Nokia 500

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Fast and colourful smartphone

Match your style with three changeable covers
Nokia 500 smartphone with fast processor and Wi-Fi

Fast, connected and fun

Powerful processor and Wi-Fi

Now this is speed – the powerful 1 GHz processor makes sure your apps and entertainment are a pleasure to use. Apps run quickly and smoothly, and with a Wi-Fi or 3.5G internet connection, web pages load fast and downloads arrive in an instant. Scroll through photos effortlessly and browse your music collection with ease.

Free covers

Personalise and make it your own

Nokia 500 smartphone with two additional coversExpress your individuality. Two additional premium covers with a vibrant matt finish are included in the box, so you can choose the right one to match your style. And because they are easy to switch, picking a cover to suit your mood is quick and hassle free. Plus you can choose wallpapers and themes for your home screens as well as add shortcuts for your favourite apps and friends.
Nokia 500 smartphone with email, IM and social networks




Email and social networks

Live – on your home screen

Everything is ready straight out of the box with fully integrated email and social networks. For you this means real-time emails from your work and personal accounts direct to your home screen. You also get live Facebook and Twitter feeds 24/7 to keep you constantly up to date. Simply choose what’s right for you.

The best apps

The latest and greatest apps

With Nokia 500 you get many great apps right away – apps that make life a bit better, a bit easier and a bit more fun. And one tap takes you straight to Store where you can download the latest apps and games, as well as browse ringtones, themes and wallpapers.
Go to Store
  1. Shazam Shazam
  2. Four Square Four Square
    Social Networks
  3. Fruit Ninja Fruit Ninja
  4. Sports Tracker Sports Tracker
  5. Spotify Spotify
  6. Swype Swype
    Nokia 500 smartphone with Nokia Maps and free GPS navigation

    Free maps and navigation

    Find new places. Share with friends.

    Nokia Maps brings you the best of everything in your city, so you can instantly find nearby cafes, shops, concerts and much more. Discover and share great new places as you travel across town – plus you can check in to let people know where you are and meet up with friends who are close by. And best of all, you get free walk and drive navigation with turn-by-turn voice guidance.
    Plan trips with Nokia Maps online

    Nokia 500 smartphone with a fast processor and stylish covers

    Available Cover Colors

    Colour availability varies by country
    Size: 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm
    Weight (with battery): 93 g
    Volume: 73 cc
    Internal memory: 2 GB
    Support for up to 32 GB with an external microSD memory card
    Battery Performance
    Talk time (maximum):
    • GSM up to 7 h
    • WCDMA (3G) up to 5 h
    Standby time (maximum):
    • GSM up to 500 h
    • WCDMA (3G) up to 455 h
    Video playback time (maximum): 5 h 15 min
    Video recording time (VGA,15 fps, maximum): 1.5 h
    Music playback time (maximum): 35 h


    Display and User Interface
    Screen size: 3.2"
    Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels)
    TFT display
    16 million colours
    Capacitive touch screen
    Orientation sensor (accelerometer)
    Compass (Magnetometer)
    Proximity sensor
    Ambient light detector
    Keys and Inputs Methods
    Keys: call, end, home, slide lock, volume
    Finger touch control
    On-screen alphanumeric keypad and full keyboard
    Dedicated volume keys
    Three customisable home screens:
    • menu
    • widgets
    • themes
    • shortcuts
    • apps
    Customisable profiles
    Ringtones: mp3, SpMidi, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
    • wallpapers
    • screensavers
    • pre-installed themes
    • changeable colour themes
    More wallpapers, ringtones and themes available from Store


    Power Management
    BL-4U 1110 mAh Li-Ion battery
    Talk-time (maximum):
    • GSM up to 7 h
    • WCDMA (3G) up to 5 h
    Standby time (maximum):
    • GSM up to 500 h
    • WCDMA (3G) up to 455 h
    Video playback time (VGA,15 fps, maximum): 5 h 15 min
    Video recording time (VGA,15 fps, maximum): 1.5 h
    Music playback time (offline mode, wired headset, maximum): 35 h
    Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.
    Internal memory: 2 GB
    MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32 GB
    Operating Frequency
    GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
    WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
    Automatic switching between WCDMA and GSM bands
    Flight mode
    Data Network
    GPRS/EDGE release 6, class B, multislot class 33
    HSDPA Cat10 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
    WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g
    Capability to serve as data modem
    Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes
    Requires data service. Data services may not be available in all networks. Data transmission speeds may be as high as HSDPA 14 Mbps, but may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. The establishment and continuation of a data connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength.
    Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
    High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
    Micro USB connector and charging
    2 mm charging connector
    Standard 3.5 mm AV connector

    Software and applications

    Software platform and user interface
    Symbian Anna
    Java MIDP 2.1
    Qt 4.7, Web Runtime 7.3
    • HTML 4.1
    Software updates over the air (FOTA) and over the internet (FOTI)
    Flash Lite 4.0
    OMA DRM 2.1, Full OMA Client provisioning, OMA DRM 2
    Mac applications: iSync, Nokia Multimedia Transfer
    Personal Information Management (PIM)
    Detailed contact information
    Multiple calendars with meeting request support
    To-do list
    Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes
    Preloaded applications
    • Music Player
    • Radio
    • Social client for social network feeds
    • Nokia Maps
    • Here & Now
    • Browser
    • Nokia Music Store
    • Store
    • Shazam Encore
    • WebTV widgets
    PC applications
    • Nokia Suite


    Email and messaging
    Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for e.g. images, videos and music
    Full screen email viewer with HTML support
    Unified email client for multiple protocols: Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, Windows Live™, Hotmail and other popular POP/IMAP services, and Mail for Exchange
    Push email and expanded portal support available through Nokia Messaging for email and instant messaging
    Email widget for home screen
    Unified MMS/SMS editor
    Conversational view for SMS
    Call management
    Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and email details per entry with personal thumbnail pictures and video clips
    Smart dialling to find phone numbers quickly
    Speed dialling, voice dialling (speaker independent) and voice command
    Logs of dialled, received and missed calls
    Conference calling
    Integrated handsfree speaker

    Sharing and internet

    Browsing and internet
    Full web browsing of real web pages
    Web browsing with touch control
    Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML MP, WML, CSS
    Supported protocols: HTTP v1.1, WAP
    TCP/IP support
    Visual history, HTML and JavaScript support
    Flash Lite 4.0 will support a majority of Flash Player 10.1 content
    Nokia Mobile Search
    RSS reader
    Support for streaming video
    Unified home screen access to Facebook and Twitter through Social client
    Social networking status updates visible in phone contacts
    Upload and view photos and video and see locations via Social client

    GPS and navigation
    Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers
    Nokia Maps with free car and pedestrian navigation
    Wi-Fi and network positioning
    Compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display and bearing


    5 megapixel camera
    Full Focus
    Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy-to-use touch screen parameters
    Still images file format: JPEG/EXIF
    Zoom up to 4x (digital)
    Image capture
    Automatic location tagging (geotagging) of images and videos
    Images automatically taken in the correct orientation
    Pinch zoom in Photos image viewer
    View photos by tag cloud, month, album, slide show
    Photo editor
    Internal memory: 2 GB
    External memory: up to 32 GB microSD card
    High-Speed MicroUSB to PC connectivity


    Video cameras
    Video capture in 640 x 480 (VGA), 640 x 352 (nHD), 176 x 144 (QCIF) at 15 fps
    Settings for scene: Video light, Colour tone, White balance, Exposure
    Zoom up to 2x (digital)
    Video codecs and formats
    Recording codecs: MPEG4-es, H.263, H.264
    Playback codecs: MPEG4, H.263, H.264
    Streaming support: 3GPP and CIF
    Video sharing and playback
    VGA video playback
    Support for download, streaming, and progressive download
    Video editing software
    Videos application: collection of stored videos
    On demand WebTV widgets to watch local and global internet streaming videos
    Support for Flash video
    YouTube browsing and streaming

    Music and audio

    Music features
    Album art interface to browse the albums in your music collection
    Nokia Music Player, plus home screen widget
    Nokia Music
    Audio codecs: MP3, SpMidi, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
    Bit rate up to 320 kbps
    DRM support WM DRM, OMA DRM 2.0
    Loudspeaker with 102 Phons
    Stereo FM radio (87.5-108 MHz/76-90 MHz)
    Home screen widgets for FM and internet radio


    Use the touch interface to play games
    Games available for download at Store

    Eco profile

    Energy efficiency
    Power Save mode, ambient light sensor, unplug charger reminder, eco-friendly chargers (Nokia Fast Charger AC-8 or Nokia Fast Charger AC-15, depending on country)
    Eco content and services
    Available at the Store, pre-installed eco wallpapers and ringtones, maps for route optimisation and pedestrian navigation
    Free of PVC, free of brominated and chlorinated compounds and free of antimony trioxide as defined in Nokia Substance List, bio-based materials in inner parts of the product
    All materials of the device can be recovered as materials and energy
    Made of up to 60% recycled material, 100% recyclable
    User manual
    Interactive user help in device and online, only Quick Guide in the box, eco tips on Green Page

    Package Contents

    Standard Sales Package
    Nokia 500
    Nokia Battery BL-4U
    Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-101D
    Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102
    Nokia Fast Charger AC-8 (or Nokia Fast Charger AC-15, depending on country)
    2 additional battery covers
    Quick start guide


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