Nokia 6500 Slide Review
We’ve reviewed so many Nokia phones that it goes without saying that most of their mid- and high-end phones are responsive, do multimedia (pics, videos, music), and possess basic PIM functionality. The same applies with the Nokia 6500 Slide. So the real question is: is it worth the price?
Mid-Range But Beautiful
The 6500 Slide is decidedly mid-range sliding cell phone. While it has a 3.2 megapixel camera, FM radio, music player, and Bluetooth, there’s no Wi-Fi built-in. The phonebook supports up to 2000 entries, while our review unit came with a 256MB microSD.
Most of the casing is made up of “washed” stainless steel, which makes the phone very sturdy and somewhat resistant to scratching. As one of our staff said, the finish also makes the 6500 Slide look like an expensive gadget.
In terms of battery life, this phone lasts on average of two days of normal use—near the official estimate of Nokia. For some reason though it took us more than two hours to fully charge the 6500 Slide’s battery.
Casual buyers will probably notice this phone because of its 3.2 megapixel camera with flash. But it’s nothing special about it; like other Nokia phones, it takes decent pictures in good lighting, and ugly grainy ones at night (even with the flash on).
While the Nokia 6500 Slide enjoys the “standard” Nokia amenities (as mentioned at the beginning of this review), it also continues a disturbing trend. Like many other Nokia phones, this one uses a proprietary port to connect to a computer via USB. If you lose the data cable that comes bundled with the phone, you can buy a replacement only from Nokia—which is presumably more expensive than a standard USB cable.
What the Nokia 6500 Slide is All About
The real selling point of the 6500 Slide is its TV out capabilities. With a component cable, users can route whatever’s on the phone’s screen to a TV or even a projector. It’s practically same here as it was on the Nokia N82, which we used to show videos to an entire room.
So is it Worth the Price?
So, is the Nokia 6500 Slide worth its Standard Retail Price of P14,620? Well, if you must have TV out, then this phone is much more affordable than the N82. If not, there are other phones (like the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic Phone) which provide nearly the same functionality, for a lower price.
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