic, but is far more than just an attempt to diversify the supply beyond the traditional bar form factor. Both handsets drive on solid style, but the stainless steel slider takes media another step further with video call support, FM radio and TV out. Nokia 6500 slide is among the handful of Finnish feature phones to offer a 3.2 megapixel camera, while Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and the dual LED flash do make it a class in its own
  • Boxing OK
    Nokia 6500 slide offers the usual box contents topped with some extras. In the slim package, which quite resembles the 6500 classic box, we found a charger (AC-4 Nokia Charger), a wired handsfree (HS-47 Nokia Wired Stereo Headset) and a microUSB cable (CA-101). Much like in the slim 6500 classic, the not-so-popular microUSB format is used. Currently, spare cables are somewhat hard to be found.
    The extras we mentioned are the TV-Out cable (CA-92U Nokia TV-Out Cable) and the pre-bundled 256 MB microSD card. Leaving that aside, the box reveals a CD with the required PC sync software, a manual and, finally, a quick start guide.
  • Admirable Display
    Nokia 6500 slide makes good use of its size with a screen of 2.2″ diagonal, as opposed to the 2″ display in the 6500 classic. The image quality is commendable. It is surely among the best on the market in any conditions – from the darkest to the most brightly sunlit spots, Nokia 6500 slide offers great quality.
  • Admirable Display
    Nokia 6500 slide makes good use of its size with a screen of 2.2″ diagonal, as opposed to the 2″ display in the 6500 classic. The image quality is commendable. It is surely among the best on the market in any condit

    ions – from the darkest to the most brightly sunlit spots, Nokia 6500 slide offers great quality.The Call Log in Nokia 6500 slide won’t surprise anyone who has ever held a Series 40 device in their hands. It can display Dialed, Received and Missed calls separately, as well as all of them together. Every submenu can hold up to 20 call records with their date, time and duration.

  • The music player comes with XpressMusic
    The music player is almost identical to the one used in the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic phone and the Nokia 7500 Prism. It is a great player originally reserved for music-oriented Nokia phones and is obviously becoming the standard player for all recent Series 40 devices.
    The player works with AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, WMA, AMR-NB, Mobile XMF, SP-MIDI, MIDI Tones (64-tone poly) and True tones.
    The supported A2DP profile allows listening on Bluetooth wireless earphones. The player is highly customizable through a number of themes that are at your disposal.In the retail package you will find the HS-47 wired Nokia stereo headset, connectable via the 2.5 mm AV jack. The headphones manage quite decent sound and their quality will certainly meet most criteria. They get to be appreciated even more provided that the 6500 slide is not a music dedicated phone.
    Moving back to the player, we have to say that it offers a large number of configurable options. The sonic experience is enhanced by equalizers and a stereo expansion function, which somehow failed to impress us. The equalizers do deserve attention, as they perform very well, while the opportunity to set own equalizer presets completes the range of possibilities.
    As with Nokia 7500 Prism, changing the equalizer preset has an almost instant effect without the usual couple-of-seconds lag.
  • 3.2 Megapixel Carl Zeiss AF camera
    For the first time in a Series 40 phone we are delighted to see a very good 3.2 megapixel autofocus CMOS camera with Carl Zeiss optics. More to mention is the integrated dual LED flash and the video recording capability at 15 fps in VGA resolution.The Nokia 6500 slide camera produces images of up to 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. The camera menu and the available settings are not at the highest level, compared to the camera interface of N95 for example, but will do the job, indeed. They include white balance, three quality settings going form basic to high, and various effects. Sequence shots and shooting in both portrait and landscape mode are also among the available extras. The flash can be forced to on, regardless of the light conditions, and used as a fill flash. Naturally, an automatic mode for the LED is also available.Nokia 6500 slide is officially quoted to record VGA video at 15 fps in MPEG-4, but as it turns out, the recorded clips are in 3gp format. We haven’t got the slightest notion of why Nokia decided to squeeze the recorded clips in 3gp format.
    Video quality is average, but it still fails to achieve the contrast and detail of MPEG-4 recordings. The noise level is surprisingly low, though sharpness is negatively affected . 4x digital zoom is available when shooting video, but as usual, it results in a severe loss of detail, especially at the maximum level. The length of videos in 3GP format is only limited by the free memory available.
  • Connectivity
    The 2.5 mm jack and TV-Out support set the Nokia 6500 slide apart from its classic sibling. The rest of the connectivity offerings are identical. The main focus here is the USB connectivity and it is really seamless.
    On the other hand the microUSB is not as widespread as the miniUSB, but this may just be how the future is shaping. Upon connection of the USB cable, it prompts you to select the connection mode. You can then alternate these modes by only a few keypresses. Moreover, Mass storage is available, allowing your phone’s memory to be directly accessed from a computer.
    The Bluetooth version is 2.0 and A2DP is supported, allowing stereo wireless connection. Other supported Bluetooth profiles include: AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SAP, SDAP, SDP, and SPP.
  • Conclusion
    The Nokia 6500 slide is a hard one to define and, though formally of the same bloodline, the 6500 classic isn’t any better of a reference point. Nokia 6500 slide focus is on the imaging capabilities, plus, the brushed stainless steel exterior puts it in a more exclusive league.
    Nokia 6500 slide is high on exclusivity and style but in a reserved or laid-back manner. It’s not a cameraphone but has a very good camera. It’s solid and capable but means less business than smartphones. It scores very high, both in terms of design and functionality, but is caught in crossfire due to its high price tag. With enough flashy premium handsets, heavyweight all-in-ones and practical but smart performers, pressure is coming from all ends on this otherwise highly recommendable device.

Siddartha is a Blogger from India. He is currently working as a Java Front End developer and he loves writing about tutorials, technology, algorithm, etc. You can follow him on Twitter | Facebook | Google+. You can subscribe to GadgetCage RSS Feed or Email Notifications.

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