Nokia 500

Nokia 500

Nokia 500

Available Cover Colors

  • Azure Blue
  • Black
  • Cora
  • Purple
  • Khaki
  • Orange


  • Size: 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm
  • Weight (with battery): 93 gVolume: 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+, WMAThemes
    • 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
    • GSM up to 7 h
    • WCDMA (3G) up to 5 h
  • Talk-time (maximum):

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
  • Notes
  • Recorder
  • Calculator
  • Clock
  • 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