Nokia 6500 Classic Review: Slim Inside Out: 360-degree Spin, Design, Construction

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Sleek slim

If you thought Nokia and thin simply cannot go together, then it's about time you reconsidered. Nokia 6500 classic is as thin as 9.5mm, which just makes it the slimmest Nokia to date. There are very few handsets from the competition, that can beat it, as well. Well, the sole existence of Samsung U100 is enough to compel humility in any slim handset, but that's another story. Anyway, Nokia 6500 classic is truly adorable for its stunning design and slim body.

Nokia 6500 classic comes in two color versions - black and bronze - and both do the handset justice in our opinion. Both color versions see much better than Nokia 6300 but, as you know, there is nothing more subjective than taste, so everyone should judge for themselves. In any case, the almost completely smooth sides of the handset benefit the design tremendously. There are no controls, and even splits between panels are hardly noticeable. In terms of dimensions, besides the already mentioned inspiring 9.5 mm thickness, the Nokia 6500 measures 109.8 mm in height and 45 mm in width - both falling within the golden mean.

Examining the handset's body, one thing is strikingly noticeable: the absence of quite a few controls that we're used to seeing in mobile phones. But, one thing at a time, let's now start with the face of Nokia 6500 classic - the front panel. The earpiece is placed at the top, dead center, with the 2" display correct under it. The display itself is of praiseworthy quality but we'll come back to that later in our review. Let us now pay due respect to the keypad. A few things ought to be mentioned here. Beginning with the fine news, we have to say that the D-pad is among the best we have ever touched. Not so with the rest of the keypad though - the keys are far too tightly packed and may prove quite a trial for users with larger fingers.

Furthermore, the alphanumeric keys are utterly flat, with only a thin metal ridge marking the discontinue of each row. It doesn't do touch orientation any good, so typing without looking at the keypad is nearly impossible with this handset.




The D-pad is one of the most comfortable we've ever used, but the rest of the keypad is really hard to use

Examining the handset's body, one thing is strikingly noticeable: the absence of quite a few controls that we're used to seeing in mobile phones.

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